Friday, May 25, 2018

FRIED CHICKEN AND UBE FROSTY AT WENDY'S PHILIPPINES - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW GUTOM.CA

WENDY'S PHILIPPINES - GUTOM TRAVELS!

Wendy's in the Philippines is a little different from what you see in North America. Their menu features Fried Chicken and Ube (Purple Yam) Frosty!

 2 Piece Fried Chicken combo 155.00 Philippine Peso (Around $4 Canadian)
Comes with steamed rice, and gravy. RICE!

Wendy's fried chicken is crispy, and tasty. Good portion size, meat.



Frosty 50.00 Philippine Peso (Around $1.20 Canadian)
A regular sized Frosty would actually be a small Junior size cup in North America!

Purple Yam or Ube as it is known by Filipinos is a popular ingredient used in desserts, foods.

Frosty is topped with a ube icing.
 Tastes great!


VALUE: Very good. Dollar vs Philippine peso.

QUALITY: Good portion size, good food temperature
for fast-food. Didn't get stomach illness!

SERVICE: Friendly, fast.

Filmed at Wendy's Ninoy Aquino Airport



Monday, May 21, 2018

UYGHUR CUISINE Xinjiang Efendi Halal Uyghur Restaurant - Vancouver Food Review Gutom.ca

Xinjiang Efendi Halal Uyghur Restaurant (阿凡提清真维吾尔餐厅)


Uygurs are a Turkic ethnic group who live in East and Central Asia. Xinjiang cuisine - reflects the cooking styles of many ethnic groups of the Xinjiang region, and refers particularly to Uyghur cuisine. - Wikipedia


Xinjiang Efendi Halal Uyghur Restaurant located in East Vancouver is a family run business, with a simple straightforward menu.

What We Ordered:

Uyghur Lamb Pilaf
 Tender lamb, nicely seasoned rice.

Lamb Skewers Flavorful
 skewers, good portion size.

Dry Fried Noodle
 Various spices, vegetables, with noodles.

VALUE: $$. OK portion size.

QUALITY: Unique flavors. Fresh, made to order.

SERVICE: Friendly, family owned.
Halal.

Overall, a unique flavor experience.

Address: 7-3490 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5L6

Saturday, May 19, 2018

TRIPLE COFFEE JELLY ICED CAPP AT TIM HORTONS MANILA PHILIPPINES - MAKATI AYALA CENTER

INSIDE TIM HORTONS AT THE LINK - GLORIETTA AYALA MAKATI - MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Surprised to find a Tim Hortons in Manila.

Tim Hortons the Canadian cafe bakery chain has expanded overseas! There are a several locations popping up around Metro Manila.



The menu and presentation is similar but with some differences.

What We Ordered
- Iced Capp and Iced Tea. Perfect cold drinks for hot weather.
- Timbits Assorted

Iced Capp - Triple Coffee Jelly aka Iced Capp Supreme (Not Available in Canada)
- Coffee jelly, chocolate chips, and whipped cream.

Very good! Generous amount of chocolate chips, coffee jelly, and whipped cream! Mix the coffee jelly well. Iced Capp requires a clear straw for the coffee jelly.

Problem: StrawGate
The straws are not wide enough for sipping the coffee jelly pieces. Wider straws such as those used for Bubble Tea would work better.





Timbits in the Philippines:
- Tastes exactly like those in Canada.

Overall, good experience at Philippines Tim Hortons. 

Clean location in Makati, friendly service even better than some Canadian locations!






Address
West St, Ayala Center, Makati,
1224 Metro Manila, Philippines

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

ALL YOU CAN EAT HOLIDAY BRUNCH BUFFET AT RIVER ROCK CASINO RESORT VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW


All You Can Eat Holiday Brunch Buffet at River Rock Casino Resort

The holiday brunch buffet at River Rock is perfect for family gatherings, and has lots of choices for picky foodies. From carvery to dim sum, sushi and more.

The holiday buffet is priced higher during dinner and holidays, but offers more items.

Drinks
There is a touch-screen soda fountain, and servers will bring you coffee, tea or water.

The video below was filmed in December 2017.


VALUE: ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Something for everyone.
Come for the variety!
More expensive during Holidays and Dinner.

QUALITY: Good selection of items.
Food temperature is acceptable. Hot when fresh.

SERVICE:
Food is replenished often, and servers take away used plates often.
CASH, CREDIT, DEBIT.

TIP: Get small discount with Casino membership card


Address: 8811 River Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8