Waffle Gone Wild

I had previously visited Waffle Gone Wild last year and it seems like their menu has expanded since then. They were also a lot busier so our waffles took half an hour to come… good thing I wasn’t in a hurry or hangry! It was still way too long though because I think they filled this to-go order before ours…

Waffle Gone Wild

They now offer some liege waffles with pie inspired flavours (lemon perfection, homestyle apple and cinnamon etc.) as well as “Be Wild” flavours which are the green tea waffle, the mint chocolate waffle and the Japanese mochi waffle. I wasn’t too hungry so I decided to just get a waffle instead of one of their waffle creations.

This was the Mint Chocolate Waffle served with a side of whipped cream and a dusting of powdered sugar. I had imagined a green mint flavoured waffle filled with chocolate chips but what I got instead was a liege waffle with some very green mint chocolate chips instead. The waffle was crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. I did find the flavour of the mint chocolate chips to be a bit too artificially mint flavoured though. I should’ve stuck with the green tea one!

Waffle Gone Wild

This was the Japanese Okonomiyaki Waffle ($7.99) with imitation crab meat, seaweed, bonito flakes and an added poached egg ($1.50) and black forest ham ($1.50). There were also some slices of apple, cucumber and potato salad on the side. The poached egg was perfectly poached and this was a great choice for a savoury waffle due to the okonomiyaki sauce used and the combination of ingredients. However, I think that $1.50 to add a piece of ham was a bit overpriced. Since I’ve had it with the add-ons now,  I think it would be a bit plain without the poached egg …

The waffles are pretty good here and I would recommend it if you like waffles. Pricing is also not bad since some of the waffle creations start at $5.99 and they seem to have gotten more creative since my last visit. Presentation is also thoughtful.

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Kingyo Izakaya

Kingyo is another popular izakaya and it’s been on my list for a while too. It’s on Denman near Robson so it’s a bit far but I finally made it there! They also have this popular deluxe bento box for lunch which is limited to 10 sets per day apparently and when we got there at 1:30pm there were none left. :( You can reserve them though if you really want one.

Kingyo Izakaya

A lot of the choices looked good but I settled for the Pork Kakuni Bowl which was served with a poached egg (under the seaweed) and a side of soup. Yeah I just have a thing for pork belly x) The pork is stewed for 6 hours and it was indeed very tender but not super fatty. There was also a good amount of pork too and the poached egg helped meld everything together nicely. There was a side of mayo but I didn’t end up needing it. There were also 3 small pieces of pickled daikon/carrot which I ate first since I love pickled stuff. The soup was quite packed with miso flavor and combined with the rest of the rice bowl it made for a filling meal.

Kingyo Izakaya

Sorry about the weird angle of the picture. This was the Tuna Steak and Tororo Bowl topped with grated mountain yam and green onions. The tuna was pan fried a bit but still rare. I didn’t try the mountain yam part but the tuna was really good although it was a bit warm from the rice.

I enjoyed my lunch here and I noticed that they had a few items that were similar to some items on their sister restaurant Suika’s lunch menu. Service was pretty quick! I’ll try and come back for their bento box sometime.

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