After dinner in Miku, we decided to go somewhere else for dessert.
Polly suggested to go for the best cheesecake in town, her favourite dessert.
We went to the Trees Organic Cheesecake on Water St. There is another one on Granville St.
Since it’s summer, Polly and I had fruit smoothies for our drink. Polly had the mango smoothies while I had the strawberries smoothies. It was cooling and refreshing. The smoothies is $4.25 each. Continue reading
Polly, Whitney and I met up again in downtown for dinner.
Whitney suggested Miku Restaurant which is near her work place.
When Whitney called up the day before to make reservation, she was told that reservation was full but we can try to walk in to try our luck and so we did.
We managed to get a table at the patio, great for summer.
We started with an appetizer of Soba Pepperoncino which has scallop, shrimp, squid, chili-garlic soy, sweet pepper, shiitake mushroom, baby bok choy, jalapeno and crunchy tempura bits on a bed of soba noodle. Whitney commented that it tasted like Malaysian style mee goreng :-).
We intended to go for dinner at Cattle Cafe on Alexandra Road on a weekend. But we were surprised to see that it has been replaced by another cafe. So, we went to Kungfu Noodle next door with the consent of the boys.
Nanzaro ordered the Kungfu Dark Fried Rice. This is more like Malaysian style fried rice. Nanzaro said he even sensed a hint of belacan in it.
Nanzaro enjoyed his fried rice with lots of chili.
Ben ordered the Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup which is a popular dish in Xian. The difference here is we do not get to tear up the pita bread ourselves. It is served cut up into perfect cubes. Continue reading
It was Ben’s off day on Friday in exchange of working on Canada day. But he had to take a call at 6:30AM. So, I accompanied him to his office as he planned to have a morning walk with me after that.
As it was just 8AM, there is not many restaurants open that early, Ben thought of Fraser Park Restaurant which he had not been to for a while. We just missed Anton who is the owner of the restaurant. He is retired now but he came in early in the morning to take do his round of inspection before he went off to enjoy his day.
Ben and I shared a German Deluxe breakfast as the portion here is big. It consist of 3 eggs scrambled with sauteed peppers, onion and cheese served with hash brown, sausage, bacon, ham, 1 piece potato pancake and toast.
The server also gave us a new spicy sausage to try. The deluxe version also include a piece of Schnitzel and gravy. Ben and I were full even though we shared it. It was a great breakfast.
The server also brought us Sylvia’s special chili sauce for us as she remembers we like it. Sylvia is Anton’s wife and she manages the restaurant now. Continue reading
After a gruel some run on a very hot day, Nanzaro wanted a reward of his favourite food.
He suggested to have lunch at Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House on Granville St, Vancouver. You can click on the photo above to have a larger view.
The restaurant is pleasantly decorated. There are private rooms if want to have more privacy.
We started off with miso soup, gomae and sweet and sour daikon. I really like the sweet and sour daikon which helps to cleanse our palate.
Sashimi is limited to 8 pieces per person.
The highlight for me was the Korean BBQ as I’m not a fan of sushi. It’s fun to grill the meat ourselves. Continue reading
A great dessert for a hot summer day.
This eight treasure shaved ice costs $6.25. It’s a good size enough for Ben and I to share.
On cold days, you can opt for the hot version.
On the Friday before the Scotia Bank Half Marathon, Nanzaro went to downtown to pick up his running kid.
This will be Nanzaro’s third half Marathon.
After picking up his running kit, he went for lunch on Robson St. He went to Alladin Cafe as he loves middle eastern grilled meat.
You can click on the photo above to have a larger view. Continue reading
Nanzaro and I went to Yaohan Food Court for lunch on a Sunday late morning. We went there early because parking is difficult in this parking lot.
Look what I found, a new stall specializing in lamb soup, :-).
I ordered a small Lamb Noodle Soup to try. I can detect the lamb flavour in the broth but not very strong.
The chili was quite fragrant and I just spiced up the noodles with it. Continue reading
It’s been a while since we visited West Lake Vietnamese Kitchen on No. 3 Road.
Ben and I stopped here for a quick lunch before his business trip.
It was not busy when we visited it on a week day lunch.
We ordered from the lunch combo which includes an appy, main dish and a drink. Ben’s appy was Pork Satay Skewers. It was served with some kind of chili sauce but not very spicy.
Ben’s choice of main was Bun Bo Hue. This was quite spicy which he likes. Continue reading
A new Taiwanese restaurant took over the Pho 1001 Nights location on Saba Road. We quite like the Bun Bo Hue in Pho 1001 Nights but it’s gone now.
Ben and I went to this new Taiwanese restaurant on a weekend lunch.
The menu stated that it’s a temporary menu. I guess they will make changes to the menu in the future depending how business goes.
I had the House Special Beef Brisket and Tendon Noodle Soup. It came with five large pieces of tender beef brisket and tendon. I opted for the thick noodle as I like the texture of thicker noodle. It was a good bowl of noodle. Continue reading