Pajo’s Fish and Chips

My friends were craving fish and chips so we decided to go to Pajo’s in Steveston. They actually have two locations in Steveston, one is on the wharf on Bayview street and one is at Garry Point Park. We went to the Garry Point Park location.

Pajo's Fish and ChipsI like how they give you these trays to carry your food to your table! Sadly this was not our order. Read more

International Summer Night Market 2015

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

Over the weekend I was invited by ChineseBites to the International Summer Night Market (the one near IKEA). On our way there, we almost ran over a super cute bunny as it dashed across the road! Don’t worry it survived! Okay back to the night market…

My boyfriend and I arrived around 8pm and the night market was dead compared to the other night market (the duck one). There were hardly any vendors and there weren’t that many food vendors either. It was pretty sad since this was the original night market that I used to go to but I guess the competition has gotten tough. On the bright side, this means literally no lines ups and no crowds. I also heard the food is a bit cheaper here and no entry fee either.

Prepare for lots of pictures!

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L.A. Chicken: Deep Fried Goodness

I’ve heard a lot about L.A. Chicken and I finally got the chance to try it last week! I actually tried some leftover chicken before that my brother brought home and it was still delicious so I knew that the freshly deep fried chicken would be amazing. You know how much I love chicken kaarage!

The place is quite small and there are only 3 tables but we managed to snag the last one! It’s located on No. 5 road near Cambie and across from a park. It would be nice to get chicken and eat it in the park in the summer! Like a picnic where you don’t have to cook.

There was a family special for 8 pieces of chicken (mix of breast and thigh) with medium fries and gravy and 2 drinks. All for $23. Sounds like a deal to me!

L.A. Chicken

You can choose to get a mix of spicy chicken and regular chicken. This was the Spicy Chicken and the batter looks different than the regular batter. It was more crispy? It had a very mild spicy flavour. If you didn’t tell me it was spicy I might not be able to tell.

L.A. Chicken

This was the Regular Chicken. I like the regular batter more since it felt like it had more flavour or seasoning? The chicken was moist and juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. It was so good!!!

The fries on the other hand were pretty average… it didn’t really have flavour and they were limp and not crispy. However, good thing it came with gravy because the fries dunked in gravy were perfect. The thick gravy was also seasoned well and had a strong peppery flavour to it. Ketchup was provided in packets but we didn’t end up using it.

Although we ordered 8 pieces, they actually gave us 10!!! Wow what a deal! According to my Instagram follower, they are known to give extra pieces if they feel that the pieces aren’t big enough. They seemed pretty big to me! We ended up having 2 pieces leftover so 8 pieces would’ve been perfect for us but I’m not complaining!!! I’m glad they’re far away from me or I could be there very often.

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Kung Pao Wok

While doing some Christmas shopping at Richmond Centre, I decided to have a snack which turned into an entire meal haha For some reason, I really wanted some fast Chinese food or Asian food in general so I was debating between Kung Pao Wok and the Thai place next to it and some other place next to that but Kung Pao Wok was cheaper so I went there instead.

Kung Pao Wok

As with other fast food Chinese places, they have pre-made food for you to choose from to go with rice or noodles. I picked a noodle combo with 1 item and I got the Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Beef with some Spicy Chicken. Despite expecting the noodles to be greasy, this surpassed my expectations by being SUPER greasy. There was literally a small pool of oil underneath. The spicy chicken was a tad spicy from the Sichuan peppers and not really dry. It was on the salty side though so probably lots of seasoning and msg.

I was really hungry and the greasy food hit the spot for me. Sometimes you gotta indulge at the food court right?

It was around $7 so I could’ve almost gotten some better Chinese food for the same price but it was the food court so yeah I wasn’t expecting much.  The portion of noodles was pretty big for me. I actually thought there’d be less but the server just kept piling it on. You can also ask for a sample of the different food items if you can’t decide like me.

Also, the banana peppers on the side were not part of the meal; they were from Quiznos.

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Feeling Conflicted about the Noodle Box

The Noodle Box opened up a new location on Main and Broadway this year and I had always been curious about it. They serve Asian inspired noodles and I chose the Spicy Peanut Noodles to-go. With each noodle bowl you have a choice of protein: Rossdown Chicken, Beef, Pulled Pork or Organic Tofu. I went with the pulled pork.

The Noodle Box

It came in a cute take out container! The container says it can hold 30oz of food. When the noodles are served in a bowl at the restaurant the portion looks bigger but the box was pretty filling for me and I assume they would give you the same amount of food even though it looks like it’s less.

The Noodle Box

The food was ready really fast. This is what it looks like when you open it. Everything is really packed in and there were lots of peanuts on top!

The Noodle Box

The noodles are stir fried with bean sprouts, peppers, green onion, cilantro, peanuts and mixed with an Indonesian peanut sauce. You can choose your level of spiciness too and it ranges from mild to scorching hot. I picked medium and it was spicy enough for me especially since the noodles are hot it made it seem spicier. The peanut sauce was quite creamy and thick and I appreciated that they were a decent amount of veggies in  here. The pulled pork was less noticeable since it sort of melted down? I think picking chicken or beef would be better.

The only thing I didn’t like was the price. This was $12.50 and for a fast food place, I feel like I could’ve gone somewhere else for authentic Asian food with service for the same price or less. Especially since we have lots of Asian food in Vancouver! I liked the spicy peanut flavour and it was a filling meal but I’m not in a hurry to come back.

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Freshii Smoothie

I was feeling healthy for once so I decided to get a smoothie from Freshii. I just wanted to compare it to Jugo Juice which is basically the only other fresh smoothie place around. Ok besides Orange Julius?

Freshii

You can pick one of their existing juices or smoothies or opt to make your own. I decided it would be safer to stick with one of their combinations so I went with the Freshii Green.

Freshii

As advertised, it was very green. This had kale, spinach, avocado, pineapple and low-fat frozen yogurt. The texture was not too thick and it just tasted very… green. I wish it was sweeter or fruitier because it felt too bland for me. Mostly I just tasted the avocado I think. Not really my kind of smoothie… Also, for the portion size (about 16oz?), I could pay a bit more and get more from Jugo Juice. Or maybe I would’ve like their juice options better.

They did have some interesting healthy bowls and wraps though so maybe I’ll try those instead although they seem on the pricier side. Also, their froyo is suppose to be pretty good too but it’s not the self serve kind like Qoola.

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