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
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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.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

604 Just Eat: Italian/French Cuisine @ Siena

June 4th, 2016

Siena @ Fairview

Food:  4/5   Service:  4/5   Atmosphere:  4/5   Price:  Avg. $65 person

FANTASTIC SPOT!  Excellent food and ambiance, perfect experience at Siena on Granville Street.  Strongly recommended to come for a causal dinner at this cozy restaurant. AND, make plan to go on MONDAY night with friends or colleagues for the half price bottled wine deal!
 Everyone was very friendly there.  Our server was very attentive, professional and friendly.  She told us about the Happy Hour from 8-10pm with food and drink specials.  Cannot wait to go back again!  The lighting and decor make the environment so comfortable, cozy but not crowded.  Price is very reasonable and food is incredibly delicious.