After hearing much rave about this place, and seeing as how they have chicken and waffles (!!), this was the perfect place for us to dine for lunch. The interior was absolutely gorgeous. It was very retro - very 50’s diner feel. Even the staff made the atmosphere and ambiance pop up that much more. Speaking of which, the staff were VERY friendly, even when they seemed short staffed, they kept their cool and still asked us how we were doing and maintained their manners. Kudos.
Chicken and Waffles - $13.95 (4/7)
Okay, this is literally just chicken and waffles. Chicken with waffles. Waffles with chicken? What’s so good about this dish?!?! Someone please enlighten us. Are you supposed to eat this together or separately!? Anyway, aside from that, the waffle was just meh. Would’ve been better if there were more syrup, though. Or if they gave a thing of syrup on the side. However, the waitress did ask if we wanted more syrup. The chicken was dry but there was only ONE bone throughout. Amazing. The skin was crispy, but not to Church’s Chicken/KFC level. The jalapeno-lime butter was interesting. Different and interesting. Overall, we probably wouldn’t get this dish again. Would we try elsewhere? Maybe.
We’re on an adventure to try out all of Vancouver’s finest waffle-making establishments. Sadly, we have yet to try the infamous chicken and waffles combination, so if you have any suggestions, please throw them our way!
Hoisin - $6.99 (7/7)
If you ever have difficulty deciding on what to get because their menu has one too many options, please do yourselves a favour and get this one. Their signature waffle sandwich might be their Bulgogi, but this one is hands down just as good, if not better. Fans of Vietnamese subs will absolutely fall in love with this waffle sandwich. It tastes IDENTICAL to a one, except in place of a freshly baked sub, you get an amazingly fresh and fluffy waffle. The flavours and each ingredient perfectly complement each other and is no doubt the best thing invented.
Bulgogi - $8.49 (5.75/7)
Their signature. This one doesn’t quite taste like authentic bulgogi. Close, but no cigar. The kimchi is quite prominent but does not give off that offensive smell/taste. This combination of ingredients in a waffle is definitely unique. Probably needs more beef though.
BEC - $6.99 (6/7)
Craving for some breakfast but don’t have time to sit down and properly dig through it with your fork and knife? Your solution would be the BEC. It has all your usuals - crispy and crispy bacon, fluffy egg, infused and glued perfectly together with that cheese. And oh, is it ever cheesy and stringy! The smokiness of the bacon paired with the creamy, light, airy egg is pure brilliance. Try eating this without having cheese smeared around your mouth. We dare you.
After having gone there a few years back to try their infamous Porchetta sandwich, and to see for ourselves what the hype was all about, we were thoroughly disappointed and just thought it was overhyped. Since we’re Chinese, pork is nothing special to us. Pork in a sandwich? Pffft. Having said that, we admittedly had high expectations for this place, which may or may not have hindered our thoughts on the oh-so-great Porchetta sandwich.
This time, we went to their other location on Pender Street and tried their daily special.
Bang Bang Turkey- $9 (3.5/7)
We can’t quite remember what’s in this sandwich, but there’s turkey, of course, some peanut sauce, some spicy sauce, and a bunch of random veggies as pictured above. This is definitely NOT date food. The mixture of sauces starts dripping onto your plate, and probably generously slathers around your mouth. The taste of the sandwich itself was eh. The peanut sauce didn’t mix with the other ingredients. It’s as if they needed to put sauce in this sandwich but didn’t know what, so they just blindly used peanut sauce. Overall, we’d probably go with the Porchetta next time. ….If there’s a next time.
$8/9 for JUST a sandwich is extremely pricey, especially since the sandwich is probably just a 6”.
Salad! With Noodles! That’s a first. Good for people who are craving salads but want more because salad’s aren’t usually filling. Bad for people who are trying to avoid the carbs. The sirloin was absolutely delicious, the avocado gave this salad a nice touch, and there needs to be more lotus root chips.
Had this been our first time at this establishment, our first impression would probably be to pass for the future. However, this wasn’t our first time. We will definitely be going back as they don’t serve the typical burgers/pasta dishes. We’ll just get something else other than this dish.
Another froyo joint where you self-serve the flavours you want, add on the toppings, mix and match more flavours, weigh your concoction, and pay probably a little too much.
That’s what we first thought about Menchie’s. But they’re different. They offer a wide range of flavours and toppings. Probably the biggest selection against their competitors. With that reason, Menchie’s is our favourite froyo place.
We really shouldn’t be allowed here because we don’t look at how much it costs per however many grams or however they weigh this by. The one thing that Menchie’s differs from froyo places is that they freely let you sample. Just grab a sample cup and try to your tastebud’s content.
Pictured is green tea, key lime (absolutely refreshing), birthday cake (addicting), vanilla, yogurt chips, brownie, mochi, and crushed peanut butter cups.