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Saturday, 18 April 2015

A Perfect Saturday Brunch

A perfect Saturday brunch has four corners and includes four dishes:

1. You don't have to get out of your pj to enjoy it
2. It is prepared for you
3. It is healthy, simple and beautifully presented
4. It is multinational.



Friday, 17 April 2015

Friday Meal

Friday is a day of prayer for Muslims. And given my respect for all religions, I find having lunch at Al-Watan on a Friday very spiritual.

So I dragged a helweh with me and we went for our regulars; starting with a Pakistani tea for her and a mango lassi for me.

Of course, I cannot go to my favourite Al-Watan without ordering the Biryani.

Along with it, a selection of other dishes and a potato stuffed Naan.

I so love my lunches at Al-Watan.

Al Watan
6084 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Wackiest Breakfast Smoothie Ever

This is how the wackiest breakfast smoothie ever looks like, beautiful, eh?

So what goes into the wackiest breakfast smoothie ever? Look below (yes, you are guessing right, that black liquid is leftover coffee).

 Yes, milk, banana and coffee and blend away. A lovely (yet wacky) start of the day.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A Flying Beaver

The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill is such a Canadian name and a lovely hangout, starting with this view.

Surprisingly, this is not a tourist trap in any way. It is actually a very pleasant restaurant with excellent quality food and service. Just look at this beautiful Cobb salad.

But the real surprise is the fish and chips. These were some of the best in the city (and they are very proud of them). 

I think I will be back and if the service and food continue to impress, this may become one of my favourite places on the blog.

Flying Beaver & Bar Grill
4760 Inglis 
Richmond, BC

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Surprising Minami

I bet one of you is now saying "how many times are we going to read about Minami in one year".

My reply "this is the price of reading a quality food blog and Minami being a quality food place".  

Today, we left it in the hands of our server to surprise us with the new and the favourites.

The Aburi chicken surprised nicely with its subtle soy garlic pink peppercorn sauce and elegant presentation.

But nothing as elegant as the hands of my lovely lunch guest.

The favourite rolls rolled on the table along with a surprise.

This summer's special roll, as I remember, has a berry reduction or topping that was the best of sweet on savoury.

Minami (that never fails to impress)
1118 Mainland Street
Vancouver, BC
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Monday, 13 April 2015

A Month of Plate Exchange

An active month with my so nice neighbours to the north being active in the kitchen. Here is a sample of our month's plate exchange.

The Plate Coming South - Home Baked Cookies

 The Plate Returned North - Nothing home baked, not even home made.

The Plate Coming South (Again) - Home baked most beautiful Easter cookies, just look at the baked-in jelly beans.

The Plate Returned South - with, again, nothing home made, but at least they were baked somewhere from scratch.


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sunday @ Green Lemongrass

Sunday January 20, 2013 I wrote an article titled Sunday @ Green Lemongrass

Two years later, I continue to go to Green Lemongrass on Sundays and it still serves exceptionally freshly made good food with the nicest service.

This Sunday, I tried their pineapple milkshake, a definite repeat order.

But the usually repeated order is my favourite beef satay with Vietnamese spring rolls over noodles. 

Add an extra order of spring rolls and you can have a delicious meal for less than...

 No wonder this place has a 92% Like on Zomato Urban Spoon.

Green Lemongrass
1086 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC

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