Foodology

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Walter Caesar Mix: Review

The Caesar is as Canadian as it gets, some say it’s Canada’s national cocktail. It is essentially a Bloody Mary, but we use Clamato juice – a mixture of clam and tomato juice. Walter Chell created the caesar in 1969 as a [...]

May 10, 2017 product

Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar Now in Vancouver

Did you know the first Starbucks store in Canada opened at the Waterfront Skytrain Station in 1987? Starbucks is celebrating 30 years in Vancouver by opening the doors to its renovated Mount Pleasant location – its first Western Canada store to feature [...]

May 9, 2017 Cafe, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Specialty Shop

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Review

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a fully electric vehicle and has been growing in popularity in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. Government incentives are provided to those who purchase electric vehicle, thus making the price of electric vehicles very alluring. [...]

May 8, 2017 Car, travel

Chambar: Belgian Cuisine in Vancouver

It’s been a while since my last visit to Chambar for dinner. Usually I come in the morning to get a waffle and a lavender latte. Today was special occasion as it was my sister’s bridal shower. What better restaurant [...]

May 7, 2017 Gastown, Three Beakers

45 Degree Bubble Tea House in Coal Harbour

45 Degree Bubble Tea House in Coal Harbour is a new bubble tea shop close to Stanley Park. M told me about this place, so one day when I was waiting for him to get off work, I came here [...]

May 6, 2017 Bubble Tea, Downtown, Taiwanese, Three Beakers

Flying Rose: Asian Dessert on Robson Street

Flying Rose is an Asian dessert cafe on Robson Street. I was passing by and noticed it since they serve things like mango desserts. I came with a few friends to give it a try since all other cafes were super [...]

May 5, 2017 Cafe, Chinese, Dessert, Robson Street/West End, Two Beakers

Passion8 Dessert Cafe: Shaved Ice in Vancouver

Passion8 Dessert Cafe on Cambie Street is a hot spot for shaved ice, drinks and other treats. I came here after dinner with some foodie friends to give this a try since they all heard that I haven’t been here [...]

May 4, 2017 Cafe, Dessert, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Three Beakers

Monarch Burger at The American in Vancouver

Monarch Burger is a completely made from scratch burger restaurant. They are currently operating out of the American on Main St. close to Torafuku, Pizza Farina, and Campagnolo. I tagged along with a friend for their opening night to try [...]

May 3, 2017 American, Late Night, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Pub/Bar, Three Beakers

Yui Japanese Bistro: Affordable Aburi in Vancouver

Yui Japanese Bistro recently opened in Downtown Vancouver and is a hidden gem tucked away in a business building. They pride themselves of making aburi sushi at affordable prices.  Yui is located on the first floor. The restaurant is pretty [...]

May 2, 2017 Downtown, Four Beakers, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi

Big Mac, Filet-O-Fish, and McChicken Sauces: Review

I found the Big Mac, McChicken and Filet-O-Fish Sauce on sale at Safeway Canada for $3.99 each. You can also find this at the Real Canadian Superstore too. I’ve heard that the stock is still quite low and not easily [...]

May 1, 2017 British Columbia, product

Yama Cafe: Japanese Cafe in Vancouver

Yama Cafe has taken over Basho Cafe a few months ago. Everyone was so sad that Basho closed their doors, but Yama has kept the essence of Basho and put his spin on the menu. I came here with a [...]

April 30, 2017 Cafe, Commercial Drive / Grandview, Dessert, Four Beakers, Japanese

L’Éclair de Génie Canada is Now Open in Vancouver

L’Éclair de Génie has officially opened their first location in Canada. It is located on Robson Street in Vancouver. L’Éclair de Génie is a pastry concept started by renowned chef Christophe Adam. Christophe has dedicated the last 14 years to creating [...]

April 29, 2017 Cafe, Dessert, Four Beakers, French, Robson Street/West End

Pink Pearl: 4 Decades of Dim Sum

We were invited to Vancouver’s longest-running Chinese restaurant – Pink Pearl for a culinary journey of  Dim Sum. Signature dim sum dishes representing different decades at Pink Pearl  was prepared by Dim Sum Chef F.K. Jiang and his team. We were [...]

April 28, 2017 Chinese, Dim Sum, Strathcona, Three Beakers

MYST Asian Fusion in Burnaby

MYST Asian Fusion just opened in Burnaby and they are serving up many different kinds of Asian cuisine. We were invited for a tasting of their menu to see what they offer. There is a parking lot but it can be quite [...]

April 27, 2017 Bubble Tea, Chinese, Fusion, Noodles, South Burnaby, Taiwanese, Three Beakers

Prado Cafe Launches Brunch on West Hastings

Prado Café on 100 West Hastings Street has just launched an expanded menu that includes made-to-order breakfast items, cakes, and sandwiches. The enhanced menu will be in addition to Prado’s signature offerings and follows the Café+Kitchen concept made popular at its [...]

April 26, 2017 Brunch, Cafe, Gastown, Three Beakers

The Pawn Shop: Tacos on Granville Street

The Pawn Shop is a new restaurant on Granville Street specializing in Tacos, Tapas and Tequila. The took over SIP Resto Lounge and brings an awesome space for locals and tourists to enjoy. We were curious about their name as [...]

April 25, 2017 Downtown, Happy Hour, Mexican, Tapas, Three Beakers

Botanist: Bar, Garden, Dining Room and Campaign Lounge in Vancouver

Botanist is a new restaurant inside Fairmont Pacific Rim and it officially opens today, beginning with breakfast service. They are replacing their precious restaurant concept – ORU with Botanist. The restaurant will present a collection of four diverse spaces —a dining room, cocktail [...]

April 24, 2017 Downtown, WestCoast

Shoppers Drug Mart Introduces Enhanced Convenience Location in Vancouver

Shoppers Drug Mart launched their first enhanced food section at 2748 East Hastings Street in Vancouver close to PNE. I have a Shoppers Drug Mart close to my house and it is handy having to pick up last minute items [...]

April 23, 2017 British Columbia, product, Specialty Shop