Yuji's Japanese Tapas
Grilled Duck Breast Chopped Scallop and Tobiko Roll Tuna Tataki Spicy Curry Kalamari Wagyu Beef Mango Roll Had dinner at Yuji’s Japanese Tapas the other night on West 4th. The quality of the food is excellent and the fish were very fresh. Check their site for the menu: http://yujis.ca/
Charcoal Sushi & BBQ Restaurant
Lotus Roll - chopped scallop, imitation crab & avocado topped with tobiko, wrapped in cucumber Went to Charcoal Sushi the other day and my friend recommended me to try the Lotus Roll. It is so refreshing and has a unique twist to normal sushi. No rice at all, so it feels like eating a salad almost! The cucumber is thinly sliced as well. There were a lot of other unique rolls here as well....
Revolve around NYC!
The View Restaurant and Lounge is situated in the New York Marriott Marquis hotel, on the 48th floor. It’s a revolving restaurant and gives you an amazing view of New York City, especially Times Square and the busy Broadway streets. It is the only revolving rooftop restaurant in New York and makes a 360° turn every hour. I even spotted the Empire State Building! So of course all I have to...
White Castle in NYC
Original Slider and Cheeseburger Slider What are you craving? Are you craving what Harold and Kumar craved for? White Castle? That’s exactly what I was craving for when I knew I was going to New York and so I did a search to find where the closest one would be. Luckily it wasn’t too far from where I stayed, but when we got there in the morning, there really wasn’t anyone...
Olive Garden in Times Square, NYC
Smoked Mozzarella Funduta Oven-baked smoked mozzarella, provolone, parmesan and romano cheese. Served with Tuscan bread. Ravioli di Portobello Portobello mushroom-filled ravioli in a creamy smoked cheese and sun-dried tomato sauce. Chianti Braised Short Ribs Tender boneless beef short ribs slow cooked in a chianti wine sauce. Served with portobello mushroom risotto and steamed...
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in New York
Steamed Mussels in Wine, Butter, and Garlic Bubba’s Far Out Dip - Spinach, Roasted Red Peppers, Artichokes and Monterey Jack Cheese with homemade Tortilla Bourbon Street Mahi Mahi - Charbroiled Cajun spiced Mahi Mahi with Bourbon Sauce and grilled Shrimp, served over Mashed Potatoes Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is all over the States. This one was at Times Square, New York. Definately...
Chinatown in San Francisco
Shrimp Mussels We decided to go try some Chinese food in San Francisco, and of course the place to be was in Chinatown! This restaurant had a lot of people in it, so we chose to go in. The food was delicious although the environment wasn’t all glammed up. Prices were also reasonable. We also had a dish of crab, but I forgot to take a picture! I guess I was too busy eating!
Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop in San Francisco
Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop at Haight Ashbury Mmmm..all the flavours of ice cream! Ben & Jerry’s Menu! Freezer full of Ben & Jerry’s My Waffle Cone! Chocolate Fudge Brownie & Cookies and Cream If you ever have a chance to go to San Francisco, check out the area called Haight Ashbury! It’s really funky, and hippie-like, but that’s whats so...
Crab House at Pier 39 San Francisco
Fish and Chips Steamed Mussels Crab Cakes Went to the Crab House in San Francisco, and it was right by Pier 39! It had an amazing view of the Fisherman’s Wharf and the decorations inside the restaurant were funky! All sea-related things hanging off the ceilings and walls. The seafood was extremely fresh and tasted delicious! Too bad I didn’t get to try the crabs they were...
Cheesecake Factory in San Francisco
Tropical Smoothie Mango, Passion Fruit, Pineapple and Coconut All Blended with Ice. Pasta Carbonara Spaghettini with Smoked Bacon, Green Peas, and a Garlic-Parmesan Cream Sauce. Mahi Mahi Mediterranean Crumb Crusted Fresh Mahi with Tomatoes, Artichokes, Capers,Fresh Basil and Balsamic Vinaigrette. Served over Mashed Potatoes. Grilled Rib-Eye Steak Served with French Fries and Onion...
Japanese Food in San Francisco
Mango Paradise and Salmon Sashimi Miso Ramen Shoyu Ramen Unagi Don Seafood Ramen Spicy Sushi Rolls Here are some pictures of Japanese food I had in San Francisco! I stayed at a hotel in Japan Town, so my hotel was actually connected to a Japanese mall with a whole building of Japanese restaurants! Here are two restaurants that I ate at. They were all authentic Japanese owners and...
Todai Sushi and Seafood Buffet
Todai Sushi Seafood Buffet Caesar’s Salad, Crab Legs, Variety of Sushi, Mixture of Shellfish Mussels, Squid, Ribs, Mushroom, Prawn Tempura, Udon Variety of Desserts including Cream Puff, Tiramisu, Cheesecake, Matcha White Chocolate, Creme Brulee Green Tea Soft Ice Cream and Banana Whipped Cream Crepe So I found that you guys really enjoyed my post from the Wicked Spoon buffet,...
Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino Ice Cream
I don’t think we have this in Vancouver yet, but correct me if I’m wrong! Finally got to try the Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino Ice Cream from the States! It’s like Frappuccino drink but in the form of ice cream! So good!! The consistency is great and this mini pint was only 99cents! What a steal! I hope this comes to Vancouver soon! They had other flavours too, like Mocha...
From Top Left (Clockwise): Potatoes in Creamy Sauce. Hash brown, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs. Stuffed Pasta in Cheddar Sauce. Pizza Flatbread. Top: Assorted Desserts (marshmallow, chocolate dipped strawberry, chocolate macaroon) Top Right: Passion Fruit Pudding/Jello Bottom: Shiu Mai, Shanghai Dumplings, and Assorted Sushi In Bowl: Mango Sorbet The dessert that looks like an egg, is an egg...
Calbee Korean Cuttlefish Chips
Tried these Calbee chips that were Korean Cuttlefish flavour! The typical Calbee chip texture with the wave cut and they actually had a strong cuttlefish flavour to them! I think it’s supposed to taste like the barbecued cuttlefish in Korean dishes. They also have a hint of spice to them, which makes them real zesty! You can get these at most Asian supermarkets. Great snack!
Fresh Oyster Assorted Sashimi Uni (Sea Urchin) Nigiri Sushi Had dinner at Octopus Garden in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. The sashimi was very fresh and the rolls were very unique. However, the restaurant is very small, so it’s hard to find seats. The restaurant is owned by Japanese, so the food and environment is very authentic. It’s a bit on the pricier side, but the...
Cookies & Cream at Midnight?
Finally tried the Haagen-Dazs Midnight Cookies & Cream pint of ice cream that I had bought a while back in the States. Not sure if they sell it in Vancouver, since it’s limited edition. Their description is “smooth, chocolate ice cream seduced by buttery fudge and chocolate cookie wafers make for a perfect midnight, or anytime treat.” And yes, it definitely met the description! Yum!
Capstone Tea & Fondue
Brrrr… this bizarre cold weather in Vancouver calls for some warm desserts indoors! Capstone Tea & Fondue offers a variety of teas, bubble teas, and of course their famous fondues - chocolate or cheese! Me and my friend shared the Chocolate Fondue Set, which came with Dark Chocolate, Fresh Fruits, Snacks, and 6 Assorted Dipping Ice-cream Balls. I love the ice cream balls since the...
Diplomat Bakery is down in the Steveston area of Richmond near the dyke. They are known for their delicious cakes from the typical New York Cheesecake to cakes like Bailey’s Chocolate Cake and Espresso Chocolate Fudge Cake. There are so many different cakes to choose from that you want to take home a slice of each! After debating which cake to choose for a long time, I ended up with a slice...
Miku Restaurant - Aburi Sushi
Seasonal Carpaccio Premium Nigiri Aburi Chicken Assorted Tempura Green Tea Tiramisu Pyramid Green Tea Opera Had dinner at Miku Restaurant, which is famous for their aburi dishes, meaning flame-seared. The ambiance is great and servers were professional. It’s located on West Hastings. The price is on the pricier side, but the quality of the food is excellent. Definitely...
If you go down a little further past the retail shops at Robson, you’ll see WE. Coffee. It’s a little cafe that serves freshly roasted coffee, panini, croissant sandwiches, as well as their famous waffles and other cakes and desserts. I tried the Cappuccino as well as the Strawberries and Ice Cream Waffle here. The waffles were made perfectly with a golden crisp and the...
I LAVA CAKE
Went to Joeys Restaurant at the Burrad location and decided to try the famous lava cake my friends were all praising about. It’s called the Molten Lava Chocolate Souffle on the menu and it’s a rich dark chocolate cake outside, with a soft molten lava centre and ice cream. Comes with a raspberry sauce on the side. Not too sweet, and the chocolate just melts out. Delicious!