Saturday, October 1, 2016

McKim Wonton Mein Saga 雲吞麵世家

In the past, we used to be able to just drop and go anywhere, anytime.  That all changed when BabyE became a lifetime member of FOOD FOR BUDDHA.  Nowadays, it takes an extra twenty to thirty minutes just to attempt to leave the house.  Yes, attempt is the keyword.

Late-night eating has also changed a lot for us.  You see, her highness, BabyE, somehow turns into a pumpkin (an adorable one, of course) by about 11pm every night and demands her beauty sleep.  To accommodate her call, we must limit ourselves from dining out late, especially if the restaurant is too far away from home (i.e. Richmond).

Lately, we've been on the hunt for late-night hubs around our neighborhood and McKim Wonton Mein Saga 雲吞麵世家 came into the picture.  I recall that we visited this restaurant years ago (never blogged about it though) and left with disappointing tummies.  Years later, after hearing about their late-night menu, Buddha Boy and I thought it's time for another try.

Uncle Ming's Kitchen 亞洲小廚

We had two hours to kill after we dropped off our truck for service in the morning.  Buddha Boy and I, along with BabyE, took a stroll around Superstore before heading for lunch at Uncle Ming's Kitchen 亞洲小廚 on the northwest corner of Main Street and Marine Drive in Vancouver.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Wang's Shanghai Cuisine 上海点心店

Since the night before, we have already decided where to go for lunch after BabyE's haircut.  Our previous visit to Wang's Shanghai Cuisine 上海点心店 was quite enjoyable and we wanted to return to try a few more items on the menu.
(Click here for the blog post of our previous visit.)

We arrived approximately twenty-minutes after the restaurant opened at 11am and the place was packed.  Luckily, with a baby in the group, we didn't have to wait long and got the most ideal corner table that could accommodate a car seat comfortably.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Chez Buddha - Sashimi Night

Months ago, Mr. Skipper showered us with some sashimi-grade otoro of Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) and the eyes of Bigeye Tuna (Thunnus obesus).  But, because I had a bun in the oven, I was unable to eat anything raw.  After months of waiting (and whining), the bun was finally out of the oven and I am now ready for some quality sashimi.

This time, Mr. Skipper came to Vancouver for business on a very short notice.  And, as always, he brought us lots of goodies.  Since Mr. Skipper was in town, it made sense to invite him over for dinner so he could prep and serve the sashimi for us.  Yes, our "invited" guest had to do the work...

We also asked MomJ and her friend, AuntieBo, to join us for dinner so we could cut up more maguro loins.

Garlic & Chili Restaurant 蓬萊川魯菜館

Located in a strip mall hidden one block northeast of Lougheed Highway at Holdom Avenue, Garlic & Chili Restaurant 蓬萊川魯菜館 is a ma-and-pa shop that serves homey Chinese dishes that will satisfy your simple cravings.

Since I work nearby (less than a two-minute drive), I was a bit shocked that this place never made an appearance on our blog.  I apologized.