never cease to amaze me

i don't know how you manage such amazing feats

Famous Warehouse



baja fish tacos, mushroom jack burger, nachos for one


Famous Warehouse
This place has always been a favorite of mine, especially through college.
My all time favorites of course is wings night! 15¢ wings pretty hard to beat! I could spend back then $10 max $15 on wings and A drink. 

Anyhow since college days I've recently visited the Warehouse again =D
to my surprise! they have renovated  the kitchen. Between the bar and kitchen, its like two completely separated worlds. The moment you enter the other half of the restaurant, you can see the kitchen, its like a professional gourmet clean quick paced kitchen!
Of course this recent trip is on a Wing Wednesday !
Peculiar though... our server told us there are no wings that night something about "shipment didn't arrive.."
Fine with us so we order fish tacos, mushroom burger, tacos
at the awesome price of $4.95

However as soon as our food arrived, the tables around us were being served wings. Of course I'm annoyed! I'm here for wings! I wouldn't have ordered food if I could have wings. I tried to explain to another waitress that the other server should know that there is wings being served! I got hushed by my friends -_-...
we ordered wings anyways...


Baja Fish Tacos
cajun seared white fish, roasted pepper, chipotle mayo, sweet roasted corn salsa, crisp shredded cabbage, lettuce, fresh cilantro, soft flour tortillas
This was really good and odd at the same time, figure four tiny taco isn't going to be filling but it was and the odd thing is! it kind of feels healthy!

Mushroom Jack Burger
premium Alberta beef, sauteed mushrooms, gravy, macho sauce, monterrey jack, toasted brioche bun, shredded lettuce, tomato, pickle
Again with the small portion but if you measure it properly this is one serving, how people SHOULD be eating. For the price of $4.95 it's perfect it's sets the bar so high for a burger. It is very tasty not greasy like fast food joints (burger that would cost more then $4.95) it is filling. Has that nice meaty beefy taste to it.
Love it.

Nachos for one
fresh nacho chips, cheddar and jack cheese,, bell peppers, onions, jalapenos, fresh salsa, sour cream
standard nachos, like they should be! you would be amazed how many places can @#%# up something so simple. If you want to play it safe, this is safe =D



Come on Down for Good Eats and Good Music.
Hours of operation: 365 Days a year.
Mon: 11:30am – 2am
Tues: 11:30am – 2am
Wed: 11:30am – 2am
Thurs: 11:30am – 2am
Fri: 11:30am – 2am
Sat: 11:30am – 2am
Sun: 11:30am – 2am
Location:
Downtown Vancouver
989 Granville street | Vancouver, BC | V6Z 1L3
Vancouver, B.C.


(I just realized they close at 2am! now i know where to grab late night snacks =D! )


The French Family


Recently my dear friends that are originally from France (but now live in Canada) just touched down back to their Vancouver home =D
they brought along goodies! only things that I could only dream of! they texted me to come over immediately after work the next day. I was in such a hurry leaving I even took a taxi. Gordana (the mom) is the most amazing cook I have ever met, everything is so tasty and coincidentally SUPER scrumptious. I can never praise her enough. I wish I knew how to cook just like her. Simple healthy fast and easy!
Dinner was a weird sausage in panini bread (i know it sounds weird but it's soo good)
there was also cherry tomatoes that she splashed a bit of vinaigrette and olive oil? 
cheese and bread 

actually i could go on and on about her cooking she made a vegetarian pasta with heirloom tomatoes that made your mouth water as if it was steak~
the ricotta dip, or the tuna something lemon zest to put on bread.

okay okay
they also had Rudy and Chen over for dinner
which is always so fun because Rudy has such a potty mouth =D!!!

great food amazing company and adorable kids!
oh I am so jealous!!! they're adorable little red heads! I love red heads! 
If only i could have red head kids!! or if I could be one! (tried on my hair, didn't work)
these two kids could never shame their parents they are brought up so well.
there's attitude but it isn't in a negative way  

(near the end of the night i started playing with her daughter's hair)


sheesh i need to stop, I'm so glad I've met and are friends with such wonderful amazing people

here's the greatest part! after dinner was chocolate tea, and macarons from Laduree!
one was chocolate and the other is salted caramel
along with some choco malt? meringue 

they told me all the wonders of Paris and I day dreamed through their pictures, travel guides and fun stories.



Guu'd Lunch

I don't understand why lunch ends at 1:30 at Guu Thurlow, I wake up around 12 ish(which is noon right?) and by the time I get ready ad out the door and arrive at Guu it's 130 maybe later!why can't it end at 2 or 3?

I really like their lunch menu, mainly of grilled fish. Let me tell you I don't usually like fish. This is some real fantastically cooked fish!

I use to only eat the curry because it was safe, now that I've expanded to including grilled Saba. It taste a lot better then eating curry every time! Now onto eating grilled Saba every time lol 

Guu Original 
  • 838 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 1W2
  • TEL: 604-685-8817
  • Lunch
    [Mon-Sat] 11:40 - 13:40

Save on meats

 Top to bottom Open sandwich with fried onions and steak, Tomato soup, turkey pot pie

I found out of this place on TV. Diner Drives in & Dives. I recognized this place right away. I always thought the neon piggy sign was cute, and thought it must be a really crappy place selling discounted meat (not in the nicest area in town). Boy was I ever wrong! Apparently it re-open with in these few years, revamped and everything. Just because TV is showing it to me and it's reachable why not try it out =D

Open sandwich with fried onions and steak
It was a daily special and I very much recommend it!
add a bit ol' ketchup it makes a difference

Creamy Tomato soup
the rainy day cure
I'm surprised this did not make it on the episode, this is THE best thing I've eaten there so far!

The burger
The best damn deal in town & save on meats original claim to fame! our burgers are made with hand ground chuck steak and fresh herbs in house everyday
topped with our buterh shop bacon, melted cheddar, smoky BBQ sauce, tomato & lettuce. Served with choice of fries, mash, coleslaw or green salad
This was also show on TV, I expected something gourmet for some reason. I'm not disappointed, it's a very good home style non processed burger..

Smoked Turkey Pot Pie
As seen on Diners, Drive Ins & Dives. Winner, winner turkey dinner. Served with choice of mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, fries or green salad.
Its not bad not great, I still like the soup a hell lot more!

Meatloaf
Doesn't get more comfy than this. Served with choice of mashed potatoes, peas & carrots, fries or green salad.
Chinese cuisine also make a sort of meatloaf but is steamed, this reminds me of it but baked with crunchy goodness!

 Banana Split
You've earned it. 2 scoops of vanilla with hot fudge, fresh banana, whip cream cherries & walnuts 
 oh yes! the cherry on top (didn't eat it the cherry) hot fudge apparently is in house made, has this amazing crunchy stuff in it! I want more! I was surprised it didn't come like the generic type you know the strawberry/choco/vanilla , banana split!

Save on Milkshake
Surprise flavor
I have no idea what I drank, i think it was chocolate strawberry shake, it was very filling, good, and I'm very surprised =)
Daily Cookies

Chocolate Bacon cookie
 This is one of those things that make me really wanna try it (one of those things you've gottah try.. like the bacon sundae)
I was kinda dissapointed I had no bacon chunks I could not taste any bacon at all
It tasted like chocolate chunk with nut cookie, I phoned them back about it, they told me I might have gotten a unlucky one that I'd get a good one next time =D
they told me it's made with chunks of bacon and bacon fat

Things I still want to try
Tuna melt, Reuben,  Apple Brown Betty, The knickerbocker glory sundae

 Save On Meats
43 West Hastings St. VAncouver BC Canada
604-569-3568
open 7days a week
Diner mon-sat 7am -10pm
Sun 8am -10pm

bird that likes me

Finally a bird that likes me! Yes he's a parrot =D  
why I say that is because I sort of had a bad experience with this one parrot. where it really liked my boyfriend. Even through the pet store cage! every time I put my fingers to give it some scratches and pets, he'd snap at my fingers. My boyfriend told me I'm doing it wrong, and grabbed my hand and put it close to the parrot. While my boyfriend held my hand the parrot looked really confused and sort of ever so slowly tried to bite me....

On to this little guy here, not very loud or screeched like some of the larger parrots at the store. Extremely affectionate. I really wanted to take him, I don't have a affection towards parrots but I like animals that like me ^_^

I found out later that night, it was the same type of parrot I had liked at another pet store which named them "Meyers parrot" and this pet store named him "brown headed parrots"
They're suppose to be the same type of bird....

End of summer


I've been eyeing this dress at  Juicy Couture for some time. I didn't dare try it on. Why bother? I probably couldn't afford it anyways!
So now at the end of the season I saw it for sale, "why not try it on?" as I said to myself while the sales was trying to convince me it's a huge sale

YEA SO MUCH FOR SALE! after discount it's still $500CAD 

holy mother of sweet Jesus!

on top of that I realized that if I don't stand like how I did in the picture I look very frumpy. Its like Angelina Jolie and her leg =D

Mei Mei in a comic

 
oh Mei Mei! you adorable self you!

Secret Location

I found this restaurant from luck I guess, because I randomly thumbed through some Japanese magazine and saw some pretty pictures!

I think it's a fairly new restaurant because I haven't ever seen it before. Funny enough theres no label on the outside the restaurant that there IS in fact a restaurnt inside. Confusing no?

the restaurant is called "secret location"

 I've been looking for a restaurant for my birthday and I figured "lets go try it out, it looks like it could be the one"

I forgot what kind of drink I ordered, it simply put - tasted nasty
i remember something about elder flower in it..

Grilled AAA Beef Striploin
Potato zucchini galette, corn pudding, fava bean and pecorino stuffed squash blossom, peppercorn sauce
I dont understand why there is soo many tendions in my striploin, I could not chew threw it. They were very heavy handed on the seasoning,

Smoked Porcini Crusted Tenderloin 
Onion cracker bread, shaved tenderloin, fig compote, and crispy onions.
I think that's what the square meat is. This was under seasoned but it tasted a lot better then too much salt.
 it was very bland, not the greatest or worst

Chocolate Praline Crunch
 Rice Krispy Praline, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate-Caramel Cremeux, Caramel-Hazelnut Mousse, Cassis-Blackberry Sorbet, Lime and Blackberry Coulis, Blackberry Compote
this was the best out of everything, not overly sugary and extremely well put together. i thought it was very funny that there was rice krispy in it!

Over all I had expected more from this restaurant. I may come back in the future to see if they have improved. The prices are quite reasonable. Their service is impeccable along with their outstanding, beautiful modern decor. Alas, they along with many restaurants do not allow outside birthday cake, they didn't decline me as gracefully as some have, but they did do it as nicely as possible.

Sadly I cannot have my birthday party at place that has so many no's



1 Water St
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2H9, Canada

Thierry update

For some reason I think I've done 2 other past Thierry Chocolates reviews on their macaron.
Any how I've went back and gave it another shot. I'm not sure why I was compelled to.

Here's the recap
First time- " it's amazing, no other macaron place has produced chewy macarons!"
Second time - "they have not improved, all they have is sugary super chewy and jam packed food coloring in it"



THIS time.
I am pleasantly surprised. Its either they have improved OR I just haven't tasted it forever. They have finally put a little less sugar but still on the sweet side. On the colorful side they put less food coloring which is great! before, it had so much color, that it looked more like an object then food. Your spit will still be colorful after eating but not as vibrant as before. Just my luck when tasting, they seemed to have added more butter in the filling? It taste much more amazing and amplifies the fresh blackberry inside, making this macaron ultimately not a sugary thing anymore, but a pastry.

taste 85%
texture 70% (just need more crunch)

Thierry
1059 Alberni Street (Thurlow/Burrard)
Vancouver, BC, V6E 1A1
604 608 6870
info@thierrychocolates.com

Helena Birthday

Helena
The day started with me arriving about an hour? or few? way too early =D.
I spent the time exploring stevenston. I found this one store which had the cutest candle holder (useless no?)
Plus I had to go back (because birthday girl + everyone else was going to be half hr+ late) so I had to sit down first. Did I tell you I got lost?
Isn't the place adorable? =D the tea house is called Adorabelle Tea Room. On the ceiling was the Eiffel tower in the point of view - looking up at it.
 Finally the beautiful birthday girl arrives~

 Afternoon tea is $23/person
for the price it's amazing, I have nothing to complain nor compliment.
Though my most favorite was the strawberry because it was the most beautiful!
http://www.adorabelletearoom.com/html/events.html
Adorabelle Tea Room & Gift Shop
12051 Third Avenue
Richmond, B.C. V7E 3K1

Phone: (604) 241-1947

Inquiries: hello@adorabelletearoom.com

Reservations: reservations@adorabelletearoom.com

Here is the best picture of everyone ( michelle is holding the camera =( BOO!!!)
It's really nice that Helena planned for a small group outing. It's the first time I felt, wow ! this group is talking together. There is no one person focal point. It's really together! I hope Helena plans more of these =D

Happy Birthday Amazing Girl!

Marciano Fall Launch

Sally coordinate, accessorized, hair and make up courtesy of me =P
A few times every year, I'm invited to the Marciano seasonal party full of alcohol shopping and fabulous food and people! This year  they invited FashionMagazne.com to highlight whats in this fall. Along with making the party even more awesome by making everyone a faux magazine cover.
The item that caught my eye that day was the already out of season wide brim sun hat, I thought it completed my outfit. However I do imagine that if the base color was black and the stripes were white and part of the brim was a semi opaque stiff black material, it would match me even better !

Sally found a power suit for interviews and work which we had to wait forever for. We had pay parking twice just waiting for her to try on the dress. She also bought a very fancy subdued maroon dress with a thin waist belt. Both dresses with a wow factor =D
best of luck job hunting with your new power suit!

What is a party with out swag?