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.
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.
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.
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!