Bob's Submarine Sandwiches - Beside Richmond Centre!

 Yesterday I went back to Richmond!! Boy, how I've missed this place! Remember when I use to blog about Richmond restaurants on an *almost* daily basis? Richmond just feels like home!! Now that I spend most of my time in Vancouver & Burnaby and it just isn't the same LOL.

  I know what you're thinking, how could I go to Richmond without eating chinese food?!! How is that even possible? LOL. Welll, Bob's has been on my list for a while now, ever since I heard about their epic super subs haha, so since I was near Richmond Centre yesterday, I thought, why not? They're located in a small plaza beside the skytrain, beside Sakura Sushi (one of my ultimate faves.)
  
  Bob's Submarine Sandwiches is like Richmond's own version of Duffin's Donuts, who else agrees? They even sell the same fritou's chicken LOL!

  Something random that happened yesterday: as I was walking toward the skytrain platform, a tv crew (turns out it was Omni News) came up to me and started asking me questions about the Canada Line in Mandarin LOL! I really hope they don't air it because I was soooo awkward!
Super Sub 6 Inches $5.50
2.5/5 stars
  This thing was huge!! I didn't end up finishing it lol. I just couldn't. It was too much haha! This thing was packed to the brim with double steak, double cheese, mushrooms, salami, and capicollo!

  Flavour wise, it could have used a bit more work. Now I understand why they have so many sauces on the side, because the subs taste plain without it! Even with the copious amount of meat, all you could really taste was the onions and the cheese. The meat had no flavour. The "steak" was reasonably tender, albeit a bit dry. The salami was your typical generic salami, nothing to write home about. The mushrooms were nice and caramelized, and the cheese was completely melted. The buns were really thin but a bit too doughy for my liking.
This is what I added on my sub! What does "HP Sauce" even stand for? It was really sour, and looked like plum sauce lol.


SERVICE 2/5 stars
   Bob's is owned by a sweet Korean family, with the dad (I'm guessing) running the cash register, and  mom & grandma at the grill!
  Bob's operates like a cafeteria, you order at the front, they call your name when your food is ready and you seat yourself! Since everything is made to order it does take some time for them to make your meal, especially since they're so busy!

AMBIANCE - Casual
  Bob's looks like your typical semi-ghetto American diner, with utilitarian chairs, and a condiment station at the front. They have this really loud Christian music playing in the background (Praise 106.5!) I actually knew every song that was playing LOL

PRICE - $/$$$
  Most of their sandwiches are around $4, with a burger being as cheap as $2.95! Breakfast is an awesome deal as well, you can get bacon w/egg on toast for a mere $2.55! Bob's is super budget friendly! You could easily get full on pocket change!

VALUE - Poor/Okay/Good/GREAT
This is as cheap as a meal gets and pretty much blows Mcdonald's out of the water!! I can understand why Bob's is so busy, for the price, this place is great value! Everything is made fresh to order so nothing tastes stale!

THE MENU

Here's a sample of their menu:

Hot Subs $4.90 for 6 inch, 9.80 for 12 inch
Stea & Capicollio
Steak & Pepperoni
Steak & Salami
Salami & Pepperoni
Hot Pepperoni
Steak Super Sub
Club Sub
Chicken Breast
Chicken Teriyaki
Chicken BBQ
Vegetarian Sub

Breakfast
One Egg w/bacon on toast 2.55
Two Eggs '' 3.50
Bob's Big Breakfast 6.00

Burgers
Beef 2.95
Chicken 3.95
Veggie 3.95

Fries 2
Poutine 3
Onion Rings 2.50
Gravy 50 cents

Fried Chicken Combos

2 pieces fries, pop 5
3 pieces, fries & pop 6


MORE INFO
6390 No 3 Road Richmond, BC 

THE VERDICT
  Overall, Bob's offers up decent, unpretentious eats at unbeatable prices! If you're looking for a quick, cheap fast food meal, Bob's is a great alternative to McDonalds! Portion sizes are large and everything is made to order!


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8 comments:

  1. HP stands for House of Parliament I believe. HP sauce is quite a popular condiment in well... Commonwealth countries. It is available at any supermarket right beside A1, etc. The label actually has the queen's seal or something on it. I think brit cook shows refer to it as brown sauce.

    I am a bit surprised when people don't know about it. I am Canadian of Chinese descent, and it is a staple in our house. It is a bit sour. Think it is a form of a chutney in origin - which ketchup is too if you think about it.


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  2. Really you never had HP sauce ??

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Sauce

    Actually I believe you have, if you've eaten tonkatsu and used the dipping sauce that comes with it. That's more or less a hybrid of Worcester sauce and HP sauce :-)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Sauce

    This place looks good and I love cheap. Must try soon.

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  3. @Anonymous Woah, that's really cool, I didn't know that HP stood for House of Parliament! I've actually never seen HP sauce at a supermarket before LOL...or maybe I just haven't noticed? What brand does it retail under? :)
    Growing up the only "western condiments we had in our fridge were ketchup and peanut butter LOL!

    @LotusRapper
    No I haven't haha (or I just wasn't aware of it lol.) Oh I didn't know that tonkatsu sauce was made out of worcester and HP sauce!!
    You should try it! Let me know how you like it! :)

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  4. I've had HP and Worcestershire (pronounced "Woo-ster" by the Brits) much of my life. Can't imagine life without them !

    HP Sauce is its own brand:

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41pgh0t0X2L.jpg

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  5. I don't spend a lot of time looking at steak sauces either so it is probably easily glossed over. It is marketed as HP sauce. Never had a problem finding it at a store. Light Blue label, the seal around the neck of the bottle, and a picture of big Ben/parliament too depending on whatever tagline is being used.

    They have several varieties now too. Never tried though.

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  6. your'e a blogger and you don't know what hp is?

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    1. LOL!! Bloggers don't know everything ;) I'm still a young, I have alot to learn!

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  7. @ Anonymous - a food blogger is just a regular person who journals their food adventures and related topics online. The role doesn't make them a know-it-all, nor should it. I was around 21 before I even knew what a shallot is, and nor have ever eaten a Yorkshire pudding until that time.

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