Sunday, August 12, 2018

KOREAN CULTURAL HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2018 - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

Korean Cultural Heritage Festival at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby August 4, 2018. A fun family event with entertainment, and food! There was Kukkiwon Taekwondo demonstration, traditional music, and even modern kpop.

What We Ordered:

Bulgogi $10
Beef and Rice. It was ok. Not the most flavorful, and the portion size was small for $10.

Deep Fried Dumplings (Pork, 5 Pieces) $5
Originally the vendor advertised 4 Pieces for $5 but they decided to add another dumpling. Good portion size, and at $1 a piece, good deal.


Unlike previous years at Korean Cultural Heritage Festival, the City of Burnaby didn't have a drinking water station. One of the city employees at the venue said that all the water pipes were used by the vendors, thus no drinking water station. Very bad especially in the heat! There was only 1 drinking water fountain at the back of the stadium and a line-up.

Maybe in 2019, they will have the water station back. Buying bottled water from the vendors is not good.


Thursday, August 9, 2018

POWELL STREET FESTIVAL 2018 JAPANESE FESTIVAL - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

Powell Street Festival is a celebration of the Japanese-Canadian culture in Vancouver.
It is held at Oppenheimer Park in East Vancouver.



A 2-day event with martial arts, family activities, historical walking tours and of course FOOD!

What We Ordered:

BBQ Salmon Dinner Plate $10
Comes with rice, and coleslaw.

Salmon BBQ was slightly salty. Cooked well and not burned.
It fell apart very easily.

Watch out for the bones in the Salmon BBQ!

Spam Musubi
1 Piece for $3
Spam on rice wrapped with seaweed.
Spam and rice is a simple combination, popular in Hawaiian cuisine.


Takoyaki
Octopus or Squid
 6 Pieces for $6

Takoyaki octopus was very good. Maybe a little doughy and soft.
Nice toppings, and sauce. Good portion size and price.

There's also a Sumo Tournament!
Sumo Tournament also had women competitors.
Winners get a bag of white rice from Fujiya Japanese Market!

Powell Street Fest is a nice way to spend the BC Day Long Weekend. The street parking is limited so walking to the park is a good a idea.

It is located in the downtown east side, so be aware of your belongings. The organizers do a good job of cleaning up the park for the event.

CASH ONLY. Bring cash. No debit or credit accepted by the vendors. There is an ATM in the Buddhist Temple open to the public.
 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH AT RE-UP BBQ RIVER MARKET NEW WESTMINSTER - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA


Epic Fried Chicken Sandwich at Re-Up BBQ.

Re-Up BBQ at River Market in New Westminster is a popular eatery known for their Southern BBQ and Fried Chicken. They use ingredients made in-house, and sandwich buns sourced from a bakery in the same building. They started in 2010 as a food truck and eventually got a space in the River Market.



The previous owner was inspired by the TV show 'The Wire,' so he named the business Re-Up. 'Proposition Joe' Platter on their menu is named after the character from the show.

Note: We were invited to River Market to try the chicken sandwich. The meal in this video was complimentary. As a new low budget blog, we appreciate the kind gesture. However, as you can see from the video, the Chicken Sandwich is pretty awesome, so we will be making repeat visits to Re-Up using our own hard earned cash.

Famous Fried Chicken Sandwich
- Chicken Marinated for 24 hours
- Homemade Guac
- Homemade BBQ Sauce
- Homemade Chipotle Mayo
- Homemade Spicy Coleslaw
- Cheese
- JalapeƱo Chili Pepper
- Bacon Smoked and Cured in House!
- Kaiser Bun from Pamola Bakery & Deli

This chicken sandwich is fully loaded with flavor and ingredients made in-house. Now that's EPIC!

The chicken was tender, and the batter has a nice crunch with the bacon. The cheese, guac, bacon, coleslaw and sauces are an awesome combination.

The Kaiser bun was soft and holds all the ingredients well enough before getting messy.

The spicy coleslaw, and chili pepper has a mild spicy flavor and had no lingering burn. The other ingredients like cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce, mayo, and guac, overpower the spice which is good because you want to be able to enjoy the sandwich without a burning mouth.

Regular Fries
Pretty good, with some seasoning. The fries are thin cut with no potato skins. They also have Poutine Fries.

Sweet Tea
Very good. Definitely sweet. Order the lemon soda if you're not a fan of sweet drinks.

Chicken Sandwich $9.75
Fries $4.75
Sweet Tea $2.75

Re-Up offers discounts everyday of the week for students, teachers, police and firefighters,
goofy outfits, and more. Be sure to ask about the weekly deals before ordering.





Kaiser Buns used at Re-Up are baked fresh and delivered  from Pamola Bakery & Deli
in River Market!

VALUE:
Generous portion size, and good price.

QUALITY:
Excellent ingredients made in-house.
No skimping on the good stuff!

SERVICE:
Very good. Friendly and fast.

VERDICT:
Good menu, very good price, portion size,
and ingredients. Re-Up BBQ is a two thumbs up!




 Address: 810 Quayside Dr,
New Westminster, BC V3M 6B9
Visit
https://reupbbq.com/

http://rivermarket.ca/

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Friday, August 3, 2018

YANG CHOW DIM SUM TEA HOUSE CHINESE RESTAURANT PHILIPPINES - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA



GUTOM TRAVELS: PHILIPPINES

Yang Chow is a franchise in the Philippines that serves Dim Sum and other Chinese cuisine.


What We Ordered:

Beef and Broccoli
Fried Squid
Wonton Noodle Soup
Siu Mai
Chow Mein


VALUE:
OK portion size.

QUALITY:
Good menu. Not authentic, but still good.

SERVICE:
OK service, was not busy during visit.

VERDICT:
OK Chinese food for the price in restaurant setting
good for groups. 




Address: Eton Centris Walk, Edsa Corner
Quezon Ave, Pinahan, Quezon City,1100 Metro Manila, Philippines