Monday, November 30, 2020

Dinner delivery from Pizza Hut

I had a long Monday because it's Cyber Monday and people want to take advantage of deals last minute. Anyway, I have been working from 7:40 a.m. until 5:40 p.m. with a 20-minute or so lunch break. The phone was ringing nonstop and people were sending messages in chat and email. Crazy day.

I thought I'd give myself a rewarding dinner, but I wasn't really craving anything in particular. All I know is our fridge is nearly empty so I needed to order something we can eat for a few days. I was thinking of Chinese food since we always can cook rice, but I don't feel like eating Chinese food. I thought about Domino's Pizza and KFC because they're both having a promo for Cyber Monday.

I end up ordering from Pizza Hut. I ordered a Triple Treat box and pasta. It's my first time trying their pasta.

12" Canadian Pizza (Pepperoni, bacon crumble, sliced mushrooms and pizza mozzarella)

Large Supreme Lover's® (Pepperoni, mild sausage, beef topping, green pepper, sliced mushrooms, red onion and pizza mozzarella)

Garlic Parmesan Boneless Bites (Crispy, breaded seasoned chicken breast) pieces

Indian Butter Boneless Chicken Bites (Crispy, breaded seasoned chicken breast)

I didn't like both boneless bites flavours I picked and I'm thinking of trying all of them. My favourite so far is still salt and pepper.

The Ultimate Hershey’s Chipits Cookie

Family Bacon Mac 'N Cheese (Creamy cheddar cheese sauce tossed with rotini pasta and topped with bacon strips, pizza mozzarella and oven-baked. Includes fresh breadsticks.)

I was disappointed with the first pasta dish I tried. It's not great. To be fair, I haven't tried a lot of mac and cheese to know what great is, all I know is I didn't enjoy this one. Thankfully it comes with breasticks.

Large Breadsticks (Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside with cheese. Served with marinara dipping sauce.)

Praying for a peaceful, productive, and healthy December.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Lunch delivery from Daikichi Sushi Shop

We didn't order any food from restaurants yesterday, which is extremely rare for us. I had to work an extra day because our company is making a Black Friday weekend sale and we want to give our customers the best experience. On top of working 6 days last week, I am scrambling to finish this side project I'm working on, plus running errands and cleaning the house. Honestly, it's too much.

Today, I decided to slow down a bit and relax. I continued working on the side project in the morning then decided to order for lunch from Daikichi Sushi Shop.

Our food coma lunch from Daikichi Sushi Shop

Chicken Teriyaki Box (Assorted tempura, chicken teriyaki, California roll, rice, salad, and spring roll.)

Chicken Karaage

Takoyaki

Boston Roll (Prawn tempura, crab, BBQ salmon unagi sauce and ponzu sauce.)

Deep-Fried Gyozas
Oyako Donburi

Review and Comments

My favourite items from today are the chicken kara-age and deep-fried gyoza. Everything else was either average or poor. Do not order the Oyako Donburi - it's not good. The Boston Roll was good, and the Chicken Teriyaki and Tempura from the box is average. The only thing they have going for them is the super cute boxes for the appetizers.

Cute Packaging from Daikichi Sushi Shop

Oh well. Tomorrow is the last day of the month, which means we can order again. :) 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Lunch delivery from Bombay Masala Indian Restaurant

We had leftover rice from yesterday, so we needed to order from a place that eats rice as much as we (Filipinos) do.

Sorting by Skip Score in SkipTheDishes, one of the first few suggestions was Bombay Masala Indian Restaurant. Since my parents are bringing us food for the week this week, hubby said we only order a couple dishes instead of our usual too much.

Palak Paneer - Cottage cheese cooked in a fresh spinach curry tempered with garlic, ginger, and a touch of cream.

Somehow, I prefer the Palak Paneer from Meinhardt Fine Foods. 

Chicken Vindaloo - Boneless chicken cooked in a tangy curry sauce

The one from New India Buffet + Bar & Restaurant is better. I don't know why.

Veggie Samosa - Vegetarian. Crisp homemade patties stuffed with potatoes and green peas served with chutney. One order comes with two pieces.

The samosa was great. I enjoyed the crunchy outside.

Garlic Naan - Garnished naan with garlic and corriander

The naan was the best thing we've had from this delivery. Though we have leftovers for tomorrow, so I look forward to reheating both the vindaloo and paneer.

This is written on the outside of the delivery bag. They're so sweet.



Gulab Jamun - Pastry balls deep fried and served in cardamom syrup.

I have tried this dessert only once in the past, and I think it's too sweet.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Lunch delivery from Pizza Pizza

It's our first time trying pizza from Pizza Pizza. We ordered too much like always, and you can never really go wrong with pizza, so from pizza alone, it's nothing spectacular. However, my favourite thing that we ordered, which I plan to order again, is their jalapeno poppers.

All our order from Pizza Pizza

Small Meat Supreme - It's your standard meat pizza.

Jalapeno Poppers - This is the BEST Jalapeno Poppers I have tried so far.

Half Moon Cheesy Bread - It's great with the marinara sauce.

Chicken Bites - It's again standard chicken bites, but it's too expensive, in my opinion.

Large Potato Wedges - Not many places offer potato wedges, so we ordered it since it's available.

Funnel Cake Stix - Disappointing. It was supposed to arrive with a caramel dip, and it didn't.

Will we order from Pizza Pizza again? Maybe, but it's not top of my favourite pizza chain list.


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Lunch delivery from Johnny Rockets

I love the animated series Bob's Burgers, and there's an episode where Gene, Tina and Louise were singing outside their restaurant, "Burgers and Fries" LOL. I just remembered that when I started writing this blog about our burger and fries lunch from Johnny Rockets.

Two signature burgers, two "love-at-first-bites", and two small premium shakes.
Chipotle Bacon Burger - Spicy. Melted pepper jack cheese, thick-cut smoked bacon, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and Johnny Rocket's smokin' chipotle ranch.
The Rocket Burger - Canadian cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and special sauce.

We ordered two burgers. I love them both, but as expected, I am biased for the bacon and chipotle sauce. However, I love the onions in The Rocket Burger. The sides are standard issue french fries, which I have been craving and onion rings, which hubby loves.

Then, for our premium shakes, we ordered coffee oreo and mocha.

Here's the song from Bob's Burgers that I was telling you about at the start of this post. :D 



Saturday, November 14, 2020

Dinner delivery from Pacific Poke

It's my first time trying Poke. I have seen a lot of Poke restaurants opening up here in Vancouver and I have watched a Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode about it, but that's the limit of my exposure. Oh and my brother went to Hawaii and absolutely love the dish.

I was hesitant to order Poke, but I am letting SkipTheDishes decide my meals for today (check this blog post).

Our very first Poke Bowls EVER.

The Main Bowl - Salmon, spicy ahi tuna, crab and shrimp, ginger jicama, avocado nori, seaweed salad, citrus mayonnaise, and sesame miso dressing. I picked Brown Rice as my base.

There's no denying the bowl looks beautiful. I mixed it up and started eating my heart away. It's delicious, however, I have reached a point where's the creaminess from the mayonnaise and dressing is too much I need spice or citrus to brighten it up.
I couldn't finish my bowl. I told hubby that next time we should just order one bowl and share it.

The Cali Bowl - Spicy salmon, crab and shrimp, pickled red onions, seaweed salad, avocado nori, and spicy mayonnaise.

I thought my bowl is delicious, but when I tried what hubby chose, darn. The Cali Bowl is even better! What's the primary difference-maker? The crunch provided by Furikake, Wasabi Crunch, and Fried Onions. The varying texture in his bowl as well as the pickled red onions made all the difference in the world.
We went overboard and ordered all their desserts as well as their Coco Panda drink.

The Coco Panda is like the creamy coconut juice we grew up enjoying back in the Philippines. Meanwhile, for the desserts they offered - you can never really go wrong with Chewy Marshmallow Crispy Bar and cookies.

Happy Saturday!

Lunch delivery from Papaya Hut

Weekend! Honestly, we're not craving anything this weekend. I thought of relying on Foursquare to help me decide to order, but I realize I would prefer it as a guide when I feel safe to dine in again.

For today, I trusted SkipTheDishes instead. It has become my favourite delivery platform because of the Skip Points, and I love how you can sort restaurants by Skip Score, Delivery Fee, and Time Estimate.

We ordered from Papaya Hut because it's second on the list when sorted by Skip Score, and we already have tried the first on their list.

Our order from Papaya Hut
Green Curry - Gaeng Khiaowan
Thai Curry is my second favourite curry dish (Japanese curry is number one). We enjoyed this with brown rice.

Thai Fried Noodles - Pad Thai with Tomato Sauce

Pad Thai is a standard-issue as well, nothing spectacular.

Chicken Wings - Peek Gai Tod

The chicken wings are the best ones I've tried from a Thai restaurant. When we opened the container, it smelled so good. I want to order two more containers.

Spring Rolls - Por Pia Tod

The Spring Rolls - Por Pia Tod was crunchy, but there's not enough filling inside, which is unfortunate.

We don't eat from Thai restaurants enough, so we really have little experience in which ones we absolutely love, so take this experience with a grain of salt when ordering from Papaya Hut.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

My Birthday Celebration: Lunch delivery from Suika

I have two birthday requests for my birthday: mocha cake and katsu curry from Suika. Because there's a steady increase of COVID-19 cases in BC, we decided to order Suika for delivery instead of dining in.

I got my favourite Stewed Beef Tendon Curry with Tonkotsu
Wagyu Stewed Hamburg Hayashi Bowl
Chicken Kara-age

I can't wait to eat in Suika again.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

My Birthday Celebration: Cake from Arts to Bakes

It's my birthday weekend. We went to my parent's place in Richmond, BC, to celebrate. Don't worry, we didn't invite people to the celebration - it's just seven people and two households. The first household is me, and my husband and the second household is my parents and three siblings.

Mocha Cake from Arts to Bakes

KayeBakes CA is my go-to cake source, but Kaye is busy, so I asked the Filipino food group if they would please recommend a place or person who bakes delicious mocha cake since I really want it for my birthday.

The first comment recommended Arts to Bakes. I sent their page a message and asked about the price, delivery, etc.

Mocha Cake from Arts to Bakes in Vancouver, BC.

It's too pretty to eat.

I am delighted with the mocha cake. It's beautiful, and more importantly, it's delicious. The cake is moist, and initially, I thought the coffee flavour is too strong, but with each bite, including the buttercream, it's perfect. The sweet chocolate buttercream and the coffee flavour are amazing.

My mom has the perfect knife for the delicious and moist chiffon mocha cake.

It's such a shame that I don't have a big fridge at home, and I can't bring home to Vancouver most of the cake. I am happy to leave it in Richmond for my parents to enjoy with their coffee and my siblings to eat as dessert.

I highly recommend Arts to Bakes. Be sure to order from them.

My Birthday Celebration: Filipino Food from Tasty Pinoy BBQ Skewers at iba pa

It's my birthday weekend. We went to my parent's place in Richmond, BC, to celebrate. Don't worry, we didn't invite people to the celebration - it's just seven people and two households. The first household is my husband and me, and the second household is my parents and three siblings.

I asked my mom to cook spaghetti for my birthday, and I thought of ordering from LA Chicken. Spaghetti and fried chicken is like a staple in Filipino birthday children's party. However, I became lazy and didn't want to line up and order from LA Chicken.

Feast from Tasty Pinoy BBQ Skewers at Iba pa

To go with my mom's spaghetti, I ordered lumpiang shanghai (Filipino-style spring rolls), pork BBQ in skewers, kwek-kwek, and kare-kare.

My Birthday Feast

Beautiful Vegetables for the Kare-Kare
Veggies and Meat is separate from the creamy peanut sauce.
My youngest sister is picky with her Filipino-style pork BBQ, and she approved of this. I am happy! As she succinctly expressed, the meat is juicy and has the perfect meat-fat ratio.

Kwek-Kwek - my younger sister loved this Filipino snacks. She couldn't stop herself from eating.
A Filipino birthday party is incomplete without lumpia, and the one they serve is gigantic.
Birthdays are celebrated because it's a celebration of life. I am grateful for all the love and blessing I have received so far, and I can't wait to see what the future holds.