eatwith.ROBINLEUNG.com http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com Eating Tri-Cities and beyond. Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:06:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 The “very popular” Cafe Joie http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/12/13/popular-cafe-joie/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/12/13/popular-cafe-joie/#comments Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:06:11 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2469 Reviews Food Ambiance Price Overall Location: #110-6125 Sussex Ave Burnaby, BC V5H 4G1 (Outside Metropolis) Phone: (604) 559-6125 Website: http://cafejoie.com/ Hints: ...

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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

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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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Hanamori Sushi http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/12/01/hanamori-sushi/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/12/01/hanamori-sushi/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 06:01:25 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2460 Review Food Ambiance Service Price Overall Location: #102 511 Rochester Ave Coquitlam, BC V3K 0A2 Phone: (604) 939-2422 Hints: ...

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Location: #102 511 Rochester Ave Coquitlam, BC

Phone: (604) 939-2422

Hints: 

  • Hidden beside an apartment
  • Very little parking
  • Very small restaurant

Hanamori Sushi on Urbanspoon

I was here in the summer and in fear of heat, I was resisting from coming to this place because it had its doors open. This could only mean one thing, no air con! Well, I finally convinced my girlfriend to come here one day. The menu was selective and there wasn’t particularly anything that stood out for us. So we just ordered a few things we usually ordered at other Japanese restaurants.

Sushi Combo

We ordered a nigiri combo, which consisted of 6 pieces of nigiri sushi and 6 pieces of tuna roll. The sushi was on par with other regular Japanese restaurants. Overall, the sashimi was fresh but wasn’t particular of high quality.

Tuna Goma-ae – $4.95

This caught our attention and it was indeed one of the better dishes of the night. Marinated tuna with sweet sake and soya served in a ice-cold cup. I liked the texture and presentation, simply a great summer dish.

Aburi Sushi

One of the other reason, why I wanted to Hanamori was their Aburi Sushi. For those who don’t know toom uch about Aburi Sushi, it is a seared sushi with sauce on top or the side. On the left, we have a torch toro marinated with sweet sake. The sauce was too too much and made the rice all wet and soft. To the right, we have a wild salmon aburi. It’s chopped scallop wrapped with salmon. The presentation on the wild salmon alone was worth it! Overall, the aburi’s were a bit wet and over soaked by the sauce.

Beef Yaki Udon

At this point, we were on the edge of being full but feel like we could still fill our stomachs with something warm. We decided to give the yaki udon a go with the choice of beef or chicken. We picked beef. There was an overwhelming amount of onions and very little beef. We were underwhelmed by the udon.

Hanamori

Overall, Hanamori is a tiny Japanese restaurant tucked in the corner of a strip mall on Lougheed and North Road. Food was on par but it was nothing surprising. Service was average. The ambiance was cozy but the fact that it did not have Air Con in the summer was a minus. Let’s just say there are better options for the price you are paying.

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Yolk’s Breakfast Restaurant and Commissary http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/11/06/yolks-breakfast-restaurant-commissary/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/11/06/yolks-breakfast-restaurant-commissary/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 22:35:23 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2453 Review Food Ambiance Service Price Overall Location: 1298 E Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6A 1S6 Phone: (604) 428-9655 Hours:...

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Location: 1298 E Hastings St Vancouver, BC

Phone: (604) 428-9655

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am-3:00pm

Hints: 

  • Busy brunch place on the weekends
  • Only here for a year or two…
  • Street parking

Web: http://www.yolks.ca/restaurant

Yolk's Breakfast Restaurant and Commissary on Urbanspoon

 

Yolk’s is one of those places in Vancouver which I don’t need to blog about cause there’s so much blog posts on it by now. When I first blogged about Yolk’s food truck, they were just starting up and shortly after they are so well established that everyone in the Lower Mainland knows about them. So this is a very belated blog post that I should have done a long time ago, but got tied up doing others. Here goes…

Yolk’s Restaurant + Commissary

Just a bit about this location, it’s on the intersection of East Hastings and Clark. If you think the building is very old looking, you are probably right. There’s a demolition clause on the building, so Yolk’s will only be there for a year or two before they move on. Though, it’s a big restaurant (with ~80 occupancy), you would have line ups out the door after hangover on the weekends. So either get there early or wait in line.

The Beast

One thing I love about Yolk’s that are not at other brunch places are their YOLKS! No seriously, their eggs are fresh and the yolks are has that orange-y colour to it! This was a special on their menu, which they don’t always have. It’s called “The B.E.A.S.T.” and just to make it easy to remember, it’s got bacon, eggs, avocado, spinach, and tomato on a English muffin smothered with Hollandaise sauce. I got potatoes on the side as well. The potatoes were seasoned well, but a little too dry IMO. The English muffin was a bit chewy and hard but other than that it was the perfect breakfast.

Poached Free-range egg sandwich

My girlfriend built her own breakfast using their menu. And since she doesn’t like her eggs runny, she got it to be a bit more cooked with honey ham.

4 Waters for 2 people

Just to get a sense of how chaotic it is on a weekend, our server gave us 4 waters for 2 people. But it was alright, it was hot outside anyway.

 

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Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/10/27/gyu-kaku-japanese-bbq/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/10/27/gyu-kaku-japanese-bbq/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:48:28 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2448 Review Food Ambiance Service Price Overall Location: 888 Nelson St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9 Phone: (604) 558-3885 Hours: Monday...

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Location: 888 Nelson St Vancouver, BC

Phone: (604) 558-3885

Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 11:30am-10:30pm
Friday: 11:30am-11:30am
Saturday: 11:30am-11:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am-10:30pm

Hints: 

  • Authentic Japanese BBQ
  • Great customer service
  • Paid underground/street parking
  • Happy Hour

Web: http://www.gyu-kaku.com/
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Gyu-Kaku

Gyu-Kaku in the heart of downtown Vancouver offers social dining experience that is authentic to the Japanese Yakiniku (BBQ) dining experience. They offer premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill while offering Japanese sake, Shochu and beers.

Charcoal BBQ Grill

The grilling experience was like no other. I particularly liked the ventilation from the BBQ grill. It was so well ventilated that there were no oil getting on my hands or my clothes.

Meats

Grilling

It’s been such awhile ago that I had forgotten what I had ordered. But I believe there was a combination of beef tongue, Bistro Hanger Steak, Harami Angus Beef ribs, and Kalbi chunk. The meats were fresh and well-seasoned.

Spicy Tuna Volcano

We also ordered a few starters from the Happy Hour menu. The Happy hour menu is much cheaper than regular dining menu and there’s a wide selection of items. The spicy tuna volcano is deep fried sushi rice topped with spicy tuna and green onions.

Chicken Karaage

The chicken karaage came in a mayo-like dipping sauce. It was piping hot.

Sukiyaki Bibimbap

We basically tried all their listed best-sellers. This was another one. Sliced pork in a sukiyaki style stone pot rice. It was flavourful but we were quite full as this came out last.

 

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Pho Holiday – A new Pho in town! http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/10/25/pho-holiday-new-pho-town/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/10/25/pho-holiday-new-pho-town/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:08:17 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2442 Food Food Ambiance Service Price Overall Location: 1054 Austin Ave Coquitlam, BC V3K 3P3 Phone: (604) 931-2646 Hours: 10:30am –...

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Location: 1054 Austin Ave Coquitlam, BC

Phone: (604) 931-2646

Hours: 10:30am – 9:00pm, 7 days a week

Hints: 

  • 15% off till Oct 31st
  • Authentic Pho
  • Parking at rear

Pho Holiday on Urbanspoon

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated here. I’ve always been hoping to update more regularly but I’ve been too busy lately. If you want to stay up to date on my latest eats, follow me on my Facebook page or follow me on Instagram.

Pho Holiday

My girlfriend and I discovered a new Pho in the Austin Heights area in Coquitlam. This place used to be Austin Delicatessen, which focused on European goods and subs. But I had never visited the place. So it was indeed my first time being here, it seems like the place was newly renovated including new furnitures.

Chicken Stock

Since I couldn’t find parking in the front, I had to walk through the kitchen to get to the back door and rear parking. I was able to grab a shot of the chicken stock that they boil for hours! It’s amazing to see real stock. Most Pho places would leave me thirsty because of MSG. But this place was surprisingly good, you can tell that the broth was made from the real stuff and the broth tasted sweet.

Pho Holiday Special (Small)

I had the small Pho Holiday special which included a bit of everything – rare beef, brisket, fatty brisket, tendon, tripe and beef ball. The pho noodles were smooth and the right amount of chewiness. I wish there was a whole beef ball, but I had maybe a quarter. The meats were a great variety and fresh. The best was thing was the broth IMO. It was sweet to taste. The small size was decent and I was full, sometimes I wouldn’t be full from just ordering a small bowl.

Spring Rolls

We shared two orders of spring rolls. It was crispy on the out and soft on the inside. The fish sauce was light and sweet, complimented the spring roll very well. I would order this again.

Lemongrass Chicken with two eggs

My girlfriend had a lemongrass chicken with rice and double fried eggs. She mentioned the chicken was lightly seasoned or too lightly seasoned and didn’t have enough lemongrass. The rice was a little hard, but our waitress mentioned that the rice was harder and would be glad to swap it for us if needed. The amount of chicken was quite generous.

The Bill

Since it was their grand opening, we got a 15% discount. And they are currently doing a 15% discount till the end of October. They have about a dozen small tables but could be combined to make a table for a large group. This seems to be a family business and there were only 2 ladies running the place. I think it’s great to have another authentic Pho place in the area. So be sure to check it out, since we’re in the comfort food season. Having a hot bowl of Pho could just really warm up that cool day.

 

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Legend House http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/09/22/legend-house/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/09/22/legend-house/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:35:03 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2436 Review Food Ambiance Service Price Overall Location: 1169 Pacific St 140 Coquitlam, BC, V3B 0G2 Phone: (604) 475-5222 Hours:  Hints: ...

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Location: 1169 Pacific St 140 Coquitlam, BC, 

Phone: (604) 475-5222

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Hints: 

  • Fresh handmade noodles
  • Pricy
  • North China & Szechuan Cuisine
  • Legend Beef Roll!!!

Web: http://legendhouserestaurant.com/

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Legend House

Legend House is a new Chinese restaurant in the Coquitlam Centre area. In fact, the area has been expanding so fast with new condominiums and apartments that there’s new opportunities for more restaurants and tea shops opening. Legend House is amongst the few that opened recently. They specialize in  Northern China and Szechuan cuisine. I made a visit shortly after their soft opening.

Let’s start off with a few appetizers:

Szechuan Meat Salad 夫妻肺片

One thing you must be aware of, is the spicy level of the food. Most of Szechuan’s food are spicy. However, you could ask for mild. If it is possible, they will make it.

Chicken with Spicy Sauce (口水雞)

Bone-in chicken tossed in a spicy Szechuan peppercorn dressing and garlic.

Legend Beef Rolls (牛肉卷餅)

Aside from appetizers, they also serve Northern style Dim Sum. The best thing I’ve tasted all night was their “Legend Beef Rolls”. It was legendary!! A five-spiced beef rolled in a crispy green onion flat bread and smothered in sweet hoisin sauce.

Shanghai Xiao long bao soup dumpling (小籠包)

And of course, the ultimate soup dumpling! It wasn’t the best, but not too bad. I would say expensive though for $7.50.

Szechuan Hot & Sour Soup (四川酸辣湯)

Moving away from the appy’s. We’ve ordered a Szechuan Hot & Sour soup, which was HOT (spicy hot)! Though we’ve asked for mild, it was still pretty hot. It’s a spicy sour soup with pork, shrimp, bamboo, mushroom and egg.

Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings

Dumplings are a must in a restaurant like this! The Pan-Fried Pork dumplings came in 8 pieces, filled with pork, chives, cabbage, green onions.

Szechuan Broth Braised Beef (水煮牛肉片)

I think the parents liked this more than I did because they can eat really spicy food. The thing with these types of dishes is that you don’t really feel the spice till a minute after it’s been in your mouth. The dish is filled with thinly sliced beef served on greens surrounded by chilli oil and a spicy mouth tingling broth.

Beijing Sweet Bean Sauce Pork (京醬肉絲)

Chinese crepes

If you like a sweet sauce, you’ll love this one. It’s shredded pork served on a bed of shredded green onions. It is usually served with steamed crepes. And you can get it here for $3/6 pieces. The crepes weren’t all that special nor were they soft and chewy. I think the dish would go well with just plain rice.

General Tao’s Chicken (左宗棠雞)

This was rather disappointing, the broccoli was over-cooked. The chicken was not crispy and was a bit slimy overwhelmed by the spicy tangy sauce.

Sichuan String Beans (干煸四季豆)

One of my mom’s favourite dishes. The string beans are deep fried! And then stir-fried with a bit of pork, garlic, crushed chillies and soy sauce. And it was surprisingly well-done compared to the last dish.

Cumin Lamb Stir-fried Noodles (孜然羊肉炒面)

The noodles here are made in-house. There are two types of noodles you can order: hand-dragged noodles (long, round and softer) or blade-sheared noodles (wide, flat and chewy). We’ve got the blade-sheared noodles here. Fantastic dish! It was a little oily, but hard to pass by when it comes to Chinese stir-fried dishes. Cumin lamb served with fresh peppers.

Pan-Fried Pork Buns (生煎包)

Be careful when biting on these little buns! They are juicy and the juices will squirt all over the place if not handled with care.

The Bill

Overall, it’s great to have another choice of Shanghai/Northern China restaurant in the Tri-Cities. At least it’ll be great for those who want to grab a quick meal if they are living in one of the newer apartments. The dishes are a hit or miss though. There were some good and bad dishes. After all, you can’t be good at everything. We came on a rather hot summer day and their air conditioning just wasn’t strong enough. The sun was setting in our eyes and the doors and windows were open. Other than that, I would say service was decent. And we got a 10% discount from their grand opening special (applied after tax).

If you’re in the area, check it out and let me know what you think in the comments section below!

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La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/08/28/la-taqueria-pinche-taco-shop/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/08/28/la-taqueria-pinche-taco-shop/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:02:15 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2425 Review Food Service Price Overall Location: 322 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 1K6 Phone: (604) 568-4406 Hours:  Mon – Sat:...

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Location: 322 West Hastings St Vancouver, BC 

Phone: (604) 568-4406

Hours: 

Mon – Sat: 11AM – 6PM
Sun: Closed

Hints: 

  • Authentic Mexican Tacos
  • Cheap eats
  • Street paid parking
  • Check Twitter for deals

Web: http://www.lataqueria.com/

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La Taqueria

I learned of Taqueria through various sources, especially those who work downtown or just have that spare time to go all the way to downtown to have tacos. This place totally lives up to its name “shop” because it’s really small inside. And you better brush up on your Spanish because the menu items are all Español.

Tacos

The tacos here are $2.50 each or 4 for $9.50. You save 50 cents by ordering 4. They are small in size (about the palm of my hand), so it’s pretty easy to finish 4. Each taco comes with 2 pieces of tortillas, most likely because they are very thin and sauces will not hold if it were only held by a single piece. Although they were smaller tacos, the ingredients were fresh and full-of-flavours! The tortillas was nothing like the ones bought in-store, it was soft and didn’t have the nasty smell like the ones that are store bought.

Tacos

I also had an interesting version of Apple cider. It was more cider than it was Apple but still tasted decent.

Jarrito Mandarina

And in no particular order, this was what we had. I couldn’t figure out which one I ordered the fact that I finished it and still don’t know.

Pescado: a zarandeado fish with chipotle mayo, radish and pepitas.
Al Pastor: pork marinated in achiote chilli and pineapple
De Lengua (x2): braised beef tongue
Asada (x2): grilled AAA flank beef
De Cachete: braised beef cheeks
Carnitas: pork confit with pickled red onions

Tacos

Overall, it was worth trying other true Taco places around Vancouver. Though I had to drive across town just to get there. The service we had was good because the cashier took time to explain the menu.

Tacos

Tacos

 

 

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Yah Yah Ya Ramen http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/08/14/yah-yah-ya-ramen/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/08/14/yah-yah-ya-ramen/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:17:18 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2419 Review Food Ambiance Service Price Overall Location: #1423-8388 Capstan Way Richmond, BC V6X 4B6 Phone: (604) 285-5113 Hours:  Tues-Sun: 11AM –...

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Location: #1423-8388 Capstan Way Richmond, BC 

Phone: (604) 285-5113

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Tues-Sun: 11AM – 2:30PM, 5PM – 9PM

Hints: 

  • It’s a big mall. Hint: it’s right beside Richmond Sushi.
  • From Tokyo
  • Japanese staffed
  • Write your name down as soon as you arrive!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/richmondyahyahya

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Yah Yah Ya Ramen

I don’t remember how or when I stumbled upon this restaurant. But it was one of those days my girlfriend was craving for ramen. Normally, we would think of Robson or somewhere downtown. Somehow, I stumbled upon this place called “Yah Yah Ya”. (What a great name, don’t you think?) We came on a late Saturday afternoon and it was packed. We waited for roughly 15 minutes before getting a table. Be warned, if you are in a hurry, don’t go here! The wait is dependent on how busy they are as the restaurant isn’t that back. And just take it from me, don’t come here with a big party.

Line ups are usually a good thing at restaurants. It means there’s a reason why people choose to come here.

Yah Yah Ya Ramen

This ramen joint is Japanese operated. How can you tell? The waitresses are all Japanese. Be patient with the waitress though, they often times make mistakes. But they are very polite and is superb with customer service.

Miso Ramen

I got their Miso ramen set. It comes with a ramen of your choosing and a small portion of Negi-Chashu Don for $13. The Miso ramen tasted good. Everything tasted flavourful with two slices of chashu, loads of beansprouts, seaweed, and 1/2 flavoured egg. The good thing about Yah Yah Ya is that you can choose the softness/hardness of your noodles, the taste of the broth and the oil in the broth. I got everything to be normal. I was so hungry to begin with, but I couldn’t believe how full I was after. I couldn’t even finish the entire bowl.

Negi-Chashu Don

The Negi-Chashu don was great! It was a bigger portion than I had expected and we could not finish it between the both of us. There was a generous portion of chashu.

No.1 Ramen (Shoyu Ramen) – $9.50

My girlfriend had their no.1 ramen which was their Shoyu ramen. I had to agree that the broth tasted much like the after flavours of a Chinese Hot Pot. And it was a pleasant broth. It included 2 pieces of chashu, toasted seaweed, spinach and 1/2 a flavoured egg. My girlfriend had less oil in her broth. I also felt the egg was too cooked to my liking. However, the broth here is the killer.

Yah Yah Ya Ramen

Overall, I liked Yah Yah Ya ramen. It’s a nice addition to Richmond, which lacks good ramen places like downtown. Be prepare to wait as it is a tiny restaurant. However, the turnover is not bad. There are occasions that the waitresses makes mistake, not sure if it’s because they are relatively new or not. But hopefully they will get only better. The noodles and broth are great IMO. I think it’s safe to say this is on my good list of ramen joint! Price is also fair for what it is and competitive with other ramen joints in the lower mainland.

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Araxi @ Whistler (Happy Hour Edition) http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/08/10/araxi-whistler/ http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/2014/08/10/araxi-whistler/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:37:07 +0000 http://www.eatwith.robinleung.com/?p=2413 Review Food Ambiance Service Price Overall Location: 4222 Village Square Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Phone: (604) 932-4540 Hours:  dinner 5pm–11pm bar...

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Location: 4222 Village Square Whistler, BC 

Phone: (604) 932-4540

Hours: 

dinner 5pm–11pm
bar til midnight
oyster specials 3–5pm
weekday lunch 11am-2:30pm
weekend brunch 10am–2pm

Hints: 

  • Buck a shuck (sorta… 12 for $12)
  • Inside Whistler Village

Web: http://www.araxi.com/

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Araxi

Came to Whistler a few months ago and totally forgot about the experience here. Anyway, Araxi is the name. One of the most recognized fine dining restaurants in Whistler. From time to time, it’ll have specials (especially during low seasons). Well, I was in Whistler for a retreat and decided to stop at Araxi for happy hour during my free time.

Popcorn!

Since it was a nice and warm Spring day, I sat at the patio. I was given a glass of lightly salted popcorn.

Grapefruit Ale – $7.50

How could I just have popcorn, so I ordered a Whistler Grapefruit Ale. It was not cheap, but meh! Nothing better than sitting on a patio on a warm day.

Dozen for $12

Instead of a buck a shuck, Araxi was smart and made you order a dozen off the bat! These are Joyce Point oysters they serve with a Raspberry vinaigrette. The oysters were fresh but some had bits and pieces of shells in them. Let’s just say I had a bit more expectation from a fine dining restaurant.

Joyce Point oyster

It was good to get a taste of Araxi and its offerings. I think it attract more people, if they had a real Happy Hour menu with more than just oysters.

 

 

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