Monthly Archives: October 2014

One Pot Pasta: Simple Dinner with Less Mess

I’m a pretty lazy person when it comes to making dinner. I like to keep the mess minimal and not buy a million ingredients at the store. I don’t know why I always end up landing on BuzzFeed when I [...]

October 28, 2014 Italian, Recipes

Hawksworth: #BrunchClub 2 for 1 Deal

Hawksworth has won multiple awards since it first opened in 2011. As one of Vancouver’s Best Restaurants, it can be a bit pricey. Luckily, they offer a special #BrunchClub deal every long weekend on Saturday and Sunday for brunch where [...]

October 27, 2014 Brunch, Downtown, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers, WestCoast

Purebread Bakery: Open in Vancouver

Purebread Bakery finally opened in Vancouver! They are a Whistler-based family bakery that makes some addictive treats. For the last little while, they have been at various Farmers Markets in Vancouver. I would plan to go to the Vancouver Farmers [...]

October 26, 2014 Bakery, Cafe, Downtown, Four Beakers

Black Forest Delicatessen: Cheap Meats in West Vancouver

Black Forest Delicatessen makes a lot of appearances at German-inspired events like the Christmas Market and trade shows around the Lower Mainland. They have some pretty fantastic cured meats to choose from. Their main processing location is in North Vancouver, [...]

October 25, 2014 Deli, German, West Vancouver

Spread’em Kitchen: Veggie Dips

Spread’em Kitchen creates vegetable spreads that add a kick of flavour to your meal or as a snack. The dips are made of non-GMO vegetables from local farms that practice natural farming methods. The dips can also be used in sandwiches, eaten [...]

October 23, 2014 product

Prima Taste Singapore Curry La Mian

Prima Taste brand of instant noodles can be found at T&T on sale for around $2.60 each. Inside the Curry flavour package, it contains the block of noodle, curry paste, and curry premix Apparently, there is no MSG and tastes quite [...]

October 22, 2014 product

Baguette and Co: New Bakery on Main Street

Baguette and Co has a new location by Main and Broadway. This is their third location and the other ones are in Kitsilano and the West End. The intersection on Main/Broadway is really shaping up! Lots of new restaurants coming [...]

October 21, 2014 Bakery, Cafe, French, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Two Beakers

Doolami Dessert 多乐蜜甜品: Chinese Dessert in Vancouver

Doolami Dessert on Granville Street in the Marpole area specialized in Asian Dessert. If you love durian, this is your place to go. You will find durian ice cream and durian sago cream. Durian is a very pungent fruit from asian. [...]

October 20, 2014 Chinese, Dessert, Late Night, Marpole, Three Beakers

LA Chicken: Church’s Chicken + KFC

LA Chicken has been around for many many years and has been Richmond’s hidden gem. If you haven’t heard of LA Chicken, now you have. You won’t find them on social media and they also don’t have a website. People [...]

October 18, 2014 Fast Food, Richmond

Frenchies: Montreal Smoked Meat and Poutine

Frenchies has relocated to Main Street right by Broadway. It now occupies the now closed – Cray Kitchen. Frenchies had their previous location on Dunsmiur. I went there years ago, but it wasn’t very good. For a goodbye lunch for a coworker, we [...]

October 17, 2014 Canadian, French, Kid Friendly, lunch, Mount Pleasant/Main Street

VanVan: New Japanese Izakaya on Robson Street

VanVan opened in the Summer of 2014  and a lot of people have been attracted by their $9.50 pitchers that they were offering, but sadly it has now ended, so a pitcher will cost $12.95. They are a Japanese Izakaya, [...]

October 16, 2014 Downtown, Izakaya, Japanese, Three Beakers

Hanamori Sushi: Aburi Sushi in Coquitlam

Hanamori Sushi, located beside the Foggy Dew in Coquitlam has been around for years but recently has gone under new management/owners. I’m not exactly sure how this has impacted their menu, but it seems like it’s still similar. The interior has [...]

October 15, 2014 Coquitlam, Japanese, Sushi, Two Beakers

Shanghai Elan Restaurant 上海粗菜館: Dim Sum Time

Shanghai Elan Restaurant is located in Crystal Mall. It takes the place of Pittsburg Cafe, which I’m glad closed down since they did had such horrible food. Crystal Mall probably has the most poorly designed parkade as I like to avoid all life-forms [...]

October 14, 2014 Dim Sum, Shanghai, South Burnaby, Three Beakers

Beta5: Chocolates, Ice Cream Sandwiches and Cream Puffs

Beta 5 Chocolates is a few blocks away from Main Street Station in a hidden industrial area. I am quite lucky to be working close by too, so lunch trips to Beta 5 are quite fun and mighty delicious. If [...]

October 13, 2014 Bakery, Dessert, Four Beakers, Strathcona

Urban Thai Bistro: Taste of Yaletown

Taste of Yaletown is back for its 10th year full of bites, treats, sips and sights of Yaletown. Every year, Taste of Yaletown brings together the talents of chefs with culinary treasures in the best dining district in Vancouver. From [...]

October 12, 2014 Thai, Three Beakers, Yaletown

Minami: Taste of Yaletown

  Taste of Yaletown is back for its 10th year full of bites, treats, sips and sights of Yaletown. Every year, Taste of Yaletown brings together the talents of chefs with culinary treasures in the best dining district in Vancouver. [...]

October 11, 2014 Four Beakers, Izakaya, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Yaletown

Fernwood Inn: Dinner in Victoria

Fernwood Inn is committed to providing locally sourced organic products, wild seafood, and Victoria’s best micro brews. They have a large dining room and an outdoor patio. They also have a private Art Room that can be reserved for groups of [...]

October 10, 2014 Gluten Free Options, Three Beakers, Victoria

2% Jazz Coffee: Coffee in Victoria, BC

2% Jazz Coffee has been serving coffee in Victoria since 1996. They offer a unique coffee experience with an open space concept where coffee roaster and cafe culture collide. The Roastery and Cafe is outside the historic Hudson building. Right by the Victoria [...]

October 9, 2014 Bakery, Cafe, Three Beakers, Victoria