Black Forest Restaurant in Harrison Hotsprings

After the salmon tour, the bus brought us to Harrison Hotsprings for lunch.

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We only had one hour for lunch due to the time lost on the way due to lost of our way.

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After walking down the Village Mall, we (Marian, Lorna & I) decided to have our lunch at Black Forest Restaurant.

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Black Forest Restaurant is a German restaurant.

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The interior is dimly lit and cozy. Continue reading

Pizza Garden at Aberdeen Station, Richmond

Ben and I went for our daily walk during his Christmas break.

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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.

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The signage says it Pizza Garden serves authentic Neopolitan style pizza.

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There were quite a number of ready made pizza on the display counter. Continue reading

Basil Pasta Bar on Davie St., Vancouver

Nanzaro went for a hockey game in October. He had dinner at downtown Vancouver before the game.

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He went to the Basil Pasta Bar on Davie St.

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Basil Pasta Bar is restaurant that serves customized pasta.

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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.

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It was quite a big serving. It is certainly a good deal for about CAD$10, according to Nanzaro.

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Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna on Davie St., Vancouver

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.

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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.

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Ben ordered Humous for our appetizer. It was garlicky.

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The humous came with three pillowy pita bread. The hummus and pita bread can be a meal by itself. Continue reading

German Breakfast at Fraser Park Restaurant on Byrne Road, Burnaby

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Ladies’ Meet at Water St. Cafe, Vancouver

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.

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Since, it was raining, we did not go far from where Whitney works. We had dinner at Water St. Cafe.

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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.

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Complementary warm bread with good crust.

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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

Mykonos Greek Restaurant in Bellingham, WA

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.

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We had lunch at Mykonos Greek Restaurant in Bellingham. Mykonos is a chain restaurant.

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It was pretty quiet when we were there.

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We ordered from the Greek specialties menu. Ben had the Paidakia while I had the Souvlaki.

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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.

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My Lamb Souvlaki. You can either have it with rice or fries. I prefer rice. The rice was flavourful. Continue reading

Pajo’s Fish & Chips in Steveston Village, Richmond

Arkensen is on his 2 weeks of spring break before resume school in early May. Out of the blue, he just craves for fish & chips. So, I brought him to Steveston Village for lunch.

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A sculpture on display along the board walk from the wharf towards Pajo’s Fish & Chips.

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Pajo’s Fish & Chips is a floating restaurant. We arrived just before noon and the place was not too busy. Twenty or more minutes later, this place was buzzing with customers which includes tourists, students and policemen.

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Seatings are available on the floating restaurant and on the board walk as well.

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Here’s what Arkensen came for. He ordered the one of each large fish & chips for $16.99. The fish includes cod, salmon and halibut.
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Ladies Lunch at Kisamos Greek Taverna in Steveston Village, Richmond

Emily, Marian, Lorna and I met up for lunch and get together in early October.

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We met up at Kisamos Greek Taverna at noon. Free 2 hours street parking available.

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The restaurant was not too busy yet when we arrived.

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We waited quite a while for Emily as she had to sent her daughter for a job interview. We ordered the Kisamos Platter for 2 to share among the three of us first since Emily was late. The Kisamos Platter for 2 is $40.95. First came the Greek Salad of onions, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, pickled chili and feta cheese.

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Next came the pita bread. The server did not bring the homous to go with the bread. When we asked for it, the server told us that the dip will come with the platter. We asked for the homous to be served first so that we can have  it the bread.

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The server brought out the homous and tzatziki dips for us. Continue reading

Tibisti Foods & Grill on Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Tibisti Foods & Grill has been on our wishlist for a long while. Ben had been away for business trips a lot. Finally we managed to go to Tibisti before his long assignment to Beijing again.

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Tibisti Foods & Grill is an all day grill which serves Mediterranean food and middle eastern food. It is a halal restaurant.

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We should have come on a Wednesday as the Roast Lamb Meal is at promotional price of $9.99 on Wednesday.

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There is nothing much on decoration in this restaurant. Just some tables and chairs which are spaciously set. I came here for the food and I’m not bothered by the decor as long as it’s clean.

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Ben ordered the Lamb Chop Meal for $14.99.  All the meal here is served with biryani rice, Greek salad, Tzatziki sauce and baked potatoes. Somehow, Ben’s plate is missing the baked potatoes.

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The server told us that the lamb chop is made with fresh lamb. There were 5 pieces of lamb chops. Continue reading