Oh! Zzhu Sam Korean Restaurant Burnaby Edmonds – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

 Oh! Zzhu Sam in Burnaby has an odd name but the menu
is very good! Sizzling dishes, stews, and Korean food favorites.

There are 3 banchan side dishes offered.
Radish, kimchi, potato.

Tofu Soup
Steaming hot bowl of Soon Tofu Jjigae $9.50
Comes with a side of rice served in metal bowl not stone pot.

Nice amount of Tofu, beef, and veggies! The flavor is very good.

Steamed Pork Dumpling $10.50 8 Pieces.
Comes with a side of dipping sauce.

On this visit, the side dishes were replenished once
without extra charge.

HOW MUCH?
Dumplings $10.50
Tofu Soup $9.50
Side of Rice $2.00
TAX $1.10
TIP $3.47

TOTAL $26.57

PRICE:
$$ Typical pricing. Not cheap.

QUALITY:
Delicious! Very good Tofu Soup.
Lots of ingredients, meat portion, and flavor.
Small rice portion. Had to order extra rice.

SERVICE:
Friendly, helpful.

VERDICT:
Nice place for Korean food favorites. Flavorful and filling Tofu soup
Dumplings are decent portion size.
Cash, Debit accepted.

There are sizzling dishes on the menu that require 2 or more people before ordering.

Address:
 7506 Edmonds St, Burnaby, BC V3N 1B4

RAMEN HORIN AND SAKE SOFT OPENING ROBSON STREET JAPANESE – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

RAMEN HORIN + SAKE SOFT OPENING

Ramen Horin is a new ramen shop on Robson Street.

Ramen Horin specializes in Fukuoka ramen Tonkotsu broth, but it has spicy chili sauce.

Soft Opening Menu – Simple menu, with option for
customization and toppings. No Sake or Gyoza. Limited toppings.
Note: We were told they are considering putting gyoza on the menu.

Ajitama Ramen $12.40
Plus Extra Chashu (4 Pieces) $4.50
Total $16.90

Chashu Ramen $13.95

Be careful!
There is a scoop of spicy chili sauce under the green onions.

The noodles at Ramen Horin are thin.
You can customize the firmness, soft, standard or firm.

You can also customize the fattiness of the broth.

The restaurant provides Tall water glasses to wash down the spicy chili flakes.

PRICE:
More expensive than Kintaro Ramen.

QUALITY:
Ok broth flavor. Thin pork pieces.
Green Onions were too strong.
Spicy Chili sauce may cause coughing.
No bean sprouts.

SERVICE:
Soft Opening. Friendly, helpful.

VERDICT:
Not cheap. Not the best.
Limited toppings, menu. Ok customization.
This style of ramen is not for everyone.
Busy at Lunch. Cash, Debit accepted.

There are better options in the area.

Address:
1226 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C1

SWEDEN TRAVEL GUIDE – SEGA GUBBEN GIANT CANDY SHOP GOTHENBURG GOTEBORG – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS GUTOM.CA

“Sweden’s most beautiful candy shop!”

SEGA GUBBEN is a candy shop in Gothenburg Sweden

that features a large selection of bulk candy, sweets, chocolate,
ice cream, popcorn, chips, and more.

Sega Gubben is not associated with the videogame company SEGA.

The shop features a massive selection of bulk candy. Assorted flavors sour, sweet, salty.

Did you know? Salty Liquorice is very popular in Nordic countries.

The shop is nicely designed, perfect for families, and big kids.

There is also a self-serve soft serve ice cream, and slushes.
The soft serve ice cream is called Mjukglass. Pay at the counter.

Many brands of speciality chocolates!

There is also a selection of specialty chocolates, chips, popcorn.

This is the kind of place where you can easily get carried away putting stuff in the basket.

Definitely worth checking out this candy shop
if you live in or are visiting Gothenburg Sweden!

BEST APPLE PIE AT THE PIE HOLE CAFE THANKSGIVING CHRISTMAS VANCOUVER BURNABY – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

Sweet and Savory pies in a retro cafe setting.
There are two locations, one in Vancouver, and Burnaby.

There are also Vegan options.

Apple Pie from The Pie Hole $28
with Thanksgiving packaging.
Can feed 4-5 adults. depending on slice sizes!

Definitely add vanilla ice cream! (Not sold at The Pie Hole)

PRICE:
$$ for family pie. Not cheap!

QUALITY:
Nice flavor, crust, and spices. Good selection.
Good coffee.

SERVICE:
Friendly, and answered questions.
Offering food, and drink.

VERDICT:
Unique and popular pie place. Recommend pre-order
for Holidays.
CASH, DEBIT, CREDIT.

Address:
 3497 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4C3

CHURCH’S CHICKEN VERSUS KFC FRIED CHICKEN GUTOM BATTLE – VANCOUVER FOOD REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

GUTOM BATTLE CHURCH’S CHICKEN VERSUS KFC – FRIED CHICKEN BATTLE / COMPARISON

KFC (Total $17.21)
6 Piece Chicken Regular and Spicy ($10).
3 Piece Chicken Tenders  ($6.39) 3pc is the minimum order.

 Church’s Chicken (Total $20.42)
10 Piece Chicken Regular and Spicy ($12.50 Promotion).
5 Piece Chicken Tender ($6.95) 5pc is the minimum order.

Chicken Tenders Comparison!

KFC Chicken Tenders, are consistently shaped,
seasoned with spices, and are lightly breaded.

Church’s Chicken Tenders, vary in size, and shape.
The breading is thicker, and crunchy.

Chicken Drumstick Comparison!
KFC drumsticks are smaller. The skin/breading is soft and not crunchy.

Chicken Thigh Comparison!
KFC thighs are smaller. The skin/breading is soft and not crunchy.

Church’s Chicken is more meaty, crunchy, has more batter.

KFC has the seasoning flavor. The breading, and skin are not crunchy.

KFC pieces are noticeably smaller than Church’s Chicken.

Church’s Chicken is the clear winner here. The portion size is larger. The breading is crisp, and crunchy, the chicken is moist, and you can tell that the chicken tender pieces are less manufactured / uniform looking, like they are cut organically by a human. The spice heat on the chicken was not hot at all, and easily tolerable.

Sure you can spend less at KFC, but the you get less quality.

KFC has the seasoning but not the freshness. The skin/breading of the chicken didn’t seem crunchy, the chicken meat has a funny flavor. The portion size is small. he spice heat on the chicken was not hot at all, and easily tolerable.

Winner of this Gutom Battle is CHURCH’S CHICKEN!

SWEDEN TRAVEL GUIDE – EGG AND MILK RETRO AMERICAN DINER IN GOTHENBURG GOTENBORG – GUTOM.CA

SWEDEN TRAVEL GUIDE – BRUNCH AT EGG & MILK DINER GOTHENBURG

Egg & Milk is a retro American style diner in the heart of Gothenburg (Göteborg). It’s a fun looking restaurant with a variety of brunch and lunch options. This place is popular, especially when the sun is out, the patio is full.

So how does the restaurant stack up to diners in North America?

What We Ordered:

Included: Minnesota Maple Flavored Syrup. (Though Canadian Maple is better.)

Blueberry Pancakes
4 pancakes 80 sek ($11.50 Canadian)

Free strawberry sauce.

Pancakes are fresh, hot, and very good!
Nice cake thickness, and potion size.

Ham and Cheese Omelette
70 sek ($10 Canadian)
Comes with toast, and salad.

Pretty healthy Ham and Cheese omelette!
Salad, and toast. No fries, hash browns or taters.

PRICE:
Ok value, but not too expensive.

QUALITY:
Very good Blueberry pancakes. Good omelette portion.

SERVICE:
Friendly. OK food service.

VERDICT:
Not an authentic greasy spoon. Order at the counter,
no table service, and no fries, hash browns, taters. Combos are limited in choice.

Egg & Milk is a breakfast diner with a healthy Swedish twist. Fun for the family.

Address:
Övre Husargatan 23, 413 19 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

GUTOM TRAVELS – BOROUGH MARKET LONDON ENGLAND UK PAELLA DUCK CONFIT

What’s up Gutomers! Celebrating our 100th Video.

Have a short layover in London? Check out our video from Borough Market, in London, England.

Getting to BOROUGH MARKET FROM GATWICK AIRPORT is easy.

Take Thameslink to London Bridge. Walk a little bit from London Bridge station and you will find the market. You will need an Oyster Card to purchase your train ticket. An Oyster card contains your electronic funds for transit. There are Oyster Card vendors in the airport.

BOROUGH MARKET established in 1014 is at South End of London Bridge.

A perfect place to grab lunch if you’re passing through London
on a Layover or Stopover.

The ART DECO style transports you to a different time!

You’ll soon notice that cooking in large woks is very popular in the market!

The market has a large variety of food vendors, and artisan shops.
Choosing what to eat can be a challenge. The food is very international.

What We Ordered:

Bomba Paella £7 ($12 Canadian)
Chicken, Seafood, and Chorizo.

A nice combination of seafood but a little difficult to eat with a fork!
The paella was hot, and fresh. Careful you might burn your mouth!

Duck Confit Sandwich £6 ($10 Canadian) at Le Marche du Quatier.
This was a ok sandwich. The bread was hard, and the duck was a little overcooked.
Perhaps a bad batch?

During the busy lunch hour be prepared to queue up for popular eateries.

There is something for everyone here at Borough Market.
Prices seem reasonable, even local office workers and students eat here.

Take a walk over the bridge to Liverpool Street Station
to catch a train to Standsted Airport if you have a connecting flight.

This is a great place to visit!

Address
8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL, UK

Fact: London Bridge Attack of 2017
 On 3 June 2017, a terrorist attack involving vehicle-ramming and stabbing took place in London, England. A van was deliberately driven into pedestrians on London Bridge before crashing on the south bank of the River Thames. Its three occupants then ran to the nearby Borough Market area and began stabbing people in and around restaurants and pubs. The attackers were Islamistsinspired by Islamic State (ISIS).[8] They were shot dead by Metropolitan Police officers and were found to be wearing fake explosive vests.[9] Eight people were killed and 48 were injured, including four unarmed police officers who attempted to stop the assailants. via Wikipedia