11.20.2014

Spoon Kitchen

Hey everyone!!!

Back with another blogpost on this Thai & Malaysian restaurant located on West 4th. I've been here once before with Phil, also with a voucher deal. This time around, I got the 4 person voucher deal for me & my family. I highly recommend getting the voucher deal because it is definitely worth trying.

Here is the link to the voucher incase you are interested:
http://www.groupon.com/deals/spoon-kitchen

I forgot what the drinks are called but it was their non-alcoholic exotic fruit drinks. I believe it consists of mangos, pineapples, etc. Just look at their drink menu and you'll find it!


11.08.2014

Duft & Co Bakehouse

Hi everyone!

I am so happy to be the first to blog about this wonderful bakehouse located in Abbotsford. It is definitely a super far hidden gem for us Vancity ppl but I do recommend coming here if you are in Abbotsford!

For all the food items, I didn't keep record of how much each things cost...just because I was SUPER hungry and I felt like ordering everything there! but I can guarantee everything is affordable! All in total including coffee, it came to around $30.00 for both of us. It only came to $30.00 for us is because we ordered ALOT for two people. So don't be scared by that number.

Duft is the owner of this little bakehouse and I can tell immediately from him & his staff that this place has AMAZING service. Everyone was super friendly and full of smiles! Just brings joy to people in the morning!

So we ordered 2 ham & cheese croissants, a dozen donuts (half chai & half original glazed), one cinnamon bun, & I think the last thing we ordered was the apple fritter?


I always order ham & cheese croissant at school and it costs me around the same price as this one and I can guarantee there is a HUGE difference. We bought the food home to enjoy and our drive back was approximately 45-50 mins and I would assume the food would not be as great but OMG it was still ON POINT!


The ham & cheese croissant was SUPER crunchy on the outside and SUPER soft on the inside & the meat inside is not those cheap ham, it was stacked with deli ham! Great quality for the money you pay for.






11.07.2014

What's Shaken Milkshake Bar

Hey everyone!

Back with a quick blog about What's Shaken Milkshake Bar!

It is located on 586 Davie Street and my friend brought me there for an after dinner treat. I'm not much of a milkshare fan...since I don't really like milk to begin with, but he highly recommends this place so I decided why not. 



11.02.2014

Cherry On Top

Hey everyone!

Sorry I've been MIA lately, it's been so overwhelming...with Phil moving, lots of hw & starting up our very OWN COMPANY!!!

I'm super excited to announce that we have launched our very own gift box company! We scouted around Vancouver for some of the best products from local artisans. I am a design freak and just putting the time to put something together and giving it to someone special and making them smile is the best feeling ever! 

As you guys may know, we LOVE food, so I'm super excited to let you guys know about our company and if you guys have someone in mind who you want to give a gift box to, THIS IS IT!

Our company name was discovered out of the blue by me, while I was eating lunch at home and was squeezing super hard to the point where brain juice was going to spill. We had a couple of ideas in mind but this one was by far the best one for us. I was staring at the random thing below:
I don't even know if it's actually cherries... but the idea just came to me. 

We want to be the cherry on top for either your business, your love life, your friendship, your clients & etc. Let us top it off with our amazing gift boxes. We value on quality over quantity and handpicked some of the best products ever for our boxes.

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Check out our website at: www.cherryontopdesign.ca

Tell us what you think! Love to get back some feedback from all of you!


Happy living!
-Msjesschan



Hapa Izakaya

Hey Everyone,

Went for lunch recently at apparently the only Hapa Izakaya that serves lunch, the Coal Harbour location.



This location is located near the convention centre area where the new Rogue location is. When we arrived, it was around 1pm and this place was packed with business suited people. No surprise this was a favourite among workers downtown!

There were a bunch of people waiting at the front of the restaurant, but we had reservations so we walked right in and got our table. We were seated in this section of the restaurant:


The couch seating is quite nice and comfy, and they have TV's on both ends of this room. The bar is to the right of this photo and turns around further to the right in an L shape. If you can't tell, those are mirrors on the left wall, so this room only "seems" much larger than it is. 

10.20.2014

Benjarong Thai Cuisine

Hello everyone!

I'm always on the lookout for good deals online, such as Groupon, Socialshopper, etc. I love eating so if I can save a few bucks through vouchers, I WILL! I found this voucher for Benjarong on Socialshopper a few months ago and I've finally used it last night. I had tried several attempts to call this place to book a table before but its either they never pick up or they are not open. Thank goodness, I finally got a hold of them a few days ago and was able to book a table for last night. Unfortunately, their vouchers are no longer available on Socialshopper. The voucher was $12.50 for $25.00 bucks worth.

This restaurant is located right next to BC Sushi. I've passed by this place many times whenever I go to BC Sushi but it never appealed to me esthetically. The interior is very old fashioned, yet it gives off a very comforting, charming feel to it. The overall colors definitely screams Thai, with the yellow walls & red ceilings.





For drinks, I ordered the Thai Ice Tea with Milk ($2.50) (on the left) & Phil ordered the Thai Ice Coffee without milk ($2.50) (on the right).

I was kind of skeptical about my drink when it showed up as pink. On my first sip, it was a very familiar taste but I couldn't put my finger on it until Phil tried it and totally brought up the item that it reminded me of. If you are Chinese, you may know during Chinese new year, we receive red pockets and for candies, there is ALWAYS that red packaged candy that is white. The drink literally tastes like that candy. The first few sips were fine, but it got way too sweet for my liking.

As for Phils ice coffee, we both LOVED IT. Even without milk, it already had a hint of sweetness and there was literally no need for milk.




10.19.2014

508 Bistro

Hey Everyone,

So after dining at this restaurant several times now, I've finally decided to write up a blog about it! This is a Taiwanese cafe style restaurant in Burnaby on Kingsway past Metrotown. When I say "past" I speak from the perspective of Vancouver. I was introduced to this restaurant by one of my best friends and although the service at the time wasn't that great, the food was pretty good so I kept coming back. 

One of my favourite things about this restaurant is something they started with, then stopped, then changed. They start you off with a bowl of something crispy to munch on while you decide on what to order. They used to give you a bowl of deep fried taro sticks with that Taiwanese salt and pepper flavouring. Then one day when I came here with some friends, they didn't give anything! I asked them about it that time and they said they stopped doing that! That was almost a dealbreaker for me so I was hesitant to return this time, but here we are! To my surprise, when we were seated, we were also given a bowl of something new this time!



I'm not exactly sure what type of deep fried chip this is, but it's really good! It has the same flavouring as previously mentioned and it is just addictive to snack on! In any case I'm just glad they brought this back as this differentiated them from the other BBT cafes (Bubble World, Pearl Castle).

Jess and I have eaten here before so we had some favourite dishes to fall back on if we didn't know what to order. We started off with one of our favourite dishes here, the Sliced Pork Belly with minced garlic $6.99.



This is by far one of my favs here after dining several times. It has that bit of sweet and sour flavour to it, likely from vinegar I'm guessing plus the garlic. The pork is cooked very nicely and very tender. I highly recommend trying this dish!