Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I love Dine out Vancouver! It's a great excuse to hang out with friends and also a great way to spend the month of January since not much happens after new years. I've visited Yew a few times before for drinks, but never stayed for dinner, so it was pretty awesome when they seated us in a semi-private dining room! I should of totally brought my selfie stick!
First course was a composition of forest mushrooms - our server mentioned that some of the mushrooms are grown in BC. This was a delicious start! I loved all the different textures of the wild mushrooms the sweetness of the sauce paired really well with the earthiness of the mushrooms.
Second course I had their whole roasted quail with wild rice gnocchi - I also added a side of their organic spot pawns. The prawns were my favourite part of the meal! The quail was just a little under seasoned and the wild rice was a little bit chewier to my liking.
Dessert course was a pavlova with candied hazelnut and cinnamon crunch. I love pavlovas and this one was exceptional and the presentation reminds me of walking through a forest!
What really impressed me wasn't so much their food but their level of exceptional service from start to finish. Our server was very attentive and engaging and had wonderful timing! He would show up in perfect timed intervals to check on us without being overly intrusive and I never felt rushed to eat faster (because sometimes, restaurants have set time-limits for dine-out). Overall it was a very enjoyable dinner and a great way to end a Monday night.
I will be back again next week with a different group of friends,
so hopefully the experience will be the same if not better!
"mocks or cocks ladies?" - inspired by A
Sunday, January 18, 2015
It's been awhile folks! Sorry for not posting any foodie adventures. I just kind of lost the motivation and Vancouver is starting to run out of new restaurants for me to try. Also work has been quite hectic and a lot of new changes for the new year! I am quite excited about 2015, it's been an awesome start so far and I am looking forward to travelling more and hopefully be brave enough to start a Youtube channel (Yikes!) I've always wanted to do a cooking segment for my blog but have never gotten around to doing it, so I have now added this bit as one of my new year's resolutions!
Anyways I have discovered a favourite hangout that makes the best milk tea (Karak Milk Tea to be exact) ever! I love everything about PappaRoti from their friendly staff to their amazing baked buns, I wished they had one on South Granville, then I would be there all the time! This will probably be the place where I would go and edit my videos and enjoy a cup of their delicious Karak Milk Tea. I have made a note to put up more posts on my blog this year and its good timing because January 2015 is also Dine out Vancouver. So watch out for my reviews because I do have a line-up of restaurants to try!
Bye for now.
Friday, November 21, 2014
I had an amazing time at this quaint little boutique shop in the heart of Yaletown.
A big thank you to @city_minto for introducing me to her friend who owns Woo to See You Boutique, I definitely did not go home empty handed!
I picked up a couple of items to add to my winter wardrobe. I cannot ever have enough sweaters and @woo2cu they have a pretty amazing selection of cozy sweaters to choose from! I ended up with a thick knee-length wool cardigan and bonus it came with a matching scarf! @ingridtvan also convinced me to get the giant blanket scarf to add to my collection! I've been eyeing a large blanket scarf for sometime and I'm glad I found one at @woo2cu. And finally last but not least I got myself a big floppy hat, (its great for being mysterious and suave) I think every girl should own a big floppy hat!
I highly recommend visiting their Instagram @woo2cu and check out their amazing selection. A lot of their pieces are designed by local designers in Vancouver BC and they take great care in curating very unique pieces and hand crafted jewelries.
Also if anyone is interested @woo2cu will be featuring a trunk show by one of their favourite local designer @karayoojewelry at their boutique shop. The Event will be held on Friday November 28th from 12 to 6pm. For more information you can check out their Facebook Page - Click Here!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
I finally made it here! I saw so many post of their Parfaits on Instagram that I had to come check it out, but evidently I didn't have a Parfait. T and I ended up having a quick dinner with a promise to return to Shishinori again to try their Parfaits!
He had the Ahi Tuna Combo and I had the Chicken Curry Combo. The combos are served with an Enoki Miso soup and a drink of your choice. Both meals were light and delicious, loved the fresh salad and brown rice. It such a cute little place and they do get quite busy around dinner time! I can't wait to come back and try their Parfaits!
Happy eating folks!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Its a chilly Saturday afternoon, and I am craving a good bowl of Pho.
One of my favourite places to have Pho. The service might not be spectacular but their Pho is delicious and it hits the spot! The soup base is lighter then other Pho restaurants on Kingsway but its still delicious.