This blog has been neglected. I’ve been lacking motivation to do anything, including updating this blog. Truthfully, life has been uneventful lately and I’ve been feeling glum. I can’t wait until finals are over so I can enjoy Christmas (my favourite season!). I don’t have more to say so here are some photos from the past few weeks:

{Cooler Vancouver weather calls for a piping hot bowl of pho}

{Went zip lining for the first time in Whistler. It was so much fun!}

{Ramen from Nanchuu}

{Coconut cream pie & sugar free Thai tea ice-cream from Eagles buffet}

Thanks for reading!

Food Diary: October

Hello readers! For this upcoming Remembrance day long weekend, I’ll be going to Whistler with my school’s cooking club. I am extremely excited because I haven’t been to Whistler for a long time!

I just wanted to do a short post on some foods I’ve eaten in the month of October….

  1. Oysters from Ebisu
  2. Tuna tataki from Ebisu
  3. Shots and this delicious lychee cocktail (forgot the name) from Ebisu
  4. Pad Thai from Mali Thai
  5. Halibut burger from White spot
  6. Chicken nugget meal with green tea latte from McDonalds: I had no idea McDonalds had green tea latte’s because I didn’t see any signs or advertisments and only ordered it because the cashier asked if I would like to try it. I believe it’s only available at McDonalds with McCafe’s. Verdict: not bad but a tad sweet for my liking.
  7. Delicious shrimp and pest pizza from Browns Social House
  8. Volcano roll from Ebisu: topped with tempura salmon.
  9. Chocolate praline cream puff from Beta 5 Chocolates: I was unaware that Beta 5 sold cream puffs! The one I’ve tried was heavenly.
  10. Pad Gra Pao from Mango Thai: good Thai food and friendly service on Davie Street.

After my last midterm, I met up with some friends and we had a nice dinner at Ebisu (picture 1,2,3 & 8) . We also enjoyed some alcohol which was much needed! I’m counting down the days until this semester ends so I can relax and partake in Christmas celebrations! Thanks for reading and have a good weekend! 🙂

PS I dedicate this post to my friend L, who is my #1 follower and my motivator to blog :p

Shizenya: Healthy Japanese Lunch

After consuming a hefty amount of unhealthy foods during midterms, I decided to get something healthier for lunch last week after class. I was in the mood for Japanese, so I settled upon Shizenya. I’ve been to their downtown location before, but this time I visited the Fairview location. I really like their offerings; there aren’t many Japanese restaurants that offer a full menu of healthier Japanese options. Check our their menu here. What intrigued me the most is their whole wheat tempura because I’ve never seen any other place offer that.

I decided to get takeout as I was not in the mood to dine alone…

I ordered off their lunch special combo menu and got the beef teriyaki combojuicy and tender sukiyaki beef with teriyaki sauce, organic brown rice, spinach gomaae and organic salad ($8.95).

Even though I got takeout and waited at least 20 minutes to eat it, the beef was surprisingly still very tender. The sauce wasn’t overly sweet or salty and went well with the perfectly cooked brown rice. I thought this was a good portion for lunch and for just under $10, the price isn’t too bad either, considering healthier meal options  (look at Whole Foods) generally cost more.

Overall, Shinzenya is a good place to grab some healthier Japanese food. Some of the menu offerings are pricier than the average Japanese restaurant, but given that many of their dishes use organic ingredients and brown rice, it’s expected.

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