Takeout review: Hon’s Wonton House Olympic Village

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t bother posting a review of Hon’s. It’s not really “blog worthy” because it’s been around for over 40 years and hasn’t changed much during that time. That said, I’ve blogged about Cheesecake Etc and it’s kinda the same deal. So WTH, I’ll do it. This was the new location on West 2nd…

Takeout review: The Fried Chicken Works in Lonsdale Quay

So while visiting North Vancouver we wandered through the Lonsdale Quay market and stopped for lunch in the food court.  There was a small fried chicken place inside. The operation appears to be run by korean family.  They made conventional fried chicken, plus a number of flavored variations (teriyaki, soy, korean spicy, garlic, etc). We…

Takeout review: Dominique Ansel Bakery Ginza

Prior to a spring holiday in Tokyo Japan, while researching things to do and places to go, I noticed that Dominique Ansel (of New York City “Cronut” fame) had not one, but TWO bakeries in Tokyo. So when we stopped to do some shopping in the Ginza District, I had to seek out his bakery…

Takeout review: Stretch Roman Pizza Co

On a cool weekend we stopped in Gastown to visit Stretch Roman Pizza Company on Abbott Street. They have a fairly extensive menu of pizza toppings and combinations. They also have salads and paninis on the menu. But we were here for the pizza. As a roman pizza place, the front counter features about a dozen…

Takeout review: King Chicken

During my daily commute, I pass by this unassuming little fried chicken joint on East Broadway and Rupert called King Chicken. So on a lazy Friday evening, I decided to grab some takeout, rather than go home to cook. It’s a small family run place, apparently only open for a few months.  It’s a curios place,…

Takeout review: Straight outta Brooklyn Pizzeria

While downtown on a rainy weekend, I decided to grab a slice of Pizza from Brooklyn. This New York style pizzeria is on the south end of Robson street, across from the entrance to the Public Library. There were four varieties of pizza pie available, and I went with the classic Pepperoni. This is a…

Take out review: Cafe Loyal

Cafe Loyal is a small hong kong style cafe in a small strip mall on the corner of Bridgeport road and Number 5 road in East Richmond. Cafe Loyal is a cross a hong kong cafe and a shopping center food court establishment.   This place serves the kind of cuisine that is typical of…

Takeout review: R & H Chinese Food

During a day of boxing day shopping at Lansdowne Shopping Center, we decided to grab lunch at out a Shanghainese place in the mall food court. A place like “R & H Chinese Food” would look completely ordinary in an asian mall like Aberdeen or Parker Place, but it stands out in Lansdowne. We placed…

Takeout review: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

As the second part of the “Eatin’ in Surrey” sojourn, since trips to Surrey are a rarity for me, I had to make a side trip to the one and only Krispy Kreme Doughnuts location in the greater Vancouver area. There was a time (10 years ago) when we would make day trips to Seattle…

Takeout review: Chiffon Patisserie

There’s this little sandwich shop / patisserie on West Broadway, between Oak and Spruce Street, that I pass by each day on the way to work. And each time I pass it, the aroma of freshly baked goods draws me in.  There’s a fairly expansive menu for a small place, consisting of sandwiches & paninis,…

Takeout review: The Fish Counter

Local chef and sustainable-seafood champion Robert Clark finally opened the doors to his new business venture in December, called The Fish Counter.  It’s on Main Street (between E 22nd and E 23rd avenue) The left half of the business is a fish monger, featuring whole fish, freshly filleted fish, and shellfish on ice. While the right…

Takeout review: Raviolino

On a frigid winter night, with a refrigerator bereft of fresh food, I decided to grab some takeout from a local pasta place. Raviolino is a small cafe style eatery on West Fourth ave, just off MacDonald St (probably seats 30 or so), adjacent to Darby’s Pub. Everything is made fresh on the premises, and…