Monday, September 21, 2009

Dunkin' Oreos

A few weeks ago, I decided to finally re-visit my childhood pastime and visit PNE to see what's new. This was what was knew, that I discovered.... Deep fried oreos. yessir.

For many years, it's been observed that Canada took pride in having food that were in no comparison to the this moment, it seems as though we're catching up. Please don't misunderstand me, I was one of the lost souls that fell into temptation and bit down on these fluffy and crunchy pillows.

As I stepped up to the window to order, I noticed that they also served deep fried Jelly Bellies, however, the sound of that didn't tickle my fancy. So, as I stood in line waiting for the deep fried treats, one person, after another, after another came to the window to order the oreos, and clearly out of pure curiosity.

In short, they were quite satisfying, soft and chewy dough outside, and a little bit softened warm oreo inside. Delicious, yet decident enough, so make sure that if you do order these devlish puffs, arm yourself a good ol' glass of cold milk, and a buddy to share this with.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It's too late to Brew

This weekend, my friends any I found ourselves wandering the streets of Yaletown, looking for something to quench our hunger. Our goal was Cactus club, but somehow found ourselves in the walls of Yaletown Brewery Inc. I have never been there, and this definately wasn't the 1st impression I was looking for.

Sometimes, service out rules good food.

Our server(who will remain nameless) was definitely not placed in the employment that played on her best qualities.

Occurrences that happened that would never make me go back again(all has to do with the server, not the restaurant itself):
1. Server claimed that the Backyard Burger was 'the best burger you'll ever try'.(That's one thing you should never do. If it really is the best burger, the customer will figure it out on their own.

2. When asked for a wine list, she listed out, "oh, we have really good Merlot, Cab Sav, Chardonnay etc etc...". All very vague. When asked for a wine menue, to get the specifics, all she got in immediate response was a dirty look.

3. I had to ask 4 times before recieving my requested straw.

4. When it was brought to the attention of the server that she forgot to add cheese to the burger, the server actually argued with my friend that she never ordered it, and left the plate at the table, and came back with a cold slice of cheese on a plate!

5. They busboy took away our dishes without asking if we were finished.

6. It let us sit waiting for 15min, after finishing and clearing out table to bring us our bill.

Food was good, but it sure left a bad taste in my mouth.Dix BBQ & Brewery on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

So Tasty, so good

Let's talk about Indian food. I have to say, I think it's one of the many forgotten foods that are delicious! I guess, you can say it doesn't sit well with everyone, but if it does, it can cause your taste buds to overflow with great flavor!
So, a couple weeks ago, a friend and I found ourselves in hunger mode at a wedding, and couldn't wait the 6hrs scheduled from the ceremony to the reception. We found ourselves at this almost hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant, however, quite modern and clean inside, called Tasty Sweets Restaurant in Surrey.

My friend Jessica, who's a frequent customer of this restaurant gets the "usual" which I followed as well. The lunch special, which came with Butter chicken or Goat curry(we got the butter chicken), the daily vegetable dish, tandori chicken, rice and a dessert(which was some sort of rice pudding with almonds and cinnamon) and is served with a basket of naan(bread) all for $9.95 or you can order vegetarian for $8.95.

For this price, I must say it was definately worth it, and the flavors were authentic as well. I've been to many indian restaurants, and I've had the good and the bad. This right how, has to be sitting on the good charts.

To say the least, we were full and happy.

Tasty Sweets and Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Monday, June 29, 2009

Easy as 1,2, thai

I had a couple boys coming over for dinner on Thursday night, and our regular nightly ritual is to go out, and buy probably, what seems to be some of the worst choices in our fast food market. This night, I felt like something different. It still may not be the healthiest, but at least I knew what was going in this tummy of mine. So I selected my to-be sis-in-law's coconut curry recipe, with a little personal twist. It had been a while since I've ventured in my own kitchen, so I thought I'd give it a go.

Coconut Chicken Curry
4 chicken breasts(cut & cubed)
3 cans coconut milk
2tbsp paprika
2c ginger(yes, alot!)-peeled and sliced
1 whole onion
4 small indian eggplants cut into 4
1/2 bunch long green beans(the really long ones)-cut in 2inch pieces
patis(fish sauce) to taste-or can just use salt and pepper

-Stirfry the chicken, paprika and 1/2 the ginger until chicken is half cooked
-Add coconut milk, and remaining ginger
-cover and simmer on low. Cover and simmer for approx 10min.
-Add green beans. Cover and simmer on low for another 5min.
-Add eggplant and onions until just a little soft.
-Serve over rice-use patis/salt/pepper to taste

Didn't turn out too shabby, it is good when there is nothing left....=(

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

That's so Kashi

This past weekend, I've been introduced by a friend of mine, to what is now my current simple, healthy breakfast food. What is photo above you ask? It's something so simple, and great....Great in a simple way. Kashi granola cereal, and a cup of fruit yogurt. Delicious.
Just grab a cup of the Kashi granola cereal, mix it with yogurt and voila! If you don't want it too crunchy, let it sit for a minute, and there you go.
A box of Kashi cereal can run at different prices depending on where you decided to buy it. Most expensive is at Capers and Choices Market( can run up to $7/box), but you're probably better off at Save-on or Superstore. However, we lucked out, and went to Target in Bellingham and found the boxes there for $3.99(still cheaper with the exchange rate)
Healthy and satisfying to your appetite and a great start to the day....not to mention a good afternoon snack as well =) Thanks Gen!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


A couple weeks ago, it was brought up to eat lunch @ the good ol' White Spot, and hey, why not all of us get the Pirate Pack. Brilliant idea. The White Spot Pirate Pack is limited to children 11yrs old and under, but that's the beauty of take out. You pick it up and take it back to work to eat.
Years ago, I used to do the whole drive-in thing with my mom and have a classic mushroom burger. These days, my taste buds aren't familiar with their monty mushroom burger anymore. It tastes different. However, with the Legendary burger that comes with the Pirate Pack, minus the mushrooms, definitely brings me back to the early 90's drool factoring classic burger.
So lesson of the story, if you're looking to reminisce over a timeless classic,save $5(monty mushroom burger $10.49 vS. Pirate Pack $5.99), and have a plenty-full stomach, order the Pirate Pack. Plus, with the Pirate Pack you get a regular size burger, a smaller fries, a small drink, a ice cream, a gold coin and a decorative boat =p all for $5.99

White Spot on Urbanspoon


As a "tourist" in the U.S. for the weekend, I must say, one of the definite 'ups' that the Americans' have on the Canadians' are the fact that inside of just the simple gas station, lays......the Beer Cave. It's an entire room dedicated to multiple brands and types of beer, and keeping it at the crisp, perfect temperature.

This definitely would be a great option, but maybe not smartest idea to pursue.