Cantonese Cuisine

Sanbo Restaurant

March 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

This post is on 2 separate visits to Sanbo Restaurant. I first noticed this place while dropping off a tennis buddy at Brighouse station, thinking that I could use a nice [...]

Bubble Waffle Cafe, Royal Centre

January 6, 2016 // 1 Comment

I would have never thought this Create-Your-Own-Noodle-Soup joint would become such a force in the Downtown Vancouver lunch scene. Bubble Waffle Cafe, already quite popular [...]

New Asia, San Francisco

December 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Asia is my Uncle Tong’s favorite dim sum spot in Chinatown. He’s told me that he just loves how big the place is with such great air circulation and energy flow. [...]

Saigon Seafood Harbor

December 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

I find the name of the restaurant a little strange. The Chinese name seems to be based on Sai Kung in Hong Kong, a district that is famous for its seafood markets and [...]

Yin Du Wonton Noodle, San Francisco

December 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

My cousin Cecilia and her dad were debating where to take me and my mom for wonton noodle soup in Chinatown. I was curious to find out how this iconic Cantonese dish would [...]

Gourmet Village, Millbrae

December 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was our first night in San Francisco Bay Area, I could hardly wait to try some amazing food! Even before my flight took off, I reserved a table at a Michelin starred [...]

Fisherman’s Terrace

December 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

It is a Saturday night in December before the holidays, and it isn’t hard to imagine how busy the dinner service is at any established restaurant, with parties and [...]

Dim Sum at Sun Sui Wah

December 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was pretty surprised myself that I had not been to Sun Sui Wah’s Richmond location, although I was a frequent visitor to their Vancouver location when I was living in [...]

No. 9 Restaurant

November 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s been 18 years since I moved to Vancouver, No. 9 Restaurant is still sitting at the same spot in Lansdowne Mall. Being the only Chinese joint that opens 24 hours in [...]

Wing Kee

September 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sitting down at Wing Kee with mom, the place reminds me Master Hung BBQ, a popular neighbourhood Chinese restaurant that’s tucked away from the busy Richmond city centre. [...]

Master Hung BBQ Restaurant 

August 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

Mr and Mrs Chen picked Master Hung BBQ Restaurant for our dinner gathering before they would go back to China. I had only ordered take-out from this place once and was not [...]

Dim Sum at The Roc Seafood

July 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was looking for a place for dim sum gathering with Mom and her old neighbors Mr. and Mrs. Chen, who were visiting from China. I felt like exploring East Van again, and [...]

Congee Noodle House 粥麵館

May 30, 2015 // 1 Comment

I used to eat here at Congee Noodle House quite often when I lived in the neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant. Years later I have found the quality of food here remains the same, [...]

Cantonese Cuisine in Guangzhou

May 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

炳勝品味 Bing Sheng Restaurant ZhuJiangXinCheng XianCun Road 2, ShouFu Mansion 1-4 Floor, Guangzhou, China Bing Sheng is supposed to be representing the Fine Dining [...]

Mui Garden Richmond

March 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

We had to cancel badminton 2 weeks in a row because of the spring travel plans of a few buddies, therefore I was glad to be on the court playing again – it was the much [...]

Chinese New Year Lunch at Empire Seafood

February 21, 2015 // 2 Comments

I did try to warn the French ladies Jenny and Justine about the idea of doing lunch the first Saturday after Chinese New Year – it is no doubt, the busiest day of the [...]

Neptune Wonton Noodle

February 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Neptune Wonton Noodle, along with its much bigger sister restaurant Neptune Seafood right next next door, has been around for a long time. The business concept has been [...]

HK BBQ Master

February 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

I had the day off and i was hungry for a quick late lunch. I decided to give HK BBQ Master another try for the sake of all the good reviews, hoping to prove that my previous [...]

A Double Double Night

January 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

No we were not going to drink watered-down coffee with double cream and double sugar all night long! We decided on visiting Double Double, one of my homey Canto joints in [...]

Lobster Special at Always Seafood

December 24, 2014 // 4 Comments

The lobster value dinner is definitely a steal here – one 2-pound lobster, 3 authentic Cantonese dishes from their dinner menu with enormous portions, plus Chinese soup [...]

Kwong Chow Congee Noodle House

December 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

All 3 dishes we ordered at Kwong Chow Congee Noodle House were nearly flawless. Besides the familiar flavours of garlic, ginger and green onion from howtown, they totally [...]

Dim Sum at Tin Tin Seafood Harbour

November 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

I had come here several times for dim sum and always thought there were pretty decent. But this time, the experience at Tin Tin was terrible. We booked a table for 2 at [...]

Hou Lok Chinese Restaurant

November 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

At Hou Lok, this small Chinese joint close to President’s Plaza, they have this unbeatable ‘Da Lang’ menu, on which all dishes are $5 each. ‘Da [...]

Double Double Restaurant

October 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

This place rocks my heart as they serve mostly very traditional Cantonese dishes. Those dishes are truly authentic, to a degree that I’m not sure if everyone could [...]

Dim Sum at Tak Heng Hot Pot

September 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

My mom could be a pretty picky diner herself. So I was curious why she insisted taking me to Tak Heng Hot Pot for dim sum. When the food arrived, I was amazed how HUGE the [...]
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