Friday, June 22, 2018

CURRY KATSU AND MORE AT HI GENKI FAMOUS JAPANESE SENIOR HOME BURNABY - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW - GUTOM.CA

HIDDEN GEM / SECRET EATS

Hi Genki is located INSIDE a care home for seniors.
The restaurant is the dining area used by the residents. It is very popular with the lunch crowd. Most people wouldn't think about eating at a senior home, which makes Hi Genki a very unique experience.

The menu features rice bowls, curry combos, and more.
Hi Genki is affiliated with Fujiya Japanese Market so the ingredients are coming from a legit source.



What We Ordered:

Tea and water included.

Chicken Katsu Curry
Comes with rice, and salad.

Potato Croquette and Spinach Gomae.

Pork Donburi (Rice Bowl)
Comes with miso soup.


VALUE: Good portion size. Good prices.

QUALITY: Good flavors and food temperature.

SERVICE: OK. Friendly. Slower when busy.

Cash, Debit, Credit.

Tip: Get there early. Busy during lunch.

Overall, good place for authentic Japanese cuisine.

Address6680 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4N3

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

SZECHUAN BURGER MCDONALD'S CANADA WORLD TASTE TOUR - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

World Taste Tour at McDonald's Canada.

McDonald’s Canada is offering a unique summer promotion called the
'World Taste Tour'. It runs from June 18 - July 29 and features international
flavors. Themed menu items include China, Italy, Australia, Mexico, and France.



The Szechuan burger is inspired by Chinese flavors.
There are crispy wontons in the burger with grilled onions, on a toasted black and white sesame seed bun.

The Szechuan sauce is sweet like a generic Asian sweet sauce.
It is not spicy, unlike true Szechuan cuisine. It's mostly salty sweet.

The crispy wontons add a nice crunch to the burger. The grilled onions add to the sweetness.

Overall, the Asian themed burger is good choice for people looking for a crunchy sweet McD burger.


  • Chinese Szechuan Burger - June 18 to July 1
  • Italian Pesto Chicken Sandwich - July 2 to July 15
  • Aussie BBQ & Egg Burger - July 16 to July 29
  • Mexican Bacon Queso More-Ning® McWrap® - June 18 to July 29
  • French Crème Brûlée McFlurry®- June 18 to July 29    

Sunday, June 17, 2018

AIRPLANE FOOD ON PAL PHILIPPINE AIRLINES YVR TO MANILA - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS GUTOM.CA

Vancouver to Manila Philippines on PAL Philippine Airlines.

The flight is around 12-13 hours direct non-stop from YVR to Ninoy Aquino Airport.

Here's a look at some of the meals on the flight.



Departing flight Vancouver to Manila.
Western and Asian options.
(A) for Asian  or (W) for Western.

Dinner - Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken, veggies, and rice.

Breakfast - Chicken Teriyaki
Chicken, eggs, mushrooms, and rice.

Return Flight Manila to Vancouver.
Western and Asian options.
(A) for Asian  or (W) for Western.

Dinner - Bourbon Chicken
Chicken, veggies, and rice.

Breakfast - Bangus (Fish) Lamayo
Fish, eggs, and rice. Great way to start the day!

Be sure to order drinks, alcoholic ones!

Overall the meals were tasty and pretty good. The extra sides, like bread, and butter, fruits, etc are nice additions.


The beer was the best part!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

AA PLUS CHINESE RESTAURANT SOUP NOODLES - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW - GUTOM.CA

好好味百搭魚湯米線
AA Plus Restaurant VANCOUVER

AA Plus is a authentic Hong Kong style Chinese
noodle soup restaurant. They also offer a Build Your Own Soup option.

AA Plus is CASH ONLY and cafeteria style.
Order at the counter, and pre-pay, then wait for your number to be called.

Chicken Laksa Soup
Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in the Peranakan cuisine 
- Wikipedia

Nice flavor laksa soup. Lemongrass, spices, but not too spicy.

Yum! The chicken in the laksa soup is boneless.


Build Your Own Soup
Beef and Mushroom Soup

VALUE: Good. Large bowl, lots of ingredients. A drink is included with Soup combo.

QUALITY: Fresh. Filling. Good pieces of boneless chicken in Laksa soup.

SERVICE: Self-Serve. Pre-Pay upon order.

Tip and Tax included w/ price.

There is a tip jar, but no need to tip for no service. You get your food on a tray which you bring to your table. Careful you might trip and spill the soup!

There is a Water and Tea dispenser.

A noticeable wait for order.

CASH ONLY.

Address: 5207 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5P 3V4