Archive for October, 2011
Phone: (604) 515-8842 | Hours: Open Daily: 11:30am – 9pm | Fri: 11:30am – 10pm
When I first heard of “I Love Sushi”, I had always imagined it to be a cheap Sushi joint with a variety of rolls and a very large menu. Well, it seems like I was partly right. They do have a big menu, but not exactly your typical cheat Sushi joint. And it shows in their service.
This restaurant portrays a cheap Sushi joint also because they don’t setup your table. It’s almost like a self-serve. Read the rest of this entry »
Location: 2745 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC
Phone: (604) 552-7983 | Hours: Hours: Mon – Thu – 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Fri – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm | Sat 10:00 am – 11:00 pm | Sun 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Last Saturday my girlfriend and I were back at Milestones to see what’s new and also because she wanted something Western. So, we called ahead of time to make sure there wasn’t a long wait. And there wasn’t, just a mere 20 minutes wait, which would take us around the same time to get there. When we got there the parking lot was completely full, so I had to resort to the street parking. And we were seated almost immediately after entering the restaurant. Read the rest of this entry »
Location: 1123-3779 Sexsmith Rd, Richmond, BC
Phone: (604) 303-7674 | Hours: N/A
As the weather in Vancouver gets colder for winter, one might snuggle up in bed and hibernate or you could go out for Hot Pot. For those who haven’t been to any sort of Hot Pot restaurants, it’s basically a pot with boiling soup base and you just go at it with a variety of meats, veges, seafood, and basically any other ingredients you would like to go in your pot. Posh is a Japanese style of Hot Pot, it uses premium soy sauce as the base of the soup. Unlike traditional Chinese Hot Pot, Japanese Hot Pot uses very little soup base, so that there is really no need for sauces, as your ingredients are already soaked with the soup base.
One other thing that is that unlike traditional Chinese Hot Pot, Japanese Hot Pot uses no real fire. I wonder what advantages would that bring? Read the rest of this entry »
Location: 3000 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, BC
Phone: (604) 941-8650 | Hours: Sun-Thu: 11a-10p, Fri-Sat: 11a-11p
Came here a few weeks ago for @acwin‘s birthday lunch on a Sunday afternoon. We were a big party, so it took us awhile to get seated. I would say our waitress was quite organized despite the large group. There were a few order mixed ups but I couldn’t blame her. Read the rest of this entry »
Location: 2850 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam, BC
Phone: (604) 941-1733 | Hours: 7 Days a week, 11:30AM – till late
As a special treat for the one year anniversary of my blog, I decided to give my readers a special read. As a food blogger, I think the most satisfying experience is sharing that amazing or not-so-amazing experience with your readers and giving some sort of expectation to readers before they set foot into a restaurant. We’re almost like spies. Anyhow, I just wanted to take this time to THANK YOU for being so supportive in reading my entries. And to all the new visitors, I’d like to welcome you too! I could not believe how much this blog has grown in the past year and hopefully it’ll continue to grow exponentially in years to come.
Back to the special treat!
There are many firsts! And this is definitely one of them. I was invited by Earls to join them for an exclusive preview of their new Fall 2011 menu. Thanks to @PoCoEarls for hosting us. It was a pleasure.
Just a little background on Earls for those who haven’t yet visited this upscale dining restaurant with more than 50 restaurants in Canada and the US. It originated from Alberta from a family owned restaurant to becoming a chain. Earls is a very comfortable dining experience with a twist to many popular West Coast casual dishes. (You’ll see what I mean in a minute.) My girlfriend and I had been to lunch at this particular location before, and I have to say they have a really comfortable atmosphere and great service.
Anyhow, we arrived at the restaurant a little past 7pm and I thought we were late. But, it seemed like our other party was later than us. We were seated very shortly after we arrived and was served the entire evening by their marketing co-ordinator. Big props to Amanda, Patrick and Luke for making this evening so enjoyable! Read the rest of this entry »
Location: 7874 Edmonds St, Burnaby, BC
Phone: (604) 525-3343 | Hours: N/A
My girlfriend and I had visited this restaurant a few weeks back on the edge of New West and Burnaby. There were pretty good ratings and reviews on this place so, which gave us another reason to travel across town to visit this restaurant even though we have plenty of pasta houses in the Tri-Cities area. The parking is at the back of the restaurant, there are street parking if you are lucky to find one. But, it’s one of those restaurants that don’t have very good access of parking space. I think “sketchy” would be a good word to use, especially when parking at night. They don’t have a back entrance, which you have to walk through this dark alley to the front of the restaurant to enter.
This is a two restaurant in one type of deal. There is a “Santoli” Greek restaurant that is connected with this one. I never knew Greek and Italian mixed together. But anyhow, it felt very awkward to enter into a Greek restaurant and then step into an Italian one. Plain awkward. Read the rest of this entry »
Like every year, I would have a Thanksgiving feast. (Besides the family dinner on Monday.) Usually it’s never at my place, and this year is no different. This year’s pot-luck celebration was at my girlfriend’s place. There’s a wide variety of food selections (mostly Asian =P).
Last but not least, I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!
Location: 3242 Westwood St., Coquitlam, BC
Phone: (604) 461-3798 | Hours: N/A
It’s been awhile since I’ve eaten in Coquitlam. There’s just too many restaurants in the lower mainland to explore. I think it’ll take several years before one can taste all the restaurants in the lower mainland, just look at Richmond and Vancouver downtown, there’s well over 1000 listings on Urbanspoon!
Well, my girlfriend and I are stepping into this small restaurant just on the border of Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam. It’s basically a hidden restaurant. You won’t find it unless you pass by it on Westwood Street.
There wasn’t that many people there on the Saturday afternoon. We were served with tea and menu’s right away. We concluded that the place was run by a Korean couple. I guess Korean really like noodles. There is Jimoco‘s that makes pasta, which is also opened by Korean chef. Read the rest of this entry »