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MOTT 32 VANCOUVER SUMMER MENU | 卅二公館

MOTT 32 VANCOUVER SUMMER MENU | 卅二公館

Mott 32 卅二公館 in Vancouver recently just launched their summer menu and we were so excited to taste test it before it was open to the public. This high end fine dining Chinese restaurant is located at Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver at 1161 W Georgia […]

Herbland Multi-Vitamins Gummy Contest & Giveaway

Herbland Multi-Vitamins Gummy Contest & Giveaway

Time for that summer bod. To ensure you are in tip top shape I’ve partnered with Herbaland to give you a wellness prize pack (valued over $80) 🐻🍬 There’s a variety of goodies from Multi-vits, skin and hair supplements, protein gummies and more 💯 Don’t […]

Rosa’s Cucina Italiana Port Moody

Rosa’s Cucina Italiana Port Moody

Rosa’s Cucina Italiana is a tiny Italian restaurant in Port Moody on 2331 Clarke Street. This local Cucina is a classic mom and pop shop that offers homemade pasta. Unfortunately, well, it is just that, “homemade” – and not particularly gourmet. In a small market it may be considered a “gem”; however, with a larger demographic and competition it can only be considered mediocre. The self pro-claimed “best Italian food in the Lower Mainland” is quite the stretch.

 

This Italian restaurant has been opened for many years. The decor is dated and lighting is dim. It takes no reservations. You are seated on a first come first serve basis. We came on an otherwise quiet Thursday night and waited over an hour outside before we were seated. It is terribly mismanaged and understaffed. The husband and wife team simply can not attend to their patron at a reasonable fashion despite their best intentions. After we ordered, it took another hour before our food arrived.

 

Caesar Salad 13.50: One oily salad and fresh crispy Romaine lettuce, cheese and Anna’s homemade dressing. This salad was bland and requires some anchovies. If you are looking for a gourmet Caesar, I’d suggest heading to Boulevard Kitchen.

 

Meatballs 14: This side appetizer came with four giant meatballs. Uncharacteristic of a juicy and gourmet meatball, it lacked seasoning. I would prefer Glowbal’s  truffled spaghetti and meatballs any day of the week.

 

Spaghetti with Italian Sausage 16.75: Unfortunately I’d like to say that Rosa’s completely missed the mark on the red marinara sauce.  The sausage needed some seasoning and perhaps a little kick of peppers.

 

Spaghetti Vongole 16.25: Despite what the photo on their website suggests, the clams did not come with shells. It was tiny morsels diced and suggests previously frozen. We chose a garlic and oil base.

 

Spaghetti Carbonara: This classic Carbonara tasted much like their Spaghetti Vongole – switch out the clams for bacon. It was not a creamy pasta dish filled with cream, bacon and egg yolks like Spacca Napoli.

 

Homemade Gnocchi 17: Traditional Gnocchi made white cream sauce we soft and pillowy. The cream sauce was nice but also not very flavourful.

 

Rosa’s Cucina Italiana missed the mark on so many levels that it is hard to justify a re-visit given Spacca Napoli is just at up the street and Jimoco is not to far away. There are simply better food options in the Tri-Cities nowadays with better flavour profile, culinary execution and service.

 

And as a closing side note: Our dining experience was rudely interrupted by another patron (who probably was drunk) who mocked us by taking photos of us taking photos of our food, dancing around the tiny restaurant like a  buffoon. His childish behavior was not addressed by the owners. No action was taken to put a stop to this clown. Instead, it left us accosted, saddened, and frankly a little angry that it our inconvenience was not acknowledged and that no apology was made. A restaurant that doesn’t value their customers does not value respect.

 

 

 

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Rosa’s Cucina Italiana
URL: http://rosascucina.com/
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

 

 

Hours:

Mon Closed
Tue 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

2331 Clarke St, Port Moody, BC V3H 1Y9
(604) 939-7500


Rosa's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

PAN FRIED SOYA NOODLES RECIPE | 豉油皇炒麵

PAN FRIED SOYA NOODLES RECIPE | 豉油皇炒麵

I can never get enough of pan fried soya noodles! It is a classic Cantonese comfort dish. Pan Fried Soya Noodles 豉油皇炒麵 pairs so well with congee for breakfast or over dim sum! Those thin, crispy pan fried noodles are so irresistible and the soya […]

Kai Japanese Restaurant Port Coquitlam | Fremont Village

Kai Japanese Restaurant Port Coquitlam | Fremont Village

Kai Japanese Restaurant is located in Port Coquitlam by Fremont Village (beside A&W, near Wal-mart). This new sushi bar / izakaya has only been opened for approximately four months. This new sushi restaurants offers oshi sushi (pressed sushi similar to Miku and Kishimoto). So you […]

Sushi K Kamizato Port Coquitlam

Sushi K Kamizato Port Coquitlam

Sushi K Kamizato NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

It’s been a very long time since we last visited Sushi K Kamizato. Even though we live mere minutes away, we’ve been going to eat at other places in the Tri-Cities. The menu has changed a lot since they first opened. It is more concise and focused on sashimi, Okonomi / nigiri pieces and fresh sheets directly from Japan. Cooked food is absent from the menu and don’t expect to see any bento boxes or California rolls options here.

 

Sushi K Kamizato NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Prices are relatively steep and an average dinner for dinner with drinks can run you $100. If you are looking for speciality items or daily specials, be sure to check their Facebook Page for updates. If you see something you fancy trying, I’d suggest asking for the price first. Some items like the Imonolith – marinated blue fin tuna cup, topped with snow crab leg and sweet shrimp mixed with my homemade avocado mayo sauce – is $11 per piece.

Sushi K Kamizato NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG
Chirashi Don 29.99: the sticker shock might have you second guessing whether to order this sashimi rice bowl or not; however, rest assure it is filled with a lot of goodies – not just your typical farm salmon, tuna and octopus bowls. There are a lot of quality items here.
Sushi K Kamizato NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG
Sushi K Kamizato NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOGSushi K Kamizato NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG
Sushi K Kamizato NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

 

 

Few of our nigiri pieces
Hotate: sweet scallops
Engawa: rich, creamy, fatty flounder fish flame torched aburi style
Saba: salty, briny mackerel flame torched

 

One thing is for certain, we probably will be coming back real soon. We’re already thinking about what to order next time! However, if you are pressed for time or expect to be somewhere in an hour, I’d suggest you visit Sushi K Kamizato another time. Their service is slow and the food takes time to come. There is only two people working there: the Chef and the server. Our last visit, it took over 50 minutes for our sushi pieces to arrive.

 

 

Has anyone tried their omakase? $40 seems very reasonable. The only caveat is that it requires one day advance notice.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sushi K Kamizato
URL: https://www.facebook.com/SushiKKamizato/
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi Bar

 

 

Hours:

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

Sushi K Kamizato
2850 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6K5
(604) 474-0022

 

Sushi K Kamizato Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER | $8 BRUNCH MENU

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER | $8 BRUNCH MENU

Earls Restaurant Group is opened its new Ambleside Beach location on May 9, 2018. The first Earls to open in BC since 2010, Earls Ambleside Beach has been conceived specifically for this West Vancouver location and demographic. The design is ‘West Coast meets California Beach’ style […]

HELLO FRESH MEAL PREP FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE

HELLO FRESH MEAL PREP FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE

  Hello Fresh is a meal delivery service in Canada. They deliver to nine different markets: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Québec, Newfoundland, and the Maritimes. They deliver via courier Sunday-Thursday every week depending on your postal code. Usually deliveries will arrive between 8am-8pm. Although […]

4 Cherry Blossom Sakura Teas You Need To Drink Now!

4 Cherry Blossom Sakura Teas You Need To Drink Now!

5 Cherry Blossom Sakura Teas You Need To Drink Now NOMSS.com Food Blog

Every spring a dusty array of Millennial Pink coats the city with cherry blossoms. While pictures of sakura probably is flooding your Instagram, the truth is the taste of cherry blossoms is even better than their smell. The flowers and leaves of the cherry tree contain a small amount of coumarin that provides a distinctive delicious roasted almond and sweet hay aroma. In Japan, to enjoy the flavour cherry blossoms all year, fresh cherry blossoms are preserved in salt (sakura  no shiozuke 桜の塩漬け), and then used to flavour rice, tea and sweets. Plum vinegar is added to the cherry blossom brine to accentuate the pink hue and fruity taste.

One of my favourite way to enjoy Sakura is in tea. Here are four Sakura-yu teas you should definitely try!

 

 

TWG Tea – Always Sakura Tea

Brilliantly blended with notes of wild Rainier cherry and rose blossoms, this marvellous green tea from the Haute Couture Tea Collection® yields an exceptionally fresh and fruity infusion with a subtle floral aftertaste. The delicate sweetness of wild cerise enveloped by lingering notes of romantic floral.

 

Also for the month of April, the Vancouver TWG Tea Salon & Boutique will also be featuring a special Sakura Tea Set priced at $48 pp featuring Japanese tea-infused savouries and patisseries paired with an extensive selection of exclusive tea blends perfect for spring.

 

 

TeaLeaves – Cherry Blossom Tea

Mildly grassy and cherry with notes of hay with a sweet cherry finish. It is high in antioxidants. This Cherry Blossom tea pays an homage to the hanami festivals of Japan and exquisite beauty of the blossoms, our Cherry Blossom Green showcases our artistry in blending through the harmonization of fresh, grassy Japanese Sencha with sweet, candied cherry. Featuring one of Japan’s most popular natural leaf teas, Sencha Fukujyu (“Green Spider Leg”) is known for its refreshing sweet and grassy taste.

 

 

TeaForte – Hanami Green Tea

This 2018 Silver Medal at the Global Tea Championship award winner offers a joyous pairing of tart cherries, flowers, and organic green tea. Named for the annual Japanese cherry blossom festival, each cup invites tea lovers around the world to breathe in and appreciate the fleeting beauty of spring flowers in bloom. USDA Organic with flavour notes of cherry with a lightly floral & fruity aroma.

 

 

5 Cherry Blossom Sakura Teas You Need To Drink Now NOMSS.com Food Blog

Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms – Sakura Tea

Light and smooth, this Sakura Tea is mildly salty with a floral aftertaste and plum undertones. A transparent pink expands in the cup revealing a flowery aroma with hints of the sea. This tea is made by preserving cherry blossoms in salt and plum vinegar. Its salty taste is common in Japan and the tea is most often used for celebrations and special occasions.

 

Cherry Blossom Tea Steeping Instructions

1. Heat water to 175˚F.
2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
3. Steep for 2-4 minutes.
4. For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.

 

 

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MAUMI SUSHI BAR VANCOUVER | RESERVATION ONLY OMAKASE MENU

MAUMI SUSHI BAR VANCOUVER | RESERVATION ONLY OMAKASE MENU

Sushi Bar Maumi is a by reservation only Japanese restaurant in the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver – particularly between Bute and Davie. Menu focuses on traditional nigiri sushi. The omakase menu consists of a course of 11 pieces of sushi for $75 per person […]

THE HOLY CRAB VANCOUVER | NEW LUNCH MENU

THE HOLY CRAB VANCOUVER | NEW LUNCH MENU

The Holy Crab recently launched a new lunch menu that offers delicious cajun seafood fare at a reasonable price – all under $18. Like their seafood boil, it uses a variety of premium and locally sustainable seafood choices, of which many are Ocean Wise. In addition, there is also […]

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Aleph Eatery is a Middle Eastern restaurant that recently just opened in Vancouver at 1889 Powell Street. The space although tight is bright, airy and cozy – decor cross sectioned between Kinfolk and Cereal Magazine. Pastel pallets faded and banquette seating frames the restaurant with floating tables to maximize space. I am in love. Plus it is baby friendly – the owners welcomed baby (and stroller) without giving us a side-eye.

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

To start, two cups of Arabic Coffee with Matchstick Roasters coffee beans.

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

If you come here for the Hummus, I would suggest you order the Silk Road.

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Silk Road 12: eggplant, labneh, hummus, zaatar, honey. One of the best dip platter around with great flavour profiles that doesn’t become too washed up. +2 add extra chimichurri saj.

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Fattoush Salad 8 small | 10 large: Brightly flavoured with a good balance of acidity. Cucumbers, tomatoes, croutons, pomegranate vinaigrette.

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

 

ALEPH MIDDLE EASTERN VANCOUVER NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

If you haven’t had a chance to visit Aleph, we highly recommend it. If the restaurant isn’t too busy young entrepreneurs Haitham and Fiona are friendly and would tell you the story behind the restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

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Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery
URL:  https://www.alepheatery.com/
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

 

 

Hours:

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

 

1889 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC
(604) 999-8482

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walter Craft Caesar Recipes Across Canada

Walter Craft Caesar Recipes Across Canada

A total Canadian classic cocktail is the ultimate Caesar cocktail. It is a classic and totally crushable. It goes well over brunch and has the snack built right in! It’s Clamato juice based with a hit of vodka with the whole shebang of flavour and […]

RAW BAR RECIPE

RAW BAR RECIPE

Lately I’ve been running around in the morning that I don’t have time to make breakfast. Luckily I always have a healthy stash of these homemade granola raw bars. These energy bars are gluten free, vegan, and made with organic ingredients whenever possible! I love […]


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Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan | Summerland Kelowna BC

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan | Summerland Kelowna BC

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate located heart of British Columbia’s breathtaking Okanagan Valley wine country is must for anyone visiting Kelowna for the first time. This trip was one that I will always remember and hold dear to my heart. The breathtaking scenery provides a great place for you to take refuge from the busyness of daily life and escape for while with a delicious glass (or bottle, we don’t judge) of wine. We came here on our second day of our Summerland road trip. After travelling from Vancouver and pre-drinking before at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, we didn’t want to leave this beautiful place. We made sure we made dinner reservations at the Mission Hill Terrace Restaurant for dinner later that evening.

 

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Upon arriving you are greeted at the gate with beautiful grapes and a stunning view. Even on a cloudy day, the view is mesmerizing. We sat on the grass for a long while talking nonsense, life and just soaking up God’s creation.

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate SOMMELIER GUIDED TOURS:

Legacy Tasting Experience – 90 minutes $50 pp

WINERY TOURS:

  • Discovery Tour – 60 minutes $20 pp
  • Heritage Tour – 60 minutes $12 pp

GROUP TOURS:

  • WINERY HOURS – OPEN DAILY
  • October 9th – December 31st, 2012, 11:00am-5:00pm
  • *closed Christmas, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day
Remember to book your reservations in advance on the Mission Hill Winery Estate website as there are limited spaces. We chose the Discovery Tour which began with an introduction to viticulture at Mission Hill and its importance in winemaking. Tour begins in the vineyards, followed by our winery film, architecture highlights and a visit to our underground Barrel Cellar. In the end, guests will enjoy an extensive tasting of 4 award-winning wines and a $5.00 gift voucher for our Wine Shop.

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

 

After all the wine tasting and touring I was ready to spend my $5 voucher and indulge on flights. 3 for $10 or any single for $4. If you purchase two bottles from the selected list, you can enjoy one tasting also. I really enjoyed their 06 SLC Chard and their SLC Syrah.

 

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

It is VERY IMPORTANT to keep the cheese and crackers you purchase close to you. There are many guests whom thinks it is free and communal and start reaching into your purchased food. Most are probably already intoxicated from the wine tour and wine tasting where common sense and mannerism is throw out the door.

 

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

And after all that wine drinking you can join us at the Mission Hill Terrace Restaurant to indulge in some seafood and steak.

 

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Mission Hill Winery
URL: http://www.missionhillwinery.com/
Cuisine: Winery, Vineyard

Hours:
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

1730 Mission Hill Rd, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4
(250) 768-7611

 

 


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A DAY AT THE SPA BY IVANKA TRUMP | TRUMP HOTEL VANCOUVER

A DAY AT THE SPA BY IVANKA TRUMP | TRUMP HOTEL VANCOUVER

The Spa By Ivanka Trump is a new luxury spa that opened in Vancouver. It is  located on the second floor within the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver on Georgia Street. The spa promises an intimate sanctuary that features beautiful treatment rooms, high tech fitness center, […]

METRIN SKIN CARE | 85 YEARS OF HOLISTIC BEAUTY & GIVEAWAY

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What do you use for healthy glowing skin? And where exactly does this “glow” come from? Your vanity counter probably holds many jars of “hope” – snowy, silkened glamorously colonized glass jars of rich face cream. Yet you’ve likely never heard of Metrin Skincare System. […]

Holiday Gift Guide | For The Home

Holiday Gift Guide | For The Home

Did you think I was going to skip gift guides this year? I thought so too, but then I was able to curate them on my phone while I cradled Emily – because there is only so much Netflix one can watch in one sitting. […]

SPECIALTY ADVENT CALENDARS YOU NEED NOW | 2017 CHRISTMAS GIFTS

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Christmas is less then two months away. It’s time to talk Christmas. One way to set the mood for Christmas are specialty advent calendars. Here is a list of our favourite non-traditional advent calendars filled with delicious treats, beauty and home products, and even BC […]

Forget Beauty: The 3 Layers of Hydration System | Contest and Giveaway

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I am a firm believer that having healthy glowing skin is always better than makeup. After all, having a fresh supple palette goes a long. After my Advanced HydraFacial Treatment at SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic, I was smitten my their Forget Beauty skincare line. Their natural […]