Monthly Archives: November 2014

Novo Pizzeria and Wine Bar: Fresh Made Pasta

Novo Pizzeria and Wine Bar specializes in pasta even though they are a pizzeria. All the pasta is made in-house and they also have gluten-free options. They are located in Kitsilano near Burrard and West 5th Avenue. There is street parking and [...]

November 30, 2014 Gluten Free Options, Italian, Kitsilano, Three Beakers

Katsu Curry: Japanese Curry

Japanese Curry starts off from blocks of curry roux from the supermarket. At least that how I do it. I picked this up at T&T and got the Golden Curry brand in Medium Hot. It saves a lot of time [...]

November 29, 2014 Japanese, Recipes

Kirin: Dim Sum at Starlight Casino

Kirin has another location at Starlight Casino near New Westminster. They have 4 locations in total. They serve dim sum on the weekends before 2pm. It’s a beautiful space and it can get pretty busy around 10:30am. This time, we [...]

November 26, 2014 Chinese, Dim Sum, New Westminster, Three Beakers

Coconut Chicken Strips

Instead of frozen chicken strips from the freezer, it’s always fun to make your own chicken strips. M really wanted to make some coconut chicken strips from a adapted recipe from his coworker. Ingredients 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts [...]

November 25, 2014 Recipes

Manzo: Japanese Izakaya in Richmond

Manzo Japanese Restaurant is located on Alexandra Road in Richmond. We came here for some more drinks and smaller dishes to pick at, so an Izakaya was the perfect idea. They have been around for over a decade and they [...]

November 24, 2014 Izakaya, Japanese, Late Night, Richmond, Three Beakers

0755 Restaurant and Lounge: Eating in a Club

0755 Restaurant and Lounge in Richmond really looks like a club on the outside with the blackened windows. Our friends told us its a great place for some food, drinks and lively atmosphere. We were first asked for 2 pieces [...]

November 23, 2014 Chinese, Late Night, Richmond, Three Beakers

Taboo Kitchen: New Fusion Korean Restaurant in Yaletown

Taboo Kitchen in Yaletown just opened in early November. My friends took me here on our usual Friday Happy Hour excursions. Rodney’s had a 45 minute wait and we wouldn’t be able to make it inside to order. So, Taboo [...]

November 22, 2014 Happy Hour, Korean, Late Night, Tapas, Three Beakers, Yaletown

The Pint Public House: Nachos as Big as Niagara

The Pint Public House is located on Abbott and Pender Street close to Stadium Skytrain. It’s definitely a sports bar and attracts lots of people when there are games on. The prices are fair and the portions are huge! This is [...]

November 18, 2014 Gastown, Late Night, Pub/Bar, Three Beakers

Midam Rice Cake House: Cocktails, Drinks and Dessert

Midam Rice Cake House is hidden in the Hannam Plaza on North Road right beside the grocery store. I have come here before during the day but never at night. I hear the atmosphere is much more lively and different. [...]

November 17, 2014 Burnaby Cariboo-Lougheed, Cafe, Dessert, Korean, Late Night, Three Beakers

Shirakawa Gastown: Daily Happy Hour

What more do I love on a Friday than happy hour at a Japanese Restaurant? Spending time with friends on Friday eating happy hour! They are located in Gastown right in Gaolers Mews. Shirakawa is focused on serving the highest [...]

November 16, 2014 Gastown, Happy Hour, Izakaya, Japanese, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers

[Giveaway] Gourmet Creation’s Simply Vegetable Spreads Gift Pack

Add a delicious, healthy note to any meal with the vegetable spreads from Gourmet Creations in Langley, British Columbia. Their spreads are very nutritious and a healthier alternative to other spreads on the market. They contain no gluten or dairy products, [...]

November 15, 2014 British Columbia, Contest

Gourmet Creations: Simply Vegetable Spreads

Gourmet Creations is a local company from Langley, BC, who specialize in versatile vegetable spreads. They are a nutritious alternative to other spreads on the market. The spreads contain no gluten or dairy products, and are low in salt, sugar, and [...]

November 14, 2014 product
McDonalds Canada: Baked Butter Tart Pie

McDonalds Canada: Baked Butter Tart Pie

One new item landing on the McDonalds Canada menu is their Baked Butter Tart Pie and ginger cookies with a few of the holiday drinks. I was curious to try it since I love butter tarts for the holidays. I could [...]

November 13, 2014 British Columbia, Fast Food

Starbucks Canada: New Chestnut Praline Latte

Starbucks Canada introduces their new Chestnut Praline Latte, which replaces the Gingerbread Latte. When that news was announced, people petitioned to get the Gingerbread Latte back on the menu. Perhaps it was a marketing move to get people to vocalize [...]

November 12, 2014 British Columbia, Cafe

Zabu Chicken: Forgotten Orders, Lying Servers and Big Egos

I am always on the hunt for great Korean Fried Chicken and my friends are crazy about it too. We decided to go to Zabu Chicken on Robson Street close to Whole Foods. It’s always busy and seems to have [...]

November 11, 2014 Korean, Late Night, One Beaker, Robson Street/West End

McDonalds Canada: Mighty Angus Burger with Jalapenos

Earlier this month, McDonalds Canada introduced the Mighty Angus Burger with Jalapeños. It is made with grass and grain-fed cattle from Lewis Farm in Alberta. We were not sure what was so mighty about this burger, but M really wanted [...]

November 10, 2014 British Columbia, Fast Food

Poomba’s Smokehouse: Pulled Pork Sliders

Poomba’s Smokehouse is a food truck in the Fraser Valley. This mobile eatery served up Carolina style smoked pulled pork to guests at the Fraser Valley Food Show. It was one of the more appealing items in the food section. [...]

November 9, 2014 American, BBQ, British Columbia, Food Carts, Three Beakers
[Giveaway] Original Joe’s $50 Gift Card

[Giveaway] Original Joe’s $50 Gift Card

With winter just around the corner, Original Joe’s has introduced their Winter Warm Up menu full of comforting foods. Original Joe’s has locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Original Joe’s Winter Warm Up menu includes hearty favourites like the [...]

November 8, 2014 Contest