Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PAPUSAS AND TAMALES AT LOS GUERREROS MEXICAN FOOD PRODUCTS

Los Guerreros Mexican Food Products is a small
market in East Vancouver, that serves up
authentic Papusas, Tacos, Tamales, and more.



What We Ordered:
- Papusas (Mix) Pork and Cheese
- Tamales Chicken

Papusas (3 pieces) Pork and Cheese
- Made fresh, nice dough, fillings.
Includes sauce, and cabbage.

Tamales (Chicken)
- Made same day.
- Asked to get it warmed up in store.
- Nice fillings. Good portion size.

VALUE: Ok price for the portion size.
QUALITY: Homemade no frills recipes
SERVICE: Friendly. A little bit of wait for cooking.

Address: 4H3, 3317 Kingsway St
Unit #102, Vancouver, BC V5R 5K6

Sunday, February 4, 2018

HOW TO MAKE KIMBAP - MAKING KIMBAP AT YOGI KOREAN SNACKBAR VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW

BONUS VIDEO!!!

Watch the expert chefs at Yogi Korean Snackbar make Kimbap from scratch!



Watch the full video.
The Best Kimbap Ever at yogi Snackbar Vancouver.
 https://youtu.be/LYqHT3qG930


 Read the blog at http://www.gutom.ca/2018/02/best-kimbap-in-vancouver-at-yogi-korean.html

 

BEST KIMBAP IN VANCOUVER AT YOGI KOREAN SNACKBAR WEST END ROBSON STREET FOOD REVIEW

Yogi Korean Snackbar is a small shop on Robson Street in West End.
Their menu has a little bit of everything, noodles, deep fried stuff, and Kimbap.

These "snacks" are actually very filling meals considering the portion size.

Barley Tea is included. There is a tea dispenser in the restaurant.

A side of soup is also included with orders.



What We Ordered:

Bulgogi (Beef) Kimbap (10 pieces)  is loaded with filling,
fresh rice, and seasoning.

There are 5 kinds of Kimbap on the menu.
- Veggie, Cheese, Ham, Tuna & Mayo, Bulgogi.

Kimchi Ramyun
"Famous Korean spicy noodle" Instant noodle brand?
- Nicely prepared. Lots of toppings.

Tui-Kim Set (Korean Tempura):
Deep fried goodness! Comes with dip sauce.
- Kim-Mari (Vermicelli, seaweed).
- Goon Man-Doo (Pork Dumpling).
- Ya-Chae (Veggies, carrots).

VALUE: Good price and PORTIONS!
QUALITY: Excellent! CLEAN, FRESH, FLAVORFUL!
SERVICE: Friendly. Good service speed.

Worth return trips to try everything on the menu.

Address: 1706 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2J7

Thursday, February 1, 2018

KOREAN FOOD AT ANDAMIRO KOREAN BISTRO EAST VANCOUVER KINGSWAY FOOD REVIEW

Andamiro Korean Bistro on Kingsway in East Vancouver, offers lunch combos of traditional Korean favorites. Yes, you can have your tofu soup, AND bibimbap too.

via Wikipedia - The name Andamiro actually means
 "So much that the cup runneth over".

An abundance of FOOD is the theme of the restaurant, which features Lunch Combos.




What We Ordered
- Tofu Soup and Bibimbap Lunch Combo

- Bibimbap and Mackerel Lunch Combo

Included: Barley tea!
-Banchan - Salad, Bean Sprouts, Kimchi, and Potato.
-Assorted sauces.


Bibimbap Beef, mixed veggies.
- Hot, steaming in a stone bowl. Veggie, meat, and rice dish. Can't beat a good bowl of bibimbap.

Soondubu Seafood, tofu soup (Mild Spice).
- Steaming, very good!
- Nice chunks of tofu, and pieces of seafood.

Korean grilled mackerel.
- Wish this was a bigger piece, but was still good.

For the amount of food, the price of the combos is very good. No wonder this place is very popular. Andamiro is a solid choice for Korean food, lunch.


VALUE: Great combos, price and PORTIONS!
QUALITY: Excellent! CLEAN, FRESH, FLAVORFUL!
SERVICE: Good response to requests even when busy.

Address: 2568 Kingsway St, Vancouver, BC V5R 5H2

Friday, January 26, 2018

WESTERN LAKE CHINESE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT THE BEST DIM SUM BRUNCH IN VANCOUVER

Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant located in South East Vancouver on Victoria Drive is a very popular weekend brunch Dim Sum spot. There is always a crowd waiting outside the restaurant even when the weather is terrible.

Western Lake calls themselves the 'Best Dim Sum' and many reviews seem to agree, so we gave this restaurant a shot.

Is Western Lake really the best Dim Sum in town?


What We Ordered:

 - Stir Fried Sticky Rice
 - Beef Meatballs
 - Shiu-Mai
 - Prawn Dumpling
 - Eggplant with Shrimp
 - Steamed Sticky Rice
 - Egg Tart

Stir Fried Sticky Rice
w/ Chinese sausage.
- Good portion size
- Nice ingredients
and presentation.
- Good temperature
Steaming hot, fresh!

Shiu Mai (4 Pieces)
(Siu Mai, Sio Mai)
Shrimp and Pork dumplings.
- Excellent portion size.
MASSIVE!
- Quality ingredients
and presentation.
- Good temperature
- Steaming hot, fresh!

Beef Ball (3 Pieces)
- Decent portion size.
- Good temperature, fresh.
- The taste not for everyone.
- Not the best item on menu.

Sticky Rice Wrap (3 Pieces)
w/ Dried Scallops
- Very good portion size.
- Good temperature, fresh.
- Steaming hot!

Pan Fried Eggplant (4 pieces)
w/ Shrimp Paste
- Very good portion size.
- Good temperature, fresh.
- Steaming hot!

Shrimp Dumplings (4 pieces)
- Very good portion size.
- Good temperature, fresh.
- Steaming hot!

Egg Tart (3 Pieces)
- Hot tart! Fresh!
- Nice flavor.
- Yummy crust.

VALUE: Excellent price and PORTIONS!
QUALITY: Excellent! CLEAN, FRESH, FLAVORFUL!
SERVICE: Good response to requests even when busy. (Asked for water, tea, hot sauce.)

This place gets very busy, so if you're planning to go be sure to make a reservation or show up before 10AM to get a seat otherwise you'll be waiting 30 min to 1 hour.

Address: 4989 Victoria Dr,
 Vancouver, BC V5P 3T7

 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

BANH MI YEN LINH COFFEE SHOP THE SADDEST LITTLE VIETNAMESE SUB SANDWICH SHOP IN VANCOUVER

The saddest little Banh Mi Shop in Vancouver. Banh Mi Yen Linh is a new sandwich shop on Kingsway. The space is large, but with no customers makes this a sad shop.


Ordered:
- Lemongrass chicken banh mi $5.00
- Iced Coffee $4.50

Lemongrass bahn mi has good chicken filling, lots of veggies, and soft bread.

The iced coffee was served without a drip coffee filter, already mixed with condensed milk in a to-go cup.

Value: Too expensive for the quality of sandwich, and iced coffee. Better options in the area like Ba Le.
Quality: Lemongrass meat did not have a good temperature. Veggie fillings were ok.
Service: Server didn't understand much English. She was confused when ordering iced coffee.

Strange quiet Banh Mi shop with clean modern interior but there's nothing special about the food.


AddressUnit 128-888, Kingsway St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3C3

JARRITO LOCO TACOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT TEX-MEX EAST VANCOUVER GUTOM FOOD REVIEW

Jarrito Loco Tacos & Mexican Restaurant serves up authentic Tex-Mex.

This is a new Mexican restaurant on Kingsway in East Vancouver, which opened late December 2017, featuring some eye-catching branding on the outside of restaurant: A funny cartoon cactus.

"Loco" means crazy in Spanish, so are the tacos CRAZY good?

Here's what we ordered:

Tacos
#8 Tacos (3 individual tacos per order)
- Meat choices: Pork, chorizo, and beef. (no Chicken)
- Tacos come with side of greens, sour cream,
 lime, and green salsa.

#10 Baked Wet Big Burrito
- Beef, fried beans, lettuce, rice, mozzarella. Topped with
melted cheese, and green sauce (salsa).
- Burrito comes with side of greens, sour cream,
 and green salsa.

The Good:
Enjoyed the burrito more than the tacos. The burrito has lots of fillings, and cheese.

Overall good fresh ingredients, and sauces. Nice presentation.

The Bad:
The tacos were too small, not enough fillings, and the price makes it disappointing! For a place with tacos in their name you'd expect the tacos to be the best item on the menu. Unfortunately, the tacos need work, or the price lowered.

It is worth a visit to Jarrito Loco Tacos.

 Address: 1707 Kingsway St, Vancouver, BC V5N 2S4

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI TOMOKAZU JAPANESE RESTAURANT VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW AYCE

AYCE



Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant is known for their All You Can Eat sushi menu. Popular with the lunch crowd, the menu offers a variety of sushi, and various cooked items like fried chicken karaage, udon noodle soup, and more.

WARNING AYCE LOVERS: This restaurant doesn't have Sashimi on their AYCE lunch menu. You'll have to settle for the Nigiri for raw fish.

Tomokazu along with Shabusen have been in Vancouver for many years. They're both go-to restaurants for AYCE sushi fans.

We ordered:
- Tuna roll
- Salmon roll
- Avocado roll
- Cucumber roll
- Spicy Tuna cone
- Chicken Karaage
-Salmon nigiri
- Tuna nigiri
- Beef udon
- Chicken udon
- sunomono
- miso
- salad


The chicken karaage is boneless, and is very good almost like chicken nuggets / chicken tenders. (Other sushi restaurants use chicken wings for Karaage.)



Overall this restaurant is good for your All You Can Eat sushi craving.

TIP: PARKING at Tomokazu is only paid parking on the street or at the Toys R Us parking lot. Parking entrance behind Toys R Us.



Address: 1128 W Broadway #201, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G5

Monday, January 15, 2018

PHO VIETNAMESE BEEF NOODLE SOUP AT LE PETIT SAIGON VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW

Le Petit Saigon in East Vancouver is a solid choice for authentic Vietnamese cuisine.

The beef noodle soup has clean flavorful broth, and the FRIED spring rolls are stuffed with good filling and wrapped in crispy chewy wrap.

The sizes of the bowls make the portion size seem smaller than other pho restaurants in the city. The prices are also alittle higher than other Vietnamese restaurants.

The location is very near to the PNE, making it great for pre or post event meal.

Address2783 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z8

Saturday, January 13, 2018

KOREAN FOOD AT H MART FOOD COURT VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEW GUTOM.CA

This isn't your typical food court.

H Mart Korean market located in downtown Vancouver has a really cool food court featuring Korean, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine made fresh and hot.

Perfect for the lunch crowd, it's best to come here extra hungry as you might want to try more than one dish.

What We Ordered:
- Beef Kimbap
- Beef BBQ w/ rice + kimchi
- Beef Glass Noodle Bean Sprout Stew w/ rice + kimchi

Inside the market you will find a section devoted to banchan. You can purchase your food in the market, then eat it in the food court along with your dishes.

The kimbap which can be purchased at the deli, has nice filling, the rice is well done, and not stale. Korean Kimbap is a MUST if you go to H Mart.
Beef BBQ w/ rice is a nice filling meal. Nice veggies, onions, and flavor.
Beef Glass Noodle Bean Sprout Stew w/ rice is very tasty.

There's is a lot to choose from in the food court worth repeat visits.

 Address: 590 Robson St #200, Vancouver, BC V6B 2B7

Sunday, January 7, 2018

HIMALAYA RESTAURANT INDIAN NEPALESE BUFFET ALL YOU CAN EAT

Himalaya offers All You Can Eat buffet style curries, rice, naan bread, samosas, and desserts. This sounds like the perfect restaurant for AYCE lovers but unfortunately, Himalaya misses the mark.

The good:

There is a decent buffet selection from veggies to chutney, rice and chicken curries.

The bad:

The food is cold. Not just cold, but dangerously unsafe food temperature. You may get food poisoning. 

The food has lots of sauces, and spices, but ultimately is salty and lacks flavor! Even the chai tea was bland with sugar added.

There are two locations of Himalaya; one in Richmond (no.5 road), and one in Vancouver (Main st.). We visited the location in Richmond.

The server was friendly and welcoming. They offered veggie samosa while in line at the buffet.

This is the type of place that you think would be great to just fill up because it is a buffet, but even at $13.95 for lunch, the quality does NOT keep you coming back for more.

Address: 4011 No 5 Rd, Richmond, BC V6V 1G5

RUN FAR AWAY!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

CHAM MANI AUTHENTIC KOREAN RESTAURANT KIMBAP AND SOONDUBU DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

Cham Mani Korean Restaurant offers authentic eats in a small shop in downtown Vancouver.

Arrive early or order take-out because there is limited seating. This place is good for lunch and popular with international students and downtown workers.

The menu has a good selection of dishes to choose from for such a small establishment.

What We Ordered
- Soondubu (The soondubu comes with rice.)
- Kimbap

There are two dishes of banchan offered: kimichi and tofu.

Overall the food was good. The prices ok. Fresh and tasty.

Address: 529 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V5


BOSTON PIZZA STATION SQUARE BURNABY

Boston Pizza is all kinds of terrible.

Terrible pricing. Terrible quality.

What We Ordered
- Deluxe Large Pizza
- MVB hamburger with extra patty.

Cold fries, tasteless burger patties, overpriced pizza.

The pizza was tasty as it is Boston Pizza speciality, but it was mostly average compared to Dominos, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns.

Boston Pizza is the kind of place where you know it's not very good, but you go anyway.



AddressStation Square, 6200 McKay Ave #135, Burnaby, BC V5H 4L7