Category Archives: HK Style Cafe

Hong Kong No 1 Chinese Restaurant: Hot Pot Combo

Located in a strip mall on Kingsway, Hong Kong No 1 Chinese Restaurant wasn’t in our initial plans for dinner in early August. Instead, we had planned to go to a nearby restaurant but were turned away because they were all booked up. I recall visiting the former occupant of this particular location (Wei Dao Cafe, I believe) a few years ago and not much has been done to the interior decor. Although something that I did notice right away was their use of a whole menagerie of different chairs for their large tables.
Read the rest of this entry

Friends BBQ (North Road): Chinese BBQ in Koreantown

If you ever find yourself around North Road and Lougheed Hwy, you’ll probably notice the proliferation of Korean restaurants. After having Korean for a number of days in a row, I was getting a bit anxious to try something else so I wound up stopping by Friends BBQ.
Read the rest of this entry

Mui Garden (Richmond): Curry Beef Brisket and Baked Pork Chop on Rice

If you’ve ever been around the Victoria Drive area near East 41st Avenue, you’ve probably seen the popular HK Style Cafe known as Mui Garden. As it turns out, they also have a Richmond location (they had another location on Main Street that closed out last year).
Read the rest of this entry

Cattle Cafe (Edmonds): Crispy Pork Chops on Ramen

After being located near the corner of Kingsway and Edmonds for a few years, the Cattle Cafe has recently reopened a short distance away on Edmonds (about a block away from Canada Way).
Read the rest of this entry

Happy Day Cafe: Loud and Busy HK Style Cafe

Happy Day Cafe is a relatively new HK style cafe that opened in the former Bino’s location on Kingsway in Vancouver. If you’ve even dined at the Bino’s that used to be here, you can appreciate the renovations that have been put into place for the new establishment.
Read the rest of this entry

Alleluia Cafe – HK Style Cafe

Alleluia Cafe is a rather popular HK style cafe located in Richspot Plaza in Richmond. I came by early one morning before my trek out along the Iona Pipeline.
Read the rest of this entry

Main Island Cafe – Baked Seafood on Rice

Main Island Cafe is a newish HK-style cafe that’s occupying the former location of Curry King Cafe. I don’t think they did much work on this place as the interior still feels tired and dated.
Read the rest of this entry

Honolulu Cafe – Baked Pork Chop on Rice

So, we were having a bit of Hawaii withdrawal after we returned from our vacation in Oahu. When we were looking for some eats and drove past Honolulu Cafe on Kingsway, we figured… what the heck.
Read the rest of this entry

Chef Corner Restaurant

Chef Corner Restaurant opened up in the former Black Dragon Sushi location on Kingsway and is kind of like a Taiwanese/HK-style cafe.
Read the rest of this entry

Mambo Cafe – Curry Beef Brisket and Baked Pork Chop

Every now and again, I get a craving for the kind of food that you can only get at HK style cafes, like Mambo Cafe located in Aberdeen Centre.  I suppose this is the Asian equivalent of getting a Big Mac combo at McDonalds. Read the rest of this entry

Golden Oscar Cafe and Restaurant

Golden Oscar Cafe and Restaurant is a busy HK style cafe located on Rupert Street in Vancouver, across from Penang Delight Cafe.  Fair warning: the parking lot is a bit cramped.

Read the rest of this entry

Mui Garden (Victoria Drive) – Braised Pork Belly with Preserved Veggies

How do you describe a HK Style Cafe to someone that’s never been to one before? “Fusion” seems to be a little too haughty as this term seems to have been co-opted by some restaurants that aim to take advantage of the naivety of hipster patrons. No, the eclectic nature of the dishes offered often seems more random than anything else. Read the rest of this entry