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The Urban Tea Merchant Vancouver | Afternoon Tea TWG Mooncakes

The Urban Tea Merchant Vancouver | Afternoon Tea TWG Mooncakes

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”14312″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]The Urban Tea Merchant Vancouver recently launched their TWG Tea 2015 Traditional Mooncake Collection. With Mid Autumn festival 2015, September 27, just around the corner, we are delighted to preview their Autumn Celebration Tea Set Afternoon Tea. The Urban Tea […]

Best Seafood Boils in Vancouver | Crabs, Prawns, Mussels Oh My!

Best Seafood Boils in Vancouver | Crabs, Prawns, Mussels Oh My!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”14127″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]West Coast summers are iconic with fishing and camping trips, hiking the great outdoors and enjoying the sun on the patio. No summer is complete without a seafood boil. Let us break it down for you! Three different seafood boils […]

Greenhorn Espresso Cafe Vancouver | Coffee Shop West End

Greenhorn Espresso Cafe Vancouver | Coffee Shop West End

Greenhorn Espresso Bar Vancouver Cafe Coffee Instanomss Nomss

Greenhorn Espresso Bar Vancouver Cafe Coffee Instanomss Nomss

Greenhorn Espresso Cafe Vancouver located on a quiet corner of  Nicola Street and Nelson. I was first attracted to this independent coffee shop because of its decor and record collection. Getting to Greenhorn coffee shop wasn’t exactly easiest with multiple one-way, no exit and the business of Vancouver downtown. But it was worth the inconvenience.

 

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I liked that Greenhorn has a pretty extensive coffee menu (espresso, macchiato, cortado, cappucino etc.); in addition to food options such as baguette, sandwiches, salads and Belgian waffles.

 

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Cappucino. I loved the coffee bean Greenhorn Espresso Cafe uses. It is dark, earthy and robust. Unlike some independent espresso bars that shift towards acidic tasting coffees. It’s all about personal tastes. I prefer the taste of earthy and nuttiness of java.

I love the crema from this cappucino. It had the perfect temperature and very smooth. On sunny day, this would be perfect on the patio.

 

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Vietnamese Iced Coffee: Although it looks like a pretty small glass for 4.50. Looking at the size, you may probably feel under-poured! Typical pho restaurant gives you twice the size for 3 bucks! However, there is a lot of caffeine that you do not realized. I don’t want you to stare at the ceiling into the morning!

 

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There is plenty of seating area at Greenhorn. Two levels, patio and upstairs record collection. Good for browsing and impressing that person on a date for finding this local gem.

 

 

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Greenhorn Espresso Cafe
URL: http://www.greenhorncafe.com
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Espresso Bar, Cafe
 

Hours:

Mon 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 

994 Nicola St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2C7
(604) 428-2912
 

 

 

Greenhorn Espresso Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Argan Bistro Vancouver | New Pacific Northwest Restaurant on Robson Street

Argan Bistro Vancouver | New Pacific Northwest Restaurant on Robson Street

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VanVan Izakaya Vancouver | Robson Street Japanese Tapas

VanVan Izakaya Vancouver | Robson Street Japanese Tapas

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Chatime | Bubble Tea Vancouver Downtown 日出茶太

Chatime | Bubble Tea Vancouver Downtown 日出茶太

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We were invited by ChineseBites along with few fellow bloggers for their grand opening tasting to try their top Bubble Tea flavors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”12863″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]We always wondered why there isn’t a good bubble tea shop in Downtown Vancouver or even near Chinatown. I am quite happy that Chatime has opened.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self” image_url=”12858″][vc_column_text]Chatime has quite a large selection of beverages: Bubble tea, Fresh Tea, Mousse / Tea Latte, Smoothie and Slushes and even Coffee.

Chatime Top 10 Bubble Tea Flavors

  1. Pearl Milk Tea
  2. Grass Jelly Roasted Milk Tea
  3. Taro Pudding Milk Tea
  4. Brown Rice Green Milk Tea
  5. Taiwan Mango QQ
  6. Matcha Red Bean Milk Tea
  7. Mango Smoothie
  8. Red Bean Pearl Milk Tea
  9. Matcha Tea Latte
  10. Chocolate Mousse

What is surprising and disappointing to us is that they do not have Malt (or Wheat Germs). Pearl Castle makes one mean Wheat Germ boba.

  • Customization add ons:
    8 toppings available: pearls, grass jelly, coconut jelly, red bean, coffee jelly, aloe vera, rainbow jelly, pudding.
  • Ice level: regular, less, no ice
  • Sugar level: extra, regular, less, half, slight, no sugar (0% / 30% / 50% / 80%)

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Chatime is always part of the vicinity reward program. Don’t forget to get your card. Every 10 points gets you 1 free drink.[/vc_column_text][divider][vc_column_text]

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URL: http://chatime.com
Cuisine: Bubble Tea, Boba, Dessert

Hours:
Monday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 – 11:00 pm

1274 Robson street, downtown vancouver, BC
(604) 911-9119

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Cibo Trattoria Vancouver | Modern Rustic Italian Restaurant

Cibo Trattoria Vancouver | Modern Rustic Italian Restaurant

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The Urban Tea Merchant Vancouver Afternoon Tea |  Sakura Tea High Tea

The Urban Tea Merchant Vancouver Afternoon Tea | Sakura Tea High Tea

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Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Vancouver | Happy Hour Menu

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Vancouver | Happy Hour Menu

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[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_column_text]Boulevard is conveniently located on Burrard Street, adjacent to Joey Burrard, Lululemon and Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver. I personally love the space Boulevard offers. It is beautifully renovated with an expansive dining room, seated oyster bar and a Parsian outdoor patio (weather permitting). It is casually elegant with a touch of sophistication. It is perfect for those business meetings and after work socialites.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11351″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11356″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]The problem with working in downtown is that sometimes I end up going to the same restaurants and bar that are two steps away from the office. We become creature of habit and forget our options. Boulevard Kitchen is actually just a brisk 5 minute walk away from Bentall 5.

 

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Happy Hour Drink Menu Features:

• Russian Standard Moscow Mule, $5 (pictured above);
• Vodka, Gin and Bourbon Highballs, $5;
• Red Truck Ale, Lager and India Pale Ale by the bottle, $4;
• Granville Island Lager on tap, $5;
• Nichol Vineyard and Estate Winery Wine by the glass, $7.

 

Personally, I love Moscow Mules. It is so refreshing and a great way to start Happy Hour! Moscow Mules are made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. It’s like a grown up soda![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11352″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Meanwhile, Executive Chef Alex Chen crafted a variety of Happy Hour small-plate selections that are equally as delicious as dinner. A few items will be available throughout the day on their lounge menu or can be ordered as a side to your entree.

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Happy Hour Food Menu Features:

  • Buck-a-shuck Oysters $1 each
  • Octopus Ceviche with lime, cilantro, onion, tomato, chipotle tortilla chips $10
  • Heirloom Beet Salad with hazelnut, frill lettuce, white balsamic $9
  • Clam Chowder with smoked black cod, sawmill bay clam, potato, fennel pollen $9
  • Crispy Chicken Wings with fish sauce caramel, sambal chili, pickled vegetables $10
  • Crispy Stuffed Olives with anchovy, ricotta, spiced citrus aioli $6

 

Buck-a-shuck oysters features a seasonal selection of west & east coast oysters. Served with fresh horseradish, Mignonette sauce, cocktail sauce and creamy white foam sauce.  The oysters are plump and juicy. And if you prefer, option for a seat at the oyster bar.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11390″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][divider line_type=”No Line”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11361″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][image_with_animation image_url=”11414″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Octopus Ceviche 10: octopus morsels with a spicy lime, cilantro, onion, tomato marinade. Served with chipotle tortilla chips. Octopus tastes a lot like calamari, just meatier. But it is important not to overcook it. Otherwise it will taste like rubber. Good thing, the octopus is ‘cooked’ in an acidic marinade without heat. So it remains tender. It is fabulous as a side or topped over tacos.

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Julia Child recounts how Caesar Cardini (a San Diego resauranteur; not Caesar Augustus by the way) in 1925 made a trip south of the border to Tijuana, Mexico to avoid Prohibition-era laws and created the Caesar salad.

The original Caesar salad, according to Julia, was made with the inner leaves of a romaine lettuce, tossed with olive oil, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, garlic, and eggs that have been boiled for exactly one minute. Julia recounts how “Caesar himself rolled the big cart up to the table, tossed the romaine in a great wooden bowl… I can see him break two eggs over that romaine and roll them in, the greens going all creamy as the eggs flowed over them.“[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11367″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][image_with_animation image_url=”11366″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Heirloom Beet Salad 9: This salad is as pretty as it looks. Even if you are not a fan of beets you will love this salad! Roasted heirloom beets are sweet and enhanced with a splash of white balsamic vinaigrette. It does not have that raw green tastes. Topped with frill lettuce and toasted hazelnut for texture and extra earthiness.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11375″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Crispy Chicken Wings 10: If you are a huge fan of Portland’s Pok Pok chicken wings, than you will love Chef Chen’s fish sauce caramel and sambal chili wings with a crispy double fried batter. Served with pickled vegetables. I love these chicken wings. I love wings in general, but these chicken wings with fish sauce is robustly flavored. Tart and Spicy and goes great with beer![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11381″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Negroni 5: can’t go wrong with an old fashion drink for five dollars![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11376″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Crispy Stuffed Olives 6: These poppers are the perfect finger food. Olives stuffed with anchovies, ricotta and served with spiced citrus aioli. We bet you can’t eat just one.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11384″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Clam Chowder 9: smoked black cod, sawmill bay clams, potato, leek, dill, fennel pollen. A light and creamy clam chowder that is flavorful without tasting too much like the sea. This is perfect for a chilly day or if you just prefer something light to go along with your salad.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11382″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Korean Galbi ‘dog’ 10: Mouth watering hot dog made with American Wagyu beef, pickled cucumber, chili paste, kimchi topped with flash fried onions. So delicious![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11385″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Fresh Hand-Cut Fries 4: What Happy Hour is complete without some crispy fries? Light and non-greasy. I just wished these were bottomless! Served with pepper aioli.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11387″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]Happy Hour at Boulevard is one of the best happy hour menu I’ve had in awhile. I love the variety and the Asian inspired fish sauce chicken wings and Wagyu beef Korean hot dog. Most of all, the prices are very reasonable! Given the location, the sophisticated bar and marble high top tables, I will definitely be a regular here! I almost feel guilty for not wanting to share this with you!

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URL: http://boulevardvancouver.ca/
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pacific Northwest

Hours:
Mon 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 6:30 am – 11:00 pm

845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K7
(604) 642-2900

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Oysi Oysi Japanese Vancouver Sushi Making | SocialShopper Experiences

Oysi Oysi Japanese Vancouver Sushi Making | SocialShopper Experiences

Oysi Oysi Japanese Restaurant Sushi Making instanomss nomss

Oysi Oysi Japanese Restaurant Sushi Making instanomss nomss

Oysi Oysi Japanese Restaurant Sushi Making instanomss nomss

Today we went to Oysi Oysi Japanese Restaurant to learn how to make sushi with Experiences by SocialShopper. The experience is to Learn the Art of Sushi Making & Create Gourmet Rolls with Dungeness Crab Plus Sake Tasting is for 1 or 2 people. Lots of couples came for a great date night!

 

If you are a fan  of the movie Jiro Dreams of Sushi and want to fulfill your wildest sushi chef dreams, this would be a great experience to learn the basics. Today’s sushi making class we learned how to make Salmon Carpaccio, Dynamite Roll, and a Real Crab California Roll with a dungeness crab. Each person is given a sushi rolling mat to use and to keep.

 

In addition, each course is served with a sake taster : Premium Ginjo Sake, Nama Organic Sake, and Nigori Silky Mild Sake (unfiltered).

 

 

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Oysi Oysi Japanese Restaurant Sushi Making instanomss nomss

Oysi Oysi Japanese Restaurant Sushi Making instanomss nomss

Oysi Oysi Japanese Restaurant Sushi Making instanomss nomss

 

 

 

Salmon Carpaccio: The Chef gave us salmon sashimi and a peppercorn tuna. Garnishes of onions, Japanese sprouts, cucumbers and red peppers. We were shown how to roll the sashimi and dipped in ponzu vinaigrette.

 



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Dynamite Roll: Chef showed us how to spread the rice on the seaweed evenly. Remember not to put too much ingredients inside the roll otherwise it would be hard to seal it.

Dynamite Roll Recipe
Cuisine: Japanese
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1 roll
Ingredients
  • 1 Nori Sheet
  • 1/2 cup Sushi Rice
  • 1 prawn tempura
  • 1/4 avocado
  • Julienne cucumber
  • mayonnaise as desired
  • 2 tablespoons tobiko (fish roe)
Instructions
  1. Take the sheet of nori seaweed and put it shiny side down
  2. Damp hand with vinegared water to prevent sushi rice from sticking to your hands.
  3. Gently pat and spread sushi rice on an even layer on the seaweed.
  4. Flip over so that the rice is facing the sushi rolling mat.
  5. Add avocado, mayo, tobiko, prawn tempura.
  6. Roll the sushi using the bamboo sushi rolling mat.
  7. Cut the dynamite roll into eights.

 

 

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Oysi Oysi Japanese Restaurant Sushi Making instanomss nomss

Next we took apart the previously cooked and chilled dungeness crab. The real crab meat are used to make a California Roll. We were also given ponzu soy sauce if we chose to eat our crab meat.

 

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Oysi Oysi Japanese Restaurant Sushi Making instanomss nomss

Oysi Oysi Japanese Restaurant Sushi Making instanomss nomss

 

Coffee Jelly: dessert as we concluded our class.

It was a really fun experience and I know I will never become a sushi chef. Next time I will just go to a Japanese restaurant and let the pros do the hard work!

 

There are only a few spots left to Learn the Art of Sushi Making & Create Gourmet Rolls with Dungeness Crab Plus Sake Tasting. Grab a spot in the class before it’s full!

 

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Oysi Oysi Japanese Restaurant
URL: https://www.facebook.com/oysioysivancouver
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Hours
Mon – Fri: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun: 3:30 pm – 9:30 pm

1136 Alberni St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A5
(604) 682-0011



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