Friday, September 30, 2022

Dinner at Suika

It's Friday! I'm feeling off today. Maybe I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I didn't have any motivation to cook or eat. So after work, I just lay in bed staring blankly into space.

To find zest for life again, we decided to have dinner at Suika. It's our first time here this quarter. So I had my usual while hubby tried the Rich Crab Bibimbap.

Rich Crab Bibimbap

Signature Beef Curry with tonkatsu (pork loin cutlet)
Suika original stewed beef tendon curry.

Chicken Dashi Karaage
Juicy deep-fried chicken thigh, crispy on the outside and filled with rich dashi shoyu flavour

Strawberry Calpico Panna Cotta
Smooth calpico panna cotta with fresh chunks of strawberries. Topped with house-made strawberry jam.


Suika is my happy place! 

Orange Sprinkle Donut from Tim Hortons

It's Friday, and it's Truth and Reconciliation Day. So we decided to buy the Orange Sprinkle Donut from Tim Hortons 100% of proceeds from every Orange Sprinkle Donut support Indigenous charities.

The sprinkle provided sweetness to the surprisingly moist donut. Overall, a delicious donut.

Orange Sprinkle Donut from Tim Hortons 

Two Orange Sprinkle Donuts from Tim Hortons 

More information on organization Tims support is available here.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Rogers Arena Food and Alcohol (Beer) Menu and Prices 2022

We watched the preseason game of the Vancouver Canucks against Seattle Kraken,   and I came to check out the food options and costs to create this post. This is similar to what I did at BC Place.

Rogers Arena is home of the Vancouver Canucks and Vancouver Warriors.


All the information below are subject to change without prior notice. All prices are in Canadian dollars and were last updated on September 29, 2022.

The concessions sections are from the Map and Hospitality page of the Rogers Arena website.


Food Menu in Rogers Arena: Plaza Level 100 and Rogers Level 300

Food Item Prices
Snacks 2 Go Carts
Chips $2.50
Bubly $5.00
Candy $5.00
Aquafina $6.00
Soda $6.00
Gatorade $6.50
Evian Water $6.50
Popcorn $7.00
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 117.
Bar
Sections 101, 119, 121, 301, 309, 322, and Club Section
Budweiser
Sections 102, 110, 111, 114, 117, 119, 121, 306, 313, 317, 319, 323, 326, 329, 330, and Club Section
The menu near Section 102
Domestic $10.25
Premium $10.75
Stella Artois $11.25
Whistler Forager (GF) $11.25
Stanley Park $11.50
Corona Tropical $11.00
Mike's Hard $11.00
Okanagan Apple Cider $11.00
Nutrl Vodka Soda $11.50
Tempo Gin Smash $11.50
Aquafina $6.00
Bud Zero $7.25
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 102.
The menu near Section 117
Water $6.00
Non-Alcoholic Beer $7.25
Budweiser $10.25
Bud Light $10.25
Stella Artois $11.25
Stanley Park Sunsetter $11.50
Okanagan Apple Cider $11.00
Nutrl Vodka Soda $11.50
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 117.
The menu near Section 121
Domestic $10.25 (12 oz)
$19.50 (24 oz)
Premium $10.75 (12 oz)
$20.50 (24 oz)
Stella Artois $11.25 (12 oz)
$21.50 (24 oz)
Craft $11.50 (12 oz)
$22.00 (24 oz)
House Wine $10.25 (5 oz)
$19.50 (10 oz)
Tempo Mango Peach $11.50
Nutrl Vodka Soda $11.50
Okanagan Springs Cider $11.50
Aquafina Water $6.00
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 121.
Carve
Sections 101, 117, 321, and Club Section
Lumberjack Sandwich $19.50
Carve Sandwich 418.50
Pulled Pork Sandwich $16.00
Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich $15.50
Prawn Cocktail $16.50
Lobster Roll $16.50
Salmon Poke $16.00
Tuna Poke $16.00
Prawn Poke $16.00
Domestic $10.25 (12 oz)
$19.50 (24 oz)
Craft $11.50 (12 oz)
$22.00 (24 oz)
House Wine $10.25 (5 oz)
$19.50 (10 oz)
Pepsi (Fountain Drink) $6.00 (Medium)
$8.00 (Large)
Gatorade $6.50
Pure Leaf Iced Tea $6.50
Aquafina Water $6.00
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 117.
Cin City
Sections 122 and 313
Mini Donuts Bag (12+) $8.50
Bucket of Donuts (24+) $16.00
Cotton Candy $6.00
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 122.
Hot Dogs
Sections 113, 301, 303, 314, and 324
Classic Dog $7.00
Veggie Dog $7.00
Hotdog Nacho Combo with Cheese Sauce or Salsa $9.25
Nachos $10.00
Deluxe Nachos $13.00
Popcorn Bag $7.00
Bottomless Popcorn $12.00
Bavarian Pretzel $6.25
Churro $5.75
Domestic $10.25 (12 oz)
$19.50 (24 oz)
Craft $11.50 (12 oz)
$22.00 (24 oz)
House Wine $10.25 (5 oz)
$19.50 (10 oz)
Pepsi (Fountain Drink) $6.00 (Medium)
$8.00 (Large)
Bottled Drinks $6.50
Aquafina Water $6.00
Tim Horton's Coffee $2.50
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 113.
Panago
Sections 118 and 318
BBQ Bacon Chicken Slice $9.50
Cheese Slice $9.50
Hawaiian Slice $9.50
New York Deli Slice $9.50
Pepperoni Slice $9.50
Veggie Mediterranean Slice $9.50
Whole Pizza $36.00
Popcorn Bag $7.00
Bottomless Popcorn $12.00
Domestic $10.25 (12 oz)
$19.50 (24 oz)
Premium $10.75 (12 oz)
$20.50 (24 oz)
Craft $11.50 (12 oz)
$22.00 (24 oz)
House Wine $10.25 (5 oz)
$19.50 (10 oz)
Pepsi (Fountain Drink) $6.00 (Medium)
$8.00 (Large)
Bottled Drinks $6.50
Aquafina Water $6.00
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 118.
Sante
Sections 109, 122, and 326
I can't find their menu and prices when walking around their section.
Streamers
Sections 120 and 330
Classic Dog $7.00
Footlong Dog $10.00
Chicago Dog $8.50
Maui Fire Dog $8.50
Bartley Famous Dog $9.00
Chili Cheese Dog $9.00
Buffalo Dog $9.00
Pizza Dog $9.00
BBQ Dog $9.00
Add Bacon Wrap +$2.50
Upgrade any Streamer's Dog to a Footlong +$5.00
Domestic $10.25 (12 oz)
$19.50 (24 oz)
Craft $11.50 (12 oz)
$22.00 (24 oz)
Pepsi (Bottled) $6.00
Gatorade $6.50
Bottled Drinks $6.50
Pure Leaf Iced Tea $6.50
Aquafina Water $6.00
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 118.
Triple O's
Sections 115, 307, and Club Section
Original Burger and Fries $12.50
Veggie Burger and Fries $13.00
Original Cheese and Fries $13.50
Spicy Ultimate Crunch and Fries $13.75
Impossible Burger and Fries $14.50
Bacon Cheddar and Fries $14.50
Chicken Tenders and Fries $14.00
French Fries $5.50
Domestic $10.25 (12 oz)
$19.50 (24 oz)
Stella Artois $11.25 (12 oz)
$21.50 (24 oz)
Craft $11.50 (12 oz)
$22.00 (24 oz)
Pepsi (Fountain Drink) $6.00 (Medium)
$8.00 (Large)
Bottled Drinks $6.50
Aquafina Water $6.00
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 115.


Food and Menu in Concessions on Level 100 Only

Food Item Prices
Carve Express
Section 110
They have a list of menu items but no prices.
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022.
Catch
Sections 101 and 117
It seems like Catch and Crave share a menu/section in Section 117.
Prawn Cocktail $16.50
Lobster Roll $16.50
Salmon Poke $16.00
Tuna Poke $16.00
Prawn Poke $16.00
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 117.
Chop
Club Section
Crisp
Section 111
French Fries $7.00
Cajun French Fries $7.50
Classic Dog $7.00
Veggie Dog $7.00
Footlong Dog $10.00
Waffle Fries $8.00
Sweet Potato Fries $9.00
Upgrade to a Poutine +$4.00
Buffalo Chicken Tenders and Fries $14.50
Chicken Tenders and Fries $14.00
Domestic $10.25 (12 oz)
$19.50 (24 oz)
Craft $11.50 (12 oz)
$22.00 (24 oz)
Pepsi (Fountain Drink) $6.00 (Medium)
$8.00 (Large)
Aquafina Water $6.00
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022.
Guacho
Sections 101, 121, and Club Section
Avocado Bowl $17.00
Chicken Bowl $17.00
Pork Carnitas Bowl $16.00
Nachos $10.00
Deluxe Nachos $13.00
Churro $5.75
Bavarian Pretzel $6.25
Domestic $10.25 (12 oz)
$19.50 (24 oz)
Stella Artois $11.25 (12 oz)
$21.50 (24 oz)
Craft $11.50 (12 oz)
$22.00 (24 oz)
Pepsi (Fountain Drink) $6.00 (Medium)
$8.00 (Large)
Bottled Drinks $6.50
Aquafina Water $6.00
Tim Horton's Coffee $2.50
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 121.
King Club
Section 119
I only found the wine menu of King Club. Their monitor was either turned off or not working when we went there.
5oz 10oz
White Wine
House White $10.25 $19.50
Jackson-Triggs Chardonnay BC VQA $13.75 $26.50
Inniskillin Estate Pinot Grigio $14.75 $28.50
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc $17.75 $34.50
Red Wine
House Red $10.25 $19.50
Jackson-Triggs Cabernet Sauvignon BC VQA $13.75 $26.50
Inniskillin Estate Pinot Noir $15.75 $30.50
Garden of Granite Cabernet Sauvignon $17.75 $34.50
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 121.
Melt
Section 120 and Club Section
Cheese Quesadilla $9.00
Chicken Quesadilla $9.50
Grilled Cheese Sandwich $9.00
Grilled Cheese and Bacon $9.50
Nachos $10.00
Churro $5.75
Bavarian Pretzel $6.25
Domestic $10.25 (12 oz)
$19.50 (24 oz)
Craft $11.50 (12 oz)
$22.00 (24 oz)
House Wine $10.25 (5 oz)
$19.50 (10 oz)
Bottled Drinks $6.50
Pepsi (Bottled) $6.00
Gatorade $6.50
Pure Leaf Iced Tea $6.50
Aquafina Water $6.00
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 120.
Poke
Club Section
Swirl
Section 102 and Club Section
Soft Serve (Vanilla, Chocolate, or Swirl)
Souvenir Helmet $6.00
Waffle Cone $6.50
Caramel Sundae $7.50
Fudge Sundae $7.50
Mango Sundae $7.50
Strawberry Sundae $7.50
I took a picture of the menu last September 29, 2022, near Section 102.
Tim Hortons
Sections 109 and 122
I can't find their menu and prices when walking around their section.
Wine Bar
Sections 111 and 122
5oz 10oz
White Wine
Inniskillin Estate Pinot Grigio $14.75 $28.50
Montelvini Pinot Grigio $13.25 $25.50
Culmina Family Estate $15.25 $29.50
Le Vieux Pin Petit Blanc $17.25 $33.50
Culmina Sauvignon Blanc $19.25 $37.50
Cambria Chardonnay $19.75 $38.25
Zonin Prosecco Brut 6oz $19.75
Red Wine
Inniskillin Estate Pinot Noir $15.75 $29.50
Jackson-Triggs Reserve Merlot $13.25 $25.50
Montelvini Cabernet Sauvignon $14.25 $27.50
Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon $15.25 $29.50
Unsworth Cabernet Sauvignon $18.25 $35.50
Laughing Stock Blind Trust $19.75 $38.25
I took a menu picture last September 29, 2022, near Section 122.


Concessions on Level 300 Only

Food Item Prices
Bacon
Section 310
Popcorn
Section 306

Dinner at Rogers Arena | Seattle Kraken VS Vancouver Canucks Preseason Game

It's our first time watching the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena! We're so excited to be inside Rogers Arena for the first time. However, it's unfortunate that they lose the preseason game 4-3 in overtime.

Of course, the real reason we decided to watch today is I want to check the food offering inside Rogers Arena.

Deluxe Nachos from Guacho

First, there is a "Members Only" section inside Rogers Arena, meaning we can't walk the circumference of Level 100 to check all the menus.

Hubby suggested we order the Deluxe Nachos from Guacho, which were surprisingly delicious. Now, I hope BC Place adds this to its menu.

$13.00 Deluxe Nachos from Guacho inside Rogers Arena

Grilled Cheese and Bacon from Melt

This is where I can compare the food at BC Place and Rogers Arena. Rogers offers more affordable food, but the tickets are more expensive than BC Place.

The Grilled Cheese and Bacon are good. The bread is perfectly toasted and incredibly buttery.

$9.50 Grilled Cheese and Bacon from Melt
Compare it with the BC Place Signature Grilled Cheese


French Fries and Waffle Fries from Crisp

To end our food day in Rogers Arena, we ordered French Fries and Waffle Fries from Crisp. Although BC Place does not have waffle fries, the quality of their French Fries is better.

$8.00 Waffle Fries from Crisp

$7.00 French Fries from Crisp

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There are so many food options inside Rogers Arena, and I want to try it all but can't afford Canucks tickets.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Ice Cream from Marble Slab Creamery

After lunch at Ma Dang Goul, we walked along Denman to enjoy Car Free Day West End. Before reaching English Bay beach, we stopped by Marble Slab Creamery. 

Ice Cream - Something with Peanut Butter

Ice Cream - Something with Chocolate

The line was long, and I can't remember which combination we had. All I know is that Marble Slab Creamery is the closest ice cream shop to English Bay Beach along Denman Street, and it's the perfect way to end summer.

I love Vancouver!


Lunch at Ma Dang Goul | Car Free Day West End

After Sunday Mass, my husband and I walked almost six kilometres to Denman Street to join Car Free Day West End. I always love walking across Burrard Bridge, feeling the sun's warmth and the sea's breeze, and hearing sports cars exceed the speed limit.

After checking out different vendors that are part of Car Free Day, we decided to have lunch at Ma Dang Goul because I crave Korean BBQ.

Banchan

Bulgogi
Thinly sliced beef and vegetables in sweet soy sauce. Served with side dishes and rice.

The bulgogi satisfied my craving for Korean BBQ. Although, I still want to grill meat.

Beef Japchae
Stir-fried glass noodles with beef and vegetables.

The Beef Japchae is alright. The kimchi made it better. However, I haven't found a favourite japchae that's cut above from the rest.

Haemul Pajeon
Seafood pancake with green onions.

I enjoyed the seafood pancake. It has the most generous seafood I have seen compared to Korean restaurants in Vancouver.

8 pieces Ganmandu
Deep-fried pork dumplings

Mandu! I love Korean dumplings, but Ganmandu from Dai Jang Kum in Richmond, BC, is still the best.

Breakfast at Tim Hortons

Happy Sunday! Before Mass, we decided to grab breakfast from Tim Hortons. So I am going down the menu of breakfast sandwiches we haven't tried, and this blog is really just a ruse to keep track of everything.

Next on our list is the Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich with English Muffin and Sausage & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich with Homestyle Biscuit.

Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich between English Muffin

The saddest sandwich from Tims is the Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich. It's really just an egg and a cheese slice between English muffins. I don't think I'll ever order it again, even if it's only 268 calories.

Sausage & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

The best breakfast sandwich is the Sausage & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich because it has both sausage and bacon between homestyle biscuits, which usually comes perfectly toasted.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Desserts from Breka Bakery & Cafe

After dinner from Boston Pizza, we decided to order desserts and this time, I searched for a cake place from DoorDash and found Breka Bakery & Cafe. So my siblings ordered a cake each while hubby and I picked four of the six available donut flavours.


Breka Bakery & Cafe box


Salted Pecan Maple Donut, Dulce de Leche Donut,
London Fog Donut and Chocolate Hazelnut Donut


Vancouver has a lot of donut stores, and I think Breka Bakery & Cafe became my favourite. That dough is soft, chewy, and moist. It's perfect. The flavours are also on point and not overly sweet. I absolutely love it!


Caramel Macchiato Praline Crunch, Tuxedo Truffle, and
New York Cheesecake

My three siblings are raving about their cakes, especially my brother, who has good things to say about the New York Cheesecake.

After eating desserts, we continued playing Smash Bros until we were too tired and decided to go home. It's a happy day with my siblings and we can't wait to visit them again next weekend!

Dinner from Boston Pizza

Happy Saturday! Our only brother resigned from his first full-time job and will start his new work on Monday. To celebrate his freedom from his old company, we decided to have beer, cocktails, pizza, and dessert at their home. We watched Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars then played Smash Bros. on the Nintendo Switch. We also worked together to clean up afterwards because there was no Mama to clean after us.


Dinner from Boston Pizza

Since we're craving pizza, we had it delivered from Boston Pizza alongside two of their appetizers and a pasta which I didn't take a picture of.

Classic Nachos

Bandera Pizza Bread

Pepperoni

The Meateor

I love my siblings and more so now that we're all adults. We ordered what seemed like insufficient food, but we even had leftovers! We also shared the bill equally, and my younger sister commented that I don't think we will have any money problems in the future since you guys pay your share quickly. She's right, and I pray that God continues to bless us physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially!

Drinks from Estea Express at Aberdeen Food Court

After enjoying our meal from J&G Fried Chicken and Hich Persian Cuisine, we decided to grab drinks from Estea Express. I had my favourite Green Apple while hubby enjoyed his Matcha Red Bean slush.

Matcha Red Bean Slush from Estea Express

Green Tea from Estea Express

It's such a happy food day. After lunch, we walked around Oomomo, then to Lansdowne Centre to buy beer and vodka for our celebration tonight.

Lunch from Hich Persian Cuisine at Aberdeen Food Court

Since I grew up eating rice, I needed it to fully enjoy my chicken from J&G Fried Chicken, so we ordered a Soltani Kabob with rice from Hich Persian Cuisine. I am so grateful that my husband noticed the Dolmades. I wrote and raved about this dish when we went to the Riley Park Summer Farmers Market. So I am pleased to see and eat it here!

Soltani Kabob
1 Skewer Barg (AAA filet mignon) and 1 skewer of ground beef kabob served with saffron rice

Dolmades
Grape leaves roll stuffed with rice and herbs.

The rice is good, and the skewers were excellent, but the real star is the dolmades. It's a great palate cleanser when you've had enough (or too much) meat. It's like a reset button on your taste buds so they can go back to enjoying all the flavours. It's so delicious!