Monthly Archives: May 2011
After the utter failure I experienced at Wally’s Burgers, I still needed to satisfy my fix for a burger so I stopped by Dairy Queen. It’s a little surprising how a little sunshine in Vancouver will drive everyone to go get ice cream as the parking lot was packed when I got there. Read the rest of this entry
The other day while going to pick up some food at the Columbus Restaurant in Killarney Square. I noticed that Wally’s Burgers had reopened in this little mini-mall. To be honest, I had never eaten at the original Wally’s Burgers on Kingsway even though I had passed by it numerous times.
I figured that today was as good as any to give it a try. It was about 2 minutes past 6pm on Sunday and I noticed that some diners were enjoying their meals inside. When I got inside and started to look at the large menu on the side of the wall, the guy working there said “Hi.. sorry, we’re closed now.” The other customer who had walked in right before me said what I was thinking in my head… “Seriously? It’s 6pm on a Sunday!” Read the rest of this entry
Given all of the poor reviews of Sui Sha Ya, you would kind of wonder why it’s always so busy… I think the main point that most reviewers miss is that they try to compare Sui Sha Ya with a regular Japanese restaurant. I kind of think of it like a McDonald’s version of Japanese all-you-can-eat… price is pretty cheap and food comes out pretty quick (because a lot of it is pre-made). Read the rest of this entry
We were actually planning on going to Ashiana Tandoori Restaurant on Kingsway (since we haven’t been there in ages and felt that we need to give it some business to make sure they don’t close down)… but when we got there, we were surprised that they were closed!
We checked their website and it said they should be open and there wasn’t any special notices on the door saying they would be closed (for vacation?) so we were left with 2 possible causes: 1) they just went out of business recently (in which case, I feel kind of bad) or 2) they’re just lazy for not being open when they say they’ll be open.
Figuring that Main Street was nearby, we headed over to try and find somewhere else to eat. While walking along about 4 blocks of Main (near King Edward), I was surprised by the number of restaurants that were closed… must be a trend in lazy restaurant owners I guess.
I’ve heard of Cambie Vietnamese Restaurant before (have a coupon from the entertainment book) and knew it was somewhere on Main Street but I’ve read that they don’t like it when you use a coupon there so I wasn’t planning on eating there. We wound up going into a place called Vancouver Vietnamese Restaurant and didn’t realize that it was the same restaurant until we got home…. it was a bit strange because all of the signs, take-out menu, etc… all says Vancouver Vietnamese Restaurant. Read the rest of this entry
We didn’t really feel like cooking tonight and, as luck would have it, a flyer for Columbus Restaurant came in the junk mail today. Columbus Restaurant is a small little restaurant tucked away in a little corner of Killarney Square. When you enter the restaurant, it actually looks larger because of the huge mirror on the wall that makes the room seem twice as large. Read the rest of this entry
Okay, I know this isn’t really a restaurant but they do serve shakes now (strawberry chocolate, mint chocolate chip, dark chocolate raspberry, dark banana, dark chocolate decadence, milk chocolate caramel, and milk chocolate decadence) at some locations… and really, isn’t chocolate one of the 4 major food groups? Read the rest of this entry
I’ve tried most of the dishes at the Kim Bo Ting in the Metrotown food court (see my previous review here: Kim Bo Ting).
Recently, I noticed a dish that I hadn’t seen on the menu before… Korean seafood fried rice. It’s very similar to their other fried rice dishes (beef, chicken, pork) and you can specify the degree of spicyness. Read the rest of this entry
I was really looking forward to picking up some apple tarts at New Town Bakery but was dismayed to see that they were closed due to Victoria Day (darn lazy merchants!). I figure that if you have a retail shop, you should be open every day… how else can us poor hungry saps get our fix of apple tarts?!?! Oh well, it could be worse… I recall years ago when all stores used to be closed on Sundays. How did we ever get any shopping done before?
Any hoo, hunger pains still intact, I noticed that another Chinese bakery was open nearby and figured we might as well give that a shot. Read the rest of this entry
If you’re like me, one of the things that you like most about eating at a Korean restaurant is the banchan (all the little side dishes). Since Koryo is a fast-food version of a Korean restaurant, you can’t expect the banchan to be of the same quality as a full service restaurant but I still think it’s better than the regular fries/onion rings fodder that you get at the other food court outlets. Read the rest of this entry
I’m not sure why the ratings for Fortune House Seafood are so low on Urban Spoon. The prices may be a little expensive, but you do get what you pay for and it’s always busy. If you’re smart, avoid the lineups and go early. Read the rest of this entry
I hate it when I go to a restaurant that I usually like eating at and things aren’t as good as they usually are. For instance, I usually like dining at the Boathouse in New Westminster. Since we haven’t been to it in a while (and we had some gift cards to use up), we decided to try their weekend brunch. Read the rest of this entry
We used to go to Fish on Rice when it first opened many years ago. The food was pretty good for an AYCE place. But as time went by (as it happens in so many places) things went down hill. We had almost forgotten about the place until today when we decided to give it another shot… and I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised. Read the rest of this entry