Saturday, 7 July 2012

Vancouver Travel Diary - Two

This post is all about the delicious, yummy stuff I at while in Vancouver. If you missed the previous post about what I did/like to do in the city click here. As I mentioned in the previous post the bf and I discovered several places we love to eat when he lived there. We went back to each and every one of these and added a few new ones to our list.
I went to the famous Japadog after seeing it on Eat St. I had the Beef Terimayo (fried onions, teriyaki sauce and Japanese Mayo). It was yummy and worth a try but I didn't love it.
I ate this delicious banitza from Acacia Fillo Bar on Denman Street. It was AMAZE!! GO THERE! 

And how could I go all the way to Vancouver and not visit the famous Cupcakes store! There are a few in the city stocked with yummy cupcakes. My faves are red velvet and anything with coconut icing YUM!! Have you ever seen their TV show on the W network?
We also went back to Mink where they have the
most interesting and yummy chocolates. I highly
recommend the "Greetings from Canada," not
just because I'm Canadian lol!

Our fave Thai place is called Sala Thai. Lucky for us
our friend Pairry is Thai and is friends with the owners so we got to bypass the long line ... sssshhhhh! She swears it's the most authentic in the city.

Enjoying this light, fluffy vanilla bean cake at Thierry.
This place has the most awesome deserts and fancy coffees.
Me all excited and ready to have a feast :)

I saved the best for last!!! 

If you're in the mood for a really nice dinner check out Chambar. Chamber is a Belgian restaurant owned and operated by Chef Nico Schuermans. It is my favourite restaurant ... period! I have tried to find something comparable to it here in Toronto but so far no luck. The atmosphere is great - dimly lit with red walls and great music. The food is to die for! The Le Camping desert (pictured below) is probably the best desert I have ever had. 

A great spot for brunch is Cafe Medina. It has the same owners and chef as Chambar (go figure) and is located next door to Chambar. We went there for the first time on this trip and it was soooo good! I am such a brunch person and the Belgian brunch I had there was so different from anything I have ever had before. They have the most delicious Belgian waffles served with toppings like milk chocolate lavender and white chocolate pistachio rosewater. We had one with dark chocolate and a second with salted caramel and they were sooo good that they disappeared before I could get a photo. The lavender latte I had was also yummy. To say I was in heaven is an understatement. I really wish that Cafe Medina was located in Toronto :(

Cafe Medina Fricasse: fried eggs, braised short ribs, roasted potatoes, smoked applewood cheddar

Cafe Medina Tagine: poached eggs, spicy tomato stew, merguez sausage, sundried black olives, cilantro
Chambar Fletan et Petits Pois: roasted halibut, sweet peas, saffron curry veloute, jalepeno sauce verte

Chambar Le Camping: graham cracker ice cream (soo good), salted chocolate cremeux, toasted meringue. 

So there you have it. That's what we ate, which was of course a really important part of our trip. If you go to Vancouver I hope you have a chance to visit one, or two, or three of these places. 

If you have any suggestions for other great Vancouver eats please let me know.

Bon Appetit!


Isabel said...

now im really hungry. a smoothie isnt going to cut it

Shybiker said...

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm! Makes me want to jump on a plane!

Nice picture of you, too.

Bola said...

Thanks Shybiker. The food was great. Do jump on a plane lol!

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

Look at those desserts, those cupcakes particularly! And you look gorgeous Bola :) xoxox

Bola said...

Thanks Vanisha! Really sweet!