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.

PACIFIC POKE COMMERCIAL DRIVE KETO – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

What is Poke?
“Poke is diced raw fish served either as an appetizer or as a
main course and is one of the main dishes of Native Hawaiian cuisine.
Traditional forms are aku and heʻe. Heʻe poke is usually called by its
Japanese name Tako Poke, except in places like the island of Niʻihau where
the Hawaiian language is spoken.” – Wikipedia

Pacific Poke has multiple locations in Vancouver, Calgary, and Kelowna.
The Poke trend is exploding!

Keto Diet is trendy, but did you know…
“The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet
that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.” – Wikipedia

 

THE KETO $16 (Seasonal menu)

Nice way to try stuff you won’t find often when eating out Cauliflower rice, and Ahi Tuna in a bowl full of healthy premium ingredients. If you have it in your budget it’s worth a try. For others not looking to shell $20 for lunch, spend your money elsewhere.

 

PRICE:
$$ Over $10 for dish. Plus drink, tax, and tip.
PRICEY!

QUALITY:
Small portion. Clean flavors, very light meal. Unique ingredients and preparations that are considered Premium like Black Truffle Vinaigrette, Avacado, Salmon, and Ahi Tuna.

SERVICE:
Slow.

VERDICT:
Pacific Poke is a popular chain of Poke with healthy food at the premium price. For $16 you might as well go to AYCE SUSHI.

CASH, CARD.

 

Address:
1268 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4

NO MORE ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI AT KAWAWA JAPANESE RESTAURANT – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA


Kawawa Japanese Restaurant in Metropolis Metrotown no longer offers
All You Can Eat Sushi as of late-2018. That’s right, NO MORE AYCE!
They now serve ONLY a La Carte and combos likes Sushi Garden.

In the past we reviewed Kawawa Sushi. We had a good experience at first,
but also a bad experience with their AYCE menu.
The AYCE quality and service was very poor!

 

So how is the A La Carte Menu at Kawawa Japanese Restaurant?

 

Combination $17.95
Choice of two dishes or $9.95 a dish.
N9 Tuna Cone 2 Pieces & Salmon Cone 2 PIeces.
N16 Tuna Sushi 4 Pieces & Salmon Sushi 4 Pieces.

IN COMPARISON TO SUSHI GARDEN
Kawawa Sushi seems cheaper than Sushi Garden.
1 Tuna Cone at Sushi Garden is $4.95 it has two pieces of fish.
4 Tuna Cones at Kawawa Sushi is $9.95 and have one slice of fish.

PRICE:
$$ Affordable.

QUALITY:
Small portion size. Fish slices seemed thin. Dirty finger prints all over the plate. Servers seemed to not care or have standards. Overworked students.

SERVICE:
Slow. They opened after their posted Opening time.
Getting sushi was slow. Other tables seated after us got their hot foods before we got our sushi.

VERDICT:
Kawawa Japanese Restaurant may have ditched AYCE but the quality seems to be the same. Convenient only because it is inside Metrotown mall. Customer beware!

CASH, CARD.

 

Address:
4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2B1

FRIED PORK SOUP BAO DUMPLING SHANGHAI DIM SUM HOUSE CRYSTAL MALL FOOD COURT BURNABY – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Shanghai Dim Sum House in The Crystal Mall food court is a popular
vendor with delicious freshly made bao, dumplings and cheap prices.

 

Sheng Jian Bao 生煎包
Pan-Fried Pork SOUP Buns $6
Pork filling. The dough is similar to Steamed Buns but pan-fried
on the bottom, and soft on top! Contains HOT SOUP.

 

PRICE:
$ CHEAP! Less than $10!

QUALITY:
Excellent! Made Fresh, Cooked Fresh! Perfect portion size and filling. HOT FOOD TEMPERATURE!

SERVICE:
Straighforward. Very busy during peak times. A bit of a wait.

VERDICT:
Shanghai Dim Sum House in Crystal Mall offers generous portions and excellent price for dumpling and bao fans. Authentic!

CASH ONLY!

Address:
4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2B1

SUSHI GARDEN BURNABY METROTOWN – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

No All You Can Eat Sushi Here.

Sushi Garden is a la carte sushi restaurant across from Metrotown Mall.
It has been in Burnaby for many years known for large Sashimi pieces.

What we ordered:

Spicy Tuna Cone 1 Piece $4.25
Wasabi and Ginger included with order.

Spicy Tuna Cone had two pieces of tuna, and some hot sauce on top.
The seaweed was rubbery and not crispy.

Assorted Sushi Combo $15.25
Tuna, Salmon, Ebi, Ika, Amaebi, Tako, Tobiko
Tuna & Salmon Roll (3 piece each).

Tuna & Salmon Sashimi 9 Pieces $12.95

Sashimi pieces were large and some were mushy.
The freshness is questionable.

PRICE:
$$ Affordable but expensive for the amount of food.

QUALITY:
Ok. Big Sashimi pieces however the tuna sashimi was mushy! Tuna cone was expensive. Other sushi rolls are standard. Questionable temperature and fish freshness.

SERVICE:
Bad. Fast to sit, rushed to order. They didn’t come back with tea until we got up to leave. eenagers are hired to make the sushi.

VERDICT:
Similar to what you’d find at All You Can Eat Sushi but you pay more here for less. In fact, Kingsway Sushi has better quality than Sushi Garden. Bigger sashimi pieces doesn’t mean better! Food temperature and freshness are questionable. You will leave hungry.
CASH, CARD.

Address:
4635 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4L3

BACONATOR DOUBLE BURGER WENDY’S GRANDVIEW AND BOUNDARY – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

BACONATOR DOUBLE BURGER AT WENDY’S GRANDVIEW AND BOUNDARY

We checked out Wendy’s to try their Famous Baconator Burger.

Baconator Double Combo $10.59
Small Fries, Small Chocolate Frosty

Two square beef patties, lots of bacon, and cheese.
Unfortunately, the patties didn’t have much flavor at all.

The Fries were good, crispy, natural fries.
The Frosty is delicious and guaranteed BRAIN FREEZE.

PRICE:
$$ Fair. Over $10 for fast food but cheaper than getting a burger at Red Robin or Cactus Club.

QUALITY:
Ok. Fluffy burger bun, lots of bacon and cheese, the burger portion is good but the patties had no flavor!

SERVICE:
Friendly. A little slow at this location which also has Drive-Thru.

VERDICT:
Wendy’s is good for a quick bite and this location has lots of parking, seating and a nice view of the mountains. Food portions are acceptable.

CASH, CARD.

Address:
3698 Grandview Hwy, Vancouver, BC V5M 2G9

THE WORST CHINESE FOOD! PEACEFUL RESTAURANT DUNSMUIR – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Peaceful Restaurant Seymour and Dunsmuir Downtown Vancouver.

You’re better off at Chinese food at a Mall Food Court!

We previously reviewed Peaceful Restaurant’s Kingsway location and enjoyed the Chicken Noodle Soup and overall quality.

Unfortunately, Peaceful Restaurant’s downtown location at Dunsmuir and Seymour
lacks the quality of the other locations. BEWARE!

Chicken Noodle Soup $10.95
No flavor. The portion size is small compared to other locations.
The noodles were not Blade Sheared. Greasy soup.

Shanghai Noodles $12.95
Expensive. Small portion size. Very little meat and veggies.
Extremely oily. Tasteless.

SO.
MUCH.
OIL.

PRICE:
$$ Affordable but not worth it at this location!

QUALITY:
Bad quality. Tasteless and greasy.
Extremely oily soup. Lacked flavor.
Extremely oily stir fried noodles, tasteless.
Portion size seemed small. There were too many spinach stems in the soup.
The Xiao Long Bao seemed consistent with other locations.

SERVICE:
Bad. Wait time for table at lunch. Servers are rude.
We complained to the server after meal and the server didn’t care.

VERDICT:
Peaceful Restaurant is generally good but this location at Dunsmuir is THE WORST!
CASH, CARD. Street Parking.

Address:

602 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3K3

STEPHO’S SOUVLAKI GREEK TAVERNA ROBSON STREET WEST END – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Stepho’s is a very popular Greek restaurant in downtown Vancouver known
for the straightforward menu, portion size, and price. They’ve been around a long time.
There are two locations in West End: Davie Street, and Robson Street.

What we ordered:

Souvlaki Plate (Beef and Lamb Skewer)
Comes with Rice Pilaf, Roast Potato, Greek Salad.
The portion size is good.

Roast Lamb Plate
Comes with Rice Pilaf, Roast Potato, Greek Salad.
Delicious, falls right off the bone!

PRICE:
$$ Affordable. Under $20 dishes.

QUALITY:
Good overall.
The complimentary pita bread is fluffy.
Rice Pilaf is good.
Souvlaki Beef Skewer was more tender than the lamb skewer. The Roast Lamb was cooked nicely, lots of meat and it falls off the bone.

SERVICE:
Friendly. Server liked to chat.

VERDICT:
Stepho’s is a Vancouver favorite. Both locations are offer consistent quality in cozy Greek themed setting. Price and portions are good for the whole family.
CASH, CARD. Street Parking.

 

Address:
1359 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C6