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Another Favourite Restaurant Closes

Tofun Pot was self-described as an Asian Fusion restaurant set in a small mall in South Surrey, British Columbia. I say “was” because all indications suggest that it is now closed for business which we are really sad about.

The menu included lots of different types of drinks and the food was mainly Korean. One thing on their menu that we hadn’t seen elsewhere was Army Stew. Budae-jjigae (부대찌개) contains many items including spam, noodles, sausage, kimchi and more. It is a very spicy dish, just a bit too hot for me. In restaurants the pot is bought to your table and cooks on a burner, although already part cooked.

When I ate there I couldn’t eat the Army Stew but would try one of the their other dishes, all were really good. We will really miss the restaurant.

2024-02-02T21:33:03+00:002 February 2024|Photo Gallery|

Sunflower Cafe

Sunflower Cafe, near Crescent Beach, is an interesting eating place to visit if you are in the area. It is a bright and unique looking place with healthy looking items on the menu. My pesto Quiche was great as was the salad, not packed with sodium but full of flavour. The Cafe Mocha was good too.


What3Words: ///considerably.league.rituals

The Sunflower Cafe
12310 Beecher Street
Surrey, BC V4A 3A6, Canada
Website | Map
2023-10-31T04:16:34+00:0031 October 2023|Photo Gallery|

Mei Le Bakery and Restaurant

We got to the Mei Le Bakery and Restaurant in Coquitlam, British Columbia, on a regular basis. It is a lively restaurant akin to a Hong Kong style cafe. Our favourites are the Green Beans with Olives, quite unique, and the Beef Stew with Rice Roll, both pictured below. It also has a bakery with a decent selection of cakes and pastries.


What3Words: ///scowled.grandiose.rats

Mei Le Bakery and Restaurant
112-100 Schoolhouse Street,
Coquitlam, BC V3K 6V9
Website | Map
2023-10-31T04:29:18+00:0029 October 2023|Photo Gallery|


I’ve taken a lot of Turtle pictures but these two, which I took recently, are my favourite.

Picture 1: The smaller Turtle trying to get on the log. The owners built a ramp for her to easily walk up to it.

Picture 2: Two turtles, who always appear to be together, relaxing on their favourite log.

We live on a plot of 400 homes and as you can imagine the grounds are large. One of the many amenities is a little pond which has 4 turtles in it. It started off with one, then 2 more arrived, one died and was replaced with 2 more. So, we now have 4 in total, all female, of varying sizes. The owners are engrossed in their activities which really only amount to eating, swimming or sitting on the logs. Getting used to the more advanced features on my iPhone, and enhancing them in Photoshop or Lightroom, the above is an example of what I have produced.

It’s interesting to listen to neighbours who try to humanize the Turtles to come up with equivalent emotions or actions compared to what people do.

2022-09-07T05:17:14+00:007 September 2022|Photo Gallery|

Kamome Restaurant

While visiting the Tsawwassn Mills Shopping Centre we found a great Japanese Restaurant called Kamome Sushi.

Kamome QR CodeWe didn’t know what the restaurant was like but really enjoyed it, an unexpected find. Great ambience, modern in design. Food was awesome, in fact a Japanese/Korean fusion, both types of dishes on the menu. We noticed that the chicken was a mix between Japanese and Korean. The mustard sauce that came with the chicken was awesome, I’m pleased they gave us some more to go with our leftovers. The restaurant is kind of expensive but the portions were huge which gave us more to take out, from that perspective it was a justified cost. Scan the QR Code on the right for a link to the restaurant.

2022-08-07T17:15:39+00:007 August 2022|Photo Gallery|

Neptune Wonton Noodle

Today we went to Neptune Wonton Noodle House, a Chinese restaurant based inside the Central City Mall in Surrey, British Columbia.

This other week we went to the Neptune Palace Restaurant, see my review. The Noodle House is inside the restaurant premises but just closed off and has its own kitchen facilities. You can see them cooking through a window inside the restaurant.

Like the Palace, the Noodle House also looks fairly posh and has some posh prices to match. The food, at least what we had, was excellent. We had Sliced Beef in Noodle Soup and Beef Brisket with Noodles. With the brisket came a Chicken Soup side, just a clear broth, that was the best, it actually tasted like Roast Chicken although it probably wasn’t. The beef in both dishes were very tender. Each of the main dishes were no greater than CAD$15.00 which might be a little bit more than we would pay but the quality was good and have plenty for another lunch or dinner.

2022-07-28T22:54:23+00:0028 July 2022|Photo Gallery|

Neptune Palace Restaurant Review

Neptune Palace Restaurant is based here in Surrey, British Columbia, and is based inside the Surrey City Central Mall.

Neptune is a more high-class Chinese restaurant with inside decor to match. There are two parts to the restaurant, we’ve only been in the main section, the other one is a Wonton Noodle place.

The items on the menu are generally dishes you would not find in a day-to-day Chinese restaurant most people would go into. The prices are high but they do serve generous portions, enough for us for 3 more dinners. So, kind of value for money.

We had 3 dishes in all and my favourite was the Ho Fun, it’s always my go-to dish but I was interested in seeing what this one was like. It was exceptional. All dishes were good. Instead of an orange, they served us with a Mango Jelly dessert, it was refreshing.

At first, the customer service was a bit gruff. There was no one to greet us when we first arrived. There was only really one member of staff that was friendly to us. Also, the menu was on a tablet and it timed out, couldn’t access it as it was passworded, then the staff member wasn’t happy she had to re-enter the password for us.

I will give the restaurant 4 out of 5, marked down due to customer service rather than the food.

2022-07-20T17:51:05+00:0020 July 2022|Food, Photo Gallery|

Downtown Vancouver Photos

We dropped off some visiting friends at their Downtown Vancouver hotel prior to their Alaska cruise. Here are some photos of interest relating to that little car trip.

The first couple of pictures just show some interesting skyline shots. The third picture shows the Victory Square Cenotaph, a war memorial.

The 4th, and last, picture shows a real estate’s (estate agent) advert on a side of a bus. I think he has a sense of humour as he makes his name into a double entendres, certainly memorable and a good marketing ploy.

2022-07-15T21:23:48+00:0015 July 2022|Photo Gallery|