Yvonne Paczek is the wife with a passion for cooking and her husband Robert Hubicki is the supportive husband with the persistence to make things perfect. Together they own and operate Old Country Pierogi, Vancouver’s only Polish food truck.
The chef and his wife used to host underground supper clubs so this is their first restaurant. Underground supper clubs are much different than a restaurant in terms of operation and customer expectations, so I felt like the transition was still being made.
It was my last Alaskan King Crab meal of the season so I decided to have it at Kalok. It’s not a bad place, but it’s just very average. Many of the dishes I’ve had better elsewhere and it just seemed like a homestyle approach to Chinese cooking, but not in that “authentic” way.
I’ve come here on numerous occasions, and it’s not my favourite sushi restaurant, but it’s bang for your buck sushi and it does the job if you’re in the area… especially after a hard day’s worth of shopping at Metrotown mall across the street.
Sweet Revenge Patisserie is one of Vancouver’s few dessert only restaurants. I was charmed by the quaintness of the room, but the home made aspect of the desserts didn’t translate nearly as much as the ambiance suggested.
I think I’m going to get a lot of hate for this because I know it’s a neighbourhood favourite and beloved Thai restaurant, but the quality of the dishes I tried were just not up to par and very average at the most.
With 90%+ on Urbanspoon and 80+ votes I was hoping I would find a hidden gem and neighbourhood favourite. I like to think they tried, but the menu was way too big and there were a lot of shoutcuts.