Friday, 29 July 2011

Gyoza King

We went to get waffles at Michi waffles on Robson around 11:10 at night.. We try to make it before closing time but then traffic was huge on Main St. so we couldn't make it... (NOOOO :( ) After driving for about 30 minutes trying to figure out where we should go for dessert, we ended up going to Gyoza King on Robson..and realized that they don't have desserts but some of us felt hungry so we just settled down at GK.

Gyoza King is really small and there are around 10 seats where you have to take your shoes off and sit down on the floor. 

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Kami Japanese Restaurant

Kami Japanese Restaurant is located in the South Surrey area and it's owned by a Korean family (?).  The restaurant looked quite big when I walked in because of the rooms on the side but when I looked around.. the rooms were tiny!!! Also the high ceiling really makes the restaurant look 5x bigger than it actually is.  I think it had a pretty fancy atmosphere despite the fact that it's a Japanese restaurant. 

I really liked their soy sauce bottle.  Very unique!

My brother ordered the spicy combo (?)

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Mink Chocolates

 I went back home to White Rock this weekend and decided to drop by Mink Chocolates.  There are two locations, one in South Surrey and the other one is near Waterfront station.  If you are interested, check out their website !!

I wanted to go to Mink Chocolates because I was fascinated by their Smore Fondue set!  Even though you're not out in the woods camping, you can still enjoy smores at Mink Chocolates. (Dip melted marshmallows in the chocolate fondue and sandwich it between the graham crackers om nom nom)

I didn't order the Smore set yesterday just because the portion looked too big for myself and I do get sick of smores after eating about two of them.  I find them too sweet!

Mink Chocolates specialize in ganache filled chocolate bars, which are a more portable form of bonbon.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

De Dutch

I got a call Sunday morning asking if my boyfriend and I wanted to go grab brunch.  I got ready in 30 minutes (woke up pretty quickly considering it's Sunday morning) and went for brunch.

  I alsolutely love brunch and the smell of bacon and eggs that permeate the restaurant in the mornings.  I also love pancakes and waffles with syrup and fruit toppings/ whip cream and I can go on and on about how much I love brunch but I will stop here and talk more about De Dutch.

I've seen this place many times passing by (West 2nd Ave and Cambie).. but I didn't know that it serves breakfast/ brunch!  I reminded me of Danny's and surprisingly, there are 22 locations in BC!

 This is weird.. but the water tasted good... ><

It was extremely difficult to order because there were so many choices and I thought it was quite expensive compared to I hop and Danny's

Monday, 4 July 2011

Long weekend-Togo Sushi, Kimchi hotpot

Happy belated Canada day!! 

After a 3 day weekend, going back to work was definitely hard.. When I went in the office this morning, it was half empty.  I guess everyone is using up their vacation time wisely and making their weekend a 4 day weekend! It was gorgeous today and it would've been nice if there was no work today as well:(

Anyways! This weekend, I went to Richmond Centre Togo sushi to visit my brother.  Togo sushi is  a Japanese food franchise and there are 5 locations in Vancouver.  My brother works in the one in Richmond Centre as a sushi chef.  (I was just looking at the website and apparently there is one in UBC? I've never seen it before!!)

My brother was kind enough to buy/make sushi for my boyfriend and I.

Negitori roll, spicy chop scallop roll, and House roll (house roll has prawn tempura, spicy tuna, smoked salmon, cucumber, and crab meat.. my brother also put in salmon just for us :) )

The sushi is inexpensive and it's pretty good for its price.

AND... 3 spicy tuna rolls.

we couldn't eat all of them so friends had to help out

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Simple Banana bread

I love baking banana breads because they are simple and quick to bake.  I always use this recipe from


2 cupts of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overriped bananas

I used 1 cup of white sugar instead of brown because I didn't have any brown sugar.

look at how black my banana is..
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a loaf pan. 

this is the pan that I used

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. 
 I am always shocked when I bake at how much butter goes into these...(or any other breads, cookies)

if you eat the whole banana bread, you are eating that chunk of butter as well..yikes!