JAPANESE BISTRO KAMOME – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Japanese Bistro Kamome also known as Kamome Japanese Bistro is located in East Vancouver serving bento, donburi, soups, and more.

The previous business that occupied this space served sushi. Kamome DOES NOT serve sushi but they have a large menu of delicious cooked dishes and good prices.

(The closest thing they have to sushi would be Poke.)

Japanese-style menu display. Lots of choices!

Udon Combo $10
Beef Udon and Tuna Onigiri

Beef Udon
Delicious served hot, with nice seaweed toppings
Good pieces of beef.

Chicken Bowl Donburi $7.50
Delicious! Nice presentation.
Comes with cucumber and radish, seaweed toppings.
Portion size is a little small for big eaters.

Chicken Karrage $5.50
6 pieces. Comes with Japanese Mayo dip, and lemon.
Portion size varies. Better get 2 Orders of Karrage!

 

PRICE:
$-$$ Affordable.

QUALITY:
Pretty good. Good menu. Items served hot, with nice extras like salad, radish, seaweed, miso soup. Delicious food!

SERVICE:
Friendly and helpful.
Dishes made slowly with care.

VERDICT:
Authentic Japanese owned business. If you’re looking for Japanese food in the East Van area and not looking for sushi, Kamome Japanese Bistro is a good choice.

CASH CARD

Address:
5228 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC V5R 6C3

HOI AN CAFE VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT VICTORIA DRIVE – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Hoi An Cafe is located on Victoria Drive part of Vancouver’s Little Saigon.
If you don’t want to wait for Bun Cha Ca Hoang Yen across the street
this is a good alternative.

 

$8.50 Banh Bot Loc Tran (Vietnamese Dumpling)
Boiled pork and shrimp tapioca dumplings.
Comes with a side of fish sauce for dipping.
Refreshing and unique textures!

$9.95 Pho Large

#20 $9.95 Bun B Tai Quang Nam Large
Spicy Soup with rare beef slices, pork ball, pork feet
with round vermicelli noodles.
Delicious combination of flavors. Not too spicy.

#5 $7.50 Goi Cuon Shrimp and pork salad roll with peanut sauce dip.
These rolls seemed smaller than other Vietnamese restaurants.

PRICE:
$-$$ Affordable.

QUALITY:
Good. Good portion size. Good flavors.

SERVICE:
A little slow during busy times.

VERDICT:
Hoi An Cafe is a good choice for Vietnamese cuisine in Vancouver. There are plenty of other Vietnamese restaurants in the area, but this cafe is worth a visit.

Address:
5002 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5P 3T8

CHINESE TAKE AWAY AT T AND T SUPERMARKET FOOD COURT – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

T&T Supermarket is a Canadian Asian grocery store chain with a wide variety of Chinese and Asian products. Their Food Court Take-Away food section features hot and cold dishes and is like a slice of Asia inside a supermarket.

This location at Metropolis Metrotown in Burnaby is one of the largest food courts. You will find Asian street foods Chinese steamed buns, sushi, BBQ, Bubble Tea, Vietnamese sandwiches, and more. T&T is really a SUPER store!

The name T&T itself stands for the names of Lee’s two daughters, Tina and Tiffany. T&T also represents the names of the two major investors involved when the company was founded in 1993; Tawa Supermarket Inc and Uni-President Enterprises Corp. (Chinese name is pronounced “Tung Yee”). – Wikipedia

One of the best deals at T&T is their Express Meal Combo Chinese Take-Away:
$7.99 for 2 Items w/ Rice or $8.99 for 3 Items w/ Rice.
You get a choice of White or Brown rice and a cup of soup.

ORDERED

$7.99 2 Item Combo w/ Rice.
Item 1 is Fish, tofu.
Item 2 is Chicken, peppers, and corn.
Good portion size and ingredients.

$5.50 non-combo dish.
Beef and Broccoli
Good portion size for a Small order.
However for a few more dollars you could just get
another 2 Item combo.

PRICE:
$-$$ CHEAP! Less than $10 for Express Combos. There are numerous other foods under $10, $5.

QUALITY:
Very good. Food safe food temperature. Food is served hot. Steamed rice is steaming. Portion size is fair. Good flavors.

SERVICE:
It’s ok. Hot foods are placed at 11AM but not all items are available until closer to Noon. The side of soup is free but they may charge $1 for it.

VERDICT:
T&T Food court used to be cheaper back in the day but it is still a very good deal with decent selection and quality. Clean standards because it is owned by Loblaws. CASH CARD

 

Address:
Metropolis at Metrotown 147-4800, Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4J2

THE WORST! KENTS KITCHEN CHINESE TAKE OUT – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Bad but good for cheap prices and even cheaper quality.

Kent’s Kitchen is a popular Chinese Take-out business with two locations in Vancouver. The original Kent’s Kitchen is in Chinatown.
Known for low prices and assorted Chinese dishes. CASH ONLY!

Lots of choices here. While the combo prices may seem cheap,
the SPECIAL ITEM price of certain dishes can add up.
Special Item dishes are not marked or labeled.

The 2-item combos are popular. Pick two dishes and it comes with
rice, fried rice, or noodles. Nothing is labeled. An item you want
might be a ‘SPECIAL ITEM’ which costs extra.

This 2-item combo with Fried Rice. Not $6.95. It cost $10.95!
The fried fish, and Gai lan Chinese broccoli cost extra ‘SPECIAL ITEM’

 

PRICE:
$-$$ It’s cheap-ish. Depending on what you get. SPECIAL ITEM pricing seems random.

QUALITY:
Poor. Dangerous not food safe food temperature. Cold Fried Rice, and it wasn’t even fried. Cold fish pieces with very little fish. Cold Veggies. Greasy.

SERVICE:
Bad. Take a number get in line. Servers skimp on the pieces and portions. No labels on Special Item or regular items. No complimentary water or tea. No complimentary side soup at this location.

VERDICT:
Kent’s Kitchen seems like a good deal but the poor quality will make you regret eating here. You’re better off at T&T or Panda Express (American)
CASH ONLY!

 

Address:
5659 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5P 3W2

RAMEN! KINTARO RAMEN DENMAN ROBSON WEST END JAPANESE RESTAURANT – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

KINTARO RAMEN REVISTED 2019

A special dining experience from the moment you enter Kintaro Ramen!
You’re greeted in Japanese by the servers, and presented with giant
pots of ramen broth in your face. Ask to sit at the bar!

 

Nothing to hide! The whole cooking process is right in front of you
at the bar. Amazing presentation!

 

Kintaro Ramen has been in business for many years.
They must be doing something right!

 

Ordered
BBQ Pork Miso Ramen $13.45 6 Pieces of Fat and Lean Pork.
with 3 extra pork slices (lean and fat) $3.75
For a total of 9 Pieces of PORK!

 

Hanpa Yaro $1.50
Pork flakes piled high in a bowl, topped with green onion and salty seasoning.
Pretty good portion size for the price. $1.50!

 

Extra Noodles $1.10
Still hungry? Order extra noodles for the small price of $1!

Total Spent at Kintaro $20.79 (before tip)
BBQ Miso Ramen $13.45
Extra Pork $3.75
Hanpa Yaro $1.50
Extra Noodle $1.10
Tax .99

 

PRICE:
$-$$ Affordable. Very good deal!

QUALITY:
Very good! Delicious soups and chewy noodles. Lots of additional toppings to choose. Hanpa Yaro is a little salty. Served with no spicy chili unless requested. Choose the fattiness of the pork, and broth.

SERVICE:
Good. Friendly. Some of the staff like to chat with customers. A line up during lunch and dinner.

VERDICT:
This is hands down the best ramen in Vancouver. Great quality, great prices. A good bowl of awesome ramen served as is and doesn’t need to be overly customized to be enjoyed.

CASH, CARD.

 

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

 

 

 

HONS WONTON (WUN TUN) HOUSE CLOSED ROBSON STREET – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

A sad day to see a famous Vancouver business close. Hon’s Wonton House had been around for many years at this location on Robson Street. Popular for potstickers, wonton noodles and nothing fancy Chinese dishes, this was a good place to get your greasy starchy Chinese food.

There are Hon’s locations still open. Check their website for the other locations.

STEAK AT CAVEMAN CAFE PALEO KETO VEGETARIAN VEGAN RESTAURANT – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Caveman Cafe in Chinatown’s International Village offers a variety of
Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Paleo eats.
They boast non-medicated healthy REAL food.

The $16 Caveman Steak!
The salad comes with assorted greens, whole garlic, hummus,
and choice of dressing. Pretty good portion of steak!

Very nice presentation!
The steak is cooked the way you want it.

PRICE:
$-$$ Affordable.

QUALITY:
Very good. Nice seasoning, and ingredients used in the dishes. Good portion size, and price point.

SERVICE:
Good. Friendly. Cafeteria style. Spacious with lots of seating. Big water dispenser with cups.

VERDICT:
A large menu with lots of choices burritos, bowls, wraps, burgers, desserts, Zucchini noodles and of course STEAK. Worth repeat visits to try more of their menu.

CASH, CARD.

 

Address:
88 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9

PAMPANGAS CUISINE FILIPINO RESTAURANT – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Pampanga’s Cuisine in East Vancouver serves popular Filipino
dishes. Named after Pampanga region in the Philippines
known as the Culinary Capital.

The ordering style is called Turo Turo or ‘point point’ as you point
to the dishes you want to order. Kind of like a cafeteria.

A few of the dishes you can order BBQ, grilled fish, soups,
stews, and more. Filipino food has many flavors and textures.

Ordered
Combo 2 $9.50
A choice of 2 dishes and it comes with a cup of rice.

Bistek Filipino Beef Steak – Tender beef slices, with onion.

Sinigang – Tamarind sour soup with pork and veggies.

TIP! Ask for a side of soup FREE.

Turon – Fried wrapped banana. Crispy, sweet.

 

PRICE:
$-$$ Affordable.

QUALITY:
Good. Home style fast Filipino cuisine.
Freshness depends on the time of day such as Lunch and Dinner times.

SERVICE:
Good. Friendly. Cafeteria style.

VERDICT:
A variety of authentic Filipino dishes for cheap prices.

CASH, CARD.

 

Address:
5179 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC V5R 4G8

MILK AND SUGAR BBQ BAR CHINESE CANTONESE WESTERN – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

(This business is owned by the same owner of Milk and Sugar Cafe just up the street on Kingsway.)

Milk and Sugar BBQ Bar has taken over the old Bamboo Cafe location at Joyce
Skytrain Station.

This business offers Chinese food (Hong Kong Cantonese style) with
Western items like Fries, and Onion Rings.

You can get BBQ Pork, BBQ Duck, Bubble Tea, Beer and more!

A cafe with a pub atmosphere, or a pub with a cafe atmosphere.

Ordered

Mozzarella sticks $4.75

Cheese not melted enough and no dip sauce.

BBQ Duck on Rice $7.99 (Comes with Milk Tea)

Good portion size. Nice veggies and rice. The BBQ Duck was ok but a little bony, and not enough meat. No dipping sauce for the duck.

Breakfast Special  $5.99 (Comes with Milk Tea)

A standard breakfast with regular toast bread. No French Toast typical of HK Breakfast. Fries were ok. Eggs were nice sunny side up. Greasy but expected.

Beer $4.25 (28oz) served in plastic mug.

No chilled glass for beer.

PRICE:
$-$$ Affordable. Cheap menu.

QUALITY:
Ok portion size. Breakfast was just ok. No french toast. Cheese sticks not melted enough. No marinara sauce.
BBQ Duck portion bony, not enough meat.
Beer served in cheap plastic mug. Milk tea was good.

SERVICE:
Order and pay at the counter or sit at the bar.

VERDICT:
Overall positive experience. Chinese style pub grub with cheap menu. Bubble tea and Beer. Good location, for diverse crowd. Will return to try more of the menu. Ventilation needs work at this restaurant you will smell liked fried food!

CASH, CARD.

Address:
5103 Joyce St, Vancouver, BC V5R 6B8

 

 

 

CHEAP EATS! IKEA $3 TRADITIONAL BREAKFAST – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

IKEA’s famous cheap breakfast is under $3!
Scrambled eggs, pork sausage, fries, tomato and toast.

The Traditional Breakfast is very popular on the weekends!

PRICE:
$ CHEAP Under $3!

QUALITY:
Good portion size for $3! Might not be the most amazing breakfast but it’s CHEAP.

SERVICE:
Fast cafeteria style.

VERDICT:
A pretty good meal deal at IKEA. If you’re still hungry just order more!

CASH, CARD.