Uncle Lu

Uncle Lu 安可盧萬巒豬腳
3779 Sexsmith Rd Richmond, BC (604) 370-0250

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To be honest, based on what it looks like from the outside, I really thought this was a fancy tea shop for the longest time. Which is why I never bothered to try it. Until recently.

Uncle Lu aka sister store of Corner 23 is always packed with people. At times you really have to seat yourself, and the food takes a while to come out, so I would not suggest coming here if you are in a rush.

They tend to alternate their teas (sometimes within the hour which bugs me as I do not appreciate drinking a mixture of red and green tea, I am a food purist in that sense) but I absolutely love the aroma of their red tea.

Below is a compilation of the foods we have eaten as I have been here too many times.


Chicken With Thai Style Spicy Chili Sauce
I expected some special Thai sauce made in house, but this was literally the Thai Spicy Chili Sauce you can buy at the market



Fried Pork With Sweet and Sour Sauce


Taiwanese Style Pork Sausage


Sliced Pork With Garlic Sauce
Classic Taiwanese Dish! :)



Wan Luan Pork Hock
First time having this dish so I can't compare it to much, but very well marinated and the sauce definitely hit the spot.

Chicken With Three Spice Sauce
My All Time Favourite, Really impressed as I can say Uncle Lu is probably one of my top 3 go to places for this dish


Malaysian Fever

Ipoh Asian House
2128 E Hastings St Vancouver, BC (604) 251-3322


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Finally got the chance to come here after hearing my parents rave about Ipoh for months.

As a family, we usually go out for Vietnamese food, but recently they've caught the Malaysian fever. We have been having Malaysian food every week now.

Anyways, Ipoh has a really simple modern look.

In short: Chinese owned, Chinese chef, BIG portions, affordable prices :)

Quick snap of the menu

Fish maw soup
Not bad at all! Lots of fish maw and enough for everyone to have seconds. (4 of us)

Crab (Forgot which style of crab)
We were supposed to dip the crab in "sauce" (the paste of sauce leftover from cooking), when asked "what sauce?" the waitress brought over curry for dipping.

We also had Roti Canai, a veggie dish and $1 Chicken (their special at the time).

* The rest of the pictures are MIA as the owner of this blog may have been too hungry.

Price:  $$
Food:     Service:    Ambience:     
Conclusion: Nice place to go for lunch/dinner. A good alternative to taiwanese bubble tea houses. Go for their big portions, but don't expect to have authentic, authentic Malaysian food here.


SPICES!

Hu Tong
2942 W Broadway Vancouver, BC (604) 559-6622

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It was date night, and K wanted to take me to this place that had good Hainanese Chicken on Broadway, but as it turns out the place was closed so we decided to go for a stroll.

That was when we came across Hu Tong, The exterior reminded us of those "old towns" in Taiwan, we didn't think much about it but the smell was what caught our attention. If you weren't hungry to begin with, the aroma of the food will make you hungry. K and I both have never had traditional Beijing food so we decided to give it a go.


K is a fan of really traditional Chinese decor, if he had a house this may be what he would want it to look like.

Bacardi cups for water? Why not?!

Spinach with Peanuts and Sesame Seeds
The waitress made it sound so saucy, but in reality it was kind of sour and did not see any sauce, was upsold.


Lamb Hot Pot
We were told this may not be enough for  people, but it was more than enough for us, intact we had leftovers to take home. 

Price:  $$
Food:     
Service:    
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ConclusionCan be a little pricey, but everywhere you go for "traditional food" is a little pricey. I would most likely come back again sometime.