Our friend Vivian “Mrs. Cheap Eats Guru” took us on a budget friendly, gastronomic tour in Richmond. This girl can spot a good deal blindfolded and wearing noise cancelling headphones. Yes, she is an authentic Chinese, no CBC, banana here. The food we ate are from consistently top rated dining joints in Richmond. Despite my hangover and 4 Advil’s later I hopped on the Canada line to Aberdeen Centre to start my gastronomic adventure.
Wo Fung Dessert
Don’t let the name fool you, I saw no desserts on the menu board. Not bitching, how can I be mad when they serve awesome chicken wings?
Curry fish balls, personally the curry tasted too artificial for me. We all agreed we could get better at the night market $3.50. Food Persuasion level: [rating=3]
Chicken wings $4 – What is in this batter that makes it so damn addictive?? I’m not a wings kind of girl but, this I love. It was juicy, crispy and the batter…Reminds me of the popular wings at the Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown, Phnom Penh. Food Persuasion level: [rating=5]
Lemon tea $2 – ridiculously cheap, I mean you can’t really go wrong with lemon, sugar and tea. Food Persuasion level: [rating=3]
Siu Long Bao $5, It’s a bao of juicy meat and soup. The trick is to try to eat it in one bite without dripping any soup. Food Persuasion level: [rating=4]
Rainbow CaféParker Place
Egg Waffle $3.50. Think of a waffle but, lighter in texture, crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Food Persuasion level: [rating=4]
Tak Fook Noodle and CongeeParker Place
Duck Rice Noodles $6.50. The most popular items on their menu. Food Persuasion level: [rating=4]
Excellent Tofu & Snacks
Address: In the centre across from Aberdeen
Nearing the end of our food tour I was stuffed, my bottomless friend Jing decided not to share, she wanted the dessert all to herself. Lucky me, the tofu dessert was scrumptious. I never feel guilty eating tofu, despite the sugar, coconut milk, pearls and the taro.
Tofu dessert $4 Food Persuasion level: [rating=5]
Hong Kong BBQ Master
Address: Superstore parking lot on No. 3
BBQ Duck, people actually call in advance to reserve the duck. It’s insane, we went there around 3 and a lady in front of me purchased $67 worth of duck!! By the time it was my turn, it was sold out! I heard a collective groan from the lineup behind me. I hope she enjoys or gallons of duck I couldn’t try!!!