Silver Tower Cafe on Alexandra Road, Richmond

My family has not been to Silver Tower Cafe for dinner for a while, simply because finding a parking in this strip mall is quite slim.

We were lucky this particular weekend as we found one right in front of the restaurant when we arrived just after 5PM.

One of the most likable feature of Hong Kong cafe is the free drink that comes with your meal. I had a hot almond drink while Ben and Nanzaro had a cold chocolate drink and iced lemon tea respectively. Silver Tower does not charge extra for cold drink, a plus point.

Nanzaro ordered the Duck Meat with Preserved Vegetable Fried Rice. The serving is big. Continue reading

John 3:16 on No. 3 Road, Richmond

John 3:16 Malaysian Delight finally reopened on No. 3 Road, across the City Hall.

We had been anticipating the opening date since the sign put was last year. It has been a long wait.

The verse John 3:16 fills a wall of the restaurant.

Nanzaro was the first in the family to eat in the restaurant, taking advantage of 10% discount of the first few days of opening. He ordered the Beef Rendang which came with rice. The food was good. The only complaint was the wait was long, about 40 minutes for the food to arrive. Understandably, this place is new and there will be some teething problems. Moreover, this new place is much more bigger than the previous place on Anderson Road.

On a next occasion, Nanzaro tried the Sambal Fish. This time, the food arrived in about 10 minutes, which is reasonable.

It was not spicy according to Nanzaro as he can eat very spicy food. When I asked him which dish he prefers, he said he likes the rendang better.

Both meals were about CAD15+ each, including tax and tips. Credit card is accepted.

Szechuan Delicious on No. 3 Road, Richmond

When we go out as a family of four to Szechuan Delicous, we usually order the Combo for four. However, this time, there were only three of us, so we went for the a la carte.

We had the Slice Lamb with Green Onion for $13.95. I prefer this over the Cumin Lamb which has green sweet peppers.

We ordered the favorite vegetable of Arkensen which is Green Bean in Szechuan Sauce.

Ben ordered the Chicken with Hot Sauce (also known as Saliva Chicken). The serving looked big for an appetizer as it came in a big bowl.

Well, as we got the the bottom layer, it was lined with bean sprout. Nevertheless, the sauce was great with steamed rice.

Szechuan Delicious accepts cash only. We had some leftover to bring home. We just cant eat that much anymore.

Szechuan Delicious Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Prata Man on Capstan Way, Richmond

Ben and I went to Prata-Man for lunch on a Sunday afternoon after church service.

We arrived around 1PM and the restaurant was full. But we did not have to wait long for a table.

The menu seems to have been simplified compared to our previous visit here. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

Ben ordered the Hainanese Chicken Rice. He originally wanted to order the Mee Goreng but when he saw the dish from a neighboring table, he changed his mine. The chicken was served boneless.

Ben enjoyed the oily rice which came with his Hainanese chicken. Continue reading

Kowloon Bay BBQ House on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

Ben went to look out for another BBQ place. The Parker Place BBQ is always busy with a long line.

He decided to try out the roast pork from Kowloon Bay BBQ House which is located in the same strip mall as N-Joy Cafe.

Ben loves it. The roast pork here is made from just the pork belly. This is similar to the HK BBQ Master style. I like that the chef (the person who chop up the roast pork) made the effort to arrange the meat nicely. Although the roast pork is from the belly, it is not too fatty. Ben has a new favorite now.

If I remembered correctly. one pound of roast pork is CAD11.

You can eat in too.

The above are some of the options.

Kowloon Bay BBQ House accepts cash only.

Kowloon Bay BBQ House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Praise Dance Dinner at Mui Garden Restaurant, Richmond

I attended a dinner organized by several of the praise dance groups at the Mui Garden Restaurant on Minoru Boulevard, Richmond.

The dinner was scheduled at 7:15PM. I got a ride from Maria along with two other members. We arrived five minutes before 7:00PM and the parking lot (including the roof parking) was full. We had no choice but to park our car at Richmond Center and take a walk through the shopping mall.

Since we had 40 over people, we were seated at the private room at the back.

Condiments on table include ginger and green onion sauce and chili sauce for their signature Hainanese Chicken dish.  There is also some peanuts for snacking.

Carol shared with us some pickled dried plum that she brought back from Taiwan.

One of the organizer, Perry (not sure of the spelling), brought dried chrysanthemum for everyone to have our own chrysanthemum flavoured water. She is health conscious and considerate as she does not want us to have trouble sleeping from drinking Chinese tea at night. Continue reading

Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine on River Road, Richmond

The praise dance group at the Richmond United Church wound down for the year last week. I joined them for lunch for this occasion to celebrate the end of the session.

Our group occupied 3 tables as we had over 30 people. We were seated in the private room.

The good thing about this restaurant is that tea is free of charge as we had the VIP card.

Deep fried peanuts to nibble as we settled down at the table.  We also got several saucers of the XO sauce.

Vicky ordered for our table as she is a regular to dim sum restaurants. We had two orders of the Steamed Truffle Shui Mai.

The above is one of the signature dish here, i.e. Truffle, Ginger and Kai Lan Egg White Fried Rice. Continue reading

Royal Seafood Restaurant in Garden City Shopping Centre, Richmond

The praise dance at Richmond Chinese Alliance Church had the last session of praise dance last Friday. It will resume in February 2018.

All the participants were presented with a token of appreciation. It is a Christmas card made of a photo of the group.

We usually have some snacks after the practice, sponsored by the church.

For this meeting, Jessica, one of the participant made some Steamed Rice Cake with Red Bean (“Poot Jei Gou”) for the group. It is very kind of her. If you are interested on how to make it, chowtimes has the recipe here.

After snack, we continued with a review practice which is held at the last session of the month. The group (some of us) then adjourned to their regular dim sum restaurant, Royal Seafood Restaurant for lunch.

Thomas was in charged of the ordering. The above is the Free Range Chicken in Mustard Sauce. Beware that sometimes the mustard sauce can gives you a sting up the nose if you hit a piece with a good dose of it. Continue reading

Sanbo Restaurant on No.3 Road, Richmond

Ben and I attended the Remembrance Day Service in Richmond.

The service took place at the Cenotaph right in front of the City Hall.

After the service, Ben and I walked over to Sanbo Restaurant for lunch. Since it was still early for lunch hour, we had no problem getting a table. This place is usually busy at peak lunch or dinner hour.

We had hot Hong Kong style coffee and milk tea which came with our meal.

Ben ordered the Beef Tripe Lo Mien but he got the Hainanese Chicken Lo Mien. We thought the server made a mistake and we just did not bother to ask and just accept the food as we were not fussy people. Continue reading