Sunday, December 4, 2016

604 Just Eat: Pacific Northwest Cuisine/ Seafood @ Salmon House on the Hill

Aug 13th, 2016

Salmon House on the Hill @ West Vancouver

Food:  3.5/5   Service:  3.5/5   Atmosphere:  4.5/5   Price:  Avg. $70/person

 The weather was very beautiful and we had a great day at the Deep Cove Park.   We had a nice long walk in the afternoon then we decided to go Salmon House on the Hill for dinner!  Price is on the high side but the visit was totally worth it, highly recommended to go for special occasions.  I fall in love the breath taking views of Downtown Vancouver, it was very beautiful to see the sunset in the patio.  The environment was very relaxing with the authentic local artisan decor.  The atmosphere was amazing to have this romantic and delicious meal with hubby 😍😍😍.  LOL.
Home Made Bread @ $3
Smoked wild salmon butter 
The home made bread came with two butters, regular and salmon butters.  The smoked wild salmon butter was like pate style, creamy and easy spreading.  It was very delicious with the fresh bread!   

Sunday, November 13, 2016

604 Just Eat: Desserts @ Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionery

Aug 6th, 2016

Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionery @ North Burnaby

Food:  4.5/5   Service:  4.5/5   Atmosphere: 4.5/5   Price:  Avg. $ 6/person

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by Eat With Sida!  Glenburn is an amazing ice cream place with retro diner vibe!  I fall in love this retro and old school feel and decoration in this fun shop.  They have a good selection of old fashioned banana split, sundaes, floats, milkshakes and ice cream sodas!  Amazing ice cream made in house in wide variety flavors with avalon milk, absolutely high quality ice cream and delicious!  Generous portion at very reasonable price and friendly service, my ultimate dessert place in N. Burnaby!
Look the old style milkshake mixer!

Monday, November 7, 2016

604 Just Eat: Afternoon Tea @ London Heritage Farm Tea Room

July 31st, 2016

London Heritage Farm Tea Room @ Steveston

Food:  3.5/5   Service:  4/5   Atmosphere: 4/5   Price:  Avg. $ 14/person

Girlfriends tea time talking over a cup of tea and baked sweets, we had a wonderful time at London Heritage Farm Tea Room on Dyke road in Steveston area.  This little gem is a historical site from the 1800's, a preserved wooden farm house with two stories.  Fall in love with this classic and vintage decor and atmosphere!  We really enjoyed the beautiful afternoon in the tea room with the tea, baked sweets and wonderful service here!

Monday, October 31, 2016

604 Just Eat: American Cuisine @ Juniper

July 23rd, 2016

Juniper @ Chinatown

Food:  3.5/5   Service:  4/5   Atmosphere: 4/5   Price:  Avg. $50/ person

Juniper is a unique cocktail bar & restaurant on Keefer street in Chinatown.  They have an amazing selections of creative hand crafted cocktails with focus on gin and tonics by Shaun Layton (former head bartender at L'Abbatoire).  This is a must go bar & restaurant for gin lovers, you cannot go wrong here!  Dishes were tasty and well presented.  Decent price and good service.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

604 Just Eat: Italian Cuisine @ Senova Italian Ristorante

July 26th, 2016

Senova Italian Ristorante @ Kerrisdale

Food:  3/5   Service:  2.5/5   Atmosphere: 3.5/5   Price:  Avg. $24 person

My friends and I came Senova for the Tuesday specials, all pasta for $12!  Senova is an Italian restaurant located on W 57th Ave in the quiet and relaxing Kerrisdale area.  The restaurant was packed with people for dinner., luckily we made reservation in advance.  This nice restaurant features an opened kitchen so you can watch the chef and staff preparing and cooking the dishes.  I was sitting near the open kitchen and it was supposed to be very interesting.  BUT, it was very hot that day which means even hotter near the oven all time baking pizza.  The food in general was mediore and I agreed with reviews about the service.  The service was not very good at all,  it was relatively slow no matter about water refill, food and bills.    

Friday, October 28, 2016

604 Just Eat: Korean Cuisine @ Midam Cafe & Bistro

July 19th, 2016

Midam Cafe & Bistro @ East Burnaby

Food:  4/5   Service:  2.5/5   Atmosphere:  3.5/5   Price:  Avg. $  22/person

If you are a big fan of Korean rice cake, this restaurant will definitely fascinate you by their full menu of both savory and sweet rice cake.  Other than the rice cake desserts, they also have incredible selections of shaved ice desserts, parfaits and waffles.  However, I do agree with other reviews that they really need to work harder on the services.  They were nice and polite but definitely lack of servers.  The waiting time to order was way longer than expected and the dishes came slow too.
Must Eat:  Rice Cake Soup & Sesame Shaved Ice

Monday, October 3, 2016

604 Just Eat: Desserts @ Fratelli Bakery

June 14th, 2016

Fratelli Bakery@ Grandview 

Food:  4/5   Service:  3.5/5   Atmosphere: 3.5/5   Price:  Avg. $6.5 person

Fratelli, a famous Italian Bakery on Commercial Drive.  We came here to buy some sweets to go before heading to our friend's home for barbecue.  I was melted when I walked inside the shop, because the sweet scent of puff pastry cake and tarts smell so good!
 And my eyes cannot leave the display shelves, with great selections of cakes and pastries.  It was very difficult to make decision there.  Indeed, they were so fresh and delicious!  The sweetness was quite mild.  Price range was fair and great attentive service.  MUST EAT!

604 Just Eat: Vietnamese Cuisine @ Anh and Chi

June 26th, 2016

Anh and Chi @ East Vancouver

Food:  3.5/5   Service:  3.5/5   Atmosphere:  3.5/5   Price:  Avg. $23 person

Anh and Chi was previously Pho Hoang on Main Street, revamped head to toe after the second generation took over.  Not only the menu, they have transformed the restaurant into a modern and vibrant Vietnamese Cuisine successfully.  Food was pretty good and well presented, we could see all the delicate decor and details they have input into the restaurant from the table setting, motorbike in the center of the restaurant to the fancy rose gold bathrooms.  
Price wise it was above the average, but you do get what you pay for when the owners bring the restaurant into a higher level.  

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

604 Just Eat: Desserts @ Laduree

June 14th, 2016

Laduree @ Downtown 

Food:  4/5   Service:  3.5/5   Atmosphere:  4/5   Price:  Avg. $25 person

Laduree - the ultimate luxurious brand of classic Parisian macarons.  
I have been to Laduree in Hong Kong and NYC but I was quite excited to hear Laduree was opening in Vancouver, one more macaron spot to go when I have intense craving for macarons.  Pictures of the lineup extended out of the store were all over my IG since the opening.  I was thinking to go visit when the line was less crazy then hubby was home after work with a box of macarons, all 16 flavors on the shelves the day.  HAPPY!!!  When lots of people say macarons are too sweet for them, I ate 6 pieces right after dinner, equal over 1000 calories.  LOL.
The meringue shell was soft and fluffy, mildly moist and half melted in my mouth.  The fillings were fresh and tasty, especially the fruity ones.  The creamy filling was good too, such as salted caramel and pistachio.  Great varieties of flavors, my favorites were lemon, raspberry and rose.  Delicious!

One thing I dislike is we have to pay for the packaging box of the macarons!

1141 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1B5
Laduree  Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Saturday, September 17, 2016

604 Just Eat: Thai Cuisine @ Simply Thai

June 11th, 2016

Simply Thai @ Yaletown

Food:  2.5/5   Service:  3.5/5   Atmosphere:  3.5/5   Price:  Avg. $42 person

Simply Thai is a good place for friends gathering but the taste was not as original as what I had in Thailand.  Taste wise it was average because I was looking for the true THAI food experience.  Suggest to add more flavors from the fresh herbs, spices and tamarind.  Their staffs were nice and attentive.  Price wise it was a bit pricey compared to the quality of the food.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

604 Just Eat: Canadian Cuisine @ The Wooden Spoon

June 5th, 2016

The Wooden Spoon @ White Rock

Food:  3.5/5   Service:  3.5/5   Atmosphere:  4/5   Price:  Avg. $30 person

Great weekend brunch spot in White Rock.  Heard a lot of rave reviews about this popular brunch spot but did not get down trying it before. We were there for the first time on Sunday so the restaurant was extremely busy, be prepared to wait for a while or try to go earlier.  I like the decor, modern and trendy.  The Atmosphere was good too, lively and friendly.  Portions were generous at reasonable price range.  Good food quality and dishes were delicious. 
WAKE UP!  Jumbo French pressed coffee, lovely!  For those who simply cannot survive without a cup of coffee in the morning, included myself. LOL.  Compared with the French pressed from Twisted Fork, I like the coffee here.