eatwith.ROBINLEUNG.com http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com Eating Tri-Cities and beyond. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:06:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Little Babycakes (a new type of cupcake in town) http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2015/03/26/little-babycakes/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2015/03/26/little-babycakes/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:00:42 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2480 It is with my greatest privilege to introduce to you a new type of cupcakes in town:...

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Little Babycakes

It is with my greatest privilege to introduce to you a new type of cupcakes in town: “Little Babycakes”. Little Babycakes reached out to me just before Christmas to sample their cupcakes, so I said sure, why not? It caught me by surprise that they personally delivered these “little baby cupcakes” to my door! I was ‘wow-ed’ by that level of service. Kudos.

Samplers

I received two boxes of these bite-sized cupcakes. My first impression when I opened the boxes were wow were these the tiniest little cakes ever. But made with so much attention to detail. It was a piece of art that I couldn’t decide which to bite into first.

Let me take your around and show you some of the popular flavours that Little Babycakes offer:

Earl Grey

Red Velvet

Double Chocolate

Original

Salted Caramel

And the turquoise coloured looking one is a “Coconut Paradise”, which I don’t have a close-up of (probably cause I got too hungry and devoured it). All the babycakes were unique in their own way. But my favourite would be the original. My mentality around “original” being the best is because it’s the probably the very first one they perfected and if they can’t make the original good, then the ones to follow won’t be good.

I think these will make it big, especially in weddings and events because of their perfect one-bite size and their elegance looking shapes and flavours. So check them out at http://littlebabycakes.ca/. They are still looking for a store front, so stay tuned on where you can get a doze of these tiny cakes. If you really can’t wait, you are in luck! They will be popping up at Holt Renfrew Vancouver from March 28th till April 4th! Cupcakes will be on sale $7 for 6 and $13 for 12.

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M Cafe – “What’s a Hong Kong style cafe?” http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2015/03/22/m-cafe-whats-a-hong-kong-style-cafe/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2015/03/22/m-cafe-whats-a-hong-kong-style-cafe/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:56:11 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2555 Review Food Ambiance Service Price Overall Location: 2773 Barnet Hwy Unit C Coquitlam, BC, V3B 1C2 (next to Sushi...

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Review
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  • Service
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Overall

Location: 2773 Barnet Hwy Unit C Coquitlam, BC, 

Phone: (604) 474-2773

Hints: 

  • Upscale Hong Kong style cafe
  • Good ambiance
  • Shared parkade with the strip mall
  • Choice of large/small portions on most items all day

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It’s been rather inconsistent, ever since I started this new job last year that I’ve been writing less and less consistent. Not sure if it’s the job or if my interest is shifting with age. But the food journey continues regardless. During this journey, I’ve learnt many things. For one, it’s not easy to create interesting content all the time. Second, it’s not easy to engage your readers either. Lastly, all these take time. And I guess that nobody has enough of.

Okay enough of the intro, let’s get into “M Cafe”, Coquitlam’s newest Hong Kong style cafe. You might ask, what’s a “Hong Kong style cafe”? Well, it’s basically a tea restaurant for affordable and cheap eats. It’s not the best ambiance, but for those that have been around for decades, they hold dearly to having that “back-in-the-day” style. In Chinese, we call it “Cha-Chaan-Teng”.

M Cafe

M Cafe is nothing like that. It’s modernized and has a very elegant look and feel to it. I came visiting for dinner shortly after it opened after a week. After studying the menu for a bit, I had to say it was very similar to that of Copa Cafe down the street. However, they claimed to have no connections with Copa though I recognized some of the staff from Copa had come over.

Baked Ox Tongue in Tomato Sauce Fried Rice (Small) – $9.95

I ordered a small baked ox tongue in tomato sauce in fried rice. The portions was normal for the price point. However, the dish was underwhelming because of the ox tongue being all sliced up (which was out of my expectation). Otherwise, the dish was decent. For most dishes, there was an option for a small size or a big size. The small size is decent for one person’s portion and the bigger size is for 2-3 people.

Roasted chicken with vegetables and rice noodles – $8.95

This was my favourite dish at Copa. And I’m glad it was very similar as of Copa, if not identical. The noodles, however, was thinner in width.

Salt and Pepper Deep Fried Pork Chop – $14.95

This dish was a special request as it came with rice, we didn’t want any rice and only the pork chop. The price of the dish was a bit high for the portion served (IMO). We asked to have it less salty, I’m not sure if they misheard but it was way too salty for anyone’s taste.

The Bill

Overall, I wasn’t overly too excited about M Cafe. Perhaps, I had some expectation in mind that it would have tasted better than other Hong Kong style cafe’s in the Tri-Cities. However, it wasn’t. The service was mediocre at best, I felt that some of the waiters were still under trained and some senior waiters/waitress have attitude problems. The ambiance was nice, it was modern-looking and made use of wood. I’m not so sure about the bar-like round tables in a Hong Kong cafe though. The food was alright, it’s usually a hit or a miss. No guarantees. The menu (IMO) is too busy, but that’s usually the case at most Hong Kong style cafes.

Have you been to the new M Cafe? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments section below.

 

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What’s new in Vancouver? http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2015/02/27/whats-new-in-vancouver/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2015/02/27/whats-new-in-vancouver/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:23:53 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2545 When it comes new restaurants in Vancouver, there’s no shortage. There’s a few that are opening this...

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When it comes new restaurants in Vancouver, there’s no shortage. There’s a few that are opening this Spring that maybe worth the visit.

The Greek by Anatoli

Located at 1043 Mainland Street in the heart of Yaletown is a new Greek restaurant by Anatoli Souvlaki which has been a long time Greek restaurant serving in the Lonsdale area for over 30 years. This spring, these familiar flavours will be reimagined in Yaletown with the opening of The Greek by Anatoli. Brothers Iani and Alexi Makris, sons of Anatoli’s founding family, have joined partner Daniel Bergman to open the doors of their second restaurant. More information coming soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out their social media outlets: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Kongee Dinesty

Kongee Dinesty opened its doors at 9020 Capstan Way in Richmond earlier this month. It serves delicious congee and a variety of house-made snacks, open 8am to 10pm daily! But wait, they serve more than just congee. I was invited for a media preview, however, I was too busy and missed it. But will definitely give this a try when I’m in the area. Don’t know what congee is, be sure to check out their website.

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Pepper lunch

First of its kind in Canada! Pepper Lunch is making its way to one of the busiest streets in Richmond in March. Originally founded in Japan, Pepper Lunch is a DIY fast service concept. I first tried Pepper Lunch in Hong Kong a few years ago.

Pepper Lunch

It was really good and I can’t wait to try this new location in Richmond. Be sure to check them out here.

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The Wild Fig (Dine Out Edition) http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2015/02/10/wild-fig-dine-edition/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2015/02/10/wild-fig-dine-edition/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 06:54:31 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2527 The Wild Fig was one of the new additions to be part of the Dine Out Vancouver...

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The Wild Fig

The Wild Fig was one of the new additions to be part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival this year. Being one of the lonely restaurants in Coquitlam and after a study in their menu, I decided to come here with “the gang” (9 of us). For those unfamiliar with The Wild Fig, they are inside the Executive Hotel in Coquitlam. We came on a Saturday evening with reservations, I actually haven’t been inside here before. Upon walking in, I was caught by the glowing purple lighting. (Thought to myself, this place looks pretty decent.) It was a busy evening, as they had a live band doing some-type of swing music, the dance floor was full of people, and we were sitting right next to the dance floor. (Little did we know it was 60’s night, nor were we told at reservations or else I’m pretty sure we would have alternate plans). You can imagine an entire evening trying to carry conversations over the really loud music.

Let’s shift gears and talk about the food! After all, we’re “dining out”.

Tuna Martini

My girlfriend ordered the “Tuna Martini”, seared rare Albacore tuna with cherry tomatoes, fig, jalapenos, lemon, lime juice, and shredded daikon and carrot. It was an interesting dish, the tuna tataki was a bit salty and the daikon/carrot contrasted with no flavours. The chemistry just wasn’t there for this dish.

Sweet & spicy beef bites

I had the sweet & spicy beef bites, which reminds me of something like Manchu wok at the food court. It was a much nicer presentation of course, the CAB beef was tender.

Fig Arugula Salad

“Notyetafoodie” had the arugula salad with micro greens, curry champagne vinaigrette, peach, candied cashew nuts, figs, buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes. Her take on the salad was too much dressing on the greens, the buffalo mozzarella tasted good but it was cold and not melty.

Salmon “Carpaccio”

I’m not sure what to call this dish as it wasn’t on their original dine-out menu and a few things were added on the menu, this being one of them. “Tall guy” and “Music guy” had this. The bread was hard.

After having the appetizers, everything went down hill. Our entrees did not arrive till another hour or so later, and the not so good part was we were left unattended until I got up and waived down one of the servers because I could not located our server. Our server eventually brought us complimentary bread because we waited long for our entrees and was apologetic. We still waited another good 10 minutes till our entrees actually arrived.

Charbroiled baseball steak

Here’s the funny part, the dishes arrived lukewarm at most. My girlfriend ordered the baseball steak (medium rare), charbroiled well. It’s a Certified Angus beef centre cut strip loin, with jeera hash and sesame gai lan on veal port wine reduction, balsamic essence. The dish was executed poorly, you can see it in the photo with the reduction sauce poured onto the outer rim of the plate.

Zinfandel Lamb Shank

This caught my eye when studying the menu the night of, as it wasn’t on the original dine out menu. A braised lamb shank in red zinfandel, Fig, spices, shoe string potatoes, and brussel sprouts. The lamb shank was tasty but a bit dry, a little bit of sauces would’ve complimented well. The brussel sprouts was probably the best thing on the plate. The shoe string potatoes were not crispy.

Trio Dessert

After the entrees it was already 10pm, (2.5 hours into our dinner) and dessert was still a long time away. We again had to asked for dessert. It was a trio of chocolate banana cheesecake, mini Belgian chocolate cup Picasso, and an Okanagan fruit tart, hazelnut grissini and blueberry compote. The dish arrived cold (which means it was from the fridge). The compote was rock solid, couldn’t even be scrapped off the plate. Overall, the desserts were a bit too sweet for my Asian tastebuds. If I had to pick a favourite, it’d be the fruit tart.

By the end of the night, we were all exhausted from waiting. The front of the house manager was seen walking around but never once was he upfront on apologizing for the delay. In fact, I had to raise the issue with him. We ended up waiting for our bill for another (what felt like a long time). Our dinner for 9 totalled for over 3 hours! Probably one of the longest dining experience I’ve ever had as a food blogger. Well, at least we’ve sat through the entire playlist of the live band that evening.

Literally, “calling it a night”!

The Wild Fig on Urbanspoon

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Soft Peaks – Grand Opening http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2015/01/22/soft-peaks/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2015/01/22/soft-peaks/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:34:43 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2509 A new twist on ice-cream is here! There’s lots to love about ice-cream, especially during the summer...

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Soft Peaks

A new twist on ice-cream is here! There’s lots to love about ice-cream, especially during the summer time. My girlfriend raves for ice-cream and dreams about opening one up, but …one day! Anyways, Soft Peaks is two brothers (Dan & Ken Kim) owned ice-cream joint. What sets them apart? Their ice-cream is made with Avalon organic milk, a touch of sweetness and churned to smooth perfection. It is all-natural, low calories and low fat! (Ok be honest, I got you at low calories!)

Toppings, it’s all about it! They have an unique array of premium toppings, like yuzu marmalade, organic maple syrup with Himalayan pink salt, or a piece of fresh Fraser Valley honeycomb. Prices range from $4.00-$6.75 depending on size and topping.

Soft Peaks

Image by Soft Peaks

 

They are having their soft opening right now until February 1st and be sure to join them for their grand opening on the 5th @ noon!

LOCATION: 25 Alexander Street, Vancouver

HOURS: Wednesday-Sunday ​weekly ​from 12:00pm-9:00pm.

Be sure to check them out soon, softpeaks.ca! For those early foodies, who’s tried it during their soft launch, how was it? Let me know in the comments section below!

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Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse – Dine Out Edition http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2015/01/18/burnaby-mountain-clubhouse-dine-edition/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2015/01/18/burnaby-mountain-clubhouse-dine-edition/#comments Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:43:09 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2503 Came here for Dine Out this year. It’s also the restaurant’s first time to join dine out,...

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Came here for Dine Out this year. It’s also the restaurant’s first time to join dine out, so we both weren’t sure what to expect. Just a bit of background of Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse, it is also known by “Mulligan’s House & Bistro”. It was renovated in July of last year, giving it a more hip look & feel. They serve American comfort food on a regular basis and serves up a special menu every now and then. While dining, we had the privilege to meet executive chef, Jason Mok.

Thoughts: $18 for a 3-course menu, this was well worth it!

Louisiana Fried Chicken

Freshly made waffle, tomato & jalapeno chutney, sour cream.

Onsen Egg Carbonara

Guinness cheddar, bacon, edamame, linguine

8 oz. Certified Angus New York Steak

Yukon gold roasted garlic mash, market vegetables, green peppercorn sauce

Apple Crumble in Jar

Granny Smith apple, vanilla ice-cream

Dark Chocolate Mousse in Jar

Oreo cookies, shaved chocolate

Final Thoughts:

  • It felt like having two entrees instead of one. The appetizers were quite heavy, however, done quite well.
  • An Angus New York steak for $18 (3 course) is a steal!
  • For some reason they really know how to make good steaks at golf courses.
  • The newly renovated restaurant was spacious and the staffs were attentive and friendly.

Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse on Urbanspoon

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Every year I’m late joining the bandwagon of posts for the Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Not sure why, maybe because I don’t get too excited about it than I used to. Anyway, #DOVF is back for the 13th time this year. Has it been that long? Wow! Time sure flies. So for those who have yet to find out, this year’s dine out dates are from January 16th to February 1st. A big whooping 17 days for you to try all sorts of international cuisines that Vancouver has to offer.

There are 270+ restaurants joining this year, some old, some new and some no longer but hopefully there’s something for everybody. The price points this year remains the same from previous years ($18, $28 and $38) for a 3-course meal. And of course, wine pairings are available at an additional cost. There are also 20+ Vancouver hotels that offer rooms at discounted rate during these times at $78, $108, and $138 per night for those visiting out of town or too tipsy to drive.

DON’T JUST EAT! If you’re spending the money anyways, why not enter the contest to win dineout for a year!

Okay, so here are my top picks for this year! This is based on what I see as value, creative and worth spending the $$$ for the first timers. It’s an extensive menu and restaurants selection this year, let me know your favourites below!

$18

Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse

Chutney Villa

Thai House Restaurant – Kitsilano

Vaades The Indian Restaurant

$28

The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar

The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant

Bogart’s Bar & Restaurant

ChiCha

The Wild Fig

$38

Salmon House on the Hill

Brix

The Keg

YEW Seafood + Bar

 

Don’t forget to check out other food festival events happening around town all 17 days long!

DOVF

Website: www.dineoutvancouver.com
Twitter/Instagram: @DineOutVanFest
Hashtag: #DOVF #MyDineOutStory
Tourism Vancouver:  www.tourismvancouver.com  @MyVancouver

 

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Maji Taiwanese Stir Fry 麻吉台式熱炒 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/12/23/maji-taiwanese-stir-fry-%e9%ba%bb%e5%90%89%e5%8f%b0%e5%bc%8f%e7%86%b1%e7%82%92/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/12/23/maji-taiwanese-stir-fry-%e9%ba%bb%e5%90%89%e5%8f%b0%e5%bc%8f%e7%86%b1%e7%82%92/#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:12:30 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2476 Review Food Ambiance Service Price Overall Location: #1180 – 8391 Alexandra Rd Richmond, BC, V6X 3W5 (on Richmond’s eat...

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Review
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Overall

Location: #1180 – 8391 Alexandra Rd Richmond, BC, 

Phone: (604) 270-3100

Hours: (Mon-Thurs) 5:30pm – 1:00am, Fri-Sat ( till 1:30am), Sun (till 12:00am)

Website: http://www.majirestaurant.ca/

Hints: 

  • Free rear parking (very limited)
  • Paid street parking
  • Reservations are highly recommended
  • Alcohol available (Both domestic and imports)
  • Opens only at night

Maji Restaurant 麻吉台式熱炒 on Urbanspoon

 

Maji

I’ve been wanting to try Maji for a long time, despite my girlfriend’s love for Taiwan I had a hard time convincing her to try this place. Mostly because she has this perception that food from Taiwan are mostly fried and hence bad for the skin. Well all ladies out there, it’s no worries at Maji. In fact, most of their famous dishes are “stir fry” one way or another.

Maji

We came on a busy Saturday evening and we didn’t reserve a table. Luckily, we only waited for roughly 15-20 minutes before a table. We were told otherwise an hour wait at around 7:30pm. I remembered that Maji used to be a Chinese/Shanghai restaurant before Maji’s existence. It has changed a lot since then. A lot more smaller tables and clearly a younger crowd. In fact, it’s “the place” for drinks and socials. They serve up domestic and Taiwan beers/alcoholic drinks.

Five Flavour Squid

Since it was our first visit, we decided to try most of their famous dishes. I didn’t know this was a cold dish until it arrived. As much as I like deep fried squid, this wasn’t bad. The five flavour squid was garlic-y and sweet at the same time, a very interesting dish. It served with chilled cucumbers.

Pan-Fried Oysters

Another of their famous dishes were the oysters. It’s pan-fried with onions, green onions, and black bean sauce. The dish was really good and would have been a perfect dish with rice. Oysters were fresh and decent in size.

San-Pei Chicken

The chicken dish was heavenly. I loved the “San-Pei” sauce they use here, very original. It was super tasty and all the flavours spilled out unlike other places I’ve been where it was only salty and nothing else.

Braised Sparerib soup

Braised Sparerib soup

The soup came in a jar and was steamed inside the jar. It was very tasty. There were an abundant amount of ingredients with lots of clams, spareribs, and melon. My girlfriend and I had two full bowls. And it was only $6.25.

The Bill

Overall, we were very impressed. The dishes were smaller than usual Chinese places (hence, each dish is slightly cheaper). But at the same time, it’s perfect size for couples. Plus you get to try more varieties. Will definitely come back and try their other dishes.

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Overall

Location: #110-6125 Sussex Ave Burnaby, BC  (Outside Metropolis)

Phone: (604) 559-6125

Website: http://cafejoie.com/

Hints: 

  • Street parking (a few free parking on the side streets)
  • Study / hangout place
  • Patio available in the Summer time
  • Variety of goods and sweets

Cafe Joie on Urbanspoon

Cafe Joie

Blogging has been on the back burner for me these days. Maybe it’s the Christmas season where I just want to lay back and do nothing or that this blogging business has taken a toll on me and I just need a break from it. But whatever it is, there’s still a fire inside that makes me want to keep this going for a little longer. Anyhow, I’m picking “Cafe Joie” to visit today (actually more like visited last month). I’ve heard from several of my friends say, you must try this place! Every time I hear this phrase, I’ve already put an expectation on it that it must be REALLY REALLY GOOD! Well, not a bad thing. It’s just that I’ve given this place in my heart a higher expectation.

Anyway back to Cafe Joie, it’s my first time here. This place is right outside of Metropolis and this makes it impossible to find FREE parking. Well, almost! I was lucky to find free parking on the side streets. There’s a few spots that are 2 hours and the rest is just metered parking.

Cafe Joie

Upon walking in, I was surprised how many people are here! It’s almost like a Starbucks but filled with Asians. I’m not sure why all Asians, but I guess this place get its customers through word of mouth. They have a pretty large selection of menu items, wished they’d write bigger so I can actually see the menu.

Honey Latte

The espresso menu wasn’t cheap. But looking at their espresso machine, I knew I’d be getting a good cup of caffeine. (I don’t know much about espresso machines, but I can definitely tell if it’s a good one.) My girlfriend and I shared a Honey Latte. It was too sweet! I definitely tasted the honey, but just too sweet for me (might’ve been better if I had gotten half-sweet). If you have a sweet tooth, this would totally satisfy you.

Macarons

My girlfriend insisted we try their macarons (yes, she’s a macaron lover) and so we did. The macarons were alright, not light enough and a bit too sweet for me. It’s like putting sugar in your mouth (literally). I forgot what these flavours were but maybe I’ll fill you in if my girlfriend remembers.

Matcha Fruit Waffle

We were also told that the waffles here were pretty good here, so we had to try it. There were several types of waffles, we opted for the fruit waffle with Matcha ice-cream topped with strawberries, kiwi, whipped cream and a macaron drizzled with green tea extract. I liked the waffles here, it was chewy (kind of tasted like bubble egg waffles. The fruits were definitely fresh fruits, but probably not in season as the fruits tasted sour. Overall, this was quite enjoyable.

Cafe Joie

One thing I really liked about Cafe Joie is that it gives you a buzzer when your order is ready, so you don’t have to stand there and wait for your order. (Something you don’t see often in a small cafe like this one.) Overall, Cafe Joie was an enjoyable experience. The menu items were priced fair. The ambiance felt bright and awakening. And I would definitely try another of their beverages but probably not spend my money on food.

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La Belle Patate http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/12/02/la-belle-patate/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/12/02/la-belle-patate/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:54:38 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2404 Location: 1215 Davie Street Vancouver, BC V6E Phone: (604) 569-1215 Hours: Mon-Thur  11am-11pm | Fri & Sat  11am-3am | Sun  11am-9pm Hints:  Authentic Québécois...

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Location: 1215 Davie Street Vancouver, BC 

Phone: (604) 569-1215

Hours: Mon-Thur  11am-11pm | Fri & Sat  11am-3am | Sun  11am-9pm

Hints: 

  • Authentic Québécois cuisine
  • 38+ variety of poutine
  • Opens late night on Fri & Sat

Web: http://westcoastpoutine.wix.com/labellepatatevan | Facebook | Twitter

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Welcome to poutine heaven! La Belle Patate has been known for their huge selections of poutine. Poutine is so Canadian that it’s probably one of the first thing you think of when you think Canadian food. So for Canada Day this year, my girlfriend and I travelled across town to what is truly Canadian food. I’ve been coming back to blog posts that I’ve started and have long forgotten.

Montreal Smoked Meat Poutine

Poutine does not get more Canadian than this one! This one is truly Canadian with cut up Montreal smoked meat, mushrooms, cheese curds, gravy and of course the fries. The fries were freshly cut in store. Gravy was hot enough to melt the cheese curds.

Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich

Though it was nothing compared to what I had in Montreal Schwartz, it was decent for something West Coast. There were a good portion of Montreal smoked meat, smothered with mustard and clamped in plain bread.

 

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