Sunday, May 31, 2020

Lunch from Masa Japanese Restaurant

In the last twelve weeks, I realized that we purchased and supported most of our favourite local restaurants like Suika, Lin Chinese Cuisine, and Sushivan. However, we have not ordered from Masa Japanese Restaurant, which is the closest Japanese cuisine source from our place.

With that, we ordered our favourite and have tried new dishes from Masa today.

Masa Japanese Restaurant Knights of the Round Table
Sushi & Roll Masa Special: Knights of the Round Table
Deep-fried sushi rice with 8 kinds of seafood and special sauce

The Knights of the Round Table was good, but I think the Masa Aburi Cheese Monster Roll is much better.

Masa Japanese Restaurant Assorted Katsu Curry
Assorted Katsu Curry
Japanese Curry with Tonkatsu, 2-pc Ebi Fry, and 1-pc Goroke with rice

I'm happy to be having Japanese curry again. The last time I ate curry was more than a month ago when we ordered from Suika.
Masa Japanese Restaurant Chicken Katsu
Chicken Katsu
Deep-Fried Chicken Cutlet with Vegetable and Rice
The surprise of the day is the chicken katsu and how crispy it was when it arrived. The sauce it came with was delicious as well.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Birthday dinner delivery from Cravings Restaurant and Sports Bar

For dinner tonight, our family has dinner from Cravings Restaurant and Sports Bar. We had a great time swapping stories over delicious food.

What do I recommend from Cravings?

Homemade Clam Chowder Soup with grilled salmon. The soup was amazing!

Nachos with BBQ Chicken
Nachos with BBQ Chicken

The Nachos was good too as expected from a Sports Bar, however, delivered of course, some of the chips lost its crunchiness.

What else to try?

Poutine with Pulled Pork
Poutine with Pulled Pork
Cravings Lasagna
Cravings Lasagna

Cajun Chicken Burger
Cajun Chicken Burger
Baked Creamy Mac and Cheese
Baked Creamy Mac and Cheese

Happy birthday not-so-little sister! 

Birthday lunch delivery from Eggspectation

We're celebrating the birthday of our youngest sister. For lunch, she wants food from Eggspectation.

What to get from Eggspectation?

I ordered Chicken & Waffles. When it's available that's my breakfast staple. Meanwhile, hubby ordered Montreal Benny. My mom ordered Eggspectation Burger which is a surprise since she's not a big burger fan. On the other hand, my brother surprisingly ordered Lobster Omelette. Lastly, the birthday girl ordered Eggsuberant.

Lobster Omelette
Lobster Omelette

My brother learned today that lobster and egg are delicious on their own, but does not have an impact together.

Chicken and Waffle
Chicken and Waffle

Chicken is delicious - I mean you can never go wrong with chicken strips. The waffle is surprisingly good.

Eggspectation Burger
Eggspection Burger
Montreal Benny
Montreal Benny

The Montreal Benny which hubby shared with me is amazing. Perfectly poached egg and delicious hollandaise sauce, yum!

Grateful Surprise

With our food came a note of gratitude from the restaurant, it reads:

Thankyou for your order & supporting your local business! Please enjoy this Cookies & Cream Cake on us! We open our doors for dine in this Friday at 7 am. We hope to be of service to you again! - Eggspectation Richmond

Free Cookies & Cream Cake
Free Cookies & Cream Cake

Thank you for the surprise Eggspectation! My sister enjoyed the cake.


Saturday, May 16, 2020

Lunch from Lin Chinese Cuisine

I'm going to say it - Lin Chinese Cuisine is the best Chinese restaurant in Fairview. We decided to buy food good for until Tuesday.

What to eat from Lin Chinese Cuisine?

For lunch today, we finished the Xiao long bao, Pan-Fried Cake with Marinated. Beef, Tan Tan Noodle Soup with Minced Meat, and the free Spring Rolls.

Best Xiao Long Bao

They have the best Xiao long bao that I have tried. I think it is best enjoyed in the restaurant, but in these times, even take out it's delicious.

Xiao Long Bao
Xiao Long Bao

Pan-Fried Cake with Marinated Beef

It's okay, but the best Pan-Fried Cake with Marinated Beef I have tried is from Peaceful Restaurant.

Pan-Fried Cake with Marinated Beef and Spring Rolls
Pan-Fried Cake with Marinated Beef and Spring Roll

The spring roll is free.

Tan Tan Noodle Soup with Minced Meat

I don't know why I love Tan Tan Noodle so much. I wish I could eat it hot in the restaurant, but it's good to take out as well - be sure to put it inside the microwave to warm it up. Yummy!

As shown in the pictures below, they put the noodle and minced meat separate from the soup.

Tan Tan Noodle Soup with Minced Meat
Tan Tan Noodle Soup with Minced Meat
Tan Tan Noodle Soup with Minced Meat
Tan Tan Noodle Soup with Minced Meat
Tan Tan Noodle Soup with Minced Meat
Tan Tan Noodle Soup with Minced Meat


Main Dishes

We also ordered the following items for consumption until Tuesday (hopefully).

The sauce for the Sweet and Sour Pork is separate from the meat and vegetables.

Sweet and Sour Pork
Sweet and Sour Pork

Kungpao Chicken with Peanuts
Kung Pao Chicken with Peanuts

The honey sauce for the Honey Prawns is separate from the prawns.
Honey Prawns
Honey Prawns

Deluxe Mixed Vegetables
Deluxe Mixed Vegetables
Shanghai-Style Chow Mein
Shanghai-style Chow Mein

Why order from Lin Chinese Cuisine?

First, let's support local restaurants. This place is a family-owned Chinese restaurant along West Broadway (between Granville Street and Fir Street).

Second, if you order via phone for pick-up, they give you a 10% discount.

Lastly, if your order is above $50, they give you spring rolls (we got 4 pieces, which is happiness in itself).

How to order from Lin Chinese Cuisine?

You can give them a call (that's what I did) for pick-up. You can also go there, place your order for take-out. You can also place an order through their website. They're also in Skip The Dishes.

Lin Chinese Cuisine Details

Address: 1537 West Broadway, Vancouver BC
Phone number: 604-733-9696
Hours
11am - 3pm (they serve lunch specials - rice, chicken/pork/beef dish, with soup for around $10 or so)
5pm - 10pm (delivery is possible during dinner as well - just in case you want it delivered in your place)

May 17, 2020 Update:

Hubby and I measure the calories we eat to lose weight (or at the very least not gain so much weight). I decided to weigh a couple of the items we ordered yesterday.

Kung Pao Chicken

The Kung Pao Chicken weighs around 600 grams. I decided to get 200 grams for breakfast, but we only end up eating around 50 grams each, so we will have the balance for lunch.
200 grams of Kung Pao Chicken
200 grams of Kung Pao Chicken


Honey Prawns

The Honey Prawns (without the sauce) weighs 300 grams and it has 15 prawns. I decided to reheat everything and we'll have 3 each for breakfast and whatever remains for lunch.
300 grams of Honey Prawns
300 grams of Honey Prawns

Happy Sunday!

May 18, 2020 Update:

Today, we ate the Deluxe Mixed Vegetable. It weighs 500 grams, though that was frozen from our fridge. After reheating in the stove, it weighs around 450 grams (I didn't write down the exact weight). Meanwhile, the Sweet and Sour Pork weigh 500 grams without the sauce. We didn't finish the pork, but we ate all the vegetable for lunch and dinner.

We also started eating the Shanghai-Style Chow Mein last night. We ate 150 grams each and I think there's 200 grams left in the container which we will probably have for dinner tonight.

Happy Monday! It's Victoria Day which means extra rest day.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Mother's Day Lunch Celebration from Sumi Korean Restaurant

The restrictions in BC are slowly easing up, and we decided to expand our social bubble by visiting my family in Richmond. We spent a good portion of Sunday having lunch and playing games with my siblings and, of course, sharing a meal to celebrate our mom.

Our mom loves Korean cuisine, so we decided to order some of her favourite dishes from Sumi Korean Restaurant.

What to get from Sumi Korean Restaurant?


Pork Goonmandu
Two order of Pork Goonmandu (deep-fried pork dumplings)

The Goonmandu was delicious; of course, as expected with delivered food, it wasn't as crispy as what it would have been if we ate it at the restaurant. Nonetheless, it was delicious.

Haemul Pajeon
Haemul Pajeon (Seafood and Green Onion Pancake)

I have tried a handful of Haemul Pajeon from other Korean restaurants, but this one has the most seafood.

Japchae
Japchae (stir-fried glass noodles with vegetables) - Mama's favourite Korean dish

The Japchae was alright, but what is surprising is how it arrived still hot. 

Kkanpunggi
Kkanpunggi (deep-fried chicken with sweet and sour sauce)

It's our first time trying Kkanpunggi, and it did not disappoint. It's sweet, a bit sour, and mildly spicy. It was great with rice.

We hoped to have ordered Korean BBQ too, but hopefully, that's for next Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day Cake!

It's such a fun day! I can't wait to see them again in 2 weeks to celebrate my sister's birthday.

Where is Sumi Korean Restaurant?

Address: 5628 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5P 3W4, Canada

How to order from Sumi Korean Restaurant?

We use Skip The Dishes. Be sure to support local restaurants and tip them through the app as well to ensure that they stay open during and after the pandemic.


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Thursday at Tim Hortons

Last Tuesday and Wednesday after lunch, I will get this terrible migraine. I have to fight it through and continue working. After work (around 6:00 PM), today and yesterday, we decided to take an hour's walk around the neighbourhood. It's fun to be out and enjoy the beautiful day. It's also lovely to see the handful of restaurants open and doing their best to survive.

We still keep our distance from people and would sometimes walk along the street (when there are no cars) to give way.

Anyway, before heading back home after our walk, we decided to grab Caramel Iced Capp from Tim Hortons. I didn't have a migraine today, but I did get brain freeze. :)

Thank God it's Friday tomorrow!

Caramel Iced Capp


Just for fun, there are beautiful tulips around the neighbourhood which made me smile.

Beautiful

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Cinco de Mayo lunch from Las Margaritas

Happy Cinco de Mayo! It's the third year in a row that we get Mexican food on this day. Last year, we went to Tacofino Taco Bar and ate a lot of tacos. The year before, we went to Sal y Limón.

This year because of COVID-19, we can't dine in a Mexican restaurant. Instead, we had food delivered from Las Margaritas. As always, we ordered too much.

What to get from Las Margaritas?

Appetizer

For the appetizer, we ordered Nachos Rancheros. I was also tempted to try the Fiesta Platter but thought it might be too much.

Nachos Rancheros
Nachos Rancheros
Tortilla chips covered with black beans, melted cheese, salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, and green onions. Topped with guacamole, sour cream, and black olives.

Entrees and House Specials

For our main, we ordered the Burrito and Deluxe Quesadilla.

Burrito
Roasted Beef Burrito
A large flour tortilla rolled with edam, cheddar, mozzarella cheese, and roasted beef covered with a mild red sauce. Both are topped with melted cheese and sour cream. Served with refried beans and Mexican rice.

The Mexican rice with roasted beef is so delicious. I'll be happy just eating those rice with any meat, really.

Deluxe Quesadilla
Deluxe Chicken Quesadilla
Large grilled flour tortilla filled with melted cheese, grilled chicken breast, sauteed vegetables, and fresh cilantro. Served with sour cream, salsa, black beans, and house salad.

The house salad the quesadilla came with is so yummy! I'd be happy to get that salad and whatever dressing (seems to be vinaigrette) it came with.

House Salad

Dessert

Churros
Churros

Churros
Delicious Churros

The churros made Tuesday extra better. I've been having a tough Monday (yesterday) and a stressful morning as well. But that churros made everything seems better. Things will be okay.

Thank you
Thank you for serving us great food Las Margaritas!


Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Where is Las Margaritas?

Address: 1999 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7

How to order from Las Margaritas?

They are open for takeout and pickup. You can also order for delivery via Skip The Dishes and DoorDash.


Saturday, May 2, 2020

Triple Treat Pizza Hut delivery

Saturday means we can eat take out food. I have been craving for pizza and I really want Pizza Hut stuffed crust. Meanwhile, hubby wants dessert so we decided to get a Triple Treat box (I kept reading it as Triple Threat LOL).

What's inside our Triple Treat box?


Cheese Lover's® - 12" Medium with 5 Cheese Stuffed Crust

Meat Lover's® - 12" Medium with 5 Cheese Bacon Stuffed Crust

8-piece Salt & Pepper Boneless Bites, Breadsticks with Cheese, Ultimate Hershey's Chipits Cookie, Cheddar Jalapeno Dip, and Creamy Garlic Dip

For lunch today, we had 1 slice of Meat Lover's and Cheese Lover's each. For dinner, we're going to eat the Breadsticks and Boneless Bites. I'd imagine tomorrow breakfast will be Filipino Chicken Curry which I cooked last Thursday and lunch will be pizza. Dinner will probably be PB&J sandwich since our bread is going to expire on May 5.

Happy weekend!