SMAK Fast Food on West Pender Street, Vancouver

Sometimes, Nanzaro will go for his run along the seawall in Vancouver. After his run, he will go for a healthy brunch.

One of Nanzaro’s healthy brunch destination is SMAK Fast Food.

SMAK serves gluten free food. Their menu include organic scrambled eggs, gluten free toast, salad (as seen in fridge in the photo above), wraps, etc.

On the first occasion, Nanzaro had a Sausage Breakfast Sandwich @ $6.45 with addition of  Spicy Avo Mash for an extra $1.35. Continue reading

Moonpennies on West Pender St. Vancouver

Nanzaro went for a run at the Stanley Park seawall on his day off, early in the morning.

After his run, he went for his breakfast at Moonpennies at Coal Harbour.

Moonpennies serves breakfast all day.

Nanzaro had the Two Egg Breakfast for CAD9. He had the sunny side up eggs and multigrain toast, sausage and housemade potatoes. It’s just a typical western breakfast.

He had coffee to go with his breakfast.

The bill came to CAD12.30 including tax and tips.

Credit card is accepted here.

Moonpennies Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Perak Malaysian Cafe in Marpole, Vancouver

Ben and I went to check out the Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken on Granville St., Vancouver which we spotted a little while ago when we drove along that street. We love the char koey teow from Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken in Crystal Mall foodcourt.

Apparently, the official name of this restaurant is Perak Malaysian Cafe.

We were there on a weekday before noon. It got busier later, mostly office workers.

We were excited to see the Hakka Yong Tau Foo on the menu as we don’t recall any other restaurants here that we had been to has yong tau foo, i.e. deep fried vegetables and tofu stuffed with fish paste; other than eggplant stuffed with prawn paste in dim sum restaurants. Continue reading

Ramen Danbo at West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Ben and I attended the first night of the Honda Celebration of Light on a Saturday. We drove to downtown early to secure a parking spot before some road closures.

We had dinner at Ramen Danbo in Kitsilano before the event.

The restaurant is small and seating is tight. Ben decided to go for the summer special chilled ramen.

It is a colourful dish with a nutty dressing. Ben enjoyed the chilled ramen in a hot summer day. Continue reading

Shang Pin Beef Noodle House on Main St., Vancouver

Ben and I was in North Vancouver for a hide. On the way back, we drove along Main St. to look for a place for dinner.

We came upon Shang Pin Beef Noodles and decided to give it a try.

It was not too busy when we were there. The server who attended to us was not too friendly though.

Ben had the Braised Briskets, Tripes, and Tendons Noodle in Beef Soup for $9.25. The broth was a little spicy as Ben commented. Continue reading

Golden Garden Vietnamese Cuisine in Chinatown, Vancouver

I joined Ben in downtown Vancouver on a week day after Ben’s meeting in downtown. We walked from Waterfront station to Chinatown and all the way to Science World.

After our walk, we went for an early dinner. We decided to have Vietnamese food. The Golden Garden Vietnamese Cuisine looks run down from the outside. But the interior looks better and it is quite big inside.

Typical Vietnamese condiments.

After we placed our orders, Ben went to the washroom which is located downstairs. Upon his return, he asked me to go to the washroom and said that I will not regret it. I thought the washroom is a fancy one. So, I went. To my surprise, (not the wash room) but what I found downstairs. The moment I opened the door at the lower level, I was greeted with the sound of Cantonese Opera. There is this secret room here with the wall posted with Cantonese Opera posters from floor to ceiling. I am a Cantonese Opera fan, so the discovery was ecstatic.

Back to the food, I ordered Grilled Skewed Pork and Spring Roll on vermicelli. The pork was on the dry side.

I had my vermicelli with some of the chili condiment to spice it up.

Ben ordered a Pork Hock Thick Rice Noodle Soup.

Credit card is accepted here.

Golden Garden Vietnamese Cuisine Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato