The Flying Pig in Yaletown, Vancouver

Whitney organized a gathering for Angie (seasaltwithfood.com), Polly and I in late October.

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We went to The Flying Pig in Yaletown for the convenience of all.

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Polly and I arrived early at 11:10AM. We were their first customers of the day.

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The server brought some complimentary bread with butter while we waited for everyone to arrive.

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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. (more…)

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Corner 23 on Cambie St., Vancouver

After the walk at QE Park, Ben suggested to take the Canada Line to downtown since the day is still early.

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Canada Place was buzzing with tourists as there were 2 cruise ships at the dock.

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These cruise ships are huge, like an apartment block.

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Sea plane cruising in the Vancouver Harbour dock.

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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.

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We decided to have dinner at Corner 23 just across the King Edward station.

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The menu looks grand. (more…)

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My Chau on Kingsway, Vancouver

After our walk and groceries shopping, Ben suggested to go to My Chau for lunch.

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We wanted something light as we were not really hungry after the breakfast at Kingspark Good Food.

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I like the cutlery holder at the table. There is even a small compartment for toothpick.

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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. (more…)

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Honolulu Cafe on Kingsway, Vancouver

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.

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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.

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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. (more…)

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Faubourg on West 41st, Vancouver

After the dim sum at Neptune Seafood Restaurant in Surrey, Polly and I went over to Burnaby as Polly had to run an errand there. On the way back to Richmond from Burnaby, Polly decided to go to Faubourg for tea break as she still had some time to kill before picking her daughters up from tuition after school.

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Faubourgh is one of the best cake meet place that Polly and I enjoy. The little cakes are very pretty but quite costly.

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We saw the above sign on the way in and smoothies is just perfect for a warm late spring afternoon.

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We shared two desserts. The above was something green tea and passion fruit. It is $5.95. (more…)

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TUC Craft Kitchen on West Cordova St., Vancouver

Polly, Whitney and I went out for dinner in downtown Vancouver on a spring week day. It was nice to go out in the evening when the sky is still bright.

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Whitney made reservation at TUC Craft Kitchen at 6:15PM. Unfortunately, Polly arrived late due to her meeting at work. So, Whitney called to postpone our reservation twice from 6:15PM to 6:45PM and then to 7:00PM. On the second call, the restaurant told her that normally they do not allow that but just for this time.

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When we arrived, the restaurant was not busy at all. I guessed they allow us to postpone of our reservation because of that.

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We started off with some appetizers which are good for sharing. The above is Parsnip Fries. They were match sticks size and very crunchy.

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The next appetizer was their signature dish Pork Belly Crackling. It is served with a star anise red wine reduction. They were deep fried; very crunchy on the outside and melt in your mouth when biting into it with some sinful pork fat oozing into the mouth.  Luckily, it is just a small portion for the three of us to share. Simply can’t have too much of these. (more…)

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Boston Restaurant on Victoria Dr., Vancouver

Ben and I went to Vancouver for our morning walk. We parked along Victoria Dr. and walked along it to look for a place for breakfast.

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We came across the above Boston Restaurant which was opened early. We were there just after 8:00AM. This is a Hong Kong style restaurant.

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The restaurant is nice, with nice lighting, even a chandelier. Each table has a Chinese news paper on it for the patrons.

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I ordered French Toast for $6.95. (more…)

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Cafe Mai Mai & Pho on Granville St., Vancouver

Ben and I went out for lunch after our morning walk on a Saturday.

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Ben drove to Granville St., with the intention to have lunch at one of the restaurants along the that street. We ended checking out Pho Mai Mai as it was rainy day and a bowl of noodle soup will be heart warming.

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The restaurant was pretty quiet when we arrived. Just simple seating arrangement, nothing fancy.

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We shared two items. A pho which came with raw beef. The soup was flavourful and the server told Ben that their dishes were MSG free. (more…)

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