Sunday, February 23, 2014

Chez Buddha - Taiwan Goodies

Octopus went to Taiwan for approximately two weeks to "meet-the-parents".  On the way back, I kindly volunteered her to bring back loads and loads of goodies for me.  While I do appreciate her kindness, her gift (to us) of Suncake 太陽餅 and Wife Cake 老婆餅 were not the greatest.  Actually, I'm never a fan of such pastries.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Seok Gi Si Dae

My new team at work is full of food lovers.  I am so honored and lucky to have such a diverse group to share all the food stories with.  One of my colleagues, Cupcake, organized a Korean night for the team.  Being Korean, plus having a husband who supplies to majority of the Korean-owned restaurants in 604, our first food connection started at Seok Gi Si Dae, a popular Korean BBQ restaurant in Burnaby/Coquitlam border near SFU.

Diners for the evening include: Cupcake, Tree-Tree, Sparkle, Cocoa and yours truly.

Tableau Bar Bistro

I miss working downtown.  Do I miss my old colleagues?  Maybe, a bit.  But I really miss the eats and the scenery (especially in the summer...hehe).

I caught up with the old crowd for drinks and gossips.  We even reminisced about the time when our boss put food on my plate during a business he's actually younger than me too.  After drinks, a small group of us (SeniorR, MetroBoy and I) went for grub at Tableau Bar Bistro.

SeniorR recently moved right above the restaurant and has made this place his cantina.  To keep him company, MetroBoy and I joined SeniorR for a late dinner to try Tableau's Friday special, Le cassoulet pork belly confit.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bentei Sushi

Being so close to my office, Bentei Sushi has become one of my main takeout places in the hood.  This place is Korean owned.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Claypot Hotpot and B.B.Q. 農場火鍋

We have not yet visited Claypot since it changed ownership/management years and years ago.  Buddha Boy suggested that we should give its dim sum a try, especially when he planned to use Octopus' family/relative card (from her work) to get 10% off.  (Yes, my husband can be stingy at times...comes with his profession...hahaha!)  Unfortunately, what Buddha Boy did not know was that the 10% off discount only works with Octopus' staff ID, not with our family/relative card.  Grrr...