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Commercial Drive

The food is fair to good - have only tried the Malay dishes. Aside from Roti Canai, had Beef Rendang and Veg curry other nights - these were ok. Came with tasty sambal green beans and very good optional roti.
On jazz nights - plenty busy. Vibe is laid back neighborhood joint (service varies from very good to forgetful). They seem to have Jazz on Thurs nights too.

Beers are well chosen and seem to be Belgian leaning - Dageraad, Bomber, Upright often figure on tap list. I've not had a good look at their bottled list.

It can be very warm in there on a warm night - though overhead fans help a bit. There's also a slim patio on side.

Commercial Drive

Tangent cafe, particularly on Sunday nights when they have live jazz is a good spot. Small but interesting craft beer list, menu is a mix of Malay and western. Surprisingly good Roti Canai.

Where to buy Lotte Mochi Ice Cream?

H Mart?
Kim's on Broadway?

I Guess It Was Inevitable-Artisan Perogies

Hah, I've pinched 1000s of "ped(r)aheh" in my formative years in Alberta. Nothing like a big wedding in a country community hall. The whole thing a community affair with an army of helpers teaming up to make the dumplings also
- nachinka (like a baked polenta with onions and bacon)
- holubsti (cabbage rolls - but I always preferred my family's sarma)
- nalyshyky (cheese stuffed crepes - we'd make trays of mini ones with a cream sauce over the whole thing)
- lots of other goodies to fuel a night of polka-ing

The wheat-poppyseed-honey dish is kutya. More specifically for Xmas eve - a part of the meatless menu.

Looks like Cheemo are fancying up their product line and packaging http://www.cheemo.com/index.html

Explains why I can't find the little bags of potato and cottage cheese that I like the simpleness of.

May need to prep a batch for the freezer.

Current fave inexpensive to moderate Victoria restaurants?

Great intel - thanks Cassie!

Current fave inexpensive to moderate Victoria restaurants?

I hope you get there sometime - closest we've ever experienced here to homey cooking we had in Japan.

Our strategy: sign up for Harbour Air's seat sale emails and hop one of their fligths over early on a Friday morning (we also do standby - bring reading in case of long wait), back home Sunday, figure out accoms when there. I make a beeline from HA's term to Rebar for light juice and snack brekky (another very affordable fave for any meal of the day) then over to Uchida for lunch. Day's special, grilled mackerel, salad - oishi des! (or straight to Uchida if on a later flight)

Current fave inexpensive to moderate Victoria restaurants?

I love, love, love Uchida - a humble little Japanese eatery


Visiting Vancouver early August from Toronto: Seafood/veg-friendly and tasty suggestions?

Yew restaurant is my top fish and seafood pic. They offer a vegan menu as well.

For very creative vegan, check out the Acorn on main street. Lovely and very satisfying dishes that this omnivore is happy to have. Great cocktails. No resos - and sit at the bar if you don't want to wait as long (I find the bar comfier too - hate the random kitchen chairs in there).

Any great Thai in Vancouver?

Of those, I think Jitlada has the most relaxed and quiet atmosphere with excellent, attentive service. Excellent food though it's been a while since I went. The seating is very comfortable having been inherited from Cru

I don't share the love many here have for Benjarong. Food was pretty sub-par on the one visit I made last year.

Kits Happenings Part II (Jan 2014 onwards)

So very glad to read this - great (I'm anticipating) Vietnamese on my way home from work. Perfect!

Your pick for happy hour in Vancouver (food and drink)

Yup, not too happy for this 9-5 working plebe. Add commute time (no options near my office) and I'll need HH til 7 pm please.

Ditalini noodle?

Pretty sure I've seen at Donald's market - both locations.

Your pick for happy hour in Vancouver (food and drink)

As mentioned in the A/C thread: Steel Toad for their pizza and beer special for $11. Beer is superb (includes any of their house brewed craft ales), pizza is pretty good and space roomy, air conditioned and comfy. 3-5 pm on weekdays only. The time is a challenge as I typically work past 5.

Tuc's 1/2 price cocktails and $5 ales are great too (theirs run weekends too, I think. Most don't). Dunno if there are food specials too but nibbles are reasonable.

More ideas

Where can I find nduja in Vancouver?


Hot in the city: Chow-worthy restos in Vancouver with air conditioning

Personal size - 12" I found one plenty enough for me.
See happy hour menu (annoyingly, their menus are on pdf)

Sunday evening rec for party of 5

Yew offers their wine list at 1/2 price off a bottle on Sunday nights, that may help keep the tab within budget (as their menu can run high).

Otherwise I would favour l'Abbatoir, Pourhouse.

I hear good things of Annalena on West 1st avenue (a short bus or cab ride from downtown, or a little ferry boat across False Creek (with a bit of a walk)) but I've not been myself.

Hot in the city: Chow-worthy restos in Vancouver with air conditioning

Beer worthy happy hour deal at Steel Toad: thin crust pizza, (proper) pint of house brewed ale with a/c for $11 3? to 5 weekdays. Don't know what rest of menu is like but beers are excellent, pizza was fine and space cool and comfortable on a hot afternoon.

Fish and chips that are worth a drive?

Chungs chips are pretty good - a little scrappy but good flavour. They use Ladner grown Kennebecs so points for being very local. Slaw was tasty too, very fresh and light.

Very low key place in the old Ladner town center. Quiet when we went on a weeknight but I imagine it gets very busy on a sunny weekend day.

Fish and chips that are worth a drive?

I've been to Chungs. Very light, lacy batter that lets the fish shine. I went on a coupon deal that set the menu as the salmon and chips with the candied salmon salad. The latter was ok - fresh veggies but the salmon was more a moist smoke than the chewy candied salmon I think of. Fish was nicely prepared - moist with a very thin layer of crisp batter.

As a bonus, they offer Four Winds beers by the bottle (though were sold out when we went).

Fish and chips that are worth a drive?

I quite like C-lovers halibut and love their chips - prefer their Kennebec chips over the scrappy ones from Go Fish.

Sunday lunch spot-Broadway &Cambie

Great sliders along with really good fries and coleslaw. SO and I will typically get 2 sliders each and one get fries, the other coleslaw, splitting the sides between us.

Kitsilano Daily Kitchen - another try in a tough spot

Looks like you were :-)
I think just short of 5 years is a good run in this town, and in that spot.

Hope to visit AnnaLena, that is now in that space, soon. Hear good things.

Where to buy pre- marinated meats for Korean barbeque

And fresh tofu! (I haven't bought nor looked for meat there either so can't say)

Need Victoria dinner recs. It has been 6 yrs!

Some seriously delicious food at Uchida Japanese Eatery. Tiny place, gets busy so best to be there at opening but worth waiting - or get your meal to go. Weekday lunch only.

The Churchill @ Bedford hotel is a bright light on Victoria's beer scene - great selection (mix of local and US mostly).

Mission coming to West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

I like the look of the remodel - previous incarnations have been rather dreary places. Yay for Blueicus setting up shop so much nearer to me :-)

Dining in Banff National Park

As Banff is in Alberta, you'll probably get more info at the Prairie Provinces board

Here's a recent discussion from there:

OH NO !!! Cartems coming to Main & 6th

Oh gawd - donut sundaes!


And on the way home after I indulge at Campy-Up or Brassneck.

The most intriguing spots in YVR

I haven't been to the Eatery for ~20 years either, as it was pretty awful when I went and never felt the need to go back.

The most intriguing spots in YVR

For Ethiopian, I love Fassil on Broadway

Urbanspoon Becomes Zomato - implications for BC/Vanc and PNW users

Agreed. I get much more out of following bloggers I trust (Sherman, Dennis, Chowtimes, FMF, et).