Saturday, December 30, 2023

Family dinner at Dai Jang Kum

 My mom and dad are celebrating their wedding anniversary next month. Unfortunately, our dad is flying to the Philippines in the first week of January and will return in May, so we decided to celebrate their anniversary early. My mom requested that we eat at her favourite Korean restaurant, Dai Jung Kum, on Bridgeport Road.

We ordered our usual seafood pancakes, fried dumplings, japchae, and grilled meat (Combo A). The server suggested we get the Chef Special Combo for a better deal. She was right. It included the same BBQ meat combo of chicken, beef, beef short ribs, and pork, seafood pancake, japchae, pan-fried pork dumplings, and we got two try new items: spicy seafood tofu soup and smoked salmon salad.

BBQ Combo A from Dai Jang Kum
A combination platter of BBQ meats includes chicken, beef, beef short ribs, and pork. It comes with steamed rice, salad, and side dishes.

Smoked Salmon Salad from Dai Jang Kum

Seafood Tofu Soup from Dai Jang Kum
A spicy soup with soft tofu, seafood, and egg

Everything was amazing. It's nice spending time with the family and eating delicious food.

Haddock Fish & Chips from Ikea Restaurant

Happy Saturday! We went to Ikea today to buy a fitted sheet. Before walking around their maze, we grabbed our first meal of the day at the Ikea Restaurant.

I chose the Haddock Fish & Chips because I don't remember trying it before. My youngest sister absolutely loves this combo. How can you go wrong with fried fish and potatoes? It's a classic and is a safe bet.

Haddock & Chips from Ikea

Of course, my husband got the classic Ikea Meatballs, which does not disappoint. Everything is on point, and as we remember.

Swedish Meatballs from Ikea

Friday, December 29, 2023

Wintermint Cream Cold Brew from Blenz Coffee

Ah. I'm finally free. It's the last workday of 2023, and we have a long weekend! I'll be back at work on January 2, but still working from home. After work, we walked to the nearby Blenz Coffee to hang out and have dinner. My husband ordered the Wintermint Cream Cold Brew, part of their seasonal offering.

Wintermint Cream Cold Brew from Blenz Coffee

Meanwhile, we ordered a Tuna Salad Sandwich and a Turkey & Bacon Sandwich for our dinner. They're both surprisingly delicious after warmed up.

Turkey & Bacon Sandwich from Blenz Coffee

Right now, I feel exhausted and need a break, but I can only think about the household chores and errands that need to be done before 2024.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Domino’s Pizza Stuffed Cheesy Bread with Pepperoni

Happy Thursday! We usually have team lunch on Thursdays, but since we work from home, there is no team lunch. Instead, my hubby and I ordered from Domino’s Pizza for lunch. We got the new Stuffed Cheesy Bread with Pepperoni and tried the Pasta Primavera, 12” Bacon Garlic Fingers, and 12” Domino’s Pizza Cheesy Garlic Fingers for the first time.

Free 12" Hand-Tossed with Beef Crumble, Sausage, Pizza Sauce, Cheese from Domino's Pizza

Domino’s Pizza Stuffed Cheesy Bread with Pepperoni

The Domino’s Pizza Stuffed Cheesy Bread with Pepperoni is a delightful twist on breadsticks. These oven-baked sensations boast a generous stuffing of mozzarella cheese and zesty pepperoni, creating a harmonious blend of flavours in each bite.

Domino's Pizza Stuffed Cheesy Bread with Pepperoni

Topped with an irresistible mix of mozzarella and cheddar cheese, these breadsticks offer a cheesy indulgence that’s hard to resist. A hint of garlic and Romano seasoning adds a savoury touch, elevating the overall taste.

Stuffed Cheesy Bread with Pepperoni from Domino's Pizza
Our oven-baked breadsticks are generously stuffed with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Covered with a blend of even more mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Seasoned with a touch of garlic and Romano.

Pasta Primavera from Domino's Pizza

I love the Chicken Carbonara from Domino’s Pizza, so I am hesitant to order a different pasta, but the Pasta Primavera is an excellent vegetarian alternative.

Pasta Primavera from Domino's Pizza
Fresh tomatoes, fresh baby spinach, green peppers, mushrooms, and onions are mixed and baked to perfection with creamy Alfredo sauce.

This dish features a symphony of fresh ingredients, including succulent tomatoes, crisp baby spinach, green peppers, earthy mushrooms, and savoury onions. Each component is expertly mixed and baked to perfection, creating a harmonious blend of textures and tastes. The best part comes in the form of a luscious Alfredo sauce, generously coating the pasta and infusing the dish with a creamy richness.

12” Bacon Garlic Fingers and 12” Domino’s Pizza Cheesy Garlic Fingers

Domino’s Pizza Cheesy Garlic Fingers feature a foundation of hand-stretched fresh pizza dough meticulously brushed with a flavorful garlic spread. The dough is then adorned with a generous layer of mozzarella cheese, creating a classic combination baked to perfection.

12" Domino's Pizza Cheesy Garlic Fingers
Our fresh pizza dough is hand stretched and brushed with garlic spread, topped with mozzarella cheese and baked to perfection.

On the other hand, the Bacon Garlic Fingers present a twist to the traditional garlic fingers. All the things we love about the Cheesy Garlic Fingers are still here. The pièce de résistance is the crumbled maple bacon, introducing a savoury-sweet element that elevates the overall taste.

12" Bacon Garlic Fingers from Domino's Pizza
Slices of our hand-tossed dough with savoury garlic butter, topped with a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and crumbled maple bacon.

Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake

These oven-baked chocolate cakes offer a delightful contrast of textures—crunchy on the outside, creating a satisfying bite, and enchantingly molten on the inside, revealing a decadent flow of chocolate goodness. The juxtaposition of the crispy exterior and the luscious, molten center creates a sensory delight for chocolate enthusiasts.

Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake from Domino's Pizza
Oven-baked chocolate cakes, crunchy on the outside with molten chocolate on the inside.

We ordered too much and have leftovers.

Monday, December 25, 2023

Fettuccini Marinara at Denny's Test Kitchen

 Merry Christmas! My parents, my husband, and I attended the 11:00 AM Christmas Day Mass at our church. They gave us a ride home.

After Mass, we had lunch at the only open restaurant in the area: Denny's Test Kitchen & Bar One. I had a wonderful time chatting and spending time with my parents.

Since this is Denny's Test Kitchen, we ordered items with the TK icon.

Zesty Chipotle Nachos

The nachos was surprisingly delicious. It's not Boston Pizza-level good, but it is acceptable. The nacho meat and pepper jack queso was a tad bit sweet and I wish the chipotle flavour is stronger, but overall a decent nacho.

Zesty Chipotle Nachos from Denny's Test Kitchen
Freshly cooked tortilla chips topped with Pepper Jack queso, cheddar cheese, house-made chipotle seasoned nacho meat, fresh pico de Gallo, and sour cream.

Fettuccini Marinara

Denny's attempt at marinara sauce is just bad. It is worse than bottled marinara sauce I buy from the grocery. The shrimp was alright, but the sauce was not. Do not release this to other locations, Denny's. The only saving grace of the plate is the dinner bread. They're perfectly buttered and toasted.

Fettuccini Marinara from Denny's Test Kitchen
Fettuccini with rich marinara, topped with chipotle prawns. Served with dinner bread.

Turkey Dinner

My husband chose Turkey Dinner because it's Christmas. It has everything you expect in a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. I took a bite and it's pretty decent. I'm not a fan of the stuffing, but the rest is acceptable.

Turkey Dinner from Denny's Test Kitchen
Tender carved turkey with our fresh vegetable medley or herb-glazed corn, mashed red potatoes, savoury stuffing, gravy, cranberries, and dinner bread.

Overall, I can accept the mediocre food because I have wonderful company. My husband is with me and my parents are here too. I am blessed. Thank God for giving me the chance to spend time with people I love.

Noche Buena with family at home

Our family has an annual tradition of eating dinner on the 24th and staying up until midnight to exchange and opening of gifts. In between, we would watch a movie or play games.

Every year, my younger sister always chooses a theme country. We are doing a traditional Canadian Christmas dinner with Canadian ham this year.

In the past years, we've had the following:

My youngest sister cooked the ham while my other sister prepared all the sides - mushroom soup, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, and salad. I got the cake.

Noche Buena with the family

After dinner, our youngest sister baked cookies. Santa would be proud. Our only brother is feeling under the weather, so unintentionally, the exchange of gifts did not happen at midnight but in the morning. It is always lovely to spend time with the family.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Cortado, Avocado Toast and more from Pallet Coffee Roasters

Happy Sunday morning! It's the day before Christmas, and before attending the 11:00 morning Sunday Mass, hubby and I decided to have brunch at Pallet Coffee Roasters.

Hubby chose cortado and the Grand Italian Sandwich, while I decided on avocado toast and the seasonal Bourbon Maple Hot Chocolate.

Cortado from Pallet Coffee Roasters

The Bourbon Maple Hot Chocolate is an indulgent beverage. Hot chocolate's rich, velvety goodness is married to the warm, smoky undertones of bourbon and the natural sweetness of maple syrup.

Bourbon Maple Hot Chocolate from Pallet Coffee Roasters
Chocolate, bourbon flavour, maple, and chocolate wafter

I chose the avocado toast because I love the creamy, buttery texture of the smashed avocado. It serves as a luscious base, complemented by the tangy richness of goat cheese. The burst of flavour from the juicy cherry tomatoes adds a refreshing contrast, while the mixed greens contribute a crisp and vibrant element. The crowning glory, a meticulously cooked egg with a runny yolk, drapes the ensemble in velvety goodness, creating a luxurious and indulgent finish.

Avocado Toast from Pallet Coffee Roasters
Smashed avocado, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, mixed greens, and topped with an egg

Lastly, the Grand Italian Sandwich is a flavour-packed culinary delight that pays homage to the rich and diverse tastes of Italy. This gourmet creation features a foundation of artisan ciabatta bread, providing a sturdy yet airy canvas for the symphony of ingredients that follow. The sandwich is generously slathered with a zesty pesto mayo, infusing each bite with a burst of herby goodness. Layers of creamy mozzarella add a luscious texture, while the spicy capicollo provides a bold and savoury kick reminiscent of the robust flavours of Italian cured meats. The peppery arugula contributes a fresh and vibrant element, balancing the richness of the sandwich. To crown this masterpiece, two fried eggs with perfectly runny yolks create a luxurious and satisfying finish.

Grand Italian Sandwich from Pallet Coffee Roasters
Pesto mayo, mozzarella, spicy capicollo, arugula, and two fried eggs

I am filled with regret because we have been going to a Church a couple blocks from here and have always chosen the Blenz across the street. Next time, Pallet will be my first choice. Yum!

Saturday, December 23, 2023

73 Unique Teas from Ele Presso Café

After dinner at Shoku, we decided to walk east along West Broadway. During our walk, we were pointing out restaurants we had yet to try. Then, we spotted that the tea shop on the corner of West Broadway and Laurel Street has well-lit signs that they are open until 9:00 PM. This shop is usually closed.

Tea Cups from Ele Presso Café

We entered Ele Presso Café and were overwhelmed by the 73 unique teas offered. My husband chose the Pina Colara under fruit tea, while I picked the Arabian camomile because I needed to sleep.

Tea Time at Ele Presso Café

While waiting for the customer in front of me to finish her transaction, I spotted a chocolate cake, which was a winner. They are from Bisou Bakery. The owner and I chatted a bit and asked if we had been here before, and I told him it was our first time. He said he won't charge us for the tea since we enjoyed it in-store.

Arabian Camomile and Pina Colada Tea from Ele Presso Café

The tea arrived in a tea press container, and we could choose a mug from the counter to use. There were adorable tea cups and plates. I absolutely enjoyed the experience. It's like being a kid again, playing tea with my Barbie.

Chocolate Cake from Bisou

We spent 15 minutes here just enjoying the ambiance and experience. I hope they offer an Afternoon High Tea because that will be amazing.

Oshi Platter at Shoku Vancouver

 Happy Saturday! After spending about an hour in Blenz at West Broadway and Granville to blog, we walked east, trying to decide where to have dinner. We decided to try the relatively new Japanese restaurant, Shoku, at 1177 West Broadway. This is the previous spot of Raga Restaurant.

Interior of Shoku

Shoku focuses on Japanese haute cuisine. It is definitely more elegant in ambiance and price than most Japanese restaurants in the area. We found deciding which item to order challenging, so we went for the Oshi Platter. It has 36 pieces of Oshi sushi.

Oshi Platter from Shoku
Tuna (Albacore tuna, garlic mayo, sliced serrano),
Tai (Izumi tai, ume oshi sauce, lemon zest),
Atlantic salmon (Atlantic salmon, oshi sauce, sliced serrano, grinded black pepper),
Ebi (Ebi, Basil oshi sauce, black olive, arugula)
Saba (Saba, miso sauce, green onion, red chili powder),
Scallop (scallop, oshi sauce, tobiko)

I highly recommend the Atlantic salmon oshi for a melt-in-your-mouth experience. Tai has the most pronounced fish flavour. I also surprisingly enjoyed the scallop. I was amused to see black olive on top of Ebi. The tuna and saba were overpowered by the other oshi sushi.

Oshi Platter from Shoku

I thought the food wouldn't be enough, but I left Shoku Vancouver in a food coma. We discussed coming back to order their 5-course Kaiseki.

Friday, December 22, 2023

Anecdote Cafe & Bakehouse: My New Fave Coffee Shop in Fairview

After Pablo, I didn't want to go home yet, so hubby and I decided to have drinks and cake slices at the relatively new Anecdote Cafe & Bakehouse along West Broadway between Hemlock and Birch.

White Peppermint Mocha from Cafe Anecdote

For someone who doesn't drink coffee, I love sitting in a coffee shop or cafe. Cafe Anecdote is so relaxing, and the smell of their baked goods (Yes! They bake in-store! Crazy!) is so comforting. I got their Salted Caramel Latte, and it was perfect.

Salted Caramel Latte from Cafe Anecdote

I also ordered a slice of their lemon cake, which goes well with my sweet drink.

Lemon Cake slice from Cafe Anecdote

I'll be back. I'll blog here next time instead of Blenz. We sat by the bar with a view of West Broadway. Watching the city and its people go their way is a joy.

Thank God for the many blessings! It's almost Christmas, and we're celebrating Jesus's birthday. 🎉 I am glad to start this Christmas weekend by spending time with my husband. I'm grateful and blessed.

Original and Ube Mini Cheese Tarts from Pablo

It's such a beautiful Friday, and after lunch at Mr. Japanese Curry, we decided to grab dessert from Pablo.

When we visited them in September, the Original Mini Cheese Tart was sold out, so I am glad to get them today. It's not as creamy or savoury as Castella, but it has a perfect balance of flavour. There is a subtle sweetness which allows the creaminess of the cheese to shine.

Original Mini Cheese Tart from Pablo

My hubby chose the Ube-flavoured mini cheese tart. The distinct flavour of ube with sweet, nutty undertones is complemented by the cheese.

Ube Mini Cheese Tart from Pablo

The crust is perfect for both tarts - it's crumbly and provides a satisfying crunch.

Pumpkin Croquette Vegan Curry from Mr. Japanese Curry

Happy Friday! My employer was generous enough to give us a half-day today. Woohoo! Unfortunately, I felt tenderness in my gums and decided to visit the dentist for an emergency checkup. The good news is he didn't see anything unusual. I'll keep observing and hope it's just the nougat inside the chocolates yesterday.

After my dental visit, we grabbed lunch at Mr. Japanese Curry. My husband picked the vegan curry because it's the only one we have yet to try. We decided on pumpkin croquette and vegan chicken toppings.

Vegan Curry topped with Pumpkin Croquette and Vegan Chicken from Mr. Japanese Curry

The flavour is a lot closer to Indian curry, probably because some are also vegetarian. The vegan chicken was also surprisingly delicious. It gives the same satisfying crunch and juiciness.

Meanwhile, I went for my usual beef curry topped with tonkatsu. I love it! It's super close to becoming my number one Japanese curry sauce, but Suika still winds by a small margin 🤏 because their beef is shredded and oh-so-tender.

Beef Curry with Stewed Beef and Tonkatsu from Mr. Japanese Curry

Yay for half-days! I'll be back at work on the 26th, but we work from home until January 9, 2024.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

The Famous Brisket Sandwich from Devil's Elbow Smoke & Ale House

It's the last team lunch for 2023, and the theme for the week is burgers! We took a short (uphill) walk to Devil's Elbow Smoke & Ale House like last time.

I loved the Devil's Burger but decided to go for The Famous Brisket Sandwich, which was awesome.

The start of the sandwich is the generous heap of succulent brisket, slow-cooked to perfection, delivering a melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. Complementing this meaty delight is a symphony of textures and tastes - crispy onions add a satisfying crunch, while the coleslaw provides a refreshing and tangy contrast.

The Famous Brisket Sandwich from Devil's Elbow Smoke & Ale House
Piled high with brisket, coleslaw, crispy onion, creole mustard, spicy mayo, Texas whiskey BBQ, brioche bum

The sandwich reaches new heights with the infusion of creole mustard, which adds a zesty kick and a hint of heat from the spicy mayo. The Texas whiskey BBQ sauce ties it all together, imparting a smoky, sweet, and slightly boozy essence that elevates every bite. All these components are cradled within a soft, golden-brown brioche bun.

I can't wait to bring my husband to experience the delicious food.

Avocado Toast from Kafka's

 Happy Thursday morning! It's the last work day for the year in the office, so I decided to treat myself to breakfast at Kafka's downstairs. I got their avocado toast. Will it shock you that it's my first time trying the popular breakfast item?

I get the appeal. Avocado is creamy and a healthier version of butter, and it has a nice texture contrast compared to the toasted slice of sourdough. Moreover, it was topped with fresh arugula, providing a fresh crunch and pickled onion to help cut through the fat.

Avocado Toast from Kafka's
A cross-generational favourite. Smashed avocado, pickled onions, arugula, and chili oil on our feature bread.

Overall, it's enjoyable with the French vanilla coffee I come to love since I started working here.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Maple BBQ & Bacon Quarter Pounder and Herb & Garlic Seasoned Fries from McDonald's

Happy Sunday! For late lunch, I went to McDonald's. I enjoyed a gastronomic journey like no other with the returning Maple BBQ & Bacon Quarter Pounder and seasonal showstopper, the Herb & Garlic Seasoned Fries.

Maple BBQ & Bacon Quarter Pounder is back.

The Maple BBQ & Bacon Quarter Pounder culinary masterpiece features a generous quarter pound of 100% Canadian beef, ensuring a hearty and satisfying bite. What makes this burger genuinely exceptional is the infusion of creamy maple BBQ sauce, adding a perfect balance of sweetness to the savoury beef.

Maple BBQ & Bacon Quarter Pounder from McDonald's Canada
A quarter pound of 100% Canadian beef topped with creamy maple BBQ sauce, hickory-smoked bacon strips, crispy onion, two slices of processed cheddar cheese and pickles served on a toasted sesame-topped bun.

The hickory-smoked bacon strips are expertly layered on top, delivering a rich and smoky profile that complements the sweetness of the maple BBQ sauce. Crispy onions add a satisfying crunch, and two slices of processed cheddar cheese melt seamlessly over the beef, creating a creamy and indulgent texture. Then, adding pickles provides a refreshing contrast, cutting through the richness of the meat and cheese.

These delectable ingredients are enveloped in a toasted sesame seed-topped bun, enhancing the overall experience with every bite.

Herb & Garlic Seasoned Fries is a seasonal showstopper

Complementing the bold flavours of the Maple BBQ & Bacon Quarter Pounder are McDonald's Herb & Garlic Seasoned Fries.

Herb & Garlic Seasoned Fries from McDonald's Canada
Herb & Garlic Seasoned Fries feature our World Famous Fries™ sprinkled with a savoury seasoning blend with the delicious taste of thyme, garlic, sage and black pepper.

Picture this: each World Famous Fries™ coated in the delightful taste of thyme, garlic, sage, and black pepper. The result is a harmonious medley of savoury herbs and spices that awaken your senses with every crispy bite. It is a symphony of flavours that perfectly accompanies the main event, creating a complete and satisfying meal experience.

Have you tried any or both items? What did you think?

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Celebrating Filipino Christmas at "Maligayang Pasko, Vancouver!"

Happy Saturday! Hubby and I went to St. Patrick's Hall on 12th Avenue and Main Street for "Maligayang Pasko, Vancouver!" organized by the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver. Of course, we're here for the food and enjoyed listening to Filipino Christmas carols performed on the stage. Many beautiful parols make me feel like I'm back home.

Miki Bihon, Pork BBQ, Chicken Inasal from Hapag Restaurant

For our first meal of the day, we chose Hapag Restaurant since the only other options were the ubiquitous Pampanga Cuisine and Plato Filipino. We ordered their Miki Bihon (Filipino noodle dish) with Filipino pork BBQ skewers. Since it was the last serving of miki bihon, they offered to add chicken inasal. I'm more than happy to take it. I also got their bibingka to-go and can't wait to enjoy it at home.

Miki Bihon, Pork BBQ Skewer, and Chicken Inasal from Hapag Restaurant

The miki bihon reminded me of my late grandma (my Lola Loring), who cooked the best pancit ever! My mother-in-law prepares a close second. Yum! The Filipino barbecue is also perfect with its sweet and savoury combination, and the pieces are also fatty. Lastly, the chicken inasal is also not too shabby. I wish Hapag would join events more so we can enjoy their food.

Pandesal and Spanish Bread from Keyk Bread

After Hapag, we walked around and got pandesal and Spanish bread from Keyk Bread. I can't wait to bring the pandesal to work for breakfast.

Siomai and Melon Juice from Macau Imperial Tea

Then, from the Macau Imperial Tea booth, I noticed Filipino siomai. I got an order which took me back to my elementary days in Novaliches. 

Siomai from Macau Imperial Tea

It's a bit sweet but the perfect bite when topped with chilli oil and covered in soy sauce.

Siomai from Macau Imperial Tea

We also got their melon juice. I feel like a kid coming home from playing outside to my mom preparing this juice for refreshments. I guess you can really take a Filipino out of the Philippines, but you can't remove the Philippines out of the Filipino.

Melon Juice from Macau Imperia Tea

Turon Turnover from Leavenly Goods

We walked around for the third time and decided to get turon turnover from Leaveny Goods. Imagine all the good things you love about turon: ripened banana and crispy exterior but between layers of flakey bread. I'm impressed.

Turon Turnover from Leavenly Goods
Indulge in the irresistible Turon Turnover: a crispy, flaky pastry filled with caramelized bananas and jackfruit jam, topped with caramelized roasted sesame seeds, creating a perfect blend of sweet and crunchy delights.

Turon Turnover from Leavenly Goods

Potato Corner

As we were about to leave, I succumbed to the call of spud and got a tera-sized loopy fries covered in sour cream & onion flavouring from Potato Corner. I wish I could enjoy this while watching a movie. 🤤

Tera-size Loopy fries covered in Sour Cream & Onion flavouring from Potato Corner

After happily enjoying our Potato Corner, we grabbed groceries at Save on Foods and No Frills. It's a productive and happy Saturday.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Poutine of the Week at Leopold's Tavern: Garlic Parm Mozza Stick

I organize a reunion with my former colleagues every year at my first full-time job in Canada. I will always be grateful to that first company, and I even call it my Canadian miracle because if they had not hired me, I could have been back in the Philippines.

I chose Leopold's Tavern this year because I love their food and vibe. Although it's a drive for most of them, I am glad they willingly wanted to meet up and catch up. I ordered the Garlic Parm Mozza Stick Poutine. It is the poutine of the week.

Garlic Parm Mozza Stick Poutine from Leopold's Tavern
Fries, cheese curds, gravy layered with herbed parmesan, mozza sticks, and garlic parm sauce.

This delectable creation begins with a base of crispy golden fries, generously topped with the classic trio of cheese curds and rich, savoury gravy. Elevating the dish to new heights, a layer of herb-infused Parmesan adds aromatic flavours that dance on your palate.

But the pièce de résistance comes in the form of luscious mozzarella sticks, perfectly fried to golden perfection and strategically placed throughout the poutine. Each bite is a symphony of textures and tastes, as the garlic parm sauce drizzled generously over the creation ties everything together with its creamy, garlicky goodness.

I genuinely hope I remember to plan a summer get-together with my colleagues and friends. We'll see!

White Pie and Spice from Straight Brooklyn Pizza

Happy Thursday! It's team lunch day, and the chosen theme for the week is pizza. Only three of us are in the office, so it doesn't make sense to order a lot. Moreover, we had an ocular scheduled today, which meant viewing possible new office space close to the Vancouver Public Library.

Because we are close to Robson Street, I suggested the Straight Brooklyn Pizza. It is the best pizza in the area, hands down.

We entered the small and already entire store and somehow managed to grab a seat after ordering three 2 slices of pizza and a pop. I went for a slice of White Pie and Spice pizza.

The White Pie combines stringy mozzarella, rich ricotta, and slightly savoury parmesan cheese on a thin crust. Moreover, the garlic provides a pungent and aromatic kick while the parsley cuts through the richness of the cheeses and garlic.

White Pie Pizza from Straight Brooklyn Pizza
Cheese pie - mozzarella, ricotta, grana, garlic, and parsley

On the other hand, the Spice Pie has a chewy capicollo, spicy salami, creamy cheese, and tomato sauce. It's perfect.

Spice Pizza from Straight Brooklyn Pizza
Capicollo and spicy salami

After lunch, we walked back to the office feeling stuffed.

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