Tiger Sugar

It has officially been one week since I started working from home (WFH). I’ve always hated working from home so I never thought I’d ever have to be WFH 100% of the time. It was a bit of an adjustment but on the bright side, at least I’m still employed. A few weeks ago I finally tried Tiger Sugar. They are located across from the Richmond Public Market and next to Mango Yummy.

Tiger Sugar
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Popina Canteen-Granville Island

Hello world! Long time no blog post! We’re living in unprecedented times here with the COVID-19 situation. Due to social distancing, I’ll be spending lots of time at home so it’s probably time to do some blogging again. Even though it was pretty cold last week, I visited Granville Island and tried Popina.

Popina Puffcream Menu

Popina is located at the end of Granville Island behind the Granville Island market near Bridges restaurant. I never venture to this side so I’ve never stumbled upon them until now. They have 9 options for their puffcream dessert. The puffcream is made with antibiotic, hormone free, Fraser Valley milk and served in a freshly baked cream puff with various toppings.

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Suspro Protein Bars-Review

Disclaimer: I was provided the Suspro protein bars to try in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

The Product

Suspro Protein Bars

Suspro protein bars are plant based, allergen friendly (free of the top 8 most common allergens), low sugar, and packed with seeds. Each bar contains a combination of natural seeds, including sunflower, pumpkin, quinoa, and chia seeds. Seeds are the first ingredient listed on the protein bars. The seeds were carefully chosen to provide consumers with all the essential amino acids which we can only obtain through consumption. Furthermore, all of their bars are rich in healthy fats and contain less than 4g of sugar.

Suspro Protein Bars

The Suspro bars are vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, peanut free, and GMO free. Currently they have 4 flavours available: Apple Pie, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Mint Chocolate and Pineapple

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Tacos El Gordo-Las Vegas

Tacos El Gordo was featured on an episode of Tasty: Friend in Town and was also highly rated on Yelp. I was looking forward to some authentic Mexican food since the US is closer to Mexico and they seem to have more Mexican food available. Tacos El Gordo is located near the Wynn hotel.

Tacos El Gordo

We were not prepared for the amount of people lining up outside and inside the crowded store. I have never seen this many people at a taco shop before! There was someone at the door directing customers to which line they can join. They have lines based on which protein you wanted e.g. carne asada (steak), al pastor (pork), lengue (beef tongue) etc. Then you can choose how you want your meat. e.g. tacos, quesadillas, vampiros, sopes, mulas, tostadas etc. We had to Google what some of these things were.

It is best to come with multiple people so you can stand in different lines and try different proteins. Be prepared to wait at least 20-30 minutes.

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Yardbird Southern Table and Bar-Las Vegas

Yardbird came up on Yelp as one of their most popular and highly rated restaurants. Their chicken and waffles dish sounded amazing but was also really pricey ($36 USD which is about $45 CAD). Since I love fried chicken I had to try it.

Yardbird Southern Table and Bar

They have a bar/lounge area on one side and another more brightly lit dining room. We made a reservation for brunch at 10am (when they open) and were promptly seated. Yardbird is located inside the Venetian. It still surprises me that there are people gambling in the morning… or maybe they never went home?

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Earl of Sandwich-Planet Hollywood

Recently I went on a short 3 day trip to Vegas. The weather was perfect and I had a list of restaurants that I needed to hit up. Today we are going to talk about a “cheap eats” spot, Earl of Sandwich!

Earl of Sandwich is a highly rated sandwich shop with a few locations on the strip. We went to the one inside Planet Hollywood. Their claim to fame is having “The World’s Greatest Hot Sandwich”.

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Foret Noire Patisserie

Foret Noire Patisserie is a cake and pastry cafe on Broadway close to the Broadway City Hall station. I had actually visited Foret Noire Patisserie last month but they also invited me to come in to try some of their cakes as well. This post is a combination of both visits.

Foret Noire Patisserie

The following two cakes were complimentary. We tried the Broadway, which had a chocolate biscuit at the bottom, Valrhona chocolate mousse, chocolate crumble, chocolate glaze and vanilla creme brule in the centre. If you’re a fan of chocolate, then this would be perfect for you! It was rich and decadent.

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Milkcow Cafe

Milkcow is a Korean dessert chain that specializes in organic soft serve ice cream. They’re located near the Richmond Oval. I always thought it’d be similar to Soft Peaks so I wasn’t dying to try it but they also have souffle pancakes now which peaked my interest.

The cafe is spacious and bright with seating for about 20 people. They serve about 12 different varieties of soft serve and 2 seasonal flavours. Most of the options are around $6.50.

Milkcow Cafe-Tiramisu Soft Serve

We decided to get the Tiramisu but what we didn’t know that it wasn’t going to be a full cup of ice cream with a big swirl on top. Or we just didn’t read the menu carefully. It had a small layer of mascarpone cheese on top dusted with cocoa powder, then soft serve ice cream, and lady fingers soaked in espresso at the bottom. It tasted pretty good but we just felt like we were missing out on the extra quantity of ice cream.

The ice cream itself had a nice milky flavour and was very smooth. It also didn’t melt too fast!

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Flat Iron-London

My first trip to Europe was to London! Flat Iron came up a few times in my food search and they’re known for their simple menu featuring the flat iron steak for Β£11 (or about $18.75). They have various locations across London and we went to the one in Soho. We arrived at about 6:15pm and waited about 30 minutes. They always have a line up so be prepared to wait!

They give you a small cleaver for a knife which was pretty cute! Made me feel dangerous >=)

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Blossom Dim Sum and Grill

I was invited to check out the new Fall and Winter menu for Blossom Dim Sum and Grill. As this was a lunch tasting on a weekday, I didn’t get to try all the items since I had to go back to work. This will be a limited review of the appies and small dishes that came out first.

Blossom Dim Sum and Grill

The space was bright and inviting with beautiful murals on the wall. the use of velvet chairs gave the space an even more luxurious feel.

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