Green Leaf Cafe – Burnaby

WAHOOOOOOOOOO! A new location closer to home! Finally got to try this hyped up sushi chain.

V-STAR Rating: 

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.

yours truly,

tb ❤

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The Badali’s – Toronto

Yum yum yum!!!! Italian!~~ This place was super close to the Raptors game and it wasn’t too packed surprisingly… Maybe because we came slightly earlier than the rush?

V-STAR Rating: 

Variety – 9/10 – There’s a lot of different kinds of pasta that you can try. But there’s also a lot of appies and meat dishes that you can choose from.

Service – 9/10 – I thought the service was excellent. They were quick… Even when we were kind of rushing, they were able to meet our needs. Friendly and everyone is full of smiles there.

Taste – 8/10 – I thought everything was delicious. The beef carpaccio was pretty

Atmosphere – n/a 

Reasonably Priced – 8/10 – It was decently priced for the venue, taste, and quality of the food. Not to mention that you also get free bread and balsamic olive oil!!! Yummm bonus!!~

Would Recommend  10/10

Overall, I would come here again if I was in the area…. but I live in BC so… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

yours truly,

tb ❤

Milkcow Canada – Richmond

“Korean dessert cafe, Milkcow, famed for its unique milk soft ice cream and extraordinary toppings has arrived in Canada! Milkcow is one of the fastest growing ice cream chains in Asia, featuring endorsements by well-known South Korean celebrities.”

I’ve always wanted to go here but haven’t had the chance until last weekend. In addition, my sister won a contest that also gave her $25 gift card to spend at Milkcow so that enticed us to go sooner than later…

V-STAR Rating: 

Variety – 7/10 – There were about 10-15 different ice cream toppings and the prices vary by how tough it would be (from what I can see).

Service – 8/10 – They were quick and friendly.

Taste – 8/10 – It was very soft and fluffy tasting? It wasn’t sweet like Mcd’s/Ikea’s soft serve ice cream. It kind of reminded me like Costco’s soft serve though. Regardless, it was good.

Atmosphere – n/a

Reasonably Priced – 6.5/10 – It is the most expensive soft serve ice cream I have ever had. The original (just the cup and the soft serve ice cream) costs $4.95. If you want to add Macaroon or anything else (cotton candy), blue syrup, other things, it would be $5.95 and more. Personally, I don’t think it is worth the cost but it is very hyped rn so people would pay for it. It’s also different from the others (not bingsoo, not waffles, not waffles with ice cream, etc.) soooooooo ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Overall, I probably wouldn’t come here again if I was in Richmond just because there are SO MANY other choices available in Richmond that I haven’t tried yet so I’d do that first before considering to come back…

yours truly,

tb ❤

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 ❤

Shang Noodlehouse – New West

I’ve been here for take-out a few times – for Dim Sum and for the Noodles. I would say their specialty is the different style of noodles (ramen, etc.. LOL). @yvrnomswidlindu won a 3-course meal (The Christmas Special) for two so she took me instead of her (picky) boyfriend 🙂

V-STAR Rating: 

Variety – 8/10 – There’s dim sum options, lots of noodles (dry or soup base or fried), and meat options. I guess it is to your discretion what you think would be good at a SHANG NOODLEHOUSE

Service – 9.5/10 – The staff is very friendly and understanding. They noticed we didn’t really touch our Lobster Bisque so they asked us if anything is wrong with it. I was too shy to say anything so I said it’s fine, but L was quick to speak her mind. As a result, we got it replaced with the other appetizer option, Smoked Salmon and Spring Roll. The oddest combination but meh.

Taste – 7/10 – The best dish was the XLB, then the two dessert (Milk Tea Pudding with Pearls and Mango Pudding), then the coffee, then the Squid Ink Noodles with Steak + the other soup base noodles, then the Lobster Bisque and Spring Roll w/ Smoked Salmon tied for last – l o l. I guess appetizers aren’t there forté? But no seriously, The Milk Tea Pudding with Pearls was BOMB DOT COM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MUST TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Atmosphere – n/a

Reasonably Priced – 7/10 – I would say it’s very expensive for dim sum. The soup and/or noodles are okay priced – you get your bang for the buck for this one. Since this was free (thank goodness), I can’t really say much about the pricing…

Overall, I wouldn’t come here again for the Christmas special, but I would still come back for the soup and noodles stuff (Thai Style Noodles yum yum!)

yours truly,

tb ❤

Trattoria – Burnaby

J.Cole was canceled so we decided to still go out somewhere to eat. Ended up here and we didn’t even know about PASTA TUESDAY! WIN WIN!!~

#V-STAR RATING:

Variety – 9/10 – Well because it was Pasta Tuesday, we didn’t really look at the other options because the deal was just too amazing. We did get a couple appetizers though (there were quite a few to choose from – I highly recommend looking at the menu or asking your server for the dishes that aren’t on the menu!!!)

Service – 8/10 – Our server was really nice and quick. She could relate to us and was kind of funny?

Taste – 8/10 – The Linguine Gamberi was super duper sour in my opinion. Maybe it’s because of all the NASTY olives that were in there. The description sounded really delicious, but thank goodness I got the Short Rib Pappardelle. It was quite delicious. The spring salad and beef carpaccio were delicious. Not salty. Not bland. Perfect.

Atmosphere – 8/10 – We were out on the patio so it was nice.

Reasonably Priced – 9/10 – Because it was Pasta Tuesday, it was DEFINITELY worth your money. Super cheap and so worth it. Appies were decently priced. Drinks were norm. They have happy hour too but we missed it.. Technically we were there 15 minutes before happy hour ended but was not able to order until AFTER happy hour ended (because it was so hard to flag down our waitress).

Overall, I would come here again!

http://www.glowbalgroup.com/trattoria/trattoria-burnaby.html

yours truly,

tb ❤