Duffin’s Donut on E 41st Ave, Vancouver

Ben and I went to Duffin’s donuts for a light lunch after church service on a Sunday.

Duffin’s donut is a Vancouver iconic restaurant serving donuts, sandwich and fritou chicken. The Chinese food section had closed though.

We did not have the fritou chicken this time as we just wanted something light.

There is a lot of options for sandwich. Customer orders and pays at the counter and wait for their number to be called to collect the food. Continue reading

BT Cafe on Kingsway, Vancouver

Ben and I visited BT Cafe for dinner on a week day when we were in the neighborhood to run errands.

It’s been a long time since we came back to this restaurant. Even the banner has aged.

It was not too busy around 6:30PM. We noticed that the server knows the customers well from their conversation. They must be regulars and live the neighbuorhood.

Ben ordered his comfort dish; Egg Swirl Rice Noodle. This dish tasted right on the spot and the serving is quite big; enough for both of us to share. Continue reading

WOW Thai Food in International Village Foodcourt, Chinatown Vancouver

Ben and I was in downtown Vancouver for an appointment. We had parked our car in a free parking zone with 2 hours parking limit. We do not have enough time to eat in downtown as we had to make it back to our parking spot with only 30 minutes left.

So, Ben decided to drive to Chinatown and eat in the International Village foodcourt.

There are a Thai seat in restaurant and two Thai stalls in the foodcourt. Ben picked the WOW Thai Food in the foodcourt as we just want to share a dish since we are not too hungry.

We ordered the Phad Thai to try. We opted chicken for the meat and had the spicy version. There were generous amount of chicken meat in it. It had a hint of tanginess and the noodles are slightly moist. We enjoyed it.


Credit card is accepted here.

WOW THAI FOOD Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bahn Mi Saigon on Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Ben decided to have Bahn Mi for lunch after church service on a Sunday.

We went to Bahn Mi Saigon on Victoria Drive, Vancouver.

The place was very busy around 1PM. There is a few small tables in the restaurant but most people just take out and go. There is also fresh baguette for sale @ $2.75. Quite a few people bought the baguette while we were there.

There was an assembly line at the preparation counter. One person does the spreading of butter & pork liver pate, another fills the cold cut and other meat and the next person will fill with fresh cucumber slices, pickled carrots and white radish and cilantro and top with chili sauce. The last person will wrap the baguette.
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Angel Cake House on Fraser St., Vancouver

Ben and I returned to Angel Cake House for lunch when we were around the neighbourhood. I was hoping I can try one of their dessert after lunch.

We ordered one of the Combo Noodle to try. We had laksa broth with Hainanese Chicken and Fish Puff. There were a lot of oil noodle; our selection of the noodle.

The Hainanese Chicken were bone in and they were not very meaty. The Fish Puff turned out to be Fish Tofu instead.

We preferred the flavour of the laksa broth from Bubble Waffle House. We also like the boneless Hainanese Chicken from Bubble Waffle House.

We also ordered a Fried Sticky Rice to share. We always play safe when only the two of us are eating out. We will order one dish that can be packed home as we know we will not be able to finish two full servings.

The meal came with a free drink, we had one ice-coffee and one ice-milk-tea.

Once again, we do not have room for dessert as we had almost a full serving of the Fried Sticky Rice to bring home.

Our meal came to CAD25 including tax and tips. Angel Cake House accepts cash only.

Angel Cake Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Nabegugyo Hot Pot Cuisine on Cambie St., Vancouver

Ben and I finally get to try the ramen hot pot from Nabegugyo Hot Pot Cuisine on Cambie St. on a Friday evening.

We had wanted to check this place out for several times but just did not make it.

There is a communal long U shape table and several 2 and 4 seater tables. We were seated at the communal table. It reminds me of a hot pot place named Xiabu Xiabu that Ben and I like to go to when we were in Beijing. I did not blog about it because no photography is allowed in Xiabu Xiabu.

We were served an appetizer of sea weed salad before our food arrive.

Ben ordered the Sukiyaki Hot Pot with pork but they gave him pork instead. It came with a bowl of steam rice and … Continue reading

Pho Xe Lua 24 on Cambie St., Vancouver

After having an episode of food poisoning on the middle of a work week, I was on BRAT diet for the following 2 days; i.e. just crackers, dry toasts and banana. I lost 1.5kg during that few days. I am sure I will regain my weight once I’m back to my normal diet.

For the first regular meal after the bad experience, I picked something light and easy to digest, pho noodle soup.

I had a small Beef and Chicken ball Pho. I felt that the broth is slightly on the bland side, not sure if it’s due to my poor appetite after the food poisoning.

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Angel Cake House on Fraser St., Vancouver

Ben and I started our weekend ritual on a Friday evening. Ben usually picks me up from work and we will drive to some nearby neighbourhood for dinner.

For this Friday, we went to Angel Cake House for some comfort food.

Besides being a HongKong style restaurant, Angel Cake House also has a cake and dessert counter. We’ll see if we still have room for dessert after our dinner.

We ordered a House Special Chow Mien as we spotted our neighbour customer had some sort of chow mien which looks good. It did not disappoint as the chow mien was still crispy where the sauce has not soak into it. There were generous amount of assortment of meat on top of the noodles. Continue reading

So Hyang Korean Cuisine on Fraser St., Vancouver

We had walked pass So Hyang Korean Cuisine several times since we have been dining around this area on Fridays.

We decided to give it a try this time. We arrived around 6:30pm and the restaurant was full house. We waited for about half an hour before we got a table. Apparently, most of the customers have reservation.

The waiting area has a small garden with flowing water. The sound of the flowing water is soothing.

We were asked if we want iced water or hot tea for our drink. We opted for the hot tea which has roasted rice aroma.

We saw quite a number of tables ordered the Kimchee Pancake, so we went along with that. The pancake came quickly after we placed our order. I presumed the restaurant have a number of them premade since it is a popular item. Continue reading