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Lunch delivery from Klasik Inasal and Noodle Express

Happy Tuesday! It's rare for us to have anything delivered on a weekday, but well we have no viand to go with our rice so might as well order Filipino food. Last week, we had Chinese cuisine which goes well with rice, this week it's Filipino food. I have ordered from Klasik Inasal in the past and I ordered three same dishes: Shanghai Roll, Pork BBQ Skewer, and Eggplant Omelette ( Tortang Talong ). 2 orders of Pork BBQ Skewer and I apparently made a mistake and only ordered one serving of deep-fried Shanghai roll Eggplant Omelette (Tortang Talong)   Party Tray I ordered two viand (ulam) so we have something to eat for the rest of the week. Hubby kept saying will two be enough for the rest of the week. He doubts my food budgeting skills lol. I understand his hesitation since the "party tray" we ord

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Hello! I grew up in the Philippines and moved to Canada right before my 26th birthday. I love food, and I love Vancouver, where I'm currently living with my husband. My parents and siblings are living in Richmond (a close enough city with its own culinary offerings).

What I love about Vancouver (and Canada)?

Diversity. In my wildest dreams (when I was in the Philippines), I never thought I'll be able to try African or Lebanese cuisine from people who grew up in those places and brought their culture and food to this part of the world.

Seasons. I thought of going back to the Philippines, but then I saw the beautiful autumn leaves, saw the flowers during spring, and experienced snow for the first time. It was too fantastic to leave all these things behind.

Home. Vancouver is my home now. Although I terribly miss my friends and the food in the Philippines, Canada is my home now. My family is here. My husband is here. We have started a blessed life here. It's not perfect, but it's home.

Why create this blog?

I have so many images of food, and I am not a fan of posting them on Facebook for my friends to see. I don't really want to create another social media account (e.g. Instagram) to upload it, so I thought of making a blog instead. Thus, Smooch Food is born. Smooch is a verb meaning to kiss or cuddle. I love food, I eat it, and I enjoy taking photos of it to remember.

This blog has become my "happy place" when things become too difficult.

Side bonus: It makes me happy to promote local businesses as well.

COVID-19 Update

How I get my food?

As someone who enjoys eating out, it's important that I support local restaurants as often as I could. To do this safely, I order takeout from neighbourhood joints and through delivery apps like SkipTheDishes, DoorDash, and Uber Eats.

Inside my bubble.

We grab groceries once a week from a local grocery and nearby Shoppers. The only people inside my bubble are my husband who I live with, my parents and three siblings who we visit once or twice a month in Richmond. We use Uber to go there to limit our contact with people.

Here's to staying safe and kind in these uncertain times.

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Lunch delivery from Klasik Inasal and Noodle Express

Happy Tuesday! It's rare for us to have anything delivered on a weekday, but well we have no viand to go with our rice so might as well order Filipino food. Last week, we had Chinese cuisine which goes well with rice, this week it's Filipino food. I have ordered from Klasik Inasal in the past and I ordered three same dishes: Shanghai Roll, Pork BBQ Skewer, and Eggplant Omelette ( Tortang Talong ). 2 orders of Pork BBQ Skewer and I apparently made a mistake and only ordered one serving of deep-fried Shanghai roll Eggplant Omelette (Tortang Talong)   Party Tray I ordered two viand (ulam) so we have something to eat for the rest of the week. Hubby kept saying will two be enough for the rest of the week. He doubts my food budgeting skills lol. I understand his hesitation since the "party tray" we ord

Where to get Buko Pie in Vancouver?

I am craving for Filipino buko pie, but I don't know where's the best place to get one that will deliver to our home. I asked the Facebook group I belong to and below are their suggestions: Vancouver Restaurants with Buko Pie Kumare Restaurant and Bakery - They have a branch in Richmond, Delta, and Vancouver. Hapag Ihaw Ihaw Filipino Grill - Two people, recommended the buko pie from Hapag. They're located in Victoria Drive, Vancouver. Aling Mary's - They're located in Main Street, Vancouver, and I have ordered a buko pie from them in the past, but I know they don't deliver. Home-Based Online Vendor with Buko Pie Pinay Bakes - Facebook page - Two people recommended their buko pie. Ruby Lyn Dacanay - She's the first one to send me a private message and pictures of the buko pie, and it looks great. Do you know of other places in Vancouver that serves buko pie? Leave a comment below so I can include them on this list.

Leap Day dinner with Vancouver Whitecaps FC from Lionsgate Burger Grill in BC Place

We watched the first game of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC for the Major League Soccer season. They lost, but I had a great time with my brother and my hubby. There are so many food places inside BC Places, and for today, we decided to grab burgers from Lionsgate Burger Grill. Burger with fries and souvenir cup The patty was dry, but the mayonnaise sauce they used is delicious. I know it's a stadium, and I shouldn't be expecting high-quality burgers, but if the patty is cooked a few minutes less, I think it'll be so much better.

Christmas Eve dinner from Lin Chinese Cuisine

Every year our family (my sisters) chooses a cuisine for Christmas Eve dinner. This year they chose Chinese cuisine because they want Yang Chow Fried Rice. We have our dinner separately. Hubby and I are in our home while my parents and siblings are in theirs. We are following the rules and are not physically together. I ordered from Lin Chinese Cuisine. I called as early as 2:30 PM to place an order for 5:00 PM delivery. The lady over the phone said it'll get there around 5:30 to 5:45, which works fine for us. I forgot to tell her that our buzzer doesn't work, so I tried calling at 5:00 PM, and their number is not working. We decided to wait in the lobby of our building at 5:30 to wait for our delivery and ensure that the delivery person doesn't wait long. It's a miracle! We only waited a couple minutes, and he got there. He told us that they have 30 deliveries in the area simultaneously, and the chef is going crazy because they didn't expect the demand. I added a h

Popcorn from Cineplex while enjoying NFL Wild Card Round

Before the pandemic, we would go to the movies at least once a month. I love the popcorn and snacks, so today we finally ordered some to enjoy while watching the NFL Wild Card Round games. Popcorn from Cineplex Combo for two (large Cineplex popcorn, two large drinks, and Kit Kat Minis) Deliciousness that I can enjoy at home Shareable Sampler (Salted Pretzel Bites with Nacho Cheese Dip, Mac & Cheese Wedges, and Tasti Tater Snacks) I highly recommend the sharable sampler, except maybe the tater tots. I would love more mac and cheese wedges.

New Year's Eve Midnight Snack from SM Delights

If you read my previous post , I explained our NYE dinner tradition. On top of ordering pies, I got different round Filipino snacks from SM Delights . Bibikingkinitan (which I assume means small bibingka) Puto and Kutsinta Mocha Mamon and Chocobutternut They gave us free choco butternut and caramel bar, which was a nice surprise. I ordered three more items which I gave to my parents to enjoy. Pan de coco is my dad's favourite. Cassava cake is something my mom has been craving for a while now. Lastly, I ordered Spanish bread for my siblings to enjoy. Cassava Cake Spanish Bread Pan de Coco I haven't heard from my family if they like it or not. I enjoyed the bibingkinitan, and it's the only thing we've eaten so far since we ordered a lot of food and has been eating nonstop. We'll have the rest for tomorrow. Happy New Year! January 5, 2021 Update : I love the mocha mamon. I want to order a couple dozen just so I can munch on it for dessert and snacks. My hubby loved the

Dinner at Masa Restaurant

After doing a Costco grocery run with my parents and them dropping us off in our Vancouver apartment, we decided to treat them to early dinner at the closest Japanese restaurant at our place, Masa. My dad had a Tonkotsu Ramen since it's cold outside. You should have seen the face of my mom eyeing the bowl of ramen. My mom had the Beef Teriyaki platter. I had my usual Assorted Katsu Curry while hubby had the Beef Curry. For sharing, we had one of their rolls. Masa Aburi Cheese Monster Roll Menu Description: Aburi Salmon, avocado, crab meat with cheddar & Mozza, tobiko Assorted Katsy Curry Menu Description: Japanese Curry with Tonkatsu, Ebi Fry 2pcs, Goroke 1pc, and rice. Beef Curry Menu Description: Japanese Curry with Beef & Rice We loved the roll I picked. I can't wait to come back and try the other rolls.