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.

 

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

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
 

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

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

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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

AUSSIE BBQ AND EGG BURGER AT MCDONALD’S CANADA – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

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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.