Simba’s is an East African restaurant. The dishes we ordered were suggested by the chef and owner himself. He was the one who personally cooked and served our dish. Awesome service and great food!
Rating: 4 out 5. The food was good. Service was excelled as well. And the ambiance felt like we were really in Africa!
check them out: http://www.simbasgrill.com/index.html
Address: 1269 Hamilton Street
What we ordered:
Escargot for our appetizer
close up of the snail!
Cache Chicken cordon bleu stuffed with Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms with crispy risotto cake and grilled vegetables
White truffle infused mushroom risotto
Rating: 3 out of 5
I ordered the chicken but did not like it so much… my sister ordered the risotto and it was good! the escargot was also good but the fact that it’s a snail made me uneasy while eating it but it’s good especially with the mushrooms and the sauce.
check them out: http://cachebistro.com/
Seattle Series continued with Cheesecake Factory! delayed for months!:O
THE BEST CARAMEL MACCHIATO EVER!!!!!
I lost my pictures of the Reese’s, Dulce de Leche and White Macadamia!:( But they were all good!!!
FINALLY! I can blog again after being on hiatus for months because of busy busy school schedule! I’m just glad school is over (although summer session is starting very soon!). Anyway, for my first post, the very popular and highly acclaimed Phnom Phen restaurant located in 244 E Georgia. I ate here twice this month. The first time with family and the second time with friends. Both trips were satisfying in terms of food, service and overall experience.
I apologize again because I forgot the names of the other dishes we ordered. All I remember was the chicken wings! I really apologize. But I can check on the names again in my next visit:) Below are the pictures from my first trip!
Chicken wings: this is really really good!!!! I would not say the best because I’ve tried better ones but definitely one of their signature dishes. It tasted like pepper corn tofu.. also, the sauce didn’t really do much and it was good by itself anyway.
I forgot the name sorry! But this was kind of like Vietnam’s version of chow mein or something. I found it ok but my brother really loved it. They have other noodle/noodle soups so I might try those next time.
Lettuce Wrap! so good!
forgot the name of this dish!
Oyster cake!! (photo by: Kristel Coso)
Chicken Wings!!! (photo by: Kristel Coso)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5. The chicken wings are good but I’ve tried better! This restaurant has been quite a buzz for some time but it’s worth the try!:)
I love baking and cooking! But I do more baking because it costs less time and effort. Last weekend, I baked some cupcakes and made the icing all from scratch. The dulce de leche or “toffee syrup” - is just caramelized condensed milk which I boiled for about an hour and a half. I will upload some of my baking videos soon!:) I haven’t been able to post recently because of school but don’t worry, I will update as soon as possible!:) I would like to thank Alyanna Uy for this awesome photo!:)
Hey readers! I have not been updating because of the load of school work I have to do-_- i have not even finished my Seattle series yet! Anyway, I will update it ASAP! For now, I’m going to do a quick review of Benkei Ramen, located at 545 West Broadway, near the Cambie Canada line. My friends and I did not intend to eat here but since the restaurant we wanted was full, we just decided to go with Ramen! Not a bad choice considering it was a cold, rainy night! So, what we ordered: Shoyu Ramen with Veggie toppings, Shio Ramen and Shrimp Gyoza. Thanks to Raissa Cheu for the photos!
Shoyu Ramen with Veggie toppings: Served with bamboo-shoots, spinach and nori! the soup base lacks flavor, but i liked the toppings. overall, an “ok” ramen
Shrimp Gyoza: I’ve tried better Gyozas but ok I will be lax on this since it’s shrimp and i love shrimps and i super love gyoza. but i’ve tried better. this is “ok” as well.
Shio Ramen: my friend ordered this and she said it’s ok as well!
Overall, I’m rating this ramen place a 2.75 out of 5. It’s an “ok” place but there are better ramen places in Vancouver like Santouka and Kintaro. The service was efficient and friendly too. So, when you’re really craving for ramen and you happen to be around in the area, Benkei is the place. Although, there are lots of other great restaurants around this area too! And oh, did I mention that this is right next to Marble Slab? hahaha.
Check them out: Benkei Ramen
Happy Eating! -Llana :)
For my next Seattle Series, it’s CPK!!!!!! Oh how I’ve missed you!:> We ate here for dinner after a long and tiring day of shopping. This is again located at Westfield Mall, across a car dealer whose name I forgot. I think it’s Honda. But anyway, here are the food we ordered:
All photos are from Alyanna Uy. When the blogger is hungry, she cannot wait to dig in:P
Crispy Mac N’ Cheese: our appetizer! a twist to the classic mac and cheese! Spinach Artichoke Dip: the dip is very very good! The Original BBQ Chicken: so good!!!! I love the onions, chicken and bbq sauce! Thai Chicken: I am not sure if this was the Thai Chicken but it was ok. It’s good but I liked the first one better. Baby Clam Linguine: seafood + pasta = 101% perfect combination. enough said:) Original BBQ Chicken Chopped: yummy! very very good salad I can eat this everyday and won’t feel too guilty:P Kung Pao Spaghetti: again, so gooooood! this is my first time to try this I think because normally I would have it on rice but this is good!!:) I liked both pastas ordered. Overall, I’m rating CPK 3.95 out of 5. Food was great, service efficient but the reason why I took of a .5 (was supposed to give them a 4) is because I did not get full. HAHA. I’m kidding! Most of the dishes are hits, still the same good old CPK I remember! Will definitely come back here. Between Boston Pizza, I’d go to CPK first. And oh if you’re wondering about the bill, we were 9 so we paid $11.50 each so not bad!:)
Crispy Mac N’ Cheese: our appetizer! a twist to the classic mac and cheese!
Spinach Artichoke Dip: the dip is very very good!
The Original BBQ Chicken: so good!!!! I love the onions, chicken and bbq sauce!
Thai Chicken: I am not sure if this was the Thai Chicken but it was ok. It’s good but I liked the first one better.
Baby Clam Linguine: seafood + pasta = 101% perfect combination. enough said:)
Original BBQ Chicken Chopped: yummy! very very good salad I can eat this everyday and won’t feel too guilty:P
Kung Pao Spaghetti: again, so gooooood! this is my first time to try this I think because normally I would have it on rice but this is good!!:) I liked both pastas ordered.
Overall, I’m rating CPK 3.95 out of 5. Food was great, service efficient but the reason why I took of a .5 (was supposed to give them a 4) is because I did not get full. HAHA. I’m kidding! Most of the dishes are hits, still the same good old CPK I remember! Will definitely come back here. Between Boston Pizza, I’d go to CPK first. And oh if you’re wondering about the bill, we were 9 so we paid $11.50 each so not bad!:)
Check them out: CPK
Happy Eating, Llana
I tried this in Manila, pretty normal. I do not know about the taste here in Seattle but one of the best I’ve tried so far is Timothy’s in Steveston. But worth to try!;)
Photo by: Alyanna Uy
For my second feature, it’s Auntie Anne’s pretzels!!!!!!! The best hand-made “mall” pretzels ever!!!! I love love love their caramel dip!!!:)
All photos taken by Alyanna Uy
Hi readers!!!:) I’m on Reading Break right now so to start off the week, my friends and I went to Seattle for 2 days for a much-needed eating and shopping trip!:) To start my “Seattle Series”, I am proud to present the Philippines’ very own, Jollibee! Located at Westfield Mall in Tukwila, around 40+ minutes from Seattle Downtown by public transpo or 20+ minutes by car. I have not had Jollibee for almost 2 years so this was one of the highlights of the trip! I usually order my usual, 2-pc. burger steak and always with extra gravy but since I’m missing the classic chicken joy, I got the 1-pc. chicken joy and spaghetti. I would have gotten their pies as well (I swear, better the McDonald’s) but I needed space in my tummy so I resisted. Anyway, below are the pics from Jollibee. I also posted pictures from Red Ribbon but I did not get anything from there:)
All photos are taken by me unless otherwise stated.
1pc Chicken Joy and Jolly Spaghetti (photo credits: Alyanna Uy)
Burger Steak (photo credits: Alyanna Uy)
Red Ribbon menu
Red Ribbon cakes (photo credits: Alyanna Uy)
So I’m writing this Jollibee branch a 4.25 out of 5. I love their chicken and tmy friends said the burger steak tasted the same. But the spaghetti was a bit different. Not entirely different but only a slight one, like with the sauce, cheese and meat. Service was efficient and the restaurant was nice and clean. No long and chaotic line-ups!:) As for Red Ribbon, the cakes were pricey. I wanted to try the Brazo but they don’t sell them by slice so I did not get it. So when you’re in Seattle, don’t forget to drive down to Tukwila and try Jollibee and Red Ribbon! A taste of the Philippines!;)