Vancouver’s Mystery Baklava Man

While driving along Cambie St., Ben spotted the Mystery Baklava Man at the Broadway City Hall Canada Line Station. He read about this mystery baklava man from Reddit and he had created a buzz on the internet. So, Ben had to give it a try.

We parked our quite a distance a way as we were looking for a free parking spot.

The baklava are sold in two types of packaging. Four pieces for $5 and nine pieces for $10. The Baklava Man told us that his wife made these Syrian baklava.

We bought the 9 pieces package.

We walked over to the City Hall where there is a small park and we sat down on a bench to enjoy the baklava. The baklava was super flaky with a strong rose essence flavour. They were buttery rich and nutty.

We also noticed a long line outside a building on Broadway. So, we walked across the street to check it out. Apparently, Santouka Ramen was offering 50% discount on that particular day. People are just willing to wait for a deal.

Lim Kee Restaurant on Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Nanzaro, Ben and I went for lunch after church service on Sunday. It was a cold day and Nanzaro wanted something with hot broth.

Ben drove along Victoria Dr. and spotted the above Lim Kee Restaurant with Beef Noodle House on it’s awning. We thought it serves Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup.

Ben ordered the House Special Noodle and it turned out to be Vietnamese style beef noodle. No wonder we smelled the aroma of Vietnamese beef noodle while waiting for our order. The house special noodle soup comes with sliced beef, tendon and tripe.

Lim Kee Restaurant only serves bean sprouts with the beef noodle soup. There is no basil like most other Vietnamese restaurants. Continue reading

One Saigon Bistro on Hornby St., Vancouver

I was in downtown Vancouver attending a program. On the lunch break, I went out with two new friends to get a bite. One of them lives nearby and she volunteered to be our lunch guide.

She brought us to One Saigon Bistro on Hornby St. because she was having some tinkering in her throat and a bowl of hot noodle soup should be a good remedy.

We arrived during peak lunch hour. Luckily we were able to secure a table as a couple of customers were just about to leave. The restaurant was small with tight seating. Customers order their food and pay at the counter at the back of the seating area. Food will be deliver to your table.

Our guide had a bowl of wonton rice noodle soup. She commented that she had better pho than this. Continue reading

Zac.Zac Japanese Curry House on Robson St., Vancouver

Ben had to pick up his notebook from the downtown Microsoft office, so I tag along.

After picking up his notebook, we walked a bit but it was not a pleasant walk as it was raining. We decided to grab a bite as it’s at the peak of lunch hour. We went to the food court on the second level of H-Mart on Robson St.

A sidewalk sign near the entrance of H-Mart enticed us to eat here. The sign was about a Japanese Curry House by the name Zac.Zac.

Ben ordered the Deluxe Curry to share with me. From the first look, there was a lot of curry sauce. But, the sauce was just enough as there were a lot of rice underneath. The deep fried pork chop, prawn and potato patty were nicely done as they were not oily but crispy on the outside. Continue reading

Baghdad Cafe on Seymour St., Vancouver

Baghdad Cafe is Nanzaro’s favourite place to eat during his school days. He can easily hop on the skytrain to downtown before his class.

This time he ordered the Shawafel platter for $10.50.

He had chicken shawarma which has a crisp from the shaving from the outer layer and some moist chicken from the inside shaving.

He really like the falafel which is super crispy on the outside.

He also likes the tabbouleh, garlic sauce and hummus on the side.

Credit card is accepted here.

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Fresh Bowl in Gas Town, Vancouver

Nanzaro had lunch in downtown after his run at the seawall.

He is starting his training run for the marathon again. So, he chooses to eat healthy during this training period.

Fresh Bowl serves South East Asian inspired noodle, rice and salad with fresh and nutritious ingredients.

First, you pick your grain; Nanzaro opted for organic brown rice. Continue reading

Pokerrito at Dunsmuir St., Vancouver

Arkensen and Nanzaro went for an ice hockey game in December.

They had dinner in downtown before the game. They went to Pokerrito because they love raw fish.

They went for the build your own poke bowls. You pick your protein, mix-ins, sides, toppings and sauces.

I only had Nanzaro’s meal details as Arkensen does not care to take the photo of his food. Nanzaro opted for the poke bowl with salmon and Ahi tuna. He selected citrus ponzu for his sauce. Continue reading

Chachi’s Pacific Centre, Vancouver

Nanzaro went to downtown for lunch again.

He had lunch at the Pacific Centre food court.

He picked Chachi’s for lunch. The packaging looks good and environment friendly.

He had a Pulled Pork with Mac & Cheese Sandwich. The bun was tender and the sweet chili BBQ sauce goes well with the creamy mac & cheese.

He also added a side of Jalapeno chips which has a little kick in it.

His meal came to CAD13.65 including tax. Credit card is accepted here.