Kurumba Restaurant – Port Moody

I was going to get my car fixed at the Open Road Autoshop, so I quickly googled restaurants nearby. We ended up choosing to go here because it was a fusion of different Asian Cuisines.

V-STAR Rating:

Variety – 9/10 – There were a lot of dishes to choose from: Noodles (different flavors and styles), Rice (different flavors and style), Soup based, Bread, and more (can’t remember).

Service – 8.5/10 – There wasn’t much. She was nice? She took our order? And left us alone which is nice? LOL I don’t know what else to say about this.

Taste – 8/10 – The Roti Canai was really good – probably one of the best I’ve had. The “Mee Goreng” dish was good. Not too oily. The other seafood dish was meh. I didn’t like the flavor. It was too strong in seafood. It was slimy texture but also stir-fry noodles? Half wet-half dry – It was confusing. I wouldn’t get that dish again if I were to come back one day.

Atmosphere – n/a

Reasonably Priced – 8/10 – I would say you get A LOT for the price you’re paying for so definitely worth it!

Overall, I would recommend and come back to try different dishes!

Yours truly,

tb ❤


Blue Bella (Korean Cuisine Bistro) – Vancouver

To be honest, we only decided to go here because SURA KBBQ was way too packed. Don’t get me wrong though – no regrets coming here!! (not to mention a cute kpop idol looking server).

“V-STAR” Rating:
Variety – 9/10 – There are a lot of different Korean dishes that you can order here. Usually, we are only able to order just chicken dishes if it’s one of those chicken and beer places. However, this place had soups, noodles, bbq, rice dishes and more ON TOP of having those chicken dishes.

Service – 8/10 – They cleared our table/plates as soon as they could. They came quick.

Taste – 8/10 – The soup/stew was good but way too spicy for me even though I asked for little spice.. 😦 Sad life. The fried chicken with the green onions was really good. The sauce that came with that dish was super duper good. I want to know what they use for that. The saucy fried chicken with cheese and rice cakes was meh. I prefer the ones in Surrey.

Atmosphere – n/a

Reasonably Priced – 7/10 – Some things were reasonably priced while others are quite expensive.

Overall, I would come here again ONLY if I am in the area. Otherwise I would not go out of my way to come here (because it’s quite far for me).


Address: 1500 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2C4

yours truly,

tb ❤

Tamarind Hill – New Westminster

One of the best places that I’ve eaten at. I haven’t gone to a place and enjoyed every single dish that came out. This place – hands down – highly recommended.


“V-STAR” Rating:

Variety: 9/10 – Lots to choose from and they also recommend stuff to you if you’re unsure of what to order. Usually servers just go “Everything is good.” which may or may not be true. Here, i truly think you can’t go wrong with any of these dishes.

Service: 9/10 – Servers were nice, fast, refilled our water often.

Taste: 10/10 – Food was amazing. The taste was not too foreign, but not something I ate everyday. The curry and roti was good. The calamari was different and not your typical style. The Laksa was good and interesting. Everything!!!!

Atmosphere: 8/10 – warm lighting, small spacing, not too loud, a little cozy.

Reasonably Priced: 9/10 – It was pretty cheap since there were 4 of us and we ordered 4 things to share and we each only payed roughly $15 including tip and tax and we got to try 4 different things!!!

Seriously, you’re missing out if you have not tried this place!! Well, this was my first time trying Malaysian food (which seemed very familiar to thai/cambodian style).


628 Sixth Avenue, New Westminster, B.C.
(Entrance off 7 th Street)

yours truly,

tb ❤

C&U Restaurant – Langley

A hidden gem in Langley. Located right across from the Willowbrook mall. So if you’re ever hungry after some shopping, but don’t want food court food, then C&U is the place to go to! It’s a Vietnamese & Cambodian restaurant that is similar to Phnom Penh (just not as hyped) and there’s no Pho.


Variety – 8/10: From deep fried chicken wings or wontons – to hot and sour soup – to noodles or rice, there’s a lot to choose from.

Service – 10/10: Service is excellent there. Both the waitresses are super friendly and nice. They are always coming to refill your water or making sure you have everything you need.

Taste – 9/10: Ever since I had the hot and sour soup, there isn’t a place with the same taste! The closest place that had the same soup is Phnom Penh. They have really good lemon grass chicken rice plates, pan fried noodles. You name it.

Atmosphere – 9/10: Cute small restaurant with booths or round tables if you’re a larger group. It’s a little dim so your flaws aren’t exposed lolol.

Reasonably Priced – 9/10: Good prices for good food! The portions are really big so you are definitely getting your bang for the buck.

Definitely going back again to try the infamous chicken wings that are similar to phnom penh ..

Address: 19665 Willowbrook Dr, Langley, BC V2Y 1A5

yours truly,

tb ❤

SURA – Richmond

In the heart of Aberdeen Mall, this Korean “Royal Cuisine” Restaurant is located on the lowest floor by H-MART.

V-STAR Rating:

Variety  – 9/10: There is a lot to choose from including set menus! Or you can order separate dishes that you like.. but we were lazy + a coworker recommended that we do the $20 per person lunch special.. So many dishes came out all at once !

Service – 9/10: At first they were slow to seat us. The one who made eye contact with me didn’t really acknowledge us until we stood “in line” longer than necessary so he called one of his colleagues to help us out. (He was taking payment from a customer so I guess he couldn’t help us). On the other hand, service for food/ordering was super fast. All the dishes came out really quick.. Our table went from 0-100 real quick….

Taste – 8.5/10: I liked a lot of dishes, but there were a few traditional Korean side dishes that I didn’t really like or try because I just knew.. (from trying at other places). There’s a hint of spice to 80% of the dishes so if you cannot handle spice AT ALL, I would ask them to decrease the spicy level.

Atmosphere – 8/10: the interior and seating arrangement was really cute. The table was spacious. The staff was really friendly and fast and attentive even if you didn’t mean to call them over…

Reasonably Priced – 8/10: I went during lunch where the “lunch special” was available so to me, the 15$ or 20$ per person deal is definitely worth your money. You get your bang for the buck for sure!!! We even had leftovers and the boyfriend was stuffed… (I actually thought we could finish it because he eats a lot).

I would highly recommend this place during lunch time. I’m not too sure how it is during dinner time… The only thing that kind of sucks is the parking at Aberdeen… 😕

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SURA Korean Cuisine
Address: 1518 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C3
Phone:(604) 687-7872

yours truly,

tb ❤