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Pomodoro 뽀모도로: Spaghetti in Insadong

Our last night in Seoul, we headed to the Insadong area to have some pasta at Pomodoro. M’s sister recommended that we come have some delicious pasta here. She came here a few years ago and recall that it was [...]

December 10, 2013 Insadong, Italian, Korean, Noodles, Two Beakers
Yolk's Restaurant and Commissary

Yolk’s Restaurant and Commissary: Now Open

Yolk’s Restaurant and Commissary has finally opened up on Clark and Hastings. It occupies the old space of ‘Brave Bull House of Steaks’. The building has a fresh baby blue and yellow paint job reflecting the look of their Food [...]

December 9, 2013 Brunch, Canadian, Four Beakers, Strathcona
mcdonalds canada poutine

McDonalds Canada: Poutine

McDonalds Canada has finally brought Poutine to the West Coast. They first introduced this in Quebec decades ago, but wasn’t available anywhere else in Canada. It retails for $3.99, but you can upgrade your meal from fries to poutine for [...]

December 8, 2013 British Columbia, Fast Food

Bennigan’s in South Korea

Doing some research on where to eat in Korea, M wanted to go to Bennigan’s. It’s an American chain restaurant that serves up Irish and American food. After doing a debate of dining choices, I reluctantly agreed to come here [...]

December 7, 2013 American, Kid Friendly, lunch, Sandwich, Seoul, Two Beakers
Dunkin Donuts Korea

Dunkin Donuts in South Korea

Dunkin’ Donuts in Korea is very different from the ones in North America. Everything is Korean-ized, so you will find things like sweet potato donuts, olive oil donuts, and other weird creations. M and I were in Coex Mall and [...]

December 5, 2013 American, Fast Food, Gangnam, Korean
Yeong Yang Center

Yeong Yang Center (영양센터): Chicken Time in Myongdong

Yeongyang Center is a restaurant in MyeongDong known for their crispy roast chicken and samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup). It opened in 1960 and it has been roasting chickens for over 50 years. It is a very popular place for local [...]

December 4, 2013 BBQ, Four Beakers, Korean, Myeong-Dong
Bread and Croquette

Bread and Croquette 오군수제고로케: Huge Croquettes in Korea

There is a little hidden gem in Hondgae. M and I wanted to go for some croquettes at Chilli cha cha but it was closed. His cousin told us there was a better and more famous place, so we headed [...]

December 3, 2013 Bakery, Cafe, Hongdae, Japanese, Korean, Three Beakers
Tom's Cat Cafe

Tom’s Cat Cafe: Purr-fect Afternoon in Hongdae

Tom’s Cat Cafe in HongDae has the most cats compared to some of the other cat cafe’s in the area. About 33 cats to be exact. The cafe was opened by the owner to share his love of cats. M [...]

December 2, 2013 Cafe, Hongdae, Korean, Specialty Shop, Two Beakers
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya

Curry House CoCo Ichibanya: Omurice in Seoul

M was on a mission for omurice, which is rice covered in an omelette. It’s very hard to find in Vancouver, so when we came to Seoul, it was on the top of our list. We didn’t know which place [...]

December 1, 2013 Four Beakers, Hongdae, Japanese, Kid Friendly, Korean, lunch
Montana's Ribs

Montana’s Cookhouse: Wednesday All You Can Eat Ribs

It was M’s Birthday, so he chose to go to Montana’s Cookhouse. As it is a Wednesday, they have all you can eat ribs! I made sure to prepare and wore sweat pants to prepare for this occasion. Trying to [...]

November 29, 2013 All You Can Eat, American, BBQ, Coquitlam, Three Beakers
JJ Bean

JJ Bean: Now open in False Creek

JJ Bean has open their latest location in False Creek on 1st Avenue.  It’s spacious and has a good amount of seats to just chill and have some coffee or even set up your laptop and study. There’s lots of [...]

November 28, 2013 Cafe, lunch, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Three Beakers

The Coquitlam Grill: Breakfast on the Weekends

Heading to Coquitlam early in the morning, what better way to have breakfast than to go to Coquitlam Grill. It has been here for a very long time and is a local favourite. They serve up breakfast, lunch and dinner. [...]

November 27, 2013 Brunch, Cafe, Canadian, Coquitlam, lunch, Three Beakers
Chengdu Szechuan Bistro

Chengdu Szechuan Bistro 成都美食: Drool For Peking Duck

Chengdu Szechuan Bistro is located close to the corner of Robson and Denman street and have been around for a little bit over a year now. They specialize in fusion Chinese Szechuan cuisine. It’s a family run restaurant and Executive Chef [...]

November 26, 2013 BBQ, Chinese, Dim Sum, Noodles, Robson Street/West End, Seafood, Three Beakers
Adorabelle Tea Room

Adorabelle Tea Room: Afternoon Tea in Steveston

Adorabelle Tea Room is a little cozy tea room in Steveston that serves up Afternoon tea. I rarely come to Steveston, but had I know there was such a cute little restaurant here, I would make more trips down here. [...]

November 25, 2013 Dessert, European, Four Beakers, Kid Friendly, Richmond, Sandwich
Paris Baguette

Paris Baguette Cafe: Bakery in South Korea

Paris Baguette can be found all over South Korea. You are 100% guaranteed to bump into this place somewhere on the street as there are over 2,900 locations. They have sandwiches, cakes, buns, drinks, and pastries. While I was in [...]

November 24, 2013 Bakery, Cafe, Dessert, French, Korean, South Korea
Sashimi House

Big Room Sushi House 대방횟집: Sashimi Feast in Seoul

When we arrived in Seoul for the last few days of our trip in South Korea, M’s relatives took us to Big Room Sushi House (대방횟집 dae bang hwe jip). I clearly had no idea where I was going, so having [...]

November 22, 2013 Japanese, Korean, Seafood, Seoul, Three Beakers

Hotel Commodore in Busan

When we took a weekend trip to Busan, we stayed at the Hotel Commodore for one night. It is rated as a five star hotel with 312 rooms. The hotel has been around since 1979 and is 17 storeys high. [...]

November 20, 2013 Busan, Hotel Review

The Onigiri: Delicious Rice Balls in Pohang

The Onigiri is a chain restaurant in South Korea that specializes in Japanese rice balls. We came here to grab a bunch of onigiri to go. My last onigiri was a few years ago from T&T  and I’ve never really had [...]

November 19, 2013 Japanese, Korean, lunch, Pohang, Three Beakers