August Part III : 2011
ROAD FOOD: Vancouver and Burnaby
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We spent the month of August in Southern California
and points north
up the coast to Redmond, WA and Vancouver, BC.
I was away from my kitchen - but we ate very
Presented here are some of the highlights.
Meeting of the "Choy Girls" in Burnaby: Velda,
We met up in Vancouver Chinatown on Sat, Aug.
27th for...more food!
This was at East Fusion Restaurant in the mall
- noted for their wontons.
Some of the dishes we had for lunch:
Buddah's Delight - one of my favourites.
Bad picture, but the wontons should be called
They were huge and delicious:-)
We also had wonton with noodles. 2 bowls did
the 7 of us.
The bill only came to +90.00 and I think we had
at least 7 dishes.
This was new for me - ho fun stir-fried with
shrimp and egg sauce.
Very good - slips down into the tummy so fast
you don't realize how much you are eating!
With full stomachs, we walked around Chinatown
and were drawn in by this lovely lady
who brewed us many varieties of tea.
She knew she had Ilym and me hooked when we smelled
the jasmine tea
- incredible fragrance - $80.00 per container!
Buy 3 and get 2 free. Ilym beat me to the cashier:-)
La Casa Gelato! Over 200 flavours of gelato! How can one decide?
It was hard at Berrybliss Yogurt ... Could get filled up with samples.
The line-up was very long. To speed up service, you buy tokens - for
1, 2, 3. etc. scoops.
The crazy flavours...Wasabi, Basil and Balsamic,
Durian, Curry Peanut Butter...or crazier still...VANILLA!
Basil and Pernod - my choice! I resisted and
just had one scoop -
- still full from lunch, and there's promise
of a huge supper feast coming up!
Bill's choices: Mango Ginger, and Chocolate Jack
Daniels. He even shared ;-)
Yan's Garden - Sister Sue Sem's treat! She pre-ordered
4 dungenese crabs.
They were brought out for inspection with a guarantee
that these WILL be the ones served!
She is a regular at least twice a week customer,
and she always gets the royal treatment:-)
So, 4 large very lively crabs await us;-)
House-made OXO sauce - made with dried seafood,
hot oils, etc.
Excellent texture and flavour. Great with anything!
First course: Peking Duck - carved and eaten
with pancakes, hoisin sauce, green onion spears, etc.
Our server was very skilled in carving. The skin
was crispy and thin. YUM!
2nd course: Fish maw soup - a family favourite.
Cousin Paul is making sure that everyone gets
fair share with maybe a little fuller bowl for him ;-)
Peking duck fried rice!
After the first course, the rest of the duck
meat was diced and made into perfect fried rice.
Wok Hai was definitely there!
Lettuce wrap - can't remember what all was in
but I can almost taste it still ;-)
Crab served one way - green onion, ginger, garlic
sauce over noodles.
The noodles soaked up the extra sauce and oh
There were leftovers for supper the next day.
The other two crabs were served dry fried with
salt, pepper, garlic and ginger.
Must have been too busy eating to take a picture!
Kung Pao shrimp
Tofu with shredded dried scallop and noodles.
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