My office celebrated the birthday of a colleague on a Friday. We ordered lunch from Panos Greek Taverna on SE Marine Dr which is 5 minutes drive away.
My colleague called up Panos Greek Cuisine to place the take out order at 11:00AM, when the restaurant opens for lunch. We told the restaurant that we will pick up our orders at 12:00PM. When one of my colleague arrived at the restaurant 5 minutes past 12:00PM, he was asked to wait. He waited for 20 minutes before our food were ready. That is how busy the restaurant is.
I had the Chicken Souvlaki which comes with Greek salad, potato, rice and tzatziki. All of us swapped the tzatziki with hummus except one but somehow, all our orders came with hummus. We preferred hummus as it goes better with the pita bread.
There were plenty of pita bread left over as most of us only had half a pita bread.
Here are some of the items that my colleagues ordered: Prawn Souvlaki. Continue reading
Ben and I had lunch at Ikea in Richmond after church service on Sunday. We enjoyed browsing in Ikea while getting our daily walk.
We started off with the Ikea waffles as they were on sale for $1.99, celebrating Swedish Waffle day. I found the waffle doughy. I am not sure what was in the little round pastry, but it was pretty fishy to me. It’s just me because I do not like strong seafood flavour.
We enjoyed Ikea’s coffee. Continue reading
Nanzaro went to the Richmond Center foodcourt for lunch during one of his school day.
He went to OPA! as he likes middle eastern type of cuisine. OPA! is Greek.
He had the Greek Feast sans the Greek Salad. He does not like cucumber and tomatoes. Continue reading
After the salmon tour, the bus brought us to Harrison Hotsprings for lunch.
We only had one hour for lunch due to the time lost on the way due to lost of our way.
After walking down the Village Mall, we (Marian, Lorna & I) decided to have our lunch at Black Forest Restaurant.
Black Forest Restaurant is a German restaurant.
The interior is dimly lit and cozy. Continue reading
Ben and I went for our daily walk during his Christmas break.
We ended up at the new Aberdeen Square. We wanted something light for lunch saw saw this new Pizza Garden across the Aberdeen sky train station.
The signage says it Pizza Garden serves authentic Neopolitan style pizza.
There were quite a number of ready made pizza on the display counter. Continue reading
Nanzaro went for a hockey game in October. He had dinner at downtown Vancouver before the game.
He went to the Basil Pasta Bar on Davie St.
Basil Pasta Bar is restaurant that serves customized pasta.
Nanzaro upgraded his pasta to gnocchi for 99cents. He opted for curry cream for the sauce, chicken and Chorizo sausage for the protein and for the veggies, he had spinach, mushrooms, red onions and garlic. For the cheese, he had Parmesan and Mozarrela. As for the herbs, he had all of them which include basil, parsley and oregano.
It was quite a big serving. It is certainly a good deal for about CAD$10, according to Nanzaro.
Ben and I went for a walk at the north side of the False Creek on a gloomy Saturday morning. It drizzled before we started the walk and we were glad that we did not give up and continued with our walk. We walked 20,000 steps that morning.
After the walk, Ben rewarded me with a good lunch. He brought me to Stephos. Since it was still 5 minutes before the restaurant opened for lunch, there was only one group of about 10 in line.
Ben ordered Humous for our appetizer. It was garlicky.
The humous came with three pillowy pita bread. The hummus and pita bread can be a meal by itself. 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
I met up with Polly and Whitney in Gastown for a get together. It was a rainy day again just like the past couple of our get together.
Since, it was raining, we did not go far from where Whitney works. We had dinner at Water St. Cafe.
We started off with an appetizer of Calamari Fritti as recommended by Whitney. These were light and crispy and served with garlic aioli and preserved orange.
Complementary warm bread with good crust.
Since we like to share our dishes, Whitney also recommended the Rigatoni with Italian Sausage. The Italian Sausage has some spiciness in it. This is served with some shaved fennel and grated Parmesan and freshly ground black pepper. Continue reading
When Ben is back in Vancouver, he likes to make a day trip to Bellingham. Just for food and shopping. This has become a ritual to him. He likes to check out snacks that is not available in Vancouver.
We had lunch at Mykonos Greek Restaurant in Bellingham. Mykonos is a chain restaurant.
It was pretty quiet when we were there.
We ordered from the Greek specialties menu. Ben had the Paidakia while I had the Souvlaki.
Despite that the restaurant was not busy, service was rather slow. It took about 15 minutes before our first item arrived. First came some piping hot pita bread. We had to wait for our meal to be served to enjoy the pita because the tzatziki came with the meal.
My Lamb Souvlaki. You can either have it with rice or fries. I prefer rice. The rice was flavourful. Continue reading