Posts Tagged ‘Malaysian’

It was nice that we still had time to spend together on that weekend, even after Collin and I enjoyed afternoon tea. Since it was his birthday weekend, I wanted to get something special for him, so we went shopping in Kitsilano area. Time went by, and we decided to have dinner around the area. I suggested eating Yakitori at a Japanese restaurant, but they’re gone! There was a new restaurant instead. We went back where we walked from and went in this restaurant.

The Noodle Box is on 4th Avenue, close to Burrard Street. They serve Southeast Asian cuisine. They are a casual restaurant that I could even say it’s a fast food restaurant. I have been to the restaurant in different locations, but I still don’t feel comfortable when I order. ūüėõ

On some dishes, you can choose the spice level.

Spice levels at The Noodle Box in Vancouver

His choice, Thai Style Chow Mein
(Basil, Thai sauce, Roasted Peanuts)

Thai Style Chow Mein at The Noodle Box in Vancouver

My choice, Malay Style Fried Rice
(Malaysian spices with Jasmin Rice, mixed with Free-run Egg and Asian Greens)

Malay Style Fried Rice at The Noodle Box in Vancouver

You can choose protein from chicken, beef, pork of Tofu. Prawns and free-run chicken are available with additional cost.

I ate chow mein before, so I chose this fried rice. There was some spice or ingredient that I didn’t like, but I couldn’t have figured out. I preferred chow mein.

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

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The Noodle Box

Address: 1867 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Cypress and Burrard Street)
TEL: 604-734-1310
Facebook: page
Twitter: @thenoodlebox
Urbanspoon: page

[Sun – Thu] 11:00 – 21:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:00 – 22:00

Price Note
– Thai Style Chow Mein $10.00
– Malay Style Fried Rice $12.00

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We usually have a dine-out for dinner, when one of our close¬†friends’ birthday comes up. In September, there are two of our friends, whose birthday was coming up. However, one of them is a newly mom. I asked her if she can come out, asking her parents to watch her baby or taking her baby to a restaurant, or if it would be better to have a party at her place so that she can watch her baby. Her preference was the latter.

So, I budgeted with another friend and chose restaurants and menu. As the date was set on a weekday, I asked Collin to pick up everything. (Well, he agreed!) Here are where he went: Whole Foods, Shanghai Xiao¬†Long Bao, Mogu, and Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine. Choosing dishes was the tough part, because another birthday friend doesn’t eat seafood and it had to be within a budget, unlike we pay whatever at a restaurant.

Tada~! This is all food.

Food from Shanghai Xiao Long Bao, Mogu, Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine in Vancouver

Kusshi Oyster from Whole Foods

Kusshi Oyster from Whole Foods

Collin shucked the oysters at the birthday girl’s place. He prepared mignonette at our house, before he went shopping. Everybody (except the birthday boy) enjoyed the oysters with the mignonette.

Pan-fried Pork Bun (6 pieces), Kung Pao Chicken, Sautéed Pea Sprouts

Pan-fried Pork Bun (6 pieces), Kung Pao Chicken, Sautéed Pea Sprouts from Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant is on Richards street and a couple of blocks away from Waterfront station. Collin and I liked their Xiao Long Bao last time, so I included it in the order. Also Kung Pao chicken, which is diced Chicken with peanut in spicy sauce. In addition, I asked Collin to get some veggies. We all enjoyed their food.

Two Regular Sweet & Spicy Chicken Karaage

Two Regular Sweet & Spicy Chicken Karaage from Mogu Japanese Street Eats in Vancouver

As the birthday girl had told me that she wanted to eat their food again and the birthday boy likes Karaage, I put it in the list. I sent an email to them in advance and asked where to catch them and the closing time for that day.

Roti Canai and Satay

Roti Canai and Satay from Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine in Vancouver

Hot Sour Soup, Mee Goreng and Nasi Goreng

Hot Sour Soup, Mee Goreng and Nasi Goreng from Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine in Vancouver

There¬†are no specific reasons¬†why I chose this restaurant. The birthday girl requested no Japanese food, and the birthday boy likes Chinese food except seafood, and¬†I just wanted to choose something that both birthday friends would love but that we can take out.¬†I remembered the girls wanted to order hot sour soup when we had a birthday dinner in a Thai restaurant for one of us, but we didn’t order and it could be nice to have some this time. Since Collin picked up the oysters at Whole Foods, he ordered from the restaurant on Broadway.

Here was a predicted incident happened! I had given him¬†a list of all orders, and when he¬†came back from some of the pick-ups,¬†he said he had lost the¬†paper. I¬†had written some notes precisely for this restaurant, as I knew he would need to confirm.¬†Since¬†I was working, I told him what to order¬†orally instead of re-writing. When he came back again and I checked the receipt, the satay was ordered¬†for 4 skewers with one¬†each kind! Oh no! What I wanted to ordered was 4 skewers per each kind! Well, at the end of the day, there were enough food on the table, although we couldn’t taste each kind of satay.

And, there was another mistake, which was my fault! I thought the birthday boy can eat shrimp, but apparently he doesn’t eat! He is not allergic, but he just doesn’t. Sorry to him.

Whole Foods on Cambie

Address: 510 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close from Broadway-City Hall Station)
TEL: 778-370-4210
Facebook: page
Twitter: @Whole_Foods_Van

Store Hour
7:00 – 22:00 daily

Price Note
– Kusshi Oyster $2.00 each

Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant

Address: 469 Richards Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Hastings and Pender streets)
TEL: 604-669-8816
Urbanspoon: page

10:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00 daily

Price Note
– Pan-fried Pork Bun (6 pieces) $6.99 each
– Diced Chicken with Peanut in Spicy Sauce (Kung Pao Chicken) $12.99
РSautéed Pea Sprouts $12.99

Mogu Japanese Street Eats

Address: 610 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Dunsmuir street)
TEL: 604-764-7977
Facebook: page
Twitter: @eatmogu
Urbanspoon: page

[Mon – Fri] 11:30 – 15:00
*Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
Event schedule: check on the app

Price Note
РRegular Sweet & Spicy Chicken Karaage $7.50 each (inc. tax)

Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine on Broadway

Address: 820 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At Willow Street)
TEL: 604-731-6333
Facebook: page
Twitter: @BananaLeafVan
Urbanspoon: page

[Mon – Fri] 11:30 – 14:30
[Sat – Sun] 12:00 – 15:00

[Sun – Thu] 17:00 – 22:00
[Fri – Sat] 17:00 – 22:30

Price Note
– Roti Canai $10.50 each
– Satay Chicken $1.75
– Satay Beef $1.75
– Satay Lamb $1.75
– Satay Pork $1.75
–¬†Hot Sour Soup Bowl¬†$6.00 each
–¬†Mee Goreng¬†$13.00
–¬†Nasi Goreng¬†$13.00

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One of my friends sent me a message, saying that she went to a Malaysian restaurant where I showed its location before and that the food was good. I replied, let me know when you go next time. In the following couple days, she contacted the other friend and the date was set. ūüėÄ Within a week, we got together to go to Penang Delight Cafe. That was a quick move!

They serve Malaysian cuisine and are located in East Vancouver, on Rupert street. As like Indian food, I’m not familiar with some of the term on their menu, so it took a while to decide what we ordered.

We ordered from their dinner menu.

Sambal Green Bean Prawns
(Stir fried green beans and prawns with Sambal sauce)

Sambal Green Bean Prawns at Penang Delight Cafe in Vancouver

Roti Canai (2 pieces)
(Crispy Indian style pancake served with curry dipping sauce)

Roti Canai at Penang Delight Cafe in Vancouver

Nasi Goreng
(Malaysian fried rice with shrimps, egg, pork, green bean and chilli)

Nasi Goreng at Penang Delight Cafe in Vancouver

Basil Chicken
(Sweet & tangy boneless chicken stir fried with basil leaf)

Basil Chicken at Penang Delight Cafe in Vancouver


And an extra picture of the restaurant. The restaurant was really small, and the hallway between our table and the wall was one person away.

Penang Delight Cafe in Vancouver


What we ate wasn’t spicy too much. So, I would like to go again and try some more dishes. (I’m not good at taking spice.)

Penang Delight Cafe

Address: 3885 Rupert Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to 23rd Ave.)
TEL: 604-566-9898
Facebook: page

[Thu – Mon] 11:00 – 21:30
* Tue & Wed closed.

Price Note
– Sambal Green Bean Prawns $14.95
– Roti Canai (2 pieces) $5.95
– Nasi Goreng $8.95
– Basil Chicken $10.95

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