Friday, December 30, 2016

Lunch at Tony's Fish & Oyster Café

Being in a long-distance relationship is hard, but it makes me appreciate the time we're actually together. Today, I'm showing my boyfriend all the places I love near the office.

1-pc salmon and yam fries

1-pc Halibut and Fries

Dinner at Pepper Lunch



Gyoza

Friday, December 23, 2016

Dinner Date at Menya Japanese Noodle

Menya Japanese Noodle is my fave ramen place in Vancouver!

Tan-Tan Ramen


Gyoza

Monday, December 19, 2016

Dinner at Jollibee in Washington, USA

I almost didn't want to go to Jollibee because I think it's too far from downtown Seattle. The boyfriend insisted that we go since I haven't had Jollibee in more than a year. We took an hour bus ride and found ourselves in Westfield Southcenter in Tukwila.

Jolly Spaghetti, Peach Mango Pie, Chicken Joy

Chicken Joy and Jolly Spaghetti

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Lunch at Armory on Seattle Center

It's our second day in Seattle! We had lunch inside the Armory at Seattle Center. We tried Chicken BBQ with Mac and Cheese from Bigford and Garlic Parmesan Fries from Cool Guys Fry Bar.

Chicken BBQ Sandwich

Garlic Parmesan Fries

Mac and Cheese

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dinner at Lowell's Restaurant

Early dinner at Lowell's Restaurant inside the world-famous Pike Place Market. We watched the sunset from their window overlooking Elliot Bay.

Fish Tacos

Fish & Chips

Lunch at Ivar's Acres of Clams

My first trip outside of Canada! Hubby and I took a bus going to Seattle. Our first meal is lunch from Ivar's Acres of Clams, specifically salmon fish & chips AND clam chowder.

Chowder for the cold day

Salmon Fish & Chips

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dinner at Hugos Tacos & Churros

We were shopping for a winter jacket for hubby and we decided to have dinner here.

Nachos

Burrito

Churro Fries

Friday, December 9, 2016

Lunch at The Market Grill

The Market Grill is the lone burger source in the Granville Island Public Market.

BBQ Chicken Burger
Tender flame-grilled chicken breasts in a fresh home-made bun basted with home-made BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

One and only Krispy Kreme in Metro Vancouver

My sister wants to try Krispy Kreme today, so after Mass, we drove all the way to the only branch in Metro Vancouver.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Review of Haroo Korean Homestyle Cuisine

I've been to Korea twice and had a taste of Korean food in Korea. Haroo brings the Korean experience in Richmond with its homey ambiance and great food.

Our family celebrated my mom's birthday and father's day. Since my mom has been raving about Dai Jang Kum and how she wants to bring us there to celebrate her birthday, Therese and I searched for the Korean Restaurant with the highest rating in Richmond. My Foursquare and her Yelp app both returned Haroo Korean Homestyle Cuisine.

We arrived at Haroo at around 7:30 PM, it was a cloudy day and finding parking space was challenging. Be more patient when coming to the area on a busy weekend, since parking will be difficult.

We entered the restaurant, and it felt like we were transported to a Korean home. We were seated in the corner booth and was browsing through the menu. We're not sure what to get because there are so many options! Jomar and I ordered Bibimbob, Japchae (mom's fave), and Jangban Mandu. The rest of the family ordered many other items. I honestly have no idea how we're going to finish it all.

After giving our orders, the owner provided us with the rice porridge. It was warm on a cold, cloudy day. Then, the free side dishes. I loved the boiled sweet potato!

Haroo Rice Porridge
Rice Porridge
Free side dishes

Father ordered the Bulgogi Fried Rice and asked us to try it all. He was raving about how delicious it was. Even my mom agrees that it was great! On top of Fried Rice, my parents also had LA Galbi. Meanwhile, our youngest sister is a picky eater so I was worried about what she will eat. Thankfully, they have Chicken Teriyaki which she enjoyed. The serving was too big for her to finish, so younger sister and only brother ate whatever she had left.

Haroo Bulgogi Fried Rice
Bulgogi Fried Rice
Haroo Chicken Teriyaki
Chicken Teriyaki

My brother doesn't like it when I take too many photos, especially of food. Because of this, I don't have any pictures of his bulgogi soup. On the other hand, thinking that it was good for one person, my younger sister ordered Haemul (Korean-style seafood pancake) which was recommended by the owner. It reminds me of the Okoy from the Ilocos Region in the Philippines. It was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. The whole family agrees that this was the highlight of our meal. There was even a discussion on who should get the last piece. LOL!

Haroo Heamul (Seafood Pancake)
Heamul (Korean-style seafood pancake)

I was so hungry that I forgot to take a photo of the Bibimbob while the picture of the Japchae was blurred because they are all excited to try it out. Thankfully, everybody was busy eating when my Jangban Mandu arrived. Mandu is pan-fried Korean dumpling, and I love it. I am not the only one who enjoyed the Mandu because our younger sister and our only brother liked it too. Honestly, I think they ate more Mandu than I did.

Jangban Mandu

It was a great evening with the family. We were laughing and enjoying our dinner celebration.

I can't wait to try more restaurants in Alexandra Road with the family.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Evening at Panda Market (International Summer Night Market)

My boyfriend is heading back to the Philippines soon. :( This is our last date in Canada, so we decided to check out the International Summer Night Market, also known as Panda Market. There are two summer night markets in Richmond; we decided to visit this one because it's closer to home.

We had a great time! We had takoyaki and okonomiyaki while my parents enjoyed some fried squid.

Okonomiyaki

Takoyaki

Food choices are few, but they were some unique items like the Chimney! Be sure to order it when you're in the Panda Market. It was the first time I had this Czech dessert.

Chimney Collage!

Parking and a long walk are inevitable. But overall, it was a great experience. Below are more photos of the food we had:

Fried Squid
Fried Squid
Steamed Dumplings
Steamed Siomai
Fried Dumplings
More Fried Things

Fried Gyoza
Fried Gyoza