Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Where to get Bibingka in Vancouver, BC Canada? | Christmas 2022

In the Philippines, September 1 is the start of the Christmas season which means we'll start hearing Christmas songs and searching for Filipino delicacies we enjoy during the holiday season.

In this post, I'll list places in Vancouver where you can get bibingka (glutinous rice cake, usually with salted egg).


Goldilocks Bakeshop Canada

The updated menu posted by Goldilocks Bakeshop in Canada on their Instagram account shows that Bibingka is sold for $7.00 (plus taxes and tip) each.

TIP: I would recommend calling them in advance to ensure it's available in the store.

They also have other favourites like Crema de Fruta (Filipino Fruit Cake), Leche Flan (a caramel custard), and Cathedral Windows (gelatin dessert).

SM Delights

One of my favourite sources of Bibingka is SM Delights. You can order in advance through their Facebook page.

Bibikingkinitan (which I assume means small bibingka)

They also have Cassava Cake, Spanish Bread, Pan de Coco, and many other Filipino goodies. They're one of my favourite Filipino online businesses in Vancouver.

Bellie Bake

If you want more innovative bibingka (like coffee milo crumble, among others), then Bellie Bake is where you should go. Send them a message on Instagram to place an order, or keep an eye out and see if they'll be part of Magkasama Christmas Market 2022.

Assorted Bibingka Box from Bellie Bake


Do you have a recommended place in Metro Vancouver to get bibingka or the elusive puto bumbong? Please comment below or send me a message in Instagram so I can try and promote it.

Monday, August 29, 2022

PNE Fair Food Trucks and Food Stands | Menu and Price

If you're heading to the PNE Fair for a food adventure, here is a list of food vendors and trucks inside.

I'm making a separate section for food trucks (with wheels that you may encounter outside the PNE Fair) and those that are food stands (without wheels and are almost always there).

All prices are subject to changes without prior notice. The list is based on our visit last August 28, 2022.

List of Food in the PNE Fair with menu and prices


Cheese Please Menu


Prices include tax. No cash accepted. Debit, credit, and PNE gift card only.
Grilled Cheese
A Classic!
$6.50
Double Decker Mile High Grilled Cheese $10.00
The Philly
Pulled beef, provolone, caramelized onions
$10.00
The Cubano
Swiss cheese, black forest ham, dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and spicy garlic pickles
$10.00
The Jalapeno Popper
Fried jalapenos, cream cheese, tortilla chips, and cheddar
$10.00
The S'Mores
Nutella, Marshmallow
$10.00
French Fries $6.00
Fresh Fried Pickles $7.00
Coca-Cola Bottled Drinks $4.50
Dasani Water $4.50
Minute Maid Juice
Orange or Apple
$4.50

Henry's Outdoor Chicken BBQ Menu


GST included
1/2 Chicken $14.00
1/4 Chicken $7.50
French Fries $7.00
Chili Fries $8.50
Chili & Bun $7.00
Baked Beans $3.50
Coleslaw $3.50
Potato Salad $3.50
Gravy $2.50
Cold Drink $4.50
Dasani Water $4.50
Coffee/Tea $3.25
2 Pulled Chicken Sliders $7.00
Pulled Chicken Burger $9.00
Pulled Chicken Poutine $13.00
Kids Combo (Slider, Fries, and Pop) $14.00

Hunky Bill's Menu

Ukrainian Dinner
Perogies, cabbage roll, and sausage and trimmings
$19.50
Perogies & Sausage $15.50
Smokie Dinner
with sauerkraut and perogies
$16.50
Cabbage Rolls & Sausage $16.50
Winnipeg NorthEnd Poutine
Perogies, Sausage, Chicken, Cheese Curds, and Gravy
$19.50
Winnipeg Corned Beef on Rye
with perogies
$16.50
Garlic Sausage or Smokie in a Bun
with perogies
$14.50
Chicken Strips
with perogies
$16.50
Add Sauerkraut to any meal +$2.50
Winnipeg Corned Beef on Rye Combo
with perogies and a Coca-Cola Beverage
$20.00
Smokie Dinner Combo
with sauerkraut, perogies, and a Coca-Cola Beverage
$20.00
Ukrainian Dinner Combo
Perogies, cabbage roll, sausage and trimmings, and a Coca-Cola Beverage
$23.00

Cin City Mini Donuts PNE Fair Menu


There are a couple of them around the PNE Fair.
Mini Donuts Bag (a dozen) $8.00
Bucket (2 dozen) $15.00
Deep-Fried Oreos 3 Piece $7.00
5 Piece $10.00

Jimmy's O Lunch Menu

Burger
Onions, Mustard, and Relish
$10.00
Sirloin Burger (6 oz)
Onions, Mustard, and Relish
$15.00
Hardy Burger (6 oz)
Onions, Mustard, Relish, Cheese, Lettuce/Tomato, and Bacon
$18.00
Hot Dog
Onions, Mustard, and Relish
$6.50
Add Ons: Cheese $1.00
Lettuce/Tomato $2.00
Bacon $3.00
Fries Small $6.00
Large $8.00
Poutine $13.00
Fish and Chips 2 pieces $20.00
Deep-Fried Mars Bar $7.00
Pop $5.00
Red Bull/Water $4.50
Coffee/Tea $3.00
Family Meal Deal
  • 2 Burgers
  • 2 Hot Dogs
  • 2 Large Fries
  • 2 Pop
$55.00
Combo Meal Add small fries and pop to any burger or hot dog + $10.00
Harmony Donuts
Fresh from North Vancouver
$3.00
Harmony Donuts and Coffee or Tea $5.00

Chicky's Chicken & Fries


plus GST
Chicken & Fries $14.00
Pop Rocks Popcorn Chicken $10.00
Flamin' Cheeto Corndog $10.00
The Big Pickle Dog $11.00
Corn Dog $8.00
Fries $8.00
Lemonade $7.00
Bottled Water $4.50
Fountain Pop $4.50
Refill $3.00

Next Gen Concessions: Funnel Cakes Menu


Prices include all applicable taxes.
Classic Funnel Cakes
Served hot, topped with traditional icing sugar
1 piece $9.00
2 pieces $16.00
Oreo Deluxe Funnel Cakes
Served hot, freshly topped with icing sugar, oreo crumble, and real whipped cream
1 piece $12.00
2 pieces $20.00
Strawberry Funnel Cakes
Served hot, freshly topped with icing sugar, strawberries, and real whipped cream
1 piece $12.00
2 pieces $20.00
Deep-Fried Oreos $8.00
Deep-Fried Twinkie $8.00
Deep-Fried Twix Fingers $8.00
Deep-Fried Candy Bars
Mars Bar or Snickers
$8.00

Smoothie Shoppe Menu

Available Flavours Small Large
Cowabunga Colada
Pineapples and bananas blended with almond milk and a pinepple coconut puree
$7.00 plus GST $9.00 plus GST
Berry-Licious
Strawberries and bananas blended with almond milk and a blueberry, blackberry, and strawberry puree
Green Machine
Kale, mangoes, pineapples, and bananas blended with almond milk and an apple puree
Primo Peach 'n Mango
Peaches, mangoes, and bananas blended with almond milk, and a peach and mango puree

Slush Zone Menu

Available Flavours Regular Cup Souvenir Cups
Fanta Cherry $5.00 $12.00
Fanta Blueberry
Minute Maid Lemonade
Fanta Orange
Barg's Root Beer
Sprite

Cheyenne Coffee Co Menu


Prices include tax.
Fresh Brewed Organic Coffee
12 oz
16 oz
Medium-Dark Roast $3.50 $4.00
Decaf Swiss Water Process
Shot in the Dark $4.50 $5.00
Specialty Coffee
Espresso (Double Shot) $3.00 - -
Americano $4.00 $4.50
Latte $5.00 $5.50
Cappuccino
Mocha (White or Dark) $5.50 $6.00
Caramel Macchiato
Tea and Hot Chocolate
Orange Pekoe - - $3.00
Tazo Tea - - $3.50
London Fog - - $4.50
Chai Latte $5.50 $6.00
Matcha Green Tea Latte $5.50 $6.00
Steamed Hot Chocolate $4.00 $4.50
Steamer $4.00 $4.50
Over Ice
Iced Americano - - $4.50
Iced Latte - - $5.50
Iced Mocha - - $6.00
Iced Chai Latte - - $6.00
Natural Iced Tea (Lemon or Raspberry) - - $4.00
Italian Soda - - $4.00
Blended Ice
Mocha Freeze - - $6.00
Mocha Blaster (Freeze with whip and sauce) - - $7.00
Jet Real Fruit Smoothie - - $6.00

Shrimp Boat Menu


All prices include applicable tax
Bam Bam Tempura Shrimp Platter
8 tempura shrimp, wiggle chips, and chipotle aioli
$15.00
Tropical Island Platter
6 coconut shrimp, wiggle chips, and pineapple salsa
$16.00
Combination Platter
3 coconut shrimp, 4 bam bam shrimp, wiggle chips, and chipotle aioli
$17.00
Calamari Platter
Calamari, waggle chips, and tzatziki
$17.00
1-Piece Cod + Chips $15.00
2-Piece Cod + Chips $19.00
French Fries $6.00
Bucket of Wiggle Chips $12.00
Coca-Cola Bottled Soft Drinks $4.50
Dasani Water $4.50
Powerade/Vitamin Water $5.00

Hot 'n' Crispy: Chicken on Stuff Menu


Debit, Credit, and PNE Gift Cards Only. All prices include applicable tax.
Fried Chicken Plater
Buttermilk-fried chicken thigh, handful of fries
$15.00
Fried Chicken Bucket
2-piece buttermilk-fried chicken thigh, bucket of fresh cut fries
$25.00
Buttermilk-Fried Chicken
Lettuce, tomato, and garlic aioli
$13.00
Spicy Fried Chicken
Bread and butter pickles, samurai sauce
$13.00
Jerk Fried Chicken
Lettuce, tomato
$13.00
Chicken and Waffles
2 pieces of boneless chicken thigh, cheddar scallion waffle, and syrup
$18.00
Chicken and Waffle Sandwich
Cheddar scaliion waffle, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and samurai sauce
$15.00
Fresh Cut French Fries
served with samurai sauce
$7.00
$12.00
Truffle Parmesan Fries $12.00
$19.00
Coca-Cola Soft Drinks $4.50
Dasani Water $4.50
Powerade/Vitamin Water $5.00

The Little Donut Bakery Menu

How many Donuts? Price
Single Donut (1) $1.00
Snack Size (6) $4.00
Full Bag (13) $7.00
2 Full Bags $10.00
Take Home Special (6 Bags) $25
Choose Donut Flavour: Classic or Corn Fritter
Choose any toppings at pick-up. Please select one combination per bag.
Cinnamon Sugar Icing Sugar
Chocolate Vanilla Custard
Sprinkles Cream Cheese
Butter French Toast Raspberry
Coconut Nanaimo Bar

The Fry Guys Menu

Add a soda to your fries $3.00
Regular Fries
Our regular fries are made from daily fresh cut potatoes.
$8.00
Gravy Fries
Our fresh cut regular fries topped with thick rich gravy
$10.00
Hot Dog Poutine
Regular fries smothered in gravy, cheese curds, and hot dogs
$13.00
Poutine Fries
Regular fries smothered in poutine gravy and cheese curds
$12.00
Cold Drinks
Enjoy your favourite ice cold fountain drink
$4.50
Dipping Sauces
Any extra in-house sauces or dips
$1.00
Chili Cheese
Chili and Cheese Sauce
$14.00
The 'CBC' Fries
Chicken, Bacon, and Cheese Sauce
$14.00
Veggie Fries
Cheese Sauce, Green Onions, Diced Tomato, and Sour Cream
$12.00
Chicken Poutine
Chicken, Poutine Gravy, and Cheese Curds
$14.00
The Works
Cheese Sauce, Diced Tomato, Bacon, Sour Cream, Green Onions, and Banana Peppers
$15.00
Cheeseburger Poutine
Hamburger, Cheese, Gravy, and Cheese Curds
$14.00

Super Footlong Hot Dogs Menu

The Classic
Our famous classic dog covered in as many freshly fried onions your heart desires.
$13.00
Bacon Wrapped
Premium center cut bacon grenerously wrapped around our famous classic footlong.
$15.00
Double Bacon Mac & Cheese
Our award-winning premium bacon-wrapped footlong covered in our own homemade Bacon Mac & Cheese topped with crispy panko.
$17.00
Triple Dog Dare You ("The Hottest Dog Around)
Insanity onions, jalapenos, and hot sauce landed on a juicy all-beef footlong hotdog.
$16.00
Cowboy Chili Footlong
Juicy all-beef footlong hotdog loaded with chili and topped with sharedded cheese.
$17.00
Add-Ons:
Jalapeno +$2.00
Sauerkraut +$2.00
Bacon +$3.00
Cheese +$3.00
Fried Onions Free

Diggity Dogs Menu


Debit, credit, and PNE gift cards only. All prices include applicable tax.
Southern Comfort
Pulled pork, chipotle slaw, BBQ aioli, and crispy onions
$11.50
Surf's Up Dog
Chipotle coleslaw, breaded shrimp, chipotle sauce, and cilantro
$11.50
Pepperogi
Perogies, grilled onions, pepperoni, sour cream, and green onions
$11.50
Macho Nacho
Corn chips, salsa, cheese, banana peppers, guacamole, cilantro, and green onions
$11.50
Canadian Pizza Dog
Bacon bits, pepperoni, sauteed mushrooms, marinara sauce, and mozzarella
$10.50
Pizza Dog Poutine
All beef dog, pepperoni, bacon bits, marinara sauce, and mozzarella
$13.00
Regular Hot Dog
100% all beef
$7.50
French Fries $6.00
Coca-Cola Soft Drinks $4.50
Dasani Water $4.50
Vitamin Water/Powerade $5.00

Moti Raja Curry in a Hurry Menu

Butter Chicken with Rice or Naan $15.00
Chicken Tikka with Rice or Naan $15.00
Chicken Samosa $7.00
Chicken 65 Pakora $7.00
Paneer Makhni with Rice or Naan $15.00
Channa Masala with Rice or Naan $13.00
Crispy Cauliflower with Sweet Chilli $7.00
Masala Fries with Mango Aioli $6.00
Veggie Pakora $6.00
Veggie Samosa $6.00
2 Alu Tikki with Channa + Garnish $10.00
Basmati Rice $5.00
Naan $3.00
Chai Tea $4.00
Soda/Sparkling Water/Water $4.50
Powerade/Vitamin Water $5.00
Mango Lassi $5.00
Special of the Day $14.00

Treat Thyself Menu

Cotton Candy Regular $7.00
Monster $11.00
Candy Apples Candy $6.00
Caramel $7.00
Popcorn Souvenir Bucket $9.00
Regular $7.00
Large $9.00
Fudge Half Pount $10.00
Pound $15.00
Bottled Drinks Coca-Cola Soft Drinks $4.50
Minute Maid Juice $4.50
Powerade $5.00
Dasani Water $4.50

Cheeky Italian Pizza

Slice Whole Pizza
Ham, Crumbled Bacon, and Pineapple $6.00 $34.00
Loaded Pepperoni
Triple Cheese
Cheeky

The Colossal Onion

Spiral Spuds $12.00
Jumbo Rings $12.00
Colossal Onion $16.00

Street Corn & Totchos

Traditional Elotes
Sprinkled with cotija cheese
$6.00
Flamin' Hot Cheetos Elotes
Rolled in Flamin' Hot Cheetos
Carnitas Totchos
Pulled pork, fresh salsa, chipotle cream
$13.00
Chicken Tinga Totchos
Pulled chicken, fresh salsa, cilantro cream
Vegetarian
Fried avocado, fried jalapenos, black bean salsa, fresh salsa, chipotle cream, and cilantro cream
Plain Tots $7.00

Unroutine Poutine Menu

Classic
Fresh cut BC grown kennebec potatoes, cheese curds, & vegetarian gravy
$11.00
Bacoutine
Fresh cut BC grown kennebec potatoes, cheese curds, vegetarian gravy, and bacon
$13.00
Parisian
Fresh cut BC grown kennebec potatoes, cheese curds, vegetarian gravy, braised beef, sauteed mushrooms, and frizzled onions
$13.00
Vegetarian Loco
Fresh cut BC grown kennebec potatoes, cheese curds, guacamole, green onions, cilantro, diced tomatoes, jalapenos, black olives, cheese drizzle.
$13.00
Fresh Cut Fries $7.00
Side Gravy $2.00
Coca-Cola Bottled Soft Drinks $4.50
Dasani Water $4.50

Gator BBQ Menu

Pork Ribs Full Rack (10 Bones) $35.00
Half Rack (5 Bones) $22.00
Rib Taster (3 Bones) $15.00
Beef Ribs Full Rack $56.00
Half Rack $36.00
Vegetarian Nightmare (Feeds Two)
Five rib bones, pulled pork, brisket with 2 sides
$47.00
Ribs and Pulled Pork $26.00
Ribs and Brisket $28.00
Pulled Pork Sandwich $16.00
Smoked Brisket Sandwich $19.00
Smoked Brisket by the Pound $38.00
Add beans or potatoes $4.00
Cornbread (a square) $5.00

Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ Menu

Pork Ribs Full Rack $35.00
Half Rack $22.00
1/3 Rack $16.00
Beef Ribs Full Rack $56.00
Half Rack $36.00
Cup o Que (Cup of pork/beans/slaw) $19.00
Pulled Pork Sandwich $16.00
Beef Brisket Sandwich $19.00
Rib & Meat Combo
1/3 rack plus pork
$26.00
Rib & Brisket Combo
1/3 rack plus brisket
$29.00
Prairie Platter
1/3 rack plus two meats free side
$45.00
Apple Cider Coleslaw $4.00
BBQ Pit Beans $4.00
Maple Bacon Cornbread $6.00

Coco's Corn Dog

I failed to take a picture of their menu. They're located in Toon City near the Flying Fools High Dive Show. I thought they're a duplicate of another corn dog vendor, so I didn't take a picture of the menu.

Tacos and Totchos
Prices include tax. No cash accepted. Debit,credit, or PNE gift card only.

Tacos
Choice of soft flour or crunchy corn tortillas
Pollo
Chicken, shredded lettuce, 3-cheese shredded nacho blend, salsa fresca, corn & black bean salsa, and gourmet chipotle cream
$7.00
Carnitas
Pork, shredded lettuce, 3-cheese shredded nacho blend, salsa fresca, corn & black bean salsa, and gourmet chipotle cream
Carne Molida
Ground beef, shredded lettuce, 3-cheese shredded nacho blend, salsa fresca, corn & black bean salsa, and gourmet chipotle cream
Totchos
Tater tot nachos!
Original Carnitas Totchos
Pulled pork, cheese, fresh tomato salsa, chipotle cream
$13.00
Carne Molida Totchos
Ground beef, queso cheese, fresh tomato salsa, sour cream
Add combo to any taco or burrito bowl Small tater tots & regular fountain pop +$6.50
Plain Tater Tots $7.00
Bowlrito
Rice, pulled chicken, shredded lettuce, 3-cheese nacho blend, salsa fresco, corn & black bean salsa, sour cream
$14.50
Tex-Mex Salad
Pulled chicken, romaine lettuce, 3-cheese nacho blend, corn & black bean salsa, chipotle cream dressing, tortilla chips
$13.00
Guacamole $3.00
Extreme Hot Sauce $1.00
Churros (Cinnamon or Spicy)
A favourite treat with a cinnamon or spicy dusting
$6.00
Coca-Cola Soft Drinks Souvenir Cup $9.00
Refill $1.00
Regular $4.50
Large $5.00
Bottled Pop / Dasani Water $4.50
Powerade / Vitamin Water / Red Bull $5.00

Fun Dunkers Mini Donuts

I took a picture of the menu, but I didn't notice that the prices are blocked.

Coaster Dogs Menu

Fresh hand-dipped corn dogs Regular $7.50
Spicy $8.50
The Beast Bite Mac & Cheese Dog
Mac & cheese bites, maple bacon crumble
$11.00
Southern Comfort Dog
Pulled pork, chipotle slaw, BBQ aioli, crispy onion
$11.50
Canadian Pizza Dog
Pepperoni, bacon, pizza sauce, cheese
$10.50
Original Dog
All natural or veggie
$7.50
Chili Dog
Mild chili, 3-cheese nacho blend
$11.50
Foot-long Dog
Only for the hungry
$14.00
Beast Mac & Cheese Bites
3 bites, rolled in panko breading and fried
$9.75
Curly Fries $7.00
Coca-Cola Soft Drinks Souvenir Cup $9.00
Refill $1.00
Regular $4.50
Large $5.00
Bottled Pop / Dasani Water $4.50
Powerade / Vitamin Water / Red Bull $5.00

Farm + Field Menu

I took a picture of the menu, but I didn't notice that the prices are blocked.

Forum Cafe Menu

The Forum Cafe is inside the PNE Forum where the Market Place is located.

List of Food Trucks inside the PNE Fair

Acai Dude Aloha Poke Beavertails Cannoli King Corn Dog King
Dim Sum Express Double Decker Diner Fijian Fusion Footlong Freakk Fries Fusion Icy
International Perogies Jamaican Mi Juicy Kona Ice Lemon Heaven Los Tacos Hermanos
The Mini Donut Factory Mr. Pretzels NaMi Vietnamese Plant Butcher Praguery Ice Cream and Chimney Cakes
REEL Mac and Cheese Rice Bowls Paradise Roasted Revolution Rocky Point Ice Cream SaltySpring Noodle Bar
Sirius Craving Streetdogs Steve-O's Fried Chicken Steve-O's Deep Fried Sweets & Treats The Taco Tigre
Teriyaki Express Tornado Potato Twisted Potato Urban Wood Fired Pizza Wings Outdoor Grill

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Dinner at Masa Japanese Restaurant

After the food day at PNE Fair, we went home to rest. Then, we walked to the nearby Masa Japanese Restaurant for soup for dinner. I just need something to warm my heart and tummy.

Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen
Pork tonkatsu flavoured soup base with chashu and egg.

The Spicy Tonkatsu Ramen hits the spot. It's hot, delicious, and filling.

Nabeyaki U-don
U-don with chicken, egg, vegetable, and tempura on the side

I'm so happy with my husband. He tried a new dish for us to enjoy. He ordered udon, and we were pleasantly surprised at its deliciousness. I'm now more open to trying udon at other restaurants now that we have a better idea of what to expect.

Tekka Bomb Roll
Spicy tuna roll with seared tuna and special spicy sauce

It's not the best roll from Masa. It's average at best, but it's definitely spicy.

Soy Garlic Korean Boneless Chicken


Food Day at the PNE Fair

Happy Sunday! We started the day with breakfast at Tim Hortons. I didn't make a blog post about it because we ordered our usual, and there's really nothing new about it.

Then, we went to Sunday Mass. Afterwards, we took Bus 14 all the way to PNE. Finally, we arrived 15 minutes before the gates opened, purchased our tickets and were on our way.

My goal today is to take pictures of all the food stands and trucks inside the PNE Fair and Playland. I did my best, but I don't know if I succeeded. So I'll make a separate post tomorrow (depending on how busy I am at work).

PNE Fair

Since we were already here, we decided to eat whatever we felt like enjoying.


Deep-fried Oreos from CinCity Donuts

TIP! Don't order from the first food vendors you see. 

We made the mistake of ordering fried Oreos from the very first vendor we saw selling them. Apparently, quite a handful of them was available from other vendors as we walked further inside. Don't get me wrong, it was delicious and sinful, but walk around before deciding which chocolate or candy you want to enjoy deep-fried.

Deep-fried Oreos

Buttered Corn from Roasted Revolution food truck

TIP! Don't order from food trucks (the ones with wheels) because you might encounter them outside of the PNE.

I failed at this. I blame the lady who was happily enjoying her corn. I was envious and had to get one too. The buttered corn is so sweet. It reminded me of the corn they used to sell at Katipunan Avenue in the Philippines near my high school.

Buttered Corn from Roasted Revolution

I highly recommend the Roasted Revolution food truck for delicious corn.


Corn Dog from the Corn Dog King

After walking around the whole fair, we decided on getting corn dogs. Daily Hive suggested Little Coco's Corn Dog, but for the life of me, we couldn't find it, so we got a couple corn dogs from the Corn Dog King.

Classic Corn Dog from Corn Dog King

A peek inside the Classic Corn Dog

We had a Classic Corn Dog, which was as expected, but the Cheesy Korean Rice Dog was the most delicious thing we had today. I highly recommend it! It was crunchy and cheesy, and the only downside was the hotdog was only halfway. By the time I reached it, I had to give it to my husband for sharing.

Cheesy Korean Rice Dog from Corn Dog King

A peek inside the Cheesy Korean Rice Dog

The Hawaiian Rice Bowl from Rice Bowls Paradise

After eating the corn dog, I wanted something not fried, and with either noodles or rice, so we ordered The Hawaiian Rice Bowl from Rice Bowls Paradise. We first chose Curry in a Hurry as a source of our rice meal, but their credit card machine is broken, and we don't have cash which is unfortunate.

The Hawaiian Rice Bowl from Rice Bowls Paradise

The Hawaiian Rice Bowl was served in a pineapple. The stewed chicken and rice are amazing, but I wish the serving was bigger.

Mac and Cheese Soft Serve from Soft Serve Summerland

I'm not sure what to expect from a Mac and Cheese Soft Serve, but what I had was disappointing. It tastes just like vanilla ice cream. My husband said there's an aftertaste like cantaloupe, but I can't even taste that. All I find is vanilla ice cream that's not white.

Mac and Cheese Soft Serve inside PNE Fair

If they want genuinely cheesy ice cream, they should buy queso or keso sorbetes from an Asian grocery store. Filipino ice cream street vendors have better cheese ice cream than what I had at PNE Fair.

After eating the ice cream, we took Bus 16 to go home. I even managed a few minutes of nap inside the bus.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Dinner from Beast Unleashed at BC Place | Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Nashville SC

I blame past me (December 2021 me), who decided it's such a fantastic idea to buy 12 of the 17 home tickets for games of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC for two people.

For the last couple of games, I feel jaded by the time. This is my first time being so emotionally invested in a losing team. Growing up in the Philippines, I watched professional and local basketball passionately. I go to games live and am shameless enough to take pictures with players whenever I see them at events. Somehow, all the teams and players I support are more or less winning teams. I went to a university with a great basketball program, and we won a championship when I was there.

When I started working, I stopped watching sports altogether until I arrived in Canada. My brother introduced (explained the rules) me to American football and soccer. We started watching the NFL, CFL (BC Lions), and of course, the Whitecaps FC.

I am not emotionally (or financially) invested in any NFL or CFL team, but the Whitecaps FC is the only team I support. We only watched them on TSN, and we would do a game live one at most twice a season, but this year I decided to go all-in by buying a flex pass of 12 home MLS games.

I regret that decision. I admire fans who have been season ticket holders for years with this team. I only started watching during Carl Robinson's last season until now, and I am throwing the towel already. We'll still watch and support the team, but we'll go back to watching on TSN and maybe 2-3 games in BC Place next year.

I still have two home games to watch this year, and I will find ways to make them enjoyable.

  • Seattle Sounders - I am a fan of Freddy Montero, so I can't wait to see him back in BC Place.
  • Austin FC - I like the colour of their jersey. LOL

Elvis Burger and Handheld Pie from Beast Unleashed

Anyway, the food this evening is as mediocre as the team's performance.

The Elvis Burger includes peanut butter, but the worst part is the extremely dry beef patty. The bacon was the saving grace of the dish.

Elvis Burger

Elvis Burger

The Handheld Pie is acceptable, but it's something you'll find in the frozen section of the grocery. It's not good enough to be ordered again.

Handheld Pie

Handheld Pie: Steak & Gravy Vegetarian Chili

Trying all the dishes from Beast Unleashed, only the Bao Burger is deliciously worth it.

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