Address: 3312 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5K7
The Molangs were driving down Kingsway, en route to Metrotown. Due to traffic congestion, we decided to pull over by Happy Day Cafe for lunch. On the day of visit, it looked like the restaurant had recently finished renovation. The interior was spacious, bright, and clean. They had TVs on the wall showing Cantonese shows, but I doubt anyone could hear them with all the background noise.
Happy Day Cafe is a Hong Kong style restaurant. What that means is that they serve almost anything that could satisfy your food cravings. On the menu you will see: Chinese soup noodles, Chinese breakfast, “Western” style breakfast, sandwiches, Chinese rice dishes, curry, and pasta, etc. Everything is inexpensive, as standard size dishes would cost around $10 each. A free drink (hot milk tea or coffee) is also included with an order of most main dishes.
Here’s what we had for lunch:
Baked Pork Chop & Seafood on Rice – $10.50
We were surprised that it came just 10 minutes after ordering. Normally it would take twice the amount of time. Perhaps they make a batch of these everyday… Anyway, the rice bowl was pretty hot when it arrived, so we were happy.
Half of the bowl was seafood + cream sauce, and the other half was fried pork chop + tomato sauce. Both halves were equally hearty and delicious. We could be wrong, but we felt that the portion size here was smaller than other HK restaurants. Nonetheless, this one was still good comfort food.
Club Sandwich with Fries – $9.95
We ordered this because we saw on the menu picture that this particular sandwich comes with everything: ham, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried chicken cutlet, and mayo. The bread was lightly toasted, and had a hint of sweetness. We liked the flavour and texture combination of all the ingredients in the sandwich. This may sound silly, but the fries outshone the sandwiches :D. They were very crispy on the outside, and hot and soft on the inside. Very addicting stuff!
(No pictures) Free drinks – hot coffee and hot milk tea
Both came premixed with milk… a lot of milk, so most of the flavour we tasted was milk.
Molang Scores & Verdict
Service: 3/5 (Service staff was either too busy, or too oblivious to tend us. I think it was the latter.)
Good place for an economic meal. Seemingly endless food choices. Clean and spacious environment is a big plus.