Saturday, February 27, 2021

Lunch at RedBeef Noodle Kitchen

I have been eating Redbeef every month this year (given - it's only February). We went to Costco today and I asked my parents where they want to eat and my dad LOVES Redbeef Noodle Kitchen. I treat my parents to restaurants I love in Vancouver and Redbeef is the only one that my dad loves (others are so-so for him).

Of course, I am more than happy to treat them to delicious food and spend quality time.

Chicken Cutlet Rice

One thing you should know about me by now is I am consistent with the food I order from my favourite restaurants. As expected, I ordered my favourite Chicken Cutlet Rice and a side of salt & pepper popcorn chicken.

Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

My brother ordered the Spicy Beef Noodle Soup. The meat looks tender and the noodles has a nice bite and texture, but the soup doesn't penetrate the noodles as much.

Pan-fried Beef Wraps

The Pan-Fried Beef Wrap is my mom's favourite so I got two orders to make sure we'll be able to eat some. Last time she finished the whole thing! That's how much she loves it.

Salt and Pepper Popcorn Chicken

Be kind. Be calm. Be patient. Stay safe and when you can, support local businesses.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Hubby's birthday cake from Yum Sweet Shop

Happy birthday to my dearest husband! I asked him what he'd like for his birthday and he said ice cream cake because he hasn't had it. I was planning to order from Marble Slab Creamery, but they were close yesterday. I was scrambling to find another ice cream cake vendor. I need a small one since if we get the big ones from Dairy Queen, it will be too big for our fridge.

I found Yum Sweet Shop! Hubby is happy with his ice cream cake and I enjoyed my red velvet cake as well. The best part is we could finish it without having leftovers!

I love the Ice Creamery Yum & Sweet Shop paper bag

Ice Cream Cake Slice
Salted caramel and vanilla ice cream layered with chocolate and marshmallow cake

Happy Monday!

Hubby's Birthday Lunch delivery from AJ's Brooklyn Pizza Joint

Happy birthday to my dearest husband! I asked him what he'd like for his birthday and he said ice cream cake because he hasn't had it. He also wanted pizza and he's very specific that it needs to be from a small, local business and not a pizza chain. I have no idea where to order from, so I made a search for the best pizza in Vancouver and found AJ's Brooklyn Pizza Joint.

Spicy Four Cheese
Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Ricotta, Fresh Parmesan, Topped with Mike's Hot Honey

The Spicy Four Cheese is sweet because of the honey and salty from the different cheeses. It was perfect.

The Supreme New Yorker
Calabrese, spicy sausage, pepperoni topped with tomato sauce and ricotta cheese.

The Supreme New Yorker is flavourful and spicy because of the meat. Somehow, I prefer the Spicy Four Cheese.

I can't believe it took me this long to order New York-style pizza that you need to fold to eat. It was delicious! It's nothing compared to the pizza I get from pizza chains.

Meatball Trio
Beef, Pork, Veal Marinara, finished with parm.

I ordered the Meatball Trio just as a fun side and it was delicious. I love the tomato sauce! 

I look forward to trying pizza from other local restaurants.


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Valentine's Day lunch delivery from Basil Pasta Bar

I have no idea why but my idea of a romantic meal involves pasta. I was searching for the best pasta places nearby, but I kept coming back to Basil Pasta Bar because I am certain that it will be delicious and that I won't be disappointed (as long as I don't add extra cheese to everything LOL).

Pesto Shrimp Linguine with extra meat
A delicious pesto shrimp linguine made with pesto cream sauce, shrimp, spinach, and white wine. This dish is garnished with basil and Parmesan cheese.

Maple Bacon Conchiglie
Maple bacon conchiglie made with marinara sauce, pure maple syrup, bacon, red onions, mushrooms, red peppers, and corn. This dish is garnished with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil.

Minestrone Soup
A thick soup made with vegetables.

Tiramisu
Dark roast espresso coffee between layers of creamy mascarpone mousse blended with rich coffee liqueur, and topped with fluffy whipped cream.

I love both pasta we ordered today! Yay! I can't wait to try more of their dishes. #supportlocal

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Lunar New Year Lunch delivery from Grand Chinese Restaurant (Yaletown)

Happy Lunar New Year! We ordered our favourite Chinese dishes for lunch today from a new restaurant - Grand Chinese Restaurant in Yaletown.

Beef Rolls

We love beef rolls! The best one is still from Peaceful Restaurant, but this comes a close second. What's the difference? This one has a thicker wrap, but the beef and sauce are as delicious.

Xiao Long Bao

It's hard to judge the Xiao Long Bao when it's delivered and not fresh from a restaurant kitchen, but it's still good.

Pan-Fried Pork Buns

Inside of the Pan-Fried Pork Buns

I discovered that I prefer pan-fried pork buns over steamed ones. However, this one has more dough than filling. 

Shanghai-style Chow Mein

This is my favourite dish from Grand Chinese Restaurant and I give this the "award" of becoming my favourite Shanghai-style chow men. It's slightly sweet but has that great flavour. I don't think I have tried a Shanghai-style chow mein which I will crave and would want to eat again.

Dan Dan Noodles

My favourite dan dan (tan tan) noodles is from Szechuan Chili because the sauce obviously has peanut butter which adds another depth of flavour I haven't encountered before. This one though has a lot of crushed peanut, but not as delicious as the one from Szechuan Chili.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Super Bowl dinner delivery from Colony Bar Kits

Happy Sunday! It's Super Bowl night. I'm not rooting for one team - I dislike them both. 🤣 However, I will use the Super Bowl as an excuse to order from Colony Bar Kits.

Colony Bar is a great place to watch the Super Bowl. They have a lot of TVs and monitors, but because of the pandemic we have decided to stay home and just order in.

Colony Poutine - Hand Chipped Kennebec Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Beef Gravy

The Colony Bar chain is part of La Poutine Week and I enjoyed their poutine. It's delicious - cheese curds, gravy, and French fries. Yum!

C.B. Burger with Yam Fries - 100% CAB Beef Patty, Aged Cheese, Butter Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickles, Burger Sauce

Hubby ordered the C.B Burger with Yam Fries and both was delicious. This food made me realize how much I miss going to pubs and bar (especially if they have great food).

Crunchy Chicken Sandwich with Panko Onion Rings

The chicken from Storm Crow yesterday is bigger, crunchier, and juicier than the one from Colony. However, this one is more flavourful. I love the arugula.

Warmed Chocolate Lava Cake

Colony Bar gets point for the containers they used for the Lava Cake, but minus points for not putting the ice cream in a separate small container so we can put it in the fridge  and reheat the lava cake separately then enjoy them together. It's no worries though since it was delicious.

Bonus points for this bag too! :)

I am happy to support La Poutine Week and discover more local restaurants in Vancouver. I can't wait for more food events this year.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

La Poutine Week delivery from Storm Crow Alehouse

즐거운 토요일! Jeulgeoun Toyoil! Happy Saturday!

We started watching the Korean series Guardian: The Lonely and Great God last night and want to support restaurants part of La Poutine Week this February 1-7, so we end up ordering from Storm Crow Alehouse. Coincidentally, they serve Korean-inspired poutine called "Bibimbap-Ity-Boo Brisket Poutine."

Bibimbap-Ity-Boo Brisket Poutine
Hand-punched fries, cheese curds, smothered in a house-made beef gochujang gravy, topped with slow-roasted brisket, crispy portobello mushrooms, pickled onions, and a delicious soft poached egg.

The egg and mushrooms were the best part of the poutine. The brisket and gravy were too salty for my liking.

Basic Dungeon Burger with extra bacon
Slow your roll, start basic with our house made beef patty, romaine lettuce, tomato, onion, storm sauce and pickle spear.

Cluckin' Chicken Sandwich
Apocalyptically delicious and crispy double-battered boneless chicken thigh, with shredded romaine and storm sauce. Served on a toasted bunship.

I love the fried chicken inside the sandwich! The outside is crunchy and crispy while the inside is juicy. I would be happy to order just boneless fried chicken from Storm Crow. This is such a revelation.

Bread Pudding topped with vanilla ice cream!

We reheated the pudding in the microwave for a minute then took out the one scoop of ice cream they delivered from the fridge. I like the edges of the pudding because it's crunchy.

Tomorrow is the last day of La Poutine Week and you can order all the poutine for delivery from SkipTheDishes.

Happy Saturday!