Ben and I were out looking for a place for lunch along Victoria Dr.
We came upon a new ramen restaurant (to us) at the junction of East 41st Ave and Victoria Dr.
There is a glass display window showcasing their menu, drinks and fake ramen bowls outside the restaurant.
I guess Kokoru means heart and there is a Chinese character heart near the entrance. The dining area is made up of a long table in the middle of the dining area and individual dining tables on the sides.
We ordered an appetizer of Chicken Karage. They were very crispy. There is 3 type of sauces that you can choose from and we opted for the chili soy. Continue reading
My family went to Penang Delight Cafe for a Malaysian lunch on a weekend.
We arrived a few minutes before the opening time and waited for the open sign to be flipped over.
Obviously, we were their first customers of the day. One thing that Arkensen does not about the place is the seat which are wooden benches lined with cushion. He said the seating is not comfy.
Ben in-charged of ordering the food. The first item was Prawn Mee with mix noodles, i.e. it comes with vermicelli and oil noodle. Having mix noodles is common in Malaysia but Arkensen finds it odd. Continue reading
After lunch, we walked around the neighbourhood to look for a place for coffee. We walked up and down the street only to find Blenz and Starbucks. But Whitney would prefer something else.
We walked further and found Caffe Artigiano on Davie Street.
The place was small, with a few small round tables.
Angie bought us the coffee, thank you Angie. Continue reading
Whitney organized a gathering for Angie (seasaltwithfood.com), Polly and I in late October.
We went to The Flying Pig in Yaletown for the convenience of all.
Polly and I arrived early at 11:10AM. We were their first customers of the day.
The server brought some complimentary bread with butter while we waited for everyone to arrive.
Angie ordered a Chopped House Salad. It came in a big plate with free range chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, eggs, avocado, bacon and iceberg lettuce. She asked for a vinaigrette dressing instead of the ranch or blue cheese dressing on the menu. Continue reading
Nanzaro and I were in downtown to run errands. We had some time to kill before our next errand. We decided to get a bite as it was almost lunch hour.
Nanzaro picked the Baghdad Cafe as he likes middle eastern food.
Since I was not that hungry, I just taxed on his order. He went for the Mixed Kebab Platter. The server told us that it will take 10 minutes for it to be prepared.
It came with two type of meat skewers, chicken and beef.
You get to pick the sauces and Nanzaro got some of each which include garlic, hummus and tzatziki.
He also got to pick a salad. As usual, I had most of the tabouleh. I made a simple wrap with the pita bread while Nanzaro had most of the rice and meat.
After the walk at QE Park, Ben suggested to take the Canada Line to downtown since the day is still early.
Canada Place was buzzing with tourists as there were 2 cruise ships at the dock.
These cruise ships are huge, like an apartment block.
Sea plane cruising in the Vancouver Harbour dock.
Water Fountain at Waterfront Center overlooking the Cruise Ship dock at Canada Place.
After exploring the downtown, we took the Canada Line back to Cambie where we parked our car.
We decided to have dinner at Corner 23 just across the King Edward station.
The menu looks grand. Continue reading
Once again, we had to find a place for early breakfast on a weekend.
We found Congee Noodle King on Kingsway which opens at 9:00AM. This place fills up quite quickly.
Ben selected Fish and Pork Liver Congee as he loves liver. The congee is seasoned.
We also ordered shrimp rice roll to go with the congee.
The last item we shared was Beef Brisket and Tendon Mixed Noodle. The serving was quite big.
The soup which was served on the side had a strong fish (kind of those dried fish) taste to it.
Congee Noodle King accepts cash only.
After breakfast, we went to QE Park for a walk. QE Park prostrates different scenery in different season. It’s a popular tourist spot.
View of the North Shore mountains.
Artist selling her artworks in the park.
Summer is wedding season.
A group practicing Chinese Sword “dance” in the park.
On a Friday afternoon, Ben came home to pick up an old notebook to return to the office. I accompanied him and we had lunch on the way.
It’s been a long while since we had Lebanese food. We stopped at Tibisti Grill to have the lunch buffet.
It looks like Tibisti Grill had a face lift. It looks better now.
I started off with some salad and appetizers. Continue reading
After our walk and groceries shopping, Ben suggested to go to My Chau for lunch.
We wanted something light as we were not really hungry after the breakfast at Kingspark Good Food.
I like the cutlery holder at the table. There is even a small compartment for toothpick.
We shared two small noodles. The first was Special Chicken Noodle with chicken, liver, gizzard, quail egg and chicken ball. The size is just right for us. Continue reading
Ben wanted to go to Central Park for our morning walk on a weekend. We went out early like before 8:00AM. At this early hour, there seems to be very little choice of breakfast place.
The only place we found was Honolulu Cafe on Kingsway. The restaurant looks really dated. It was a quiet morning as I overheard a server chitchatted with a regular customer.
Ben ordered a Congee Combo. He had the Fish and Liver Congee, a not so common combination. We like the combination though. The congee was already flavoured, so no extra condiment required.
The soy sauce fried noodle which Ben picked for his combo was more moist than other places. Ben said the congee and noodle is better than Happy Date Bakery and Restaurant in Richmond. Continue reading