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

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



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

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

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

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    

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!

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

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

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