Burrrrrr! It’s cold in here – but that doesn’t stop the foodie fam from visiting dessert places with shaved ice dessert! Hidden in a complex/plaza, this Korean cafe was quite delicious!
Variety – 7/10 – From what I can remember, you can only get taiyaki (3-4 different flavours) shaved iced (strawberry, mango, etc.), drinks: tea, coffee, flavoured fizzy lemonade, and sweet toast.
Service – 7/10 – Getting our stuff took some time. The Taiyaki was fast because they were tiny portions. Other than that, they were really nice I guess? Very little interaction since you come in – order – then seat yourself and they bring it to you when it’s ready.
Taste – 9/10 – The shaved iced was very creamy and soft! The Taiyaki was a good size (in my opinion) because I usually can’t finish the normal size. The drink that I got was interesting, but probably very overpriced.
Atmosphere – n/a – no atmosphere here.
Reasonably Priced – 8/10 – Priced normally in terms of what you can expect nowadays at these dessert cafes.
Overall, I wouldn’t come here again (if I was coming from home). If I was in the area or if it was on the way to another place I was going to, then I would be more willing to make a pit stop there.
Address: 220 2800 E1st ave, Vancouver, BC V5M 4P1
Wow! It’s been a long break… I’m back foodie fam! Trying to catch up on my posts to give you guys the inside scoop on where to go or where not to go… or at least what to expect and you can decide if you still want to go there… 🙂
Variety – 9/10 – For appetizers, you could get calamari, dips, salads, oysters, prawn cocktail, tacos, ahi tuna poke, beef carpaccio, fish and cip cones, tuna & avocado toast and miso glazed sablefish… Keep in mind, this is a SEAFOOD restaurant and that’s their specialty (hence the happy hour choices – all seafood basically). They also have buck-a-shuck here for $1.00 feature oysters!!
Service- 8.5/10 – Everyone’s friendly and quick. Our server was really nice. Although it was really busy, she tried to be as fast as she could. If someone else (who wasn’t our server) noticed we were trying to look for our server, they would come to our table and ask us if we need anything.
Taste – 9/10 – I liked majority of the things we ordered. Wasn’t a fan of the “sushi chef’s feature” which is their daily creation. That day was supposed to be some sort of spicy salmon roll but it wasn’t spicy at all! It also had a weird topping that we were not a fan of.
Atmosphere- 9/10 – Everyone’s smiley here, maybe because it was hot and sunny and it was patio season… Everyone’s super friendly and the staff is helpful if you look lost (when you’re obviously trying to find your way to the bathroom).
Reasonably Priced – 7.5/10 – For happy hour, it was reasonably priced (for 90% of it)! If I was here for a normal occasion, it would probably be a little pricey for my pockets. The quality that you get is definitely worth it during happy hour..
Overall, I would come here again … in the summer … for happy hour 🙂
WAHOOOOOOOOOO! A new location closer to home! Finally got to try this hyped up sushi chain.
Variety – 9/10 – There’s a lot of variety with some Korean vibes to it. Sushi, Udons, rice, kimbaps etc. check out the pics
Service – 9/10 – They’re super quick and super friendly. Nothing bad to say about them, but nothing that was above and beyond.
Taste – 8.5/10 – The aburi was really tasty. I actually enjoyed these ones. The udons were really tasty and saucy. The only bad thing that we had was the kimbap. It was really disappointing. smh.
Atmosphere – N/A – cute interior, cute dishes..
Reasonably Priced – 7.5/10 – For some things, it was pricier than what you’d get… example: the “gimbap” (which i call Kimbap) was $5. I was expecting some awesome gimbap. However, all that was inside the Bulgogi gimbap was Bulgogi. If you were to buy this at the Korean Kimbap place on North Road or Hannam Mart, there would be radish carrots and other things inside the kimbap!!! D:
Overall, I would come here again if I had to be somewhere else in Burnaby as well.
It happens every single time we watch Wok in Love – we get hungry!!! Frantically looking for a Korean Restaurant that would still be opened, we found Tae Yang Gak.
Variety – 8/10 – Rice, Noodles, Chicken!!~ (all Korean style dishes) They actually have black bean noodle here!!!!!!!!! I finally found a place other than Sunny Dragon that has jjajamyun!!~
Service – 9/10 – Server was friendly. Tried to be fast? The food took a little bit long, maybe because they were already starting to do their clean up routine. We were their second last customer – I think…
Taste – 9/10 – Everything was delicious!!! Saucy but not TOO saucy? This is probably the best jjajamyun in Surrey. It is much more flavorful than Sunny Dragon’s…. Highly recommend!!
Atmosphere – n/a
Reasonably Priced – 8/10 – It wasn’t too expensive. The average Korean cuisine price. You are definitely getting the bang for your buck.
Overall, I would come here again and I would recommend.
Modern Japanese Cuisine. It’s unfortunate to hear that this location is closing down sometime this month… 😦
Variety – 8/19 – A lot of things you could get! Rice & Noodles, limited Tacos, Sushi, Salads, Sashimi, cold Tapas, hot Tapas,
Service – 8/10 – The servers were friendly and quick. Everyone looked nice – literally.
Taste – 9/10 – Majority of the things we ordered were quite delicious!
Atmosphere – 8/10 – ambiance is nice there – probably because of the view of the water.
Reasonably Priced – 8/10 – I think it’s reasonably priced especially during happy hour! You can try and share many things during happy hour 🙂
Overall, I would come there again but they’re closing down this location so I probably wouldn’t make my way to their Yaletown location unless I was already in the area.
Suga Suga how you get so fly~
Ha. Ha. Ha. An interesting name for an interesting dessert place. Interior is super cute but quite small. The walk to the bathroom is quite aesthetically pleasing.
Variety – 9/10 – they got drinks (like bubble tea) in a fancy glass. crepe cakes. shaved iced. and probably other desserts that I wasn’t too excited about (so i forgot).
Service – n/a – you order and then you sit down and then they bring it to you. very little service required… Don’t get me wrong. They are friendly, but I can’t necessarily rate their service when there’s limits to their
Taste – 7.75/10 – The crepe cake was really good. I think I like it better than Estea Cafe. The Shaved Iced (Mango) was huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge! Was not expecting that. However, I prefer snowy village better for this. As for the mango drink, you could not mess that up (so it was delicious)
Atmosphere – n/a – quiet-ish, super small with limited seats. It seems like a place that people study in at night … super cute inside as mentioned above.
Reasonably Priced – 7.75/10 – decent price for the amount you get. Not over the top expensive. Still something that you can justify for.
Overall, I would come here again even though it’s about a 30 minute drive. It’s just worth it. Highly recommend.. 🙂
I kept seeing this on Instagram and finally decided to make the trip. Even at 1:30 PM/2:00 PM, it was still packed and we had to wait about 15 minutes for a table.
Variety – 9/10 – You can have more than just your typical Vietnamese dishes. Besides the normal Rice, Pho or Noodle dishes, you can have other dishes like Banh Bot Loc and their specialty noodle dish. There’s just a lot of different authentic Vietnamese dishes other than just Pho and Bun (Noodles).
Service – 8/10 – We were greeted right away. They were friendly and tried to be as quick as they could despite it being really busy.
Taste – 10/10 – Super flavorful (but not overpowering) and one of the best Bun Bo Hue’s that I’ve had. My sister had this yellow noodle (that was their specialty) and she actually finished the dish (to the best of her ability). My boyfriend had a chicken and rice dish that was marinated very well and the chicken was very tender and moist. He said it was the best chicken and rice plate ever.
Atmosphere – n/a
Reasonably Priced – 8/10 – For the quality that you get, it was definitely worth the price. It’s not overly expensive but it is not dirt cheap either.
Overall, I would definitely come here again if I was closer to the area. Super delicious but the distance is not worth it for me.