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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Roman Ristorante

3399 Kingsway (near Joyce/Collingwood)
Vancouver, BC V5R
(604) 436 4748
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This is a small Italian restaurant, right across the street from Safeway. With generous food portions and some decent olive oil, this place is worth coming back to. Its quiet little place, they have some lunch combo specials available for take-out. The generally have 2 price offerings, either $8 or $13. The $13 is the larger size and the pile of food is simliar to the size at Anton's, but more flavourful. We ordered some appetizers just to try them out. They have an interesting menu, you basically get to mix and match. Choose a general flavor/meat, then the pasta type, then a size. You're not stuck with tradition combinations!

Focaccia & Olive Oil
Yummy! Toasted and crispy on the outside, soft and warm on the inside. This wasn't disappointing at all, not like some *ahem* other Italian restaurants (on Dunbar @ 17 ave).
This was alright, not the best I've had. La Rocca's was pretty awesome.

Capellini alle Vongole
This was not what I expected, rarely do I have clams in a tomato sauce, but it was still yummy regardless. Can't really compare it to the garlic/white wine type that I usually get.

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Linguine alla Venezia

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Joey's Only Seafood Restaurant

1724 152 St
White Rock
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They've got a lot of variety and combinations on their menu so you're bound to find something you want to order. This place doesn't only serve fish & chips, but also various seafood. Their combos allow you to have customizable sides so you can have soup, salad, or potatoes.

Joey's Only Seafood

Joey's Only Seafood
2 Piece Famous Fish & Chips $9.95
I prefer halibut, but decided to give the cod a chance. It was actually quite tasty, but the portions were smaller than most other fish & chips restaurants. The fries were nice and crispy, but not overly flavourful.

Joey's Only Seafood
Fish Sandwich w/ 2 sides $8.95
tomato, lettuce, tartar sauce, battered fish
I wasn't craving fish & chips in particular, so I ordered this fish sandwich that they claim is irresistibly good and I'll have to say it was pretty yummy. It's like a filet-o-fish burger but better! :) The caesar salad I got was alright, but I didn't really like the mash potatoes because it wasn't creamy enough.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010


#5-1329 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC

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This is a tiny take-out style restaurant situated where Ezogiku Noodle Cafe used to be. They serve a range of small- medium sized ramen bowls, rice bowls, and the usual sushi. I'm not sure exactly why people would come here since there are so many more proper, quality ramen restaurants in the area. I wasn't impressed by their offerings, but I was craving some takoyaki so that's what I ordered. I probably won't come here again unless I was desperate for food and all the other places are too crowded.

Takoyaki 10pcs ~$6
Your standard size/flavour of takoyaki. It didn't have the extra condiments such as seaweed flecks or bonito flakes.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Benkei Ramen Noodle Shop (弁慶 ラメン)

1741 Robson St
Vancouver, BC V6G1C9
Tel: (604) 688-6980
Fax: (604) 681-6633

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I tried this place one month after it opened in January 2008. They got our orders mixed up, the broth was SUPER OILY, and didn't have any taste besides being overly salty. The meats were super fatty and thinly sliced. Gyoza's were laughable. The only thing that was good was the barbeque pork onigiri flavoured with soy sauce. Ever since that experience, I've avoided coming back because it was so horrible .

So now, 2 years later, I've returned to see if its any good... I'll have to say its alright, but I probably won't go back again.. unless other people I'm with want to try it. I find their broth to be a bit on the overly-oily side.

Benkei Ramen Shio Tonkotsu
Shio Tonkotsu Ramen ~ $7
This is their more popular flavour, and it tastes quite smooth. On their menu, it says this flavour being good for women's skin because its got a lot of collagen (from the pork bone). The taste of this tonkotsu ramen comes second to the one from Kenzo Ramen.

Benkei Ramen Shoyu
Shoyu Ramen ~$7
The soup broth was slightly saltier than what I would like it would be. Their Chashu was good! Their bamboo shoot didn't taste as well with the noodles. The green onions tasted good in it.

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