Thursday, July 19, 2018

BEST DIM SUM VANCOUVER REVISITED WESTERN LAKE CHINESE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

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We went back to the extremely popular Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant to see if they still had the best dim sum in town.

After about a hour wait, we were seated. Extremely busy during brunch and lunch.


What We Ordered

Rice Flour Rolls in Hot Pot with Beef Offals
- Chewy textures of assorted organs like tripe and rice roll. Yum.

Steamed Shrimp Dumplings
- AMAZING! Massive portion of shrimp

Eggplant with Shrimp Paste
- SO GOOD! Nice portion of eggplant and chewy shrimp paste.

Chicken Wings with fried garlic
- Nice chicken wings. Not the meatiest or most flavorful, but still good and the fried garlic slices are good.

Steamed Shiu-Mai Dumplings
- AMAZING!

Pan Fried Chive Dumplings
- AMAZING!

Steamed Rice with Pork Toro & Salted Fish
- Nice hotpot of rice, meat. No many pieces of salted fish.



VALUE:
Large Dim Sum portion size. Good prices.

QUALITY:
Very good, hot, fresh.

SERVICE:
Friendly. Slow during brunch, lunch time.

VERDICT
Good price, good food. The Best Dim Sum in Vancouver.
Get there early to avoid a long wait.


Address: 4989 Victoria Dr,
Vancouver, BC V5P 3T7


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

AUSSIE BBQ AND EGG BURGER AT MCDONALD'S CANADA - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

#WorldTasteTour #McDonalds #FastFood #FoodReview


McDonald’s Canada is offering a unique summer promotion.
'World Taste Tour' June 18 - July 29, features international
flavors China, Italy, Australia, Mexico, and France.



These are the last two items on the World Taste Tour at McDonald's Canada.

Aussie BBQ + Egg Burger
Egg, Beet chips, cheese, lettuce,
smoky BBQ sauce, brioche-style bun.

Nice amount of cheese, egg. Crispy chips were good.
The brioche bun was nice and warm.
The burger patty was a good temperature.

French Crème Brûlée McFlurry
Vanilla soft serve, caramelized sugar topping
and Crème Brûlée sauce.

The French Crème Brûlée McFlurry was very good.
But some of the sugar topping was too hard and
bad for the teeth!

Overall, the Aussie BBQ Burger and
the French McFlurry are surprisingly good!

The McDonald's dining experience definitely varies at each location, and time of day. This location was at Burnaby Metrotown, and the quality was pretty good, considering it is fast-food.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

GREEK SUMMER FESTIVAL AT ST. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH BOUNDARY ROAD - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA


Greek Summer Festival July 5th - July 15.
A popular event held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.



What We Ordered

3. Lamb on a spit (1/2 Kilo) $22.00
Good for two people.
Nice flavor, salty seasoning.
Nicely cooked, tender.

18. Tzatziki w/ Pita Bread $4.00
Freshly made Tzatziki, clean flavor, good portion

11. Pork Souvlaki $6.00
Pork skewer, with a side of bread. Salty seasoning,
Some fat on pieces.

21. Loukoumades $5.00
Seasoned with sesame seeds, and sweet sauce.
Fried, soft, and sweet dessert.

25. Greek Coffee $3.00
Good strong coffee.

VALUE:
Average pricing compared to local Greek restaurants.

QUALITY:
Good lamb, Tzatziki, desserts. Good menu.

SERVICE:
Friendly. Fast kitchen if you arrive early.

VERDICT
Good food and entertainment for the whole family.
Cash, Debit, Credit accepted.

Address: 4641 Boundary Rd, Vancouver, BC V5R 4N4

Saturday, July 14, 2018

FREE ROOT BEER DAY AT A&W CANADA BURNABY METROTOWN - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

July 14, 2018 is Free Root Beer Day at A&W Canada.

Chilled mug is the best way to enjoy Root Beer.

Two locations in Metrotown Mall in Burnaby. The food court A&W will only serve drinks in paper cups. The second A&W closest to the skytrain station will serve it in glass mugs.