Black Milk Water Coffee Roasters is a roomy cafe on North Road between Burnaby and Coquitlam. It is located on the lower floor of the complex next to Hannam Supermarket. Now that I’m finally on Maternity Leave, I’m so happy that I can visit these […]
Yogurt is one of my daily essentials. Especially Greek yogurt! That’s why I am so excited when I was sent a copy of Yogurt Every Day by Hubert Cormier. Yogurt itself is awesome. It is great for your gut health with its probiotic properties. Yogurt […]
The name only is a mouthful Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine Richmond 源. This Shanghai restaurant is located beside Deluxe Chinese Restaurant 凯悦酒家 next to Aberdeen Mall. We were told how delicious their pan fried soup dumplings were and decided we must go check it out.
The restaurant itself is bright and open with some resemblance to Old Shanghai (except the blue velvet chairs).Big open display windows so we can all watch the chefs in action.
Service is mediocre and could be friendlier. Sometimes, the servers won’t bother explaining a dish if you had a question and just walks away.
Steamed Soup Dumplings: Pretty standard Xiao Long Bao with a juicy but very forgettable soup base. The meat was borderline mushy.
Pan Fried Soup Dumplings: Again nothing special to rave about. The skin was thinner than some other restaurants but the center filling again was pretty standard if not bland. At this point we were pretty puzzled why we were told such amazing things about their Steamed/Pan Fried Soup Dumplings.
Spicy Mouth Watering Chicken: The name of the dish is a bit misleading. Normally this is one of my favorite dishes to order at a Shanghai restaurant. The begin, the chicken was very boney. Little meat was there. There were lots of broken bones so be very careful. The sauce was overwhemingly spicy with little balance between sweetness and spices.
Shanghai Wonton: Wonton chicken soup enough to share
Hot and Sour Soup: Overall the flavors of this soup was not bad however they’ve put in way too much corn starch. The soup itself was thick and gloopy and not very enjoyable.
Beef Wrap: Again, another disappointing execution of a fairly basic dish. The beef wrap was dry. The filling majority was sliced cucumber with very little beef. The beef that was there was quite dry and flavorless.
Overall, we were quite disappointed with our experience here at Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine and will not return. For the price point I would have expected more than mediocre. There are far better restaurants in Richmond than to visit Yuan’s.
Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine 源
Cuisine: Chinese, Shanghai
Mon 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Tue 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Wed 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Thu 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Sun 10:00 am – 2:00 am
180-4260 No 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2C2
This year for National Ice Cream Day (Sunday, July 16) foodora teamed up two of their restaurant partners to bring Vancouverites a new Instagrammable frozen treat: ‘The Twisted Poke Bowl.’ Created by Marble Slab Creamery and Melu Juice, The Twisted Poke Bowl is made with […]
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MOVE OVER AVOCADOES AND GIVE PEAS A CHANCE!
Breakfast dish replaces avocadoes with local peas and becomes toast of the town at Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver.
Vancouverites are familiar with the debate of having avocado toast – or saving for a home with their rising prices. But guests have another more eco-friendly option– Spring Pea Toast which is featured on the breakfast menu at ARC, the restaurant at Fairmont Waterfront.
Executive Chef Karan Suri loves avocadoes but tries to limit their use at the zero-waste certified hotel. “Avocadoes might be green, but they’re not eco-friendly because of the massive amount of water they require to grow,” he says. “So, we’ve taken a local approach and created Spring Pea Toast with fresh peas, edamame beans, rooftop greens, and an organic poached egg on sourdough toast sprinkled with feta cheese.”
And peas are a powerhouse of goodness. They’re low fat and provide protein, fiber and nutrients, are high in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, help anti-aging, boost the immune system and regulate blood sugar. Spring Pea Toast is on the menu through summer and can be enjoyed at breakfast Monday to Friday from 6 am through 10:30 am, and on weekends from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. for $18.
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Cuisine: Canadian, Pacific Northwest, Cocktail Bar
Mon 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
900 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5
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Summer Heats up with the Return of BETA5 Chocolates’ Summer Ice Cream Socials. With the arrival of summer comes the much anticipated, ‘Ice Cream Social’ season at BETA5. This year there is even more to enjoy, as the weekly Saturday socials are complemented by a series of pop-up ice cream socials hosted by friends of BETA5, in and around the city.
SATURDAY, ICE-CREAM SOCIALS:
Every Saturday until September 30 | 1pm to 5pm | 413 Industrial Ave, Vancouver
Enjoy a new sundae every week, hand-created by the talented BETA5 team. The fine dining background of the team is evident in this season’s slated ice cream sundae line-up: Mimosa, Green Tea Latte, S’more, Melon Fro-yo, Black Sesame & Grape, Apple Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Earl Grey, Peach Cobbler and more. Their quirky sundae ideas, like Mango Bubble Tea, and masterful execution makes each and every ice cream social a taste expedition.
Not only are all the ice creams and toppings made in-house, each weekly sundae is crafted with special attention to flavour, contrasting textures, and nostalgia. For example, the delectable S’more sundae is made up of a 66% dark chocolate ice cream (created with the custom BETA5-Valrhona chocolate), a ceylon cinnamon ice cream, graham cracker macaron – filled with a burnt cinnamon ganache, and toasted house-made marshmallows. BETA5 sundaes are an out-of-this-world taste experience offering an elevated take on your most deeply held ice cream sundae memory.
WEEKLY INSTAGRAM CONTEST:
BETA5 is bringing back their “weekly repost” Instagram contest.
To enter snap a picture at a weekly ice cream social and post to Instagram by the following Thursday, tagged with #beta5icecreamsocial (or DM direct to BETA5Chocolates). Weekly winners will be announced every Friday and will receive a $25 gift card and the chance to win the end-of-the-season grand prize.
The last ice cream social will be held on September 30th and the flavour of the last sundae will be chosen by the grand prize winner of the summer-long contest. This is fan-driven ice cream at its finest, and a chance for the loyal weekly ice cream followers to get one more taste of one of the season’s top sundaes.
POP-UP ICE CREAM SOCIALS
BETA5 invites ice cream devotees to incorporate ‘ice cream socials’ into their weekend adventures as they set up”pop-up” ice cream socials at different spots in the lower mainland. Here’s the scoop on two.
BETA 5 Chocolates
Cuisine: Chocolate, Desserts, Ice Cream
Tue 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wed 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thu 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Fri 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
413 Industrial Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 2P3
Sal Y Limon is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Vancouver. Located on the corner between Kingsway and Fraser – across from Osteria Savio Volpe and Matchstick Coffee Roasters. This unassuming restaurant offers hearty burritos, tortas, tacos, quesadillas, huaraches, taquitos and more. Aside from […]
I have a soft spot for a few restaurants on the intersection of Fraser and Kingsway. Osteria Savio Volpe is one of them. The other is Sal Y Limon. I love the classic rustic Italian dishes mixed with a few modern twists. Compared to our previous […]
- Albacore tataki with charred asparagus, miso emulsion, soft quail egg and bonito
- Halibut ceviche with pickled shimeji mushroom, jalapeno, mezcal and cilantro
- Whisky-cured salmon with lemon confit, smoked crème fraiche on a rye crisp
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- Lamb loin stuffed with tomato and artichoke, charred sweet corn polenta, summer vegetable succotash, jus
- Wine Pairing – Le Vieux Pin Syrah Cuvee Violette
- Chocolate raspberry sable
- Almond sable cookie, raspberry gel, dark chocolate praline mousse
- Coffee and tea
Many people were saddened by the news that Basho Cafe was closing. Instead, Yama Cafe reopened and kept the essence of Basho. Taking over is Chef Yama – a former employee. Most of the original menu and spirit remains. I came here a while ago […]
June is Italian Heritage Month. As a celebration to Mangia! Vancouver Cibo Trattoria has curated a special three course menu for $38 per person. The menu is selection is well rounded and offers a good mix of vegetables, protein and pasta choices. Insalata Caprese: To […]