Specialty Chicken and Wonton House is located in the same plaza as Price Smart on No. 3 Road. Their previous location was closer to the Price Smart end but they have moved to the White Spot end a while ago. Most of the dinner items are around $12-15 so it’s pretty budget friendly for dinner. If you order more than 2 dishes, you get complimentary soup and rice! I didn’t take a picture of the soup though. It tasted quite watered down and mostly salty with not much flavour going on. It was free though so can’t have high expectations. On the other hand, I have had free soup that did taste much better…
This was the Braised Beef Brisket with bean curd and some siu choy on the bottom. The meat was tender but I thought maybe the sauce could be a bit thicker?
This was the Honey Garlic Pork Chop. It had a really addictive honey garlic sauce and I can eat this all day! It’s also better than getting the spare ribs because this has less bones.
For our veggie dish, we had some Bok Choy with stir fried beef. Pretty typical dish.
Next up we had some Deep Fried Fish Filet with garlic chips. The batter was pretty light and the fish was moist and flaky. It was also not overly salty either. Can’t go wrong with fried stuff hehe They could’ve coated the fish better with the garlic mixture though since most of it ended up on the bottom of the plate.
Since we are at a specialty chicken house we had to get chicken! Not quite sure what this is called but it’s baked with salt and served warm instead of cold like the Empress chicken. It also came with two dishes of ginger and green onion dip which is more generous than usual. The chicken was really smooth and soft plus the saltiness made it tasty too.
For dessert we had green bean soup (not pictured). The food was pretty good for the price and portions! It’s nothing fancy but I would come back for a casual family dinner that won’t break the bank.
We were craving some Taiwanese food so we debated between Beefy Beef Noodle or Corner 23. Both feel kinda the same to me and I haven’t been to both in a long time so in the end we went to Corner 23. They also recently opened a new location called Uncle Lu in Continental Square in Richmond.
Passionfruit green tea with pearls. Refreshing and not too sweet. Pearls were nice and chewy.
This was the Milky Seafood Hotpot and there was a lot of vegetables as filler and not very much seafood.
I had the Pork with Red Fermented Sauce rice set. The side dishes for the day were seaweek, cabbage and bok choy. The pork was really good! It had a crispy batter and the meat had the right amount of fat. Unfortunately I thought the portion was on the small side though. Even for me and it’s not like I eat a LOT. I feel like other Taiwanese restaurants would have a bigger portion for this. Side dishes were nothing special.
So the meal was ok but it feels like they used to be better? Strangely enough I’ve never actually blogged about them before…
While searching up new lunch places to visit, I came across the Fish Counter located on Main and 23rd. When we arrived around 1pm, the place was bustling with people getting take out or eating in the limited store space. Seating is extremely limited so be prepared to get take out. While waiting for my food I also noticed they sell their own home made sauces. In addition to prepared food such as salads and crab cakes, they also sell…well you guessed it! Fish.
They also have sturgeon! Not sure what that would taste like though. I debated between getting a sandwich or fish and chips since they both sounded good. The portions for the fish and chips looked really big too and I saw the fries were made from real potatoes.
My co worker had heard about the Brown Paper Packages ice cream sandwiches available at Pazzo Chow so we decided to pick up some take out for lunch along with an ice cream sandwich. It’s on the corner of Quebec and Keefer street on the side of the big parking lot for Floata Seafood restaurant if you know what I’m talking about…They had really nice looking pictures on Instagram so we were excited to try it out.
On an impromtu lunch, we had no idea where we were going so we ended up driving by Menya Japanese Noodle and I was just like ok let’s try it. The interior was actually more spacious than I expected and definitely more spacious than a lot of other ramen joints which was nice. Their stools were also shaped like tree stumps. The menu was also more extensive than other ramen restaurants and included yakisoba and bento boxes.
My friend decided to order the Oyako Don which was mixed with some snow peas and came with a side salad. There wasn’t that much chicken and it was chopped up pieces of chicken too. The egg part didn’t look very appetizing… rice seemed a bit hard… I was expecting something better looking but it does look close to the image they have on their menu.
My friend decided to have her birthday dinner at Joey’s and I remember a few years ago I also had my birthday dinner here too and it was alright. Apparently they only take 20% reservations and the rest of the space is for walk in customers.
We started off by sharing some Yam Fries with Truffle Lemon Aioli and grated Grana Padano cheese on top. The fries were good but the acidity from the lemon aioli just didn’t go well with the yam fries but it sounds good in theory. The presentation on the wire basket as also cute.
Any guesses on what a “flatizza” is? It’s Subway’s new flatbread pizza and they cost around $4.00-4.50. There were a couple of flavours to choose from such as pepperoni, cheese and BBQ chicken. I decided on the BBQ chicken. You can choose all the veggie toppings you want too and then they add the cheese on top and bake it.
The flatbread was really soft and it was too difficult to hold the flatbread slice since it was heavy with toppings that threatened to fall off. Or I was too ambitious with my toppings … haha I had tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, and banana peppers along with the chicken. Since I had the BBQ chicken flavour, there was waaay too much BBQ sauce which made it extremely sticky and difficult to eat as well and then it was just too overpowering and sweet.
I think I will stick with the sandwiches!