Dragon Group Seafood Restaurant

Dragon Group Seafood Restaurant has taken over the spot where South Ocean used to be. I remember I used to go to South Ocean quite a bit when I was younger. The restaurant has been re-decorated to give it a more high end feel.

Dragon Group Seafood Restaurant

First off, we had the Pan Fried Rice Rolls. We found the portion to be smaller in comparison with some other restaurants but the taste and texture was good. Continue reading →

Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine

Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine is a fairly new Shanghainese restaurant in Richmond. Located on Browngate road behind Aberdeen, it’s convenient to get to if you take public transit. They also have a parking lot beside the restaurant too or you can park at Aberdeen and sneak over like us.

We didn’t have a reservation so we walked in around 7pm and the manager spent several long minutes debating how to fit us in but he did give us a table! I was also glad that he spoke Cantonese as well because I tried to ask for a table in my terrible broken Mandarin so I was relieved I didn’t have to continue that.

Yuan's Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine

The restaurant looks very classy and high-end inside! I love how all their chairs are blue. It’s very eye-catching and also my favourite colour. They really put a lot of effort into the decor. Price-wise, it wasn’t as steep as we thought too. Their entire menu (which is extensive) is available on Zomato and it includes photos of each item.

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Candy Tree Dessert-Shaved Ice, Durian Waffles and More!

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

I was invited to another Chinese Bites event and this time we hit up Candy Tree Dessert. They are located on Kingsway near Patterson and close to the Patterson skytrain station. I knew they would offer similar desserts to Icy Bar so I was ready to embrace everything! My dessert stomach is always ready.

We were separated into 3 different tables and each table ordered their own items but I still took pictures of stuff from other tables. This place is pretty small so it’s probably best for small groups since the waits are going to be really long.

Candy Tree Dessert

On the left we have the Durian Milkshake and on the right we have the Ferrero Rocher Milkshake. Heard good things about both! Continue reading →

Big Chef Restaurant

I visited Big Chef Restaurant three years ago with my family and I was here again for another family dinner. My aunt likes this place so she suggested we come here and she picked all the food. Big Chef also does hot pot but we were here just for their regular menu items. They are located in Venezia Plaza on Alexandra Road (downstairs of where Deer Garden is).

Big Chef Restaurant

First we have the Salt Baked Chicken. Every bite had salty flavour and the chicken wasn’t dry but it wasn’t silky either. I don’t think it’s suppose to be though since it’s baked? Continue reading →

Mui Garden-Cheap Lunch Still Exists

We were going for lunch for my mom’s birthday and she was craving Mui Garden so we went to the Main Street location. It looks a bit dated inside but has that HK style diner feel to it. There are booth seats on one side of the restaurant and regular tables on the other side and some larger tables at the back.

Mui Garden

Their lunch menu is really cheap and fairly extensive! I think their prices haven’t increased in the last few years? Everything is less than $10 and some items are like $7.95. AND a hot or cold drink is included! Continue reading →

Congee Noodle House-Dinner

This was my first time at Congee Noodle House for dinner but I’ve had lunch here before. I was ready for some good old Chinese food! We saw that they had different deals where you can pick 3, 4, or 5 dishes etc. off a special dinner menu and it will come with rice, soup, dessert and they will give you a small “free” BBQ dish as well! We had 6 people but we don’t eat a lot so we ordered 4 dishes and it came with half a BBQ duck for around $67.

Congee Noodle House

The first dish we picked was the Stir Fried Beef with Onions. There was lots of tender beef here and lots of onions as advertised. I love onions and you can stir fry them with lots of things! As you can see, it was rather oily but that was to be expected. Instead of giving us individual bowls of rice they just gave us a big bucket and there was more than enough rice for us! Continue reading →

Victory Seafood-Dim Sum For Days!

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

The latest ChineseBites event was a dim sum tour at Victory Seafood Restaurant. Located on the second floor in Crystal Mall, this is actually a very large and spacious restaurant. It’s just past the food court.

Victory Seafood

Feast your eyes! We had 37 dishes for 10 people! This wasn’t even everything we had! I’ve never seen so much dim sum in my entire life. I’ll just be sharing my thoughts on a few items that I tried.

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Bubble Waffle Cafe-Royal Centre

After my visit to Bubble Waffle Cafe Kerrisdale, my friend wanted to meet up for lunch and go to Bubble Waffle Cafe at Royal Centre. This seems to be one of their newer locations. I was looking forward to more noodle soup after my experience at their Kerrisdale location.

Bubble Waffle Cafe Royal Centre

The cafe stall is located on the lower level of Royal Centre where the food court is. Compared to the location in Kerrisdale and Aberdeen, there are less options for the toppings here.

Bubble Waffle Cafe-Royal Center

They come in “sets” of different proteins (e.g. fish, beef, pork etc.) and you just pick one of the sets with your choice of soup base. This probably makes it easier for them to prepare the food and maybe it helps people decide faster. Continue reading →

Bubble Waffle Cafe-Kerrisdale

Disclaimer: The noodle soup combo (noodle soup + 1 drink + bubble waffle) and takoyaki were complimentary and we paid for the chicken rice. Opinions are my own as usual.

I was invited to try Bubble Waffle Cafe when they messaged me on Instagram. Of course I was more than happy to go! Who doesn’t like bubble waffle?! Also I’ve never actually tried them before even though they have been expanding rapidly last year. The line ups are just too long and if you’ve been reading my blog, then you’ll know I hate line ups.

Bubble Waffle Cafe Kerrisdale

Their Kerrisdale location is their flagship store. It’s just a few stores down from Orange Corner. You won’t miss it with those giant sail flags! There’s even a small patio area outside which would be nice in the summer although it’s not covered so it would probably get kinda hot. Continue reading →

Firebird Cafe

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

Thanks to ChineseBites, I had the opportunity to visit Firebird Cafe with fellow blogger Sophia (Everyday Is a Food Day) and our respective +1’s. If you can recall, it is in the same location that Deer Garden used to be in Continental Centre. Firebird Cafe also happens to be serving the same kind of food as Deer Garden i.e. noodle soup and HK style cafe food. The interior looks the same as Deer Garden too. You can basically pretend it’s Deer Garden but with a different name.

Firebird Cafe

Noodle soup ordering sheet

The ordering sheet looked fairly similar to what you would find at Deer Garden.

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