Banana Leaf on Robson

January 22, 2015

April 27th, 2013. Banana Leaf Robson

banana leaf robson

banana leaf robson

So I felt like a bright lunch would be a great way to go so I had planned for us to go to the new Banana Leaf that just opened up on Robson.

I ordered the appetizer platter as my lunch and I was pretty pleased! I love love love options and this dish came with the Papaya and Pineapple Salad, Chicken Satay, Spring Rolls, Roti Canai and Calamari.

banana leaf robson

banana leaf robson

Finger food, check. Sauces, check. Flavor, check! The roti canai was stretchy but with a crispy crust, the calamari was a tad dry, but acceptable with a salty and crumbly crispy coating, the spring rolls were deep fried goodness and while the satay could have been punchier with the flavor, it was still not bad! As for the salad, the dressing was bright, sweet, acidic, and overall was fresh!

banana leaf robson

banana leaf robson

 

 

Robert, on the other hand, was very disappointed with his curry dish. Being well traveled and also being from LA he’d know!  He said it was bland and forgettable and he even left a scathing comment card! Yikes!

April 27th, 2013. Spring Break In The City!

the betty (the burrard hotel)

the betty (the burrard hotel)

 

 

 

 

Good morning, Vancouver! It’s spring break!  It’s a typically rainy day, but that’s not going to stop us from making the most of it!

the betty (the burrard hotel)

the betty (the burrard hotel)

 

 

 




Another reason why I love The Burrard Hotel is that it has this incredibly sweet café attached to the lobby that has Blenz coffee and tea, very delicious looking baked goods and treats and is licensed for wine! The white and wood interior and teal and yellow accents make it that much more chic 😀

the betty (the burrard hotel)

the betty (the burrard hotel)

 

 

 

 

In keeping with the rest of the hotel even the café offers cheeky little sayings and touches 😉  What’s not to love!  Makes starting the morning even more fun!

 

 

 

*Update (Jan. 22nd, 2015): The Betty has been re-vamped and is now The Container.

 November 18th, 2011. Leaving For Vietnam~!!!
yvr plaza premium lounge

yvr plaza premium lounge

 

 

So I was chosen to go on a business trip to Vietnam as a media rep from our company with a group of Travel Agency owners and the director of Korean Air here in Vancouver. It’s a pretty tall order, but I’m excited about getting the opportunity to network while touring across an exotic country!

yvr plaza premium lounge

yvr plaza premium lounge

 

 

I was feeling pretty sick last night (even nauseous) with the stress of the pressure, but today I’m feeling good and ready to take on this trip!

You know what the best thing about traveling with the Vancouver Korean Air Director is? That we get to hang out in the VIP lounges at the airports and fly business class ;)   Ballin~~~!!

yvr plaza premium lounge

yvr plaza premium lounge

 

 

Well, I hadn’t had any breakfast or lunch, yet….Chicken Noodle Soup and a couple Cream Puffs in the YVR lounge.  Not premium at ALL  :P