Chinese · Dim Sum · Restaurants

Great Taste Chinese Cuisine

My friend Amanda visited me from Vancouver. Now that she has a baby, where and how we eat out has changed. Bigly! I have to think about parking, baby-friendly washrooms, and avoiding restaurants with stairs. My buddy Office Dad recommended that we try a new dim sum joint in Huntington Hills called Great Taste. This place… Continue reading Great Taste Chinese Cuisine

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Bars/Lounges · Chinese · Happy Hour · Japanese · Korean · Restaurants · Special Occasion · Vietnamese

Foreign Concept – Birthday Dinner

My actual birthday was on a Thursday but my husband L had to work late that night. Instead, I had my coworkers come over and we feasted on delicious food and wined the night away. My office mate Patricia brought over three boxes of empanadas, cheese, chicken and beef from the Empanada Queen. These heavenly… Continue reading Foreign Concept – Birthday Dinner

Cheap Eats · Chinatown · Chinese · Comfort food

Tang’s Dynasty

Office Dad and I wanted something hot and soupy for lunch. He informed me that Tang's Dynasty has new owners and the lamb dishes are great value. Tang's serves up northern Chinese food, which is different from southern Chinese, the latter being the stuff I grew up on. Northern cuisine focuses on wheat noodles, dumplings, mutton and… Continue reading Tang’s Dynasty

Cheap Eats · Chinatown · Chinese · Indian

Shangri-La Palace Restaurant

Office Dad, Ms. Biz, Wendy and I met up for lunch at Shangri-La Palace Restaurant. Office Dad wanted to eat there as Asian Persuasion told us she really enjoyed the $13.99 all-you-can-eat buffet. Apparently, Shangri-La Palace has three chefs that specialized in Chinese, Indian and Malaysian food. I didn't have much interest in eating anything… Continue reading Shangri-La Palace Restaurant

Cheap Eats · Chinese · Comfort food · Vancouver/Richmond

Richmond -Tsim Chai Noodles

My family has frequented Tsim Chai Noodles since it opened. My brother Narc likes the fried wonton. You get about eight of these huge, juicy shrimp balls that stay crispy even when we order take-out.  My father Ludvig use to bring back sui kau for my younger brother Jacuzzi and I after he went out with his buddies. I wasn't… Continue reading Richmond -Tsim Chai Noodles