Apna Chaat House on 120th St., Surrey

On a Friday evening, Ben brought me to Apna Chaat House for dinner.

Apna Chaat House serves Indian Street Food in a restaurant setting.

One of the wall serves as a huge menu.

Another wall is decorated with a huge mural about Indian street food.

There are also Indian style Chinese food.

Ben ordered the Pav Bhaji; it’s a thick vegetable curry served with two soft bread rolls. There were a lot of onions in the sauce. Continue reading

Szechuan Delicious on No. 3 Road, Richmond Closing Soon

Our family had been trying to come to this restaurant more often once we learned that the current location will be closed in July due to redevelopment. We really hope they will find a new home.

When we come as a family of four, we always get the combo for 4 for CAD52. We like it because for that we get two appetizers and choose four main dishes. You cant beat that for value because Szechuan cuisine is generally more expensive than other Chinese cuisine. We sure are going to miss this place when it closes soon.

The free appetizers are Spicy Pig Ears and Mung Bean Noodle in a tangy and spicy sauce. Ben likes the sauce so much that sometime we bring our own container to take the leftover sauce home as we dare not ask the server to pack the sauce to go.

There are three choices for the fish dish; Water Boiled Fish, Fish with Tofu (that’s our choice this time) and Fish with Preserved Vegetable. Ben commented that the fish is good, just wonder what fish is it. Continue reading

Nabegugyo Hot Pot Cuisine on Cambie St., Vancouver

Ben and I finally get to try the ramen hot pot from Nabegugyo Hot Pot Cuisine on Cambie St. on a Friday evening.

We had wanted to check this place out for several times but just did not make it.

There is a communal long U shape table and several 2 and 4 seater tables. We were seated at the communal table. It reminds me of a hot pot place named Xiabu Xiabu that Ben and I like to go to when we were in Beijing. I did not blog about it because no photography is allowed in Xiabu Xiabu.

We were served an appetizer of sea weed salad before our food arrive.

Ben ordered the Sukiyaki Hot Pot with pork but they gave him pork instead. It came with a bowl of steam rice and … Continue reading

Birthday Celebration at Tandoori Flame in Delta

The June birthday boy wanted to celebrate his birthday at Tandoori Flame, the new Indian Buffet in Delta. I was not so eager for any all you can eat as I always ended up regretting it.

We called up to check if they accept reservation. Unfortunately, no. So, we arrived about 5 minutes before the dinner opening time at 5:00PM and there was a line already.

We waited for at least 30 minutes before we got to the reception desk just next to the bar.

One of the server briefly showed us the buffet area and brought us to our table at the covered patio. The server returned to check with Ben if we wanted to order some cocktail or juice while the rest of us were lining up to get our food, she was definitely not happy when Ben said no.

The above is from the appetizer section.

The most interesting item is the puri where you crack the top of the fried bread and stuffed it with some savory accompaniments and some sour and spicy sauces. Continue reading

Hainan Kitchen on Blundell Road, Richmond

It’s only Arkensen and us went our for dinner that Saturday as Nanzaro went out for dinner with his friends.

We did not want to go too far, so we went to the Garden City Shopping Centre. Arkensen picked the Hainan Kitchen for dinner.

Hainan Kitchen is kind of like an Asian fast food place. Customer order and pays at the counter and when the food is ready, you pick it up from the counter. The operation is like a food court but this is an individual stall with it’s own seating area.

The menu is simple; just a few items. Arkensen ordered their signature dish, Hainan Chicken Rice. Arkensen likes this especially when the chicken is deboned. It came with three types of sauces; chili sauce, ginger onion sauce and a green onion pesto. Continue reading

Mambo Cafe in Aberdeen Foodcourt, Richmond

Ben and I had our casual walk on a Saturday morning. We parked our car in Lansdowne Mall, window shopping in the mall for a while and then exit the mall and walked under the Canada Line for shades purpose.

By the time we reached Aberdeen Mall, it was lunch time. We decided to have lunch at the Aberdeen food court. Lately, it’s hard for us to eat out as we cannot eat as much anymore. If it’s just the two of us, we cannot eat in a restaurant as ordering two items will be too much for us. Unless, we have to order something that we can bring the leftover home. Our most convenient destination is food court as we can get one item to share, especially when we plan to go out for dinner with our boys and we do not want to bring home any leftover food.

We ended up ordering an eggplant stir-fried with chicken ball from Mambo. The wait time was long, 20 minutes. The food was good; piping hot and the sauce went well with the steam rice. It was enough for both of us.

The meal came with a free drink. Ben wanted iced milk tea which has an extra charge of $1.00 for cold drink. Our meal, came to $10.75. Mambo accepts cash only.

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Typhoon BBT on Cambie Road, Richmond

On a Friday evening, Ben got a text from Arkensen after picking me up from work that his bus was way late for its regular schedule. So, we had to change our plan of eating out in Vancouver and went back to Richmond to pick Arkensen up.

After picking Arkensen up, we decided to go to Typhoon BBT for dinner since we were near that neighbourhood.

The restaurant was not too busy when we arrived around 6:30PM.

Arkensen ordered the Beef Shank and Tendons Noodle Soup. Continue reading

Daddy’s Grill on No. 5 Road, Richmond

Ben and I went to Daddy’s Grill on No. 5 Road after Sunday church service.

We arrived just a few minutes before 1PM and the restaurant had just opened for business for the day.

We were one of the first customers of the day but the place quickly filled up. Customer places order and pay at the counter and then find their own seat.

We ordered a couple items to share. The first item is Cholo Vaziri; a combination of two skewers of meat served with basmati rice, grilled tomato, house salad and tzatziki. Continue reading

Food Court in River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond

Ben and I went to check out the Food Court in River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond on a Friday evening after he picked me up from work. There is a Chinese restaurant, a burger place, a pizza and sandwich place and lastly a noodle stall.

We opted for the Chopsticks Noodlehouse.

We ordered the BBQ Duck Noodle Soup. We were surprised that they gave us the duck leg because we did not order the duck leg option which has an extra charge of $1.99.

There are 3 noodle options, oil noodle, thick rice noodle and fresh egg noodle. We picked the fresh egg noodle which turned out slightly on the soft side. The BBQ duck noodle was good with a flavourful broth. If we return, we will certainly order it again.

Credit card is accepted here.

We parked on the side road next to Costco. When we got back to Costco, we had a supplement of Costco fries to supplement our dinner.

Danny’s Screamer Era Ends Today

Danny’s Market which is located on Garden City Road and Francis Road is a popular convenience store for the nearby McRobert’s High School students. Teachers sometimes brought the students to the convenience store for a cold treat on hot spring days.

It is a sad day that the store is closing today, a loss for the neighbourhood.

Danny’s Market had won several Best Corner Store award from the annual Best of Richmond survey from Richmond News.

Danny’s Market is well known for its screamer, created by Abbas Danny Khataw in year 2000. Continue reading