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candysweetBurnabySince October 18, 20074 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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Sweet Revenge Patisserie4160 Main Street, Vancouver
Sweet Revenge for the Sweet Tooth
Submitted Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 1:33am [Dine in]

I am a regular customer at this place (as many as 3 times a week) and the server knows me by face now. This is how much I love Sweet Revenge.

They offer home-made desserts at its best. The black forest cake (seasonal) is one of the best black forest cakes I have ever had. The combination of fresh cream, soft sponge cake, sweet cherries make this dessert one of my favourites. Another favourite of mine is the blueberry cappucino creme brulee (flavour varies everyday). The texture of the creme brulee is just right, not too creamy yet not too solid. I also highly recommend the pear bread pudding (served warm - very soothing on a cold wet day) and my friend orders the berry trifle every time we visit SR. However, there is not much variety in the menu (gets a tad boring after the 5987th visit).

All of these desserts taste especially delightful when paired with their rooibos (I recommend the Blueberry Bang and Hawaiian Colada) or their dessert wine (Iced Apple, Elysium, Essentia).

The ambience is another plus. I love the decor of this place, very 50s. They have an antique radio, antique fireplace, which I find very charming. One of the best pleasant surprises I came across were old photographs of Vancouver in the 1920s pinned on the wall near the only round table in SR. It was interesting to see the Waterfront Station in the olden days (there used to be a beach there!). Very nolstagic.

Service is good. Understaffed most of the time, but pleasant and amiable servers. The place is very tiny, so there is usually a huge lineup. But it's definitely worth the wait. =)

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Shiro3096 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Shiro is my hero...
Submitted Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 12:53am [Dine in]

Good job, Shiro!

A family-owned traditional Japanese restaurant. Small, but cosy. Usually busy. Service is excellent. Although they are a little slow, but they are so apologetic and smiley and sincere and humble that you are reassured right away.

I really enjoy their raw food. Their fish are all imported and are reallllyyyyyyyy fresh. I love their hamachi sashimi, wild salmon sashimi, seabass sashimi, kampachi sashimi. Basically, all their sashimis are really good - fresh, the right size, and well-sliced.

Their cooked food is okay, not as good as their raw food, but still good. They have a lot of stuff on their menu that other Japanese places in Vancouver dont offer. Such as the lotus root tempura, california rolls with real crab meat, fried sushi, tempura batter udon...

Overall, one of my favourite sushi places. Albeit more expensive than your usual ghetto sushi, but definitely reasonable in general for the quality that you get. (13.95 for unagi don, but you get way more unagi [eel] than any jap restaurant in town).

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Guu... is guuuuuuuuuud
Submitted Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 12:30am [Dine in]

Guu is guuud. There's no denying it. It is reasonably priced compared to the other tapas places like Hapa or Kingyo. Food is as good as other izakaya places, but a little more affordable.

I would highly recommend the Grilled Black Cod with mayo miso sauce. (It is better than the one at Kingyo.) I also love their seared salmon in garlic n ponzu sauce, and the kimchi fried rice. Overall, their food is very tasty, cooked just the way it should be cooked. Only thing is, if you've a big appetite, maybe eat a little before you go because the portions are jst enough for 3 to 4 ppl to sample the dish.

Ambience is awesome. I love how they greet every customer that comes and goes. Very Japanese. Some people may find the staff to be a tad too loud, but I personally think that it feels very warm, friendly and welcoming.

Have been to Guu several times, and am definitely going back again, even if i have to wait in line for 40 mins (which i usually do ><)

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Cafe D'Lite3144 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Not such a d'lite after all...
Submitted Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 12:15am [Dine in]

Friends have rave about the hainanese chicken rice for ages and finally decided to try it earlier this week.

One word: DISAPPOINTING.

I ordered the nasi lemak which was a whopping $8.50 for coconut rice, peanuts, sambal, egg and anchovies. I asked if I could add some curry chicken with it and the additional price was $3. $11.50 for nasi lemak which you can usually get in Malaysia (curry chicken incl) for CAD$2. (I was born and raised in MAlaysia)

I don't mind paying for good food but the nasi lemak was bad. Coconut rice was too mild. Sambal was still cold (straight out of the fridge). Only 3 pieces of curry chicken ($1 a pc!!) which btw, tasted like left over hainanese chicken dipped in curry sauce. Egg was overeasy and badly cooked. Bad Bad.

My sister ordered the infamous hainanese chicken rice. Not bad, but didn't exactly blow me away.

Service... wasnt much of a service. The girl didnt understand me when I wanted to add curry chicken to my nasi lemak, or curry chicken rice but paired with coconut rice instead of regular rice. Kept telling me that the menu is set and the price is different. I told her I didnt mind paying, but she insisted in suggesting that I order the curry chicken rice ($9.50) as well as the nasi lemak ($8.50).

Overall, overpriced for less than mediocre food. Wouldnt go back. Would recommend Mini Malaysia instead.

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