Monthly Archives: December 2011

Godiva: Shakin’ it up with Godiva Shakes

Godiva is a chocolate shop that opened up at Metropolis . They have another location on Robson Street too. They are known for their decadent chocolate creations. I’ve always been a bit turned off to go into Godiva because of [...]

December 31, 2011 Dessert, South Burnaby, Three Beakers

The Red Wagon: Amazing BBQ, But Why The Asian Plates?

The Red Wagon on Hastings is a neighbourhood joint that serves up delicious diner food. The interior is very retro, but their food packs some amazing flavour. Flo and I were on Trinity Street checking out some Christmas lights and [...]

December 30, 2011 BBQ, Cafe, Commercial Drive / Grandview, Four Beakers

Shizen Ya: Organic Japanese Food

Back to Shizen Ya to try out their dinner combo. I liked their lunch combo and it’s great that they use only organic fresh ingredients. For the health conscious people, it’s good to know there is nothing chemically hidden in your food. The dinner [...]

December 30, 2011 Downtown, Japanese, Three Beakers

McDonalds Introduces Real Fruit Smoothies, But Are They Good?

On Christmas Day, M was getting a bit hungry and headed to McDonalds since they were one of the only places open around midnight. We discovered they had 2 new smoothies – Mango Pineapple and Strawberry Banana smoothies. I’ve seen these available in [...]

December 29, 2011 Fast Food

Sushimoto: Hidden Sushi Place in North Burnaby

Sushimoto is a hidden Japanese restaurant in Burnaby near Holdom Skytrain. It’s a nice hidden find since nothing else is really around that area. They are quite busy during peak hours and are growing to be quite popular since they [...]

December 28, 2011 Izakaya, Japanese, North Burnaby, Three Beakers

Palki Indian Restaurant: Hidden Find on Commercial Drive

Foodology Disclaimer: I was invited by the owners to try out their restaurant. I brought along 3 friends to really keep this review as unbiased as possible! This review does not guarantee 100% similar service you might normally get from this [...]

December 27, 2011 Commercial Drive / Grandview, Indian, Three Beakers, Vegetarian

Meat & Bread: It’s Just That Simple

I’ve been to Meat & Bread plenty of times but I always seem to go back for some mouth watering sandwiches. They have their usual items and once in a while they have some unique sandwiches. I’ve had some good [...]

December 27, 2011 Downtown, Sandwich, Three Beakers

Volcano Sushi & Grill: Explosive Taste

I always pass by Hastings and I see this relatively new sushi place called Volcano Sushi & Grill. It has quite a strong name, but I was wanting to cure my curiosity of this place, so M and I decided [...]

December 26, 2011 Commercial Drive / Grandview, Japanese, Three Beakers

Nestle Toll House Cafe: Open at Guildford Mall

Nestle Toll House Cafe has opened its newest cafe at the Guildford Mall in Surrey – the first location in Canada! Gmoney works in the mall, so she kept me updated on when they would open. The reason why Nestle Toll House intrigued me [...]

December 25, 2011 American, Cafe, Surrey, Three Beakers

Lin Chinese Cuisine: Dan Dan Noodles & Xiao Long Bao

Lin Chinese Cuisine is well known for their amazing Xiao Long Bao and Noodle soups! They have won multiple awards for their amazing food and chefs. This place is usually packed during the peak hours and caters to small and [...]

December 24, 2011 Chinese, Fairview, Three Beakers

Bo Laksa King’s Bubbles & Bits: Roti Canai and Laksa

Bo Laksa King’s Bubble & Bits serves up Malaysian food! I heard their Laksa is really good, so I took a few friends here to try it out. They are cash only, so you are outta luck, if you don’t [...]

December 24, 2011 Bubble Tea, Cafe, Hastings-Sunrise, Malaysian, Three Beakers

East Village Bakery: Mom & Pop Bakery With Artisan Treats

East Village Bakery is an artisan bakery specializing in artisan bread, pies and french pastries. I honestly thought it was just an asian bakery, but when M and stepped inside, we were just amazed by the amount of little ornate [...]

December 23, 2011 Bakery, Commercial Drive / Grandview, Dessert, European, Specialty Shop, Three Beakers

JJs Restaurant: Dining On A Budget

My coworkers and I went to JJ’s Restaurant in Vancouver Community College for our Christmas party. It’s really a perfect location since we work closely with all post secondary institutions. JJs is a great place since it’s cheap and a [...]

December 22, 2011 Culinary School, Downtown, Four Beakers, International

La Chocolaterie: The Best Chocolates In The Lower Mainland

La Chocolaterie is the best chocolate store in the Lower Mainland. I really mean that because I have never been so excited and addicted to chocolates until now. Ever since my first bite at the Bakers Market, I have not [...]

December 21, 2011 Dessert, Four Beakers, Japanese, Richmond, Specialty Shop

Guu Garden: Rice Burger Bento Lunch Is Awesome

Guu Garden is probably my favorite place to have lunch downtown. It’s cheap and you are guaranteed a fabulous lunch. Plus, I love Japanese food to death. For AvocadoGirl’s last day of work, I took her here since she really [...]

December 20, 2011 Downtown, Four Beakers, Izakaya, Japanese, lunch

TaDa Sushi: New Sushi Restaurant In Coquitlam

I was studying for my last final exam and a few of us were growing quite hungry. M knows I like to yell at him when he suggests fast food or some place we’ve been before.  So, he found this [...]

December 19, 2011 Coquitlam, Japanese, Three Beakers

Fatty Cow Hot Pot: Perfect Winter Food

Fatty Cow Hot Pot is located on Victoria and 35th ave for all you can eat hot pot. I like going here since it’s closer than going to the ones near Richmond. All you can eat is around $20 per [...]

December 19, 2011 All You Can Eat, Chinese, Kensington, Three Beakers

Sushi Elephant: Hot Night Roll, Dancing Lady Roll, & Las Vegas Roll

Last time I went to Sushi Elephant, M and I did takeout and didn’t get the full experience of dining in the restaurant. Since a bunch of us were bored, we decided to try out more of the different items. They offer [...]

December 18, 2011 Coquitlam, Four Beakers, Japanese, Seafood