Monday, April 25, 2016

Lunch at Vina Vietnamese in Richmond Center

I love the beef stew from Vietnamese restaurants which I have discovered thanks to Vina. It's so tender and flavourful.

Beef Stew

I also love the Chinese Donut from Kam Do Bakery. It's not too sweet and extremely soft. Be sure to warm it up in the oven for the perfect bite. Yum!



Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lunch at Triple O (inside River Rock Casino)

It's my first time in a casino! Not entirely true. It's my first time in a casino that I'm of age to gamble. However, I didn't go inside the River Rock Casino for games and a chance to get rich quickly. I went here for the food, specifically the Triple O branch inside.

I just came from an emotionally draining interview and am hoping that Triple O can make things feel better.

Bacon Cheddar Burger

Bacon Cheddar Burger Meal

Happy Thursday!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Searching for Churros in Vancouver

My sisters have been craving for churros for a while now. In the Philippines, Taco Bell offers Churros with a chocolate dip that they love. Thus, my hunt for Churros in Metro Vancouver begins.

I was in Downtown Vancouver yesterday and decided I could spend the afternoon searching for Churros. According to Foursquare (my trusted and fave application), I could go to Tacofino Cantina, a food truck along Howe Street since it's the closest to my location yesterday. I walked for 10 minutes and asked if they have Churros available. It was out of stock! The guy suggested I go to their main restaurant at Gastown, but I am too lazy to walk all the way there.

Last week, I also went to Cambie Village to search for churros. The only restaurant there that offers churros is Las Tortas, and it's also out of stock.

Going back to yesterday, I remember Therese saying that Cineplex sells churros so I searched for the nearest Cineplex and the Scotiabank Theatre is a 6-minute walk. I also did a quick Google search for the food stalls to make sure that they sell churros.

I searched the menu of OutTakes Backstage Bistro, and yes, they sell churros! I started my walk going to the Theatre in high spirit, excited that at last, I will be able to bring churros to my sisters. Alas, upon arriving at the Theatre, I won't be able to buy snacks because you have to have a movie ticket to access the snacks area. Ugh.

Screenshot of the Mini Churros from the OutTakes menu online

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Lunch at Pak Tak Chiu Chow Restaurant, Yaohan Centre Food Court

T&T is our fave grocery chain in Vancouver because they have Filipino products that we grew up with. After doing our grocery run, we decided to grab a quick lunch at the food court. I got food from Pak Tak Chiu Chow Restaurant - Hainanese Chicken and Sweet & Sour Pork.


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Meetup at Sweetery Cafe + Dessert

As part of my goal to network in Vancouver and learn something new, I attended a meetup, "Donuts and Coffee and Pics, oh my!". The meetup is basically on how to be better at taking food photos. I shot hundreds of food photos over the years, and I thought that I could learn more about angles and lighting.

Sweetery Cafe offers excellent pastries and coffee. Of all the sweets and bread we've had, my personal fave is the chicken strips and waffles. Amazing! Below are some of the pictures I took applying what I have learned today.



Saturday, April 2, 2016

Midnight snack at Burger King

My sister and I just came from our shift at BC Place. It's Vancouver Whitecaps FC VS LA Galaxy. Anyway, before heading home we decided to have late dinner (midnight snack) at Burger King. It's unfortunate that this branch is cash only.

BK