Good, Cheap eats w/in walking distance of Richmond Centre
Hi Vancouver Chowhounders,
I just moved to the area from the US East Coast and am currently staying in Richmond. W/out transportation I am limited by buses and walking. Since Richmond Centre is the main bus interchange and where the library and mall are, it seems to be where I've spent most of my time. With that in mind, can anyone please recommend cheap but good places to eat within a block or so's walk from here?
I love all food and so far have eaten at Torarenbo and some very non-descript Vietnamese place on #3, in front of the bus stop. I've also eaten at Dave's fish and chips in Steveston, can you recommend anywhere else down here that's good?
Please help, there's such an overwhelming choice that i don't know where to start.
Near Torarenbo is Chen's. XLB is very good, and so are most of the other items I've tried.
Take a bus down to Alexandra, the "food street".
Kam Do has good Wife's Cake and decent HK-Style cafe food.
Nan Chuu an izakaya, but do not go too late. My last visit was horrible. I arrived just before last call and everything was undercooked. But I had 3 great meals in the month before that.
Jang Mo Jib for Korean
Chubby Lamb for hot pot.
There are a lot of good food in Richmond, but they are mostly asian. It will be easier if you can identify a particular cuisine.
thanks, i'm about to head to Chen's for XLB - what else is good there?
I guess specifically Im also looking to find a good Pho place; Laksa; prata (or roti canai) and at the moment a craving for BBQ Pork wonton noodle soup.
I will most def head down to Alexandra "food street", thanks. Oh, how is the foodcourt @ Yoahan? Is there a particular stall worth going to?
I like the tea smoke duck and the shen jian bao at Chen's. Together with XLB, these are my 3 usual items.
Try Ellie's for Malaysian. I have not been there in a while, but I remember the satay, roti and laksa are pretty good there. There is a stall in Richmond Public Market as well. Pretty good taste and value. If you do not mind HK-style singapore/malaysian food, Mui Garden is a good bet.
Wonton noodle - I will go with McKim's (McKim), Tsim Chai (westminster) or Mak's (alexandra). But I've never had the BBQ Pork at those places before.
There is a good HK BBQ stall underneath Superstore on No 3 road. They serve rice for sure, but I'm not too sure about noodle soup. The Roast Pork is probably the best around. Go in the early evening and you'll see a long queue for take out.
Not too sure about the food court at Yaohan. Perhaps someone else can help.
I can't help you with Pho (I do my Pho-ing on Kingsway and I reserve my trips to Richmond for Chinese food).
Check out Szechwan Restaurant on Saba for some pretty authentic Sichuan food.
There are so many places to get BBQ Pork Wonton in Richmond that it is hard to recommend one...but McKim (as kwailan4 has pointed out) is a good place to start.
A bit further out is Master Hung on Blundell Rd for some excellent BBQ (and wonton). The resto is close to my parents' place so I frequent it (usually for BBQ to go). Here's a story about him in the Sun: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/ne...
I do my "pho-ing" at Pho Viet. It's on Ackroyd just off the No. 3 road. I like the broth and they are generous with the meat. Can't compare with other pho places in Richmond, though, as I haven't really explored.
Make that a 3rd rec for Chen's.
Be sure to hit Aberdeen Mall food court for the fried chicken wings at Wo Fung dessert. Also at Aberdeen is the Richmond installation of Guu.
The first time I tried Master Hung was on a Sunday morning, just before they opened. The roast pork was not ready, so I ordered a plate of noodles and waited for it. The roast pork came about 15 minutes later. It was excellent. I did a take out order of the same items a few nights later, just before the restaurant was about to close, and the roast pork was cold, hard and barely edible.
Lesson learnt. Do not order BBQ meat at the end of the day. At any restaurant.