Sunday, March 27, 2016

Queen Elizabeth Park: Family, Experience, and View

Since I am new to Canada, it's also my first to experience Spring so I am excited to see how the environment will change because of the changes in the season. Therese was so excited about the Sakura Illumination but for weather reasons they moved it to April 1. So sad.

Nonetheless, our family decided to visit the park to see Spring colors come back to life! Sadly, not all flowers are in full bloom yet but we did have some great photos to take with us. More importantly, we had some family quality time.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Food Trip in Richmond (West Cambie): Cactus Club

Happy birthday Therese! =)

We had dinner earlier today to celebrate the birthday of my dearest sister Therese. She chose Cactus Club to celebrate her birthday because we haven't tried eating there. She made the 6PM reservation and thank God, she did! For a Wednesday evening, the place was packed. We all ordered what we wanted and had dinner.

Appetizer for Everyone: Beef Carpaccio

I had Pesto Chicken Quesadilla

Monday, March 21, 2016

Food Trip in Vancouver (Mount Pleasant): Menya Japanese Noodle

It was a rainy early evening as I walk towards the Hootsuite office for a meetup. I was searching online Foursquare for good places to have dinner after the event is over. The app showed all restaurants within my vicinity and one of the suggestions is Menya Japanese Noodle. Since it was raining, it only made sense for me to have a bowl of ramen and gyoza.

8-pc Gyoza

Tantanmen Ramen

I entered the place and saw quite a number of Japanese men, women, and children eating here so it must have been good, authentic even, for it to attract so many Japanese. I ordered Tantanmen Ramen and Gyoza for my dinner.

The ramen was really good! I enjoyed my warm Ramen bowl while it's raining outside. I am so happy.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Food Trip in Vancouver (Downtown): Five Guys

Oh how I wish I am better at taking food photos! The only photo I took of the food from Five Guys did not give justice to the delicious, juicy burger I had.

Therese and I coming from our six-hour shift was exhausted and I was planning to have dinner at a nearby Japanese Curry restaurant that Foursquare keeps suggesting (yes, I allow Foursquare to be my food guide). Sadly, we didn't find the restaurant early enough that it was already close.

Now, we looked around and saw Five Guys open just across the street from where we were standing. Awesome! Time to eat.

Bacon Cheeseburger!

This definitely goes to the top of the best burgers I have tried in a long time!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Food Trip in Vancouver (Downtown): Waffle Bant

If you love crispy, sweet, and delicious waffles, this is the place to go. My siblings and I had a discussion if we're waffles or pancakes (siblings food war). Therese and I were Team Waffles because we enjoy the crunchy exterior of waffles while Hovey and Alyanna were Team Pancakes because they love how soft pancakes are (I guess another factor here is Hovey works part-time at IHOP.).

Anyway, Therese and I in one of our after-work dates had dinner at Waffle Bant. She saw it while we were walking to the SkyTrain. She had full-on dessert while I had a sandwich.

Bacon and Egg Medium Sandwich (4 Waffles) 

Darkest Desire Waffle

I love how crunchy the exterior of the waffles in my sandwich were. I also enjoyed how the flavors of my sandwich tasted together in every bite. The sweet waffle buns, salty bacon and egg, crunchy apples, and fresh tomatoes tasted really great together. Though, I think I should have ordered the small one because with the medium-sized sandwich, come the second one, I was already full and can't eat anymore sweets. Be sure to check out this little cafe if you're in the area and you love waffles. =)