I’ve seen some really great Instagram posts about Sushiholic so I convinced my friends to check it out after biking around the seawall. I believe their original location is on East Broadway near Boundary Road. I visited their Denman location and it has a bit of a cozy feel with their brick walls and dim lighting.


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That Time I Ate the Whole Food Court-Taste of Aberdeen

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

I was invited to another Chinese Bites event last month and this time it was at the Aberdeen food court with 60 other foodies. I’m quite familiar with the food court (or so I thought) and I’ve spent a lot of time here when I was younger. Now I had the chance to try EVERY food stall! It was a dream come true yet I feared for my growing waistline. #foodbloggerproblems

So without further ado… let the gluttony begin!

Aberdeen Food CourtStarting from left to right:

  • Milk tea with pearls (Estea Express)
  • Iced lemon ribena (Bubble Waffle)
  • House special: mango coconut juice with tapioca, mango and pomelo bits (8 Juice)
  • Iced Genmaicha (Saboten)
  • Matcha soy bean (Strike)
  • Iced honey matcha tea (Teppan Kitchen)

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Bandidas Taqueria-Surprise Vegatarian Lunch

We felt like getting some Mexican food for our Friday lunch so we did some quick research on Yelp and found Bandidas Taqueria on Commercial. The decor looks eclectic and fun. The walls are covered with beautiful paintings that you can buy. What we didn’t know was that they were a vegetarian restaurant but we were down to try new things!

Bandidas Taqueria

My favourite colour is blue so I was instantly mesmerized by this blue themed painting with some trees and clouds clearly reflected in a body of water.

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Romer’s Burger Bar-Kickass Burgers

My co-workers were craving burgers so we decided to hit up Romer’s Burger Bar in Yaletown. They have three locations: River District, Kitsilano and Yaletown. The burgers at Romer’s do not come with fries so you will have to add them separately to your order. The fries come in an individual size or in a shareable size.

Romer's Burger Bar

This was the Monty Mushroom Burger made with a hand-crafted patty, carmelized onions, sauteed portobello mushrooms, her garlic Boursin, and baby arugula. Each burger is also accompanied with a banana pepper if you want to add some spice to your burger. Continue reading

Brown Paper Packages Ice Cream Sandwiches

Last year I tried my first Brown Paper Packages ice cream sandwich and I wasn’t too impressed but I spotted them at the Food Cart Fest and I thought I’d give them another go (yes this is a very late post).

Brown Paper Packages

They offered 5 flavours and also a sundae. Their logo is pretty cute!

Brown Paper Packages

They had a sign with the White Turtle and the Peanut Butter Cup on display so I was sold on getting those two!

Brown Paper Packages

The White Turtle has vanilla bean ice cream sandwiched between a double chocolate, sea salt, caramel and pecan cookie. Not sure if you can tell but these are hefty in size and weight! Also, very frozen! But that’s ok, I don’t like fast melting ice cream. The ice cream is so solid that you don’t have the problem where you press down on the cookies and then the ice cream squishes out. In fact, I couldn’t fit the whole thing in my mouth in one bite so I was basically nibbling the top and then the middle and then the bottom…

Brown Paper Packages

The Peanut Butter Cup had chocolate ice cream with a peanut butter and toffee chocolate cookie. As you can see here the cookie was a bit crumbly but the rest of it held up well. Both flavours were as advertised and I liked them both. I had a hard time deciding which one was better! I think I favoured the White Turtle just a bit more though. After all the other food I ate at the Food Cart Fest I was barely able to finish this. The struggle was real.

My experience with Brown Paper Packages was much more enjoyable this time! Read about my last visit here where I thought the cookie part tasted weird. They are available for purchase at Pazzo Chow.

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Rooster’s Ice Cream

Rooster’s Ice Cream opened over the summer and being the ice cream fanatic that I am, I had to check it out.  Sorry this post is a bit late since it’s fall already! This year has just flown by!

The store is located near VCC on Broadway and it’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. The inside is sparsely decorated with some local paintings on the wall and there’s only two tables inside. The concept is pretty similar to the ever popular Earnest Ice Cream and Rain or Shine.

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Cafe Salade de Fruits

My friend was celebrating her birthday at Cafe Salade de Fruits and I’ve always wanted to try it! It’s on 7th between Fir and Granville and it seems to be the only restaurant on the block. They have a small patio space on the sidewalk but the inside of the restaurant is small. We sat right next to the kitchen counter so we could see all the delicious food coming and going! I also liked how they have a large painting of TinTin and his dog on the wall.

Cafe Salade de Fruits

Started off with some warm complimentary bread! They give you pre-packaged butter and it’s buried under the pile of bread.  Continue reading

Parklane Restaurant

Parklane Restaurant is a Chiu Chow style restaurant located next to London Drugs on No. 3 and Westminster highway. The other Chinese restaurant beside London Drugs is Empire Restaurant (which is a bit more expensive I believe) so don’t get them confused.

I like how it’s on the second floor and they have big windows that let lots of light come in! You also get a view of Kirin across the street and Richmond Centre. My parents were actually very late meeting my brother and I because they decided to do some last minute shopping…

Parklane Restaurant This was the Braised Dried Seafood Thick Soup. We didn’t find it to have much seafood and we would have preferred our usual crab meat and fish maw soup. Continue reading