Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Dinner delivery from Juke Fried Chicken

It's a happy Tuesday! Hubby said yes to ordering fried chicken and tomorrow, we'll pick up 5 days worth of food from New India Buffet + Bar & Restaurant.

We'll be out for a couple of hours running errands (yes, we need to go to the bank too - coins are needed for laundry). Then, we'll be staying home again for the next week.

Praying that a vaccine for COVID-19 is invented soon.

Juke Fried Chicken

Juke Fried Chicken for delivery

Cheers to supporting small and local restaurants and their employees in these difficult times.


Friday, March 27, 2020

Lunch delivery from Broadway Chinese Restaurant

Hubby and I are blessed to have work in these difficult times. We both work in the tech industry, and as such, we can work from home. We get to keep our salaries, benefits, and everything that goes with it. Not everyone is as lucky.

I always ask myself, how can we help. With the economy down, we need to help keep money going around.

Today, I placed an order on Skip The Dishes from Broadway Chinese Restaurant. It's a small business in our neighbourhood. Skip also has the option to tip the restaurant, which I did. I ordered A LOT of food, more than enough for us to eat over the weekend up to early next week.

I also gave a 20% tip to the Skip The Dishes driver. What's the point of this post? My point is if you did not lose your job and are still earning, please spend a bit more to help those small businesses and their employees. With my purchase today, I helped the restaurant, the delivery person, and Skip The Dishes.

Let's help each other keep the economy going.

Our food arrived right on time and as soon as I opened the plastic bag, this is written outside.

Thank you so much!!! <3

Our Chinese Food Feast (i.e our food for the next 3-4 days)

Beef with Broccoli

Honey BBQ Pork

Kung Pao Chicken with Peanuts

Chinese Mushrooms with Mixed Vegetables

Shanghai-Style Fried Thick Noodles with Pork


Monday, March 23, 2020

Dinner delivery from The Canadian Brewhouse

To celebrate my sister's birthday, we ordered food from The Canadian Brewhouse for delivery at home. The food was surprisingly delicious. I can't wait for restaurants to be open again so we can come here and try the food.

Little Italy Chicken Parmesan

Brisket Shepherd's Pie

Caramel Chocolate Dessert Poutine


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Lunch delivery from Church's Chicken

Day 7 of mostly staying at home. Since last Monday, we've only been out of the house to grab groceries, then go back home. Today, I needed my fried chicken fix, and thankfully, Church's Chicken is on SkipTheDishes.

What's inside the bag? Church's Chicken!

Fried Chicken fix

Butter Biscuit and Chicken Strips

I tried the biscuit for the first time, and now I understand why people on Twitter are raving about this thing. It's so delicious.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Work from Home Day 1: Lunch delivery from Domino's Pizza

Yay for Domino's Pizza delivery. It's making Monday work from home and marathon of meetings so much better.

Pasta, Parm Bites, and Pizza

Working from Home

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Dinner at RedBeef Noodle Kitchen

After celebrating Pi Day and attending Mass, we decided to have dinner at Redbeef Noodle Kitchen. I want fried chicken.

Crispy Spicy Chicken with Rice

Sliced Garlic Pork with Rice

Salt & Pepper Popcorn Chicken


Pi Day 2020 at La Ruota and The Pie Hole

We love Pi day! We celebrated it last year and the year before as well.

For 2020, Pi day is on a Saturday, so we had more time to explore and visit places.

We walked around 4th Avenue between Maple and Burrard Avenue to eat pie and pizza slices.

"I only have pies for you."

La Ruota

Authentic Neopolitan Pizza


This is a relatively new place in this neighbourhood. We grabbed a couple of pizza slices each and found it surprising! I'm also surprised how quickly the area filled up after we sat down.

Pizza slice for Pi day

Pizza slices for Pi day


The Pie Hole

The perfect place to celebrate the pi day is in a restaurant dedicated to pie. There was a line up to the door! I completely forgot that they were doing a $3.14 for a 4" pie promo. By the time we're in front, they announced that the 4" pies are sold out. It was crazy! As with our tradition, we got our "usual" apple pie, pecan pie (in this case it was pecan tart), and chicken pot pie.

Apple Pie and Pecan Tart

Every year, I am amazed at how much better the pies we try are. By far, pies from The Pie Hole are the best.

Chicken Pot Pie

Look at how flakey that chicken pot pie is - I want more!

While enjoying our pies, hubby noticed the Guy Fieri neon sign on the wall. I didn't even know that this place appeared in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Go check it out Season 29 Episode 19.

I love pies and Pi day! I love Vancouver. Happy Pi day!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Lunch at 1931 Gallery Bistro

It's Friday the 13th! I was planning to file my resignation today, but the universe has other plans. We did a tour of potential office space with my current work at the HSBC building. Afterwards, we decide to have lunch inside the Art Gallery building.

Coastal BC Salmon Fillet
Golden beets, roasted parsnips, carrots, purple potatoes, fennel, pumpkin seed pesto, citrus cauliflower sauce

The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. I can't wait to come back.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dinner at Caffe Barneys

I ended my previous post with our plans to resign was delayed because of an event. Well, at around three in the afternoon, we all received an email from HR that we will all be working from home for a month.

After sorting things out at the office, hubby and I decided to have dinner outside.

Barney's Nachos

Barney's Nachos is terrific. It has tied the nachos from The Mexican in Downtown Vancouver. The primary difference is this one does not skimp on the toppings. It's overloaded for sure. The one at The Mexican is a winner as well because of the homemade chips.

Moscow Mule

Classic Poutine with pork belly

Dessert of the Week!

Let's see how I'll survive this month-long work from home.

Lunch at Go Fish

It's been an exhausting day at work, and we went to grab lunch at Go Fish. I had my usual 2-pc salmon and fries. It was a beautiful cold day in Vancouver. The skies were clear, which is perfect for eating outside.

2-pc salmon and fries

One of my colleagues said this is like the last supper for us, eh? We were planning to resign on Friday the 13th (i.e. tomorrow), but events later on the day will change our plans.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Early dinner at Menya Raizo

It's a beautiful day in Vancouver. The sun is out, the skies are clear, and the mountain views are amazing. Hubby decided to do his weekly run while I walked around the seawall.

After taking a walk, we decided to have early dinner at Menya Raizo. We started our meal with Takoyaki and Cheese Mentai Mayo Gyoza.

Deep-fried octopus ball

Cheese Mentai Mayo Gyoza
Gyokai Shoyu Ramen with pork cha-shu
Bean sprouts, green onion, radish sprouts, onion, nori seaweed, and seasoned half-boiled egg


Umami Shoyu Ramen with half chicken and half pork cha-shu
Green onion, thin sliced Japanese leek, radish sprouts, half seasoned soft boiled egg and onion

Kuromitsu Kinako Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream with Black Sweet Sauce and Roasted Soybean Powder
I love this place.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Stress Eating Dinner at Hot Star

I had a final interview in a nearby coffee shop. I am scared and stressed so I decided to have dinner here with hubby.

Salt and Pepper Chicken Popcorn 

Large Fried Chicken with BBQ Specialty Sauce

Breakfast at Blue Hat Cafe

Tuna Sandwich from Blue Hat Cafe of Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.

Tuna Sandwich

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Coffee at KIOSK

I had an interview at the Guinness Building. I was 1-hour early for it and have decided to enjoy a cup of drink to calm the nerves.

Coffee from KIOSK

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Lunch delivery from Pizza Hut

Visting my parents and siblings means Pizza Hut delivery!

Triple Treat

Pizza