Blog Archives

Wild Thyme: Tasty Lebanese Food

It’s been literally years since I first visited Wild Thyme. I recall it was just after they opened and it was a small little hole-in-the-wall joint which served up some classic Lebanese cuisine. Since that time, they’ve expanded and now have a more spacious dining area next door. They don’t have air conditioning but they do open the large windows in the summer.
Read the rest of this entry

Advertisements

Angelina’s Dutch Corner: Good Food and Slow Service

It’s been a number of years since my last visit to Angelina’s Dutch Corner but they’ve recently moved into a new location at the River Market at the Quay. I’ve got to admit that I like their new digs… much more open, airy, and bright compared to their last location. The only bad thing here is that the noise inside the restaurant seems to echo and amplify making for a loud din.
Read the rest of this entry

Hayashi Sushi: Serviceable Sushi in New West

It’s probably been over 2 years since my last visit to Hayashi Sushi. Located in the Columbia Square Plaza in New Westminster, this cozy eatery serves up your typical Japanese fare and there’s usually plenty of free parking available in the mall parking lot.
Read the rest of this entry

Ishtar Donair: New West Shawarma Joint

Ishtar Donair is a relatively newish restaurant that opened up in the former Taza Falafel House location on 6th Street in New Westminster. They serve up the same type of food so there’s not much of a change to the interior… expect to find mainly donairs and shawarmas here.
Read the rest of this entry

Arvind’s Curry & Cocktail: Lamb Vindaloo

Arvind’s Curry & Cocktail is located on 6th Street in New West and popped up on my radar (I can’t recall why). After running out of new places to try in my area, I decided to stop by and check this place out.
Read the rest of this entry

Sushi Yen: New West Sushi Spot

It’s been quite a few years since I last ate at Sushi Yen so I figured it would be a good time to revisit this little eatery located in New West.
Read the rest of this entry

Kushi Mura Izakaya: Solid Japanese Snacking Options

Recently, Kushi Mura Izakaya opened up on the main floor of the Shops at New West (ie. New West Skytrain Station) at the western end closest to Quayside drive. Before you head over here, just keep in mind that parking rates here are high so you might be better off to find parking outside of the station.
Read the rest of this entry

Quesada Burritos & Tacos: Beyond Meat Burrito Bowl

Beyond Meat, the trendy plant-based meat substitute, seems to be taking the fast food industry by storm… notably with A&W (who always seems to run out of stock) and also with places now like Quesada Burritos & Tacos. This growing franchise of Mexican fast food outlets offers Beyond Meat as one of their protein options.
Read the rest of this entry

Tora Sushi (Queensborough): Serviceable Japanese Food in Queensborough

Tora Sushi is one of the many food establishments located in the Queensborough Landing area of New Westminster. I stopped by one day in August and noticed that it’s fairly busy during the lunch hour.
Read the rest of this entry

Marble Slab Creamery (Queensborough): National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

One of my favourite holidays of the year has to be National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (August 2nd). I mean come on… who doesn’t like a good ice cream sandwich?
Read the rest of this entry

8 @ Doneras: Middle Eastern in New West

8 @ Doneras is a small little donair shop located on Eighth Street in New Westminster, across from Douglas College and in the same complex as Rong Rong Tea House. I’m often surprised at how good food can be at these little nondescript places.
Read the rest of this entry

Gino’s Restaurant: Gyros

Gino’s Restaurant is located in the heart of Sapperton in New Westminster. The interior isn’t much to look at and reminds me of a sports bar that’s seen better times… the furniture seemed a bit wobbly (the backing to my booth kept wavering back and forth so I had to make sure not to lean too hard).
Read the rest of this entry