My office celebrated a colleague’s birthday on Christmas eve. We ordered take out from Dhaliwal Sweets & Restaurant as the birthday girl is from Gujarat.
We had Fish Pakora as starter. The fish is marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic
The Chicken Biryani was quite spicy.
The Prawn Goa Curry was creamy and mild, cooked with ginger, garlic, onion and coconut milk. The prawns were on the skimpy side. Continue reading
My company had the Christmas dinner at Good Choice Restaurant. It’s convenient for everyone due to it’s proximity to the workplace.
The restaurant was busy and it was full house after 7PM.
My boss brought a couple bottles of red wine. I’m not a wine drinker, so I just pass.
Snacks for us to munch while waiting for dishes. Fried peanuts and pickled daikon and carrots to vet our appetite. We love these so much that we asked for seconds.
XO sauce is served when the dishes is served.
We started with the daily soup which is pork bone soup with some kind of root vegetable. The root vegetable in Cantonese is called “fern got”. Anyone know the name in English?
We had Ling Cod prepared in two ways. The first is stir fry ling cod balls with mixed vegetables. This was pretty good. Continue reading
We decided to have breakfast near my work place on a week day. We always walk past this restaurant which opens early for breakfast, 8:00AM to 8:00PM.
It’s a Japanese style restaurant with simple bites, hence it’s name.
The menu is simple and price is reasonable.
Customer orders and pays at the counter.
Food will be delivered to the customer. There is 2 small tables in front of the counter and a long bench seating facing the wall, so seating is limited.
Nanzaro ordered a Sausage and Scrambled Eggs Muffin for $2.50. The scrambled eggs were fluffy. Continue reading
Jo invited Ben and I for dinner on a weekday impromptu.
Jo ordered a couple of appetizers. The first one was the above BBQ squid. It was tender and it came with a dipping sauce.
Jo wanted the salad roll but ordered wrongly and got the spring roll instead. The spring roll was rather skinny. I prefer those wrap in rice paper.
Jo decided to order another salad roll which she originally intended. Salad roll is more healthy without the deep frying. This came with a peanut dipping sauce. Continue reading
TGIF! My family went out for dinner as the home cook is taking a break.
We went for Vietnamese cuisine as it’s been a while we had that. We went to Gia Minh Vietnamese Restaurant on Fraser St.
Gia Minh was not busy at about 6:30PM.
Although the restaurant was not busy, the service was a bit slow.
Ben and I shared a Gia Minh’s special combo, Combo A. We can have the option of rice or vermicelli and we picked vermicelli. It came with 2 brochettes and we had one pork and one chicken. Continue reading
On a weekend, my family went to Karakoram Restaurant for lunch.
Karakoram Restaurant took over Tibisti which was also a middle eastern restaurant which offered all you can eat.
We were there before noon and the restaurant was very quiet. It is still an all you can eat place.
We went to take a quick look at the buffet before we decided to go ahead with the all you can eat at $14.99 per person. The above are the salad and condiment bar.
Chicken Biryani, Lemon Potatoes, Mixed Vegetable Stew, … Continue reading
My office celebrated the birthday of a colleague on a Friday. We ordered lunch from Panos Greek Taverna on SE Marine Dr which is 5 minutes drive away.
My colleague called up Panos Greek Cuisine to place the take out order at 11:00AM, when the restaurant opens for lunch. We told the restaurant that we will pick up our orders at 12:00PM. When one of my colleague arrived at the restaurant 5 minutes past 12:00PM, he was asked to wait. He waited for 20 minutes before our food were ready. That is how busy the restaurant is.
I had the Chicken Souvlaki which comes with Greek salad, potato, rice and tzatziki. All of us swapped the tzatziki with hummus except one but somehow, all our orders came with hummus. We preferred hummus as it goes better with the pita bread.
There were plenty of pita bread left over as most of us only had half a pita bread.
Here are some of the items that my colleagues ordered: Prawn Souvlaki. Continue reading
Ben and I had dinner at the Le Petit Saigon on East Hastings on the day we went to the PNE.
Le Petit Saigon was quite busy on a Friday night. We also noticed quite a number of take out orders.
We ordered two items to share. The first item was Grilled Beef and BBQ Minced Pork over Vermicelli. We enjoy this Asian style salad. Continue reading
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
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