Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Baan Wasana

It's my second time at Baan Wasana. My first visit was enjoyable so I thought it would be nice to have another lunch gathering there when my friends decided to meet up around Kerrisdale area for coffee.

Their service is friendly, but I actually didn't get to know about their veggie menu until the second time there. First time we just asked to have veggie versions prepared and the second time we mentioned we are all vegetarians and the waitress came back with the veggie menu and told us instead of the regular oyster sauce, they use mushroom sauce. It's always great to see a separate vegetarian menu and feel loved :D

veggie menu

my pad thai

friends' thai iced tea and pad ke mao

Everyone enjoyed their food and the meal portions are pretty large too. The place is not big but both times we were able to get seating for 4 or more people at the back no problem. Nice to have the back area to ourselves but the downside is it's by the kitchen and it gets very hot. It's definitely a nice little restaurant to dine at when you are in Kerrisdale. I will come back again for more veggie thai food for sure.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Waffle Gone Wild

I thought I have finished this and posted it already but apparently it has been sitting in my saved posts for months... So back in May I took my sis-in-law, niece and Korean twin sis to Waffle Gone Wild using this voucher I bought online. Everyone was busy on different days and finally we decided to go on a Tuesday, which I was wondering to myself at the time why I felt we couldn't agree on a day when Tues was wide open. And when we got there, I remembered why... they are closed on Tuesdays... I have checked their website before but after a bunch of rescheduling I forgot about their day-off. So we had to go back again the next day.

Clean and cozy inside. We picked the sit by the end wall. The owner was very friendly and helpful that she kept coming by to ask if we needed any help and also explained to us what was included and not included on the menu with the voucher. For drinks we decided on getting two matcha latte, one hot chocolate and a bubble tea. 

For waffles we got strawberry, banana nutella, and one with ice cream, also a savory one with apple and cheese. We get to have one free add-on to each of our waffles. What we actually wanted was ice cream but I ordered mochi ice cream instead of real scoops of ice cream :( Somehow I misread mochi ice cream for matcha ice cream. But waffles were still yummy and mochi ice cream was good as always. We had a fun time enjoying our food and drinks and chatted away like we were the only table there. We will for sure come back again for more waffles and girl dates :)

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Vancouver Veggi Pizza

We have been ordering from Vancouver Veggi Pizza for a few times now since my friend mentioned it to us. Their big selling points for them are of course all vegetarian pizzas and that they use cheese without rennet. They also have specialty pizzas that are pretty cool like their paneer special. So one large pizza is $14 and the 2 for 1 deal is two large pizzas for $25. So far we are pretty happy with their pizzas. We have tried all the pizzas and have ordered Canadian pizza the most. I'm hoping to try the veggie burger sometimes in the future too :)

(I found this menu online and have been using it to order)

(in store menu)



(canadian pizza)

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Friday, March 8, 2013

The Parker

Last week for a good friend's birthday, I thought we should go try out The Parker, another recently opened vegetarian restaurant in Vancouver.  We weren't sure if we needed reservation but I was glad we did, because when we got there around 7:30pm, the place was pretty much packed. The restaurant is small, maybe 5 or so tables for 2 and then bar seats. 

We each got one of the none alcoholic drink they have, it was good :) After looking through the menu we decided to just get everything except the Ravioli. Since it's sharing style and on the bottom of the menu it says 5 plates for 2 people is suggested, 11 items sounded about right for 4 of us. 

First dish we got. I actually don't think this is on the menu, but I think they were quail eggs.

Then Kimchi.
Sunchoke soup with Taro chips (sooo good)

Taro chips and Warm Jersey Blue Cheese with sesame crackers

Chickpea fries with special house-made ketchup (gooood)

Barbecue mushroom mini tacos

Kohlrabi (pickled ginger with miso dressing and seaweed) (not too bad)

Radishes (with salt and butter)

Potato Gnocchi(top) Shiitake mushroom and smoked soy(bottom)

Sous Vide Beets

Braised beans (not bad)

Finally, my friend ordered the Mini Creme Brulee from the dessert menu.

In the beginning we were all thinking that we were probably going to be still hungry after all the dishes. We had three big guys and one hungry breastfeeding mom, but surprisingly we all felt pretty full afterwards. Chickpea fries, Sunchoke soup with Taro Chips, and Braised beans were the dishes we enjoyed the most after trying out all the items we ordered. We would definitely recommend ordering the chickpea fries and the soup. In fact the table next to us, who came in after us that looked like they had been there before, the only things they ordered were the fries and soup. They knew what to go for ;)

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Fish House In Stanley Park

We were lucky, happened to pick a beautiful sunny Saturday for our friend's baby shower. It was a surprise one too, we all arrived a little early at The Fish House in Stanley Park, waiting for her to show up. I didn't know if parking was easy or close, turned out there is a pay parking right by The Fish House and tennis courts.

There were 9 of us, all mamas, two kids and one mama-to-be. It was funny how many families with babies were there for brunch that day :) I looked around and there were at least 3 other tables holding little ones, and that's just on this side of the restaurant.

Before the meals came, a basket of bread and butter came and also a croissant or a mini blueberry muffin was offered, I picked the muffin :)

There are about two or three vegetarian items on the brunch menu. I ordered the vegetarian benedict. Nothing too special for vegetarians on the menu but the benedict was nicely prepared.

The service was great, the waiter was really nice and the restaurant atmosphere was quiet and comfortable, I certainly hope we weren't too loud. It was great for our gathering, I think everyone enjoyed the baby shower there. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Capstone Tea & Fondue

This is another very delayed post :P It was a girls night out last summer, we decided to try out Capstone at the Richmond location for more convenient parking. It was about 2/3 full when we arrived, only 2 people working at the restaurant that night so the service was a little slow.   

After looking over the menu, between the four of us, I think we got the ice cream truffle fondue and the cheesecake decadent fondue. 

my tea


They didn't have all the flavours of ice cream that night, from the picture it looked like we had maybe 2 or 3 different flavours. I really enjoyed the ice cream in chocolate fondue, it was really really good. There were also biscuits, cheesecakes, fruits and breads. Definitely too much food for us. We had to pack a lot of leftovers home.


I just love how the chocolate hardens right away into a thin crust outside of the ice cream :) So I would for sure go back again for more yummy ice cream fondue!

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