8.24.2014

Kamei Royale


Hi Everyone!

Back with a post for sushi lovers! Phil and I were strolling along downtown, trying to figure out where to go for dinner. I've been to Kamei Royale before so I suggested to go there again. The restaurant is along West Georgia & Burrard and it's located on the second floor. Their signage is very limited so you might miss it along the way. If you know where Suki Hair Salon is, it is right across from it. The entrance barely has any signage, other than that little sign that says their restaurant name on the side. If you decide to drive down to downtown, you can just park at Pacific Centre and walk over. Super close by and saves you trouble from finding street parking.




We ordered the Panko Oyster $9.00/4 pieces

I really like this dish; the deep fried-ness gives it the crunch and enhances the flavour of the oyster. The sauce is tartar sauce with a jalapeno piece on top. Obviously I did not try to eat the jalapeno but overall it was super flavourful.


Next, we got the Delicious Roll $14.00/8 pieces

It has chopped scallops, crab meat, avocado and fresh mangos wrapped with poached prawns with white wine mustard sauce & tobiko. I really like this sushi; the sweetness of the mango and the savoury flavour of the meats were an extremely good pairing. Phil didn't enjoy it as much as I did, as the white wine mustard sauce was just not working for him.

Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant



Hi Everyone,


I had lunch at the Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant today in Steveston Village’s waterfront area. This place is full of waterfront restaurants with nice patios and great views of the water. It’s just a few steps away from Sockeye City Grill, the other restaurant that I blogged about, and in fact Jess and I were considering trying this restaurant last time but they were busy as well, so we walked on and ended up at Sockeye.



We arrived at this restaurant right when they opened, so there was no trouble getting a table, but soon after the patio was filling up fast and becoming full in no time. Their website says they won Richmond’s Best Restaurant award, so this must be good. The patio was nice and spacious, covered, had heating available, and several tvs as well. They also provided blankets for each table in case it was cold, which in the beginning it was a bit chilly as the breeze from the water was coming in and it wasn’t that warm yet. The table was a bit sticky, but not too bad that I wouldn’t put my wallet and phone on. Our server came by with water soon after we were seated and took our drink order first.



I had a mojito of course.



8.21.2014

Fliptop Filipino Fusion Food Truck

Hi Everyone,

So I got word of a food truck being parked downstairs of my office today from my colleague who sent photos of the truck and their menu. It was the Fliptop Filipino Fusion Food Truck! Personally I haven’t heard of this particular food truck before, as I’m slowly getting to know more food trucks, so I had to give it a try.





They had music playing from their portable player which set the mood for a fun and chill atmosphere. Their graphics on the truck looked very cool indeed and I like the design. They definitely attracted a lot of customers from our building as they were there from around 11am to 2pm.

After browsing through the menu board, I decided on the Fliptop’s Pulled Pork Sandwich $8. My colleagues ordered the same so I ordered 3, plus a Dalandan Lime Soda $3.

8.16.2014

Destination: Seattle- Din Tai Fung

I've heard many things about this place. Mainly all positive feedback about the food, so this time around in Seattle, I REALLY wanted to try this place out. We got there around 5:30pm and thank god there was no wait for a table. We were nicely greeted and was brought to our table by this super friendly waitress. She explained the whole entire menu to us and helped us pour the soy sauce and vinegar sauce. Throughout the meal she would come by to check how we were doing. I was extremely pleased with her superb service.


8.13.2014

Dae Ji Cutlet House

During this year's fireworks, Phil and I passed by this place while we were walking down Robson to English Bay. We saw a huge line up and assumed it has to be good stuff! The window displays looked very intriguing and we told ourselves we must try this next time!

The thought of delicious pork cutlet was stuck in my head and I just couldn't wait for Phil anymore, so I decided to go with two of my friends from school to give it a try! I got there around 12:30pm and I was the only customer in the restaurant. I walked in, seeing the staff in front of me, assuming she would notice my presence. I was hoping she would look up so I wouldn't have to yell "HELLO?" but she didn't. After hearing my voice from a distance, she immediately led me up to the second floor & once I got to the table she told me "Oh, actually do you mind sitting downstairs?" No, I really don't mind where I sit, just make up your mind already..Upstairs or downstairs? >_<" Despite the disappointing entry, I was hoping the food would be superb.




8.11.2014

Sockeye City Grill

Hey Everyone,

Welcome to my post on Sockeye City Grill, a waterfront seafood restaurant located in Steveston Village. Jess and I decided to try this restaurant while walking around the area as we knew there were several similar restaurants here. Sockeye City Grill had two patio areas, which we thought would give us a higher chance of getting a table earlier, so we decided to put our name down on their waitlist.





Upon arriving, we were told it would be about a 15 minute wait for the patio, but throughout our half hour wait, it seemed this was the estimate they were telling every party that arrived. Despite there being several empty tables, they did not seat anyone there until much later, either due to lack of staff or slow service. They have a take-out window at the front of the restaurant as well. The patios were well shaded around 6pm on a very hot summer evening, with umbrellas at every table.

When we were finally seated, there were 5 other empty tables around us. A server arrived after a few minutes to take our initial orders, but we were ready with the full order since we had ample time to look over the menu posted in front of the restaurant.

They started us off with free bread and butter, which are my absolute favourite thing to eat when it's free!



8.10.2014

Destination: Seattle- Beecher's handmade cheese

Second blog of the day!!!

I just can't stop can I? LOL Let's just say I have a lot of spare time on my hands right now.

When we were at Pike Place, we came across Beecher's Handmade cheese. At first, I thought they only sell cheese, but actually they sell food as well! They had mac and cheese and different types of sandwiches. I like the fact that they had two different line ups; one for cheese and one just for the food.