2 March 2015
Monday, March 02, 2015 Food Cart, Food Truck, Fusion, Media Launch, Misc, Seafood, Snacks, Surrey, Westcoast, Western No comments
If you are at all into real estate, you would've heard of the high rise currently in pre-development in Surrey called "Evolve Condominiums". What's so special about this condo? It starts at just $93,900!
Now, I'm no expert when it comes to real estate, but that's dirt cheap. Like ridiculously dirt cheap. Obviously the $93,900 ones are bachelor pads around 300 sq feet, but still. You'll still own property. :P In the Lower Mainland... and not everyone can say that.
So why was I invited to this Evolve VIP Media Event? Because it also features food of course! Specifically, they had the Roaming Dragon Food Truck serve all of us before heading into the sales presentation.
Dat Basil Lychee Lemonade doe... SO refreshing. So good on a sunny day. Surprisingly, (and only because this came from a food truck) the assorted macarons were delicious as well! Thin shell, light custard, not overly sweet. Mmm mm!!
Kirma went with the Fish Tacos and a slide of Colourful Coleslaw.
It's hard to tell from this picture but this is the bachelor pad that's around 300 sq feet. With this design, they wanted to embrace micro-living and maximize the small living space. For a single guy or girl who doesn't have a lot of physical 'stuff', I think this is okay. For most people however, it still might be a tad small.
All in all, I think the people at Evolve Condominiums are doing something extremely courageous. They're courageous for lining rooms that are only 300 square feet in the Lower Mainland, but they're even more courageous for pricing them at $93,900 when the average price of a one bedroom apartment is $290,000!! It's definitely an interesting concept that might take over Vancouver as real estate prices continue to climb so I'm curious to see how the public responds to it.
My reaction when Meta Knight and I bought our
very own apartment.. in VANCOUVER
26 February 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Breakfast, Brunch, Fusion, Hong Kong Style, Media Launch, Noodle Shop, Richmond, Seafood, Westcoast, Western No comments
Recently, I was lucky enough to be invited to a try out the menu of a new Chinese restaurant that just opened up in Richmond (on Capstan Way, next to Manzo and Capstone).
It's called Kongee Dinesty and it is playing on the fact that they specialize and serve congee in the morning (8am-5pm) while at night they switch to more traditional Cantonese dishes.
Their congee master cooking up some liver and pork congee for us.
molten egg yolk buns from dim sum, you'll like this Prawn in Salty Egg Yolk dish. The prawns were super plump and went really well with the salty egg yolk sauce.
I'll be returning to Kongee Dinesty for their unique breakfast congees and chinese donuts. My mom in particular is super intrigued by the 'choose your own' congee so I can't wait to come back to give it a try.
our dinner felt like this ;)
23 February 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015 Canadian, Candy and Confections, Dessert, Downtown, Fast Food, Fusion, Japanese, Late Night, Rating: 3/5, Seafood, Toronto No comments
I've always wanted to try Momofuku, the famous restaurant chain owned by chef-founder David Chang. They're only in New York, Sydney and Toronto so I knew I HAD to try it when I went to T-Dot for a business trip.
They're all about the communal tables at Momofuku. I ordered a Thomas Lavers Ginger Beer and it was spectacular. Really gingery and really potent if you like the kick.
I didn't order the Chicken Meatball Bun but my colleague insisted that it was good. It had kind of a spicy Thai chili sauce going on.
The Momofuku Noodle Bar and Milk Bar is worth checking out if you are visiting Toronto. If you can't make it for a meal, at least buy the crack pie!! You won't regret it.
Service Rating: 4/5
Food Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5
me after inhaling dat crack pie