We came from a city on the coast and now we live inland. We came from a place where hole-in-the-wall, authentic ethnic cuisine reigned supreme, to a land where chain restaurants and dodgy dives flourish. This blog is to chronicle our culinary adventures in region that seems to be a culinary wasteland.
Fresh Dates ($1.69 per pound)
There is still a pile of these fresh dates at the Osaka Supermarket (a.k.a T & T Supermarket) in Richmond today. I initially found these treats a few weeks ago at the Yaohan Centre location. I’m on my third bag in three weeks. Have you tried?
The season for fresh dates is short. I think it runs September to October for the Red Dates above; which are also known as Chinese Dates or Jujubes.
I’m still hanging around Vancouver for a while. I’ve been lucky with the weather as it’s been agreeable for my entire stay so far. I’ve been able to walk pretty much everywhere. A short walk from my temporary digs is Las Tortas. (The last time I blogged about this substantial Mexican sandwich was at Aca Las Tortas in Bothell, Washington.)
Crème brûlée. A shop dedicated to Crème brûlée? Yes, please.
I'm all moved into my temporary digs in Vancouver and today I'm on my way to the Powell Street Festival this afternoon. I thought I'd indulge in some burnt sugar and custard, before heading down to this annual Japanese cultural event.
I’ve been MIA for a while, I know. Last year, around this time, I had an extended stint out in Nanaimo (Click here for my Nanaimo eating posts.) This year, I have to be out in Vancouver for an extended stint.
I’ve decided to share Fat Jack’s Diner with you again (click here for my burger visit). I have to be home for a little while and then drive back out to the coast.
It feels like I’ve been everywhere for the past little while, except for Kamloops. I’m in Kelowna for a couple of days of conferencing and then a meeting on Monday. I didn’t want to drive back and forth, so I chose to stay through the weekend. The Grand Bay Café is located inside the Delta Grand Hotel Resort in Kelowna.
The Grand Bay Café has a Sunday Brunch set-up conveniently down stairs in the lobby. Breakfast is just an elevator ride away...
I’ve been back and forth to and from the coast for the past several weeks, and it seems it will be this way for the next little while. I figure I’ll throw in a coastal entry or two; otherwise I won’t be penning anything for weeks!
Baoguette is a little Vietnamese eatery on Denman and Beach Avenue. It’s right across from the wildly popular art installation: A-Maze-ing Laughter or “Laughing Man Statues.”
Just a quick gardening post I’d like to share with you.
I’ve been farting around in the yard for the past two weeks, impatiently waiting for things to look alive. I noticed earlier today that my Haskap berry plants survived my neglect last year, and are blossoming.
Let’s try Thai today. SalaJai is a restaurant on Tranquille Road that offers Thai fare. I have to pick up a couple of items for the gardening season nearby and Salajai just happened to be in a handy location. Have you started anything garden-wise yet? I spy my neighbours have been diligently prepping and cleaning out their garden beds for the past couple of weeks.