REVISIT- Kamei Royale

Hi Everyone,

Surprisingly I have a bit of time on my hands before 2014 ends! So I thought might as well blog about our re-visit to Kamei Royale. If you did not read my previous blog on this restaurant, pls click here: Kamei Royale

The other day before me & Phil went to Fly Over Canada-Xmas Addition, we decided to go grab some dinner at Kamei Royale. We've been here multiple times & every single time it has been a decent experience therefore we always return. The building has their own underground parking and the good thing about this restaurant is they reimburse the parking fee which came to a total of $8.00. They give the reimbursement back in cash rather then a credit off your bill.

First thing we ordered was the Chikuwa Cheese ($7.00) It is deep fried fish cakes with melted mozzarella cheese. Very flavorful, love the combination of a crunchy exterior and the soft texture of the fish cake combined.

We also ordered 6 Salmon Sushi ($3.50 each) & Salmon Roll ($4.00)

We ordered one special roll called The Crunch & Munch ($14.00) which consists of prawn tempura, cucumber & tobiko wrapped with unagi & avocado. I love this roll, very delicious! All components work well together. The only crunch factor was the deep fried tempura but still very good!


Merry Xmas & A Happy New Year!

Hello to all my food lovers out there!

We are experiencing the busiest time of the year, xmas & new years. With xmas being over, we are all prepping for our new years party & it could get a bit hectic. I'm already prepping for my DIY photobooth project & also planning on what to buy in terms of food/drinks.

With so many things going on, I just want to stop here and say MERRY XMAS (better late than never) and a WONDERFUL HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you food lovers out there!

Thank you for stopping by my blog from time to time or just happen to press in to one of my blogs and reading them. Each read means alot to me and Phil. Seeing the progress of our blog has been phenomenal this year. With the new addition of having Phil blogging with me just makes this blog extra special to me. 

Thank all of you for all the support! Me and Phil will continue blogging for the year of 2015 and hopefully we can break the record of 2014 and blog WAY more!

I love you all!

Here's a recap of my xmas this year to share with you:

Talk to you all in the year of 2015!

Peace out 2014!



Black + Blue

Hey everybody!!!

So the other day me and my bestie went out for our annual xmas dinner. This year we were supposed to go to the Keg, but after plans changed we switched to a way fancier place in Downtown and decided to go all out. After all...it is Xmas time and we just received our bonus from work so might as well treat ourselves to something amazing. We went to Black + Blue located on Alberni. That street is usually packed full of people so either cab down or pay for valet parking. I swear paying for  valet is a better deal then street parking if you are intending to stay there for over 3 hours.

To start off our dinner, we order 4 Kusshi Oysters ($3.70/each). They were SUPER fresh.

Next we ordered the Beef Carpaccio ($16.00) which was highly recommended by our waiter. He was right...this dish is AMAZING. The combination of the raw beef, grill oyster mushrooms and truffle aioli was just perfect.


The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

Hello everyone!!

Everybody ready for xmas? done all your xmas shopping yet? Well don't stress, the one thing that can help release that stress is by eating some good food! Today i'll be talking about a great brunch destination located on west 4th. Inner decor looks amazing, it has a lot of wood accent pieces and i just love how it gives you a sense of comfort. Their brunch menu is pretty short but a great place does not need that many selection to showcase their great food.

First off we ordered our drinks. Obviously I ordered a cup of coffee, while Phil went for a mimosa.  The waitress also brought over the ketchup & hot sauce. Which was not much use for us because we ended up not using it at all.


Food Court Corner- Saboten

Hi everyone,

Today I'll be talking about a foodcourt restaurant called Saboten that is located in Aberdeen Centre. I've passed by it numerous times and it never attracted me to go buy from there. Our friend Ricky bought either their loin or tenderloin set last time and it made me wanna give this place a try. Also, I didn't have any cash on me so the options we had were very limited.

I ordered the Tenderloin Katsu Don  approx. $8.00 & it came with a side miso soup.
Surprisingly I was very happy with my meal. Everything was very flavourful and I finished the whole thing! The caramelized onions with the smooth egg that was lathered all over it works perfectly with the Tenderloin. I was very surprised that I got a good portion of the Tenderloin. The one reason why I never ordered from there was because their sample photos just never looked appealing to me nor does the portion looked enough to fill me up. YES, I admit I am an extreme big eater :P


Kamamarui Ramen

Hey Everyone,
I was getting my car serviced in the Imperial Kingsway area and my buddie was free for lunch, so he suggested going to Kamamarui as he has heard good things about this place. We decided to try it out as we both love ramen!
This place is on Royal Oak and has their own parking lot beside it. It's pretty small and the exterior appearance isn't anything spectacular. The inside is quite interesting though, as you will see in the photos below.



Hey Everyone,

While at a Remax Christmas event on Commercial Drive where our company Cherry On Top Designs had a gift basket up as a raffle draw prize, Jess and I walked around the area to look for a place to have lunch. We came across BierCraft, and since either of us have yet to try it, we decided to dine here!

The inside of it definitely has that tavern feel to it. The bar is right inside when you step in and runs towards the back of the restaurant. There are tv's at the bar, and also several tv's in the dining areas as well. We were seated at a window seat in the front right corner. 

Their menu has quite the extensive beer selected, as expected from a place named as such. With plenty of beer available on tap, it was very hard to decide which one to try, so I ended up picking the flight of BierCraft Beer Sampler $10.

As you can see from the photo, going from left to right, we have the D'Hiven, Maiselsweiss, Salty Scot, and Resolution. They all tasted like what they looked like, except for Resolution. Resolution had this peculiar flavour that I couldn't quite put my finger on, and was quite weird; so much so that I didn't end up finishing it! My favourites in order would have to be 2>1>3>4.

For food, since this was basically brunch for us, I had the Waffles $11, and Jess had the Fish & Chips $13 plus a coffee $2.75.


Gyo-O 魚王

Hi Everyone,

Back with a quick blog about this Japanese restaurant located in Richmond in the Continental Plaza. Continental Plaza is filled with different varieties of food but this Japanese restaurant is legitimately opened by Japanese people. Love the decor in there. The walls are filled with Japanese words & painted drawings of fish. The vibe of the design really makes me feel like I'm eating somewhere in Japan. On their television screen, they play Japanese shows. Me & Phil were watching a donburi eating contest..and I must say..those Japanese people can eat ALOT of donburi..

The restaurant is very small so I don't recommend large parties to go there unless you tell them in advance. We were seated near the entrance so the cold air coming in when people open the door was definitely the down fall of our corner seat. The service is decent, we were constantly getting refills for our tea, which i love the fact that I don't need to wave them down to ask them!

Phil ordered the Ebi Tempura Bakkake Udon with Egg (Approx. $11-12).
He thought this dish could use a bit more seasoning or sauce. The udon's were simply just too plain. He had to add the tempura sauce on top of the udon's to give it more flavour.