What we're about

Welcome to the Vancouver Food Lovers and Bloggers Meetup Group!

Are you a foodie? Do you like food, like trying different cuisines and are always interested in other people's recommendations?

Then welcome to the Vancouver Food Bloggers Meetup. You don't have to be a blogger or writer to join, ONLY A FEW of our members maintain their own blogs or contribute to review sites such as Yelp and Urban Spoon.

JOIN US IF YOU LOVE FOOD!

Note: Group policy - new members and first timers are asked to contribute a $10 non-member fee to help pay for the cost of this group on meetup. Thank you.

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See you at our events.

Ronald Lee
http://www.ronaldleestudios.com

PS: Due to limited space for bookings, we have a two strikes and you're out policy. If you miss one event, you are given a warning. You are removed on your second no show.

Upcoming events (5+)

Western Lake 10 course Chinese Dinner

Western Lake Seafood Restaurant

Western Lake Chinese 10 course Meal I have been here many times before and the food is good with decent portions. This is a set Menu for 10 people. Please see their website for the banquet menu priced at $408.00 or please see attached photo. Due to no shows to reserve your seat please send a e-transfer deposit of $20.00 to: [masked] within 48 hours of signing up and please private message me your number. The $20.00 will be used to pay your own individual portion of your meal. Please bring cash to pay the difference. I will baking special dessert for everyone to share as well. Hope to see some familiar faces and some new ones as well :)

Crossing-the-bridge Rice Noodles with HEYNI- Not just eat Pho

Xiang Yuan Qiao Yunnan Cross Bridge Rice Noodle(RMD)

Note from Ronald: this is not my event, this group messaged me about their idea to have Chinese Mandarin tutorials over delicious Chinese food (and other) events. To RSVP for this (and please do so early), you must do so at: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Richmond-for-Chinese-Food-Culture-and-Language/events/265854725/ ---- Imagine,when you hear the words, “rice noodles”, “soup”, “meat and vegetables”, does Vietnamese pho is the only Asian food you come up with? Actually, in China, we also have hundreds of rice noodles soup you are highly recommended to try! This weekend, we are going to try Crossing-the-bridge noodles! it is a rice noodle soup from Yunnan province, China. It is one of the most well-known dishes in Yunnan cuisine. Facts about Crossing-the-bridge noodles: The dish is served with a large bowl of boiling hot broth and the soup ingredients. The soup is made by chicken, pork bone and seasoning, such as Chinese star anise and ginger. Also, using a layer of chicken fat to insulate the soup and therefore keep it warm for longer. These ingredients are separated. The soup ingredients are served on a cutting board or plate and include raw vegetables and lightly cooked meats. Common ingredients include thin slices of turkey, chunks of chicken, chicken skin, strips of bean curd sheets, chives, sprouts and rice noodles. Once added into the broth, it cooks quickly with a layer of melted chicken fat and oil glistening on top. The soup takes a few minutes to cook, and it is then spooned out into small bowls. Jim Thurman of LA Weekly writes that "with the rice noodles and fresh chicken, it's reminiscent of an extremely subtle version of Vietnamese chicken pho. Which shouldn't surprise anyone, as Yunnan shares a border with Vietnam Agenda: Part One: Time:12:00pm – 2:00pm,Sunday, Oct 27th Duration: 2.5 ~3 hr Location:Xiang Yuan Qiao Yunnan Cross Bridge Rice Noodle(RMD)[masked] Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 3L7 Fee: $35 [ lunch fee + Chinese learning tutorial] The HEYNI host group will stand in front of the door with a HEYNI logo. Part Two: During the lunch time, the host will tell the story and history of crossing bridge rice noodles, and introduce the order to cook the dishes. The host also will tell the history, geography, culture and arts about Yunnan province, which is the origins of crossing-the-bridge rice noodles. During and after the lunch time, the host will teach some basic and practical Chinese words you could use in your daily life, and she also will 1 on 1 to correct your Chinese pronunciation. The fee of Explore Richmond is $45. For appreciating your support, the first 10 events fee is $35. For guaranteeing the Chinese tutorial quality, our group is unable to be registered by 10:30 am at Oct 27th, thank you for understanding!

Crossing-the-bridge Rice Noodles with HEYNI- Not just eat Pho

Xiang Yuan Qiao Yunnan Cross Bridge Rice Noodle(RMD)

Note from Ronald: this is not my event, this group messaged me about their idea to have Chinese Mandarin tutorials over delicious Chinese food (and other) events. To RSVP for this (and please do so early), you must do so at: https://www.meetup.com/Explore-Richmond-for-Chinese-Food-Culture-and-Language/events/265854725/ ---- Imagine,when you hear the words, “rice noodles”, “soup”, “meat and vegetables”, does Vietnamese pho is the only Asian food you come up with? Actually, in China, we also have hundreds of rice noodles soup you are highly recommended to try! This weekend, we are going to try Crossing-the-bridge noodles! it is a rice noodle soup from Yunnan province, China. It is one of the most well-known dishes in Yunnan cuisine. Facts about Crossing-the-bridge noodles: The dish is served with a large bowl of boiling hot broth and the soup ingredients. The soup is made by chicken, pork bone and seasoning, such as Chinese star anise and ginger. Also, using a layer of chicken fat to insulate the soup and therefore keep it warm for longer. These ingredients are separated. The soup ingredients are served on a cutting board or plate and include raw vegetables and lightly cooked meats. Common ingredients include thin slices of turkey, chunks of chicken, chicken skin, strips of bean curd sheets, chives, sprouts and rice noodles. Once added into the broth, it cooks quickly with a layer of melted chicken fat and oil glistening on top. The soup takes a few minutes to cook, and it is then spooned out into small bowls. Jim Thurman of LA Weekly writes that "with the rice noodles and fresh chicken, it's reminiscent of an extremely subtle version of Vietnamese chicken pho. Which shouldn't surprise anyone, as Yunnan shares a border with Vietnam Agenda: Part One: Time:12:00pm – 2:00pm,Sunday, Oct 27th Duration: 2.5 ~3 hr Location:Xiang Yuan Qiao Yunnan Cross Bridge Rice Noodle(RMD)[masked] Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 3L7 Fee: $35 [ lunch fee + Chinese learning tutorial] The HEYNI host group will stand in front of the door with a HEYNI logo. Part Two: During the lunch time, the host will tell the story and history of crossing bridge rice noodles, and introduce the order to cook the dishes. The host also will tell the history, geography, culture and arts about Yunnan province, which is the origins of crossing-the-bridge rice noodles. During and after the lunch time, the host will teach some basic and practical Chinese words you could use in your daily life, and she also will 1 on 1 to correct your Chinese pronunciation. The fee of Explore Richmond is $45. For appreciating your support, the first 10 events fee is $35. For guaranteeing the Chinese tutorial quality, our group is unable to be registered by 10:30 am at Oct 27th, thank you for understanding!

Hallowe'en Costume Crawl with Thierry and Maybe Guu Garden

On Thursday, Oct. 31st, I'm dressing up for work anyway, so why not go for a walk to see if other people are dressed up downtown. Keep in mind that there will be more costumes on the Saturday night beforehand as that's when the clubs have their parties. This will be more of a relaxed stroll as a chance to wear our costumes. Trick or treating for adults. Costumes are mandatory for our walk. Let's meet in Thierry (on Alberni St.) to have coffee/tea, pastries, or a drink (they are licensed) to start. Then we can walk east on Robson St. to Granville St. If anyone is still up for it, we can have a late dinner or large snack at the Guu Garden (Nelson at Hornby). I plan on wearing a blue cloak, but look for posts in the comment section if you can't find us in Thierry. Be sure to post a profile pic to help us find each other. It can be quite busy in this dessert shop, so if you are first to arrive, please try to grab a table. This walk is for those comfortable with walking roughly 1.2 km if we do the whole route from Thierry to Guu Garden. Check this page and the comments before you head out. I'll cancel for really heavy rain or not enough people signing up. We won't wait for latecomers, or try to meet up with them later, so please be on time. If you can't come or are running late, update your RSVP or you can communicate in the comments section. No shows will need to be removed from the group.

Past events (545)

Eat and Drink - DIM SUM with HEYNI Chinese

Hong Mao Seafood Restaurant

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