Archive for March, 2008

 

Shanghai Wonderful Restaurant (Chinese)

Shanghai Wonderful Restaurant (map, 110 – 8380 Lansdowne Road, Richmond, BC, Canada, phone: 604-278-8829) serves authentic and delicious dishes from Shanghai, China. Reservations are a must, and consider going a bit early to avoid the rush. They open for dinner from 5pm to 9:45pm and for lunch from 11am to 2:45pm, closed Tuesdays.

This restaurant is so popular among the Asian community that if you arrive later in the evening you’ll probably find a line-up right out the door. Recommended dishes include the Duck with Taro Coat ($13.95, pictured below), the Deep Fried Tofu with Minced Pork Sauce ($8.88, also pictured below), the Pan Fried Pork Buns ($4.50, pictured below), and the deep fried bread served with condensed milk. Also check out their seafood, especially the crab (market price), as well as their fancy Peking duck, and tasty Lettuce Wrap ($10.95).

The restaurant is only a short taxi ride from the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, and is close to the soon-to-be completed Canada Line public transport train that will connect Richmond with downtown Vancouver. Once the Canada Line is completed (in 2009), you will be able to walk to Shanghai Wonderful Restaurant from the Lansdowne Station. The restaurant is across the street from the Zellers, Best Buy and the Lansdowne Shopping Mall in Richmond.

Click here for a printable copy of their take-out menu.

Deep fried duck with Taro Coat (Half) - $13.95
Deep fried duck with Taro Coat (Half) – $13.95

Deep fried Tofu with Minced Pork Sauce ($8.88)
Deep fried Tofu with Minced Pork Sauce ($8.88)

Pan Fried Pork Bun ($4.50)
Pan Fried Pork Bun ($4.50)

Deep fried bread served with condensed milk
Deep fried bread served with condensed milk (tasted like a doughnut, only better!)

Shanghai Wonderful Restaurant in Richmond
Click above for printable take-out menu.

17,807 views - Posted Saturday, March 29th, 2008

 

Beatty Street Bar & Grill

Beatty Street Bar & Grill (755 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-688-3563) is located really close to BC Place Stadium and GM Place Stadium and is a great place to grab a beer or some food before (or after) the big game. They are also open for lunch and have a reasonably priced menu that includes burgers (such as the one pictured below, around $13), sandwiches and pastas (such as the Chicken Pesto pasta also pictured below, $13.99). The restaurant is decorated with sports memorabilia and there are plenty of TV’s tuned to the sports channels. The Beatty Street Grill is located in the Georgian Court Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Hamburger and fries (around $13)
Hamburger and fries (around $13)

Chicken Pesto Pasta ($13.99)
Chicken Pesto Pasta ($13.99)

12,403 views - Posted Saturday, March 29th, 2008

 

Sushi Town (Burnaby) – with Video

Sushi Town (5935 East Hastings, Burnaby, BC, Canada, phone 604-294-6155) is quite frankly my favorite a-la-carte sushi restaurant in the Greater Vancouver area. And that is saying quite a bit, since I’ve tried a lot of them.

Click here to see my previous review with more info and photos.

Below is pictured the Sushi and Sashimi Combo (around $7.75), as well as the Mangodise Roll (around $6.95). I am always impressed by the freshness, quality, and large size of the sashimi and sushi pieces, at such reasonable prices. This restaurant is definitely worth driving a little ways to get there.

Video from Sushi Town in Burnaby:

Sushi and Sashimi combo at Sushi Town ($7.75)
Sushi and Sashimi combo at Sushi Town ($7.75)

Mangodize sushi roll (delicious)
Mangodize sushi roll (delicious) – $6.95

Mangodise Sushi Roll (Japanese)
Mangodise Sushi Roll (Japanese)

Mangodise Sushi Rolls at Sushi Town in Burnaby ($6.95)
Mangodise Sushi Rolls at Sushi Town in Burnaby ($6.95)

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17,825 views - Posted Friday, March 21st, 2008