SWEDEN TRAVEL GUIDE – SWEDISH MATCH SNUS TOBACCO CAFE GOTHENBURG GOTEBORG – GUTOM.CA

SWEDEN TRAVEL GUIDE – TOBACCO CAFE GOTHENBURG

Swedish Match is a brand and manufacturer of smokeless Tobacco, and Snus.

Snus is commonly sold in the Nordic countries but sale is illegal
in all the European Union except Sweden. – Wikipedia

 At Swedish Match Cafe locations they serve drinks, 

and a variety of snus.
You can also blend your own snus,
and purchase individual pouches or containers.
The price of snus and drinks are on the Menu (Meny)  
Espresso 15 sek ($2 Canadian).
Snus is a moist powder tobacco product originating from a
variant of dry snuff in early 18th-century Sweden.
It is placed in upper lip for extended periods. – Wikipedia
Friendly and knowledgeable staff explain the various tobacco
blends for you to choose.
We tried the popular one Göteborgs Rapé.
The tobacco is in a special area!
Espresso and Snus total 35 sek ($5 Canadian)
Chocolate is included with the coffee!
PRICE:
Very affordable.
QUALITY:
Good coffee. Snus has a salty flavor like liquorice.
It also has a tingling sensation on the gums. 
SERVICE:
Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable.
VERDICT:
A unique cafe experience for locals and tourists. 
You may feel lightheaded from snus.
Note: Increase in risk of Cancer warning. 
Address: 
Kungstorget 10, 411 10 Göteborg, Sweden

BEST BUDGET BREAKFAST HONOLULU CAFE HONG KONG STYLE CHINESE CANTONESE CUISINE – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Is this the best budget breakfast in Vancouver?

Honolulu Cafe specializes in Hong Kong Cuisine.
Chinese food with a Western twist.


Despite being called Honolulu, there are no Hawaiian
dishes on the menu.

Breakfast at Honolulu Cafe is less than $10,
and you get a main dish, side, and drink.

 What We Ordered (Breakfast)

Spanish Omelette, French Toast.
Fish Ball noodle soup,and HK Coffee.

The French Toast is soft, chewy and VERY GOOD!

Scrambled egg, corned beef, and French Toast.
Satay beef in noodle soup.

Dinner menu at Honolulu Cafe is more expensive than breakfast,
but there is a set menu that includes rice.

What We Ordered (Dinner)
Steak on sizzling platter with fries and veggies. 
Side of spaghetti noodles.
Pork on rice with cheese, and tomato sauce.
– Strange dish, but unique combination.
Bitter Melon and Fish with black bean sauce.
– Good not overly bitter. 
Tofu, pork and Seafood hotpot. 
– Nice variety of ingredients.
PRICE:
Very affordable for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.
Good Value. 
QUALITY:
Asian fast food. Pretty good quality, and portion size.
SERVICE:
Generally fast, but servers often mix up orders/tables often. Servers can be rude. 
VERDICT:
The price is right. Quality Asian and Western food.
CASH ONLY.
Address3340 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5L1

CHING PALACE GOTHENBURG SWEDEN ALL YOU CAN EAT LUNCH BUFFET ASIAN MONGOLIAN GRILL

SWEDEN TRAVEL GUIDE – CHING PALACE BUFFET MONGOLIAN GRILL

#AYCE

Ching Palace is an All You Can Eat Asian buffet in the center of
Gothenburg (Göteborg) Sweden.

Follow the rules, and don’t waste any food!

Lunch Buffet Price Monday to Friday 11am – 4pm
119 Swedish Kroner ($13.46 USD, $17.50 Canadian)
There is also a Dinner and Weekend price of 169 Swedish Kroner.
Swedes love a good SMÖRGÅSBORD! 
So much food! Raw meats, veggies for Mongolian grill, fried cooked food,
sushi, salad, desserts, coffee, tea, soda.
Ok selection of sushi and cold dishes. Not the biggest selection of sushi
but it’s good to have the choice.
The Mongolian Grill is very hot and cooks very fast!
You get your food within a few minutes. While waiting you can get
drinks, and more food!
Desserts
Pastry tart, and Fried banana. Coffee, Tea.
VALUE:
Affordable All You Can Eat Buffet.
QUALITY:
Good variety. Raw food was cooked well, and hot.
SERVICE:
Somewhat friendly. Fast cooking, clearing plates. 
VERDICT:
Very good price, and lots of food. Very busy
at lunch. Perfect for tourists, office crowd.
Baby Strollers may not be welcome.
AddressSödra Hamngatan 2, 411 06 Göteborg, Sweden

SHARETEA BUBBLE TEA TAIWANESE DRINK KINGSWAY JOYCE – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

ShareTea is a popular international Bubble Tea chain.
This is the soft opening of the fourth location
in Vancouver.

Bubble tea (Boba) is a drink invented in Taiwan.
Containing chewy tapioca balls, tea, milk, and more.

Sharetea prices range $3.80-$6.30.
Add toppings .50 cents each.

Sharetea prices range $3.80-$6.30.
Add toppings .50 cents each.

VALUE:
Costs more than Starbucks.

QUALITY:
It tastes like bubble tea.

SERVICE:
Soft Opening means slow service.
Staff figuring things out.
They made a mistake with customer orders.

VERDICT:
Another bubble tea chain offering
drink customization. Big space, lots of seats.
Free Wifi. Cash, Debit accepted.

Address:
3619 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5M1

PHO THAI HANG 2 VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

For the adventurous eater.

Pho Thai Hang 2 sounds like a funny name for a restaurant.
The outside of the restaurant is plastered in Vietnamese
language so it seems very intimidating.

If you can get past the store front, the menus inside are in English and you will be pleasantly surprised by the selection of authentic food.

This place offers a variety of authentic Vietnamese food,  not just your standard Pho Beef Noodle soup. While the Pho is fine in itself, there are plenty of other dishes worth trying on repeat visits.

The restaurant is large, and has been around many years. It is popular with real Vietnamese families. It was pretty clean on the times we’ve been here.

What We Ordered

The #32 Pork Skewer and Deep Fried Spring Roll over vermicelli. No Soup.
Vietnamese Iced Coffee.

Lemon Grass pork and rice comes with a side of soup.

VALUE:
Good prices, combos, and portion size.

QUALITY:
Fresh veggies, hot BBQ, and fried spring rolls.

SERVICE:
Basic, fast, friendly. Can be slow during peak times.

VERDICT:
Authentic Vietnamese eats., and good prices.
Large menu, and lots of seating. CASH ONLY.

Address:
 1962 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N 4N8

DOSA FACTORY INDIAN CREPE SOUTH INDIAN CUISINE ON KINGSWAY – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

DOSA FACTORY SOUTH INDIAN CUISINE

Dosa Factory on Kingsway serves authentic South Indian Cuisine.
Specializing in Indo-Chinese North Indian, and Tandoori dishes.

Dosa Factory serves more than 100 varieties of Dosas. That’s a lot of Dosa!

 What We Ordered
Lamb Dosa
Lamb Biryani

They also have daily specials like Monday Dosa for $6. Prices have gone up so check the website.

VALUE:
Good prices.

QUALITY:
Nicely cooked dosa, and rice dishes.

SERVICE:
Good service. Nothing special.

VERDICT:
Good place to get some quality Dosa and
South Indian Cuisine.

Address:
1345 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V 3E3

MCDONALD’S SWEDEN SWEET POTATO FRIES AND CHICKEN HOT WINGS – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

SWEDEN TRAVEL GUIDE – MCDONALD’S SWEET POTATO FRIES

McDonald’s in Sweden has a few menu items that you can’t get
in Canada. Sweet Potato Fries, and Hot Wings!

On the first Trip to McDs
Sweet Potato Fries and Filet-O-Fish.

Sweet Potato Fries
25 Swedish Kroner ($2.84 USD, $3.68 Canadian)

Sweet Potato Fries were nice and crispy. Sprinkled with big salt pieces.
Maybe a little too salty.

Filet-O-Fish was good, and had real fish. The sandwich seemed smaller than North American size.

On the second Trip to McDs
Sweet Potato Fries and Hot Wings.

Hot Wings aka Buffalo Wings
20 Swedish Kroner ( $2.28USD, $2.94 Canadian)
3 Pieces

The Hot Wings were good but not spicy.

BA LE DELI & BAKERY BANH MI SECOND LOCATION AT BROADWAY – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

BA LE DELI & BAKERY BANH MI SECOND LOCATION AT BROADWAY –  VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Popular Vietnamese sub sandwich shop Ba Le Deli & Bakery, a Vietnamese sandwich shop (Banh Mi) has opened a second location. This one is on Broadway.

This location is cleaner, more modern, but not as busy as the original
location on Kingsway.

The prices are the same, but the service seems to be less friendly.

We ordered
Special  #5
Meatball Special #11

VALUE:
Ok. Less than $10, but more than $5.

QUALITY:
Good sandwich veggies, deli meats but the bread
didn’t taste as fresh at this location.

SERVICE:
Unfriendly at this location.

VERDICT:
Go to the Kingsway location for better service
and Banh Mi.

Address:
691 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1X7

EPIC SMÖRGÅSBORD BRUNCH BUFFET AT NORDA GOTEBORG CLARION HOTEL POST GOTHENBURG SWEDEN TRAVEL – GUTOM TRAVELS GUTOM.CA

SWEDEN TRAVEL GUIDE – CLARION HOTEL POST BRUNCH

EPIC SMÖRGÅSBORD BRUNCH BUFFET AT NORDA GOTEBORG CLARION HOTEL POST – GOTHENBURG SWEDEN TRAVEL

Clarion Hotel Post is located across from Gothenburg’s Central Station in a historic former post office.

Art Deco meets Scandinavian style, the hotel was designed by Semrén & Månsson Architectural. It features a conference center, restaurant, bar, lounge and rooftop pool.

For locals and travellers to Göteborg (Gothenburg)
Norda offers a unique brunch experience in hip surroundings.

 The Brunch at Norda: An impressive All You Can Eat cold salad bar, charcuterie, and dessert buffet. The Brunch includes one warm entree from the kitchen. Choose from flank steak, burger and fries, cod fish and potatoes, and more.

At 315 Swedish Kroners ($36 USD, or $46 Canadian)
it is definitely not a cheap brunch, but the variety and quality make this buffet well worth it.

Cheeses, meats, bread, veggies, pickled herring, raw salmon, cakes, cookies and more. This is the perfect example of the Swedish Smörgåsbord!

There is a strictly enforced 2 hour sitting/eating time limit.
However, you are allowed to continue enjoying the dessert bar,
tea and coffee in the lounge area.

The space is very large, and at night it is turned into a nightclub bar.

What We Ordered
Entree – Hamburger (Slider Size) and Fries.
Cheddar cheese, tomato, chipotle mayonnaise, salad, and fires.
– It was good. too small portion size, a little overdone.

Entree – Flank Steak
Spinach, mushroom, red wine sauce & fries.
– Dry on outside, but moist on the inside.

Entree – Cod Fish and Potatoes
Dill, mussel, & roe cream sauce.
-Very good, tender.

VALUE:
All You Can Eat and not cheap but not overly expensive.

QUALITY:
Excellent variety, and attention to fresh quality.

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

VERDICT:
Very good brunch for special occasions in a
historic building.

OBSERVATIONS:
There were no eggs in the buffet. No Scrambled eggs, no hard boiled eggs.
Eating / Sitting time strictly enforced to 2 hours.

TIP
Definitely make a reservation.

Address:
Drottningtorget 10, 411 03 Göteborg, Sweden