Address: 8273 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z6
To put it mildly, Sushi Wow (yes, that is the name of the restaurant) is a hole in a wall. The place is tiny, and dimly lit. You would most likely be dining on one of the bar seats. Takeout is certainly a popular option here. How did the food taste?
Black Orange roll & Saba Finale roll – $9.50 & $8.95 respectively
Saba Finale roll
Black Orange roll
Of the two rolls we ordered, the Black Orange roll was the heavy hitter. The “black” stemmed from the unagi on top of the roll, and the “orange” was referring to the spicy crab meat and spicy mayo. Again, this roll packed quite a punch in terms of flavour; sweet, salty, and spicy at the same time. Rice was well cooked (neither hard or mushy), and roll “construction” was tight).
The Saba Finale roll was a clear contrast to the first roll, as it was the “healthier” option. It was made out of brown rice, scallions, avocado, and saba (mackerel). To our surprise, we hardly noticed the brown rice. It wasn’t tough to chew like we first imagined.
Molang Scores & Verdict
Many rolls to choose from!
Address: 826 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC V5K 4B6
The Molangs stumbled upon Whiskey Six BBQ in the middle of a Sunday afternoon. Right off the bat, we could tell it was a very pleasant place to have a meal/snack. The room was distinct, clean, and well-lit.
In order to avoid over-stuffing ourselves, we decided to share one medium sized platter.
Organic Beef Brisket – $24
I believe this was a dry-rub style brisket. Texture-wise, it was very soft, and it melted in our mouths. Flavour-wise, it wasn’t very heavy due to the lack of sauce. We weren’t too sure what to do with the bread because there was no butter or sauce to smear with. Should we make a de facto sandwich? 😀
For the sides, we chose coleslaw and beets. The former tasted very healthy, as it was not drenched in dressing. Personally, we preferred cabbage over radicchio, but this one seemed fancier 🙂
Beets were warm, and they had been infused with an herb that I couldn’t not quite identify; nevertheless, it was very aromatic.
Molang Scores & Verdict
High quality food, but don’t expect “Southern hospitality” portions.
Address: 6780 Number 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1
The Molangs came to this particular IHOP because, according to rumors, this long-standing pancake house will be torn down/relocated due to recent developments in Richmond.
IHOP isn’t really just a breakfast joint anymore, as it has pivoted to serve more than pancakes and eggs & bacon. On the menu, one could find items such as sandwiches, burgers, salads, steak, and other diner entrees. All in all, very comparable to Denny’s.
Southwest Scramble – $13.95
Scrambled eggs topped with salsa and avocado. On the side were potato + peppers and onions. This definitely had the southwest ingredients, but the proportions were off. Portion size wasn’t very impressive; especially if you were to compare it with Denny’s. This was still very filling because it came with two pieces of butterscotch pancakes (not pictured).
Address: 16-8671 No 1 Rd, Richmond, BC V7E 1S9
It was Friday night, and the Molangs arrived at Kyoto Takenoko at 5:15 PM. Yes, we were early birds, but had we showed up 15 minutes later, we probably would have to wait. This restaurant is very popular!
Let’s get going with the food.
Itawasa (fishcake sashimi) – $3.39
I saw two of my favourite things – fishcake and sashimi, so I ordered right away. Apparently, this dish was simply chilled (cooked) fishcakes + cucumber slices + soy sauce & wasabi. We were slightly let down because we naively expected some type of special raw fishcake. Nevertheless, we enjoyed this dish refreshing side dish.
Unagi Hitsumabushi Set – $19.95
Address: 3779 Sexsmith Road, Richmond, BC V6X 1J8
The Molangs have tried almost every restaurant in the Continental Plaza. Chongqing Noodle House is one of the newer ones we have yet to visit.
Atmosphere-wise, this noodle house is definitely casual. Seats are wooden benches with no back support.
We went in around 6:45 on a Sunday night. The place wasn’t exactly busy, but our server seemed impatient with us. She really wanted us to place our orders, even though we only had less than a minute to look over the menu.
Speaking of menu, there was a wide variety of noodles to choose from: dry noodles, soup noodles, spicy noodles, and sauerkraut noodles, etc. We ended up ordering two bowls of noodles with the same soup base… 😀 Continue reading
Address: 5830 Beach Ave, Peachland, BC
During our trip to Kelowna, we stopped by Peachland to grab lunch. Beach Ave Cafe is a casual place to order tapas, and enjoy the lakeside view.
Chorizo Patatas Bravas – $13
We didn’t feel like getting our fingers greasy (i.e. eating ribs or chicken wings), so we ordered things that can be effortlessly eaten with a fork :D. This was a classic dish consisting of cubed potatoes and chorizo, topped with a spicy tomato sauce + aioli. Though flavourful, this dish was too heavy to finish towards the end. Continue reading
Address: 8211 Ackroyd Road, Richmond V6X 3J9
Tokyo Joe’s is one of those local favourites. Everyone in the neighbourhood raves about them. Prior to this visit, we had bought take-outs from Tokyo Joe’s, and we were always amazed by their speedy service. We would order a 30 to 50 piece party tray, and the sushi would be rolled and packed within five minutes!
Today, we decided to dine in, and the service was once again very fast and friendly. Dining in also means free miso soup 🙂
Salmon & avocado salad – $9.95
Everything tasted fresh. Sashimi was fresh and chunky. On the side (and not pictured) was a sesame-based salad dressing. One salad alone can be quite filling as a summer lunch. Continue reading