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Eating out in RC: Canffle

BY EMILY TAM

3581 Kingsway 
604-255-8508 
www.canffle.com/

Croffle club sandwich, salmon benny and latte
Croffle club sandwich, salmon benny and latte from Canffle. Photo by Emily Tam

Canffle opened their doors just over a year ago, in August 2021. They offer croffles (croissant waffles) and have become my favourite brunch spot in RC. Though I’d prefer to eat my croffles fresh, they are also available for delivery on UberEats and SkipTheDishes. 

Canffle’s croffles are offered both savoury and sweet, but I have only tried the savoury ones so far. One day I will go back to check out their sweet croffles as an afternoon snack since they close at around 3 to 4 pm daily.

My go-to order is the croffle club sandwich, which comes with poached chicken breast, pea meal bacon, red onion, tomato and egg inside the croffle. It comes with two croffle sandwiches in one order, so I strongly recommend bringing a full stomach or to share this entree with a friend.

I have also tried their salmon benny, which comes with your choice of waffle: Brussels, croffle or mochi. I prefer to stick with the club sandwich or opt for the bacon benny because the pea meal bacon is really good. As for drinks, I’ve only had their latte as it’s simple with milk and you can’t go wrong with a classic. 

This successful small business captivated their market through these unique croffles – bite-sized insatiable goodness. The light, airy, flakiness of a croissant combined with the crunch of a perfectly crispy waffle, further paired with a choice of your sweet or savoury comfort food.

Check out Canffle on Kingsway and let me know which croffle to try next! 

Emily_Tam_@hungrygirl_emily
Find more of Emily Tam’s food reviews on her Instagram age, @hungrygirl_emily.

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Eating Out in RC: Miss Siam food truck

BY JULIE CHENG

Broadway Tech Centre (Renfrew and Hebb)
Usually Mondays and Wednesdays
11 am to 2 pm
Check location and time at misssiam.ca or @streetfoodapp
facebook.com/MissSiamFood/

The Miss Siam food truck brings Thai street food to the Broadway Tech Centre (near the Renfrew SkyTrain station) usually on Mondays and Wednesdays. Photos by Julie Cheng
The Miss Siam food truck brings Thai street food to the Broadway Tech Centre (kitty corner to the Renfrew SkyTrain station) usually on Mondays and Wednesdays. Photos by Julie Cheng

“No mango salad today,” said Lek. “The mangoes are too ripe.”

Seeing my pained expression, she told me that she’ll make papaya salad instead next week, as customers have been asking for it.

I’ve been hooked on Miss Siam’s fresh green mango salad ever since I saw a line-up in front of the food truck one day while walking to a nearby appointment. Because of my high cholesterol, I eat more salads, and this one is a refreshing change from the usual lettuce ones I make. I also suspect, like green papaya, that green mango is full of enzymes that help digestion.

Miss Siam’s pad Thai and green mango salad give you healthy servings of vegetables.
Miss Siam’s pad Thai and green mango salad give you healthy servings of vegetables.

Lek, the friendly chef-owner, recalls growing up in the countryside in southern Thailand always eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Hence the mango and papaya salads as well as dishes chock full of vegetables.

It seems many of Lek’s customers work at the Broadway Tech Centre and know her by name. I mentioned to one customer, “The green curry is so delicious.” He replied, “The red one is even better.”

Red curry pineapple with chicken has a smooth curry flavour with a delightful tang from the pineapple.
Red curry pineapple with chicken has a smooth curry flavour with a delightful tang from the pineapple.

I’ve now tried both the green and red curries, and I can’t decide which one is better – both are amazing – as is the pad Thai. For these dishes, you can choose your own protein such as chicken, prawns or tofu.

Another customer recommended the chicken basil stirfry, made with ground chicken. “It’s very good,” she said, adding, “I’m addicted to it, actually.” Her friend agreed.

The walk down and up the hill to Miss Siam is well worth the effort and makes a welcome break from the home office.

On a recent Friday, I also noticed the Thai Box on Truck at the same location and made a mental note to check this out.

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Eating Out in RC: Yummy Slice Pizza

BY EMILY TAM

Yummy Slice Pizza
#2 – 2889 Grandview and Renfrew 
604-564-6123
yummyslice.ca

Any eight XL slices from the warmer – BBQ chicken bacon, pesto chicken, cheese, yummy meat, Italian, the Canadian, pepperoni and veggie lovers. Photos by Emily Tam
Any eight XL slices from the warmer – BBQ chicken bacon, pesto chicken, cheese, yummy meat, Italian, the Canadian, pepperoni and veggie lovers. Photos by Emily Tam

Yummy Slice Pizza has been open in Renfrew-Collingwood for one year now, as of June 1, 2022. They have seven locations across Vancouver and Richmond that were previously named Fresh Slice, but they rebranded all these locations overnight.

This joint is available on UberEats, SkipTheDishes and DoorDash, and they also have their own delivery vehicle. I would highly recommend picking up or calling the store directly for delivery to ensure that all proceeds go to directly our local Yummy Slice Pizza. 

I had the opportunity to try their delicious pizza last month when they invited me to promote their one-year anniversary deal. As a celebration, all their locations offered any eight extra-large slices for only $11.99.

It was the perfect occasion for me to try new pizza flavours since I am the type to always get the Hawaiian (I still ordered a few slices of their Hawaiian and it was definitely my favourite).

Eating Out in RC: Yummy Slice Pizza Hawaiian
The Hawaiian is sure to be a favourite.

Though their celebration is over, I would support this local business by grabbing a quick bite while satisfying all our pizza cravings. With so many businesses popping up in RC, it’s the perfect place to grab an inexpensive team lunch.

Other than Hawaiian pizza, I also enjoyed the Pesto Chicken and Yummy Meat pizzas. My foodie adventures have led me to enjoying pesto in all my dishes, which I previously never ordered. 

Emily_Tam_@hungrygirl_emily
Emily Tam has been a resident of Renfrew-Collingwood since she was a child. Find more of Emily Tam’s food reviews on her Instagram age, @hungrygirl_emily.

The next time I have a family gathering, I will definitely order from Yummy Slice so we can all try a variety of new pizza flavours! From my experience, it’s always fun to do a blind taste test – just make sure no one has allergies before doing this.