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The event for Collin’s birthday still continued. ūüôā When a birthday for one of our close friends comes up, we plan to get together. This time was no exception. We gathered up for him and had dinner.

He chose the restaurant, Shanghai Xiao Long Bao. It is located in a couple of blocks away from Waterfront station. Our friends arrived there first and were guided to the party room, but they seemed to ask to seat at an open table instead. As far as I see, the room was cozy but you maybe feel suffocated.

We ordered dishes with meat or veggies, as one of us does not eat seafood.

Honey Beef

Honey Beef at Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

This tasted good! The sweetness was just right.

Steamed Pork Bun (6 pieces)

Steamed Pork Bun (6 pieces) at Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

One of the friends said she preferred this to pan-fried one. I preferred pan-fried.

Moo Shu Pork
(Sauteed Sliced Pork, Eggs and Black Fungus)

Moo Shu Pork at Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

I didn’t know what moo shu was. It is basically a stir-fry with wood ear mushroom (black fungus) and eggs. I never liked the mushroom, but I liked this dish. That’s good! Thin pancake came with this dish, and you eat, wrapping moo shu, like Fajita.

Fried Green Beans with Minced Pork in Spicy Sauce

Fried Green Beans with Minced Pork at Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

As the name said, it was spicy! With all other dishes, it was a great kick.

Baked Scallion Pancake

Baked Scallion Pancake at Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

This vegetarian dish was much tastier than I thought. I believe green onions were inside, and I don’t remember if there were the other veggies. ūüėõ

Pan-fried Pork Bun (6 pieces)

Pan-fried Pork Bun (6 pieces) at Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

This is always good! Hot juice comes out when you bite. Watch your mouth, don’t get burn!

Pan-fried Pork Dumplings (6 pieces)

Pan-fried Pork Dumplings (6 pieces) at Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

All dishes were so good. I’m glad that I found more dishes that I like from this restaurant.

And, as usual, we got some birthday cake. From where? It will be revealed in the next post. ūüôā

Cake from Thomas Haas in Vancouver

Want to see more pictures for this restaurant? click here.

Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant

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

Lunch/Dinner
10:30 – 15:00 , 17:00 – 22:00 daily

Price Note
– Honey Beef $14.99
– Steamed Pork Bun (6 pieces) $5.99
– Moo Shu Pork $12.99
– Fried Green Beans with Minced Pork in Spicy Sauce $12.99
– Baked Scallion Pancake $5.50
– Pan-fried Pork Bun (6 pieces) $6.99
– Pan-fried Pork Dumplings (6 pieces) $6.99
– Rice $1.50
– Additional Thin Pancake for Moo Shu $1.00
– Pop $2.50

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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

Lunch/Dinner
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

Lunch
[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

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

Dinner
[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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It was a weekday that Collin had to work in the morning and afternoon, and I had to go to hospital for some medical test in the evening, so I met up with him before the test. After the test, he couldn’t wait any longer for dinner, so he had some snack. Yet, he said he was still hungry. When we crossed by Seabus, we were looking for a place around Waterfront station. As he wanted to eat Chinese food to go, we went to this place.

Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant is a couple of blocks away from Waterfront station. It is on Richards street. They have huge menu, but the server was really kind to us to show what their recommendations were. He mentioned the restaurant name, Xiao Long Bao, coming from their signature pork bun.

We ordered from their regular menu to go.

Pan-fried Pork Bun (6 pieces)

Pan-fried Pork Bun (6 pieces) at Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

Pan-fried Pork Bun (6 pieces) at Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

You can’t see the juice in the pictures, but when you bite, all juice comes from. So good!

Pan-fried Thick Noodle with Shredded Pork & Soy Sauce

Pan-fried Thick Noodle with Shredded Pork & Soy Sauce at Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

Diced Chicken with Peanut in Spicy Sauce

Diced Chicken with Peanut in Spicy Sauce at Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

This was spicy (to me). At the same time, so good, too! As long as I have fried rice, I can eat this.

Stir-fried Rice with Dried Scallop and Egg

Stir-fried Rice with Dried Scallop and Egg at Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Vancouver

I ordered this, because I thought I read some blogs saying this tasted good. Yes, it was good to me, but it was too fishy to Collin. I guess, dried scallop smells a lot, although I didn’t smell so much?

These were lots of food for two! Well, we ordered what we wanted to eat. Besides, we were so hungry. ūüôā We ate leftover for lunch on the next day. They recommended a lot of different things, so we definitely try again.

Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant

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

Lunch/Dinner
10:30 – 15:00 , 17:00 – 22:00 daily

Price Note
– Pan-fried Pork Bun (6 pieces) $6.99
– Pan-fried Thick Noodle with Shredded Pork & Soy Sauce $11.99
– Diced Chicken with Peanut in Spicy Sauce $12.99
– Stir-fried Rice with Dried Scallop and Egg $12.99

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