MINI STICKY RICE WRAPPED IN BANANA LEAVES “Joong/Zongzi”

Toisan Pork and Chinese Sausage Joong (Zongzi) My kids are carb-addicts. I have always loved joong (sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leaves) from New Town Bakery because the fillings most closely approximate the ones I grew up with made by my Poh Poh.  Unfortunately, when she passed away when I […]

FLO TEA ROOM, MARPOLE

Short Ribs and Prawns.  Served with a Mushroom Sauce on the side. The veggies were an extra add-on.  The prawns were grilled just perfectly in the shells.  The short ribs were good and seasoned perfectly.  Good portions.   Good value. Rating:  5/6 The AAA Prime Rib was Medium Rare, as requested. […]

BBQ DUCK 24/7! No. 9 Restaurant, Richmond

This big ol’ bowl of BBQ Duck on Rice is the only reason I go to No. 9 Restaurant, located in Lansdowne Mall, Richmond. The restaurant in open 24 hours, every day of the week.  I know that if I ever have a craving for BBQ Duck, that I could […]

HOSHI SUSHI, KITSILANO

Spicy Tuna Sashimi            Rating:  5/6 California Roll, Negitoro Roll, Crab Cake nigiri                        Rating: 5/6 Gyoza.  Not so tasty.  Pasty filling.            3/6  Golden Dragon Roll.  California Roll topped with Tempura Yam.  Yum  6/6 Here’s the pic showing the whole order of the Specialty Dragon Roll. Chicken Karaage.  Wings (there were two […]

BANANA LEAF, W. BROADWAY

Fresh Coconut Juice! I knew the kids wouldn’t like it, but we ordered it anyway because Bebe wanted to try it.   I ended up drinking most of it.  Coconut juice is in fact coconut water and not coconut milk and doesn’t taste anything like coconut milk.  It was fun to […]

GOOD CHOICE FOR DIM SUM

Spicy Pan Fried Radish Cake.  Having had a great dining experience the last time we ate at Good Choice, we gave it a go for Dim Sum today. The pan fried radish cake had just the right amount of heat.  It had fresh chilies, fresh bean sprouts and the cubes […]

KYUNG BOK PALACE

The Combo’s always the best deal if you ask me! Seafood Noodle Soup. Plenty of seafood in here: mussels, prawns and squid.  I thought it a tad on the fishy side though the girls seemed okay with it.  The noodles are supposed to be hand-made.   They do have some bounce.  […]

DREAM SUSHI

Toro Rose.3 pieces of toro sashimi wound together to create a rose.   It was so pretty and lovely to eat.  I scarfed it down pretty quickly without offering any to Stomach.  Rating:  6/6 Assorted Sushi Combo. The combo is a pretty good deal at $7.50.  Rating:  4.5/6 Spinach Gomae.  A […]

MARULILU CAFE

Iced White Chocolate Matcha Latte.What a gorgeous drink! It was cool, creamy and refreshing on a hot summer day.  I liked the soft sweet white chocolate flavour combined with the slightly astringent and grassy matcha.  Yum! Mango Smoothie.  Icy and frothy with mango flavour.  The kiddies loved this one and […]

LATE NIGHT NOSHING AT THE RICHMOND SUMMER NIGHT MARKET

Spicy Grilled Squid Tentacles When you arrive at the Richmond Night Market at dusk, vendors are busily readying for the rush.  It doesn’t seem to matter how many years pass by between visits to the night market.  The vendors don’t seem to be selling anything really that different.  There were […]

Venice Garden Seafood Restaurant

Fish Head Hot PotAfter a visit to the PNE, we cruised the neighbourhood for dinner.  Venice Garden Seafood is located in a plaza shared with T and T Supermarket and it there was plenty of parking in the lot. It’s been a while since we’ve eaten in the area and […]