Monthly Archives: March 2016

2016 Acura MDX Elite SUV: Review

We got a chance to drive the new Acura 2016 MDX Elite SUV for a whole week. What began with criticism, ultimately led to a love of a luxury SUV. The MDX Elite is the highest equipped of the MDX [...]

March 31, 2016 Car, travel

Dinesty Restaurant: Steamed Pork Dumplings on Robson St

Dinesty Restaurant is one of my go to places for Xiao Long Bao. My friends and I were looking for a place to have dinner and we realized we haven’t been here for some time. Something about hot soupy pork [...]

March 30, 2016 Kid Friendly, Robson Street/West End, Shanghai, Three Beakers

On Yogurt: Ice Fried Yogurt Gelato

On Yogurt is located in Yaletown near BC Place. They are the first in Canada to produce Ice Fried Yogurt Gelato. They got their inspiration from Thailand, which is popular to have ice fried ice cream. They decided to bring the [...]

March 29, 2016 Cafe, Dessert, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers, Yaletown

The Tuck Shoppe: Soup, Sandwiches, Salads and Beer

The Tuck Shoppe is located in Chinatown and they serve up sandwiches, soups, salads, snacks and craft beer. All items are made from scratch and use local ingredients. I came here a few times with my coworkers during lunch as [...]

March 28, 2016 Chinatown, Late Night, lunch, Three Beakers, WestCoast

Smartfood Popcorn Review

Smartfood Popcorn has their classic flavours – White Cheddar Cheese, Movie Theater Butter Flavoured and Creamy Dill. They also recently released their new Jalapeño Cheddar flavour. I was sent one of each flavour, so I tried them all with my coworkers. [...]

March 25, 2016 product

Whole Foods: Chef Prepared Easter Meal

Whole Foods Market opened their newest location 10 minutes away from my house. I love looking at all the beautiful and fresh produce. I cook once in a while, but on busy days, it’s pretty hard to prep a meal [...]

March 24, 2016 British Columbia

A&W: Marine Gateway

A&W is a short walk from Marine Drive Canada Line Skytrain Station. It’s right outside the entrance to Marine Gateway. We were here for a movie and needed a quick bite before it started. Of all the fast food restaurants, [...]

March 23, 2016 British Columbia, Fast Food

Cineplex VIP Cinemas: Open in Vancouver at Marine Gateway

Cineplex Entertainment opens their newest theatre in Vancouver’s Marine Gateway neighbourhood. It’s easily accessible by Skytrain and has a few interesting shops around it like Winners and T&T. It’s great to have a new theatre in this area as most [...]

March 22, 2016 British Columbia

Snowy Village Dessert Cafe: Korean Bingsoo and Croissant Taiyaki

Snowy Village Dessert Cafe is the hottest…or should I say coolest dessert shop in Richmond at the moment. Line ups are long every evening and if you come in a group of 4 or more, you are going to be waiting [...]

March 21, 2016 Cafe, Dessert, Korean, Late Night, Richmond, Three Beakers

Ramen Gojiro: Gatsuri-Style Ramen in Vancouver

Ramen Gojiro is a new ramen shop in Downtown Vancouver and it is part of the Menya Kouji group that also owns Ramen Butcher and Taishoken. They specialize in jiro-style/gatsuri-style ramen that has lots of noodles and toppings. They are trying [...]

March 20, 2016 Downtown, Japanese, Kid Friendly, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Three Beakers

Haroo: Korean Cuisine in Richmond

Haroo Restaurant is located on Alexandra Road as is one of the top Korean restaurants in Richmond. Everyone seems to come here. I met up with a few foodie friends to check it out. I love Korean food and I [...]

March 19, 2016 Kid Friendly, Korean, Richmond, Three Beakers

One Under: Urban Golf Club Review

One Under is Vancouver’s first underground urban golf club. Located right in the heart of downtown in the financial district, they have golf simulators, drinks and food. I was invited by BiteBC to try out the One Under experience. Finding [...]

March 16, 2016 Downtown, Late Night, Three Beakers

East Side Beer Fest: Recap

East Side Beer Fest was put on by Liberty Merchant Company at the WISE Hall. All proceeds from ticket sales and draw prizes went directly to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. It was a crazy wind and rain storm in [...]

March 15, 2016 British Columbia, Event

Bao Down: Poke Bowls, Bao, and Fries

Bao Down has a new location in Olympic Village and it’s their Gastropub and Raw Bar. Their menu is slightly different than the one in Gastown and offers more than just bao. I came with my coworkers the first time [...]

March 14, 2016 lunch, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Three Beakers, WestCoast

Doolami Dessert: Ice Cream, Shaved Ice and Sago Desserts

Doolami Dessert is located in the Marpole area serving up delicious Chinese desserts. They pride themselves with using the best ingredients possible in their desserts. Everything is made in-house and they do not use any concentrates, preservatives, or sweeteners. I [...]

March 13, 2016 Chinese, Dessert, Marpole, Three Beakers

Starbucks: Citrus Green Tea Latte Review

I had reached a dozen stars and I could get a free drink. I was going to get my usual order of a cappuccino, but the Citrus Green Tea Latte caught my eye. I like green tea lattes, so I [...]

March 12, 2016 British Columbia

Choco Coo Cafe: Dessert Shop in Coquitlam

Choco Coo is a Belgium chocolate and French dessert shop in Coquitlam right by Sushi California. I came here earlier in the afternoon to grab a drink but it was completely filled by people studying. Everyone looked pretty cozy, so [...]

March 11, 2016 Cafe, Coquitlam, Dessert, Two Beakers

Lay’s Canada: Bacon Mac & Cheese and Wasabi Ginger Chips Review

Lay’s Canada introduced 2 new flavours on store shelves to promote this year’s Lay’s Do Us A Flavour Contest – Wasabi Ginger and Bacon Mac & Cheese. I love grabbing up a few unique flavours to bring to the office for [...]

March 9, 2016 British Columbia, product