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TORAFUKU VANCOUVER 寅福 | Summer Menu

TORAFUKU VANCOUVER 寅福 | Summer Menu

Chef Clement Chan and the Torafuku team celebrates Torafuku’s third birthday. Torafuku translates to lucky tiger in Japanese, and tiger is the Chinese zodiac symbol for the number three. We’ve been here for their grand opening and curated private events! Now Chef Chan continues to […]

The Carbon Bar Toronto | Summer Cocktails

The Carbon Bar Toronto | Summer Cocktails

If you’re looking for refuge from the blistering heat, or in need of a refreshing cocktail on a steamy summer night, the latest drink additions from The Carbon Bar will surely do the trick. Infused with quintessential warm-weather spirits, hints of refreshing citrus and a splash of […]

InstantPot Taiwanese Green Onion Beef Rolls Recipe | 牛肉捲餅

InstantPot Taiwanese Green Onion Beef Rolls Recipe | 牛肉捲餅

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One of my favourite things to order at a Taiwanese restaurant is their Green Onion Beef Rolls 牛肉捲餅. A lot of times you will find this at BBT shops. This Taiwanese burrito makes a great snack! I love the pan fried scallion pancake on the outside, wrapped around tender beef shanks, cucumbers and lots of scallions. I love the sweet hoisin sauce that binds everything together. Of course, this dish has a varying degree of success restaurant to restaurant. Some are too oily, while others are too salty or saucy. So, I decided to make my own version of this infamous beef roll. And honestly, it is so damn easy to make (especially with an InstantPot).

 

Taiwanese Beef Rolls InstantPot Recipe Pancake Crepes nomss.com food blog

I love a crispy, flaky, green onion pancake with a little chew. It shouldn’t been overly greasy or heavy with shortening. This classic snack can be enjoyed on it’s own or paired with some delicious tender beef shanks. Often I would make beef shanks in my Instantpot ahead of time like I do with braised beef brisket and tendons. It goes perfectly with a bowl of noodles or as a side dish.

 

Taiwanese Beef Rolls InstantPot Recipe Pancake Crepes nomss.com food blog

Often when I make these beef rolls, I would also make a batch of Spicy Smashed Cucumber Salad 拍黄瓜 and a batch of spicy Sichuan Husband and Wife Lung Slices 夫妻廢片. The name itself is rather silly and there’s probably a wive’s tale somewhere how the name originated. It is simply just slices of beef brisket and tripe marinated in a spicy Sichuan peppercorn, sesame soy sauce! No husband died or wife died…

 

Making scallion pancakes 蔥油餅 at home is fairly easy and it takes only 5 ingredients: All purpose flour, hot water, salt, sesame oil and green onions. Sometimes I also add in some cilantro just because I LOVE cilantro. I can never get enough!

 

 

Taiwanese Green Onion Scallion Pancakes 蔥油餅

July 19, 2018
: 8
: easy

Extra crispy and flaky green onion pancakes with a little chewy. Easy 5 ingredients recipe

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Ingredients
  • 4C AP Flour
  • 2C hot water
  • 3-4 stalks green onions (chopped)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp oil for frying
Directions
  • Step 1 In a large bowl, mix AP flour with hot water. Whisk together while alternating between flour and water until water is absorbed and dough pulls away from the side and dough is formed.
  • Step 2 Knead for 8 mins. Lightly flour surface for easier handling.
  • Step 3 Cover dough in plastic saran wrap and let rest for 20-30 minutes.
  • Step 4 Divide dough into 8 balls.
  • Step 5 First Roll: Roll out each ball into a circle with a rolling pin. Sprinkle salt and top with FCGO (finely chopped green onions). Brush surface with sesame oil.
  • Step 6 Coil the dough and green onions into a bundle. Tuck in the ends and press dough to flatten.
  • Step 7 Second Roll: Divide dough into 8 balls. Roll out each ball into a circle with a rolling pin until it becomes 1/8″ thick.
  • Step 8 Frying
  • Step 9 Heat a non-stick fry pan over medium heat. (You can set your InstantPot to sauté mode).
  • Step 10 Add 2 tbsp of oil.
  • Step 11 Once the pan is ripping hot, gently place your scallion pancakes in the fry pan.
  • Step 12 Fry the green onion pancakes until golden. Approximately 1-2 minutes depending on your stove. Keep a watchful eye!
  • Step 13 Set aside on wire rack to cool or place them in the oven at 200F to keep warm while you fry the rest.

 

 

 

 

CHINESE BRAISED BEEF SHANK RECIPE | 滷牛腱

July 19, 2018
: 4
: Easy

滷牛腱 Braised beef shank is an easy dish to eat as a snack or paired with noodles or green onion pancakes!

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Directions
  • Step 1 Blanch beef shank in boiling hot water for approximately 5 minutes to remove impurities.
  • Step 2 Rinse under a cold bath.
  • Step 3 Cut the shank in half (depending how long it is to fit into InstantPot).
  • Step 4 Add cooking oil in Instant Pot and press Saute Mode.
  • Step 5 Add garlic, shallots and star anise when Instant Pot displays “hot”.
  • Step 6 Add shank and brown the meat.
  • Step 7 Add in remaining ingredients.
  • Step 8 Cook in Pressure Cooking Mode for 30 minutes.
  • Step 9 Release pressure.
  • Step 10 Slice beef shank thinly. Set aside
  • Step 11 Served alone as snack or with rice or soup noodles.

 

 

Taiwanese Green Onion Beef Rolls Sauce Recipe

July 19, 2018
: 8
: easy

The spirit of Taiwanese Green Onion Beef Rolls comes from the sauce as much as the crispy pancakes or tender beef shanks. This sweet savory sauce can be used as a dip with other savoury snacks.

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Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 0.5 tbps rice vinegar
  • 1 tbps water
Directions
  • Step 1 Combine all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Step 2 Mix well.

 

 

Assembling:

  • Warm up your Taiwanese Green Onion Scallion Pancakes 蔥油餅 at 200F for 10 mins (if you’ve previously let cooled).
  • Brush some sauce over pancakes
  • Top with thinly sliced beef shank meat
  • Layer on top green onion stalks (sliced in half), cucumber slices, cilantro (optional)
  • Brush another thin layer of sauce over pancakes
  • Roll up and cut your pancakes at desired width.
  • Served with XO sauce and extra Hoisin sauce.

 

Pro Tip: Make extra beef shank. Save the broth from the InstantPot and make noodle soup with later. Can be frozen up to a week.

 

 

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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 […]

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 […]

PAN FRIED SOYA NOODLES RECIPE | 豉油皇炒麵

PAN FRIED SOYA NOODLES RECIPE | 豉油皇炒麵

PAN FRIED SOYA NOODLES RECIPE NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

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 sauce just hits home! This simple dish requires no modifications. I never get tired of it! It is perfect being so simple to make – yet you can definitely add a protein here and a garnish there if you really felt like it! Plus it literally takes no effort to make! All you need is a ripping hot pan! And maybe some XO chili oil!

 

PAN FRIED SOYA NOODLES RECIPE NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

What makes a great pan fried soya noodle dish is a really HOT pan! One that makes the oil ripping hot to give the noodles a nice sear and fry! I used this fry pan from Ballarini. This pan uses a signature Granitium nonstick coating that has exceptional scratch resistance, quick release and effortless cleanup. It is also oven proof up to 160°C!

 

To make these noodles you will need Hong Kong style egg noodles, light soy sauce (thinner and lighter in color), dark soy sauce (less salty, thicker and adds colour), sesame oil, salt, sugar, shaoxing wine, white pepper, bean sprouts, scallions, and Chinese mushroom (optional – be sure to resuscitate it in water for a few hours prior to cooking).

 

 

PAN FRIED SOYA NOODLES RECIPE | 豉油皇炒麵

June 11, 2018
: easy

Classic Cantonese pan fried soya noodles is a comfort Hong Kong dish that is easy to make.

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Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • dash of sesame oil
  • dash of sugar
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 white pepper
  • 1 cup bean sprouts (washed)
  • 2 sprung scallions
  • 2 Chinese mushrooms (sliced after resuscitated in water)
  • 2-3 bundles of thin Hong Kong style egg noodles
Directions
  • Step 1 Boil egg noodles for 2 minutes and drain well. Set aside.
  • Step 2 Wash bean sprouts and scallions. Julienne the scallions.
  • Step 3 In a separate bowl mix both soy sauces, salt, sugar, shaoxing wine, white pepper together and set aside.
  • Step 4 Heat the wok to high and add a few tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • Step 5 Once the wok/pan is ripping hot, spread the noodles in a thin, even layer and stir and flip occasionally for 5 minutes (or until golden).
  • Step 6 Once the noodles starts to get dry and crispy, ddd in bean sprouts and scallion . Then add in the sauce mixture.
  • Step 7 Stir and flip noodles to mix everything together.
  • Step 8 *Enjoy with XO chili oil

 

 

 

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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

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, […]

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER | $8 BRUNCH MENU

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER | $8 BRUNCH MENU

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER BRUNCH MENU INSTANOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER BRUNCH MENU INSTANOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

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 overlooking Ambleside Beach. This waterfront-dining destination where every table has a view!

 

The menu was created by Culinary Development Chef, David Wong, and will be managed day-to-day by Head Chef, Simon Zanotto, in the kitchen. Opening from 9am on weekends, Earls Ambleside Beach will tempt guests with an expansive brunch menu inclusive of new, location exclusive, menu items such as Lobster and Pancetta Pizza, Salmon Zen Bowl, and The Grilled Avocado Brunch Bowl. This location will also be the first Earls to offer a permanent plant-based menu section with seven vegan-friendly options.

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER BRUNCH MENU INSTANOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Behind the bar, Beverage Director Cameron Bogue, has partnered with internationally renowned bartenders Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage of Trash Tiki (London/Toronto) to reduce the environmental impact of the beverage program and its operations. Most notably is the introduction of an innovative, five flavour, shelf-stable bottled cocktail range – the first of its size and kind in Vancouver – that will be bottled in front of guests daily. In an effort to reduce unnecessary waste, Earls Ambleside Beach is eliminating disposable plastic straws from the bar entirely.

The wine menu, curated specifically for Ambleside Beach by local wine educator and Earls Sommelier, David Stansfield, emphasizes cool local wines among iconic international producers. There will also be a rotating Reserve Menu featuring a concise selection of world famous bottles with daily Reserve glasses offered from Coravin.

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER BRUNCH MENU INSTANOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

If you’ve followed us on our Instagram stories then you’ve probably seen us sharing the new Brunch Happy Hour specials at Earls. $8 breakfast items between 9-11am. Full size dishes that’s worth waking up to! We suggest ordering one of each and share it Family Style! 

 

Brunch Happy Hour Menu:

  • Smoothie Bowl: Fresh blueberries, toasted almonds, banana, flax seed granola, spirulina
  • Grilled Harvest Brunch Bowl: Grilled zucchini, roasted sweet potato, tomato, avocado, romesco yogurt, fried egg
  • Avocado Brunch Toast: Poached eggs, smashed avocado, furikake, chili and radish
  • Eggs Benedict: Two poached eggs, classic hollandaise, virginia ham, toasted baguette, served with crispy potatoes
  • Chorizo and Mushroom Hash: Avocado, crispy fried potatoes, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise
  • Golden Waffles and Cream: Chantily cream, maple syrup, seasonal compote
  • 2-Egg Breakfast: 2 eggs sunny side up, 2 crispy bacon strips, crispy potatoes, grilled avocado
  • Dim Sum Dumplings: Shrimp Har Gau, pork + shrimp Siu Mai, tobiko, soy vinegar, sriracha

 

 

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER BRUNCH MENU INSTANOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER BRUNCH MENU INSTANOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER BRUNCH MENU INSTANOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER BRUNCH MENU INSTANOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER BRUNCH MENU INSTANOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER BRUNCH MENU INSTANOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER BRUNCH MENU INSTANOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER BRUNCH MENU INSTANOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

 

ABOUT EARLS RESTAURANT GROUP

Earls Restaurants Ltd. is a family-owned operation started by Leroy Earl (Bus) Fuller and his son Stan Fuller in 1982 with its first restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta. Earls has since grown to become one of the most successful, family-owned independent restaurant groups in North America with 66 locations across Canada (56) and the US (10). Stan Fuller still serves as CEO and the brand is headquartered in Vancouver. From humble beginnings as a laid-back burger and beer joint to today, Earls offers a casual yet sophisticated dining experience within its group of independently compelling restaurant locations. While each experience is tailored to the location, Earls is committed to providing a consciously sourced, diverse globally inspired menu from quality ingredients. Its latest location, Earls Ambleside Beach, is due to open in West Vancouver on May 9, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Earls Ambleside Beach
URL: https://earls.ca/
Cuisine: Canadian, Pacific Northwest

 

 

Hours:

Mon 11:00am – Midnight
Tue 11:00am – Midnight
Wed 11:00am – Midnight
Thu 11:00am – Midnight
Fri 11:00am – Midnight
Sat 9:00am – Midnight
Sun 9:00am – Midnight

 

 

Earls Ambleside Beach
1375 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7T 2P9
(604) 262-3632

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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 […]

MAUMI SUSHI BAR VANCOUVER | RESERVATION ONLY OMAKASE MENU

MAUMI SUSHI BAR VANCOUVER | RESERVATION ONLY OMAKASE MENU

MAUMI SUSHI VANCOUVER JAPANESE OMAKASE NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

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 that is served with Ara miso soup made with grilled fish bone broth. If you are still hungry – it is possible to order by pieces (Okonomi) from their daily fresh sheet. There are two seatings: 6pm and 7:45pm.

 

 

This tiny restaurants has only 10 seats and you must call in person to make an reservation. It is an adult only. It is not baby friendly. In fact is does not admit children under 18 years old. Also they do not serve rolls. And they do not serve alcohol. They do not have a liquor licence.

 

There are four different homemade sauces on the fish:

  • Nikiri Shoyu (strong): bonito flakes, dried kelp, soy sauce, mirin and sake
  • Irizake: sake, umeboshi pickled plum, bonito flakes, kelp
  • Nikiri Shoyu Tsume (regular): BBQ conger head, sake, soy sauce, sugar, bonito flakes
  • Mojio: Hondawara, kelp, sea salt

 

MAUMI SUSHI VANCOUVER JAPANESE OMAKASE NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Sushi Bar Maumi is operated by Maumi Ozaki (previouslly trained at Fuji Sushi in Coquitlam) and his wife. A two person operation much similar to Sushi Hachi. When we arrived, we quietly greeted and seated behind the bar.

The humble restaurant is very quiet. In fact, the restaurant is so strict, we felt like we couldn’t even chat. Once everyone was seated, the Chef presented us with a few rules – one of which, if you can’t finish your rice, let him know so he can make you smaller portions.

 

MAUMI SUSHI VANCOUVER JAPANESE OMAKASE NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

The chef studiously studies his handwritten notes in front of him and begins pulling out the fish from the refrigerators underneath the bar. Slicing and serving us nigiri pieces one by one. Whispering the names.

 

MAUMI SUSHI VANCOUVER JAPANESE OMAKASE NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Maumi Sushi Bar Omakase Menu

Sea bass
Amaebi Sweet Prawns
Suture Ika Flying Squid
Seki Aji
Shima Aji stripped jack
Ara Miso Soup
Bafun Uni
Hotate
Blue fin tuna
Uni
Blue Fin chu toro
Anago sea eel

MAUMI SUSHI VANCOUVER JAPANESE OMAKASE NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Overall our we thought Sushi Bar Maumi warranted a solid “good” but it didn’t blow our minds. Although fresh (imported from Japan few times a week), we didn’t think there was a great progression of mild to bold tasting flavours. My rice was uncharacteristically a touch too warm. The prices are steep without being orgasmic. Truly a disappointment given all the recommendations from everyone.

 

If you are looking for an authentic Japanese culinary experience perhaps venturing to Masayoshi, Testsu Sushi or even the Raw Bar at Fairmont Pacific Rim.

 

 

 

 

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SUSHI BAR MAUMI
URL:  http://www.sushibarmaumi.ca
Cuisine: Japanese

 

 

Hours:

Mon 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tue 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wed 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thu 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fri 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sun Closed

 

1226 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1Z8
(604) 609-2286

 

 

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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 […]

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 […]