Monthly Archives: October 2016

Suhang Restaurant: Dim Sum + Dumpling Trail

Suhang Restaurant is a Shanghainese restaurant located in Richmond on Ackroyd Road. We were invited by Tourism Richmond to experience the Dumpling Trail. Suhang is one of the restaurants featured in the trail for their diverse selection of dumplings from crispy [...]

October 31, 2016 Kid Friendly, lunch, Richmond, Shanghai, Three Beakers

Caffe Divano: 4 Weeks of Specials and Giveaways

Caffe Divano has been in my neighbourhood for a very long time and they are celebrating 8 years in Port Moody and 17 in Coquitlam. A big milestone and they have been keeping the neighbourhood caffeinated. The Beecroft’s opened Caffé [...]

October 31, 2016 Event, North Burnaby

Nutella: Your Name on a Jar

Nutella now offers personalized labels to Canadians wanting to make sure no one touches their precious jar of Nutella. It makes for an awesome present too if you are putting together something for a friend or family member. Inside, you will [...]

October 30, 2016 British Columbia, product

Elephant Island Orchard Wines: Tasting in the Naramata Bench

Elephant Island Orchard Wines is a hidden gem tucked away in a 5 acre cherry orchard specializing in fruit wines. We made a stop here to try something a little different from the other wineries. Tasting Barn The tasting barn [...]

October 30, 2016 Naramata Bench, Penticton, Three Beakers, winery

Legend Distilling: Spirits Tasting on the Naramata Bench

Legend Distilling creates unique hand crafted spirits in small batches. When we were driving along the Naramata Bench, we had to stop here. It’s a nice break from all that wine tasting and try some good ol’ spirits. Legend Lounge This [...]

October 29, 2016 Distillery, Naramata Bench, Penticton, Three Beakers

Presidio Twilight: Dining Under the Stars in San Francisco

Presidio Twilight is a fun outdoor event put on by Presidio Trust and Off-the Grid. It happens on Thursdays at the Main Parade Ground from 5-9pm at the Presidio from mid-May to October. They have had this event the last 3 [...]

October 28, 2016 Event, San Francisco

Gong Cha: Bubble Tea in Palo Alto

Gong Cha is one of my fondest memories from Hong Kong. Having bubble tea with their signature cream on top was something very unique to Asian until Gong Cha started expanding to the United States and Canada. When I was [...]

October 27, 2016 Bubble Tea, Palo Alto, Taiwanese, Three Beakers

Lays Canada: Chalet Sauce Chips Review

Lay’s potato chips and Swiss Chalet has joined forces to create Chalet Sauce Lays Potato Chips. This was a pretty interesting partnership since I remember going to Swiss Chalet as a child. I never realized how special their dipping sauce really was. [...]

October 26, 2016 British Columbia, product

Whistler Blackcomb: Peak 2 Peak 360 Experience

In the Summer, you can ride Whistler’s Guinness World Record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. You get a 360 degree view of your surroundings and you get to experience two side-by-side mountains, 50+ km of hiking and walking trails at the height [...]

October 25, 2016 travel, Whistler

Wild Sweets: Designer Cakes and Experiences Gallery in Richmond

Wild Sweets sells some stellar chocolate in Richmond and recently, they launched their new line of delicious designer cakes. A few of us were invited for a tasting of their new cakes. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, [...]

October 24, 2016 Dessert, Richmond, Three Beakers

Exploring Lucas Film in San Fransisco

I am a huge Star Wars fan and one of the things on my list to do in San Francisco was to take a peek at Lucas Film and their Yoda Fountain at Letterman Digital Arts Center. I don’t know [...]

October 23, 2016 San Francisco, travel

R&H: Chinese Food + Dumpling Trail

R&H Chinese Food is located in the Lansdowne Centre Food Court. They serve up delicious Chinese food that’s a bit different that the other stalls here. We were invited by Tourism Richmond to experience the Dumpling Trail. R&H Chinese Food is [...]

October 22, 2016 Chinese, Kid Friendly, lunch, Richmond, Three Beakers

Boba Guys: Bubble Tea in San Francisco

Boba Guys is a popular bubble tea shop for local and tourists. My hotel at Station Square and Boba Guys was literally a block away, how could I resist to try one of the most popular bubble tea shops in [...]

October 21, 2016 Bubble Tea, Kid Friendly, San Francisco, Three Beakers

TAKO: Korean-Mexican Fusion Taco Shop in Vancouver

Tacqueria Koreano, aka TAKO is a new fusion Korean and Mexican Taco shop right by Stadium Skytrain Station. One of my favourite fusion cuisines is Korean and Mexican, the flavours meld pretty good together. There have been other food trucks [...]

October 20, 2016 Downtown, Fusion, Korean, Mexican

Farallon: Upscale Seafood Restaurant in San Francisco

Farallon Restaurant is an upscale seafood restaurant a few steps away from Union Square. They specialize in seafood and they have a raw and seafood bar. While I was in San Francisco, they invited me to give their restaurant a try. As [...]

October 19, 2016 San Francisco, Seafood, Three Beakers, WestCoast

Samsoonie: Korean Food in Richmond + Dumpling Trail

Samsoonie Noodle & Rice is located in Richmond and they serve Korean cuisine. I love Korean restaurants especially for their dumplings – mandu, so I couldn’t wait to try this place out. We came here as part of the Tourism Richmond’s Dumpling [...]

October 18, 2016 Kid Friendly, Korean, Richmond, Three Beakers

Cheetos: Bag of Bones

As Halloween nears, Cheetos has their limited edition white cheddar Bag of bones that is shaped like skeletons. How could you not resist getting this from the grocery store? I surely couldn’t. Inside the bag, you will find 4 different [...]

October 17, 2016 British Columbia, product

Burger King: Whopperrito

Whopperrito is Burger King’s new menu item turning a Whopper into a burrito. Whenever I go to the United States, I get super excited to try exclusive menu items like this. We don’t have this in Canada. The Whopperrito is made [...]

October 17, 2016 Fast Food, San Francisco