Monday, February 13, 2017

Mr. Red Cafe

Whether it's on Hastings Street or on West Broadway, Mr. Red Cafe, a restaurant that has been on Buddha Boy's to-eat list for buddha-knows how long, is not really in our neighborhood nor in an area where we would visit often.  We've driven by its Hastings location numerous times but those visits were either for Yan's Bakery or for Gourmet Warehouse.

But, one day, I dragged BabyE along to its Hastings outlet for lunch just so I could satisfy my husband's wish...

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Epic Grill Silogs

It's the holiday season, which means we'll be spending a lot of time on the road shopping and playing the role of Santa.  After my late morning appointment with the Chinese herbalist, Buddha Boy and I, along with BabyE, battled the traffic through Queensborough and made our way to...umm...Epic Grill Silogs?

Weeks ago, there was a post on its FB page informing a temporary closure while the restaurant undergoes a change of ownership.  The post stated that the restaurant would either be back in action on December 15th or until further notice.  As promised, it returned on December 15th.
(Note: The post regarding temporary closure has been deleted by its page admin.) 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Park Crest Diner

Buddha Boy had a plan.  He planned to walk across the street to McD's after dropping off his car for service.  He planned to have a Big Breakfast with an extra order of sausage patty.

Of course, when you involved the wife and the kid, the plan never went as planned.

Since he asked, BabyE and I agreed to join him for breakfast, but not at McD's.  I drove my little cherry tomato (as my brother calls my little red car) and picked up Buddha Boy from the dealership before heading over to Park Crest Diner in the Parkcrest Shopping Centre on Broadway in Burnaby, just one block northeast of Lougheed Highway at Holdom Avenue.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The One Restaurant 美味關係

After a heartbreaking experience at Ali Shan Restaurant 阿里山品味餐廳, I needed something to overcome the heartache.  Something that better resembled the classic "railroad bento 鐵路便當".

After a quick search of local Taiwanese joints, I settled with The One Restaurant 美味關係.  Okay, I admit, I was a bit skeptical about coming here.  You see, our last visit (which was our first) in 2010 was not very pleasant.  While a few dishes were somewhat decent, the horrendous service made the whole experience miserable.

Now, six years later, before walking into the restaurant, I have told myself to stay calm.  Yes, Buddha Girl, stay calm.  Things could have improved since 2010.  And if not, just sing, "Let it go, let it go..."

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ali Shan Restaurant 阿里山品味餐廳

Since Buddha Boy had to work OT, BabyE and I were on our own for lunch.  After visiting DadT, we went for a stroll at Crystal Mall attempting to grab something quick and easy in the food court.  Well, that did not happen.  The food court was packed and I struggled to obtain a table.  It's not as easy with a baby in carriage.

On my way out, Ali Shan Restaurant 阿里山品味餐廳 caught my attention since it was pretty empty.  Buddha Boy and I have not returned since our visit in 2011, so why not try it again?  After all, things could have improved in the past five years...right?