In the Best Restaurant Meals series, I curate my most noteworthy nosh from the past week(s) with mobile photos.
So much for fitting in that wedding dress in 35 days.
September 8 – October 7
The most amazing bento lunch in Downtown, Vancouver. I'll report more on this later. Check back :)
Lunch coma. Housemade pastas: spaghetti bolognese and squash ravioli in sage butter at Uva Wine Bar in Downtown, Vancouver
Negitoro avocado pressed sushi on one-of-a-kind watermelon plate at Suika Izakaya on Broadway, Vancouver. Suika is Japanese for "watermelon" - how adorable. I love how they serve a complimentary salad at lunch while I perused the impressive menu.
Epic oxtail miso ramen at Sukia Izakaya. Intense broth, springy noodles, succulent oxtail, and a few slices of fatty pork for good measure. Perfect for Vancouver's dreary autumn.
It's hot pot season again! Indulging on thinly sliced, incredibly marbled beef at Landmark Hot Pot on Cambie, Vancouver. I love their fresh, bouncy balls (cuttlefish, dace fish, octopus, beef) made in house.
Taro paste filled tapioca pudding with a crumbly "pineapple" crust baked on top. Dim sum hour at Top Cantonese Cuisine on Kingsway, Vancouver.
The first time I've had roti canai without the curry sauce. This flaky and chewy bread has sweetened condensed milk rolled inside. So simple, so frikin good. I feel alive! at Bo Laksa King on E. Hastings, Vancouver
- Fruit of my labour during a Cantonese baking class. These versatile sweet buns, commonly found in Cantonese bakeries, can be filled with anything from matcha custard and sweetened red bean paste (as shown) to curried beef and the classic bbq pork.
My favourite beef tendon dish in Vancouver. Thinly sliced, marinated beef tendon with hot peppers at Peaceful Restaurant on Broadway. You bring my mouth so much joy.
While you're at Peaceful Restaurant, try their famous cumin beef in sesame flat bread. Can'tTalkMouthFull. Their handmade noodles can't be missed either.
Looking for an affordable, unpretentious place with great food? (Aren't we all, all the time). Cafeteria on Main St's $35 3-course prix fixe is impossible to beat. Pictured here: veal schnitzel and snapper bouillabaisse. Conclude with their mindblowing peanut butter pie.
Whipped ricotta Campagnolo Roma on E. Hastings, Vancouver. Their crusty bread with stretchy, moist insides is dangerously good.
What a treat. One of the last cases of 8th Generation Confidence rosé frizzante. Happy sigh.
Grapefruit peel infused bourbon and egg white. Uva in downtown, Vancouver calls it a "red neck's breakfast". I like that.