Saturday, December 30, 2017

ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI AND BBQ AT SHABUSEN YAKINIKU HOUSE RESTAURANT VANCOUVER


SHABUSEN THE MOST FAMOUS ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI RESTAURANT IN VANCOUVER!

Located in downtown Vancouver, Shabusen has been around for decades. Known for their AYCE Lunch and Dinner with good menu items to choose from the restaurant is popular with AYCE enthusiasts, locals, and tourists.

Shabusen is NOT authentic Japanese, but it is a good place to stuff your face!

The price of Lunch and Dinner has steadily gone up over the years.  Items such as Sashimi
also have a limit per person (at Lunch).

Shabusen is a MUST for all AYCE enthusiasts!

All You Can Eat Means All You Can Eat... but within the time limit!

Lunch = $17.50

What We Ordered:

- Tuna and Salmon Sashimi (8 pieces each per person)

- Tuna and Salmon Sushi (Nigiri)

- Tempura Zucchini

- Chicken Karaage (Fried Chicken)

- Agedashi Tofu (Fried Tofu)

- Tonkatsu (breaded fried pork cutlet)

- BBQ your own chicken or beef, order from raw
 fish, and cooked items.

- BBQ Beef (and BBQ chicken)


Value: Could be cheaper, but acceptable for this style of Sushi + BBQ AYCE. Higher price at Dinner.
Quality: Good for AYCE. It's not the best quality and your experience may vary.
Service: Good, but slower during busy times. Tea, water included. Limited parking in building, and on street.

Tips
- Long wait times during busy times. Call ahead and make a reservations.
- Stick to the BBQ, Sushi, and some cooked items like tempura to get your fill.

Address: 755 Burrard St #202 Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X6

Thursday, December 28, 2017

JAPANESE RICE BOWLS AT KITA NO DONBURI VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW

Japanese rice bowls at Kita no Donburi in downtown Vancouver. A medium-sized quick service Japanese restaurant with lots of seating. This place is popular with international language students and downtown workers.

There's lots on the menu, but here are some of the items we ordered.

What We Ordered
- Pork Donburi
- Beef Teriyaki Don
- Curry Rice Katsu Curry
- Takoyaki 8 pieces
- Bibimbap Korean rice bowl

Pork Donburi
- Tasty, good portion size.

Beer Teriyaki
- Tasty, good portion size but lots of onions.

Katsu Curry
- Tasty. Steaming hot over white rice with some pieces of carrot.

Takoyaki 8 pieces
-Good toppings.
-A little on the mushy side.

Bibimbap Korean rice bowl
- Korean food at Donburi?! Good if you have a craving for Korean at a Japanese restaurant...
- Good portion size and mix of meat and veggies.
- Flavor ok.
- You could find better at a authentic Korean restaurant.

Value: Good. Affordable
Quality: Hot, tasty and good portion size.
Service: Friendly, slow during busy times. Helpful with seating, and clearing plates.

There is a water jug for self-serve water station.


Address423 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1M1

Sunday, December 24, 2017

BLACK TRUFFLE DIM SUM AT CHEF TONY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT RICHMOND BC

CHEF TONY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT DIM SUM

Black truffle Dim Sum , and more at Chef Tony Seafood Restaurant in Richmond, BC.

Fancy interior, and lots of photos on the walls, but is the food any good?

Chef Tony in Richmond, BC offers high priced Chinese cuisine, known for lunch Dim Sum
with exotic ingredients such as black truffle.

Lots to choose from. Remember the item number because the ordering sheet is in Chinese Only.

Prices for Dim Sum items $4.68 to $8.28

What We Ordered:

- Lettuce, tofu and fish ball congee

- Bean curd wrapped in rice roll

- Mushroom and black truffle dumpling

- Stir-fried rice noodles with matsutake
and beef shoulder $23.80!

- Deep-fried Taro and abalone dumplings

- Popcorn Chicken

- Pan-fried chicken wing with Goose liver
and sticky rice stuffing. $7.80 each.

- Black truffle, pork and shrimp dumplings

- Steamed dried scallops and preserved meat radish cake

- Sticky rice with ground meat.

Reservations are recommended for
weekend brunch and lunch.

Value: Higher price than average. For special occasions.
Quality: Unique items, but small portions.
Service: Good, but slow during busy hours.

Address: 4600 No 3 Rd #101,
Richmond, BC V6X 2C2

Monday, December 18, 2017

BANH MI VIETNAMESE SANDWICH AT BA-LE DELI AND BAKERY EAST VANCOUVER

The best Banh Mi in Vancouver is at Ba-Le Deli & Bakery.

This place is so popular, that they sell out of sandwiches quite often. If you don't get there early, you may not get one at all.

Ba-Le Deli in East Vancouver Kingsway and Fraser has been around for many years. They bake the baguettes fresh daily, and offer a short but tasty menu featuring Pork, Chicken, or Beef sandwiches.

 Note: There is another location (Ba Le Sandwich Shop) in Vancouver's Chinatown but they do not have the same bread. Ba-Le supplies the sandwich ingredients but the bread is from different supplier at Ba Le Sandwich Shop. Confirmed by the owners of Ba-Le Deli

The sandwiches used to be $3.50 - $3.75 a few years ago, but has since gone up to $5-$5.50. Still quite affordable for Vancouver prices.

The Lemongrass Chicken sandwich is a special for limited time.

What We Ordered
- Beef sandwich
- Pork sandwich

Value: Good
Quality: Fresh, Excellent. The bread is wonderful, and the veggies are fresh.
Service: Fast, slow during busy hours. Sells out FAST!

If you like spice, be sure to ask for chili pepper!


Address701 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R7

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

TIM HORTONS FARMER'S BREAKFAST WRAP IS GOOD!

TIM HORTONS

What We Ordered:
- Farmer's Breakfast Wrap
- Raisin Bagel w/ Butter
- Hash brown

Hash brown + Egg + Sausage + Cheese winning combination for a wrap at Tim Hortons.

The only downside is the odd packaging. The packaging doesn't hold liquid and drips through corners. Seems like this wrap would be better with regular wrapping paper, and not this wrap holder invention.

Value:  It's Tim Hortons!  Cheap, affordable!
Quality: Surprisingly tasty Breakfast Wrap.
Service: Fast food, but slower when busy.

 

Monday, December 11, 2017

CONGEE NOODLE KING EAST VANCOUVER - FOOD REVIEW GUTOM

A hot bowl of Chinese Congee is perfect for cold winter weather. Congee Noodle King in East Vancouver offers up lots of rice porridge, and other dishes. From BBQ duck to crispy noodles, get ready to eat we'll take home some leftovers.

This is a popular CASH ONLY restaurant. I repeat, CASH ONLY! They've been around for years, and have never adopted Debit or Credit Card forms of payment.

  What We Ordered
 - House Special Seafood Congee
 - Chicken and Chinese Mushroom Chow Mein
 - Salt and Pepper Spicy Squid

House Special Seafood Congee
 - Squid, Fish, Shrimp, Mushroom, ginger
Steaming hot congee hits the spot! Good pieces of seafood, mushroom.

Chicken and Chinese Mushroom Chow Mein
- Crispy noodle
Very good, tasty.

Salt and Pepper Spicy Squid
- Very good.

Value: OK. Good portions for leftovers
Quality: Fast, fresh, hot! Lots of menu items
Service: Prompt, slower during busy hours.
Cash Only, no debit/credit

Address:
 3313 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5K6


 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

BUBBLE TEA AT COCO FRESH TEA & JUICE - Vancouver Food Reviews - Gutom.ca

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice say they're the World's Largest Bubble Tea Chain.

For being such a worldwide chain you'd think this place would offer something different, but the experience is average, and there are better less expensive boba bubble tea options out there!



Aside from the giant blue mascot, CoCo is similar to other boba bubble tea, but they offer less options. For example there is no Lychee offered.

 What We Ordered
 - Matcha latte slush w/ boba pearl
 - Chocolate slush w/ boba pearl
 - Mango slush w/ boba pearl

 Beware your drinks can cost even more than Starbucks, or Jugo Juice...

Value: Expensive for bubble tea.
Quality: Tasty, but average. Menu lacks lychee
Service: Neither friendly, nor unfriendly

Address:
 3275 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5K4

Thursday, December 7, 2017

JINYA RAMEN BAR BURNABY METROTOWN

Jinya Ramen Bar is a chain of Japanese ramen shops originating in Burbank, California. This location in Burnaby at Metrotown Mall is one of the newest locations in the Vancouver area, as of 2017.

What We Ordered:
- Spicy Umami Miso Ramen
- Jinya Chicken Ramen
- Pork Gyoza
- Takoyaki



Spicy Umami Miso Ramen pork broth: ground pork soboro, bean sprouts, green onion, bok choy, chili oil » served with thick noodles ground pork substitute with Chashu pork pieces Thick noodles were tasty and not overdone.

Jinya Chicken Ramen chicken broth: chicken chashu, spinach, green onion, fried onion » served with thin noodles.

Pork Gyoza (6 pcs.) handmade pork potstickers. Good stuff.

Takoyaki - Octopus Ball battered octopus over egg tartar topped with kewpie mayonnaise, okonomiyaki sauce, fresh cut green onion and smoked bonito flakes. Generous toppings, and mayo.

Extra Noodles. You Can order Thin or Thick extra noodles if you're still hungry!

Value: Pretty good. Good portion of noodle and soup. However if you want more toppings it's an extra charge.

Quality: Tasty, and filling. There are better ramen experiences out there however, Jinya is decent. Not mind-blowing, but good. Soup broth could have been hotter.

Service: Average. Awkward service. Constantly clearing plates at bad times during dining experience.

Tip: Go for the Thick noodles.

 Address: 4575 Central Blvd M01, Burnaby, BC V5H 4J5

Monday, December 4, 2017

GERMAN SPAETZLE at Vancouver Christmas Market VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS GUTOM

Vancouver Christmas Market is a German themed market located in the heart of the city from November 22 - December 24. Traditional German market theme with food, vendors, and German toys. In this video, you get a look at German Spaetzle noodle dish. Very good with pickle, onion, and cheese.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

AUTHENTIC VIETNAMESE ICED COFFEE AT GOLD TRAIN EXPRESS - Vancouver Food Reviews - Gutom.ca

If it doesn't have a filter, it's not authentic Vietnamese Iced Coffee!

 Vietnamese iced coffee, also known as cà phê đá or cafe da (Vietnamese: cà phê đá, literally "ice coffee") is a traditional Vietnamese coffee recipe. At its simplest, cà phê đá is made using medium to coarse ground dark roast Vietnamese-grown coffee with a small metal Vietnamese drip filter (phin cà phê).



 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

DOUBLE CHEESE BURGER AT CACTUS CLUB SECRET MENU! - Vancouver Food Review Gutom

Did you know you can order a Double patty cheese burger at Cactus Club? It's not exactly on the menu... Watch the video to find out!



 

Order any burger from the menu. Order the CHEAPEST burger, so you can add more to it.

Ask your server for an extra patty.

The price of the patty may vary per location. At the Vancouver Coal Harbour Cactus Club, the patty was $4. Not too bad right? Your server may be surprised you're asking for an extra patty, and he or she may not know the price of the patty. They might have to ask their manager.

Not only do they add the patty, but they also dress it up at no extra charge. As you can see in the video the extra patty fits right in with the rest of the burger.

There you have it, a Double Cheese Burger at Cactus Club!


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Thursday, November 30, 2017

PHO FEAST AND MORE AT GOLD TRAIN EXPRESS - 24 HOUR VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT IN EAST VANCOUVER GUTOM FOOD REVIEW

Gold Train Express 24 Hour Vietnamese restaurant in East Vancouver is the best place to go when you're hungry after the night club.  Drunk Food, Hangover Food, Vietnamese is where it's at.



This food will definitely hit the spot...

Large #19 Special Pho
Rare beef, brisket, tripe, beef ball

Tip: Spring Roll and Salad Roll orders
come with two rolls. Order 'Half Order'
to get 1 Spring Roll and 1 Salad Roll.


#84 Lemongrass beef, Marinated pork,
 & spring roll with vermicelli.

Value: Very good.
Quality: Fresh, Hot, Tasty!
Service: Fast generally,
slower during busy hours.

Address: 3320 Kingsway,
 Vancouver, BC V5R 5L1

NOODLE SOUP AND XIAO LONG BAO AT PEACEFUL RESTAURANT VANCOUVER - GUTOM FOOD REVIEW

Serving Szechuan style cuisine, Peaceful Restaurant has several locations
around Vancouver.

Peaceful Restaurant was featured on the Food Network series Diners Drive-Ins
and Dives with Guy Fieri.

Peaceful Restaurant is known for Northern China Mandarin cuisine: fresh
 cut noodles, and dumplings.

What We Ordered
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Xiaolongbao

Chicken Noodle Soup
- Peaceful offers a choice of Hand-Dragged (long) noodles, and Blade-Sheared (short) noodles.
- The chicken noodle soup also has thin vermicelli noodles.
- Lots of veggies, and chicken. This is a very filling meal in one bowl!


Xiaolongbao
- Hot, fresh!
- Careful, contains hot soup inside.

Value:  Good!
Quality: Big portion of noodle soup!
Service: Friendly. Fast, slower when busy.
Cash, Debit and Credit

Address:
 3320 Kingsway,
 Vancouver, BC V5R 5L1

Monday, November 27, 2017

MANNY'S GRILL AND SILOG HOUSE - FILIPINO FOOD BURNABY NEW WESTMINSTER VANCOUVER

Manny's Grill and Silog House located in Burnaby serves up Filipino cuisine with a focus on BBQ and breakfast comfort food.

 Silog are a style of dishes consumed at breakfast.

 What We Ordered!
 - Lumpia
 - Tapsilog
 - BBQ skewers
 - Pancit
 - Sinigang

 Tapsilog
 $8.99 Steak and eggs with garlic rice and vinegar.

BBQ Pork Skewers $8.99 Two skewers w/ rice. Good portion and flavor! Ration of meat and fat pieces on stick varies.

Pancit Canton $9.99 Large portion of rice and egg noodles enough to feed a small group of hungry people! Contains pork.

Lumpia $6.50 10 Pieces plus sweet and sour sauce appetizer size. Tasty! Contains pork. 

Sinigang Pork Rib $9.95 Very cool presentation, lots of veggies pork pieces, and flavorful hot soup! Impressive!

Value: Good value for the whole family. Quality: Good portions! Service: Friendly. Fast, slower when busy. Cash, Debit and Credit.

Address: 7660 6th St, Burnaby, BC V3N 3M7
Located in Burnaby but near New West.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

AUTHENTIC TAIWANESE FOOD AT NEWTON BEEF NOODLE HOUSE RICHMOND BC GUTOM FOOD REVIEW

Authentic Taiwanese dishes in the heart of Richmond, BC. Newton Beef Noodle House is located across from Richmond Centre and Richmond Public Market.

  MUST ORDER MENU ITEMS
- Beef Noodle Soup, of course!
- Xiaolongbao! Yum!
- Beef wrap! Yum!
- Popcorn chicken, so good!
- Side of veggies: bok choy

BEVERAGE
Don't forget to order the bubble tea/milk tea!

Water and Tea included with order.

Beef Noodle Soup - Good portion, and flavor. Not too salty. Xiao Long Bao - Caution: contains hot soup inside!

Beef wrap - Nice texture combination of flavor!

Value: Good! Quality: Good portions. Flavor is good! Service: Good, slower when busy. English and Mandarin.

Address: 8191 Saba Rd #150, Richmond, BC V6Y 4B4

TIP
 If you are driving, park at the mall Richmond Centre and walk to Newton. Otherwise pay for street parking.

Friday, November 24, 2017

PHNOM PENH VIETNAMESE-CAMBODIAN RESTAURANT VANCOUVER CHINATOWN


Phnom Penh Vietnamese-Cambodian Restaurant in Vancouver's Chinatown is the most famous restaurant in the Lower Mainland and yet most people have never heard of it. Yes, a Vietnamese-Cambodian restaurant in Chinatown.

 It has a 45 minute line wait to be seated at lunch time, and even longer on weekends.

 What to order:

 - Beef Luc Lac w/ egg
 - Famous Chicken Wings
 - Famous Calamari
 - Butter Beef

The food is flavorful, the service is pretty good, and the value is very affordable.

Just be prepared to wait in a long line during peak hours! Go to Phnom Penh off peak hours if you want to be seated quickly. Address: 244 E Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7

Sunday, November 12, 2017

KAWAWA JAPANESE RESTAURANT ALL YOU CAN EAT AYCE - METROTOWN BURNABY VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW

ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI

Kawawa Japanese Restaurant inside Metrotown mall in Burnaby offers fast, cheap, filling eats. A variety of items on the All You Can Eat menu, your experience may vary depending on the items you order, and the time you go.

The lunch time cut off is at 3:30pm-4pm because it is located in the mall. At other AYCE sushi restaurants in Vancouver the cut off is typically around 2PM.

Ordered:
-Tuna nigiri
-Tuna roll
-Spicy tuna cone
-Regular tuna cone
-Tofu
-Miso soup
-Kimchi
-Chicken karrage
-Salmon head


 Address: 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M1

Saturday, November 11, 2017

ANNY'S DAIRY BAR - THE FRENCHIEST FRENCH CANADIAN DINER IN NEW WESTMINSTER - GUTOM FOOD BLOG - FOODIES


Anny's Dairy Bar tucked away in a small shop in New Westminster offers up French Canadian snacks.

Hot Dogs, burgers, Poutine, Maple Syrup soft serve.

 The portions are snack size. Small cheap hot dogs, burgers, ice cream. Good for families with kids, or people looking for a quick bite.

  Address: 722 Sixth St, New Westminster, BC V3L 3C5

LITTLE SHEEP MONGOLIAN - BEST HOT POT VANCOUVER ALL YOU CAN EAT - GUTOM FOOD BLOG - FOODIES


Best Hot Pot Vancouver - All You Can Eat Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot.

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot located across from Metrotown Mall in Burnaby offers All You Can Eat hot pot. The selection of items is large, perfect for hungry individuals or groups.




Value: Good for AYCE! Cheaper at Lunch.
Quality: Fresh!
Service: Fast!

 Located across from Metrotown Address: 4755 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4W2

A&W FAST FOOD - CHICKEN STRIPS FRIES ROOT BEER - GUTOM FOOD BLOG - FOODIES

Fast Food Snack In Richmond, BC - A & W Chicken Strips, Fries and Root Beer.

A&W is a nice alternative to McDonald's, Burger King, and Tim Horton's.

5 piece chicken strips. Fries, Root Beer.



Portion: Chicken strips small flat pieces.

Fries, nice presentation served in baskets.

Root Beer served in chilled glass jug!

 $13 Canadian dollars for all.

Good for a quick snack. You will still be hungry. Prices could be cheaper.

 A&W Richmond, BC Address: 3080 St Edwards Dr, Richmond, BC V6X 4C4

 

GOLD TRAIN EXPRESS - BEST VIETNAMESE PHO VANCOUVER - GUTOM FOOD BLOG - FOODIES


FFF: Fast, Flavorful, and Filling!

Gold Train Express open 24 hours is a popular East Vancouver Vietnamese restaurant in the Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood.

Pho Noodle Soup is one of their specialities.

#19 Special Pho - Rare beef, beef brisket, tripe, beef ball. Is one of the best dishes at Gold Train Express definitely worth ordering.

The portions are generous, and the prices are reasonable.

Included
- Bean sprouts, lime, mint.
- Tea, water.
- Sriracha

This location is family-run has been around for many years. It can get quite busy during lunch and dinner, and late night weekends.

Address: 3320 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5L1