Monthly Archives: July 2011

Makoto Japanese Restaurant: South Burnaby Sushi Joint

Makoto is a Japanese restaurant in the Burnaby South area on Royal Oak and Rumble. I don’t normally go close to this area, but M wanted a short dinner meeting with ScarFace, ChinaHat and AwkwardGirl. They are one of the [...]

July 31, 2011 Japanese, Seafood, South Burnaby, Three Beakers

Hi Genki: Dining In An Old Folks Home

Located inside the Nikkei Home near Middlegate Mall on Kingsway is an assisted living home for seniors. Of all places, I would not have expected a Japanese restaurant would be inside here. Hi Genki is owned by Fujiya and operated [...]

July 30, 2011 Japanese, Kid Friendly, South Burnaby, Three Beakers

TacoFino Cantina Food Truck: Taco, Taco, Taco

Tacofino is another new food truck hitting the streets of Downtown Vancouver. Located on Howe Street and Robson Street. Tacofino originated from Tofino, BC thus their name Taco”fino”. They have spent the past 2 years operating on the island, but [...]

July 29, 2011 Downtown, Food Carts, Four Beakers, Mexican, Seafood, Streetcart

The Keg: Lobster Summer Menu

M and I spent an interesting day shopping and returning things at Costco in Burnaby. Seriously, sometimes you can spend forever in all the aisles. Since The Keg is super close to Costco, we were super tempted for some meat!! [...]

July 29, 2011 Bar and Grill, Four Beakers, North Burnaby

Vera’s Burger Shack: Waiting 40 mins for a Burger Isn’t Acceptable

A few weeks ago, I took a trip to Vera’s Burger Shack in Gastown with Mandu. Other restaurants in that area had line ups, so we decided to go to Vera’s since it seems it would be a fast alternative. [...]

July 28, 2011 Gastown, Two Beakers

Bun Me Baguette Food Cart: Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwiches

Bun Me Baguette is one of the newer Food Carts in Vancouver. They serve up Vietnamese style baguettes. Who doesn’t love grabbing a quick baguette rather than the usual hotdog? This really reminded me of the NomNom Food Truck in [...]

July 27, 2011 Downtown, Food Carts, Streetcart, Three Beakers, Vietnamese

Renaissance Coffee: Quick Cheap Lunch for the SFU Student

As a student, we don’t really have that much money to spend on food. I’ve decided I would try to find some good deals for lunch whether it be on-campus or off campus. Sometimes I do get cravings so I [...]

July 26, 2011 Cafe, SFU, Three Beakers

Wild Salmon: Go Dine Here Before It’s Gone!

Wild Salmon is a pop up restaurant inside Vancouver Community College. It is entirely run by culinary students for the aboriginal cultural arts program.  Students get hands on experience learning how to operate the front and back end of the [...]

July 24, 2011 Aboriginal, Culinary School, Downtown, Four Beakers

NaanWraps Food Truck: Is It a Tree? Is It Green Lantern?…Nope, it’s Indian Food

I was randomly looking for a new Food Cart to eat at during my lunch break. I stumbled upon NaanWraps on Burrard. They operate on limited days, so you can’t always find them downtown.   Just look out for the [...]

July 23, 2011 Downtown, Food Carts, Indian, Streetcart, Three Beakers

Himalayan Peak: Naanwich, New Sandwich Technology?

Being on the SFU Burnaby Campus once a week still gives me plenty of time to check out their food. There really isn’t too much variety, but one of the better restaurants is the Himalayan Peak. They serve up Indian [...]

July 23, 2011 Indian, North Burnaby, Three Beakers

Bandidas Taqueria: Veggie Bacon Strips, Veggie Bacon Strips

Waking up early is not my favorite thing in the world. Time is really best spent sleeping in, @wongers told me to meet up with the #YVRbreakfastclub at Bandidas Taqueria for some vegetarian breakfast and some good times with fellow [...]

July 22, 2011 Brunch, Commercial Drive / Grandview, Three Beakers

The Dirty Apron: Baguettes and Brownies

I was planning a lonely lunch by myself until I went on Twitter and @nik_wong tweeted saying she needed someone to lunch with. We met a few days earlier at Social Media Day. Since she was a few blocks away, [...]

July 19, 2011 Four Beakers, Gastown, Sandwich

G-Be Izakaya: Dragon Ball Z Inspired Sushi

The last time I was here, they were still doing a soft opening. After many many many month, they finally fully opened. Since M and I were not super hungry, we decided to grab a few dishes since we were [...]

July 18, 2011 Four Beakers, Izakaya, Japanese, North Burnaby

The Red Wagon: Pulled Pork and More Pulled Pork

M and I were craving some pulled pork, but going all the way downtown to ReUp was out of the question since we were in Burnaby. M looked around everywhere to find somewhere close by, but no luck for him. [...]

July 18, 2011 BBQ, Commercial Drive / Grandview, Four Beakers

Guu Kobachi: No Regular Menu, but great concept!

@floyvr organized an impromptu EatUp with @wongers, @kcclaveria, @alexglee and @crazyut . Since I am a Guu fanatic, I really really wanted to see their “No Regular Menu” concept. We arrived quite early since the @GuuIzakaya account told us to show up early. Since all openings are not [...]

July 16, 2011 Four Beakers, Izakaya, Japanese, Robson Street/West End

Ha Long Bay Vietnamese Restaurant: Good Addition to Pender St.

  Its interesting when restaurants close and a new one pops up. In the case of The Best Pho House, it looked sketchy as hell. A few weeks ago, a new Pho restaurant called Ha Long Bay opened up.  The [...]

July 15, 2011 Downtown, lunch, Three Beakers, Vietnamese

Kadoya Japanese Restaurant on Denman Street

Hello Internet! RomanJ here! Today we explore one of my favorite restaurants – Kadoya. Kadoya is a chain Japanese restaurant in the downtown core specializing in sushi rolls. One branch is located on Davie Street right beside the St. Paul’s [...]

July 13, 2011 Four Beakers, Japanese, Robson Street/West End

Sweet Revenge: Disappointed Take Out Dessert

It was a nice day and my sister really really wanted dessert desperately! Since I was on Main Street, I picked up a few items to bring home. Sweet Revenge is one of the popular places to head out to [...]

July 12, 2011 Cafe, Dessert, Riley Park/Little Mountain, Two Beakers