Wednesday, April 27, 2016

BT Cafe 大拇指餐廳

After my early morning appointment at the clinic, I was hungry.  It was approximately 9:15am and I wanted some kind of Chinese breakfast, more specifically, some kind of HK-style breakfast.  Not wanting to go far, I wanted stop by a place along my way driving home.  After a quick search online, I ended up at the long forgotten BT Cafe 大拇指餐廳 located across from ICBC Claim Centre on Kingsway in Vancouver.

I visited this restaurant years ago when it first opened.  At that time, I quite enjoyed the mix & match fish soup noodles.  Weeks later, I dragged Buddha Boy there for dinner and, while nothing spectacular, we were satisfied.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Prata-Man Singapore Cuisine 百達門星洲美食

Years ago, after reading a post on 604 Munchies, we visited Prata-Man 百達門 on the day Buddha Boy returned from his boys-only golf trip.  I remember that we left the dive with satisfying tummies.  Now, years later, Buddha Boy and I thought to give this place another try.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken

We like Nando's, but after trying multiple outlets of their famous flame-grilled chicken, we would now only visit the location at Big Bend Crossing.  Why?  Because we have encountered quality differences between the outlets and the one in south Burnaby has yet to disappoint us.

Loving grilled meats (especially chicken), Buddha Boy was excited that Nando's competitor, Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken, has recently opened a location at Market Crossing, a shopping complex directly across from Big Bend Crossing on Marine Way near Byrne Road in Burnaby.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Wang's Shanghai Cuisine 上海点心店

Once upon a time, a lady (let's call her Original-Chen) opened Chen's 白玉蘭 on No.3 Road which later moved to Park Road in Richmond.  The Original-Chen then sold the business and opened the popular XLB stall in Crystal Mall.  Years later, she sold the food court business to successor #1 (forgot its name) and opened a restaurant where the current Good Eat Seafood Restaurant 惠食佳海鲜酒家 is in Richmond.  Then she gave up the restaurant location, went and bought back that same Crystal Mall stall and continued her XLB operation.  The cycle went on as Original-Chen sold the stall to successor #2 (Wang's) and opened its current Shanghai Morning Restaurant 小南國上海小吃 on Alexandra Road in Richmond.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Chez Buddha - Seafood Boil

In the winter seasons, hot pot gatherings seem to be the norm at Chez Buddha, but what about the summer seasons?  How about some seafood boil?

Years ago, we had a test run of crab pot with Colleen & Marv of 604 Munchies.  Last year, we huddled with Seto-San, MomJ and the Little Lee's for some clam bake.  This time, we gathered up the same gang from last year along with our friends visiting from Taiwan (Mr. & Mrs. Skipper) for some seafood boil.