Tuesday, May 31, 2016

White Rock Beach and Pier: Food, Family, and View

Our family loves the TV series Psych. We love Shawn and Gus and the relationship they have with each other. After watching the series and browsing YouTube for behind the scenes, interviews, etc., we found out that almost all scenes were shot in British Columbia. Episodes that would feature University of British Columbia, Stanley Park, and Queen Elizabeth Park always made my heart giddy with joy since I've been to those places. To seal our Psych addiction, our family went to White Rock BC where the agency office of Shawn and Gus is located.

White Rock Beach Pier

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Food for the Week: Japanese Curry

I love Japanese Curry! It's my favorite food and curry is my favorite spice. On this week's food highlight, I will share the different Japanese curry restaurants in Vancouver that I have tried.

Sato Japanese Restaurant
Location: 155-8460 Alexandra Rd., Richmond, B.C. Canada
Pork Katsu on Rice costs $12.00

Saboten
Location: #3180 Aberdeen Centre, 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4J7
Tenderloin Katsu Curry

Friday, May 27, 2016

VanDusen Botanical Garden: Love and View

I love botanical gardens! When I was in Singapore, I spent few hours at the Singapore Botanic Garden. It was very relaxing, sitting in benches under the trees, smelling the flowers, and enjoying the cool breeze. It was great!

Now, that I am in Canada, one of my places to visit is the VanDusen Botanical Garden. Last Wednesday, Jomar and I spent 1-5pm walking around the huge land area.

Hello Botanical Garden!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Vancouver Aquarium: Love, Experience, and View

I wish we had more time.

Jomar and I arrived at the Vancouver Aquarium yesterday at around 1:00PM and the aquarium closes at 5:00PM. Apparently, four hours is not enough inside this sanctuary for marine life. The entrance at VanAqua costs $31.00 (plus taxes) per person and since it's a nonprofit organization the money goes to saving and preservation of animal life from the sea, rivers, and lakes.

Vancouver Aquarium

The first section we visited in the aquarium is Discover Rays. We actually touched the back of a live sting ray! It was so cool!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Centennial Beach: Family and View

Today, our family celebrated Victoria Day by having picnic at Centennial Beach. It was our first time to visit a beach in Canada and my first time to have a picnic with Jomar.

Family Picnic with the rest of the Couples of Christ family

My dad cooked the most delicious Filipino adobo for sharing. It was so good that the other family decided to bring some home with them. My mom was really happy because a family brought ginataan, a Filipino sweet dessert she'd been craving for a few weeks now.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Food Trip in Richmond (Steveston Village): The Crab King Restaurant

Right beside the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf, The Crab King Restaurant offers fresh crab and seafood that's delicious but a bit pricey.


We went there at around 5:00 PM yesterday, still a lot early than the dinner crowd. It's more of an afternoon snack after a tiring game of Lazer Tag for my siblings. We were celebrating Alyanna's birthday. These are the food we had:

Crispy Battered Prawns and Chips

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Food for the Week: Peri Peri Chicken

The first time I tried Peri-Peri Chicken I had to Google search what it is and where it's from.
"Piri-piri chicken is a spicy dish with roots in both Africa and Portugal." - www.epicurious.com
Below are the Peri-Peri Chicken I have tried so far.

Gostoso Piri Piri Chicken
at Kapitolyo, Pasig, Philippines

Eduardo's Peri Peri
at SM Light Mall, Mandaluyong Philippines

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Food Trip in Vancouver (Fairview): Marble Slab Creamery

I will tell you a little secret. Ever since I was in high school, I've always dreamt of having the Dairy Queen ice cream cake Kitkat flavor. Well, I've never got one. So for mother's day this year, my siblings and I purchased an ice cream cake from Marble Slab Creamery. It was so delicious! I wanted to cry.

Chocolate Swiss Ice Cream Cake from Marble Slab Creamery