MAX’S RESTAURANT FRIED CHICKEN BEST HALO-HALO VANCOUVER KINGSWAY – VANCOUVER FOOD GUIDE REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Max’s Restaurant is a popular Filipino restaurant with many international locations. This is the only location in BC.

The menu at Max’s Restaurant is large. Lots of popular Filipino dishes. What Max’s is known for is their Famous Fried Chicken. The fried chicken is very different from KFC and Church’s because it’s not breaded but has crispy skin.

We Ordered

Max’s Fried Chicken (Whole) $20.99

Sisig Lechon Pork $17.99

Noodle Dish
Pancit Bihon $13.99
Pork, shrimp, veggies with noodles.

Max’s Restaurant Halo-Halo $8.99
Shaved Ice dessert with beans, milk, Ube (purple yam) ice cream, sweet banana, cheese, and rice flakes.

 

PRICE:
$$ Seems Expensive. Some dishes are Overpriced!

QUALITY:

Very good Halo-Halo .
Good. The pancit was the freshest dish. Steaming hot.
Not so good. The sisig was dry and tough.
Not so good. The fried chicken was dry. Only 4 pieces, is that a whole chicken? Overpriced!

SERVICE:
Ok. Provided Water refills.

VERDICT:
Max’s Restaurant is popular and offers a variety of dishes but the prices and quality of some dishes at this location will make you feel disappointed.

CASH, CARD.

 

Address:
3546 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5L7

THE BEST ICE CREAM LA CASA GELATO 200+ FLAVOURS VENABLES – VANCOUVER FOOD GUIDE REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Family-Owned Local Favorite Must Try!

La Casa Gelato is THE place to get gelato with over 200 flavours. This
is a favorite spot for locals and tourists visiting Vancouver. The location is in a industrial area, not far from Chinatown and has been in business since the 1980s.

Free parking, and a outdoor seating area are a bonus!

Gelato is a popular frozen dessert of Italian origin. It is generally made with a base of 3.25% milk and sugar. It is generally lower in fat than other styles of frozen desserts.[1] Gelato typically contains 70% less air and more flavoring than other kinds of frozen desserts, giving it a density and richness that distinguishes it from other ice creams. -Wikipedia

La Casa Gelato is known for their large selection of Gelato with over 200 flavours to choose from. They also have cookies, gelato cakes and other sweets for sale!

CASH and DEBIT only! No Credit Cards.

La Casa Gelato is very famous!
Newspapers, and food shows have featured this business. Even Martha Stewart visited the ice cream shop and the owner put up letters and photos on the wall with celebrity guests.

The Waffle Cones are made in-house!
You can watch them make waffle cones and it doesn’t cost extra to get a waffle cone with your gelato.

You can sample all the 200+ flavours. When you’re ready to order pay at the counter! You will get a casino chip that you need to give to the server in exchange for a gelato! Don’t lose your chip!

1 scoop at La Casa Gelato is $6.
For 2 scoops it is $8. For 3 Scoops $9.75. 1/2 Litre $12.00, 1 Litre $22.
You can choose a cup or waffle cone at no extra charge.

La Casa Gelato has many international flavours. A few of the unique flavors are Durian, Jackfruit, Apple Wasabi Sorbetto.

We Ordered
1 Single Scoop Mango Mashti w/ Waffle Cone $6
Half Litre to take home! $12
Akbar Mashti Saffron. DELICIOUS!

PRICE:
$-$$ Affordable! Fair pricing. $6 single scoop with waffle cone. $12 Half Litre (Pint)

QUALITY:
Excellent! Everything made in-house! Delicious, clean tasting flavours. Delicious waffle cone. Good portion scoop.

SERVICE:
Friendly, and helpful. Lots of FREE sampling!

VERDICT:
This is the best gelato ice cream experience in Vancouver. From the presentation to service to quality of the product. La Casa Gelato is a MUST. Great for the whole family. Truly, LA CASA (THE HOME) OF GELATO!

CASH, DEBIT ONLY. NO CREDIT CARD.

 

Address:
1033 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3R9

75 CENT HAMBURGER! MCDONALD’S GRAND RE-OPENING GRANDVIEW LOCATION EAST VAN – VANCOUVER FOOD GUIDE REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

McDonald’s Grand Re-Opening at Grandview Location in East Vancouver. This location underwent a big renovation and redesign. To mark the special occasion McDonald’s offered customers a Limited time CHEAP EATS menu.  This included 75 cent Hamburgers, cheap Chicken McNuggets and more.

Wow cool new modern interior! Clean, bright and spacious. New bar-style counter height tables.

The Grand Re-Opening celebration goes from July 4 – July 13. Unfortunately, some offers like the 75 cent hamburgers are only 1 day specials 🙁

ROUND 1 We Ordered
3 Hamburgers $2.25
6 McNuggets $2.49
Tax $.24
TOTAL $4.98

ROUND 2 We Ordered
6 Hamburgers $4.50
Tax $.23
TOTAL $4.75

 

Address2909 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver, BC V5M 2E4

THE HIGHLIGHT CAFE BY RE-UP BBQ BREAKFAST BRUNCH LUNCH – VANCOUVER FOOD GUIDE REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

NEW BUSINESS – THE HIGHLIGHT CAFE BY RE-UP BBQ BREAKFAST BRUNCH LUNCH

Style: Southern BBQ, Beef Brisket, Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork.

Good For: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, chilling with coffee or tea.

This business opened in January and has grown ever since.

Gutom was invited to check out The Highlight Cafe by Re-Up, in Uptown New Westminster, the sister restaurant to Re-Up BBQ at River Market Quay.

The Highlight Cafe or known simply as Highlight has a large menu and a bright space to enjoy delicious breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee and more. It is cafe style which means you order at the counter.

A Foodie’s Paradise! This is the type of place that serves generous portion sizes and kick ass food. The team at Highlight really love their customers and creating satisfying dishes with attention to ingredients.

 

Crunchy French Toast $12.95
Coated with crispy cornflakes and berries. Cool presentation, and generous portion size. Comes with Syrup and Blueberry sauce.

Eggs Benny Fried Chicken $14.95
Two soft poached free-run eggs on a toasted Buttermilk biscuit, fried chicken hollandaise sauce, house spice, hand-cut hash browns.

“Hollandaise sauce, formerly also called Dutch sauce, is an emulsion of egg yolk, melted butter, and lemon juice” – Wikipedia

Three-Way Biscuit Sliders $16.95
Beef Brisket, Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork, on buttermilk biscuit with BBQ sauce, coleslaw, and sunny-side up QUAIL eggs.

BBQ Sauces made in-house. Brisket, Sweet, and Pulled Pork Sauce

The Sweet tea is another highlight from Re-Up!

PRICE:
$$ Affordable! Fair pricing. $10-$20 with tax and tip.

QUALITY:
Excellent! Made fresh, and hot! Lots of ingredients made in-house. Delicious Buttermilk biscuits and fried chicken.
The quail egg, coleslaw, and sauces are very good.
Portion size is generous. Presentation is mouthwatering.

SERVICE:
Friendly, and fun. They love food, and care about making the customer happy.

VERDICT:
Never go to Denny’s or IHOP ever again. The Highlight Cafe is everything you want in a brunch spot. The food is delicious, and the prices are fair for the amount of food.

CASH CARD

Address:
538 6th St, New Westminster, BC V3L 3B5

TIM HORTONS DONUT STICKS CHURROS AND ECO-FRIENDLY PAPER STRAWS! – VANCOUVER FOOD GUIDE REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

TIM HORTONS CHURROS?

NEW at Tim Hortons: DONUTS STICKS!
For $1.99 you get 5 donut sticks in one order.
Is this Tim Horton’s take on Churros?

The Donut Sticks look like churros!

Churros are fried until they become crunchy, and may be sprinkled with sugar. – Wikipedia

The Donut Sticks are different from your typical donut and Tim Bits.
They have a different dough. These would be good for dipping in coffee, or hot chocolate.

NEW at Tim Hortons: PAPER STRAWS!
VERY eco-friendly paper straws at Tim Hortons. The paper straws hold their shape well but breakdown at the sipping end of straw.

PRICE:
Cheap! $1.99 for 5 Donut Sticks.
No extra charge for Paper Straws.

QUALITY:
Ok. The Donut Sticks are ok for a small snack size treat. They have a different dough compared to Tim Bits.

The Paper Straws breakdown in shape at the sipping end.

SERVICE:
It’s Tim Hortons.

VERDICT:
Exciting addition of Paper Straws to Tim Hortons. The Donut Sticks are perfect for dipping in coffee!

CASH CARD

Address:
Various Locations

TIM HORTONS CANADA DAY FIREWORKS DONUT POPPING CANDY SPRINKLES – VANCOUVER FOOD GUIDE REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

HAPPY CANADA DAY FROM GUTOM!

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FIREWORKS

NEW at Tim Hortons
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
Canada Day Themed Fireworks Donut!
Available for a Limited Time ONLY!

Canada Day Fireworks Donut is $1.49
Red and white sprinkles on a vanilla donut dipped in fondant with a few pieces of popping candy on top.
It is delicious and surprisingly, not overly sweet.

PRICE:
Cheap! $1.50.

QUALITY:
Good vanilla donut with lots of sprinkles, but only a few popping candy pieces.
The whole donut is not too sweet, sweetness is just right.

SERVICE:
Ok service. Server never said “Happy Canada Day!”

VERDICT:
The Fireworks Donut at Tim Hortons is a nice, cheap treat, that is not too sweet. It lacks Maple Leafs, and Maple Syrup!

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DAIRY QUEEN CANADA DAY CANADA DEH BLIZZARD TREAT! – VANCOUVER FOOD GUIDE REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

HAPPY CANADA DAY FROM GUTOM!

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CANADA D’EH Blizzard Treat at Dairy Queen.

NEW at Dairy Queen
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
Canada Day Themed Canada D’eh Blizzard Treat! Available for a Limited Time ONLY!

The Canada D’eh Blizzard $6.19 (small)
A mix of chocolate chunks, frozen strawberry, strawberry blizzard, sprinkled with Canada Leaf sprinkles, and a DQ sandwich!

The Canada D’eh Blizzard is very filling even for a small size! Lots of different textures. Soft serve mixed with chunks of chocolate and frozen strawberries that are sweet. The DQ sandwich is hard and doesn’t melt as fast as the Blizzard. The only thing missing is Maple Syrup.

 

PRICE:
Affordable. Over $5.

QUALITY:
Pretty good portion size even for a Small. Lots of chocolate chunks, and toppings. The DQ ice cream sandwich is substantial. Blizzard soft serve melts fast!

SERVICE:
Ok service. Server never said “Happy Canada Day!”

VERDICT:
An impressive mix of sweet flavors and crunch texture. You will find the DQ Canada D’Eh Blizzard a satisfying treat!

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Address:
Various Locations

NEW LAKEVIEW CHINESE RESTAURANT BURNABY LUNCH COMBO – VANCOUVER FOOD GUIDE REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Greasy Chopsticks!

New Lakeview Restaurant in Burnaby near New Westminster is the type of place you go to knowing exactly what to expect – Greasy, cheap, filling, Chinese food. A Greasy Chopsticks experience good for the whole family.

Their Lunch Combos are available 11AM – 3PM. Prices range from $10-$14 for noodle or rice dishes. The portion sizes are quite good and the prices are just right.  Similar noodle dishes at Dim Sum restaurants cost $18+!

We ordered
Curry Beef Brisket on Rice $11.45
Large chunks of beef with some fat/tendon, with celery, green bell peppers, onions, and sauce on a bed of white rice. YUM!

Chicken Chow Mein & Mixed Vegetable & Sweet & Sour Pork $13.98
Unique presentation. Each dish is separate on the same plate.
You’ll find broccoli, cabbage, corn. Large sweet and sour pork, and chicken chunks in the noodles. Delicious!

PRICE:
CHEAP! $10-$14 Lunch Combos are the best deal.

QUALITY:
Pretty good. It’s a Greasy Chopsticks kind of place. Good portions. Good flavors.

SERVICE:
Ok service. No complaints. Place gets pretty busy at lunch.

VERDICT:
If you’re craving no nonsense Greasy Chopsticks Chinese cuisine this is the place. AND they take card payment! Good for small and large groups. Limited parking in the plaza.

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Address:
7765 6th St, Burnaby, BC V3N 3M9

EXCLUSIVE INSIDE VANCOUVER’S CAVEMAN CAFE EPIC KETO PALEO FEAST – VANCOUVER FOOD GUIDE REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

EXCLUSIVE!

INSIDE CAVEMAN CAFE FOR AN EPIC KETO AND PALEO FEAST!

We went back to Caveman Cafe. This time Gutom was invited to Caveman Cafe to meet the owners and try a few dishes. In a previous video we reviewed the Steak at Cafeman Cafe.

All food in this video was complimentary.

Caveman Cafe is a popular spot known for their focus on Keto, and Paleo, Vegan, and Vegetarian options. The menu is large and priced fairly.

Located inside International Village Mall across from Stadium Skytrain Station in Chinatown.

Mr. Caveman, Bahram Heidari the owner of the business sat down with us to tell us about Caveman Cafe.

EAT YOUR VEGGIES!
So many dishes and so many veggies!

Caveman Cafe offers Healthy Eating for prices similar to McDonald’s next door! What a deal! Good for students, workers, health conscious people.

DISH #1 LAMBURGHINI $10.39
w/ Pita Bun $2
Lamb & Beef patty, tomato, organic spring mix, onions, bell peppers, cheese, mushrooms. You can order this with Ciabatta bun or pita bun. In this video the burger came with a pita bun.

Flat bread pita for Lamburghini Burger made from Sunflower seeds, Flax seeds, almond, olive oil, chia seeds, eggs, cumin.

Very unique take on a burger.

Why go to McDonald’s when you can have the Caveman Cafe Lamburghini? Unique presentation, fresh in-house sauces, veggies and proteins. Nice combination of flavors!

DISH #2 Grass Fed New York Steak 12oz $18.99
with Salad and Rice. Eat like a KETO KING! Nice seasoning: salt, pepper, and olive oil. Prepared medium rare.

WHOLE GARLIC CLOVES!
Delicious rice, beans, and salad with whole garlic cloves!
Now that’s a REAL meal!

 

DISH #3 PALEO PIZZA $10.39 8″
Cassava Almond, or Cassava Yam. Chicken, Beef Cheeks, Prime Rib, Lamb, Smoked Salmon, or Organic Tofu. Choice of Veggie toppings, Tomato Sauce, Choice of Cheese (dairy or non dairy.)
Gluten-Free Crust, no sugar, no dairy.

Paleo Pizza we ordered with Prime Rib, and lots of veggies. It’s very good. This 8″ size is good for one or two people.

Wash it all down with some Gastown Kombucha on tap!
$4.75 for a cup.

 

PRICE:
$-$$ Affordable! Fair prices. As this meal was complimentary, we’d gladly pay and have paid to eat at Caveman Cafe before!

QUALITY:
It’s very good!
Good portion size, lots of ingredients, and sauces made in-house.

SERVICE:
Very friendly team at Caveman Cafe. Fast service.

VERDICT:
Thai Caveman Cafe is a great place to get Keto, Paleo, Vegan and Vegetarian with lot

CASH CARD

 

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

 

 

CHEAP EATS! THAI AWAY HOME LUNCH COMBO GRANVILLE STREET CHEAP EATS – VANCOUVER FOOD GUIDE REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

THAI AWAY HOME LUNCH COMBO – CHEAP EATS!

 

Thai Away on Granville Street is known for cheap prices, and good portion sizes. Their Lunch Combos are less than $10 and include a Fried Veggie Spring Roll, Salad, (and Rice unless you get a noodle dish.) Lunch Special ends at 4PM!

The other items on their menu like the appetizers, and entrees are also fairly priced. What a deal!

Fried Spring Roll and Salad comes with the Lunch Combo. There is also a small dish for dipping sauce. Yum!

Pad Thai Chicken and Shrimp $8.95
Thai fried noodles with prawns and tofu, bean sprouts & egg, peanuts and cilantro. This Pad Thai has a ‘zesty’ sauce specific to Thai Away.

Thai Coconut Curry $9.59
Green Curry with Eggplant and basil leaves.
Comes with rice.

PRICE:
$ CHEAP! Lunch Combo is the best deal in downtown.

QUALITY:
It’s pretty good!
Good portion size of Pad Thai with lots of shrimp, and bean sprouts. The Zesty sauce is ok, maybe too much.
Not the best Pad Thai ever made but for the price and portion it is pretty good.

Green Curry was good. Lots of eggplant and chicken.

SERVICE:
Very friendly and fast service.

VERDICT:
Thai Away is a very good choice for cheap and filling Thai food. If you’re in downtown Vancouver it is worth checking out. Good for students, workers, tourists.

CASH CARD

Address:
1081 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L4