Archive for October, 2007


Falafel House (Granville, Downtown)

Falafel House (902 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, phone 604-806-0045) is a fast food restaurant that serves Lebanese cuisine. Choose from a chicken or beef donair, a chicken schwarma plate, a falafel plate, or a vegetarian plate (pictured below). The vegetarian plate comes with rice wrapped in grape leaves, a samosa, some falafel, humus and pita bread, as well as two kinds of salads. It is around $6.00 plus tax.

Falafel House is big enough to seat maybe around 10 to 15 people comfortably, but is also popular for take out. The restaurant is located near the many night clubs on the Granville Strip downtown, and is open late.

Update June 1st 2008: The Falafel House restaurant has changed to a pizza place, which is also open late.

Falafel Plate Lebanese Food

Greek salad

41,193 views - Posted Monday, October 22nd, 2007


Oriental Buffet (Surrey)

The Oriental Buffet near Guildford Shopping Mall (15140 – 101st Ave., Surrey, BC, phone 604-583-8893) is a huge all-you-can-eat restaurant that has a big selection of Chinese and Japanese items (some of which are pictured below).

Be adventurous and try some Peking Duck on a crepe with hoi-sin sauce and green onion, or how about some Japanese sushi, Chinese dim-sum, deep fried crab legs (pictured below), or the old favorites such as barbecued pork or chicken, popcorn shrimp, mussels, sweet and sour, wonton soup - you name it!! Finish off with some icecream, cake, jello, or mango pudding for dessert.

This restaurant is very popular with Chinese tour groups; the tour buses pull up and the high volume of customers keeps the food fresh. Dinner per person is a reasonable $14.99 plus tax; various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also available at an additional cost.

Chinese buffet items from Oriental Buffet in Surrey

Deep fried Crab legs

Oriental Buffet on Urbanspoon

70,511 views - Posted Sunday, October 21st, 2007


Samurai Japanese Restaurant (part 3)

Samurai Japanese Restaurant (1108 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, phone 604-609-0078) is one of my favorite Japanese restaurants for fresh, high quality sushi creations and combinations at reasonable prices. Pictured below is the Chicken Teriyaki and sushi/sashimi combination that is also served with a bowl of rice, green salad, and tempura, all for $12.95.  View more photos: part 2, part 1

Chicken Teriyaki

Sushi and Sashimi combination

30,601 views - Posted Saturday, October 20th, 2007