Category Archives: BBQ

Street Eats – Yufuin, Japan

After eating B-Speak‘s roll cake in the car, we walked around this charming hot spring town.  Apart from onsens, there’s also art galleries, cafes, boutiques, mountains and lake.

Lake Kinrinko

We also ate our way through town…

Snoopy Cafe… so kawaii!

green tea mochi… super soft…

Wagyu beef BBQ skewers… 500 yen only! Unfortunately, this was really tough.. not Wagyu.. ripoff

We passed by this bakery, Milch, and stopped because of the fragrant smell of cheese.

cheescake (cold and hot)…. both versions were delicious and so rich.. but the hot version was so amazing cause it was piping hot!

caramel milk custard… creamy, rich and so smooth! I love the little container it came in so much that I kept two of it!

FAIM? OUI OUI!!

Street eats @ Yufuin, Japan

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Animal Kingdom @ Disney World

The upcoming posts are about DISNEY WORLD!!!!  We actually went to Florida before DC and NYC… but I’ve just come around to blogging about it now.

I went to Disney World years ago when I was 7 and 11.. and now as an adult, I  still had a blast!

We bought a 4 day pass and the first park we went to was Animal Kingdom.

For lunch, we ate at Flame Tree Barbecue, which many forums/parents blogs/Disney fanatics rate as one of the best option for counter-service lunch.

the most famous item is the  1/2 Slab of St. Louis Ribsit doesn’t look too appetizing.. but the meat was extremely tender and the sauce was flavourful..

chicken and ribs combo….

Disney doesn’t advertise this.. but you can order any dish without the sides and can save a couple dollars! Sweet! Cause my family doesn’t like beans and coleslaw….

Also, you can ask for free water (hot/iced) at any counter-service restaurants!

FAIM? OUI OUI!!!!

Flame Tree Barbecue

Animal Kingdom @ Disney World

Per Kg buffet – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

One really great dining option that is everywhere in Rio is per kg buffet.  You can pick whatever you want at the buffet and is charged per kg… this is perfect for small eaters like me!

We chose Grill Inn because it also is has a churrascaira station.  Brazil is famous for  meat cooked in Churrasco style.. aka BBQ.  The meat is barbecued in a big skewer and you can request for cuts in any thickness.

Apart from the BBQ meats, there are also other hot dishes, pastas and salads.  There’s also sushi, but the price per kg is more expensive. The average price is R$ 3.50 – R$4.00 per 100 grams ($1.5 CAD).

We liked putting our receipts in order of price… and each time, the biggest eater turned out to be a surprise! But I’m always the 2nd lightest eater!

We ended up having 3 buffet meals cause we really like the variety of the food offered and how economical it was.  They should have more of these per kg buffets in North America and Asia because people waste less food if they have to pay by weight.

FAIM? OUI OUI!!!

Grill Inn Churrascaria

Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana | 1182 lj B – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-012,Brazil

+55 (0) 21 2247 3993
Castelo Gourmet
R. do Carmo, 38 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro, 20011-020, Brasil ‎

 +55 21 2517-3586 ‎
Restaurante Temperarte
Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana – 1250, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 +55 21 2267-1149

Street food @ Ollantaytambo, Peru

Before going on the trip, I wasn’t gonna eat any street food.. but then, we passed by this BBQ stand in Ollantaytambo…

It’s grilled.. so this should be safe!  We ordered 2 each of beef and chicken..

extremely oily and tough to chew…. and the meat + potatoes were just lukewarm….. it hasn’t been grilled for long enough!

faim? non non..

Street food @ Ollantaytambo, Peru

Tomahawk Restaurant – Vancouver

After a grueling hike up and down the Chief at Squamish.. we decided to hold onto our hunger and come back out to the city of lunch.  Why? because of Tomahawk!  Tomahawk appeared on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

The restaurant has a native-american theme.. it even has a totem pole outside!  I snapped this photo before rudely being told that I can’t take photos inside.. what?????

Salisbury steak (organic ground Certified Angus Beef flavoured with our signature blend of herbs and spices, and topped with sliced sautéed mushrooms in a rich beef gravy. Served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables…….it was ok..the steak was tough.. kind of expensive for a diner @ $16

Steak and mushroom pie (certified Angus Beef steak pieces and sautéed mushrooms together in a thick, tasty, beef gravy and surrounded by a flaky pastry shell. Served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables)… the pie was flakey but the steak was kind of tough again…

Tomahawk style beef dip (slow-roasted organic Baron of Beef, shaved on a toasted French baguette. Served with our homemade zesty au jus)… pretty good… I kept dipping the sandwich into the sauce!

Yorkshire pudding.. apparently they showed how to make this on the show.. but this could be more fluffier…

good but not amazing… overhyped..

FAIM? OUI OUI!!

Tomahawk Restaurant

1550 Philip Ave  North Vancouver, BC V7P 2V8
(604) 988-2612

Blue Smoke Bar-B-Que – Hong Kong

My friend has the AsiaXpat card and for Super Mondays, there’s a 2-for-1 entrée deal at Blue Smoke!

Blue Smoke is Hong Kong’s first Southern restaurant and it reminds me of Vancouver’s Memphis Blues BBQ Restaurant.. with the laid-back atmosphere and delicious, finger-licking ribs.

1/2 slab of USDA baby back ribs (finished on the grill and slathered with Blue Smoke Bar-B-Que sauce).. yummy! The meat was so tender and was falling off the bone.

My friend ordered the pull pork bbq sandwich

We also had the fried chicken to share... so juicy and tender!!!

Smokehouse wings (all wings are cold smoked before deep fried): spicy and honey bbq…..

FAIM? OUI OUI!!!

Blue Smoke Bar-B-Que

3/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central

Tel: (852) 2816 9018

Chung King BBQ Restaurant 重慶燒燒烤專門店 – Hong Kong

My foodie aunt wanted to take me to try this famous street stall/dai pai dong for rice rolls but when we got there, it was still closed because of Chinese New Year.  So instead, we went to Chung King BBQ Restaurant… apparently, this restaurant started the bbq skewer restaurant fad…

grilled egg plant and grilled prawn

1st row: grilled veggie, grilled ox tongue, scallops in sake 2nd row:  grilled bacon wrapped tomato, grilled chicken cartilage, grilled chicken wings 3rd row: grilled eel, grilled onion, grilled pineapple

notable dishes: grilled prawns, grilled eggplant, grilled veggie, grilled eel, grilled onion, and grilled pineapple!

I love frozen pineapple but grilling it is better because all the water from the pineapple is evaporated, making it really sweet!

the grilled ox -tongue’s texture wasn’t that good cause it wasn’t “bouncy enough”…

It was slightly expensive for a bbq place.. it came to around $410+… but nevertheless, the food was really good and I was stuffed!   Thanks Aunt L!!

FAIM? OUI OUI!!

Chung King BBQ Restaurant   重慶燒燒烤專門店

20 Man Ying Street, Jordan, Hong Kong