Monday, September 17, 2018

KINTARO HANDMADE TONKOTSU RAMEN JAPANESE NOODLE SOUP - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA


Kintaro Handmade Tonkotsu Ramen is a popular authentic Japanese noodle soup restaurant that has been in Vancouver's West End for many years. Located in small space at Robson and Denman across from Stanley Park, Kintaro's popularity never seems to fade, despite other ramen shops opening up all over the area.

There is always a line to eat here because the food is consistently good. It's ramen you can rely on when you have a craving for authentic good noodle soup.

On the menu, many delicious pork ramen varieties to choose from with good prices.
Choose your soup base fat level (Rich, Medium, Light), and pork style (Fat or Lean).


Customize your ramen with more toppings like kimchi, seaweed, egg and even butter!

Be sure to read the RULES! 

Tip: Ask to sit at the bar for the best seat in the house!

What We Ordered

BBQ Pork Shoyu Ramen $12.95
Half & Half Fat and Lean Pork

The egg and toppings offer a nice variety of textures.
The noodles are cooked perfectly, and delicious!

Gyoza (5pcs) $4.95
Nice pork filling and crispy outside. So good with gyoza sauce!
Sprinkle Japanese chili seasoning shichimi for extra flavor.

Kintaro also offers a loyalty card. Buy 5 Ramens get a free gyoza. Buy 10 ramen get a free ramen!

VALUE:
Good portion size, and pricing!

QUALITY:
Excellent handmade, fresh, full of flavor, and textures.

SERVICE:
Friendly, fast service at the time of this visit.

VERDICT:
Kintaro Ramen is awesome and worth
repeat visits. Get there early. You might have to wait in line during
lunch, dinner, weekends.


Address: 788 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C9

Saturday, September 15, 2018

GUTOM TRAVELS - BOROUGH MARKET LONDON ENGLAND UK PAELLA DUCK CONFIT

What's up Gutomers! Celebrating our 100th Video.

Have a short layover in London? Check out our video from Borough Market, in London, England.

Getting to BOROUGH MARKET FROM GATWICK AIRPORT is easy.

Take Thameslink to London Bridge. Walk a little bit from London Bridge station and you will find the market. You will need an Oyster Card to purchase your train ticket. An Oyster card contains your electronic funds for transit. There are Oyster Card vendors in the airport.



BOROUGH MARKET established in 1014 is at South End of London Bridge.

A perfect place to grab lunch if you're passing through London
on a Layover or Stopover.

The ART DECO style transports you to a different time!

You'll soon notice that cooking in large woks is very popular in the market!

The market has a large variety of food vendors, and artisan shops.
Choosing what to eat can be a challenge. The food is very international.


What We Ordered:

Bomba Paella £7 ($12 Canadian)
Chicken, Seafood, and Chorizo.

A nice combination of seafood but a little difficult to eat with a fork!
The paella was hot, and fresh. Careful you might burn your mouth!

Duck Confit Sandwich £6 ($10 Canadian) at Le Marche du Quatier.
This was a ok sandwich. The bread was hard, and the duck was a little overcooked.
Perhaps a bad batch?

During the busy lunch hour be prepared to queue up for popular eateries.

There is something for everyone here at Borough Market.
Prices seem reasonable, even local office workers and students eat here.

Take a walk over the bridge to Liverpool Street Station
to catch a train to Standsted Airport if you have a connecting flight.

This is a great place to visit!

Address
8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL, UK

Fact: London Bridge Attack of 2017
 On 3 June 2017, a terrorist attack involving vehicle-ramming and stabbing took place in London, England. A van was deliberately driven into pedestrians on London Bridge before crashing on the south bank of the River Thames. Its three occupants then ran to the nearby Borough Market area and began stabbing people in and around restaurants and pubs. The attackers were Islamistsinspired by Islamic State (ISIS).[8] They were shot dead by Metropolitan Police officers and were found to be wearing fake explosive vests.[9] Eight people were killed and 48 were injured, including four unarmed police officers who attempted to stop the assailants. via Wikipedia

Friday, September 14, 2018

GUTOM TRAVELS - AIR PLANE FOOD IN-FLIGHT MEAL AIRTRANSAT VANCOUVER TO LONDON GATWICK GUTOM.CA


Gutom Travels is back! After 4 weeks away in Sweden we are ready to post more videos. Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel and Twitter for updates.

This video is the first in the new series of new Gutom Travels.


Air Transat
Departing Flight Vancouver to London (Gatwick)

$6.75 Vodka Soda (Canadian Dollars)
 Coffee, Tea, Water, Juice, were included.

Chicken Provencal - chicken, sauce, orzo (pasta), veggies.
Comes with side dish, bread (dinner roll/bun w/ butter), and chocolate covered berries.

There is a complimentary Wine or Beer with the meal.
All other alcoholic drinks you must buy. Coffee, tea, water are usually
included with the meal service.



Air Transat
Returning Flight London (Gatwick) to Vancouver. Around 10 Hours.

$6.75 Vodka Soda (Canadian Dollars)
 Coffee, Tea, Water, Juice, were included.

Garlic and Ginger Chicken - chicken, sauce, rice, veggies.
Comes with side dish, bread (dinner roll/bun w/ butter), and chocolate covered berries.

The Garlic and Ginger Chicken was very good. It was just the right food temperature, fresh and hot, with mild garlic flavor.

Like the first flight there is a complimentary Wine or Beer with the meal.
All other alcoholic drinks you must buy. Coffee, tea, water are usually
included with the meal service.

Complimentary snack before landing.
Pizza Bread, tomato sauce, cheese. (meatless)

Overall the food was good. Small portion size typical of airplane food. The ingredients used looked good and tasted like a real meal.

The chocolate blueberries were addicting.

The service on this flight was very good and friendly. Came back with refreshments, and to take trash.

Payment
They don't take Debit cards, or cash. Only Credit cards are accepted.

TIP: If there are extra meals/snacks like the Pizza bread the flight attendant may or may not hand them out. You can always ask. On this flight, the flight attendant let passengers know there was extra.





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
- Jalapeño 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

Thursday, August 2, 2018

NEPTUNE WONTON NOODLE CHINESE RESTAURANT STATION SQUARE METROTOWN BURNABY - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

Neptune Wonton Noodle in Station Square at Metrotown
is a good alternative to the mall Food Court.
They serve Chinese Cantonese Cuisine.


What We Ordered:
Wonton Noodle Soup
Shrimp Fried Rice
Steamed Shrimp Dumpling (Dim Sum)
Siu Mai (Dim Sum)
Stir-fried Beef Rice Noodle
Sticky Rice

VALUE:
Good portion size, and average pricing similar
to other Chinese restaurants.

QUALITY:
Good dishes, served hot off the wok.

SERVICE:
Fast service at the time of this visit.

VERDICT:
Good location in Station Square at Metrotown
serving Chinese favorites, Dim Sum and more.
Good for groups, family-style sharing.

HAPPY DAY CAFE HONG KONG CUISINE - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

Happy Day Cafe serves Hong Kong style cuisine, Western and Asian dishes.

Good price, and portion size, the breakfast combos are a complete breakfast meal served with a drink. Yes, you can have Asian noodle soup, Omelette and French Toast. Definitely, not a boring breakfast.



They also have a make your own soup menu. Available only after breakfast.

What We Ordered


Breakfast Combo D + E = $11.50
Beef w/ Parsley Noodle Soup + Sunny Side Eggs regular toast.

Breakfast Combo C + D = $9.95
Beef Noodle Soup + Omelette and French Toast.


Hong Kong Milk Tea
Included with breakfast combo.

VALUE:
Good amount of food for the price.

QUALITY:
Good dishes served hot.

SERVICE:
A little slow during the breakfast rush.

VERDICT:
A good breakfast if you're craving
Western and Asian food.

Address: 4300 Kingsway #5,
Burnaby, BC V5H 1Z8

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

TIM HORTONS OREO ICED CAPP SUMMER DRINK PROMOTION - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

New Tim Hortons summer promotion Oreo Iced Capp. This is a re-release of a drink from a few years ago.

Unfortunately, it looks nothing like the advertisement.

A regular Iced Capp with measly amount of Oreo toppings.
Disappointing! The Oreo is not blended in the drink. In the advertisement, it looks like the Oreo is in the drink and not just on the whipped cream.


The Triple Coffee Jelly Iced Capp in the Philippines
is much better!

Don't bother getting the Oreo Iced Capp. Better just go to DQ for an Oreo Blizzard!

    

COMING SOON TO CRYSTAL MALL FOOD COURT J AND G TAIWANESE FRIED CHICKEN BURNABY - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA


COMING SOON
1973 J&G Fried Chicken
Crystal Mall Food Court Burnaby Metrotown



Monday, July 30, 2018

COLUMBIA STREAT FOOD TRUCK FEST NEW WESTMINSTER - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

The 6th Annual Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest in New Westminster is one
big summer party!



The weather was sunny and very hot. Lots of entertainment for the whole family,
there's also beer for the grown ups! The event ran from 4PM - 10PM one day only.

What We Ordered:

Mogu Japanese Street Food, offers fried chicken tenders, and $1 iced tea!

Sweet and Spicy fried chicken. 7 Pieces $10.
We got 2 for a total of 14 pieces and 3 Iced Teas.
Total $23.00.

Hurricane Potato
Ordered Potato Dill and Zucchini sriracha.
Total $14.00.

JapaDog famous food truck!
Ordered Okonomi topped with Bonito flakes and fries seasoned with SHICHIMI & GARLIC. Total $11.50.

Fusion Icy
Red Bean Icy and Mango Strawberry Icy.


The lines for popular food trucks are very long. Add to that the wait to get your food, and you will be waiting quite a long time. Be prepared for the wait, and the heat.

The wait for Mogu was unusually very long, but worth the wait in the heat in the end. The chicken karaage was great.

Hurricane Potato was very good. Long wait here too.

Japadog is always a good food option. Can't go wrong with Japanese hot dog with bonito flakes. Long wait.

Fusion Icy was very good too. Good portion size, and ingredients. Short line.

 

Saturday, July 28, 2018

BEST INDIAN BUFFET SAFFRON INDIAN CUISINE BURNABY - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

BEST BUDGET FRIENDLY BUFFET SAFFRON INDIAN CUISINE IN BURNABY, BC

There's Tandoori Flame and there's Agra Tandoori. Saffron is priced in the middle, and budget friendly!



Price Less than $15 Lunch Buffet Weekday. More during weekends, and during Dinner.

With a large variety of authentic dishes in their buffet, and many years in business, Saffron Indian Cuisine remains the best Indian restaurant in South Burnaby.

Very popular with the locals, and office workers. Be sure to get there early so you can maximise your buffet time, and don't waste any food!

They recently did some interior renovation to the space so it now looks more modern.

The menu changes daily. However you'll find the favorites  tandoori and butter chicken always in the buffet.

There are a variety of curries, rice, and fried items.

The salad, and dessert bar are very good, with melon and rice pudding, and mango pudding.


The dinner buffet features some higher value items, goat, as well as seafood, like Shrimp curries. This is not on the lunch buffet.

VALUE:
All You Can Eat!

QUALITY:
Good food, fresh naan, good temperature.

SERVICE:
Very good. Friendly. Replenishing food often.

VERDICT:
Excellent buffet at lunch or dinner.

Address: 4300 Kingsway #5,
Burnaby, BC V5H 1Z8



Friday, July 27, 2018

BUBBLE WORLD TAIWANESE CUISINE BUBBLE TEA NEW WESTMINSTER - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

Bubble World Taiwanese Cafe is a chain of restaurants around the lower mainland.

The menu at Bubble World is massive!
Lots of food and beverages to order.

Drink customization is a nice option. You can request the ice and sugar levels.

What We Ordered:

Drinks:
Milk Tea Blueberry Strawberry Slush
Oreo Taro Milk Slush
Okinawa Milk Tea
Matcha Dirt Milk Tea


Food:
Fried Chicken Popcorn
Fried Rice
Thai Diced Chicken on Rice
Dumplings


VALUE:
Good drink size and portions.

QUALITY:
Good, fresh and food was served hot.

SERVICE:
Friendly. Fast when not busy.

VERDICT
Good price, drinks and food.
Large menu.

Address: 601 Agnes St,
New Westminster, BC V3M 1G9
 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

HOUSE OF TOFU SOUP KOREAN RESTAURANT COQUITLAM - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA




House of Tofu in Coquitlam specializes in soft spicy tofu soup Soondubu, and authentic Korean cuisine.


Banchan
Seaweed, Kimchi, Radish, Mashed Potato

What We Ordered:

Beef Soondubu
Comes with egg, and rice (stone bowl).

Bibimbap
Comes with side of soup.

VALUE:
Good portion size.

QUALITY:
Good menu, served hot, fresh.

SERVICE:
Below average service.
Server never brought tea or banchan refill.

VERDICT:
Authentic Korean tofu and more.

Address: 4563 North Rd #1, Burnaby, BC V3N 4J5

DADS WORLD BUFFET SM MEGAMALL MANILA PHILIPPINES GUTOM TRAVELS - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA



WORST BUFFET IN THE PHILIPPINES?

DADS World Buffet in the Philippines features international food. It is very popular with locals.

The buffet is large, with lots to choose from. Western, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino cuisine.

This buffet is a little different from what you might expect in North America. You might be shocked!

If you are travelling to the Philippines, this may NOT be a good buffet for you as you may be at risk of stomach illness.  There are better buffets in Manila!


At the time of our visit, many dishes were not replenished. The temperature, and food safety was questionable.

The cook at the BBQ station used the same knife for cutting raw meats, and cutting cooked dishes to be served.

The food is mostly uncovered, and exposed to air without proper heat lamps.

It could have been the time of evening that the dishes were not replenished.

Ended up eating mostly Sukiyaki noodles in some soup, with vegetables because it was food safe temperature.

DADS World Buffet is good for entertaining family, as there is a band that goes around the restaurant performing songs. Fun atmosphere but food quality is poor.

Overall, should have went to Vikings instead!


Address: SM Megamall, Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines

Saturday, July 21, 2018

MCDONALD'S WORLD TASTE TOUR COMPLETE MENU - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

The full menu of McDonald's World Taste Tour in one video!

CHINESE SZECHUAN BURGER:
Pretty good. 

MEXICAN BACON QUESO:
Bueno.

ITALIAN PESTO CHICKEN SANDWICH:
Not good. 

AUSSIE BBQ + EGG BURGER:
Very good!

FRENCH CREME BRULEE:
Gimme more!

The McDonald's World Taste Tour was a interesting promotion with new flavors, and food design.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

GUTOM TRAVELS TO SWEDEN COMING SOON

We're going on a trip! Stay tuned for Swedish Food Adventures! Coming Soon.

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

#Gutom #GutomBlog

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.


Friday, July 13, 2018

KULINARYA FILIPINO EATERY COMMERCIAL DRIVE - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

Kulinarya Filipino Eatery serves up authentic cuisine, in a hip casual setting on Commercial Drive. There are two Kulinarya locations.The original location is in Coquitlam.



Here's what we ordered:

Lumpia - Fried pork spring roll.
Pansit - Noodle dish, beef, veggies.
Tapsilog - Beef, egg on rice platter.
Sinigang - Pork Tamarind sour soup.


Lumpia - Fried pork spring roll. 10 pieces.
Comes with sweet and sour sauce. Small portion size. The lumpia wrapper was hard not crispy.

Pansit - Noodle dish, beef, veggies.
*Pork was sold out at the time. Beef was used instead.
Good noodles, and toppings.

Tapsilog - Beef, egg on rice platter with veggies.
Nice presentation. The beef wasn't sizzling. Was kind of tough.

Sinigang - Pork Tamarind sour soup.
Lots of ingredients, veggies. Pork pieces were a bit small. Soup was oily.
Way too sour as if cook used 10 packs of sinigang powder!

VALUE:
Expensive for the portion size and quality.

QUALITY:
Average. Could be much better.

SERVICE:
Friendly. Slow kitchen.

VERDICT
Average Filipino food, with a good atmosphere
for entertaining. Pricey.

Address: 1134 Commercial Dr,
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X2

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

BBQ AT MANG INASAL BBQ SM CITY PAMPANGA PHILIPPINES - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

GUTOM TRAVELS - PHILIPPINES

Mang Inasal is a barbecue fast food restaurant chain in the Philippines, best known for UNLIMITED RICE! This location is at SM City Mall in Pampanga.

What We Ordered
2-Piece Pork BBQ comes rice
Chicken BBQ with rice
Complimentary side of soup is handed out once you're seated at your table.

This place was packed, with a line up to order. You have to wait to be seated by one of the servers, because it was so busy.

Simple meal of BBQ and rice. Pretty good for Fast-food!

Calamansi is provided. It's like a lime. It's used for citrus flavor.
A cross between citrus and kumquat.
Mix with soy sauce, and hot pepper for amazing flavor!

Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Patis (fish sauce) are also condiments at your table.

Overall, good fast-food BBQ. Very Filipino.

ITALIAN PESTO CHICKEN SANDWICH AT MCDONALD'S WORLD TASTE TOUR - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

The Italian Pesto Chicken Sandwich is part of the McDonald's Canada "World Taste Tour" going on from June 18 to July 29.

The special menu features World-themed flavors from China, Mexico, France, Australia, and Italy.



Italian Pesto Chicken Sandwich
Pesto aioli sauce, parmesan, arugula, tomato.

The idea may sound good on paper, unfortunately, all the ingredients don't add up to anything good.

The smell of the cheese is too strong. The bread is too large, and the patty too small. The sandwich is a mess!

The bread was tough, the chicken patty was cold, dry, and doesn't resemble actual chicken. The greens were dry and cheese shavings were like plastic.

This could be an issue with the location McDonald's at International Village Tinseltown in Vancouver's Chinatown. The quality is very poor.

At $6 Canadian, the Italian Pesto Chicken is a definite miss. The Szechuan burger was more palatable.

Verdict: AVOID THIS AT ALL COSTS! YOU MAY GET SICK!


Monday, July 9, 2018

SPECIALTY FEAST PIZZAS at DOMINO'S PIZZA - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

Pizza Night with Medium Thin Crust Specialty Feast Pizzas: Deluxe and ExtravaganZZa from Domino's Pizza.

Deluxe - Pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers,mushrooms, onions, and cheese.
Medium Thin Crust.

ExtravaganZZa - Pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, beef, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives, cheese. Medium Thin Crust.

2 Medium Feast Pizzas for $24. Lots of toppings!
Price may vary at different locations.

 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

BEST BUDGET INDIAN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET AGRA TANDOORI RESTAURANT BURNABY - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

The BEST Budget Buffet - All You Can Eat (AYCE) for less than $15!

Agra Tandoori Indian Restaurant is known for their lunch buffet. It is available weekdays Monday - Friday and on Sunday. They also have a regular menu however the buffet is most popular and the best deal.

This place gets really busy during the week with the lunchtime office crowd.

The buffet has a good selection. Favorite buffet items like butter chicken, tandoori chicken, etc. There is also a mixed veggie salad, and lentil soup. Some days feature goat curry, and Indian fries.

A budget buffet doesn't have to be bad, and Agra is very good!
Food safe temperature is very important!


Masala Chai Tea is included with the Sunday lunch buffet price. Not included
with the weekday lunch buffet.

VALUE: All You Can Eat on a budget.

QUALITY: Good flavors, and selection.

SERVICE: Friendly. Good service.

Cash, Debit, Credit.

Address: 3790 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 1G4

Sunday Special Lunch Buffet For Only $13.95 From 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monday : Lunch Buffet 11:30am - 2:30pm

Tuesday : Lunch Buffet 11:30am - 2:30pm

Wednesday : Lunch Buffet 11:30am - 2:30pm

Thursday : Lunch Buffet 11:30am - 2:30pm

Friday : Lunch Buffet 11:30am - 2:30pm

Friday, July 6, 2018

HOT POT AND DUMPLINGS AT SEOUL DOOGBAEGI KOREAN RESTAURANT - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA


Seoul Doogbaegi is a popular Korean restaurant with BBQ, hot pot, and hand-made dumplings (Mahn Doo).



What We Ordered:

Banchan
Potato, bean sprouts, radish, and kimchi.
1 time refill of side dishes.

Spicy Pork Bone Stew Hot Pot

Goon Mahn Doo (Dumplings)
Beef and Pork Mix. Hand-made and very good!


BBQ Beef Short Rib Gahl Bee
Not the best BBQ but still good.

Verdict:
A good option if you're craving all things Korean food.

VALUE: Good portions. Average pricing.

QUALITY: Good. Authentic. Dumplings made fresh.

SERVICE: Good, friendly.

BUMMER:
Only one side dish refill.

Address: 1031 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V 3C9

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

MEXICAN BACON QUESO MCDONALD'S WORLD TASTE TOUR - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

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.

Mexican Bacon Queso
Chunk of egg. A few bacon strips, tomato and lettuce.

Verdict:
McDonald's Mexican Bacon Queso is OK!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

BEAN BANH MI VIETNAMESE SANDWICH SHOP - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW - GUTOM.CA

Bean Banh Mi Modern Vietnamese Sandwich Shop is a Vietnamese sandwich shop along Kingsway in Little Saigon.



This is a NEW banh mi business in Vancouver. At the time of this video, they have been open for about 1 week.

"Bean" means success in Vietnamese. The owner is named Bean.

What We Ordered
#1 Special Tri-Meat Classic Deli Meats
#5 Beef Stew


VALUE: Good portion size and ingredients.

QUALITY: Fresh, clean. Very good!

SERVICE: Friendly. Straight forward menu. Clean presentation.

BUMMER: More expensive than other Banh Mi shops.

A few menu items not seen at other Banh Mi shops such as the Beef Stew, Meat Balls Banh Mi, and Five-Spice Chicken. Worth repeat visits to try each sandwich.





Address: 1198 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V 3C8

Monday, July 2, 2018

STEVESTON VILLAGE SALMON FESTIVAL CANADA DAY JULY 1 2018 - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

Canada Day Steveston Salmon Festival July 1, 2018.

Steveston Village is a small town in Richmond, BC with lots of history. It is also used as a backdrop for many film shoots for TV shows and movies.


The star of the event is obviously the salmon but there are also many food vendors to choose from like Japanese Squid.

The salmon is BBQ'd on large wood fire grills.

Preparing the salmon takes many volunteers.

That's a lot of fish!

$16 salmon plate.
Comes with salad, butter, and bun.

The bread bun or roll, is supposed to be used for the salmon, like a salmon sandwich.

The salmon is very good! Though, I wish the piece was bigger!

The Steveston Salmon Festival is a great way to spend Canada Day!



There are signs that say CASH ONLY, however if you are purchasing a ticket for Salmon plate they should be able to take credit card as well.

There is conflicting information from volunteers working the event. Some say there is Cash Only and will tell you to go to the ATM at a near by bank.

Beware the service fee at the ATM like at Coast Capital Savings. It is $3.



Sunday, July 1, 2018

CANADA DAY POUTINE FRIES AT BELGIAN FRIES ON COMMERCIAL DRIVE - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Poutine is a dish originating from the Canadian province of Quebec consisting of French fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy. - Wikipedia


Poutine at Belgian Fries on Commercial drive offers fries, fries, FRIES!

There are many more flavor combinations and toppings offered on their menu.

We Ordered
'Classic'
- Cheese Curds, Gravy, and FRIES.

Fresh cut fries are assorted sizes, and have a nice consistency.

Add some sauerkraut. It's free!

VALUE: Good amount of cheese, and gravy.

QUALITY: Very good fries!

SERVICE: Good menu. There's also a condiments
station with lots of free choices like sauerkraut.

If you love fries, go to Belgian Fries on Commercial drive. They also offer Yam Fries.


Address: 1885 Commercial Dr,
Vancouver, BC V5N 4A6

Friday, June 29, 2018

GIANT DONAIR AT MEGA DONAIR PORT MOODY COQUITLAM - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

MASSIVE FOOD!

*One of our viewers suggested we try this restaurant. Thank you!*



Mega Donair located in Coquitlam/Port Moody is a Lebanese cuisine shop known for their
MEGA supersized food.

Ordered:
Mega Donair mixed Chicken and Lamb.

This thing is truly Mega!

VALUE: Lots of food here. Feed the whole family.

QUALITY: Nice flavor. Nice chunks of chicken and lamb.
Donair wrap is made with fresh dough.

SERVICE: Not friendly. No chit-chat.

BUMMER:
Falls apart easily, needs to be eaten with a fork.

Overall, lots of food if you're feeling very very hungry!

Address: 912 Clarke Rd, Port Moody, BC V3H 1N9

Thursday, June 28, 2018

JAPANESE CREAM PUFF AT BEARD PAPA'S BURNABY LOCATION - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

*This is a new Burnaby Beard Papa's location.*


Beard Papa's is a global Japanese cream puff franchise.

Beard Papa's location in Burnaby at Imperial and Royal Oak features
Bubble tea on their menu.


We Ordered
Green Tea Cream Puff 6 pieces.

The texture of the puff and cream is a very tasty combination! The green tea matcha cream puff is powered with more matcha powder. Overall it is very good. The cream puff also comes in plain cream.


VALUE: Good portion and cream ratio.
It's a Japanese pastry. Not cheap! Over $20 for 6 cream puffs.

QUALITY:  Good. Consistent cream flavor with other locations.

SERVICE: Friendly.

Large space just a short walk from Royal Oak skytrain station.


Address5252 Imperial St, Burnaby, BC V5J 0G



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

MESA MODERNE FILIPINO CUISINE GREENBELT MANILA MAKATI PHILIPPINES - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

MESA MODERNE 


FORGET JOLLIBEE!

Mesa at Greenbelt Ayala Center Makati specializes in modern Filipino food. Nice plating, presentation, and ingredients!

What We Ordered:

Tinapa Rolls
Fried smoked fish flakes, onions and tomatoes
salted egg rolled in wrapper.

Pinakbet
Bangus (fish) Belly and mixed veggies, squash, okra.

Pork BBQ Skewers

Kare Kare
Ox Tail and veggies peanut sauce.

Malunggay Shrimp Beancurd (Soup)
Simmered shrimp in moringa puree with beancurd.

Crispchon Lechon with pandon crepe.
Assembled at your table.
Served also in chili garlic.

Chili Garlic Lechon.
Fried banana in wrap with ice cream. YUM!

Mesa is a great Filipino food experience for the whole family! A MUST if you are in Makati!

 

 Located in: Ayala Center Makati Address: Greenbelt 5, Legazpi Street, Makati, 1209 Metro Manila, Philippines

Saturday, June 23, 2018

NASHVILLE SPICY FRIED CHICKEN AT THE DOWNLOW CHICKEN SHACK COMMERCIAL DRIVE - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

NEW BUSINESS



The Downlow Chicken Shack is a Nashville-style spicy fried chicken fast-food eatery on Commercial Dr. and Venables.

Prepare for a wait in line as it is very popular!

The menu is simple. Drum, thigh, breast, or wings served a few different ways, with different levels of SPICY.

What We Ordered
Chicken On A Bun (Chicken Breast Burger)
Half Bird (Four pieces, drum, wing, thigh, breast)
Fries with medium spice.
Ginger Beer

Chicken Burger
(Mild spice)
Crispy, slightly sweet glaze on batter/breading. Mild spice was very mild forgot it was there.

Nice toppings pickle, Downlow sauce.

The potato bun is basic.Nothing special here.

It's served in a box, and is very oily when you pick it up. The bar counter top we were seated at was covered in oil, so watch out when putting your phone on the counter top in front of the kitchen/assembly line.

Fries
Fries are ordered separate from chicken burger. Good amount of fries in a box.
Flavor is nothing special. Some sauce, but the style of fries doesn't go well with burger. Reminded me of lloppy fries like McCain frozen fries. Needed ketchup.

(Skip the fries and try the other sides)

Half Bird
(Classic no spice)
Four pieces, drum, wing, thigh, breast
Good amount of meat to bone. Slightly sweet flavor glaze on breading.

VALUE:
Good portion size. Average prices. Could be cheaper.

QUALITY:
Good flavors and food temperature. Very Oily.

SERVICE:
Ok. Friendly. Slow when busy. Lots of tissue dispensers.
Cash, Debit, Credit.

BUMMER:
No soda fountain or water station.
Only bottled water, or bottled soda for sale.
Fries are not included with the burger.
Loud rap music with profanity during our visit. May not be good for children.

Overall, the chicken is the star of the show. Definitely worth repeat visits for fried chicken cravings. However somethings can be improved for the customer experience.

Address: 905 Commercial Dr,
 Vancouver, BC V5L 3W8

Friday, June 22, 2018

CURRY KATSU AND MORE AT HI GENKI FAMOUS JAPANESE SENIOR HOME BURNABY - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW - GUTOM.CA

HIDDEN GEM / SECRET EATS

Hi Genki is located INSIDE a care home for seniors.
The restaurant is the dining area used by the residents. It is very popular with the lunch crowd. Most people wouldn't think about eating at a senior home, which makes Hi Genki a very unique experience.

The menu features rice bowls, curry combos, and more.
Hi Genki is affiliated with Fujiya Japanese Market so the ingredients are coming from a legit source.



What We Ordered:

Tea and water included.

Chicken Katsu Curry
Comes with rice, and salad.

Potato Croquette and Spinach Gomae.

Pork Donburi (Rice Bowl)
Comes with miso soup.


VALUE: Good portion size. Good prices.

QUALITY: Good flavors and food temperature.

SERVICE: OK. Friendly. Slower when busy.

Cash, Debit, Credit.

Tip: Get there early. Busy during lunch.

Overall, good place for authentic Japanese cuisine.

Address6680 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4N3

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

SZECHUAN BURGER MCDONALD'S CANADA WORLD TASTE TOUR - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

World Taste Tour at McDonald's Canada.

McDonald’s Canada is offering a unique summer promotion called the
'World Taste Tour'. It runs from June 18 - July 29 and features international
flavors. Themed menu items include China, Italy, Australia, Mexico, and France.



The Szechuan burger is inspired by Chinese flavors.
There are crispy wontons in the burger with grilled onions, on a toasted black and white sesame seed bun.

The Szechuan sauce is sweet like a generic Asian sweet sauce.
It is not spicy, unlike true Szechuan cuisine. It's mostly salty sweet.

The crispy wontons add a nice crunch to the burger. The grilled onions add to the sweetness.

Overall, the Asian themed burger is good choice for people looking for a crunchy sweet McD burger.


  • Chinese Szechuan Burger - June 18 to July 1
  • Italian Pesto Chicken Sandwich - July 2 to July 15
  • Aussie BBQ & Egg Burger - July 16 to July 29
  • Mexican Bacon Queso More-Ning® McWrap® - June 18 to July 29
  • French Crème Brûlée McFlurry®- June 18 to July 29    

Sunday, June 17, 2018

AIRPLANE FOOD ON PAL PHILIPPINE AIRLINES YVR TO MANILA - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS GUTOM.CA

Vancouver to Manila Philippines on PAL Philippine Airlines.

The flight is around 12-13 hours direct non-stop from YVR to Ninoy Aquino Airport.

Here's a look at some of the meals on the flight.



Departing flight Vancouver to Manila.
Western and Asian options.
(A) for Asian  or (W) for Western.

Dinner - Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken, veggies, and rice.

Breakfast - Chicken Teriyaki
Chicken, eggs, mushrooms, and rice.

Return Flight Manila to Vancouver.
Western and Asian options.
(A) for Asian  or (W) for Western.

Dinner - Bourbon Chicken
Chicken, veggies, and rice.

Breakfast - Bangus (Fish) Lamayo
Fish, eggs, and rice. Great way to start the day!

Be sure to order drinks, alcoholic ones!

Overall the meals were tasty and pretty good. The extra sides, like bread, and butter, fruits, etc are nice additions.


The beer was the best part!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

AA PLUS CHINESE RESTAURANT SOUP NOODLES - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW - GUTOM.CA

好好味百搭魚湯米線
AA Plus Restaurant VANCOUVER

AA Plus is a authentic Hong Kong style Chinese
noodle soup restaurant. They also offer a Build Your Own Soup option.

AA Plus is CASH ONLY and cafeteria style.
Order at the counter, and pre-pay, then wait for your number to be called.

Chicken Laksa Soup
Laksa is a spicy noodle soup popular in the Peranakan cuisine 
- Wikipedia

Nice flavor laksa soup. Lemongrass, spices, but not too spicy.

Yum! The chicken in the laksa soup is boneless.


Build Your Own Soup
Beef and Mushroom Soup

VALUE: Good. Large bowl, lots of ingredients. A drink is included with Soup combo.

QUALITY: Fresh. Filling. Good pieces of boneless chicken in Laksa soup.

SERVICE: Self-Serve. Pre-Pay upon order.

Tip and Tax included w/ price.

There is a tip jar, but no need to tip for no service. You get your food on a tray which you bring to your table. Careful you might trip and spill the soup!

There is a Water and Tea dispenser.

A noticeable wait for order.

CASH ONLY.

Address: 5207 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5P 3V4

Friday, June 15, 2018

TOFU SOUP AT DOOBOO KOREAN TOFU RESTAURANT BURNABY KINGSWAY - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM



DooBoo is a good place to go for your Korean food craving.



Tofu Soup also known as Soon Du Bu is a classic Korean dish. At DooBoo, it comes
with a side of steamed rice in a stone bowl. The tofu soup also comes with raw egg.

At DooBoo there were 3 banchan dishes at time of filming. Barley tea is included.

The leftover rice in the stone bowl is soaked and eaten as a dessert!

Tofu Soup with seafood and beef $11.99
Mild spice flavor.

Wet rice dessert. Tastes like watery rice!

There are also combos available.

Tofu Soup with Bulgogi or Grilled Mackerel for $18.99. Not the cheapest price but if you're hungry it's a good option.

VALUE: Good. Lots of ingredients in soup but only 3 banchan dishes.

QUALITY: Fresh. Soft tofu. Soup flavor is ok.

SERVICE: Friendly. However the server never brought a second round of banchan.

Cash, Debit, Credit.

Overall good restaurant for Korean cuisine for return visits.

Address: 6907 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5E 1E5

Thursday, June 14, 2018

GUTOM TRAVELS JOLLIBEE SUPER MEAL COMBO GREENBELT MAKATI MANILA

Jollibee is a popular Filipino fast-food chain, known for combining Western and Asian cuisine.

This location is in Greenbelt Makati Manila.



What We Ordered

Jolly Super Meal
Fried Chicken, Spaghetti, steamed rice, and Lumpia spring roll, Peach Mango Pie and
Pineapple juice and water.

Yum Burger is not included with Super Meal, so we ordered it separately.

Jollibee Spaghetti
Sweet tomato sauce, nice cheese bits, well done noodles.

Jollibee Shanghai Rolls
 (3 pieces)
These were not crispy at the time of ordering. They were warm and tasty but not crispy.

Jollibee Fried Chicken
Crispy, mild seasoning.  Compared to chicken in North America, the chicken at Jollibee Philippines would considered small.

Peace Mango Pie
It's like a McDonald's pie.
Crust outside, sweet inside.

Overall Jollibee is a good fast-food stop with a combination of Western and Asian. Spaghetti and steamed rice!


AddressGreenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Monday, June 11, 2018

IHOP IHOB MEGA MONSTER CHEESE BURGER - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS - GUTOM.CA

International House of Pancakes Burgers  at Burnaby, Kingsway.

IHOB is REAL!

When IHOP announced they were changing their name to IHOB, the entire internet went nuts on social media. What does the B in ihob MEAN?

The epic marketing stunt from IHOP revealed that the B was for BURGERS. Not Breakfast. Not Bacon. Not Beer.

IHOP announced they would be adding burgers to their menu. FOR A LIMITED TIME.



Ultimate Steakburgers - Made with 100% Canadian Beef.

The diner-style burgers are comparable to something you'd find at Denny's or Red Robin. Prices range for $13.99 - $14.99 (Canadian).

The burgers come with UNLIMITED FRIES and fountain DRINK!

In this review we ordered the Mega Monster Cheeseburger.

Double patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, and IHOP sauce. $14.99 | 1090 Calories.

IHOP burgers? Expecting the worst, but pleasantly surprised.

The burger portion was pretty good. Didn't expect the beef patties to be steaming hot. Food safe temperature is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. The cheese was melted nicely, and the onions, lettuce, toppings were fresh.

The pickle was served on the side, unlike the picture in the menu which features pickle slices in the burger.

The fries are nothing special, but they were hot and salty, and unlimited.

VALUE: Good portion. Unlimited drink, fries.

QUALITY: Hot burger patties, and good toppings. Food safe temperature.

SERVICE: Good service, friendly.

Cash, Debit, Credit.

Experience may vary at other locations.

Address: 5137 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2E6




IHOB BURGERS MENU via Fox News

  • Classic, with lettuce, tomato, onion and American cheese, as well as the brand's new "Steakburger sauce,"
  • Classic with Bacon, with all of the above plus hickory-smoked bacon,
  • Big Brunch, with bacon, a fried egg, a potato pancake and cheese,
  • Cowboy BBQ, with bacon, onion rings and BBQ sauce
  • Jalapeno Kick, with jalapeno mayonnaise, bacon, Pepper-Jack cheese and sauteed jalapeno peppers, serranos chiles and onions,
  • Mushroom and Swiss, with sauteed mushrooms, sauteed onions, Swiss cheese and mayo,
  • and the Mega Monster, with two steakburger patties, two slices of cheese (American and white cheddar) and pickles.




Saturday, June 9, 2018

ALL YOU CAN EAT INDIAN BUFFET AT TANDOORI FLAME SURREY DELTA BC - VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS GUTOM.CA

GRAND INDIAN BUFFET


Brand new Indian buffet opens in Surrey,BC.

This ALL YOU CAN EAT buffet boasts over 150 items "The Largest Indian Buffet in North America." So is Tandoori Flame really the largest and best Indian buffet in Vancouver?

Simply put, yes!



Originally from Ontario, Tandoori Flame has locations in Mississauga, and Brampton.
This is the first location on the west coast. Tandoori Flame brings serious competition in an area already popular with Indian restaurants. 

The prices and times of the buffet for lunch and dinner are quite reasonable in comparison to AYCE sushi which is actually priced higher.

Definitely come hungry!

All You Can Eat means All You Can Eat, so choose your dishes wisely, and don't
waste any food!

Unique features of the buffet:

- Indian Pizza oven for Tandoori Pizza.

- Naan Bread Station
Wow! Fresh Naan Bread!

- Dosa Station
Wow! Fresh Dosa!

While the tandoori chicken and butter chicken are nice, the crispy fish pakora is a real winner.

Overall, Tandoori Flame really is a Grand Indian Buffet experience. The scale is larger than any in BC. The Dosa, Naan, and Pizza stations are great. All you can eat ice cream. This is the closest you'll get to a Las Vegas style buffet.


VALUE: All You Can Eat. 

QUALITY: Fresh, Very good selection. Unique Dosa, Naan, and Pizza stations.

SERVICE: Very good. Lots of servers. The server would check in with table often, and leave additional napkin/tissue. 

Cash, Debit, Credit.

Tip: Arrive before 11:30AM Lunch service.

Address: 11970 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8

A few things that can be improved.

  • Placement of Indian sweets in the same section as curries, can get awkward when there is a line for the curries.
  • People are confused where the queue starts and ends at the buffet.
  • Being seated on the patio customers have to use a door to come and go from patio, difficult when holding dishes of food from the buffet! Please leave the door open!

Friday, June 8, 2018

REST IN PEACE ANTHONY BOURDAIN DEAD AT 61 LOVED VIETNAM AND VIETNAMESE FOOD

ANTHONY BOURDAIN DEAD AT 61


If you watched A Cook's Tour, and No Reservations you'd know that Anthony Bourdain's favorite place to visit was Vietnam. Thank you Anthony Bourdain for introducing the world to Vietnamese cuisine.


Here are a few of our videos celebrating Vietnamese food.

Anthony Bourdain, a unique voice for food and culture has been lost, but leaves behind his body of work we can watch and re-watch.