Saturday, May 25, 2019

Lunch at Bao Down

We had a fun 3 hours of walking playing Pokemon Go. Now, it's time for a much-needed lunch break at Bao Down.

Japoyaki Poutine
Chicken karaage, sprouts, furikake, Japanese curry sauce, sweet tamari, and jalapeno

FLY Rice
Pork Belly sisig style, peppers onions, garlic fried rice, XO sauce, and fried sunny side up egg

2 worlds Collide
Crispy pork, braised pork belly, chicharron, carrots & daikon, and hoisin glaze

Morning Glory
Longanisa Filipino sausage, bacon, egg, hash, hollandaise, garlic mayo, banana ketchup, and sweet soy

I'm surprised at how delicious the food is here. I can't wait to come back.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Dinner at The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

We're celebrating my younger sister's graduation with dinner at The Keg Steakhouse + Bar in Granville Island close to work.

Pistachio Crusted Salmon
Garlic mashed potato, bacon sauteed brussels sprouts, and maple butter

Steak

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Brunch at Slickity Jim's Chat & Choux

2021 Update: This place has now permanently closed in this location.

Slickity Jim's Chat & Choux is a small breakfast place in the neighbourhood. They're only open between nine in the morning to three in the afternoon. The vibe is so homey and friendly. I like it. The food was great as well.

Roasted red peppers, feta, and avocado benny served with roast potatoes.

French Toast
Topped with triple berry compote and brandy buttercream

The Breakfast
Two free run eggs sunny-side-up style with roast potatoes and whole-wheat toast with bacon on the side

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Dinner at Earls

We want to watch the Whitecaps game, but we don't have a TV. We decided to have dinner here and catch the second half of the game.

Oven Roasted Salmon
Feta, caper, and dill aioli, jasmine rice, and seasonal vegetables

The salmon was delicious. Thankfully, it's what hubby ordered. I tried the Beyond Burger and it was dry. It's such a disappointment because Earls vegetarian burger was delicious, but it's no longer available.

Beyond Burger
100% plant based burger, tomatoes, onions, lettuce pickles mayonnaise and mustard on a toasted brioche bun.

Earls, please bring back your vegetarian burger.


Friday, May 17, 2019

Dessert at Trees Organic

Maple Walnut Cheesecake

Dinner at RedBeef Noodle Kitchen

Friday night means dinner out to make things feel better.

Signature Beef Quartet Noodle Soup

Curry Chicken Cutlet Rice

Salt & Pepper Popcorn Chicken


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother's Day Lunch at MASA Japanese Restaurant

It's Mother's Day! We made a surprise breakfast for Mama, then we attended Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Afterwards, we had lunch at MASA Japanese Restaurant.

Assorted Tempura

Kara Miso Ramen
Spicy miso flavoured soup base with chashu and egg.

Miso Ramen
Miso flavoured soup base with chashu and egg.

We love you, Ma!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Dinner at Japadog

Before watching Detective Pikachu in Scotiabank Theatre, we decided to have dinner at Japadog across the street.

Oroshi
Freshly grated radish with a special soya sauce. East meets West.

Avocado
Topped with avocado, cream cheese, Japanese mayo, and soy sauce

I love weekends!

Lunch at Aling Ening

I love Saturday and playing Pokemon Go. We also decided to drop by Fraser street where there's a block full of Filipino restaurants. We walked around and decided to eat at Aling Ening.

Adobong Pusit, Langka, Laing, and Dinuguan
with Turon

Halo-Halo with Ice Cream



Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday Date Night with Husband at The Wicklow

Friday night and Whitecaps game at The Wicklow.

Yorkshire Pudding Bowl

Chips & Salsa

Baked Mac & Cheese

Carrot Juice

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Cinco de Mayo dinner at Tacofino Taco Bar

Like last year, we decided to go to a Mexican restaurant to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. This year we went to Tacofino Taco Bar in Gastown.

Nachos
Roasted jalapenos, feta, cheddar, Monterey jack, salsa Fresca, and crema

Steak Taco
Serrano peppers, pickled chayote & pineapple

Pork Gringa
Aged cheddar, salsa Fresca, and sour cream

Pork Al Pastor
Pineapple, pickled onion, and cilantro

Veggie Gringa
Aged cheddar, mushrooms, corn, salsa roja, and epazote

Banana Churros
Cinnamon sugar, spiced chocolate sauce

I can't wait to see how we're celebrating next year.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Happiness found at Japadog

I love Japadog and not the hotdog itself but the flavour they create. As you can see from this blog, we go to Japanese restaurants frequently and Japadog recreates those flavour profiles in hotdog sandwich form.

Plus they have french fries drenches in Japanese Curry Sauce. Two things I love in one dish.

Terimayo and Okonomi

Chicken Karaage and Curry Fries

Friday, May 3, 2019

Dinner at The Wicklow Public House

It's a very long week at work, so we decided to have a dinner date to make things better.

Pulled Pork Poutine
Braised pork, Kennebec fries, cheese curds, and house gravy

Yorkshire Pudding Bowl
Certified Angus beef, house gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, and horseradish creme fraiche

Drinks

Cake

I love the food here!