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Yifang Fruit Tea

Location: 2-1725 Robson St, Vancouver, BC

I knew nothing about Yifang Fruit Tea besides that a lot of people went to try it during it's grand opening. I was in the area so I figured I give it a go. 

First impression, the menu on the wall is only in Chinese. For myself, who doesn't know how to read Chinese, I had the impression that I would have to do some pointing to people's drinks or ask what their favourite drink was. My worries subsided when I saw a menu on the counter that had English on it. 

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We ordered the original Yifang Fruit Tea and their pearl milk tea. We wanted to order the black pearl latte but they only have it twice a day and was immediately sold out when we got there. 

What's in the Yifang Fruit tea? Because there wasn't much description in the menu, I can tell you that there was oranges, apples, maybe pears, and some sort of slimy seed. Was it good? Yeah! it was refreshing, I ordered it half sweet and 30% ice and it was plenty of sweetness. As for the pearl milk tea, it was also very good. The pearls they use are a little smaller which is nice. 

Rating: 4/5 

Yifang Fruit Tea Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Score on Davie

Location: 1262 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC

140 characters summary:  I only know of the Score on Davie based on their Caesars. Great atmosphere but fell short to deliver on the Caesar hype. 

The Score on Davie is known for its outrageous caesar creations and I finally had a chance to try it.

The first impression as I walked in, plenty of seating, tons of TVs, looks like a pretty friendly bar. Service was pretty good, tons of attention and check-ins with water refills. I had a pretty long chat with my friend and they didn't rush us at all. 

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The most outrageous Caesar I saw on the menu was the $60 one. So I decided on the $12 1 oz Weezer Caesar which consisted of 2 mini hot dogs and onion rings. The food portion of it was ok and the drink wasn't anything spectacular but was still enjoyable. Paola ordered stuff on toast and it looked pretty fancy. 

Highlights: Fun looking caesars, prices are alright, tons of TVs and SPORTS. Washrooms.

Lowlights: Big puddle of water on our table from maybe a leaky roof? The food portion was average but that may be my selection. 

Rating: 3.5/5

Score On Davie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Kingyo Izakaya

Location: 871 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC

Meal:  Deep fried calamari, deep fried chicken karagae, and New generation ginger ale.

Service:  Table service, it was later in the evening so it wasn't super loud like most Izakayas. No water refills though. 

Atmosphere: It's really nice inside, a mix of tables and bars seating.4

Bottom line: I was craving crispy meats so I knew that Japanese cuisine can satisfy my cravings. I haven't been to Kingyo but I've been to Suika (owned by the same group). I have to say, both dishes were really good. The new generation ginger ale reminded me of a virgin mojito but ginger. I'd definitely come back to try their pressed sushi next time.

Out the door price: Under $30 with tip

Repeat: Yes

Final Rating: 4/5

Service:  Table service, it was later in the evening so it wasn't super loud like most Izakayas. No water refills though. 

Atmosphere: It's really nice inside, a mix of tables and bars seating.4

Bottom line: I was craving crispy meats so I knew that Japanese cuisine can satisfy my cravings. I haven't been to Kingyo but I've been to Suika (owned by the same group). I have to say, both dishes were really good. The new generation ginger ale reminded me of a virgin mojito but ginger. I'd definitely come back to try their pressed sushi next time.

Out the door price: Under $30 with tip

Repeat: Yes

Final Rating: 4/5

Kingyo Izakaya Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Service:  Table service, it was later in the evening so it wasn't super loud like most Izakayas. No water refills though. 

Atmosphere: It's really nice inside, a mix of tables and bars seating.4

Bottom line: I was craving crispy meats so I knew that Japanese cuisine can satisfy my cravings. I haven't been to Kingyo but I've been to Suika (owned by the same group). I have to say, both dishes were really good. The new generation ginger ale reminded me of a virgin mojito but ginger. I'd definitely come back to try their pressed sushi next time.

Out the door price: Under $30 with tip

Repeat: Yes

Final Rating: 4/5