Monday, October 6, 2014

Yolk's Restaurant and Commissionary

I decided to return from a long blogging slumber with the coverage of an east-side neighbourhood diner that is probably the most raved about in city at the moment; Yolk's!

My previous trip to New York City has seriously left me longing for a seriously good wholesome brunch, which is comparably scarce in Vancouver in my opinion.  I've been gawking at photos of oozing runny poached eggs from Yolk's for quite sometime on Urbanspoon.  Work schedule, however, only left me to write it up as a wish list up until last Sunday.

Located on Clarke and East Hastings, a lazy individual such as myself could only describe it as 'a road trip', or a mini 'journey' coming up from Richmond.  Since Yolk's doesn't take reservation, I already predicted that the wait would be long and eternal.  We should either go extremely early, or just before closing.  Nonetheless, we showed up at the door right around 11:30 am and met with the rest of the population crowding outside.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Omakase at Octopus Garden

P and I have always wanted to try the omakase (chef’s choice) menu. So we chose Octopus Garden and aimed for the gold star $100 menu. Hey, we don’t do this every day if we’re going to try it out might as well go big right?

Advice
- prepare your stomach for an epic battle
- spare at least 2.5h for the meal (and we eat pretty darn fast)
- menu changes every day so don’t expect to get the exact same thing if you do revisit

Monday, April 7, 2014

Portland (Food) Adventure

On a one fine weekend, my friend and I decided to take a trip to Portland. There’s probably nothing better than escaping the chaotic work life and reconnecting with your long-time friend on a six hour road trip. Throw in a food and wine hunt in one of the most foodie friendly cities in North America and we got ourselves a trip to remember.

Our weekend was short and sweet but we still managed to hit up a few great spots that I’d recommend for anyone going to Portland.

1. Food Carts – Portland is most famous for its sheer number and variety of food carts so this was naturally our first stop.

Tabor – Czech Food Cart



The Original Schnitzelwich (breaded chicken breast in a Ciabatta roll with lettuce, paprika spread, sautéed onion and horseradish)
There were always people waiting around this food cart so make sure you order first before you wander around the area. The chicken breast was extremely crispy and well-seasoned. If you’re a fan of crispy fried chicken, this one is for you.  The sandwich itself was huge I was almost full after half.

Tábor on Urbanspoon