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Corner 23

I was craving for Aberdeen’s deep fried chicken all day but too caught up with things so I went to Corner 23 for dinner with my mom.

We decided to try something new instead of ordering their classic Taiwanese dishes. I ordered the creamy assorted seafood and my mom ordered the regular seafood hot pot with tofu. Their hot pot meals came with pork. I enjoyed their hot pot more than the ones at Pearl Castle because it tasted like soup you can actually drink, not filled with MSG. The ingredients were just right, all of the seafood, pork, fish balls, and a fair portion of chopped cabbage all blended well with each other. I almost drank the whole pot! It was that good. I barely touched the rice though.

On the side, we had their deep fried chicken nuggets. I usually ask them for a side dish of their sweet garlic sauce that they use for their famous pork legs.

Total we spent was $26. Not bad at all for what we ordered and we left with a happy full stomach so that’s all that matters. We couldn’t even finish the chicken, we probably had a few pieces and took the rest home.

♥ Dana


Favourite Bubbletea Joints

Beefy Beef Noodle House

(Main & King Edward)

Their half beef, half tendon soup noodle in regular or spicy is a must! They have a nice portion of noodles and a generous amount of meat. The soup is so flavourful that it makes you want to drink it. I like the chopped pickled cabbages.

We also ordered their famous salty peppery deep fried chicken on the side. Tasted better than any other Taiwanese cafe restaurants.

As for drinks, we ordered one green milk tea without pearls and one milk tea with pearls. The drinks were okay, I have had better bubble tea before so I’m not crazy about their drinks. On the bright side, their food is amazingly delicious!


(Cambie & 23rd)
I love going to Corner23, mainly because it is walking distance from my house so it’s convenient for me to grab food. Their service is really good, the servers are really nice which is rare to find in most Asian cafe/bubble tea restaurants. I really like their bubble tea because it does not taste powdery or watered down at all. I always order their jasmine green tea because I love my green tea. The pearls are sweetened not bland, I really can’t stand bland pearls so I definitely won’t go back to those places with bad bubble tea.

You gotta try out their oyster egg pancake, basically it looks like a gooey pancake topped with chunks of oysters, veggies, and egg, topped off with some sort of red sweet and sour sauce. We have tried the oyster pancake at Lui’s Taiwanese restaurant (Richmond) but it was nothing like Corner23’s. Some like it and some people don’t, it’s all personal preferences depending your taste buds!

Another common dish I tend to order is their deep fried chicken nuggets with rice. I like meal with rice more than the noodles because they give you three side dishes and these side dishes change daily so everything is different.. I am guessing since every time I go there, it is always something different. The noodles does not come with any side dish, I find it kind of plain so it’s a good choice if you want something bland.

Corner23 has a variety of different dishes from sizzling plates to classic Taiwanese dishes to hot pot meals. Next time I think I’m going to try something new. 🙂

We will post BETTER pictures up soon. Promise!
All the pictures on this blog was taken with my Blackberry camera. I am just waiting for the right time to get a better camera so I do apologize for the quality of the photos!

♥ Dana

Late Night Take-Out

We ordered some take out from Copa Cafe after a long day walking around downtown getting some shopping done and watching the fireworks.

Our favourite is probably their beef brisket noodle soup with iced cold milk tea.. and that is what we ordered!

What I love about going to HK style cafe restaurants late night:
1. Every meal comes with a complimentary drink
2. Decent price ranges from $6.50-$8.50 usually.
3. Variety of choices
4. Great for late night snacking!
5. Nice and cozy environment (depends on which one you go to, we try to avoid non-hygienic environments)
6. Every meal will fill you up!
7. Way better than fast food and cheaper too!

What is your favourite dish and which Chinese cafe?

♥ Dana & Steve