Showing posts with label Canada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canada. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Biebs Brew™ by Tims x Justin Bieber

Happy Tuesday morning! One of the notifications on my phone this morning is from the Tim Hortons app (yes, I have it on my phone), specifically the announcement of Biebs Brew™, a collaboration drink between Tims and Justin Bieber®.

Tims x Justin Bieber

Biebs Brew is here.

This is the announcement on the app:

After a delicious and successful Timbiebs partnership, we couldn't wait to team up again and celebrate our long--standing love with Justin. So we're back. The wait is over. We've collaborated once more and co-created a new French Vanilla Cold Brew. Justin, eager to get the first sip, waited for 16 hours while it steeped to perfection. Try our second collab, Biebs Brew for a limited time.

It tastes even better paired with Timbiebs. Back by popular demand. 


What is Biebs Brew?

It's a French Vanilla Cold Brew.

When will Biebs Brew be available?

June 6, 2022

What are the Timbiebs?

There are three Timbiebs flavours.
  1. Chocolate White Fudge
  2. Sour Cream Chocolate Chip
  3. Birthday Cake Waffle

Timbiebs Box

All three Timbiebs flavour

Good things come in two.

If you purchase the iconic duo (in Canada only), a 10-pack of Timbiebs and a Biebs brew of any size, you get 2x the reward points. This offer is valid at participating restaurants in Canada from June 6-19, 2022.

If you're a registered Tims Rewards member who orders a Biebs Brew (any size) and a 10-pack of Timbiebs together in a single Eligible Transaction, you will receive ten (10) additional points. Maximum of twenty (20) points per person and per account.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Lunch from Jollibee in Vancouver

I want to make this post political, but my husband recommended not to, for fear that I might be targeted; so I'll do my best to keep it at a minimum.

I have been sad, angry, upset, and disappointed since seeing the election results in the Philippines last week. We had plans to take a vacation to visit my in-laws and friends next year, but since the dead dictator's son seems to be winning, we decided to cancel our trip.

We are also going further than cancelling our visit. I have decided to stop supporting all Filipino businesses and products sold here. Why? I saw that Marcos, Jr. is supported by prominent businessmen, and my stomach couldn't handle the idea that I was buying their products. Or the thought that I could be giving my hard-earned cash to businesses that support a thief makes me nauseated.

Lastly, we always donate to organizations that help the Philippines when there's a disaster. We're not going to do that anymore. Canada is home now, and we have decided to help our fellow Canadians who will appreciate it more.

The lunch from Jollibee today is our farewell to Filipino businesses (until something change).

With that said, here's what happened today. First, we went to Mass and decided to walk across Burrard Bridge to Jollibee while it was raining.

Upon entering the store, there were many people in the queue, and the next thing I noticed was how hot it was. I told my husband that it's warm here, and he said maybe it's part of the experience, so you feel like you're in the Philippines. ๐Ÿ˜…

Line inside Jollibee

We ordered one 1-piece Chicken Joy with Jolly Spaghetti, Cheesy Yumburger, Deluxe Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Large French Fries, and Peach Mango Pie.

Chicken Joy and Jolly Spaghetti

Deluxe Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Cheesy Yumburger

The food is nostalgic. The spaghetti and fried chicken tasted the same way when I was a kid. The Peach Mango Pie is double the size of what you'll find in the Philippines. Lastly, the spicy chicken sandwich can compete with the best ones in North America.

I learned in our Leadership class that "A principle is not a principle until it costs you something." I will miss Filipino food, but I had to make a stand in my own way.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Dinner at Masa Japanese Restaurant

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC have only two draws so far in the season, and they're both at home. So for both games, it felt like a loss. A win makes me happy (of course) while a loss is expected, so I'm upset, but not enough to stress-eat. A draw is painful because it means they had a chance to win but didn't.

Like in the last draw, we end up at Masa Japanese Restaurant to eat after the game. I didn't order my usual Assorted Curry but chose two rolls and a takoyaki.

Romeo Roll
Seared prawn, crabmeat, avo, cucumber, mozzarella, and balsamic

Juliet Roll
Seared jalapeno, crabmeat, avo, cucumber, mozzarella, and balsamic

Deep-fried mixed tako ball with sauce

I hope the Whitecaps FC wins on Wednesday, but I expect them to lose because I do not want to be disappointed.

Snacks from Commercial Drive Pizza at BC Place | Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes

Happy Saturday! We're back at BC Place to watch the Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes match, resulting in a 3-3 draw.

As I continued trying the different stalls and food in BC Place, we grabbed a couple pizza slices from Commercial Drive Pizza.

Fiesta Pizza (previously called Taco Pizza)
Seasoned Ground Beef, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Green Onions, and Diced Jalapeno Peppers

If you want the more flavourful pizza of the two variants, we tried. Unfortunately, the Carnivore Pizza doesn't have as many chorizo or bacon, so it feels like we got Pepperoni Pizza.

Carnivore Pizza (previously called Italian Job Pizza)
Pepperoni, Chorizo, and Bacon

The Poutinerie

After the pizza, I ordered French Fries and Funnel Cake Fries.

French Fries and a cup of Pepsi

Funnel Cake Fries
Signature fried topped with icing sugar.

Unless you like fried dough with icing sugar on top, I don't recommend the Funnel Cake Fries.

Lunch at Caffรจ Cittadella

Happy Saturday! After running errands near South Granville, we decided to grab late lunch at Caffรจ Cittadella.

Indian Coffee with Milk

Hot Chocolate

I ordered a Hot Chocolate while hubby wanted to try Indian Coffee with Milk.

For lunch, we shared a Butter Croissant and Tuna Melt Sandwich. I enjoyed both. I liked how toasted, buttery, and warm the croissant was. The Tuna Melt was perfect as well.

Tuna Melt Sandwich

Butter Croissant with Jam

I can't wait to come back and try their other sandwiches.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Dinner from Boom Kitchen at BC Place | Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Valour FC

Happy Wednesday. I am still sad about what's happening in the Philippines, but this evening I distracted myself by watching the game between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Valour FC at BC Place. The 'Caps won 2-nil. Yay!

After work (5:00 PM), we left our home and walked to BC Place. We arrived shortly before 6:00 PM and ordered dinner from Boom Kitchen.

Chipotle Chicken Bowl (with chipotle chicken add-on)
Tender chicken bites, black beans, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, and sweet corn, served on rice

If you like a meal with a bit of spiciness, the Chipotle Chicken Bowl offers that. I think mixing everything together to ensure each bite has a little bit of the ingredients is the way to go.

Braised Short Rib Bowl (with short rib add-on)
Pulled beef short rib, beer onion, shredded cabbage and banana peppers, served on rice.

The beef was so soft and with just the right amount of sauce. Overall, I am happy with both dishes and am willing to order them again.

We'll be back on Saturday at BC Place for Whitecaps vs Earthquakes.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Lunch from Lionsgate Grill at BC Place | Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Toronto FC

Happy Sunday! The last home game at BC Place was a month ago (April 9) when the Vancouver Whitecaps FC lost to the Portland Timbers. Then, they lost two away games against CF Montreal and Austin FC.

To say that my expectation is low will be an understatement. We're just going to the game since we already paid for the tickets, and it will allow me to try as many food items at BC Place to add content to this blog.

For today, we grabbed lunch from Lionsgate Grill. I ordered Chicken Tenders & Fries and the Bacon Cheeseburger Deluxe.

3-piece Chicken Tenders and Fries
Crispy fried chicken tenders served with french fries.

I surprisingly enjoyed the chicken tenders. It was hot, and the batter had a decent amount of black peppers for some heat.

Bacon Cheeseburger Deluxe
House formed Canadian beef patty, crispy lettuce, tomato, onion, double smoked bacon, sliced cheddar, and house recipe sauce.

The flavour was okay in the Bacon Cheeseburger Deluxe, but the bun was too thick for the burger patty, and the ratio was way off. So I won't recommend it.

Look at how thick those buns are compared to the beef patty.

After finishing the burger and chicken tenders, I needed mini donuts in my life.

Cin City Mini Donuts

Surprisingly, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC won against Toronto FC. It's a game filled with bad officiating, but I'm sure the Whitecaps will take the three points.

Whitecaps win at BC Place.

After the game, we walked across the Cambie Bridge to go home and were rewarded with this beautiful sunny view of False Creek, Science World, and the mountains.

View from Cambie Bridge

We'll be back at BC Place on Wednesday for the Canadian Championship Preliminary round against Valour FC. But, of course, we're going to watch with low expectations.

Breakfast at Starbucks

Happy Sunday! Before heading to the 9:00 AM Mass, we went to Starbucks to enjoy their butter croissant and a tall mocha.

Butter Croissant and Tall Mocha from Starbucks

After Mass, we walked across Burrard Bridge to the Starbucks close to BC Place and grabbed a couple Spinach, Feta, & Egg White Wrap and a Trenta Iced Black Tea.

Spinach, Feta, and Egg White Wrap and a Trenta Iced Black Tea from Starbucks

I'm always happy to get free food and drinks from Starbucks.

BC Place Food, Menu, and Prices 2022 Checklist

I am watching 12 out of 17 home games of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC this year,   and as such, I will try as much food as offered and make recommendations as we go. This post is my checklist of meals to try in the stadium with links to the actual post.

BC Place is the home of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and BC Lions.

⭐ Recommended

☑️ I ate this already

๐Ÿ”ฒ I have yet to try

All prices are in Canadian dollars based on the display in BC Place and are subject to change without prior notice. It does not include taxes or tips.

Beast On Fire

๐Ÿ”ฒ Slow Roasted Prime Rib - $17.25
๐Ÿ”ฒ The BLT - $15.25
๐Ÿ”ฒ Bacon Wrapped Foot Long Hot Dog - $13.25
๐Ÿ”ฒ The Beast's Rib - $38.00

Beast Unleashed

๐Ÿ”ฒ Smash Goldburger - $35.00
๐Ÿ”ฒ Short Rib Bao Burger - $14.75
๐Ÿ”ฒ Kimchi Dog - $13.25
๐Ÿ”ฒ Elvis Burger - $14.75

Bombay South Asian Kitchen

๐Ÿ”ฒ Butter Chicken Curry - $13.50
๐Ÿ”ฒ Lamb Korma Curry - $12.75
๐Ÿ”ฒ Chana Masala Curry - $12.50
๐Ÿ”ฒ Vegetable Samosas (2-piece) - $7.75

Boom Kitchen

☑️ Braised Short Rib Bowl - $16.50 - May 11, 2022
☑️ Chipotle Chicken Bowl - $15.75 - May 11, 2022 ⭐
๐Ÿ”ฒ BC Place Signature Grilled Cheese - $10.25
๐Ÿ”ฒ Super Happy Power Bowl - $12.50

Commercial Drive Pizza

Stadiums won't be complete if they don't offer pizza.

๐Ÿ”ฒ Pizza Two Slice Combo - $10.25
๐Ÿ”ฒ Pepperoni Pizza Slice - $6.50
๐Ÿ”ฒ Cheese Pizza Slice / Three Cheese Pizza - $6.50
๐Ÿ”ฒ Hawaiian Pizza Slice / Ham & Pineapple Pizza - $6.50
๐Ÿ”ฒ Buffalo Chicken Pizza Slice / Ranchero Chicken Pizza - $6.50
☑️ Italian Job Pizza Slice / Carnivore Pizza - $6.50 - May 14,2022
☑️ The Taco Pizza Slice / Fiesta Pizza - $6.50 - May 14,2022

Dawson's Hot Dogs

Obviously, by the name, they sell your standard stadium hotdogs.

☑️ Foot Long Hot Dog Supreme - $13.50 last April 2, 2022
☑️ Foot Long Hot Dog - $10.25 last April 2, 2022
๐Ÿ”ฒ Coney Island Chili Dog - $9.50
๐Ÿ”ฒ Jumbo Hot Dog - $6.50
๐Ÿ”ฒ Vegetarian Hot Dog - $6.50
๐Ÿ”ฒ Topped Doritos Walking Taco - $9.50

Lionsgate Grill

They primarily sell burgers and beer.

๐Ÿ”ฒ Bucket of Chicken Tenders with Fries - $24.75
☑️ Bacon Cheeseburger Deluxe - $13.50 - May 8, 2022
☑️ Cheeseburger Deluxe - $10.00 last February 29, 2020
๐Ÿ”ฒ Original Hamburger - $9.00
๐Ÿ”ฒ Buffalo Chicken Tender Burger - $13.25
☑️ Chicken Tenders & Fries - $13.75 - May 8, 2022

The Mac Bar

☑️ Oceanwise Tuna Bento Bowl - $15.50 - April 8, 2022
๐Ÿ”ฒ Chef Salad - $12.75
๐Ÿ”ฒ Caesar Salad - $8.50
๐Ÿ”ฒ Cheese Plate - $8.50
☑️ Mac & Cheese Bowl - $12.00 - April 8, 2022

Customize the Mac and Cheese with possible add-ons (+$3.75 each):
๐Ÿ”ฒ Add Chipotle Chicken
๐Ÿ”ฒ Add Cheese Curds
๐Ÿ”ฒ Add Pulled Beef Short Rib
๐Ÿ”ฒ Add All Beef Sausage
๐Ÿ”ฒ Add Sweet Corn
๐Ÿ”ฒ Add Crunchy Cheetos

The Poutinerie

The Poutinerie is by far my favourite stall in BC Place. If you're from outside of Canada and want to try poutine, this is the place to go.

☑️ Short Rib Poutine - $12.50 last October 27, 2021 and March 5, 2022 ⭐
☑️ Classic Poutine - $10.00 last February 19, 2022
☑️ Chicken Tenders & Fries - $13.75 - May 8, 2022
☑️ Funnel Cake Fries - $8.25 - May 14,2022
☑️ Garlic Fries - $8.00 - March 5, 2022
☑️ French Fries $6.00 - March 5, 2022

Level 3 Southwest Lounge

During the Canada Women National Team friendly game against Nigeria, we chose Club Seating. The Sports Lounge menu has items from different vendors on the second floor.


๐Ÿ”ฒ Grilled Stadium Hot Dog & Fries - $9.00
๐Ÿ”ฒ Kimchi Dog - $14.75
☑️ Macaroni & Cheese - $12.00 - April 8, 2022
๐Ÿ”ฒ Short Rib Mac & Cheese - $16.25
๐Ÿ”ฒ Chicken Tenders & Fries - $15.00
๐Ÿ”ฒ Bucket O'Tenders & Fries - $24.75
๐Ÿ”ฒ House Cheeseburger & Fries - $15.75
๐Ÿ”ฒ Buffalo Chicken Burger & Fries - $15.75
๐Ÿ”ฒ Unleashed Veg Burger & Fries - $15.75
๐Ÿ”ฒ Chipotle Chicken Bowl - $15.75
๐Ÿ”ฒ Braised Short Rib Bowl - $16.50


☑️ House Fries - $8.00 - April 8, 2022
๐Ÿ”ฒ Traditional Poutine - $10.50
๐Ÿ”ฒ Short Rib Poutine - $14.00
๐Ÿ”ฒ Garlic Fries - $9.50

Grab N' Go

๐Ÿ”ฒ Cheese Plate - $9.00
๐Ÿ”ฒ Chef's Plate - $12.75
☑️ Oceanwise Tuna Bowl - $15.50 - April 8, 2022
๐Ÿ”ฒ Caesar Salad - $8.50

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Mother's Day Dinner Celebration at Dai Jang Kum

Happy Mother's Day, Mama and to all moms. Our Mama loves Korean cuisine, so we went to Dai Jang Kum for dinner this year.

Hubby and I are calorie-counting and have been consistently and slowly losing weight. Still, we know tonight's dinner will be our ultimate pigout for the next two weeks (until our youngest sister's birthday weekend celebration). However, we still want to lose weight, so hubby made me walk with him to Running Room (2 kilometres) in the morning to pick up his socks and shirt. We also walked back home and had a low-calorie breakfast and lunch.

Before heading to dinner, we walked to the Broadway City Hall Canada Line station and then to The Source in Richmond Center to pick up my new Chromebook (where I'm writing this post). Then, we headed to Dai Jang Kum.

Mother's Day Dinner at Dai Jang Kum

We arrived 10 minutes before 5:00 PM without any reservations because no one picked up the phone when I called last week. The front staff said we could have dinner, but it must be finished by 6:20 PM. So I informed my mom and siblings and told them I would order our usual.

Half of Combo A for 3 in the Grill
Combo A is a combination platter of BBQ meats, including chicken, beef, beef short ribs and pork, and it includes steamed rice, salad, and side dishes (banchan).

Half of Combo A for 3 in the Plate

Our standard order includes Combo A. When my mom and three siblings arrived at the restaurant, the grill was already hard at work. This would allow us to eat sooner and be finished before 6:20 PM.

Japchae and Seafood Pancake are Korean dishes we absolutely always order, and Dai Jang prepares them deliciously. My mom's favourite dish is the japchae. She'll be happy with just the noodle dish.

Stir-fried sweet potato noodles with sliced beef and vegetables

Seafood Pancake

Our youngest sister almost ate one serving of the Pan-Fried Dumplings from the appetizers menu, and it tasted better than I remember.

Pan-Fried Dumplings

To try something new, I ordered Kimbap, and it's definitely worth trying.

Rice rolled in laver with seasoned vegetables and beef fillings.

We asked Mama what she wanted for Mother's Day gift. She said that she wished for Leni Robredo to win the Philippine election. Unfortunately, all her kids are already Canadian Citizens and can't vote, so my hubby, me, and my three younger siblings wore pink today to support Leni Robredo and make my mom happy.

For Mother's Day gift, our youngest sister (the thoughtful lady that she is) gave Mama a greeting card which made her tear up. Meanwhile, I ordered flowers for delivery. Then, our younger sister purchased chocolates (which she ate, haha) and a greeting card with sounds. Lastly, our brother spent quality time with Mama watching the Korean shows she likes.

For future me and maybe my mom will be interested to know too (since she's one of the two people who consistently read my blog), here's a list of how we celebrated mother's day in the past years.
  • 2022 (this year) - Dine-In at Dai Jang Kum
  • 2021 - Lunch Delivery from SURA Korean BBQ (Hazelbridge location)
  • 2020 - Lunch Delivery from Sumi Korean Restaurant
  • 2019 - Breakfast Delivery from McDonald's and Lunch at Masa Japanese Restaurant
  • 2018 - Lunch at Dai Jang Kum
  • 2017 - Lunch at Dai Jang Kum
  • 2016 - Ice cream cake surprise from Marble Slam Creamery (I didn't have a full-time job yet during Mother's Day and was working as a temporary part-time cashier at BC Place, and all we could afford was an ice cream cake for Mama)
  • 2015 and 2014 - I was alone in the Philippines and couldn't celebrate Mother's Day with Mama because she was already in Canada with the rest of the family.
  • 2013 - 3-Day 2-Night Trip to Cebu with Mama and my two younger sisters. I didn't even know this would be the last Mother's Day we would celebrate in the Philippines.
Those are the Mother's Day that I have documented since Android phones became a thing.

Happy Mother's Day, Mama! We hope you had fun today spending time with your three daughters, only son, and only son-in-law. We hope your tummy is full, but more importantly, I pray that your heart is filled with love. Thank you for being our constant prayer warrior and always thinking of us. We love you very much. Don't forget that God will always provide. Can't wait to celebrate your birthday next month!

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Cinco de Mayo lunch from Loz Takos

It's the 5th year in a row that we enjoyed Mexican-inspired food at Cinco de Mayo (May 5).

  • 2018 - We had nachos, quesadilla, burrito, and churros from Sal y Limon on Kingsway Avenue.
  • 2019 - We had nachos, tacos, and churros from Tacofino Taco Bar in Gastown.
  • 2020 - We had nachos, quesadilla, burrito, and churros from Las Margaritas in Kitsilano delivered at our home.
  • 2021- We had nachos, quesadilla, burrito, and churros from Salsa and Agave in Yaletown delivered at our home.
We originally had planned to dine in at one of the many restaurants that serve Mexican cuisine in Vancouver. However, it was raining quite hard, and our plans kept on changing throughout the day, so we ended up looking at DoorDash and choosing Loz Takos.

We're pretty consistent with our orders, but I'm dropping quesadilla because I can make it at home.

Lunch from Loz Takos

Munchie: Nachos

The nachos were fair, and having stale chips didn't help. Though, soft chips soaked in cheese were helpful for my gums.

Tortilla Soup with Chips

This is my first time trying tortilla soup, and I am uncertain what to expect. There's a scoop of what I think is guacamole in the middle of it could be green peppers.

Asada de Res (Grilled Steak) Burrito

Asada de Res (Grilled Steak) Burrito

Hubby and I are still on a calorie-counted diet, so we're sharing the Asada de res (grilled steak) burrito. The burrito was good. The steak was a bit dry, but overall a good filling burrito.


It's pretty hard to go wrong with a churro, and I am satisfied with this one. Although, I don't know why Loz Takos calls it churrito because it's not as small as we thought it would be.

I haven't been this food coma in a long time.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Proudly Philippines: Food and Travel Fair in Vancouver

The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver announced PROUDLY PHILIPPINES: Philippine Food and Travel Fair.

Image source: Vancouver PCG

When is Proudly Philippines: Food and Travel Fair?

June 11, 2022, Saturday (A day before Philippine Independence Day)

What time?

It's from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where is the Proudly Philippines: Food and Travel Fair?

It will be at Robson Square in Downtown Vancouver.

I will update this post once more information becomes available.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

New York Cheesecake from Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee | BMO Vancouver Marathon Series

Happy Sunday! My husband ran the half-marathon during the BMO Vancouver Marathon today. Congratulations, love!

1st Post in the series: Breakfast at Starbucks
2nd Post in the series: Lunch at Lin Chinese Cuisine

After our delicious lunch at Lin Chinese Cuisine, we walked to Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee even though we have already tried the available seasonal flavour

We ordered one of their Signature Cheesecake Flavours during this visit and chose the New York, and I ordered a Dragonwell green tea.

New York Cheesecake from Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee

We enjoyed our cheesecake and sat there for a couple hours just talking. I fell in love with my husband again. This is one of my favourite activities with him, sitting in a coffee shop and just talking about anything and everything. Thank God for blessing me with such an excellent life partner and friend.

Lunch at Lin Chinese Cuisine | BMO Vancouver Marathon Series

Happy Sunday! My husband ran the half-marathon during the BMO Vancouver Marathon today. Congratulations, love!

1st Post of the Series: Breakfast at Starbucks

When I arrived near the finish line area, there were a lot of people - runners and people cheering for them. I waited about an hour before seeing my husband cross the finish line. Woohoo! I'm so happy to see him finish in one piece. I always get paranoid (I blame the 2013 Boston Marathon incident) that something will happen, so I am so grateful to God that he finished and he did well.

BMO Vancouver Marathon 2022

FedEx ruined my Sunday.

We ordered a Dyson PH03 Purifier Humidify + Cool Air Purifier with HEPA Filter - White/Silver from Best Buy. According to the tracking number, it will arrive on Monday, which is well and good because we work from home. However, while waiting for my husband near the finish line, I received a call from FedEx.

Our package is already there. I told the delivery person we were not home and asked if he could come back tomorrow. Then, I received a picture - the package was in front of our apartment building in an unsecured area where it could get stolen anytime. I was freaking out. This Dyson PH03 is the single most expensive appliance/furniture we own, and it's just sitting there! Yes, we're frugal with things we use at home and generally buy affordable items.

I found my husband in Portal Park. I informed him of the situation with FedEx,   and we decided to go straight home. We originally planned to enjoy food from the different food trucks at the Street Festival and slowly walk home. Instead, we walked to the bus stop and took a bus home. Thankfully, our package is still there, but we missed the opportunity to enjoy and eat at the Street Festival organized by the Downtown Vancouver BIA. I was upset at FedEx for ruining the Sunday I had planned.

We rested for a few minutes at home and decided to have lunch at Lin Chinese Cuisine.

Lunch at Lin Chinese Cuisine

We decided on Lin Chinese Cuisine because we want hubby to eat carbs, so noodles seem to be a good option, and we haven't been here since December.

We're also starting our own "Support Broadway Businesses" initiative where we either dine-in or order to go from restaurants along West Broadway. A lot of them are affected by the construction of the train line.

We ordered two noodle dishes and Xiao Long Bao.

Tan Tan noodle soup with minced meat

Noodle soup with pork chop

Xiao Long Bao (Shanghai juicy pork dumplings)

After enjoying our carbo-loaded lunch, hubby requested that we have desserts, and that will be on my next post.

Breakfast from Starbucks | BMO Vancouver Marathon Series

Happy Sunday! My husband ran the half-marathon during the BMO Vancouver Marathon today. Congratulations, love!

He left our home at 6:30 AM, walked to the train station, and to Queen Elizabeth Park, where the starting line is.

I left at around 8:30 AM and started my almost 6km walk to the finish line. On the way, I grabbed my free butter croissant and mocha drink from Starbucks.

Free Starbucks

Butter Croissant

I enjoyed my breakfast while walking to Downtown Vancouver across Burrard Bridge.

Flowers near the Seaforth Armory

View from Burrard Bridge

It's a cloudy and cool day. I will continue with what happened today in the next post.