Szechuan House at Aberdeen Foodcourt, Richmond

Ben wanted something light for dinner. So, we went to the Aberdeen foodcourt on a Tuesday evening.

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Apparently, Aberdeen closes early on Sunday (5:00pm), Monday to Wednesday (6:00pm). But according to the Zomato site, Szechuan House opens till 7pm from Sunday to Wednesday).

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We were there half an hour before the closing time. Ben ordered the Saliva Chicken from Szechuan House. It took a while for the food to be ready even though this is a cold dish. Rice is optional, only if you want it. Of course, Ben must have rice to enjoy with the delicious spicy sauce. The sauce here has a light sweetness in it which makes it tastes really good.

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As for the chicken, they were quite bony. This dish is $10.

Szechuan House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Kingspark Good Food in Crystal Mall Foodcourt, Burnaby

It’s difficult to find a place for breakfast early morning. Ben and I were to Metrotown on a weekend for our morning walk. Ben managed to find an entrance to the Crystal Mall before 9:00AM. The entrance to the market area is opened earlier than 9:00AM while other entrances will not be opened until 9:00AM.

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We had breakfast at the Crystal Mall foodcourt. Only a few stalls were opened at this early hour. We went to one of the Hong Kong style place.

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Ben ordered the noodle with luncheon meat and fried egg.  Continue reading

Chao Shou Wang in Crystal Mall Foodcourt

Ben and I went to Crystal Mall for an early lunch after a long walk in Central Park.

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The Crystal Mall Foodcourt is a really busy place at lunch time. It’s a good thing that we were there early. Ben recommended me to try food from Chao Shou Wang because he found a noodle that resembles something he really enjoy during his stay in Beijing.

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The House Hot Noodle is a dry mix noodle with Sichuan seasoning. We like the peanuts which add a crunchy texture to the noodle. It was quite spicy even though we just ask for medium spicy.

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Ben wanted the Wonton with Chicken Giblets as he thought it is the Wonton in Spicy Sauce (Chao Shou wonton). He was also enticed by the chicken giblets in it. Apparently, this  came in a broth. It came with a generous amount of wonton in it. Like the above, medium spicy was quite spicy. This is $8.75.

With all the above spicy food, just beware that there will be some pain with plumbing issue the next day.

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To cool down the heat, we shared a Durian Tapioca Icy from Cherry Tea Icy Bar. It is $6.00. There were some durian flesh topping the icy.

Chao Shou Wang Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

R&H Chinese Food in Lansdowne Foodcourt, Richmond

Nanzaro and I went to Lansdowne Foodcourt for lunch after running some errands.

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I went to the R&H Chinese Food stall while Nanzaro opted for the Bubble Waffle Cafe.

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When I was there, a lady was making Siao Loong Bao at the counter.

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I ordered the Pan Fried Bun. It came in four for $6.99 before tax. Continue reading

Gee! Taste Good in Pacific Plaza Foodcourt, Richmond

I went to the Pacific Plaza food court with a friend for lunch.

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I was craving for some ‘kueh’ (Malay dessert) and Gee! Taste Good is just the place for it.

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The layer cake (kueh lapis) is $1 per piece. I know how tedious the recipe is and it’s not feasible for me to make a whole tray as the rest of my family does not like dessert that much. So, $1 per piece is just right for me.

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I also bought another piece of kueh which is cassava cake topped with coconut, also $1 per piece. The cassava layer is not as fibrous as I have in mind. I think it is made with cassava flour and not with grated cassava. Anyhow, the kueh is good, not too sweet and with a slight chewiness and a hint of saltiness. Continue reading

Bubble Waffle Cafe in Lansdowne Foodcourt

When it rains, Ben and I will walk in the mall. Rain will not deter us from our daily goal of walking 10,000 steps.

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On one of the day that we were walking in the Lansdowne mall, Ben tempted me to have lunch at the Bubble Waffle Cafe. Since it’s still early, there is no wait. If you come at peak lunch hour, there is usually a line. This is one of the busiest stall in the Lansdowne foodcourt.

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We decided to share just a meal. We had the Hainanese Chicken Laksa. The color was good and the broth was flavourful. The best is that the Hainanese chicken is boneless. Continue reading

Ming Fong Fast Food in Chinatown Plaza, Vancouver

This was a snack before Lorna and I went for a dinner at Floata Seafood Restaurant a while ago.

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Lorna did not have time to go for lunch and she was really hungry. So, we went to the food court in Chinatown Plaza to look for some snack.

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Only two stalls were still opened at that time on a Sunday.

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Lorna ordered a Fish Ball Rice Noodle Soup. I tried one of the fish ball and it was quite bouncy.

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She also got some Deep Fried Vegetable Springrolls to share with me. The shell was very crunchy and hot. They were made to order.

Ming Fong Fast Food Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wonder Milk Tea in Empire Center, Richmond

Ben and I went out for breakfast and groceries shopping on a Saturday morning. We had a picnic to go to in the late afternoon. One of the request for the picnic was roast pork from Parker Place.

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After buying the roast pork, we tried to look for a table at Parker Place food court for breakfast. We could not find a table as the food court was full. So, our plan B is to check out KD Restaurant, the relatively new HongKong style restaurant in the same mall. Unfortunately, there was already people waiting for tables outside the restaurant. Our plan C was to walk over to Lido for breakfast. Another 30 minutes for Lido. Our last resort was to walk over to Empire food court.

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Since it’s still early, there were not many stalls that were open. We settled with Wonderful Milk Tea which was open at that time. It’s a Hongkong style stall.

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We shared a garlic scallop and shrimp fried rice. It was very fragrant with garlic aroma. Serving was quite big too.

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Ben had ice milk tea while I had hot milk tea. The tea flavour was strong. I like the size of the hot milk tea here as it was bigger than other Hongkong style restaurants where hot drink is served in a small cup. The meal came to below $12.

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Shine Valley Lamb Soup at Yaohan Food Court, Richmond

Nanzaro and I went to Yaohan Food Court for lunch on a Sunday late morning. We went there early because parking is difficult in this parking lot.

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Look what I found, a new stall specializing in lamb soup,🙂.

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I ordered a small Lamb Noodle Soup to try. I can detect the lamb flavour in the broth but not very strong.

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The chili was quite fragrant and I just spiced up the noodles with it. Continue reading

Bubble Cafe Waffle and Bubble World on Kingsway

On a lovely Saturday morning, Ben and I wanted to go for a walk in Central Park. Before the walk, we decided to grab a light breakfast in Crystal Mall food court.

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We decided to share a bowl of noodle from Bubble Waffle Cafe. There were not many stalls that open that early.

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We had a Spicy Minced Pork Mixed Noodle. It was on the salty side but we like the numbing spiciness of it.

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I also ordered a plain bubble waffle to snack on. It was crispy on the outside and lightly chewy inside. The bill came to $8.50.

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