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Dining 101 [Vancouver]: L’Abattoir

Restaurant: L’Abattoir Location: 217 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Afternoon Tea/ Dessert/ French Menu: http://www.labattoir.ca/menu.html Price: $25 and Up Prior to searching through UrbanSpoon to compile my Foodie Adventures on my short vacation back to Vancouver, Adam (another Vancity Foodie) insisted a I had to try L’Abattoir. I obviously trusted his innate sense of taste, but of course consulted the Urbanspoon page to … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Ottawa]: Panda Garden Buffet

Restaurant: Panda Garden Buffet Location: 420 Hazeldaen Road, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: Chinese/ Japanese/ International Menu: http://pandagardenkanata.com/ Price: $10-15 A few days before my visit to Vancouver, I just had to have a lunch with my team :)! I’ve never been to Panda Garden previously, but I’ve heard that they have a standard variety for a low price! I’d say … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: West Restaurant

Restaurant: West Restaurant Location: 2881 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Pacific Northwest Menu: http://www.westrestaurant.com/menus/first-course Price: $25 and Up Thinking about what to eat as my last dinner in Vancouver before returning to Ottawa for another 4 months and I end up at West :). This is actually my first time at West despite all the great things I’ve heard about it, I’ve … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: 100% Healthy Desserts (百分百甜品)

Restaurant: 100% Healthy Desserts (百分百甜品) Location: 8291 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC Cuisine: Desserts/ Chinese Menu: N/A Price: $10 or Less I remember I use to come here almost every week. It just seemed like a good place to chill even though it’s such a small Dessert house and you’d feel bad for sitting too long (and yet I did 😛 LOL). … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Aji Taro

Restaurant: Aji Taro Location: 4940 #3 Road, Richmond, BC Cuisine: Japanese/ Sushi/ All-You-Can-Eat Menu: http://www.ajitaro.com/ Price: $15-25 I guess for late-night sushi, the standards are quite low? I’d compare it to packaged cookies vs. fresh baked. You can’t expect the same quality from both! During late night Aji Taro has a Standard Late Night Menu as well as a Deluxe Late Night … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Montreal]: Reuben’s Deli

Restaurant: Reuben’s Deli Location: 1116 Rue Ste-Catherine W, Montréal, QC Cuisine: Diner/ Sandwiches/ Italian Menu: http://www.reubensdeli.com/ Price: $15-25 I really wanted to go to Hakata Ramen, but then it was closed from 3-6pm. Pretty hungry on a Sunday in Montreal and on a day that all shops closed at 5pm, I seriously did not want to wait til 6pm. … Continue reading

Baking 101: #6 – Tapioca-Filled White Cupcakes

Fluffy Summer Confections… Placed in charge of desserts, I decided to bake some cupcakes for my Team BBQ. But of course I couldn’t just do a plain cupcake with frosting (that’s not how I roll ;)). I wanted to have some kind of filling and I just came up with this idea walking through the … Continue reading