The Bibo (website, map, menu, 1835 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, phone: 604-568-6177) is a newly opened Italian restaurant in Kitsilano that serves authentic pizza, pasta, antipasto, and desserts. The restaurant kindly provided the delicious pizza photo below, and I look forward to visiting Bibo to try their food!
In the meantime you can read what Vancouver Foodster had to say (click here to read Vancouver Foodster’s review).
Authentic Italian Pizza from the Bibo Italian Restaurant in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The Naam (map, website, 2724 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-738-7151) is one of Vancouver’s oldest vegetarian and natural foods restaurants – my aunt worked there in the 70′s. Open 24 hours, the Naam has great live music in the evenings and is also popular for breakfast and lunch. The dishes are varied with a selection of Enchilada platters, quesadillas, soups, salads, rice bowls, veggie burgers, and noodles.
Pictured below is the enchilada platter I ordered, which is presented in a totally appetizing way that reminds me of a purposeful chaos or even a cacophony of delectable ingredients. Prices at the Naam are quite reasonable with most dishes in the $9 to $15 range.
Enchilada platter from the Naam vegetarian restaurant in Vancouver BC Canada.
Tempeh Reuben veggie burger platter from the Naam restaurant in Kitsilano Vancouver BC Canada.
Interior of the Naam vegetarian restaurant in Kitsilano Vancouver BC Canada (open 24 hours).
Banana Leaf’s website explains more about Malaysian Cuisine:
Malaysian fare isn’t about a singular distinctive taste, but about diversity, with a blend of culinary inspiration from India, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Eurasia, and Malaysia’s indigenous population. It combines the best of South East Asia, from India’s roti canai, Singapore’s laksa, to China’s Hainanese chicken rice, creating a menu that is a delight to try.
Visitors have many good things to say about Banana Leaf. Rasputin45 writes on the restaurant review site Dinehere.ca:
Banana Leaf is good for almost any occasion. It’s probably our most reliable favorite, a great place to take out of town guests and go for a regular night out with your family as well. At roughly 12 – 20 dollars an entree, it’s a fantastic value as well, especially in the Kits zone of overpriced fare. Our favorites? roti canai, the rendang beef, the lamb dish, sambal green beans, Tofu in Assam sauce, and sayur Lemak.
Pictured below are some dishes I enjoyed when I visited their Kitsilano location earlier this year. A great appetizer or side dish is the Roti Canai, an Indian-influenced puffy bread served with a wonderful rich curry sauce. Also shown is a Malaysian vegetable curry dish (Sayur Lemak) as well as the Nasi Goreng: fried rice with beef, shrimp, egg, tomato, onion and green beans.
I’m looking forward to visiting Banana Leaf again sometime soon.
Roti Canai bread from Banana Leaf Malaysian restaurant in Kitsilano Vancouver BC Canada.
Sayur Lemak Malaysian Vegetable Curry from Banana Leaf restaurant in Kits Vancouver BC Canada.
Nasi Goreng from Banana Leaf Malaysian restaurant in Vancouver BC Canada - Malaysian fried rice with beef, shrimp, egg, tomato, onion and green beans.
Restaurant interior at Banana Leaf Malaysian Restaurant in Vancouver BC Canada.
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