Portobello remains one of our favourite Italian restaurants to go to in Vancouver. Their regular menu has a lot of good items like the roast lamb and the chicken parmigiana but they also often have set menus which provide good value too.
Many years ago, a Vina food stall was my first introduction to to Vietnamese-style food. Now, after experiencing real hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurants, I can still appreciate the food from Vina.
There’s nothing like cold weather to drive hordes of people (at least Asians) to hot pot places. It must be all the steam emanating from the boiling pots that helps to keep us warm. Well, it was a bitterly cold December night when we decided to visit Fatty Cow Seafood on Victoria Drive and the restaurant filled up quickly.
To me, 2013 felt like a very long year so I was trying to use up some of my accumulated vacation with short 1-day staycations. On one of those days in late November, we decided to head out to Granville Island and paid a visit to one of our staples… Dockside Restaurant located in the Granville Island Hotel. Read the rest of this entry
Inside the Granville Island Public Market is a food court that always seems busy when we visit. Due to the limited seating, we usually don’t dine here and head to one of the nearby restaurants. But on our last visit, we noticed a Thai place in the food court called Thai Eleven.
Kamamarui Ramen & Sushi is a new Japanese restaurant that opened up on Royal Oak (taking the place of the former Royal Oak Sushi House that closed due to unfortunate circumstances). I was a bit apprehensive of dining here given the history at this location but then I remembered the storied history of nearby Sushi Oyama and how much I enjoy the food there that I decided to put those thoughts aside.
Ever since Glenburn Soda opened up in Burnaby Heights, I’ve been wanting to try them out… Of course, leave it for us to go for a sundae in November when it’s freezing at night. Read the rest of this entry
I had a rare visit to downtown Vancouver in mid-November so my lunch date took me to Dunn’s Famous (which has been on my to-do lists for a while). The interior of the restaurant was mainly a collection of blacks and reds with black high-back leather bench seating, black chairs and tables, and red seat cushions. Read the rest of this entry
In mid-November, I found myself on a rare visit downtown and decided to try out the breakfast buffet at Mosaic Grille & Bar. Before breakfast, however, I had to find the place. I knew that it was in the Hyatt Regency on Burrard (conveniently located next to the Burrard Skytrain station), but that was it. Read the rest of this entry