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Resto Rants Volume 9: Miura Waffle Milk Bar

Sando me? Sando YOU!

Miura Waffle Milk Bar

Miura interior

Miura interior

Their blurb: We offer fresh, made-to-order savory and sweet waffle sandos with flavoured yoggy milks and milkshakes for drinks. If you are an adventurous foodie just like us, you will enjoy our signature savoury waffle sandos like Hoisin Sausage”, or “Wasabi Salmon”. We use fresh ingredients for all items in the menu and make almost everything in the house. ”

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miura cutlery Address:  2521 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E5
Phone: (604) 687-2909
10am to 10pm every day except closed at 9pm on Sunday.
Booths? Single long bench seat along one wall.
When I dined: weekday lunch
Noisy? No. They played a top 40 radio station but not too loudly.
Lives up to its name? Yes you will be barred from milking the waffles.
Candies with your bill? No.

I enjoy sweet waffles. I enjoy chicken regularly. The idea of savory waffle doesn’t appeal to me, and I feel the same way about chicken & waffles as I do about chicken on pizza – it’s weird and not for me. That said, I am always open to trying new things and this venue is definitely one of a kind in Vancouver.

So in this place they make sandwiches where the bread is a waffle. They call them “sandos.” Weird, right? I have been in this establishment three times as of this writing and tried something new each time. I’ve had the bananarama, the BLT and most recently the hoisin. Of the three I actually liked the hoisin best – it was like a Vietnamese sub with a waffle. I think they forgot to put the pork sausage on my sando but I actually didn’t care – it was quite good the way it came.

They also have milkshakes and yogurt drinks, with the option of adding booze! Recently (to my knowledge) they added the option of adding pearls and coconut jelly to the drinks. As a bubble tea connoisseur I was very excited about this. I kind of love this place and will be coming back to try more stuff off the menu.

Service was friendly enough and fairly prompt.

Ok so there's a two syllable word 'sandwich' which had two more syllables added in Japanese, and you shortened it back into a different two syllable word. Good for you!

Ok so there’s a two syllable word ‘sandwich’ which had two more syllables added in Japanese, and you shortened it back into a different two syllable word. Good for you!

Biggest Rave: The chocolate wasabi milkshake is amazing. Make it a bubble tea and you’ve stolen my heart forever!

Biggest Rant: Sign says “NO PUBLIC WASHROOM” but there is a washroom, and I used it. It was awkward to get into and when I turned on the light it strobed so intensely I actually had to close my eyes while I peed. It was like a very tiny rave without the other good stuff.

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Toren’s Resto Rants Volume 8: New Spicy Chili

From the restaurant reviewer who can’t handle spicy food comes…

New Spicy Chili interior

New Spicy Chili interior

New Spicy Chili Restaurant

Their blurb: No website. No blurb. No fun.

No Online Menu Available

Address: 4200 No 3 Rd #160, Richmond, BC V6X 2C2
Phone: (604) 273-3388
Open 11:30am to 9:30pm except Fri, Sat, Sun open until 10pm.
Booths? No
Noisy? Nope. Not even any music.
Candies with your bill? Negative.
When I dined: Sunday afternoon.

What a facade!

What a facade!

Do you like menus that have giant photos of the food? Photos that are so big you can only fit 3 to 5 items on a page? This might be the restaurant for you!

My date chose this restaurant because we were in Richmond and she was craving dandan noodles. Almost everything in the menu had at least one little chili icon beside it, sometimes up to 3 of them. Since I can’t handle capsaicin spice, it was a challenge to find something that wasn’t scary to me. I also wanted to order a dish that was under $16 (all of the items on the menu had little stickers for prices – they had obviously altered the original menu prices). Also, some items on the menu had prices only in Chinese, which I cannot read. The food seemed overly expensive but I managed to find a noodle dish for about ten bucks that had no chili icon and I verbally confirmed with the server was not spicy.

We did not wait long for our food, and it was actually quite tasty. My co-eater (a term of endearment) also enjoyed her spicy noodles. I had very low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. If I enjoyed spicy food I think I would have had a better experience.

As expected, there are no smiles or pleasantness in the service here. Also the server’s phone was constantly going off in her pocket. I read a review on another site that the server chased down someone trying to leave because they didn’t leave a big enough tip. I guess that’s one way to run a successful business?

I did appreciate the dearth of disposable chopsticks. Hooray future of planet Earth!

Biggest Rave: At no time during our dining experience were was there more than three tables occupied. Apart from the obnoxious phone ringer in the server’s pocket it was very peaceful.

Biggest Rant: This place is cash only, unless your bill is $60 or more. Which, if you order more than three items is likely. Since most of my friends don’t carry cash, this is a huge drawback. Might return to try some other dish. Maybe. Probably not.

Fun stuffed chilis hanging in the corner.

Fun stuffed chilis hanging in the corner.

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