Archive for August, 2007

 

The Templeton (Granville Street)

The Templeton (web site, address: 1087 Granville Street, Vancouver, phone: 604-685-4612) is an authentic 1950’s diner that serves modernized, surprisingly healthy food. They serve breakfast until 3pm and their “Big Breakfast” is enough for even the biggest appetities (well, maybe not the biggest, but the portions are very generous). Homemade pies, milk shakes, veggie and meat burgers, as well as fancy entrees such as Ahi-tuna, are all available at reasonable prices. Pictured below are the Mangled Eggs (under $10) which are a delicious breakfast item.

Breakfast eggs in a croissant (Mangled Eggs)

15,144 views - Posted Saturday, August 11th, 2007

 

Honjin Japanese Restaurant (Yaletown) – Part 2

Another visit to Honjin Japanese Restaurant in Yaletown (address: 138 Davie Street, Vancouver, phone: 604-688-8808) and I enjoyed some more of their inventive sushi rolls. Pictured below are the Rainbow Roll (a California roll with raw seafood on top) and the Sunshine Roll (with mango and prawn tempura). This restaurant is consistently one of my coworkers’ favorites for delicious and creative sushi dishes in the downtown Yaletown area. Visit my previous review for more details.

Rainbow Roll Sushi
Rainbow Roll ($6.95)

Sunshine roll sushi with mango
Sunshine Roll -sushi with mango, salmon, and prawn tempura

9,051 views - Posted Friday, August 10th, 2007

 

Vancouver Chinatown

Vancouver’s Chinatown (web site: http://vancouverchinatown.ca) is located within walking distance just east of downtown Vancouver and is a great place to taste delicious dim-sum and pastries from one of the many bakeries, or stock up on fresh, very affordable vegetables such as those from the market pictured below (on Powell Street). A nice place to spend a few hours in tranquility is the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (web site) which is a Ming-Dynasty style garden that is famous for its stunning architecture.

Vancouver's Chinatown

14,974 views - Posted Saturday, August 4th, 2007