Tandoori Grill at Whistler

Assorted Indian Snacks – Vegetable Pakora, Samosa, Chicken Tikka and Seek Kebab

Lamb Tikka – Marinated leg of lamb pieces

Spinach Naan – Leavened bread, stuffed with grated homemade cheese and chopped spinach and Naan – Leavened bread of fine flour

Aloo Gobhi – Fresh cauliflower and potatoes cooked with fresh onions, tomatoes and exotic spices, Curry Chicken – A traditional boneless chicken cooked in onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and exotic spices, and Butter Chicken – Boneless pieces of chicken marinated in ginger and garlic, cooked in a butter-tomato sauce

So I pretty much disappeared for a while after Christmas to New Years since I was celebrating my holidays up at Whistler!  Sadly I didn’t get many pictures of food up there as we didn’t eat out much or I was too hungry to bother taking pictures. So this is the only post about food up at Whistler! Last dinner before we left, we decided to have a nice Indian cuisine dinner at Tandoori Grill. About a 15 minute walk from where we lived and situated in the Village, we were all starving to get some good food. We had made reservations ahead of time, which probably was a good idea as it was quite packed. To our surprise, it was a really quiet with dimmed lights and probably one the more fancy restaurants up at Whistler. Excuse my poor lighting pictures, as it was very dim inside and I only had a phone to take pictures! Food was quite delicious although portions were on the smaller side for the price. But then again, it’s about quality over quantity!  I especially liked the assorted indian snacks as we got to sample a little of each, and the lamb was also very good. It came in a sizzling plate and had just enough spice. We asked for mild for all our dishes, but even so, the more we ate, it got a little too spicy for me to handle! Great place to have a lovely dinner up at Whistler!

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Rhino’s Kitchen

Deep Fried Stuffed Chicken Wing

Ham and Cheese French Bun

It came to my realization when I went past Lansdowne Mall that California Cafe had closed down and became Rhino’s Kitchen. Not that I liked California Cafe much, but I guess I was just a little surprised. Curious what Rhino’s Kitchen was like, I ended up going in for a small dinner. I have to say, I couldn’t stop laughing upon entering the restaurant. They literally had pictures of rhinos all over the wall, with trees depicting the wildlife, and even a rhino statue at the entrance. My friend and I agreed they had a creative theme but it was still pretty funny. They even had their washroom doors painted with rhinos! I decided to just get some snacks since I wasn’t too hungry. I saw the stuffed chicken wing on the menu and thought it sounded really cool so gave it a try! I have to say the outer coating was really oily and wasn’t really crispy. But it was really interesting how the sticky rice was filled inside the wing beneath the meat! Not bad I guess, and it was quite large and filling too. Next, I had their ham and cheese french bun. Turned out completely different from what I had imagined. They were more like bruschetta with ham and cheese on them. Tasted pretty good, with something like sun-dried tomatoes in between and topped with olives. Actually, come to think of it, it almost tasted like pizza. They were also having a holiday special which was a set menu with lobster and steak. Sounded tempting and everyone was eating it in the restaurant, but I really didn’t have a big enough appetite to devour all of it! Guess their food is just really similar to what California Cafe had to offer, and I don’t think it was that great. It’s like white food at a HK style cafe so you can’t expect much. I have to say that their service was quite good though, but I felt like they were overstaffed so that might be the reason why.

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Curry Point at UBC

Curry Chicken

Another late night at UBC means looking for food for dinner! A friend ended up grabbing me some take out at Curry Point which is in University Village.
Can’t comment much about the place since I wasn’t there but the food was just okay. The curry was much better than the one from the Delly, but the rice was kind of soggy. Still need to find a better curry place at UBC!

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Delly at UBC

Curry Chicken with Rice

If you go to school at UBC, you know how it sucks to stay late at night just to do a presentation. Not only that, but finding food after 5pm is a headache with almost everything closed! Well I guess there are options, but they’re just really far and walking in the cold weather is not exactly something you would want to do! So I end up at the SUB (Student Union Building) with most stores already closed. Sushi is basically sold out, and not really feeling like Subway, so I end up at the Delly. I’ve tried their pastries like samosas and other phyllo pastries and they were really delicious! Always my go to place for a small snack. They also have a section with butter chicken and a variety of curry, so I decided to get a filling dinner and chose the Curry Chicken with Rice. To my disappointment, it tasted terrible! I usually can’t take spice, but I can guarantee you that this curry has no spice to it at all, and the flavour is bland and not even close to the typical curry flavour. The pieces of chicken were huge and all had bones in it. It was literally a whole chicken but chopped up. Not exactly something I want to eat when I’m out. Only good part were the potatoes. It was however a huge portion for the price, but I still wouldn’t go back for it. Perhaps the butter chicken might be better. And for sure, those pastries are delicious, so go for those instead!

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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill

Uzura – Quail Egg wrapped with Sliced Pork & Garlic Beef – AAA Beef with Teriyaki Sauce and Garlic Chips

Kobe Beef Tsukune (Meatball) & Shitake – Shitake Mushroom with Grated Radish, Daikon and Ponzu Sauce

Momo – Chicken Thighs & Yaki Ebi – Prawns with Butter Soy Sauce and Garlic Chips

Teba – Chicken Wing

Nori Maya – Terriyaki Sauce, Mayo and Seaweed Chicken Meatball & Tsukune – Teriyaki Sauce and Garlic Chicken Meatball

Mmmm! Zakkushi Charcoal Grill is all about grilled skewers! They do however have salads, sashimi and other tapas, but I just ordered a bunch of skewers since there were so many to choose from! Prices range from about $1.40 to $2.90 per skewer and they are all really delicious! Cannot decide which one is my favourite! Zakkushi also has 3 locations in total. This one was at the Denman and Robson location. There are also ones on West 4th and Main. Don’t know how the service is at those locations, but service was prompt and satisfying at this location. Definitely going to go back again to try the other skewers! Too many to choose from!

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Chicken Karage

Curry with Pork Cutlet on Rice

I’ve always wanted to try those restaurants down Robson Street – the ones past all the shops. Their store front or ads on their windows always attract me but I’m never in the mood to eat at that time! Finally a day where I was craving some food and of course I walk past Donburiya. This chicken karage picture on their ad outside totally attracted me, and it’s actually not the first time. I remember seeing it a long time ago and wanting to try it. And aren’t I happy that ad pulled me in! The chicken karage comes in a bowl of 4 for $3.50 and are boneless. The batter isn’t very thick so it wasn’t very oily. Also decided to try the takoyaki which I have to say is one of the best I have had. And lastly, the curry with pork cutlet on rice was a great deal as it was a huge plate for only $9.25, compared to places such as Aoyama which charges around $13 for a small plate that isn’t as good as this one! The place is however very small and can probably only sit 20 people and it is more like a self serve restaurant. You pick up your own utensils, seasonings, and water. They do however bring you your food in a tray. So perhaps take out is the way to go. They are famous for their rice bowls which I saw many people eat and it looked delicious. It seemed like a lot of Japanese people were eating here too so it must be good Japanese food! Definitely going back here again!

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Mushroom & Swiss Supreme Chicken Sandwich

I’ve been wanting to try the McDonald’s new Supreme Chicken Sandwiches for a while, and finally decided to get it! They have three flavours: Mushroom & Swiss, Tangy Thai and BLT. You can also choose from grilled chicken or crispy chicken. I went for the Mushroom & Swiss with crispy chicken and surprisingly with a fast food restaurant, it was overloaded with mushrooms. The bun is also quite different from their burgers. It seemed like a better quality type of bun, but it still seems quite pricey for a small sandwich at McDonald’s. Delicious nonetheless!

Fresh Bowl

Chicken Street Style Satays

Bali Gado Salad Bowl

Stumbled across Fresh Bowl today in Yaletown and it really reminded me of The Naam. A small store with friendly service, offering dishes influenced from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. Their main dishes were “bowls” which consisted of either noodles, rice, or just salad. These bowls were then topped with different types of ingredients but a lot of veggies! For sure a healthy place to grab some food. They also offer snacks like roti, and satay skewers and also tapioca desserts. A great place to go to if you want some healthy food in Yaletown!

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