Tai One by Bubble World
I had an appointment with my financial advisor yesterday and we ended up talking about FOOD (and my not so promising job prospects) for 2 hours.
"So what are you studying?"
"You know that Sociology is nothing....right?"
"Thanks for reminding me."
"Well, do you have a job? You're not 15 anymore."
"Not reallyy. I have a blog though."
"What kind of blog?"
"A food blog! I review restaurants and stuff."
"Ah, so you're a foodie!! What are your stats? How many followers do you have? "
"I don't know... how do you keep track of followers on a blog?"
He basically tried to convince me to start using my blog to make money. Harhar NICE TRY DUNCAN. Not going to happen ;) I don't blog for money, I blog for the LOVE OF FOOD!!
Duncan was raving about a sashimi salad he had near Killarney and really recommended that I try it out. He described it as some "chinese run ramen place" on Victoria Drive, and Aji Kura immediately crossed my mind.
I showed him this picture by Darren: https://www.zomato.com/photos/pv-res-16628243-u_NDYwNTQ2MzU0MT
and he was like "That's it!!" He was raving about how the salad was loaded with sashimi - and it only cost him $8!!
Back to Tai One -->
On one of my lunch breaks, I went to Tai One on West 4th for lunch (I was craving Taiwanese food and didn't want to make a repeat visit to Strike.) I took 14 Powell and the trip alone took almost 30 mins... I ended up being late to my second class!
I actually like this place a lot better than Bubble World!! Their menu is a lot more diverse and the portions are a lot larger. And like always, I asked for 2 bowls of rice hehe. Yay for getting full on $10!!
I remember this location use to be an AYCE sushi place ~ I vividly recall coming here for AYCE with my parents 3 years ago. We drove all the way from Burnaby after seeing their advertisement in a chinese newspaper. I remember really liking it (I actually wanted to go back the next day!!) Obviously my palette wasn't very refined back then ;)
Hakka Stir Fry Lunch Combo
I was super excited when I saw this on the menu, because I love Hakka stir fry!! This was actually a really good version! It was full of flavour and quite spicy!! There was a generous amount of beancurd, along with some chives, pork and squid. This was a pretty large portion!
Boneless Three Cup Chicken Lunch Combo
Yay for boneless versions of three cup chicken! Unfortunately not a lot of places make boneless versions! This was quite good as well, the three cup flavour was strong with predictable hits of ginger and basil. The chicken was reasonably tender and juicy!
My 2 cups of rice!! The rice was okay, it was a bit dry on the first visit!!
SEWW CUTE!!! It even had fake pearls inside!!