Showing posts with label Richmond. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Richmond. Show all posts

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Pizza Hut delivers Triple Pizza Box

It's our first time visiting my parents this year. For dinner, my youngest sister had Pizza Hut delivered because my mom loves it.

She ordered the Triple Treat Box which arrived in a Triple Pizza "Box" - it's more like a sleeve where you can slide each individual pizza box. It came with two medium pizzas, regular breadsticks, two dips, 8 boneless bites, and an ultimate Hershey's Chipits Cookie.

Triple Pizza Box from Pizza Hut

On the first box, we have the Canadian Pizza. I am reminded why I love and hate Pizza Hut. It's so heavy and oily which makes it so good too. 🤣 The crust is airy and so oily from the firs touch.

Pepperoni, bacon crumbles, sliced mushrooms, and pizza mozzarella

On the second box, we have our mom's favourite: Supreme Lover's®. When we were kids in the Philippines, Pizza Hut locations would sell two slices of regular-size pizza for like PHP 49.00  (around $1.25 CAD). My mom would bring those home as a treat for us. The usual options were Hawaiian, Pepperoni, and Supreme.

Supreme Lover's®
Pepperoni, mild sausage, beef topping, green pepper, sliced mushrooms, red onion and pizza mozzarella

On the third box, there are regular breadsticks, two dips, 8 boneless bites, and an ultimate Hershey's Chipits Cookie.

Regular breadsticks, two dips, 8 boneless bites, and an ultimate Hershey's Chipits Cookie.

It was an exhausting day but my love tank is so full from spending time with my husband and seeing my parents and siblings. Thank God!

Chicken Wings and Chicken Strips from Costco Food Court

Costco Food Court in their Richmond, BC location offers Chicken Wings in 10 or 30 pieces. Unfortunately, the wings are unavailable in the Downtown Vancouver Costco branch.

Chicken Wings

It's good, perfectly fried chicken wings. Crispy skin and juicy chicken meat. It's suitable for parties.

Chicken Strips and French Fries 

We also ordered the Chicken Strips just to try them out. The meat was flavourful, but getting one of the dips would be advisable.

Costco Food Court Menu and Prices | Richmond, BC Location

We went to Costco at Bridgeport, Richmond BC, to check the food court menu. I want to compare it with the Costco food court menu in Expo Boulevard, Vancouver BC.

Short version: Richmond BC Costco has Chicken Wings which are unavailable at the Downtown Vancouver location.

The menu below is subject to change without prior notice and does not include taxes and tipping. All prices are in Canadian dollars.

Menu Item Price
10 pieces Chicken Wings $8.99
30 pieces Chicken Wings $22.99
20 oz with refill
Ice Cream Cone
Vanilla or Chocolate
Ice Cream Sundae
Caramel, Chocolate, or Berry
Pizza Slice
Pepperoni or Cheese
18" Whole Pizza
Pepperoni or Cheese
1/4 Pound Hotdog and 20 oz pop with refill
All Beef or Polish Sausage
Chicken Strips and Fries $6.99
French Fries $2.99
Poutine $5.99
Gravy $0.30

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Luncheon Meat Bun and Chicken Bun from Kam Do Bakery

For snack today, I reheated the Luncheon Meat Bun and Chicken Bun from Kam Do Bakery in the air fryer.

The Luncheon Meat Bun is like the Sausage Bun but with a slice of luncheon meat in the middle.

Luncheon Meat Bun from Kam Do Bakery

Meanwhile, the Chicken Bun tastes like a chicken pot pie but in a soft bun instead.

Chicken Bun from Kam Do Bakery

For future me, below is a list of items we have tried from Kam Do Bakery:

Pastry Cake from Kam Do Bakery

Kam Do Bakery calls this slice of bread Pastry Cake. The edge was surprisingly crunchy, and the middle was soft and not overly sweet.

Pastry Cake from Kam Do Bakery

A slice of Pastry Cake from Kam Do Bakery

I'll gladly have this Pastry Cake again. I don't think I've had a terrible bite from Kam Do Bakery.

Cream Bun from Kam Do Bakery

The Cream Bun from Kam Do Bakery is soft, not overly sweet, and there's a slight hint of coconut.

Cream Bun from Kam Do Bakery

Friday, December 9, 2022

Green Tea Red Bean Mochi from Kam Do Bakery

It was a happy day because I visited my favourite bakery: Kam Do Bakery near Richmond Centre. One of the things we purchased is the Green Tea Red Bean Mochi.

Green Tea Red Bean Mochi from Kam Do Bakery

Green Tea Red Bean Mochi from Kam Do Bakery

As soon as I opened the plastic, the smell of matcha filled the air. It smelled and tasted like a subtle green tea, and I have a bias for red beans, and it has a generous amount of filling.

A peek inside Green Tea Red Bean Mochi from Kam Do Bakery.

We purchased a lot of baked goodies from Kam Do Bakery, and the Green Tea Red Bean Mochi is a delicious way to start eating through our Kam Do haul.

Gravy Lovers Sandwich from KFC

KFC Canada introduced the Gravy Lovers Sandwich last month. Today, we finally got to try it.

Gravy Lovers Sandwich from KFC Canda

When I first heard of the Gravy Lovers Sandwich, I thought it'll be like a beef dip or French dip. I thought the idea was to dip a KFC sandwich into the gravy. Instead, we received a so-so chicken sandwich with sauce on the side which we had to pour.

Gravy Lovers Sandwich from KFC Canada
The Gravy Lovers Sandwich features our delicious hand-breaded chicken filet, 1 slice of Monterey Jack cheese, creamy mayo, and 1 crunchy indented hashbrown with an individual gravy.

The gravy was delicious, and the chicken was crunchy outside and was not dry. However, besides the gravy, there's not much flavour in the sandwich.

Gravy Lovers Sandwich from KFC in Canada

I enjoyed the Gravy Lovers Sandwich and will gladly have it again because I like the KFC gravy.

Limited Time Only: A&W Chicken Nuggets

A&W is offering chicken nuggets for a limited time and is served with the new sweet chili sauce.

A&W Chicken Nuggets
Crispy on the outside, seasoned 100% chicken breast on the inside. All from chicken raised without the use of antibiotics. Served with a lip-smacking (sweet chili) sauce, each perfect bite tastes better than the last.

It's not as crispy as McNuggets from McDonald's, and the chicken itself is not as flavourful as the one from Wendy's, but the Sweet Chili Sauce is quite delicious.

A&W Chicken Nuggets with Sweet Chili Sauce

A&W Chicken Nuggets

Overall, the A&W Chicken Nuggets are not something I will crave and try again.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Snacks and Drinks Menu and Review of Millenium Karaoke

After a planned Korean BBQ dinner and an unplanned soy-based cake for dessert, we arrived at Millenium Karaoke (MK)! When planning my birthday celebration, I told my siblings I wanted to enjoy Korean BBQ, which they were okay with. Then, they randomly requested if we could do karaoke afterwards.

I searched for a couple of days for a Korean BBQ spot near a karaoke place in Richmond, BC and found Gang Nam Korean BBQ and MK. They're 6 minutes from each other.

I made reservations for two hours for six people at 7:00 PM. We arrived on the dot as they were opening.

IMPORTANT: Everyone in your party must present two pieces of valid ID at the front desk before you can enter. My youngest sister forgot her ID, and we had to Uber her to go home and back to MK so she could grab her ID. Thankfully, it's nearby.

First, food and drinks are expensive. The cocktails are good, but the food is not something I recommend.

Sweet Japan and Tequila Sunrise
Each cocktail costs $13.99 plus 12% gratuity and applicable taxes.

The Appetizer Platter below costs $25.99 plus 12% gratuity and applicable taxes. I expected to get more food because I was paying $25.00 and couldn't believe how little food came. Moreover, the food was not spectacular. But, to be fair, you don't go here for the food but for the singing.

Appetizer Platter
Spring rolls, mini sausages, fish balls, and Taiwanese fish cake

TIP: Eat elsewhere before going to MK. You can maybe get one drink, but anything more than that is a bit much.

Millenium Karaoke Richmond BC Shots Menu and Drinks Menu

Millenium Karaoke Richmond BC Food Menu and Hot/Cold Drinks

I never knew I missed karaoke nights until today. I'm still very much Filipino by heart, even though I'm a Canadian Citizen already. The room was clean, and even the bathroom was clean. Although, my hubby pointed out that we're the first users of the room for the day, which is why it's still neat. There are six of us for two hours (45 per hour per room), and even with the12% gratuity, each person paid roughly $17.50. 

Taiwanese Soy Sponge Cake from Soy Talk

After a fun and food coma dinner at Gang Nam Korean BBQ, we had 30 minutes to spare before our karaoke dinner. We started looking for an ice cream place nearby. Don't judge us for wanting ice cream when it's below 10 degrees Celsius outside. 🤣

Our search led us to Soy Talk. Unfortunately, there's a sign on the cashier that ice cream is unavailable. It's not meant to be.

My younger sister bought Taiwanese Soy Sponge Cake for us to share. Thanks, Sister!

Taiwanese Soy Sponge Cake
Freshly handmade with pure natural ingredients, our sponge cake is sprinkled with healthy organic soybean floss. Fluffy in texture, our spongecake is sandwiched with a light milky soy sauce.

Taiwanese Soy Sponge Cake

The cake was fluffy and soft, while the soybean floss provided crunch and the cream in the middle added a subtle sweetness. It's such a nice dessert and would be lovely with coffee or tea.

Korean BBQ Dinner at Gang Nam Korean BBQ

Happy Friday! I'm finally able to celebrate my birthday with my siblings. So naturally, I want a Korean BBQ, and we end up at Gang Nam Korean BBQ in Richmond, BC.

I ordered a lot, but it's enough for our party of six.

BBQ Dinner Combo I and G

I ordered BBQ Dinner Combo I, which includes pork belly, pork jowl, and pork bulgogi and BBQ Dinner Combo G which has rib eye, pork belly, GN bulgogi, and pork bulgogi. Unfortunately, I only took a picture of our raw meat once and didn't have a photo of any of the marinated meat.

Each combo gets a choice of a stone bowl and either pajeon (seafood pancake) or japchae.

Free Banchan

Bulgogi Stone Bowl and Spicy Pork Stone Bowl as part of our BBQ Dinner Combo

Japchae as part of our BBQ Dinner Combo

This is my favourite japchae from all the Korean restaurants in Vancouver that I have tried.

Seafood Pancake as part of our BBQ Dinner Combo

Fried Gyoza

You can skip the gyoza and order the Fried Chicken instead. Unfortunately, I missed taking the photo of the Fried Chicken that we ordered. My youngest sister loved it.

Overall, the food is delicious, albeit expensive. The service was friendly and prompt, especially for a small, busy restaurant.

Chinese Donuts, Buns, and Cookies from Kam Do Bakery

Kam Do!!!

Okay. That's what I usually exclaim when I see Kam Do Bakery. It is my favourite Asian bakery in Metro Vancouver.

Beautiful Exterior of Kam Do Bakery

When I first arrived in Canada, my mom would bring some of their baked goodies home, and I fell in love with the Chinese Donuts.

As I became more cashless, buying from Kam Do was too much of a hassle because they WERE cash only.

Today, as we were walking from Aberdeen Skytrain Station to Gang Nam Korean BBQ, we stopped by Kam Do, and I prayed that they now accept credit cards. Unfortunately, they still don't, but they now have debit! Yay! *Happy Dance*

My Kam Do Haul

There were only four Chinese Donuts left, and I grabbed them all. It's as good as I remember - fried dough dusted with sugar. The inside is also airy.

Four Chinese Donuts

A peek inside Chinese Donuts. Look at that airy pockets. Yum!

Walking around, I spotted the Sausage Buns. We usually get this from T&T, so I can compare the two. T&T uses better hotdogs, or maybe the one from Kam Do was just overcooked. Focusing on the bread portion - the Sausage Buns from T&T are sweeter than Kam Do.

Sausage Buns from Kam Do Bakery

 A peek inside the Sausage Buns after one bite.

I also ordered cookies, and they're perfect with coffee. They're not overly sweet, and they're pretty crumbly. I love it.

Butter Cookies and Coffee Flavour Butter Cookies from Kam Do Bakery

Butter Cookies from Kam Do Bakery

The last things we grabbed were the Beef Curry Buns and Pork BBQ Buns. This is my first time trying them, and I am uncertain of what to expect.

Beef Curry Bun and Pork BBQ Bun

I usually don't have any reason to go to this side of Richmond so visiting Kam Do is a rare happy occurrence. Thank God for the continuous provisions and for my husband, who constantly supports my food whims and adventures.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Best Pho in Vancouver

It's now starting to get colder and rain is back in Vancouver. With that in mind, there are two food I love to keep me warm: Ramen and Pho.

In this post, I will make a list of best pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup) spots in Vancouver according to articles in the first page of the Google search results.

  1. Best pho in Vancouver you need to try at least once on Daily Hive | October 17, 2022
  2. 10 Best Pho & Vietnamese Noodle Spots In Vancouver To Hit Up On A Rainy Day on Noms Magazine | October 26, 2021
  3. The Top Pho Places in Vancouver on | March 29, 2022
  4. Here are 10 restaurants to get the best pho in Vancouver on Curiocity | March 24, 2021
  5. 5 Best Places for Pho in Vancouver on Monecristo Magazine | January 8, 2020
Let's begin!


Best Pho in Vancouver: Anh and Chi

All five articles included Anh and Chi on their list of the best pho in Vancouver.

Second Best Pho in Vancouver: Mr. Red Cafe

Mr. Red Cafe appeared in four of the five articles mentioned above.

Three Votes: Bun Cha Ca Hoang Yen and Do Chay

Both Bun Cha Ca Hoang Yen and Do Chay were included in three of the five articles.

I need to up my pho game! I haven't tried any of the spots above.

List of Best Pho in Vancouver

Recommended by two of the five articles:

  • Cafe Dang Anh
  • Lunch Lady
  • Pho Goodness
  • Viet House

Recommended by one of the five articles:

  • Baoguette Vietnamese Bistro
  • Bún Riêu Phương Nam
  • Cambie Vietnamese Restaurant
  • ☑️ Chau Veggie Express - February 2018
  • Co'm Vietnamese
  • Gold Train Express Restaurant
  • Hải Phòng Vietnamese Restaurant
  • Hanoi Pho Restaurant
  • Joyeaux Café & Restaurant
  • Le Petit Saigon
  • Linh Cafe
  • Lotus Seed Vegan
  • Merci Beacoup Cafe
  • Mui Ngo Gai Restaurant
  • ☑️ Pho 37 - September 2021 and January 2022
  • Pholicious Vietnamese Restaurant
  • Pho Duy Restaurant
  • Phở Tân Restaurant
  • Pho Zen Vietnamese Cuisine
  • Song Huong Restaurant
  • ☑️ Thai Son - October 2017
  • Trung Nguyen Cafe
  • Viet Mama Cafe

Map of the Best Pho in Vancouver

Map Legend:

  • Red: 1/5
  • Orange: 2/5
  • Yellow: 3/5
  • Green: 4/5
  • Blue: 5/5
  • Check: I have visited.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Taiwanese Pork Chop with Fried Rice for dinner from Typhoon Bubble Tea Cafe

Typhoon Bubble Tea Cafe is located in the Cambie Plaza strip mall in Richmond. I remember noticing them five years ago when I still live with my parents. Unfortunately, they are cash only, and I don't carry cash.

This is what I ordered for dinner from Typhoon Bubble Tea Cafe.

We visited my siblings in Richmond today, and our youngest sister requested that we order from Typhoon because she wants rice. So, of course, I am more than happy to oblige since I love Taiwanese cuisine, and as expected, I ordered a lot for my husband and me to share.

Typhoon House Special Chicken Nuggets

We ordered chicken nuggets for sharing, which was a good bite-size fried chicken.

Taiwanese Sausage with Rice and Sides

We love Taiwanese Sausage, but this one is not as sweet as I am used to when ordering from other Taiwanese restaurants.

Taiwanese Pork Chop with Fried Rice

The fried rice is exceptionally flavorful and delicious. It's the best thing tonight and works well with anything. I didn't expect the pork chop to be as it is. The flavour was good, but I expected it to have the same level of seasoning as the chicken nuggets. 

Taiwanese Style Plain Noodles with Bean Sprouts and Meat Sauce in Soup

Other than the fried rice, the best thing tonight is the soup. It's a warm, clean broth that's comforting to the soul. But, unfortunately, the delicious broth couldn't save the plain noodle and bean sprouts.

I can't wait to try the soup with beef. I bet it'll be delicious.

High Rise Pancakes for lunch at Eggspectation Richmond

Our youngest sister works at Eggspectation in Richmond, BC, so after practicing our civic duty in voting and participating in the local election. We went straight to Eggspectation for lunch.

I have a list of menu items we have and have not tried and picked based on that. My sister was the one who brought our food to the table, and she mentioned that she made sure they looked pretty for my picture.

High Rise Pancakes
Kick-start your day with a mighty stack of pancakes with sausages, bacon, and potatoes layered between them and top with a sunny-side-up egg.

Top-view of the High Rise Pancakes

Inside view of the High Rise Pancakes

I am surprised at how much I love the High Rise Pancakes from Eggspectation. With the syrup drizzled all over, it's the perfect sweet and savoury breakfast to kick start any day.

Classic Benedict
Two perfectly poached eggs on smoked ham and a toasted English muffin, topped with our famous hollandaise sauce and our Lyonnaise-style potatoes

I love eggs benny, and since I already tried the Smoked Salmon Benny (my go-to in any breakfast spot) and Montreal Benny (because it sounds interesting), I had to try the Classic. I am pleased to report that the egg is perfectly poached this time.

For drinks, we enjoyed their freshly squeezed orange juice, and yes, they are genuinely orange. My sister told us during her first week that one of the first things she has to learn is to squeeze orange to make their OJ.

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