Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Boiling Pot of Yum at Boiling Point

AMY: Being Taiwanese girls at heart, Lulu and I were super excited when we first found out about Boiling Point, a hotpot restaurant whose main attraction was ... Stinky Tofu! Stinky tofu is one of my absolute favorite foods but unfortunately very hard to come by in Vancouver. Now with Boiling Point, I don't have to wait until the summer night market to get my fix!

LULU: Stinky tofu has always been well at the top of my list of favourite foods (with many others because I can never decide on my number 1). The stinky tofu was the only reason for our first visit and since then we've fallen in love with this place - it is a must-go whenever I visit Vancouver.

House Special Hot Soup 招牌臭臭鍋 $8.99

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

We Love You, Ebisu

After a long semester scrounging two ends of Canada for great food, Amy and Lulu have come together in Vancouver to bring you a series of co-blogs.  We hope you enjoy!

LULU: After finally going back to Vancouver, the first place I wanted to visit was Ebisu. I've heard Amy mention it several times and was especially interested because of the rumoured free shots on the house when the Canucks score a goal. That being said, what better place to watch a Canucks game while enjoying great food than Ebisu on Robson?
Tuna Tataki Supreme  $8.95
Tuna tataki is a dish that we both love and I had high expectations for it because Amy said their's was good. Indeed, Ebisu didn't let me down. The tuna was fresh and I liked the fact that it was really cold because I find raw fish to be a little weird when it's served warm. The diced raddish and green onion on top as well as the ponzu sauce definitely added to the great taste of the dish and got rid of any bad fishy smell/taste if there was any.
AMY: Whenever I visit any Japanese restaurant, tuna tataki is always a must-order. For Ebisu, it's one of the main reasons why I come. As Lulu mentioned, the tuna is always fresh and pairs perfectly with its tangy ponzu sauce.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Move over IHOP, Waffle Sandos are here!

I'm a big fan of desserts, so when I heard about Miura Waffle Milk Bar in downtown, I knew I had to come give it a try. They specialize in waffle sandos (sando means "sandwich" in Japanese) and flavored milks. The waffle menu is small, categorized into sweet and savory. 

I wasn't too thrilled with the idea of having a savory waffle, but Miura has me completely converted! Pictured below are the savory sandos that I had. The Garlic Chicken had a perfect blend of tender chicken, miso and something similar to cabbage coleslaw. Every vegetable was very crisp and fresh. Absolutely delicious. The BEC was also very good, perfect for breakfast! Most importantly, the waffle was heavenly -- super light and fluffy with a hint of sweetness. It's hard to imagine a sweet waffle going so well with savory ingredients, but Miura does it right.
Garlic Chicken $7.49 + tax

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Let's Go For Tea!

Since moving to Toronto, I feel like I have been deprived of good bubble tea. It's not
that there aren't bubble tea places in Toronto, it's just that so far I haven't had any good bbt in downtown.
Having spent almost all of my life in places where bubble tea is common, I have developed high standards for it. Unsatisfied with the bbt I've been having in downtown, I was eager to try out Go For Tea when I learned that that they serve authentic Taiwanese cuisine and bbt. To my surprise, the bbt here is delicious and pretty authentic. They only have two sizes, which I felt were either too small or too much. However, large is a good choice if you plan to sit there for a while.

The first time I went to Go For Tea was after dinner so I only ordered a drink and a snack. Pictured below is the Milk Custard Toast (奶酥厚片吐司), which I thought was absolutely delicious. The crust was crunchy, and the milk custard on top was flavourful without being overly sweet.


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