Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sugar Mountain Catering: Private Dining Experience

Sugar Mountain Catering was testing out their Private Dining Experience at Arundel Mansion in New Westminster. They found that there is a need for intimate and cozy venues without sharing the space with other restaurant patrons. Sugar Mountain Catering has discovered Arundel [...]

May 31, 2016 New Westminster, WestCoast

Wanderoot Craft Cider: Review

Wanderoot Craft Cider is a new product available in BC, Alberta and Ontario since April 2016. It is a new product from Molson Canadian. It is sparkly, medium-sweet and full of juicy Canadian apple flavours. It reminds me of apple juice, so it [...]

May 30, 2016 British Columbia, product

River Rock Buffet: Surf and Turf Night

The Buffet at the River Rock Casino in Richmond has Surf and Turf Night on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 5pm. They do not take reservations and can get very busy around 6 and 7pm. Always best to arrive early. [...]

May 29, 2016 All You Can Eat, Buffet, Kid Friendly, Richmond, Three Beakers, WestCoast

VCC Chef’s Table: Pop-up Kitchen

Vancouver Community College has brought back their popular – VCC Chef’s Table for the Summer until June 30 at the Downtown Campus. I am a huge fan of dining at culinary art schools as the food is cheap, tastes great [...]

May 28, 2016 Culinary School, Downtown, Event, Pop-Up Shop

17°C Dessert Cafe: Melon Icy and Light Bulb Drinks

17°C Dessert Cafe is the newest dessert shop to open up in Metro Vancouver. They were slammed last weekend because they offered 50% off for their grand opening. Crazy good deal, but I decided not to go since I would [...]

May 27, 2016 Cafe, Chinese, Dessert, Kensington, Three Beakers

Tofino: Tonquin Trail

Tonquin Trail in Tofino was recommended to us by a local for a quick easy trail with a nice view of the beach. Since we ate a huge brunch, we needed to burn off the calories on a short walk. We [...]

May 26, 2016 Tofino, travel

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet: Review

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is located in Ucluelet between the Wild Pacific Trail and Big Beach. My friends and I came here for the long weekend to relax and unwind. The Pacific Rim Whale Festival was happening at the same [...]

May 25, 2016 Hotel Review, travel, Ucluelet

Ucluelet: Big Beach

We were staying at Black Rock Resort and waiting for our room to be ready. We arrived super early, but we were all exhausted after the long drive from Vancouver. To kill some time in Ucluelet until we could go [...]

May 24, 2016 travel, Ucluelet

Ucluelet Lighthouse Loop: Wild Pacific Trail

When in Ucluelet, you have to pay a visit to Lighthouse loop, which is part of the Wild Pacific Trail. It only takes around 30 minutes to 45 minutes to complete the 2.6km loop. Plus, the views are phenomenal. You [...]

May 23, 2016 travel, Ucluelet

The Drive Coffee Bar: Coffee and Beer

The Drive Coffee bar is located right near 1st Avenue and Commercial Drive. I came here for their Grand Opening/1 Year Anniversary Party to check out what they offer. Strange combination to have a Grand Opening and 1 Year Anniversary [...]

May 22, 2016 Cafe, Commercial Drive / Grandview, Three Beakers

Chen’s Shanghai Kitchen: Shanghainese Food in Richmond

Chen’s Shanghai Restaurant has been around for quite some time now. My last visit was back in 2013 with a few foodie friends to chow down on their XLBs. This time, I’ve returned with the ChineseBites crew to try out [...]

May 21, 2016 Chinese, Richmond, Seafood, Shanghai, Three Beakers

Jean Talon: Japanese Style Poutine in Vancouver

Jean Talon Poutinerie is a Japanese-style Poutine Bar located in Vancouver. They are the sister restaurant of Cafe de L’Orangerie near Marine Drive, which serves awesome Japanese-style pasta. Since I love Cafe de L’Orangerie, I wanted to go to Jean Talon [...]

May 19, 2016 Japanese, Late Night, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Three Beakers

Shelter Restaurant: Dinner in Tofino

Shelter Restaurant in Tofino is a popular spot for dinner. It was highly recommended by a few friends to check out when I was here for the long weekend. I made reservations a month in advance since I knew it [...]

May 16, 2016 Three Beakers, Tofino, WestCoast

The Pointe at Wickaninnish Inn: Morning Brunch

The Pointe Restaurant is located inside the Wikaninnish Inn in Tofino BC. My friends and I came here for a long weekend trip and made this our early brunch spot. We didn’t stay at the Inn, but we heard to [...]

May 13, 2016 Brunch, Four Beakers, Tofino, WestCoast

SOBO: West Coast Cuisine in Tofino

SOBO is an award-winning restaurant in Tofino, BC. They serve food  for all palates including vegan and gluten-free dishes. I first heard of SOBO when I saw Lynn Crawford was visiting for her show – The Great Canadian Cookbook. In 2003, they [...]

May 10, 2016 Dessert, lunch, Three Beakers, Tofino, WestCoast

Mad Jack: Hard Root Beer & Ginger Ale Lager

Mad Jack joins Molson Coors Canada’s line of flavoured malt beverages. It combines the classic tastes of root beer and ginger ale that we know and love with its bold malt flavour. They also have their Apple Lager, but I didn’t get a chance [...]

May 9, 2016 product

A&W Canada: Spicy Habanero Chicken Burger

A new sandwich from A&W Canada caught my eye – Spicy Habanero Chicken Burger. I made M go get me a burger as we were having a lazy day and didn’t want to cook ourselves lunch. I always find A&W [...]

May 6, 2016 British Columbia, Fast Food

Treasure Green Tea Company: Tea Shop in Chinatown

Treasure Green Tea Company is a hidden gem located right in Chinatown across the street from Phnom Penh. Olivia is a second generation tea master that now runs the shop. The shop was established in 1981 by Olivia’s father as the [...]

May 5, 2016 Chinatown, Chinese, Specialty Shop