Monthly Archives: March 2015

M&M’s Chocolate Bar: Chocolate with More Chocolate

We all know and love M&M’s from our childhood. When I was at the store this weekend and it’s been a while since I’ve noticed they created their M&M’s Chocolate Bar. M&M’s just went through a merger with the chocolate bar [...]

March 28, 2015 product

Pepperidge Farm Cracker Chips: Ketchup

Pepperidge Farm makes chips?! They just came out with Cracker Chips is various flavours. I picked up their ketchup flavour from Safeway to give it a try. I thought they only made Goldfishes, but they do more that just that. [...]

March 27, 2015 product

Ling Yen Mountain Temple: Vegetarian Recipes

Ling Yen Mountain Temple is located on “Highway to Heaven“. The road is named after the 60 temples, mosques, churches and chapels that stand side by side on No. 5 Road. They opened in 1999 and the temple has a traditional  Chinese [...]

March 26, 2015 Chinese, Recipes, Richmond

Little BabyCakes: Miniature Cupcakes

The idea of Little Baby Cakes was conceived in summer of 2014, when the owners discovered an untapped market that would revolutionize the cupcake scene in Vancouver. Their philosophy is to present Vancouverites with a smaller (and healthier) cupcake option, produce artisan [...]

March 25, 2015 British Columbia, product

Lay’s Canada: Milk Chocolate Covered Wavy Chips

I love finding new items at the grocery store. Earlier this year, Lay’s Canada introduced milk chocolate covered wavy chips just in time for Valentines Day. But, I rarely pay attention to whats new on the shelves unless I go [...]

March 24, 2015 product

Catelli: Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta

Catelli Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta just launched in Western Canada in early 2015. It currently comes in 3 cuts – spaghetti, spaghettini and rotini. It is 100% whole grain pasta, made with 100% Canadian wheat and five ancient grains [...]

March 23, 2015 Contest, product

LuLu Island Winery: Tour and Tasting in Richmond

I never knew there was a Winery in Richmond until now. LuLu Island Winery is an award-winning producer of wine. They also are Canada’s largest exporter of Icewine to China. During the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, LuLu Island Winery [...]

March 22, 2015 Richmond, winery

Top Shanghai Cuisine 上海一只鼎: Shanghai Cuisine in Richmond

Top Shanghai Cuisine Restaurant is in Richmond and we came here for a morning Shanghainese meal. We came right when it opened. Within 30 minutes this restaurant was packed and there was a line forming. In 2013, they won best [...]

March 21, 2015 Dim Sum, Richmond, Shanghai, Three Beakers

Uncle Lu 安可盧萬巒豬腳: Taiwanese Cafe in Richmond

Uncle Lu is a new café that opened last year in Richmond. They are a Taiwanese bubble tea café specializing in braised pork hock, noodle soups and bubble tea. The restaurant has high ceilings and they also have a good [...]

March 18, 2015 Bubble Tea, Cafe, Richmond, Taiwanese, Three Beakers

Soft Peaks: Soft Serve Ice Cream in Vancouver

Soft Peaks Ice Cream serves up fresh organic soft serve ice cream.  The soft serve is made with Avalon organic milk. I remember a year ago when I was in Korea, soft serve with honeycomb was the newest trend. Now, its [...]

March 17, 2015 Dessert, Gastown, Kid Friendly, Korean, Three Beakers

Bushuair Restaurant 聚湘村: Hunan Cuisine in Richmond

Bushuair Restaurant specializes in Hunan style cuisine. They are best known for their head pounding level of spice. You will find a common use of chilies and picked vegetables in their dishes. If you love spicy food, you will love [...]

March 15, 2015 Chinese, Richmond, Three Beakers

Chef Tony: Chinese New Year Feast

Chef Tony opened in Richmond in early 2014 as an upscale Cantonese Eatery. The restaurant is quite beautiful with elaborate decorations. They have a banquet hall with 16 large tables plus 4 private VIP dining rooms. A good venue if you [...]

March 14, 2015 Chinese, Four Beakers, Richmond

Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport

Four Points By Sheraton at Vancouver Airport is located on Alexandra Road in Richmond. It isn’t close to the Airport nor is it in Vancouver. The airport isn’t too far away from the hotel, but its nice that they have free [...]

March 13, 2015 Hotel Review, Richmond

Amay House: Burmese Cuisine in Vancouver

Amay’s House is a Burmese restaurant in Vancouver. There’s only a handful of Burmese restaurants in Vancouver. My mom grew up in Burma, so she gets really excited when visiting a Burmese restaurant. I’ve been meaning to come here for [...]

March 12, 2015 Burmese, Kensington, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers

Whitecaps FC Food Options at BC Place

BC Place and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC have announced enhancements to their food and beverage menus for their 2015 season. I love more options than just the usual popcorn, burger and hot dogs. With such a foodie-centric city, I’m glad we [...]

March 11, 2015 British Columbia, Downtown

Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant 金百樂海鮮酒家: Dim Sum in Richmond

Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant is located in Richmond close to Richmond Centre Mall. It’s a bit hidden in a nearby plaza. We came here on a media tour with Tourism Richmond to taste the flavours of Cantonese cuisine for early [...]

March 8, 2015 Chinese, Dim Sum, Richmond, Three Beakers

Golden Szechuan Restaurant 老四川: Szechuan Cuisine in Richmond

Whats great about Richmond, BC is their abundance of different Chinese cuisine. Even thought I’ve grew up in Vancouver, it always amazes me how much diversity we have in the different cuisines. Not all Chinese restaurants are the same. While [...]

March 7, 2015 Chinese, Richmond

Bubba Gump Shrimp: Happy Hour in Anaheim

We spent a whole day in Disneyland and needed a late night snack. Close to our hotel is a Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant inspired by the movie Forest Gump. If you are a fan of the movie, you gotta visit [...]

March 5, 2015 American, Anaheim, California, Happy Hour, Kid Friendly, Two Beakers