Monthly Archives: December 2013

Twisted Fork Bistro

Twisted Fork Bistro: Eggs, Eggs, Eggs

It’s been 3 years since I first visited Twisted Fork. Times have certainly changed and they now have an electronic system to handle people waiting in line. You put your name and number down and they will text you when [...]

December 31, 2013 Brunch, Downtown, French, Three Beakers
Hi Genki

Hi Genki: Pork Katsu Curry and Bento Boxes

M and I came here a few years ago and loved their food, so we are back and ready to chow down on more food here. Hi Genki is inside the Nikkei Home near Middlegate Mall on Kingsway. It’s an [...]

December 30, 2013 Japanese, Kid Friendly, South Burnaby, Three Beakers
Tealips Bubble Tea & Coffee

Tealips Bubble Tea & Coffee: Waffle and Shaved Ice

Finding good dessert in Burnaby is tough! A few months ago, I came here and I was hooked! Good waffles and dessert is in Burnaby. We drove from Coquitlam just to get some yummy waffles. They are open quite late, so [...]

December 29, 2013 Cafe, Dessert, South Burnaby, Three Beakers
Charcoal Sushi & BBQ Restaurant

Charcoal Sushi & BBQ Restaurant: Lunch Specials

Charcoal Sushi & BBQ Restaurant is on No. 3 Road and Westminster Hwy. My coworker and I stopped by for lunch on the way back to Vancouver. The place looked pretty good and there was a lot of people during [...]

December 28, 2013 Japanese, Richmond, Seafood, Sushi, Three Beakers
Memphis Blues Barbeque House

Memphis Blues Barbeque House: Meat Sweats with Elvis

Where do you go where you can eat enormous amount of meat like you just don’t care? Memphis Blues of course! After a heartbreaking meeting, the 11 of us decided to drown our sorrows in meat. I went Memphis Blue’s [...]

December 27, 2013 American, BBQ, Downtown, Pub/Bar, Two Beakers
Rumpus Room

The Rumpus Room: Monday $10 Burger + Beer Special

My coworkers wanted a place to grab a drink and enjoy some nibbles. We settled on the Rumpus Room as it was close by the office and seemed like a great after work place to chill. The space is a [...]

December 26, 2013 American, Canadian, Late Night, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Pub/Bar, Sandwich, Two Beakers
Juice Cleanse

The Juice Cleanse: 3 Day Cleanse

A few weeks ago, M and I tried doing The Juice Cleanse. This came about because of a bet since neither of us have willpower against eating food. We placed our order online on their website and within the next [...]

December 25, 2013 British Columbia, product
Mangal Kiss Mid East BBQ

Mangal Kiss Mid East BBQ: New Location at Main Street Station

Mangal Kiss has set up their second food cart right outside Main Street Skytrain Station. My coworkers are all raving about their amazing sandwiches, soups and wraps. We usually don’t have too many food options in the area, but when [...]

December 24, 2013 lunch, Middle Eastern, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Sandwich, Three Beakers
24 train express noodle house

24 Train Express Noodle House: New Pho Restaurant in Yaletown

There is a new Vietnamese/Cambodian restaurant in Yaletown. KoreanGirl, Mandu and I came here for lunch to devour bowls of pho. There’s no other Vietnamese restaurant in the area, so it’s nice to have something different around this area. 24 [...]

December 23, 2013 Cambodian, Downtown, Noodles, Three Beakers, Vietnamese, Yaletown
Deluxe Spicy Pepperoni pizza

Panago: Deluxe Spicy Pepperoni Pizza

Panago Pizza recently introduced their new Deluxe Spicy Pepperoni Pizza. As Panago pizza is very close to our place, M decided to order some for lunch. Best lazy meal ever. We both love spicy food, so we really wanted to [...]

December 22, 2013 American, Delivery, Fast Food, North Burnaby, pizza
Tableau Bar Bistro

Tableau Bar Bistro: French Inspired Cuisine

Tableau Bar Bistro has been on my to-eat list for a long time. This year, the girls and I decided to have our Christmas dinner here. It was close to TaiwaneseGirl’s place and the menu looked great. They serve up [...]

December 18, 2013 Downtown, French, Seafood, Three Beakers, WestCoast
Boiling Point

Boiling Point 沸點臭臭鍋: Individual Hot Pot

Boiling Point is a US chain of Taiwanese personal size hotpots. You can find them mostly in California, Seattle and Vancouver. It was a cold day in Vancouver and we wanted something warm and comforting. What better way to warm [...]

December 17, 2013 South Burnaby, Taiwanese, Two Beakers
Beta 5

BETA 5 Chocolates: Cream Puffs Galore

Beta 5 is one of North America’s Top 10 Chocolatiers. Their store is hidden in Strathcona near a bunch of warehouses, but you can find their chocolates at a bunch of retailers around town. Its best to take the skytrain [...]

December 16, 2013 Canadian, Dessert, Four Beakers, Specialty Shop, Strathcona
Le Marché St. George

Le Marché St. George: Coffee Shop in the Neighbourhood

Le Marche St. George is a little neighbourhood grocery store and cafe in Vancouver right smack in a residential area. It’s really a hidden gem and tucked away from all major streets and businesses. MedicalGiraffe and I came for a [...]

December 15, 2013 Cafe, French, Kensington, Specialty Shop
Mancakes Bakery

Mancakes Bakery: Righting the Wrong That’s Been Done to Cupcakes

I was strolling around Downtown with MedicalGiraffe and stumbled upon this cute place. ManCakes Bakery Cafe opened up on Robson near Cambie. It’s the cutest cupcake shop that is catered towards men. No worries, women buy cupcakes here too. Not just [...]

December 14, 2013 Cafe, Canadian, Dessert, Downtown, Three Beakers
Taco Time

Taco Time: Taco Tuesday for 99 cents

On Tuesdays, lines at the Taco Time in Pacific Centre gets quite long. People want a quick and cheap lunch. I was doing some shopping at noon and needed a very very quick lunch before heading back to work. As [...]

December 12, 2013 Canadian, Downtown, Fast Food, Mexican, One Beaker
Bon Crepe

Bon Crepe: Parfait in the Freezing Cold

It was a cold night in Vancouver, -5 degrees to be accurate. We were having dinner at Tableau and didn’t want to walk very far for something sweet. Some may say we are lazy, but women just don’t do well [...]

December 11, 2013 Dessert, Downtown, Japanese, Three Beakers

Pomodoro 뽀모도로: Spaghetti in Insadong

Our last night in Seoul, we headed to the Insadong area to have some pasta at Pomodoro. M’s sister recommended that we come have some delicious pasta here. She came here a few years ago and recall that it was [...]

December 10, 2013 Insadong, Italian, Korean, Noodles, Two Beakers