Showing posts with label Uber Eats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Uber Eats. Show all posts

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Spaghetti Pesto Verde from Casereccio Foods

Thursdays just got a whole lot tastier! Thanks to our fantastic company's treat, this week's team lunch took a delightful detour to Casereccio Foods in Kitsilano. I ordered the spaghetti pesto verde with chicken, and it was nothing short of amazing.

Casereccio Foods, meaning "homemade" in Italian, lives up to its name in every way. The star of the show was undoubtedly the freshly made pasta. Each perfectly cooked strand held its shape beautifully, offering a delightful springy texture that danced on the palate.

The crowning glory of this dish, however, was the pesto verde. This vibrant green sauce has fresh, high-quality ingredients and a complex flavour profile. The herbaceous notes of basil were perfectly balanced by the earthy tones of pine nuts and the sharp tang of parmesan cheese.

Spaghetti Pesto Verde from Casereccio Foods
Traditional Basil Pesto is made with fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmigiano, and garlic.

While we enjoyed the convenience of delivery for our team lunch, Casereccio Foods is definitely a place I'd love to check out in person.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

A Chicken Lover's Diary: Popeyes Takes the Crown in Tenders and Nuggets

Picture this: It's Saturday night, and the only thing on my mind is satisfying my intense chicken craving. The choices are endless, but this time, my heart (and stomach) led me straight to Popeyes. While I've always enjoyed their signature chicken, this evening called for something different—tender, juicy, and bite-sized delights. So, Popeyes chicken tenders and nuggets it was!

Dinner feast from Popeyes

Last week, I indulged in the crispy goodness of Church's Chicken, and the week before that, I savoured Taiwanese popcorn chicken at Redbeef Noodle. Each experience was unique, but Popeyes was calling my name this time.

Tantalizing Tenders

As I sank my teeth into Popeyes chicken tenders, I couldn't help but marvel at the perfect balance of crispy and tender. The seasoned batter clung to each strip, creating a symphony of flavours with every bite. It was like a culinary revelation—proof that not all tenders are made equal. The exterior was golden and crunchy, giving way to succulent, flavorful chicken that left me craving more.

5-piece Tenders from Popeyes
5 pieces of Popeyes' famous chicken tenders marinated in mouthwatering Louisiana herbs and seasonings, then hand-battered and breaded in our crunchy southern coating. Fried until golden brown.

Nuggets of Joy

Now, let's talk about those chicken nuggets. Popeyes has managed to elevate the humble nugget into a work of art. These bite-sized wonders were like little nuggets of joy, delivering a burst of flavour in every pop. Whether dunked in sauce or enjoyed on their own, each nugget was a testament to Popeyes' commitment to chicken perfection. This is shockingly better than McDonald's or any fast-food chain nuggets I have tried.

8-piece Nuggets from Popeyes
8 mild, juicy chicken breast pieces made with white meat and hand-battered and breaded in our buttermilk coating.

Signature Chicken Who?

Don't get me wrong, Popeyes' signature chicken was good. However, something about the tenders and nuggets stole the spotlight. With the crispy exterior and the tender interior, Popeyes had cracked the code to create chicken delights that exceeded all expectations.

2-piece Classic Spicy Signature Chicken Combo with Cajun Fries and warm buttermilk biscuit from Popeyes
2 pieces of Popeyes signature chicken, marinated for 12 hours in traditional savoury Louisiana herbs and seasonings, then battered with crunchy southern coating and fried until golden brown.


And let's not forget the unsung heroes—Popeyes' onion rings and fries. They were the perfect companions to my chicken feast. The onion rings had the ideal crunch, and the fries were perfectly seasoned.

2-piece Classic Spicy Signature Chicken Combo with Onion Rings and warm buttermilk biscuit from Popeyes
2 pieces of Popeyes signature chicken, marinated for 12 hours in traditional savoury Louisiana herbs and seasonings, then battered with crunchy southern coating and fried until golden brown.

In the world of chicken cravings, Popeyes emerged as the reigning champion on that Saturday night. The tenders, the nuggets, the sides—it was a feast fit for a chicken enthusiast like me. So, if you find yourself in the midst of a chicken craving, heed my advice and make your way to Popeyes. Your taste buds will thank you.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Jungle Curry from Talay Thai Restaurant

 Happy Thursday! It's team lunch, and the theme is potatoes. Since we missed Thai food last week because of the snow, we decided to order it this week. We got it from Talay Thai Restaurant, delivered by UberEats. I chose Jungle Curry under the menu's Special Talay Thai Dishes section.

Jungle Curry is different from my usual green curry. The heat factor is unapologetically more intense, as it embraces its spicy nature with gusto, delivering a fiery kick that leaves a lingering warmth on the tongue. Other than the heat, the core of this culinary masterpiece is the finger root, known locally as ka chai, which imparts a unique earthy and aromatic essence to the curry.

Jungle Curry from Talay Thai Restaurant
A true central northeast Thai curry prepared with finger root (ka chai) and special Thai herbs. Your choice of chicken, pork, or beef. Ask to have it mild if you can't take real Thai hot curry.

I enjoyed this with steamed coconut Thai rice, which absorbed every spoonful of sauce. Yum!

Thursday, January 18, 2024

General Green Chicken Curry from Thai Express

Happy snowy Thursday in Vancouver! For team lunch, the theme is Thai food. Unfortunately, I'm the only one in the office today because I'm watching the Canucks game tonight.

Green Curry from Thai Express
Silky, creamy, and spicy green curry made with coconut milk perched on a bed of aromatic rice.

I ordered too much food from Thai Express. They arrived acceptable. I enjoyed their green curry sauce but did not like the battered chicken or the General Thai Bok Bok Bag. I'd like to think that it is better enjoyed in the store. Otherwise, it's just a sad attempt at chicken nuggets.

General Thai Bok Bok Bag from Thai Express
Indulge in crispy and irresistibly tender pieces of signature General Thai chicken

However, I'll still happily dip it in green curry sauce.

Thai Chicken Wings from Thai Express
Try our irresistibly crispy and lightly seasoned chicken wings served with our signature sweet chili dipping sauce.

I also ordered Thai Chicken Wings because I want fried chicken. It was standard fried chicken wings.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Nasi Lemak with Chicken from John 3:16 Malaysian Delights

For team lunch today, they chose Malaysian cuisine and even suggested the dish they plan to order in the Melbourne office: Nasi Lemak. Because we want to feel connected to our colleagues on the other side of the Pacific, we also ordered Nasi Lemak with Chicken from John 3:16 Malaysian Delights.

Nasi Lemak with Chicken from John 3:16 Malaysian Delights

The nasi lemak is rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves. It is fragrant and has a subtle, sweet coconut flavour. It is a party in your mouth when paired with the succulent, juicy chicken. The meal also includes crunchy peanuts, crispy anchovies, and spicy sambal. It's perfect. Yay for happy food.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Original Recipe Chicken Nuggets from KFC

Happy Saturday! I'm still dealing with jetlag and a major KFC craving hit, so I decided to order some for delivery. In our order, I included 10 pieces of the new Original Recipe Chicken Nuggets and my trusty Variety Bucket, which comes with 8 pieces of chicken, 4 chicken tenders, and a medium serving of popcorn chicken.

Variety Bucket from KFC
8 pieces of Canadian farm-raised and hand-breaded Original Recipe chicken, 4 white meat chicken tenders hand-breaded in our 11 herbs and spices, medium Popcorn chicken, large fries, and 2 dips.

Unfortunately, the Original Recipe Chicken Nuggets and the chicken tenders turned out to be quite salty. Even after reheating, the saltiness was hard to ignore. Thankfully, the popcorn chicken and the classic secret recipe fried chicken tasted as delicious as usual.

10-piece Nuggets from KFC

I discussed the chicken nuggets with my sister, and she mentioned they tasted fantastic, much like the KFC back in the Philippines. I told her our experience was marred by excessive saltiness.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Golden Original Wings and Red Chak-Chak Fries from bb.q Chicken

It's Thursday, which means company-paid team lunch and the chosen cuisine for this week is Korean. My colleague and I went for Korean fried chicken from bb.q Chicken, a restaurant brand from South Korea.

I ordered the Golden Original Wings, and we got Red Chak Chak Fries for sharing.

Golden Original Wings from bb.q Chicken
Korean fried chicken at its best. Juicy and tender inside, light and crispy outside

It's difficult to screw up Korean fried chicken, and the Golden Original Wings delivers. It has enough crisp on the outside and juicy inside. Of course, I fell in love with the Chak Chak Fries. It's flavourful and spicy. As I grew older, I stopped craving spicy food just for the sake of the heat with little to no flavour. The Chak Chak Fries is perfectly seasoned with just the right amount of heat.

For amusement, below is a list of our team lunches 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
  1. Comfort Food: Nene Chicken
  2. Burger: Five Guys Burgers & Fries
  3. Italian: The Old Spaghetti Factory
  4. Vietnamese: Pholicious
  5. Japanese: Tokyo in April
  6. Korean: bb.q Chicken

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Drumsticks and Shack-Shack Fries from Nene Chicken

Happy Thursday! This week, our team's lunch theme is comfort food. When asked what familiar culinary flavours I seek for solace, I immediately responded 'fried chicken.' A follow-up question inquired whether I preferred the standard version or the Korean iteration, to which I replied, 'Either work - after all, both are forms of fried chicken.;

With our theme decided, I embarked on a quest (searched) to discover the finest options available for delivery in Vancouver. This culinary exploration (Google) led us to Nene Chicken, renowned for its delectable Korean fried chicken offerings. This marked my first foray into Vancouver's Korean fried chicken scene, adding to my excitement.

Original Drumstick from Nene Chicken

Working within a budget, I opted for a classic order: the Shack-Shack Fries and a 3-piece serving of original drumsticks. Meanwhile, my colleague indulged in a 5-piece drumstick, enhanced with the addition of the snowing chilli sauce. We exchanged portions, with her offering a piece of her drumstick while she received a share of my fries.

Snowing Chilli from Nene Chicken

The drumsticks showcased a light yet satisfyingly crispy batter, although some sections did exhibit a touch of sogginess, which is understandable given it was delivered. Beneath the delicate exterior, the chicken meat was remarkably juicy. With the addition of the snowing chilli sauce, its fiery spiciness certainly provided a vibrant wake-up call for my senses. In contrast, the cheese power of the Shack-Shack Fries introduced a balance of flavours.

Our Nene Chicken team lunch was gratifying, satiating my hunger for delectable fried chicken. This experience solidified Nene Chicken's reputation as a place of comfort food par excellence, leaving me looking forward to a future visit.

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

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Traditional Aussie and Lamington from Peaked Pies in Vancouver

Thursday is team lunch day, followed by work-from-home Friday. This week a colleague from Melbourne chose pies. I searched for "Aussie Pie Vancouver" and found Peaked Pies.

Traditional Aussie Pie

I'm no pie expert, but that is the best savoury pie I've had. It has a flaky exterior and a juicy, perfectly seasoned interior. I honestly thought it'll be a small pie, but I was full and sleepy after lunch.

Traditional Aussie Pie with "Get Peaked" Add-On from Peaked Pies
Ground beef, onion, and gravy

I also chose the "Get Peaked" add-on, which means my pie is topped with mashed potato, mushy green peas, and gravy. It was amazing. I do not like mushed green peas, but the gravy was excellent.

Traditional Aussie Pie from Peaked Pies


It's my first time hearing (reading) about Lamington. It is apparently a classic Australian dessert of soft sponge cake dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut.

Lamington from Peaked Pies
This traditional Australian dessert is a vanilla sponge cake dipped in chocolate and rolled in coconut.

This is my kind of dessert. I love light and airy sponge cake and enjoy chocolate, but topping it with chewy coconut pushes it to the top in flavour and texture.

I have a new appreciation of themed team lunches because I can try new restaurants and dishes for free (company paid).

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

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Green Curry from Thai Away Home Restaurant

Happy Thursday! For team lunch today, we ordered Thai cuisine, and I went for my usual spicy green chicken curry from Thai Away Home Restaurant. Our lunch is delivered by Uber Eats and we enjoyed it in the rooftop of the office building.

Green Thai Coconut Chicken Curry Combo
Served with rice, salad,  and spring roll

Since I just had green curry recently, I can make a good comparison. This is much better, but it seems unfair since I got the previous curry at a mild spice level.

Overall, it was a satisfying lunch. Thank God for company-paid food.

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

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Hastings-Sunrise Bagel Sandwich from Rosemary Rocksalt

It's my 4th team lunch at my current work, and our co-founder chose a bagel. I ordered from Rosemary Rocksalt because they're in Uber Eats.

I ordered Hastings-Sunrise with Rosemary Rocksalt Bagel and a side of potato wedges.

Hastings-Sunrise with Rosemary Rocksalt Bagel

The tender brisket between a toasted salty bagel, melted cheddar, and soft egg is the perfect sandwich hitting all textures. I enjoyed it.

Potato Wedges from Rosemary Rocksalt

The potato wedges arrived soggy after 20 minutes of delivery time. It's still impressive, though. You can see that it's real potatoes.

Facing North

I ate my lunch on the rooftop of the building with the gorgeous view of lush mountains and blue skies. Thank God for all the blessings.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Beef Teriyaki Box from SUSHI UOmo Restaurant

For team lunch this week, a colleague from Cork chose Japanese cuisine (specifically sushi). Since we're having it delivered and it's 30°C outside, I am worried that raw fish delivered might not be a good idea; that's why I went for the Beef Teriyaki Box.

It was a lot of food, and I finished it all! I have tried a better Japanese bento box, but judging it since it was delivered seems unfair. Everything was packed well (no spills), and it was edible.

Beef Teriyaki Box delivered from SUSHI UOmo Restaurant
Appetizer tempura, beef teriyaki with rice, California roll, salad, and house appetizer

My teriyaki box came with appetizer tempura (2 pieces prawns and 3 pieces vegetables), beef teriyaki with rice, California roll, salad, 2 pieces gyoza, and miso soup. I was happy and surprisingly didn't feel a food coma after.

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

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Hot Pero-Peri Chicken Bowl from Nando's

It's my second team lunch, and one of my colleagues in Melbourne, Australia, picked Nando's which happened to be available in all three global offices! I think I need to explain things further. I started a new job two weeks ago, and my new work has three offices: HQ in Melbourne and an office here (Vancouver) and Cork, Ireland. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that Nando's is available in all three cities.

PERi-PERi Chicken Bowl and Naughty Natas from Nandos's

I ordered the Peri-Peri Chicken Bowl (Hot), and boy, was it spicy! Thank God I didn't pick the Extra Hot. It's the perfect bowl of spicy, juicy chicken, savoury rice, soft roasted red peppers, bitter arugula, sweet corn, and creamy hummus. It has all the flavours and balancing textures.

PERi-PERi Chicken Bowl from Nandos's
Portuguese rice topped with PERi-PERi chicken, arugula, roasted red peppers, corn, and hummus.

We ordered our lunch via UberEats, and they're having a promo of buy 1 take 1 on Naughty Natas, so we got to enjoy one each. It's the fantastic ending to a delicious lunch. It's sweet, flaky, and creamy. I want more.

Naughty Natas from Nando's
Traditional Portuguese custard tart

Thank God for the many blessings. We enjoyed our lunch on the rooftop of our office building.

I love Nando's delivery bags.

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

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Feijoada from Boteco Brasil

I'd like to think of myself as a foodie, but I realize the only Brazilian food I have tried is Brazilian Pastels from Whatafood. Today is my first team lunch at my new job, and one of our colleagues picked Brazilian cuisine, so we in the Vancouver office ordered from Boteco Brasil.

I had zero idea what to order, but then I briefly met with our HR, and she showed me a presentation introducing all my colleagues, and one of them said that their favourite was Feijoada. I ordered that.

I'm Filipino, and I have no idea which of our food to compare it to. It's essentially beans and meats. We don't eat a lot of beans in the Philippines, and when we do, it's usually with fish.

It's saltier than I liked, and I don't know if it's supposed to be like that, but it works exceptionally well with rice. Feijoada has a thick and velvety texture. The black beans are creamy, while the pork melt-in-your-mouth. There's sausage in what I received, providing another texture.

Authentic Brazilian-style black bean and pork stew served with basmati rice, sautéed kale, farofa (toasted cassava flour), vinaigrette salsa, and a slice of orange.

It was served with sautéed kale (salty again), farofa (toasted cassava flour), and a slice of orange.

For the next team lunch, I'll do research if I'm unfamiliar with the cuisine so I know what to order and how best to eat it.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Orange Juice and Summer Shot from Trish Juice

My hubby has dry cough. The changing weather of warm and cold caused this. He took a sick day from work today so he can sleep and rest. Please pray for his recovery.

For lunch, I ordered rich in vitamin C juices from Trish Juice to help his immune system. We used UberEats and got the meal for free because we have a gift card. Yay for free meal.

Orange Juice

They have a buy 1 take 1 promo on orange juice which means I get a juice too.

Oranges are a good source of vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system and improve respiratory health. Vitamin C is also a natural antioxidant that can help reduce inflammation in the body.

Two orange juice and two Avocado Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap

Drinking orange juice can also help to soothe the throat and reduce irritation, which can help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with a dry cough. The warmth of the juice can also help to loosen mucus in the throat and respiratory tract, making it easier to cough up.

With this information in mind, I'm hoping it will help my husband's dry cough.

Summer Shot

Trish Juice offers "Summer Shot" It is a shot glass combination of orange, lemon, ginger, and honey.

Oranges and lemons are rich in vitamin C, which can help boost the immune system and improve respiratory health. Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the body, and honey has antibacterial properties that can soothe the throat and reduce coughing.

Avocado Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap

The Avocado Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap has avocado, grilled chicken, cucumber, lettuce, spinach, cheese mix, and Caesar dressing on a whole wheat tortilla. It is a delicious and nutritious lunch! Yum!

The creaminess of the avocado and cheese mix pairs well with the grilled chicken and crunchy cucumbers, while the Caesar dressing adds a tangy kick.

Avocado Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap

The wrap provides a good source of protein from the chicken and cheese, as well as fiber and nutrients from the vegetables and whole wheat tortilla.

Overall, it's a tasty and filling option that can provide energy throughout the day.

About UberEats:

Uber Eats is an online food ordering and delivery platform that allows customers to order food from their favorite local restaurants and have it delivered to their doorstep. With a user-friendly interface and a wide selection of restaurant options, Uber Eats provides a convenient and hassle-free way for customers to enjoy their favorite meals from the comfort of their own homes.

About Trish Juice:

Trish Juice Canada is a Canadian-based juice company that offers a range of cold-pressed juices, plant-based milks, and healthy snacks. Their products are made with locally-sourced, organic ingredients and are designed to promote overall health and wellness.

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.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Dinner from Boston Pizza

Happy Saturday! Our only brother resigned from his first full-time job and will start his new work on Monday. To celebrate his freedom from his old company, we decided to have beer, cocktails, pizza, and dessert at their home. We watched Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars then played Smash Bros. on the Nintendo Switch. We also worked together to clean up afterwards because there was no Mama to clean after us.

Dinner from Boston Pizza

Since we're craving pizza, we had it delivered from Boston Pizza alongside two of their appetizers and a pasta which I didn't take a picture of.

Classic Nachos

Bandera Pizza Bread


The Meateor

I love my siblings and more so now that we're all adults. We ordered what seemed like insufficient food, but we even had leftovers! We also shared the bill equally, and my younger sister commented that I don't think we will have any money problems in the future since you guys pay your share quickly. She's right, and I pray that God continues to bless us physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financially!

Monday, June 6, 2022

English Breakfast from Le Petit Belge | How to celebrate your Oath of Citizenship Ceremony?

It's a special day. My husband is having his Oath of Citizenship Ceremony today as the final step in becoming a Canadian citizen. So to celebrate, we decided to have English food for breakfast, French cuisine for lunch, and Indigenous specialty for dinner in honour of the three groups that founded Canada: the aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people), the French, and the British. We also took the day off today, so a break from work.

We searched for English Breakfast online, and the restaurant Google suggested is Le Petit Belge. We checked their menu, and sure enough, there was English Hot Breakfast which we ordered for my husband. Then, of course, I had my "usual" Salmon Benny with an English muffin. We have English Breakfast tea at home, which we enjoy with our meal.

Breakfast from Le Petit Belge

Unfortunately, the English Hot Breakfast arrived without the baked beans and baked tomatoes, making it just a Hot Breakfast and not the "English" experience. To say that my husband is disappointed is an understatement. However, he won't let it go and have asked me to write about it and to leave a review that a restaurant with a French name which specializes in Belgian waffles does not serve English Breakfast.

English Hot Breakfast
Bacon, pork sausage, sunny side up, oven-baked potatoes, beans in tomato sauce, baked tomatoes, mushrooms, and bagel

Salmon Benny
Sliced smoked sockeye salmon, two poached eggs, avocado, oven-baked potatoes, hollandaise sauce, and English muffin

Though, I highly recommend the Salmon Benny. The avocado with salmon and the creamy hollandaise sauce is done exceptionally well.

I also ordered the Fresh Fruit Bowl.

Fresh Fruit Bowl (Banana, Blackberry, Blueberry, and Strawberry)

Thank you, Canada, for welcoming us to your beautiful country.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Game Day Snacks from Cineplex

Our family loves sports. One of my early memories of professional sports is when my dad watched a PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) game on our black and white television.

I watched all local basketball games in my early teens - PBA, collegiate, and even amateur. I remember wanting to be a courtside sports reporter (but my English grades weren't excellent). I also had four thick notebooks filled with basketball articles I clipped from the newspaper. I read the sports section every day. I even wrote about exciting games in my notebook. Then, of course, I watched games in person as well.

Now that we moved to Vancouver, Canada, it makes sense that we would learn the sports they watch in North America. Our only brother is our guide. He studied* the rules of American football so we could enjoy NFL games, he watched Major League Soccer on our TV, and I did too.

Anyway, all these backstories are my way of saying that today was a big day. Our Vancouver Whitecaps FC (football club) is in the playoffs for the first time since 2017.

Game Day snacks from Cineplex

Hotdogs, Nachos, and Popcorn from Cineplex

We watched their 2017 playoff run on TV when they won against San Jose at home and lost to Seattle as well. Today, we were gathered around the TV to support the team. We also watched their last two home games in BC Place against Minnesota and Seattle.

The team lost today, but the rollercoaster ride of supporting a sports team is satisfying.

* One of the best ways to learn about sports is watching an anime because the good ones break down each play and position. Personally, what got me to love basketball is Slam Dunk.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Movie Night Popcorn and Snacks from Cineplex

Happy Saturday!

Before the pandemic, hubby and I go to the movie house at least once a month to watch any random movie that seems interesting.

Our two go-to theatres are the Cineplex at 5th and Burrard Street since it's walking distance and the Scotiabank Theatre Downtown.

Because we had popcorn with our brunch earlier, I have been craving popcorn all day. Thank God, my hubby is an enabler and said sure, order popcorn.

Cineplex Snacks for Movie Night at Home

I went crazy and ordered the following items:
  • 1x Combo for Two (One large popcorn layered butter on top and middle, two large drinks, and M&M's Peanut)
  • 1x Pulled Pork Poutine - My personal favourite.
  • 1x Large Fries with Nacho Cheese and Cheddar Chipotle Dip
  • 2x Dog n' Nachos
When our order arrived, we watched Jungle Cruise on Disney Plus for our movie date night. Unexpectedly, we were food coma afterwards, and we haven't been food coma in months!

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