Showing posts with label SkipTheDishes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SkipTheDishes. Show all posts

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Little Bacon Cheeseburger from Five Guys Burgers & Fries

It's Thursday, which means free (company-paid) lunch! This week's theme is burgers; my colleague suggested Five Guys Burgers & Fries.

I ordered a Little Bacon Cheeseburger with all-the-way topping and regular cajun-style fries.

Little Bacon Cheeseburger from Five Guys
Fresh, hand-formed patty hot off the grill with American-style cheese and strips of crispy apple-wood smoked bacon on top. Add as many toppings as you want.

Let's start! The buns arrived soggy, which is to be expected of delivered food. The beef was not as juicy as I'd liked, but it's possible that the buns absorbed all the goodness. The toppings are standard fare, but the bacon is the best. I'm not a fan of bacon, but that was perfectly crispy, adding much-needed texture to the burger.

Their fries are not made for delivery, which makes sense and is acceptable. The fries of Popeyes have better cajun seasoning.

For my amusement, below is a list of our team lunch so far:

Week Number:

  1. Brazilian: Boteco Brasil
  2. Chicken: Nando's
  3. Japanese: SUSHI UOmo Japanese Restaurant
  4. Bagel: Rosemary Rocksalt
  5. Thai: Thai Away Home
  6. Bagel (but we went for sandwiches): Meat & Bread
  7. Pies: Peaked Pies
  8. Comfort Food: Nene Chicken
  9. Burger: Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Mother's Day Lunch Celebration from SURA Korean BBQ (Hazelbridge)

Happy Mother's Day to all moms! After more than a month, we went to Richmond today to spend the day with Mama and my siblings.

We also watched the Vancouver Whitecaps FC game against Montreal, and we won! Thank God!

Anyway, for our lunch celebration, we ordered from SURA Korean BBQ. I loved and enjoyed all the dishes we ordered.

Delivery from SURA Korean BBQ


Royal Beef Galbi (Beef Short Ribs)

Royal Pork Galbi (Pork Spareribs)

Seafood Pancake

Japchae (Potato Noodles)

Kimchi Fried Rice

Which dish will I totally order again? The galbi. The sauce is delicious! Although, I couldn't justify the price for the serving size.

I can't believe that after a year we're still celebrating at home. Hopefully, next year we enjoy mom's favourite dishes in her favourite Korean restaurant. We actually miss grilling Korean BBQ in a Korean restaurant.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Hubby's birthday cake from Yum Sweet Shop

Happy birthday to my dearest husband! I asked him what he'd like for his birthday and he said ice cream cake because he hasn't had it. I was planning to order from Marble Slab Creamery, but they were close yesterday. I was scrambling to find another ice cream cake vendor. I need a small one since if we get the big ones from Dairy Queen, it will be too big for our fridge.

I found Yum Sweet Shop! Hubby is happy with his ice cream cake and I enjoyed my red velvet cake as well. The best part is we could finish it without having leftovers!

I love the Ice Creamery Yum & Sweet Shop paper bag

Ice Cream Cake Slice
Salted caramel and vanilla ice cream layered with chocolate and marshmallow cake

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Valentine's Day lunch delivery from Basil Pasta Bar

I have no idea why but my idea of a romantic meal involves pasta. I was searching for the best pasta places nearby, but I kept coming back to Basil Pasta Bar because I am certain that it will be delicious and that I won't be disappointed (as long as I don't add extra cheese to everything LOL).

Pesto Shrimp Linguine with extra meat
A delicious pesto shrimp linguine made with pesto cream sauce, shrimp, spinach, and white wine. This dish is garnished with basil and Parmesan cheese.

Maple Bacon Conchiglie
Maple bacon conchiglie made with marinara sauce, pure maple syrup, bacon, red onions, mushrooms, red peppers, and corn. This dish is garnished with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil.

Minestrone Soup
A thick soup made with vegetables.

Dark roast espresso coffee between layers of creamy mascarpone mousse blended with rich coffee liqueur, and topped with fluffy whipped cream.

I love both pasta we ordered today! Yay! I can't wait to try more of their dishes. #supportlocal

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Super Bowl dinner delivery from Colony Bar Kits

Happy Sunday! It's Super Bowl night. I'm not rooting for one team - I dislike them both. 🤣 However, I will use the Super Bowl as an excuse to order from Colony Bar Kits.

Colony Bar is a great place to watch the Super Bowl. They have a lot of TVs and monitors, but because of the pandemic we have decided to stay home and just order in.

Colony Poutine - Hand Chipped Kennebec Potatoes, Cheese Curds, Beef Gravy

The Colony Bar chain is part of La Poutine Week and I enjoyed their poutine. It's delicious - cheese curds, gravy, and French fries. Yum!

C.B. Burger with Yam Fries - 100% CAB Beef Patty, Aged Cheese, Butter Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickles, Burger Sauce

Hubby ordered the C.B Burger with Yam Fries and both was delicious. This food made me realize how much I miss going to pubs and bar (especially if they have great food).

Crunchy Chicken Sandwich with Panko Onion Rings

The chicken from Storm Crow yesterday is bigger, crunchier, and juicier than the one from Colony. However, this one is more flavourful. I love the arugula.

Warmed Chocolate Lava Cake

Colony Bar gets point for the containers they used for the Lava Cake, but minus points for not putting the ice cream in a separate small container so we can put it in the fridge  and reheat the lava cake separately then enjoy them together. It's no worries though since it was delicious.

Bonus points for this bag too! :)

I am happy to support La Poutine Week and discover more local restaurants in Vancouver. I can't wait for more food events this year.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

La Poutine Week delivery from Storm Crow Alehouse

즐거운 토요일! Jeulgeoun Toyoil! Happy Saturday!

We started watching the Korean series Guardian: The Lonely and Great God last night and want to support restaurants part of La Poutine Week this February 1-7, so we end up ordering from Storm Crow Alehouse. Coincidentally, they serve Korean-inspired poutine called "Bibimbap-Ity-Boo Brisket Poutine."

Bibimbap-Ity-Boo Brisket Poutine
Hand-punched fries, cheese curds, smothered in a house-made beef gochujang gravy, topped with slow-roasted brisket, crispy portobello mushrooms, pickled onions, and a delicious soft poached egg.

The egg and mushrooms were the best part of the poutine. The brisket and gravy were too salty for my liking.

Basic Dungeon Burger with extra bacon
Slow your roll, start basic with our house made beef patty, romaine lettuce, tomato, onion, storm sauce and pickle spear.

Cluckin' Chicken Sandwich
Apocalyptically delicious and crispy double-battered boneless chicken thigh, with shredded romaine and storm sauce. Served on a toasted bunship.

I love the fried chicken inside the sandwich! The outside is crunchy and crispy while the inside is juicy. I would be happy to order just boneless fried chicken from Storm Crow. This is such a revelation.

Bread Pudding topped with vanilla ice cream!

We reheated the pudding in the microwave for a minute then took out the one scoop of ice cream they delivered from the fridge. I like the edges of the pudding because it's crunchy.

Tomorrow is the last day of La Poutine Week and you can order all the poutine for delivery from SkipTheDishes.

Happy Saturday!

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Lunch delivery from Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Happy Sunday! It's the last day of the month, and hubby said that we should order ramen.

Our order from Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Two-level containers with soup at the bottom and the noodles and toppings at the top.

Hubby loves the containers for the ramen! The soup is at the bottom, while the noodles and toppings are at the top of the container. You just need to pour the container's top floor to the bottom floor to have your ramen mixed together.

Kara-Miso Cha-Shu Ramen - Seasoned with hot spices and miso (fermented soybean paste). Egg noodles, a double portion of pork belly, green onions, black mushrooms, fishcake, bamboo shoots, and sesame seeds.

I love the egg noodles in the ramen. It has a nice bite, and it's perfectly cooked (not soggy), and the cha-shu (pork belly) is fatty and melts in your mouth. However, I did find the broth too salty. It could be me and my overall low salt tolerance.

Toroniku Shio Ramen - Pork broth seasoned with salt. Simmered pork jowl(cheek), bamboo shoot, mushroom, green onion, naruto fish cake, Japanese plum and sesame seed.

Zangi - Deep-fried chicken 

I have no idea why it's called zangi and not kara-age. (A few moments later). I did a quick Google Search, and kara-age is what the Japanese called fried chicken. However, in Hokkaido, they call kara-age, zangi. The cooking is different as well. When cooking zangi, you marinate the chicken first, but this is not done in kara-age. 

Gyoza - Japanese fried pork dumplings (five pieces)

A reminder for future me: don't order Gyoza next time even though you love dumplings. Get two orders of the fried chicken instead.

Happy Sunday!

Friday, January 29, 2021

Lunch delivery from Donair Pro

Happy Friday! Hubby had a company-paid lunch. I ordered lunch for myself too.

Donair Pro has replaced Donair Spot (blog post here and here) in 403 West Broadway. The falafel was delicious. I requested meat, but they forgot.

Falafel Platter - Falafel platter served with basmati rice, tabooli, hummus, pita bread, tzatziki, garlic, and mild hot sauce.

I wonder what happened to the previous owner of Donair Spot. I went there twice, and he's such a nice, funny man.

Happy Friday! Kain Tayo!

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Dinner delivery from Subway

We watched Touch Your Heart Korean series, and they kept eating at Subway. 🥪 Because of the series and because Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills both lost their games today, I need to stress eat, so we ordered from Subway.


Hubby ordered a 6" Chicken and Bacon Ranch Sub Melt Combo with two White Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies and  Brisk® Lemon Iced Tea. I picked Chicken Caesar Large Wrap with Savory Caesar sauce. I prefer the Chipotle Steak & Guac Wrap last time.

I hope you had a happy and restful Sunday.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Lunch delivery from Papa John's Pizza while watching NFL Divisional Round

Happy Saturday! It's NFL Divisional Round Weekend and Pokemon GO Community Day, which has no relation to why we ordered pizza. 😆 For lunch, we ordered from Papa John's for the first time. It's actually my first time trying Papa John's Pizza ever.

Small Ultimate Meats Pizza 👌

Small Garden Fresh Pizza 👌

It's my first time trying Papa John's Pizza, and I still prefer Pizza Hut. However, I love their dough. Though the pizza doesn't have enough sauce. My youngest sister described it perfectly that a great pizza needs to have the right dough, cheese, and sauce ratio. This one doesn't have that.

7-Cheese Stuffed Cheesesticks ❤

The 7-Cheese Stuffed Cheesesticks are my favourite thing we got so far. It's cheesy and gooey on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

Jalapeno Popper Rolls 👍

The Jalapeno Popper Rolls is obviously spicy. I think the one from Pizza Pizza is better because that one is cheesy and spicy. This one is just spicy.

Papa's Chicken Poppers 👌

It's chicken, how can you go wrong? I don't think I have a favourite chicken sidekick from the different pizza places I have tried because they taste the same.

Double Chocolate Chip Brownie ❤

The only other pizza place (that I know) that serves brownies is Pizza Hut, and I like this one better. It's chewy and moist on the inside. The edges and crunchy, but it's mostly fudgy. I like it. Hubby prefers the one from Pizza Hut.

Have you tried Papa John's Pizza? What do you think?

Sunday, January 10, 2021

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.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Lunch delivery from The Wicklow Pub while enjoying NFL Wild Card Round

Happy NFL Wild Card Round weekend! Today is the first time we're ordering for the year. I miss The Wicklow Pub, specifically their delicious Yorkshire Pudding so that's where we ordered for lunch.

Food from The Wicklow Pub

Yorkshire Pudding Bowl

The Yorkshire Pudding Bowl is delicious. Of course, nothing beats eating it directly from the kitchen instead of having it delivered but the Yorkshire, beef, and mashed potato with gravy is amazing.

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fries

I enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich more delivered than when I had tried it at the restaurant. It's great.

Coconut-Almond Chicken Tenders

1lb of Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

Perfect munchies for watching the Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams game. Then, during the Washington Football Team and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Happy Saturday!

Friday, December 25, 2020

Dinner delivery from Burger King

Merry Christmas! For dinner today, I decided to order from Burger King. We wanted popcorn from Cineplex since we're planned on watching Pixar's Soul today, but Cineplex is closed. As a substitute, I want french fries and we end up ordering from Burger King.

Burger King for dinner

Cheesy Tots (which is a must-have), french fries, and onion rings

Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich for me.

Hubby ordered Bacon King™ meal.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Lunch delivery from Pho Xe Lua 24

Happy Saturday! We played Pokemon GO for like 30 minutes outside then it started raining. I realized the outside world felt so dirty when it's wet and when you're outside. I like the rain when I'm indoors getting cozy under a blanket.

For today, we ordered pho to warm us up. I love the pho from Pho Xe Lua 24 today. I am not crazy about their sides but the delicious soup made everything better.

Food from Pho Xe Lua 24

Vietnamese Spring Rolls (2 pcs)

Deep-Fried Butter Chicken Wings

House Special Noodle Soup

Rare Steak and Beef Ball

I kinda regret not getting beef stew which has been a staple every time we order from a Vietnamese restaurant and my basis of good Vietnamese place. Oh well. Today is pho kind of day.

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