Monthly Archives: July 2013

Triple O’s #SecretMenu

Triple O’s #SecretMenu: Triple Triple Burger

Hello, this is M, back with another fast food review. This time, I went to Triple O’s to try out their new #secretmenu which includes the “Triple Triple Burger combo”. First of all, it was difficult to even find a [...]

July 31, 2013 Downtown, Fast Food
Oyster Express

Oyster Express: Buck A Shuck in Chinatown

After hearing Oyster Express has buck a shuck, my coworkers and I decided to come here after work. Its quite close to our office, so we just had to see how it compares to the other buck a shuck options [...]

July 30, 2013 Chinatown, Happy Hour, Seafood, Three Beakers, WestCoast
Berry Good

Berry Good: Dessert Cafe in Richmond

It’s been a while since I’ve been to Berry Good in Richmond. My last visit was 3 years ago. All the cakes are homemade and created in very small batches. They are closed on Wednesday and Sunday, and the other [...]

July 29, 2013 Bakery, Cafe, Dessert, Korean, Richmond, Three Beakers
Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle

Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle: Noodles in Richmond

Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle is located on the 2nd floor of Aberdeen Mall in Richmond. They are an award winning noodle chain around the world. We walked all around the mall trying to find a place to eat, but [...]

July 28, 2013 Noodles, Richmond, Taiwanese, Three Beakers

Toyotomi: All You Can Eat Hot Pot & Sashimi

Toyatomi is a Japanese restaurant that features all you can eat hot pot and sashimi in Richmond. When I heard there was all you can eat sashimi, I just had to come here with some friends. We made reservations ahead [...]

July 24, 2013 All You Can Eat, Chinese, Japanese, Richmond, Three Beakers
The Buffet at River Rock

The Buffet at the River Rock

The Buffet at the River Rock Casino is located on the second floor of the building. Every night of the week they have “themed nights” where they feature certain types of food. My mom loves buffets, so she was just [...]

July 22, 2013 Buffet, International, Richmond, Two Beakers
Strike 破店

Strike: Taiwanese Food in Kitsilano

Strike is a Taiwanese Restaurant near UBC and they will soon open another location in Richmond. I came here twice before and I’ve been addicted to their sizzling plates. You can super full for $12. I came here again for [...]

July 21, 2013 Bubble Tea, Cafe, Kitsilano, Taiwanese, Three Beakers
mosaic bar and grille

Mosaic Bar and Grille: New Summer Menu

Mosaic Bar & Grille is located in the Hyatt Vancouver on Burrard and Georgia Street. They specialize in locally sourced produce, sustainable seafood and choice ingredients with careful and creative preparation. Their menu’s change often to really adapt to the seasonal ingredients. [...]

July 20, 2013 Canadian, Downtown, Four Beakers, Seafood, WestCoast

Forty Ninth Parallel Cafe and Lucky’s Doughnuts

On Main Street lies 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters that also serve Lucky’s Donuts. They keep it simple in this cafe by just serving coffee and donuts. You can’t come here without being tempted with a donut to go with your [...]

July 19, 2013 Bakery, Cafe, Canadian, Dessert, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Three Beakers
The Mighty Oak

The Mighty Oak: Neighbourhood Coffee Shop

The Mighty Oak is literally your neighbourhood coffee shop. It is located in the middle of a residential area with nothing but houses. Imagine just waking up and walking a few houses down to grab a coffee and a treat. Flo and [...]

July 16, 2013 Cafe, Four Beakers, Riley Park/Little Mountain
Qoola Plus Richmond

Qoola Plus: Now Open in Richmond Centre

Sometimes people do crazy things to get what they want. M has been craving frozen yogurt for weeks now and of all the yogurt places in Vancouver, we had to drive all the way down to Richmond for Qoola Plus [...]

July 15, 2013 Cafe, Dessert, Richmond, Three Beakers

Maenam: Hot, Sour, Sweet and Salty

M has this goal of finding the best Thai restaurant in Vancouver. We heard much about maenam and decided to come here for dinner. The space looks beautiful and very modern. We really didn’t know what to order since there [...]

July 14, 2013 Kitsilano, Thai, Three Beakers
Emelle's Westside Wheels

Emelle’s Westside Wheels: Caterer turned Food Truck

Emelle’s Westside Wheels was at EPIC, the sustainable living festival last weekend. Looking at the 12 or so food carts, I gravitated towards this food truck. I’ve heard much of Emelle’s amazing catering services, but was curious how they would [...]

July 12, 2013 Canadian, Downtown, Food Carts, Streetcart, Three Beakers
Joy of Feeding

Joy of Feeding 2013: 16 cooks. 16 different ethnic backgrounds.

The 3rd Annual Joy of Feeding was held at UBC Farm on Sunday June 30th. The event celebrates the creation of simple, home cooked meals from various heritages around the world. In Vancouver, we are blessed with so many diverse [...]

July 9, 2013 Event, Farm
Cheat Day Vancouver

Cheat Day: Seriously Good Gourmet Grilled Cheese

There’s a new restaurant in town called Cheat Day. It’s a cute little cafe that lets their customers indulge in gourmet grilled cheese. Cheat Day is a clever name since most people tend to try to go on a diet [...]

July 8, 2013 Cafe, Downtown, Four Beakers, Sandwich
Happy Meal Minion

McDonalds Happy Meal: Minions

Minions have invaded McDonalds all around the world. Starting this month, you’ll be able to snag up 8 adorable Despicable Me 2 toys. They are available in Canada, Philippines, Indonesia, USA, UK, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Panama, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Romania, Portugal, Latvia, Colombia, [...]

July 7, 2013 Fast Food
Chinatown Night Market

Chinatown Night Market: Closest Night Market to Downtown

The Chinatown Night Market has changed a lot since I was a kid. With the emergence of the other Night Markets in town, the quality of the Chinatown Night Market isn’t as good as it used to be. Despite that, [...]

July 6, 2013 BBQ, Canadian, Chinatown, Chinese, Dessert, Event, Filipino, Food Carts, French, Streetcart
Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie

Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie: Chocolates Galore

Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie is located on Hastings Street in North Burnaby. It’s pretty awesome to see that The Heights is starting to get some amazing shops in the area. Over the past few years, I’ve always complained about how [...]

July 5, 2013 Cafe, Dessert, Four Beakers, French, North Burnaby