There’s nothing like a good bowl of beef noodle soup on a cold day. Beef broth and fatty meat is delicious and hearty! Recently, I tried No.1 Beef Noodle House in Burnaby. My food experience in Burnaby isn’t as vast compared to Richmond, Vancouver, so glad to add another restaurant to my mental list-of-places-I-know-where-to-eat-in-Burnaby.
When I shop along Robson Street in Downtown Vancouver, I always pass by the banners with “CinCin” on it and the winding staircase that goes up to the restaurant that has won awards for its upscale Italian food. Dine Out Vancouver (January 17- Feb 2) is an event where you can get a 3 course meal from participating restaurants at the cost of $18, $28, or $38. I wanted to go to CinCin (pronounced Chin- Chin) last year but didn’t have time to squeeze it in my schedule, so I was finally able to dine there with my coworkers. [Read more…]
A while ago I was approached by Buytopia and was invited to join their Inner Circle, where we can test out deals before we try them! One deal that I had the privilege to try out was a 3 course meal for 2 at The Ticket Kitchen and Bar. Unfortunately, this deal already ended, but hopefully it will come around some time, or you can check out the restaurant for a fun food adventure!
The Ticket is located near BC Place in Downtown, Vancouver. It’s especially convenient if you plan to watch the Canucks game there, or have some food before/after the game itself! I went in on Saturday while Canucks was playing against the Flames and got an excellent view of the TV (and we won!)
The Ticket had lots of open space and high ceilings, so you don’t feel cramped in the restaurant.
Time for food! The 3 course deal included – 1 appetizer to share, 2 entrees (1 entree per person,) and 1 dessert to share. The only restriction we were told is that we couldn’t order the prime rib. My friend and I started out with the Crab Cakes ($14).
Fresh crab meat in Crispy Panko, Lemon Aioli
The crab cakes were a delicious start to the meal. Fried crispy on the outside, and hot fresh, tasty crab meat on the inside. I smothered my piece in the lemon mayo sauce that was on the plate.
For the entree, my friend had the Ribeye($40).
14 oz Cab Ribeye, whiskey peppercorn sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables
I was really jealous when his dish came because the portion was big. He found the ribeye to be delicious and well cooked. There was a lot of sauce drizzled and seeped into the meat. He did note that it was a bit too thick to chew constantly.
Why was I jealous of his ribeye? I ordered the Lemon Butter salmon ($23) and it seemed a tad smaller for my foodie-trained stomache. I honestly never order fish as an entree when I’m out eating, I’ve always been a steak and chicken eater, but I thought this time I would try something different.
Sockeye filet, Lemon Caper Butter Sauce, Couscous, Season Vegetables
I’m on a lemon flavoured food roll, since the appetizer and the entree had some sort of lemon sauce to it. The top of the salmon where it was grilled was the tastiest part as it was soaked with sauce and spices. Lemon and fish have always complemented each other! However, I wish the portion was a bit bigger. I had a bite of the “Couscous” and admittedly, it’s not my thing. I’m not a great health nut, but I do eat my veggies!
Lastly for dessert, I wanted to order the trio of creme brulee. Unfortunately, they ran out so we opted for the cheesecake with berry compote ($8).
I thought it would be like a New York Style cheesecake. This cheesecake was soft but too heavy for me and I got full quickly after consuming less than half the the cake.
Service was running a tad slow in the beginning, but the server was very apologetic since they were having a crazy evening with some sort of event happening in downtown. I found that the plates serving steak/prime ribs are on the pricier side, however, the rest is quite standard, especially in downtown. Overall, I enjoyed the food and the feeling of the restaurant. Thank you, Ticket and Rob, for having me, and Buytopia, with the offer!
[Disclaimer: I am part of the Buytopia.ca Inner Circle where we get to test their deals and blog about them, and also earn commission if purchases are made by my personal affiliate link. However, I am always committed to be honest to my readers. ]
Joshrooms and I were going to have a fulfilling soup adventure the other day, and after making one pit stop for soup at Simply French Cafe, we ended up switching our food of focus and found ourselves salivating at True Confections for cake instead. True Confections does not sell your typical small slice of cake. They have giant, tall slices of cake that requires someone with a big stomache to finish! We decided to share a slice of Toasted Almond cake.
This was a huge slice of cake, and it was the perfect size to share because I would have never been able to finish this alone.
The almond buttercream was quite heavy, so I had take small scoops of it with my fork and eat it accordingly with the sponge cake portion. The almond taste within the sponge part of the was very pleasant, light, and fluffy. Although it was a good, giant slice of cake, I don’t think it justifies the $7.50 price tag. You can get a box of cream sponge cake from Asian bakeries for approximately $5, and I think the quality is the same.
Also ordered a pot of ginger lemongrass tea, very smoothing with cake in the afternoon!
Also because I checked my friend and I in via Facebook, we got $2 ($1/person) discount off our slice of cake! The server there was nice to give us $2 off one slice even though we shared. You can check in via Twitter and Four Squared to receive $1 discount off per person for a slice of cake.
Dessert adventures are fun with friends, but I wouldn’t say True Confections is my favourite. However, if you’re near UBC, True Confections is only a 10 minute bus ride away!