Omakase (お任せ) @ Ana Sushi

We decided it was best to just leave it up to the chef to be creative for us (Omakase), because with almost 2.5 Liters of sake between the 4 of us I could barely steady my camera to take pictures of each dish.

The Lounge at Four Seasons (HK)

It was quite relaxing just munching on dainty little savouries and sweets and talking about nothing in particular.

Toronto Foodie Adventures!

Tacos. Korean food. Pasta. And a chinese soup recipe.

I'm at a Cat Cafe right Meow

I think Cat Cafes are awesome, now all they need is wifi.

Fisherman's Wharf

One of my fondest memories as a child was visiting the Fisherman's Wharf at Steveston in Richmond with my parents on the weekend.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Greenhorn Espresso Bar

Greenhorn Espresso Bar
An interesting name with a bit of history behind it.

Quaint little neighbourhood cafe located in the West End. See those love letters hanging?

We were sort of in the area because we stopped by Michael's Flower shop to pick up a bouquet for I's birthday party.

We wanted a quick snack and I remember reading about the Greenhorn Espresso Bar, they were featured in Vancitybuzz, and what intrigued me was that they had love letters on display written by their customers!

I love it when cafes/shops include a bit of their customers into their business because it makes me feel like I belong with them.
T, ordered a ice coffee and I had their latte. We both shared a croissant and a waffle and sat outside enjoying it.

I love everything about the Greenhorn cafe - the inside with its wooden decor and the vases of flowers on the tables, reminds me of a love story in the making.

I would love to visit again and try their lunch menu and the rest of their coffees. It's a perfect little place to sit and chat and catch up with old friends over a good cup of coffee.

“I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now.” 

Until next time.

Greenhorn Espresso Cafe on Urbanspoon

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Jitlada Thai

Jitlada Thai 

This little Thai restaurant is a hidden gem.

I know I am a little late at posting this review, but better late than never!

We came here on a lovely Thursday night to celebrate one of my favourite co-workers birthday. She really wanted some good Thai food, so A recommended Jitlada Thai located in West Broadway. It's a cozy little restaurant with very charming staff. We were greeted right away and this elegant lady in a beautiful floral dress handed us our menus. We ordered a round of Thai ice tea and Mango juice. I absolutely adore their Thai ice tea! Refreshing and it hit the spot after a long day at work.

We ordered some appetizers to share. The spring rolls and the chicken satay were amazing, highly recommend it. We also ordered their boneless stuffed chicken wings, which were a little unexpected, the flavour was very good, but I personally didn't like the texture, I think if the chicken wing itself was crispy or deep-friend it would have been tastier. 

We also had the Tom Yum Goon soup, I liked how they were able to customize the spiciness of the soup, but even though we've chosen a milder version, it was still too spicy for me (I know... I need to work on that) everyone else at the dinner loved it.

For our main course we shared a Pad Thai with shrimp. The lady of the house recommended this and told us that they used tamarind and cane sugar for the sourness of the dish, which for me was a great palette cleanser after the spiciness of the Tom Yum Goon soup. 

After sourness in the Pad Thai it made me want to eat more food! Good thing we ordered the Pineapple fried rice, which the Birthday Girl really loved. I just wanted to eat all the pineapples!

The last dish we shared was a Spicy Tofu and Green Bean dish which got gobbled down really fast, because it was delicious with a hint of chilies.

I need to mention the service of Jitlada because it was awesome! Throughout our whole meal the lady of the house gave us impeccable service. I think this was what made our meal so enjoyable, she was attentive to us and her other customers. She greeted everyone like they were old friends of hers and she knew how to make everyone laugh. She talked to us like we've ate at her restaurant many times, which made all of us feel very welcomed. Throughout the whole dinner she had no idea that we were at her restaurant because of P's birthday celebration, but once she found it - she surprised us and P!

The lady of the house surprised us with a beautiful dessert of ice cream and fried bananas - now that was a great ending to our night. The Birthday Girl got to blow out the candles and make her wish.
If you are looking for a good Thai restaurant with delicious food and impeccable service I highly recommend Jitlada Thai Restaurant. I was definitely not disappointed, and I can't wait to go back to try out the rest of their menu!

Until next time.

Have fun in Malaysia P!

Jitlada Thai Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Richmond Go Karts

Richmond Go Karts

6631 Sidaway Road
Richmond BC V6W 1B7

Single-seat High Performance Karts (Sodi RT8)
My very first time go-carting, and I must say I have never taken a corner that fast before.
 I will be back.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Brewery and the Beast

Festival of Meat and Beer

The Brewery and the Beast was a delicious event and a great ending to my weekend. Thanks A for inviting me I will definitely be back next year (and I will remember to bring sunscreen). There were so many amazing restaurants this year! Some of my favourites were Forage, Homer Street Café, Catch122, Alta Bistro, Hawksworth, and Oughtred Coffee & Tea (because they were serving Vietnamese Ice Coffee) there's just too many to name!

I had to come up with a strategy, because there were a lot of meat to try and I only have one stomach.

"A" and I grabbed our beers first, then did a quick circuit of the place and chose the restaurants based on how long the line was. We tried to avoid eating any carbs, but sometimes a little bit of bread helps soak up all the delicious sauces from the meat.

One of a kind culinary experience. This is their second annual event in Vancouver and all the meat and produce are locally sourced, promoting the farms in BC. Their goal is to educate people on consuming local meats and produce, and where they can get it! The participating restaurants and chefs get's a chance to show off their culinary prowess and experiment with different flavours and local ingredients. I highly recommend this event, the barbecues were amazing and the energy of the crowd was electrifying!

Two Rivers Specialty Meats

The Pictures speak for themselves.

Until next time.
Peace out.

 Bumped into the @foodgays and Dennis Pang from @pangcouver
Brewery and the Beast