11 Best Restaurant and Bar Experiences in Vancouver in January 2012

Posted by on Feb 17, 2012

In the Best Restaurant Meals series, I curate my most noteworthy nosh from the past week(s) with mobile photos.

After spending 2 months in Austin Texas, I was jonesing for proper Asian food so you will see a theme here.  It was nice to be home, despite the gloomy and frigid weather. Good thing the food hit the spot and warmed me right up.  Here are some of my most memorable meals.

January, 2012

Diva at the Met

Power lunch at Diva at the Met by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Power lunch at Diva at the Met: Parsnip velouté, duck paté, lobster spaetzle.

Dessert: white chocolate avocado marquise, coconut, kalamansi, black sesame at Diva at the Met by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Dessert: white chocolate avocado marquise, coconut, kalamansi, black sesame at Diva at the Met

Suika Izakaya

Grilled pork jowl at Suika Izakaya Vancouver by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Grilled pork jowl with grated daikon and ponzu at Suika Izakaya

Tako Carpaccio with Yuzu at Suika Izakaya Vancouver by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Tako Carpaccio with Yuzu at Suika Izakaya

Sashimi at Suika Izakaya Vancouver by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Sashimi at Suika Izakaya

Zakkushi-Charcoal Grill

Uni Sashimi at  Zakkushi-Charcoal Grill Vancouver by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Fresh Uni Sashimi at Zakkushi-Charcoal Grill

Yakitori at  Zakkushi-Charcoal Grill Vancouver by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Yakitori: heart, tongue, gizzard, liver, squid cartilage

Matcha dorayaki dessert at  Zakkushi-Charcoal Grill Vancouver by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Matcha dorayaki dessert: matcha and azuki ice cream sandwich

Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Bento lunch at ORU in the Fairmont Pacific Rim by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Bento lunch at Oru in the Fairmont Pacific Rim: prawn miso soup, salmon sashimi, butter chicken, matcha layered cake with yuzu

Verace Pizzeria

Pizzas at Verace Pizzeria Vancouver by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Neapolitan Pizzas at Verace Pizzeria, Chinatown Vancouver

Top Cantonese Restaurant

Dim Sum in Vancouver by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Cheap and cheerful dim sum. This was at Top Cantonese, a decent place at good value.

Yew at the Four Seasons

Seafood tower Yew Four Seasons Vancouver by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Seafood tower for 2 at Yew in Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver: Tuna tataki, Salmon, Dungeness Crab Salad, Scallop Carpaccio, Fresh BC Oysters

UVA at Moda Hotel

Pasta and risotto lunch at UVA at Moda Hotel by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Pasta and risotto lunch at UVA at Moda Hotel Vancouver

Clough Club

Apiary cocktail at Clough Club in Gastown by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Apiary cocktail at Clough Club in Gastown. Bourbon, lemon lime, egg white, walnut bitters, honeycomb. Amazing.

The Union Bar

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Dessert at Union Bar Vancouver by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Fell in love with Union Bar's Pandan Coconut Pannacotta with a caramelized baby banana.

Southeast Asian Cocktails at The Union Bar by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Southeast Asian Cocktails at The Union Bar

L’Abattoir

Banana Daiquiri at L'Abattoir Gastown Vancouver by Melody Fury Photography. Food, Drink, Restaurant Photographer and Writer in Vancouver BC and Austin TX

Banana Daiquiri Cocktail in L'abattoir Gastown. This bar can do no wrong.

 

 

 

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  • http://michaelkwan.com Michael Kwan

    L’Abattoir was great! I went during Dine Out and had a great experience. 

    http://btr.michaelkwan.com/2012/02/07/dine-out-vancouver-labattoir-in-gastown/ 

    I really like Zakkushi too. 

  • http://www.baconismagic.ca/ Ayngelina

     The grilled pork jowl looks delicious.

  • http://www.gourmetfury.com/ Melody Fury

    Oh it was! It’s my favourite cut on a pig :)

  • Degan Walters

    I do love that banana daiquiri!