It’s been two months postpartum. My first 30 days with baby was the hardest! The learning curve was so steep – I was not mentally nor physically ready! To celebrate I took a well deserved day at Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. First […]
Miku at Coal Harbour waterfront is one of my favourite Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. It is located next to Canada Place and has wonderful views – you can watch the sunset over the North Shores. To celebrate our third wedding anniversary, Dave and I wanted […]
Fayuca is a newly opened Mexican restaurant in Yaletown, Vancouver. It is located on 1009 Hamilton Street (replacing the old Hamilton St. Grill). Opened by Ernesto Gomez and Mexican chef Jair Tellez (Laja), this cantina menu focus on modern North Pacific Mexican cuisine in a casual and chic environment. The space is designed by Scott Cohen (Nuba, Les Faux Bourgeois).
Having missed the media launch party being super pregnant and all, it was nice to enjoy a delicious drink at the bar. They offer a strong bar program that includes cocktails, wine, ciders, beer and Mezcal.
We enjoyed a quiet afternoon on the patio before the lunch crowd rolled in. There are perks in being on Maternity Leave!
Four Winds Brewing – this liquid sunshine is like summer in a bottle. Deliciously brewed in reverence of the old world sour wheat ales of Berlin, this Berliner-style Weisse is light in body with a faint earthy mineral essence. Sour in nature and refreshingly effervescent.
Guacamole 12: Crispy Sunchokes, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, and Macedonian Feta.
Grilled Cactus and zucchini salad 13: avocado and citrus vinaigrette, mashed pinto beans and red grain rice. Option for queso fresco for $2.
Braised Beef Tongue Torta 12: spicy birria broth, pickled carrots and onions, avocado and queso fresco. The beef tongue was delicious and tender on its own.
Tue 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1009 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4
Mosquito Desserts & Champagne is one of my favorite locations for desserts in Vancouver. It is located on 32 Water Street in Gastown. The restaurant is elegant and chic. It makes for the perfect location for the best date night. Now that they have also introduced Afternoon […]
Grand River Seafood Restaurant 濠江尚品海鮮酒家 is a Chinese restaurant located in Coquitlam (next to Silvercity Cineplex Cinemas) on 100 Schoolhouse Street. This is another humble restaurant with minimal decor. This restaurant offers dim sum lunch service as well as seafood dinner (set menus and combos available). […]
四季 Grand Seasons Chinese Restaurant is a humble diner in Coquitlam. It is located just across from the Burquitlam SkyTrain station at 555 Clarke Road. Our friends introduced this place to us after we were complaining about eating at the same restaurants in Coquitlam Tri-Cities area. Everything was pretty promising on our first visit but then quickly declined from there on. We came here three times and probably will not go back.
Salt and Pepper Deep Fried Tofu: Crispy outside with jalapeno and garlic. Great with a side of congee.
Century Egg and Salty Pork Congee: A nice consistency of water to rice ratio in this congee. However, there was not a lot ingredients and I like Neptune Wonton’s pillowy congee base much, much more,
Stir Fry Beef Rice Noodles: A nice balance of flavour however this dish was to greasy and lacked heat from the wok.
Spicy Marinated Jelly Fish with Sliced Beef Shank: This was one of my favorite dishes. I had ordered it a few times. However, if I had to choice, I think East Pearl in Port Coquitlam does it better. Their jelly fish has a better mouth feel and bouncy texture compared to Grand Seasons which is a little soggy.
Overall, Grand Seasons is suitable for a quick bite to satisfy the hunger. They lack consistency in presentation and execution. Sometimes the fishes are still dirty with a greasy film – that alone is a deal breaker!
Grand Seasons Restaurant 四季
Mon 10:30 am – 12:00 am
Tue 10:30 am – 12:00 am
Wed 10:30 am – 12:00 am
Thu 10:30 am – 12:00 am
Fri 10:30 am – 1:00 am
Sat 10:30 am – 1:00 am
Sun 10:30 am – 12:00 am
101A – 4501 North Rd, Burnaby, BC V3N 4J5
We finally decided to try HAAN Korean BBQ in Coquitlam after an intense craving for barbecue meat! We were not disappointed. The restaurant is clean and service is friendly. I like the interior. It also helped that it was well ventilated and you don’t leave […]
Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks is a local craft beer brewery in Richmond behind Ironwood in Steveston. This craft brewery is a place for big geeks, pop culture, comics and anime. You will recognize it by the names of the draft, the retro video games console, […]
Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine 福滿樓海鮮酒家 is a high-end Chinese seafood restaurant located in Richmond by the Richmond Oval – next to Ora a large scale residential community with T&T Supermarket. The restaurant is spacious with a large screen projection screen (perfect for weddings). Service is friendly and was not pretentious.
There is a good variety of dim sum selection on the menu: steamed, deep fried, marinated, braised and plenty of specialty items. Channeling Yum Cha HK, they’ve even got those super cute Boas with eyes and pig faces!
It’s not often you see grown men and women playing with their food! Of course, this salty egg yolk bun was soft and moist with a creamy center filling.
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings: Although it was $9 per order, there was five pieces. Thin skin and has a bouncy mouthfeel. There was nothing to complain about these Ha Gaws.
Deep Fried Mince Pork Dumplings: A like the gelatinous dough with a salty center of minced pork. The portions were a little small and leaves you begging for more.
Steamed Beef Balls
Special Steamed Rice Rolls with Tofu, Scallops and Eggplant: Not exactly a “roll” but this was one of our favourite dishes. The filling is tasty but is hard to share if you have more than four people.
Steamed Marinated Beef Tripe: I like the marinated flavours of stay and jalapeno. The tripe is soft and tender.
Truffle Siu Mai: These bite size pork dumplings has a mild taste of truffle that is not too over-powering.
Snow Pea Tips: Served with consomme and lots of dried shrimp.
Fortune Terrace has a few hits and misses but has a good variety of dishes. We like to come here for yum cha since it is close to work and there are plenty of free parking underground. Price point is on the higher end, but it isn’t over the top when you compare other newer Chinese restaurants in the area.
Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine 福滿樓海鮮酒家
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
Mon 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
6200 River Rd #130, Richmond, BC V7C 0B1
Taps and Tacos is a new Mexican restaurant in Port Moody. It is located on 91 Moody Street and Saint Johns Street – diagonally across from Pizzeria Spacca Napoli and just up the street from Brewery Row (Yellow Dog Brewing Co, Twin Sails Brewing, The […]
Neptune Chinese Kitchen 鳳鳴粥麵 has been opened a little under a year now at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam on United Boulevard. The restaurant is spacious, baby friendly, bright but a little out of the way from city center. It is usually pretty quiet (something […]
This global Taiwanese dessert franchise, Meet Fresh Richmond 鲜芋仙, opened its first location in Richmond on Capstan Way. It then opened a second Metro Vancouver location at 1232 Robson Street. Popular menu item includes taro balls, shaved iced, fresh herbal jelly and tofu pudding. I was really excited to try it after seeing so many Instagram photos but left rather disappointed.
The restaurant offers only counter service: order at the front and pick up on the side when your number is called. Then find your own seat.
Tofu Pudding with Taro and Red Beans: sugary with minimal taro and red bean. There was also barely any tofu pudding. I was hoping for more toppings rather than sugary bowl of water.
Taro Mochi and mixed bean ice: My cousin ordered a bowl of shaved ice with mixed beans. It had more toppings but again it was bland and uninteresting.
In the end they forgot to give us the packets of cream in the end. We were expected to clean up the tables after we were done and bring back the dirty dishes to the return station.
Meet Fresh 鲜芋仙
Cuisine: Dessert, Taiwanese
Mon 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Tue 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
8328 Capstan Way #1136, Richmond, BC M2N 5R4
Deer Garden Signatures 鹿園魚湯米線 finally reopened yesterday (replacing Deer Garden Restaurant 鹿園茶餐廳). Although it was sad to see our go to restaurant in PoCo close down, many welcome the casual selection of rice noodle combos, curry dishes, and HK style cafe approach. The interior went […]
Black Milk Water Coffee Roasters is a roomy cafe on North Road between Burnaby and Coquitlam. It is located on the lower floor of the complex next to Hannam Supermarket. Now that I’m finally on Maternity Leave, I’m so happy that I can visit these […]