Hong Kong: Macau Restaurant

  The nice thing about tea restaurants – or cha chaan ten – in Hong Kong is that they are basically open all day. They can serve you your breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and something to satisfy your midnight munchies. Even though this location of Macau Restaurant is in a touristy area, it nevertheless serves a more-or-less authentic, everyman (and everywoman) Hong-Kong-style breakfast.  I could’ve gone to a whole host of other cha chaan tengs, but I chose this one because it at least differentiated itself by serving well-known Macanese food items along with typical HK-tea-restaurant fare. I’ve been … Continue reading Hong Kong: Macau Restaurant

When In Doubt…Choose The Casual and Inexpensive Option

Michigan Noodle Shop – Our original plan was to first take the kids to the Disney video-game themed animated/CGI feature at Silvercity Riverport in Richmond and then drive over to Big Chef for our dinner after we were done watching the movie. But when we arrived at the plaza where Big Chef was located after the movie, we were greeted unexpectly by the restaurant’s sign; it seemed to indicate that it was a hot pot focused restaurant instead of one that specialized in traditional Chinese/Cantonese meals. There were also hardly any diners in the restaurant.  An empty hot pot restaurant … Continue reading When In Doubt…Choose The Casual and Inexpensive Option

It Served Me Tasty Food…Like A Boss

The Boss Restaurant- My wife and I were not in the mood to drive around looking for places to eat after taking the kids to the movies at metrotown, so we decided to have dinner right at the mall. For a mall as big as metrotown (…I know, it’s called Metropolis at Metrotown),  there are surprisingly few restaurants. The only choices are the two AYCE Japanese places, the ramen extension of one of the AYCE Japanese place, Fortune House, McDees, the food court, stone grill, and The Boss. We didn’t feel like stuffing ourselves silly with supbar Japanese food, so … Continue reading It Served Me Tasty Food…Like A Boss

When MSG is good, Star Anise is On Chicken Skin, and Memories of Horse Manure Suddenly Appear

Congee Noodle House – Being a parent of two young children, I’ve learned to always make plans contingent upon the unexpected. My original plan today was to first drive a family friend to the airport in the morning, run some errands in Richmond, and then to have lunch with my wife and mother-in-law at a dim sum place we haven’t been before in Richmond. But both my son and daughter woke up with a fever today, meaning that they would both have to stay home from school. This in turn meant that we would have to get takeout for lunch … Continue reading When MSG is good, Star Anise is On Chicken Skin, and Memories of Horse Manure Suddenly Appear