Archive for June, 2008

 

Hon Jin Japanese Restaurant (part 4)

I made another visit to Honjin Sushi Japanese Restaurant (menu, map, 138 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-688-8808), one of my favorite places for a sushi lunch in downtown Vancouver.

Pictured below are the Ebi Sunomono Salad, Tuna and Salmon Sashimi, Pan Fried Gyoza, Sunshine Roll, and Yam Tempura.

Our total bill came out to $20 per person including tax and tip (including some items not pictured). View Part 3 for more photos and more info.

Ebi sunomono salad

(above) Ebi sunomono salad (shrimp and cold noodles in a sweet tangy broth)

Tuna and salmon sashimi

(above) Tuna and Salmon sashimi

Japanese Gyoza

(above) Pan fried Gyoza

Sunshine Roll sushi

(above) Sunshine Roll sushi

Japanese Yam Tempura from Honjin Japanese Restaurant in Vancouver

(above) Japanese Yam Tempura from Honjin Japanese Restaurant in Vancouver

12,227 views - Posted Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

 

White Spot Vancouver – Part 2

I made another visit to White Spot in downtown Vancouver (click here for location and more info), and enjoyed their Salmon Burger lunch special (pictured below), which was a reasonable $11.99 and came with a very large Caesar salad. This was some of the best food I’ve ever had at White Spot, and I gobbled it up so fast that I was finished much sooner than my coworkers.

White Spot (web site) is a chain of restaurants that serves Canadian/American style food. This downtown location (80 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, phone 604-662-3066) is really close to downtown theatres, the Granville St. Entertainment district, and BC Place Stadium (home of the BC Lions Football Team) as well as GM Place Stadium (home of the Vancouver Canucks). View Part 1 for more info and another photo from White Spot.

Salmon Burger at White Spot in Vancouver

Salmon burger from White Spot in downtown Vancouver ($11.99)

11,715 views - Posted Friday, June 13th, 2008

 

Radha Yoga & Eatery (Chinatown)

Radha Yoga and Eatery (web site, 728 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-605-0011) is a yoga studio in Chinatown that offers high-quality, 100% vegan dining, from Thursday to Saturday.

Trentm writes on Dinehere.ca (read review):

Radha has a great atmosphere, with hardwood floors and exposed brick in a big, open space. The live folk music really added to the relaxing, calm feel of the place. It’s also such a treat to go out for dinner on a friday night and not have to fight the crowds or feel rushed. The food was tasty and presented well…

Pictured below is the Nori Roll (Japanese Seaweed) appetizer, $7.00, which their menu describes as “raw sunflower-hempseed paté, julienne vegetables, sprouts and avocado in toasted nori with homemade pickled ginger and orange dragon dip”. The orange dragon dip is a light soya sauce with a touch of orange juice. Also pictured below is one of their featured main courses for the summer, the Southern Style Tempeh ($13.00). Maple-barbecue glazed tempeh – like tofu but coarser – was served with cornbread, warm summer greens, and seasonal vegetables. It was delicious. My only wish was that there was more glaze / barbecue sauce to soak into the cornbread!

The Chinatown area of Vancouver (where Radha is located) is one of the more graphic neighborhoods, but is quite safe to visit.

Maple Barbecue Glazed Tempeh ($13) from Radha restaurant in Vancouver.

(above) Maple Barbecue Glazed Tempeh ($13) from Radha restaurant in Vancouver.

Raw Nori rolls at Radha restaurant ($7.00)

Raw Nori rolls at Radha restaurant ($7.00)

11,255 views - Posted Thursday, June 12th, 2008