Monthly Archives: February 2014

On The Grind Cafe: Pedalling Epic Coffee in Vancouver

Close to my office is a mobile coffee cafe called On The Grind Cafe. It moves around town on a customized bike. I’ve seen it near Science World and Strathcona. It moves around day to day, so it’s never at [...]

February 28, 2014 Cafe, Downtown, Four Beakers

Something Healthy: Near Stadium Skytrain

Finding something healthy near the office is quite tough. Near our office, we have McDonalds, Tim Hortons, and Starbucks. That’s not a very good selection of restaurants to go for lunch. Traveling a skytrain station away, we found Something Healthy. [...]

February 27, 2014 Gastown, Three Beakers, Vegetarian

Aki Japanese Restaurant: Relocated to Pender Street

Aki Japanese Restaurant is located on Pender Street near Coal Harbour. They have relocated from their previous location on Thurlow. They are one of the oldest and authentic Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. I came here with M and CoffeeLover for dinner [...]

February 26, 2014 Japanese, Robson Street/West End, Seafood, Sushi, Three Beakers

Grand Palace Restaurant: Dim Sum in Coquitlam

Grand Palace Restaurant (富豪酒家) is located in Henderson Mall across from Coquitlam Centre. The mall has been here for a very long time and it gives me a vibe of like the asian mall similar to Tinsel Town. They are [...]

February 25, 2014 Chinese, Coquitlam, Dim Sum, Three Beakers

Starbucks Assorted Egg Rolls

During Chinese New Year, our family friend brought over Assorted Egg Rolls from Starbucks. I was so amazed because I’ve never seen Starbucks have these on sale before. It’s a huge container that has 9 different flavours of egg rolls. [...]

February 24, 2014 product

Sweet Step: Coffee and Bread in Pohang, South Korea

When we were in Pohang, M’s mom showed us a cute coffee shop called Sweet Step. They serve up artisan coffee and bake their own pastries. Whats great about this place is that they even roast their own beans. A [...]

February 23, 2014 Bakery, Cafe, Pohang, Three Beakers

Imperial Court Beijing Cuisine: Dinner in Richmond

Imperial Court ( 王府井京川粵名菜) is located in Richmond and they serve up Beijing and Szechuan cuisine. My mom found this place in the newspaper and heard it was a good place for peking duck. M really wanted some good peking duck. [...]

February 22, 2014 Chinese, Richmond, Seafood, Two Beakers

Cheesecake Factory: Chowing Down in Seattle

Can you believe it? I’ve NEVER been to a Cheesecake Factory till now. It’s taken me 25 years to make a visit and taste their cheesecake. I’ve never seen the allure of huge slices of cheese cake and horribly prepared [...]

February 20, 2014 American, lunch, Seattle, Two Beakers

A&W: Teen Burger at YVR Airport

After checking in and going through security at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR), M and I were pretty hungry. There’s not a lot of choices before boarding international flights. We had to choose from: Milestones Starbucks Tim Hortons Euro Cafe [...]

February 19, 2014 American, Fast Food, lunch, Richmond

McDonalds Canada: 20-Piece Chicken McNuggets Fan Pack

McDonalds created the Fan Pack to have people share the moment during the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi. It costs $13.99 and it contains: 20 McNuggets 2 Medium Fries 2 Medium Drinks 2 Cookies 2 limited edition Coca Cola pins [...]

February 18, 2014 British Columbia, Fast Food

Rosemary Rocksalt: Open on Main Street

Rosemary Rocksalt is the sister restaurant of Seigel’s Bagels. They have one location in North Vancouver and recently opened a new location on Main Street in Vancouver. They serve up Montreal-style bagels and boy are they delicious! You’ll never buy [...]

February 17, 2014 Bakery, Canadian, lunch, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Sandwich, Three Beakers

Siegel’s Bagels: Montreal-style bagels in Vancouver

Siegel’s Bagels sells authentic Montreal-style bagels in Kitsilano. After coming back from a trip, we decided to stop here for a quick lunch. I’ve heard much about this place, but I’ve actually never been here. I wanted to see if [...]

February 16, 2014 24 hours, Bakery, Brunch, Canadian, Kitsilano, lunch, Sandwich, Three Beakers

Janny Crepe House: Organic Soft serve Milk Ice Cream with Honeycomb

We spent the afternoon in Busan roaming the Gwangbokro Culture and Fashion street in Busan. We just finished lunch at some relatives house and wandered off here to do some shopping and looking for a sweet treat. M’s mom wanted to [...]

February 13, 2014 Busan, Dessert, Three Beakers

Din Tai Fung: XLB in Bellevue, WA

The first time I tried Din Tai Fung was in Hong Kong about a year and a half ago. The menus are similar but there are a lot of things that are missing. We arrived right at 10:30am on Saturday and [...]

February 12, 2014 bellevue, Taiwanese, Three Beakers

Mosaic Grille & Bar: Taiwanese Tasting Menu

Chef Thomas Heinrich is back at it again with more Chef Tasting Menus. This time, he focuses around Taiwanese cuisine after his recent adventures in Taiwan for Taste Taiwan Culinary Contest. His menu isn’t trying to imitate Taiwanese cuisine, but [...]

February 10, 2014 Downtown, Event, Four Beakers, WestCoast

Rachel’s Ginger Beer: A Treat at Pike Place

Rachel’s Ginger Beer is the newest place in Pike Place in Seattle.  We were wandering around the area after lunch and needed something fizzy to settle our stomachs after eating at Pike Place Chowder. They started selling their signature Ginger [...]

February 9, 2014 American, Cafe, Seattle, Three Beakers

Dine Out Vancouver: Oru at Fairmont Pacific Rim

The last Dine Out I did this year was at Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Downtown Vancouver. They were offering a $38 3-course meal. It seemed reasonable and their menu had lobster. When I was looking for a [...]

February 8, 2014 Dineout, Downtown, Seafood, Three Beakers, WestCoast

Kishimoto: Beautiful Sushi Rolls on Commercial Drive

Coming with the girls on the weekend for lunch drew us to Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen. I haven’t been back in 3 years, so I just had to come back and try more items off their menu. Also, they serve Salmon [...]

February 2, 2014 Commercial Drive / Grandview, Japanese, Sushi, Tapas, Three Beakers