Just a quick update on where we've been eating!
Between school and work E and I have been chowing down at a few restaurants in the last couple of weeks. I would love to cook dinner at home more often but I find that once I'm home I just want to watch the Food Network and eat ice cream all night. Who has time to cook anyways?
Oyster – Seafood & Raw Bar
475 Howe St Vancouver (604) 899-0323
This little raw bar is located in the old stock exchange building on Pender and Howe. Tiny little place. A bunch of us tried out their happy hour “a buck-a-shuck” oyster specials. We had their Summer Breeze and Royal Miyagi oysters. It's a nice cozy little place if you just want to grab a quick snack and a glass of wine after work. But if your looking to sit down longer and have a bigger dinner I would suggest Rodney's in Yaletown, because I enjoy the people that work there and the atmosphere is livelier.
2095 Commercial Dr Vancouver, BC (604) 558-4641
Beef Rengdeng, Roti Canai with a chicken curry sauce, the Vancouver Smoked Meat Sandwich served with Pickles and Tangent's special mustard and a plate of Truffle Fries. The service was great, our server was very accommodating but we weren't a big fan of the Beef Rengdeng. Would we go back? Maybe, if we were craving truffle fries.
909 W Cordova St Vancouver BC (604) 420-4272
I always find myself at one of the four Hapa’s whenever there’s a birthday and everyone just wants drinks and tapas. I always have a good time at Hapa Izakaya, but I can never document my entire meal because by the time I take one picture of a dish 2 other dishes have already been gobbled up by someone. So this is what I documented during B’s birthday. There were 15 of us and we easily had 40-plus dishes of tapas. Tuna Carpaccio, Sockeye Salmon and Scallop Tartare.
2724 W 4th Ave Vancouver (604) 738-7151
Milano Quesadillas – sundried tomatoes, green onions, jalapenos and cheese on grilled whole wheat tortillas. The Naam Burger Plater – served with sesame fries, miso gravy and a salad. The Naam is a quaint little Vegetarian restaurant that’s open 24/7! I quite like this place, can’t wait to try their breakfast!
Enjoy, because we sure did.