Monday, September 17, 2018

KINTARO HANDMADE TONKOTSU RAMEN JAPANESE NOODLE SOUP - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA


Kintaro Handmade Tonkotsu Ramen is a popular authentic Japanese noodle soup restaurant that has been in Vancouver's West End for many years. Located in small space at Robson and Denman across from Stanley Park, Kintaro's popularity never seems to fade, despite other ramen shops opening up all over the area.

There is always a line to eat here because the food is consistently good. It's ramen you can rely on when you have a craving for authentic good noodle soup.

On the menu, many delicious pork ramen varieties to choose from with good prices.
Choose your soup base fat level (Rich, Medium, Light), and pork style (Fat or Lean).


Customize your ramen with more toppings like kimchi, seaweed, egg and even butter!

Be sure to read the RULES! 

Tip: Ask to sit at the bar for the best seat in the house!

What We Ordered

BBQ Pork Shoyu Ramen $12.95
Half & Half Fat and Lean Pork

The egg and toppings offer a nice variety of textures.
The noodles are cooked perfectly, and delicious!

Gyoza (5pcs) $4.95
Nice pork filling and crispy outside. So good with gyoza sauce!
Sprinkle Japanese chili seasoning shichimi for extra flavor.

Kintaro also offers a loyalty card. Buy 5 Ramens get a free gyoza. Buy 10 ramen get a free ramen!

VALUE:
Good portion size, and pricing!

QUALITY:
Excellent handmade, fresh, full of flavor, and textures.

SERVICE:
Friendly, fast service at the time of this visit.

VERDICT:
Kintaro Ramen is awesome and worth
repeat visits. Get there early. You might have to wait in line during
lunch, dinner, weekends.


Address: 788 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C9

Saturday, September 15, 2018

GUTOM TRAVELS - BOROUGH MARKET LONDON ENGLAND UK PAELLA DUCK CONFIT

What's up Gutomers! Celebrating our 100th Video.

Have a short layover in London? Check out our video from Borough Market, in London, England.

Getting to BOROUGH MARKET FROM GATWICK AIRPORT is easy.

Take Thameslink to London Bridge. Walk a little bit from London Bridge station and you will find the market. You will need an Oyster Card to purchase your train ticket. An Oyster card contains your electronic funds for transit. There are Oyster Card vendors in the airport.



BOROUGH MARKET established in 1014 is at South End of London Bridge.

A perfect place to grab lunch if you're passing through London
on a Layover or Stopover.

The ART DECO style transports you to a different time!

You'll soon notice that cooking in large woks is very popular in the market!

The market has a large variety of food vendors, and artisan shops.
Choosing what to eat can be a challenge. The food is very international.


What We Ordered:

Bomba Paella £7 ($12 Canadian)
Chicken, Seafood, and Chorizo.

A nice combination of seafood but a little difficult to eat with a fork!
The paella was hot, and fresh. Careful you might burn your mouth!

Duck Confit Sandwich £6 ($10 Canadian) at Le Marche du Quatier.
This was a ok sandwich. The bread was hard, and the duck was a little overcooked.
Perhaps a bad batch?

During the busy lunch hour be prepared to queue up for popular eateries.

There is something for everyone here at Borough Market.
Prices seem reasonable, even local office workers and students eat here.

Take a walk over the bridge to Liverpool Street Station
to catch a train to Standsted Airport if you have a connecting flight.

This is a great place to visit!

Address
8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL, UK

Fact: London Bridge Attack of 2017
 On 3 June 2017, a terrorist attack involving vehicle-ramming and stabbing took place in London, England. A van was deliberately driven into pedestrians on London Bridge before crashing on the south bank of the River Thames. Its three occupants then ran to the nearby Borough Market area and began stabbing people in and around restaurants and pubs. The attackers were Islamistsinspired by Islamic State (ISIS).[8] They were shot dead by Metropolitan Police officers and were found to be wearing fake explosive vests.[9] Eight people were killed and 48 were injured, including four unarmed police officers who attempted to stop the assailants. via Wikipedia

Friday, September 14, 2018

GUTOM TRAVELS - AIR PLANE FOOD IN-FLIGHT MEAL AIRTRANSAT VANCOUVER TO LONDON GATWICK GUTOM.CA


Gutom Travels is back! After 4 weeks away in Sweden we are ready to post more videos. Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel and Twitter for updates.

This video is the first in the new series of new Gutom Travels.


Air Transat
Departing Flight Vancouver to London (Gatwick)

$6.75 Vodka Soda (Canadian Dollars)
 Coffee, Tea, Water, Juice, were included.

Chicken Provencal - chicken, sauce, orzo (pasta), veggies.
Comes with side dish, bread (dinner roll/bun w/ butter), and chocolate covered berries.

There is a complimentary Wine or Beer with the meal.
All other alcoholic drinks you must buy. Coffee, tea, water are usually
included with the meal service.



Air Transat
Returning Flight London (Gatwick) to Vancouver. Around 10 Hours.

$6.75 Vodka Soda (Canadian Dollars)
 Coffee, Tea, Water, Juice, were included.

Garlic and Ginger Chicken - chicken, sauce, rice, veggies.
Comes with side dish, bread (dinner roll/bun w/ butter), and chocolate covered berries.

The Garlic and Ginger Chicken was very good. It was just the right food temperature, fresh and hot, with mild garlic flavor.

Like the first flight there is a complimentary Wine or Beer with the meal.
All other alcoholic drinks you must buy. Coffee, tea, water are usually
included with the meal service.

Complimentary snack before landing.
Pizza Bread, tomato sauce, cheese. (meatless)

Overall the food was good. Small portion size typical of airplane food. The ingredients used looked good and tasted like a real meal.

The chocolate blueberries were addicting.

The service on this flight was very good and friendly. Came back with refreshments, and to take trash.

Payment
They don't take Debit cards, or cash. Only Credit cards are accepted.

TIP: If there are extra meals/snacks like the Pizza bread the flight attendant may or may not hand them out. You can always ask. On this flight, the flight attendant let passengers know there was extra.