Richmond is a inner-city suburb of Vancouver. In the last few hours of our time in Canada, we rambled across Richmond looking for last minute souvenirs and a very late lunch/early dinner. Loyal readers would know that I get a hankering for Chinese food, in particular, for rice, when I'm on holiday. Sanbo Chinese Restaurant is located in Richmond which is a predominantly Asian suburb - kinda like a mash-up of Doncaster and Box Hill in Melbourne.
Despite the odd time (sometime between 3-5pm), there was a reasonable number of people dining in. We opted to go for the lunchtime deals (CAD$9.75 for a main and a drink). I went for the fish w sweetcorn gravy on rice - comfort food at its best. A big serve of fluffy rice, topped with lots of fish fillets and soupy sweetcorn sauce. This was a healthier version as the fish hadn't been deep fried in batter.
The Lawyer went for the stir fry beef rice noodle. A big dish as well with lots of beef. While this was nice the fish dish was much better.
Both dishes came with your choice of drink - we both went for the Hong Kong style tea, which is made with powdered tea and lots of condensed milk. A rather sloppy presentation with the very tea-stained mugs. You also get complementary Chinese tea...
...as well as complementary soup as a starter.
Verdict: we liked it a lot.
A really great cheap feed for less than CAD$10 per person you get a big, well cooked meal with a drink and complementary Chinese tea and soup. The place seems to be a favourite with the locals.