I had the opportunity to attend praise dance in the summer.
For this last occasion for me, I joined the group for dim sum after praise dance. This particular group always go out for dim sum after the praise dance to get to know one another better.
We went to Tin Tin Seafood Harbour Restaurant this time. The organizer had reserved two tables. This place was full house and we had to wait a few minutes as one of our table was not ready yet.
Tin Tin Seafood Harbour Restaurant does not charge for tea which is a good thing.
One of the lady took charge to order as the rest of the group were busy chatting. The above is Spicy XO Sauce Rice Noodle with Shrimp. This was really good.
We ordered three servings of the Eggplant with Shrimp Paste as one of the lady suggested not to cut them into smaller pieces. Continue reading
Ben and I went to Duffin’s donuts for a light lunch after church service on a Sunday.
Duffin’s donut is a Vancouver iconic restaurant serving donuts, sandwich and fritou chicken. The Chinese food section had closed though.
We did not have the fritou chicken this time as we just wanted something light.
There is a lot of options for sandwich. Customer orders and pays at the counter and wait for their number to be called to collect the food. Continue reading
Ben and I visited BT Cafe for dinner on a week day when we were in the neighborhood to run errands.
It’s been a long time since we came back to this restaurant. Even the banner has aged.
It was not too busy around 6:30PM. We noticed that the server knows the customers well from their conversation. They must be regulars and live the neighbuorhood.
Ben ordered his comfort dish; Egg Swirl Rice Noodle. This dish tasted right on the spot and the serving is quite big; enough for both of us to share. Continue reading
Ben and I was in downtown Vancouver for an appointment. We had parked our car in a free parking zone with 2 hours parking limit. We do not have enough time to eat in downtown as we had to make it back to our parking spot with only 30 minutes left.
So, Ben decided to drive to Chinatown and eat in the International Village foodcourt.
There are a Thai seat in restaurant and two Thai stalls in the foodcourt. Ben picked the WOW Thai Food in the foodcourt as we just want to share a dish since we are not too hungry.
We ordered the Phad Thai to try. We opted chicken for the meat and had the spicy version. There were generous amount of chicken meat in it. It had a hint of tanginess and the noodles are slightly moist. We enjoyed it.
Credit card is accepted here.
My family went out for dinner on a Sunday evening. When Ben asked what we would like to eat, everyone’s answer was “anything”. I’m sure Ben is frustrated with such answer as no one wants to take charge. Is this a common problem?
So, Ben had to decide again. He drove to Kingspark Steak House and we found a parking spot right in front of the restaurant. Perhaps, it was still early, just around 5PM. Parking has not been easy in this part of the strip mall.
Nanzaro ordered the XO Sauce Seafood Fried Rice. The serving was not as big as those we get from Enjoy Café 1+1.
I shared an order with Ben. We had the Seafood Chow Mien. This dish was rather disappointing. The sauce looked like glue. We will not order this dish again. The serving was also rather small. Continue reading
My family visited the RMD Oriental Rice Noodle on Akroyd Rd for dinner on Sunday evening.
This is a new restaurant that replaced the Tri-Ty Café.
The name of the restaurant literally says “Cross Bridge Rice Noodle”; just like the art work on the wall.
The above is how the ingredients of the dish being served; everything displayed in small saucers. The sliced meat in rectangle box is charged extra for $2.99. Both Nanzaro and Ben selected lamb for the extra meat.
Ben decided to have Bahn Mi for lunch after church service on a Sunday.
We went to Bahn Mi Saigon on Victoria Drive, Vancouver.
The place was very busy around 1PM. There is a few small tables in the restaurant but most people just take out and go. There is also fresh baguette for sale @ $2.75. Quite a few people bought the baguette while we were there.
There was an assembly line at the preparation counter. One person does the spreading of butter & pork liver pate, another fills the cold cut and other meat and the next person will fill with fresh cucumber slices, pickled carrots and white radish and cilantro and top with chili sauce. The last person will wrap the baguette.
My family went out for lunch on a Saturday afternoon except Nanzaro as he was at work.
We went to Tian Shi Fu on No. 3 Road which shares a space with Sharetea.
We were there before noon and the place was not too busy yet. However, it took a long time for the server to come to our table to take the order and we had to get the attention of the server to come to our table. On top of that, we were not even served any drink as other customers did get water.
Ben ordered a Wuhan Noodle from the appetizer section to start with. It is similar to the noodle we tried at Chu Resto in Aberdeen Foodcourt. The serving was quite big even though the bowl does not look big. It was packed with noodles. The sauce was slightly spicy with sesame paste. We like it. Continue reading
When in Burnaby, our favourite place to eat out is Crystal Mall. The food court has many stalls that we like; e.g. Ipoh Beansprouts, Bubble Waffle Café, Chao Shou Wang, etc.
On this trip, we discovered a new stall, Chef Rong Noodle House. The noodle stall shared the space with a lady who sells Chinese style wrap.
Ben and I ordered two items to share. The above is called Zunyi Tofu Pudding Noodle.
We find that the addition of the tofu pudding was not necessary. Continue reading
Ben and I were doing groceries shopping in Lansdowne Mall at the Langley Farm Market. We stopped by the food court to grab a bite.
We decided to try the Bahn Mi from Villa Vietnamese.
It’s just $4.99 with a free Iced Lemon Tea. Continue reading