Posts Tagged ‘meatloaf’

Having done Dine Out Vancouver for so many years now, frankly I’m feeling burnout. To me, a lot of the menus are not very inspiring; or I question the value for the money. So this year, I set out to try to discover gems that don’t require you to pay $40 yet still feel hungry afterwards.

I was invited to bring a guest (guess whom I brought?) to sample the Dine Out menu of a Donnelly Group restaurant of my choice, including wine pairings. They are all $20 menus. After perusing them, I decided on the Granville Room. Why? I will get to that in a moment.


There are two choices for appetizer. Naturally, we ordered one of each. The Coconut Fried Prawns were nice and crunchy. Mr. (ding-ding!) thought the coating was too thick to taste the prawns but I thought it’s okay. The prawns had good texture, a bit bouncy and not mushy. What’s intriguing is the dipping sauce. It’s a coconut hoisin sauce. When it said hoisin I expected the sauce to be darker in colour, but it’s just a tinted creamy white colour. It had a lot of coconut flavour but it’s not too sweet thanks to the subtle use of hoisin sauce. The prawns themselves did not have any coconut; it’s all in the sauce.

Wine pairing: Desert Hills Viognier – The fried prawns actually mellowed out the acidity in the viognier.

Coconut Fried Prawns

Beef Rib Empanada was also a hand-held appy. There were two pieces on the plate, served with a mole sauce. The sauce was rich, thick, and had some smokey flavour that didn’t overpower everything. (more…)


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For weeks I have been wanting to eat at this truck. I want to go on a Monday to try its Monday’s special. I’ve even got it on my food truck list with KB and AM, but for some reason it just never worked out. Finally one Monday I decided I’ve waited long enough and just went on my own.

Oh where, you ask? It’s the popular Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck.

Mom's Grilled Cheese Truck

Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck


If you look away from the daily specials, Mom’s Grilled Cheese is all about making your own grilled cheese sandwich. You pick your own bread, your own cheese, even some deluxe add-ons. What caught my eye was Monday’s special — Mom’s Meatloaf. The thought of a slice of meatloaf sandwiched in a grilled cheese is just so fattening yet delicious!

I waited for about 15-20 minutes for my sandwich and it was nice and hot when it got to my hands. It’s a fairly big sandwich with Hardbite chips at the bottom and a few pieces of pickle on the side. Immediately I saw the hearty slice of meatloaf in the middle along with melted mozzarella cheese oozing out.

Mom’s Meatloaf Grilled Cheese

Mom’s Meatloaf Grilled Cheese – A hearty slice of homemade meatloaf surrounded by melted mozzarella and marinara sauce on crusty French bread.

OMG it was really good. (more…)

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