Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dinner delivery from Tony's Fish & Oyster Cafe

I miss fish and chips, so it's timely when I discovered that Tony's Fish & Oyster Cafe is now open for pickup.

We had our usual 2-pc Salmon Fish and Chips (yam fries) and 2-pc Halibut and Chips (onion rings). Yay for food coma hearty dinner.

2-pc Halibut and Chips (Onion Rings)

2-pc Salmon and Chips (Yam Fries)

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Lunch supporting Suika

Suika is my favourite restaurant. We eat here at least once a month for lunch because that's the only time they serve my favourite Katsu Curry (they have the best Japanese curry sauce).

Because of COVID-19, Suika decided to close and have only opened recently for pick-up and delivery. Today, we decided to have Suika.

I did my best with presentation, but it's hard. The curry is as good, how I regret not ordering extra curry sauce like I usually do when I dine in.

I can't wait for Suika to open for dine-in.

Stewed Beef Tendon Curry with Tonkotsu (Pork Loin Cutlet)

Double Tonkatsu Set

Chicken Karaage

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Cake Craving Satisfied from Meinhardt

We're now nearing the end of our 5th week working from home and only going out to grab food and groceries. It's been challenging mentally, but doable. In the last couple of days, I wanted to eat something sweet like cake or doughnut.

That craving was satisfied today. I went to Meinhardt Fine Foods to do our weekly grocery run. I'm sorry that we can't store food for two weeks, we have a small fridge in our apartment. Anyway, I purchased ingredients for what I'm going to cook Filipino Pork Giniling (recipe here) and decided to get red velvet cake.

Homemade Red Velvet cake

We didn't finish the whole thing. I divided it into four, so we can have some more tomorrow. How are you coping with the current situation?


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Lunch from Sushivan Japanese Restaurant

There's an ongoing campaign on Twitter to make every Wednesday of the week starting April 15, #TakeOutDay in Canada to support restaurants. Instead of using delivery apps that eat up most of a restaurant's margin, give them a call to place your order, and when possible, pick them up.

Right now, there's only a handful of restaurants open in our neighbourhood, so supporting small, local restaurants at this time are crucial to ensure they survive the effects of COVID-19.

For lunch and dinner today, I ordered food from Sushivan Japanese Restaurant. This morning I had difficulty deciding whether to order from Sushivan or from MASA. I checked their online pages and saw the news that someone broke inside Sushivan and stole all their credit card machines. It's sad for them to experience such loss, so I decided to give them a call and place my order for what I planned to be lunch, but way too much so we'll eat it for dinner too.

The thief came last night. He stole all the credit card machines. So you can pay with your credit card number. Please provide your credit card number when making delivery or takeout orders. We do not require a tip or delivery charge, but please let us know if you would like to pay for the tip if you wish. Thank you.
Posted by Sushivan Japanese restaurant on Monday, April 13, 2020

What did we get from Sushivan?

We ordered the following items.

Soy Chicken Karaage (Large)

It was crispy and delicious when it arrived. I still think it's best enjoyed with a cup of rice, but that might just be the Filipino in me talking.

Soy Chicken Karaage (Large)


Chicken Katsu

We had this the last time we were there, and it was as delicious. More rice, please?

Chicken Katsu


Awesome Special Roll

This is the highlight of the meal. I've been going down the list of Sushivan's special rolls, and this is amazing.

Awesome Special Roll


Korean Style Ramen (with Beef)

This is the first time I'm ordering the ramen with beef instead of my usual chicken. I prefer chicken. Regretting it, but hubby and I split the ramen and ate it with the Awesome Special Roll for lunch, so it's all good.

Korean Style Ramen


Tomorrow or Friday, I need to go out for grocery, so I can cook Chicken Afritada. Hopefully, our local supermarket has all the ingredients I need.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Lunch delivery from Hi Five Chicken

If you check my recent posts, I have been eating way too many fried chicken. We had some from Church's Chicken earlier into the work-from-home mandate. Then, I ordered some from Juke Fried Chicken to support local restaurants.

Today, we decided to use Uber Eats and order from Hi Five Chicken. It's our first time trying it out and the fried chicken arrived hot, crispy, and juicy. I love it!

We ordered the following:
  • 4-pc regular roasted chicken
  • 4-pc spicy fried chicken
  • 10-pc cheddar cheese munchers
  • 16oz (Large) potato wedges
  • Gravy
We ate a couple of the fried chicken, the munchers, and the potato wedges. The rest of the chicken went to containers and straight to the fridge for reheating tomorrow and possibly even the day after.

Fried Chicken

Munchers and Potato Wedges

I'm ready to eat you chicken thigh. Yummy!


I'm not good at plating and don't want to touch the food because of COVID-19, so sorry for this realistic photo of our lunch.

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Lunch from Meinhardt Fine Foods

I went to the grocery earlier. I want to say that I'm scared and paranoid, but in reality, I'm realistic and cautious. There's not a lot of people outside, so physical distancing is possible. I smiled at everyone I saw today, and almost everyone did the same.

I went to Meinhardt Fine Food to grab ingredients to cook Pork Nilaga (onion soup), which I can cook tomorrow, and we can eat for a week. I also grabbed a couple of ready to eat items: Palak Paneer and Chicken Tandoori.

Palak Paneer and Chicken Tandoori


It was so delicious. Meinhardt gives you wipes when you enter so you can use it with your basket, then the cashier gave me a pump of sanitizer before I grab my bag ready to leave. It was a pleasant experience.

After Meinhardt, I went to Shoppers Drug Mart a block away. I grabbed frozen chicken nuggets, biscuits, cream cheese, and bagel. It was a quick swift trip.

 I walked a few more blocks to see hubby walking towards me to help with the plastic bags. The only people who didn't observe physical distancing are two ladies. I moved out of the way so they can walk freely, but one lady still walked way closer to me.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Lunch from New India Buffet + Bar & Restaurant

April Fool's day is the longest day we've been out of the house. We were out for nearly 2 hours - running errands.

Cherry Blossoms trees in full bloom in our block.

We went to RBC all the way near Cambie (1.7km) to withdraw coins. You're silly, coins are not "essential." Well, for renters like us, we need coins to do laundry. After getting coins, we grabbed groceries from Shoppers. Then, we decided to order online for pick-up 4-5 days worth of Indian food from New India Buffet + Bar & Restaurant.

I've never eaten here, but I definitely will once this COVID-19 situation is over.



It's beautiful inside. We ordered chicken vindaloo, beef saag (spinach), aloo gobi (potato and cauliflower), and fish masala. It's so delicious!