King’s Chinese Cuisine on Main Street, Vancouver

After our walk at Queen Elizabeth Park, we went for breakfast.

We came upon King’s Chinese Cuisine as we turned out to Main Street. So, we had dim sum here.

The place was quite busy. We waited quite a while before our orders arrived. The above was Steamed Custard & Egg Yolk Buns. I like the sweet and savory taste of the filings. Regular dim sum (big, medium and small) is $3.38.

Just be careful biting into them as the filings can be very hot. Continue reading

Lunch Special at Banana Leaf on Davie St., Vancouver

Ben and I went to downtown for our walk on a beautiful summer day.

We intended to go for lunch at a Korean place. On the way there, we walked past Banana Leaf on Davie St. and we were intrigued by their weekend brunch special. So, we changed our plan and had lunch at Banana Leaf instead.

We were greeted by a wall of awards on their wall of fame.

The above was their Nasi Campur Deluxe Set that brought us into the restaurant.  There were 13 items on the tray, in small serving. This is a great way to introduce Malaysian cuisine to people who are not familiar with the cuisine. Continue reading

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka on Broadway, Vancouver

Ben had taken a couple of days off to clear his personal days. We decided to go to downtown for a walk. We got off the City Hall station as we remembered there are several nice cherry blossoms at the Vancouver City Hall when we drove past the area a day ago.

I just love to take photos of the cherry blossoms to capture a beautiful moment.

After that we continued our walk to Broadway. We ended up having lunch at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.

The place was busy as it’s about lunch time. Seatings were tight.

Ben recommended me to have the Ikura salmon roe bowl combo. Continue reading

Cardero’s Restaurant in Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver

A few of my lady friends met up for dinner at Cardero’s Restaurant in downtown Vancouver.

I’m naming this group of friends as WASP from now onwards. W, P and I met up at Waterfront station and took a nice stroll to Cardero’s.

Complementary bread and butter while we waited for A who was trapped in a traffic jam from West Vancouver to downtown.

We had a window seat with a nice view. Continue reading

Madras Spice on Fraser Street, Vancouver

On a weekend, Ben and I went to Fraser Street to look for food.

We walked along the street and finally decided to have Indian food for lunch.

We were at Madras Spice as it just opened for business for the day. The place is quite nicely decorated but we noticed that it is not maintained very well.

I liked that they take the effort to label the salt and pepper bottles with their logo.

We ordered one of their thali to try. We had the Madras thali which came in a platter with several small dishes. The dishes include a chicken curry, a lamb curry and a few vegetables dishes. Continue reading

Kokoru Ramen on Victoria Dr., Vancouver

Ben and I were out looking for a place for lunch along Victoria Dr.

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We came upon a new ramen restaurant (to us) at the junction of East 41st Ave and Victoria Dr.

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There is a glass display window showcasing their menu, drinks and fake ramen bowls outside the restaurant.

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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.

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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

Caffe Artigiano Yaletown, Vancouver

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.

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We walked further and found Caffe Artigiano on Davie Street.

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The place was small, with a few small round tables.

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Angie bought us the coffee, thank you Angie. Continue reading