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Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine 福滿樓海鮮酒家 is a high-end Chinese seafood restaurant located in Richmond by the Richmond Oval – next to Ora a large scale residential community with T&T Supermarket. The restaurant is spacious with a large screen projection screen (perfect for weddings). Service is friendly and was not pretentious.
There is a good variety of dim sum selection on the menu: steamed, deep fried, marinated, braised and plenty of specialty items. Channeling Yum Cha HK, they’ve even got those super cute Boas with eyes and pig faces!
It’s not often you see grown men and women playing with their food! Of course, this salty egg yolk bun was soft and moist with a creamy center filling.
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings: Although it was $9 per order, there was five pieces. Thin skin and has a bouncy mouthfeel. There was nothing to complain about these Ha Gaws.
Deep Fried Mince Pork Dumplings: A like the gelatinous dough with a salty center of minced pork. The portions were a little small and leaves you begging for more.
Steamed Beef Balls
Special Steamed Rice Rolls with Tofu, Scallops and Eggplant: Not exactly a “roll” but this was one of our favourite dishes. The filling is tasty but is hard to share if you have more than four people.
Steamed Marinated Beef Tripe: I like the marinated flavours of stay and jalapeno. The tripe is soft and tender.
Truffle Siu Mai: These bite size pork dumplings has a mild taste of truffle that is not too over-powering.
Snow Pea Tips: Served with consomme and lots of dried shrimp.
Fortune Terrace has a few hits and misses but has a good variety of dishes. We like to come here for yum cha since it is close to work and there are plenty of free parking underground. Price point is on the higher end, but it isn’t over the top when you compare other newer Chinese restaurants in the area.
Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine 福滿樓海鮮酒家
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
Mon 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6200 River Rd #130, Richmond, BC V7C 0B1
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This global Taiwanese dessert franchise, Meet Fresh Richmond 鲜芋仙, opened its first location in Richmond on Capstan Way. It then opened a second Metro Vancouver location at 1232 Robson Street. Popular menu item includes taro balls, shaved iced, fresh herbal jelly and tofu pudding. I was really excited to try it after seeing so many Instagram photos but left rather disappointed.
The restaurant offers only counter service: order at the front and pick up on the side when your number is called. Then find your own seat.
Tofu Pudding with Taro and Red Beans: sugary with minimal taro and red bean. There was also barely any tofu pudding. I was hoping for more toppings rather than sugary bowl of water.
Taro Mochi and mixed bean ice: My cousin ordered a bowl of shaved ice with mixed beans. It had more toppings but again it was bland and uninteresting.
In the end they forgot to give us the packets of cream in the end. We were expected to clean up the tables after we were done and bring back the dirty dishes to the return station.
Meet Fresh 鲜芋仙
Cuisine: Dessert, Taiwanese
Mon 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Tue 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
8328 Capstan Way #1136, Richmond, BC M2N 5R4
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The name only is a mouthful Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine Richmond 源. This Shanghai restaurant is located beside Deluxe Chinese Restaurant 凯悦酒家 next to Aberdeen Mall. We were told how delicious their pan fried soup dumplings were and decided we must go check it out.
The restaurant itself is bright and open with some resemblance to Old Shanghai (except the blue velvet chairs).Big open display windows so we can all watch the chefs in action.
Service is mediocre and could be friendlier. Sometimes, the servers won’t bother explaining a dish if you had a question and just walks away.
Steamed Soup Dumplings: Pretty standard Xiao Long Bao with a juicy but very forgettable soup base. The meat was borderline mushy.
Pan Fried Soup Dumplings: Again nothing special to rave about. The skin was thinner than some other restaurants but the center filling again was pretty standard if not bland. At this point we were pretty puzzled why we were told such amazing things about their Steamed/Pan Fried Soup Dumplings.
Spicy Mouth Watering Chicken: The name of the dish is a bit misleading. Normally this is one of my favorite dishes to order at a Shanghai restaurant. The begin, the chicken was very boney. Little meat was there. There were lots of broken bones so be very careful. The sauce was overwhemingly spicy with little balance between sweetness and spices.
Shanghai Wonton: Wonton chicken soup enough to share
Hot and Sour Soup: Overall the flavors of this soup was not bad however they’ve put in way too much corn starch. The soup itself was thick and gloopy and not very enjoyable.
Beef Wrap: Again, another disappointing execution of a fairly basic dish. The beef wrap was dry. The filling majority was sliced cucumber with very little beef. The beef that was there was quite dry and flavorless.
Overall, we were quite disappointed with our experience here at Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine and will not return. For the price point I would have expected more than mediocre. There are far better restaurants in Richmond than to visit Yuan’s.
Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine 源
Cuisine: Chinese, Shanghai
Mon 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Tue 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Wed 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Thu 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Sun 10:00 am – 2:00 am
180-4260 No 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2C2
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Sal Y Limon is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Vancouver. Located on the corner between Kingsway and Fraser – across from Osteria Savio Volpe and Matchstick Coffee Roasters. This unassuming restaurant offers hearty burritos, tortas, tacos, quesadillas, huaraches, taquitos and more. Aside from […]
I have a soft spot for a few restaurants on the intersection of Fraser and Kingsway. Osteria Savio Volpe is one of them. The other is Sal Y Limon. I love the classic rustic Italian dishes mixed with a few modern twists. Compared to our previous date night at Cibo celebrating Italian Heritage Month, we optioned for a few lighter summer dishes.
Marinated zucchini, buffalo mozzarella, chili and mint 22: This is an incredible salad. It is so refreshing. The marinated citrus and chili on roasted zucchini has very satisfying mouthfeel. If you are looking for a vegetable dish to accompany your meal. Look no further.
Awhile ago when we came here, we had the white anchovy and grapefruit dish. They’ve since replaced it with this white anchovy, radish, ajitama egg with bagnet vert and whipped butter 14. The bagnet vert has a very raw, green profile but is appetizing when you mix a little of everything together.
Meatballs 14: Three meatballs served with neck bone gravy. Order a side of bread to dip it in the sauce. Don’t waste it.
Cavatelli, cabbage, prosciutto and pangrattato 18: This pasta is firmer in texture with a rich, plump and springy bite. I like how this pasta dish is not heavy like the typical ragu, bolognese or carbonara.
Crispy Suckling Pig 28: This was the dish we ordered last time we were here. A very earthy suckling pig with few crackling skin. Served with salsa verde, and a fried egg. I wish they had a few more pieces of the pork crackling.
Where do you like to go for Italian food? And what would you recommend there? Let me know in the comments below!
Osteria Savio Volpe
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 – 10:30 PM
Friday 5:00 – 10:30 PM
Saturday 5:00 – 10:30 PM
Sunday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
615 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5T 3K5
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June is Italian Heritage Month. As a celebration to Mangia! Vancouver Cibo Trattoria has curated a special three course menu for $38 per person. The menu is selection is well rounded and offers a good mix of vegetables, protein and pasta choices. Insalata Caprese: To […]