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Vancouver Report -long w/ pics


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Vancouver Report -long w/ pics

Arlene | Sep 30, 2005 03:35 PM

As a visitor to Vancouver from SF Bay Area I really enjoyed the city. Here are the places we ate at and visited:

We didn't have a car for our 6 day trip (Sept 24-Thurs Sept 29, 2005) and got along fine on the bus, seabus, ferry, and cab. We stayed at the Sandman Suites of Davie, 1160 Davie St, West End Vancouver. It had a kitchen where we made our own breakfast.

Sat lunch:
La Crepe Bretonne
795 Jervis St, Downtown 604-608-1266
This place was packed, service was slow because they were so busy. Food is good. Homemade soup seem to change daily. Shared a cup of mushroom soup-lots of flavor. Warm goat cheese salad-about 6 slices of baguette w/ warm goat cheese, and tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers and salad. Crepes-didn't care for the buckwheat crepe-too gritty (would get white) but the shrimp crepe w/ leeks and sauce is really good.

Sat dinner: Samurai Japanese Restaurant on Davie St, West End. Had to wait in line but it moves fast. We ate at the sushi bar. All sushis were good. Recommended.

then took 2 buses to Richmond Night Market-last weekend (9/24-25) It was great eating more food from the vendors. Got egglette waffles, dumplings, dragon beard candy. Cash only, recommended for next yr if u can make it. Very crowded though.

Sun lunch: Hon's Wun Tun House. 1339 Robson St, Downtown, cash only. Opens at 11am-dinner every day. Got wontons rice noodles, bbq pork and chinese broccoli ($9), and order of shrimp rice noodles (not on menu). Very good stuff.

Cupcakes for snack-1116 Denman St. Open 7 days 10am-11p. tried diva and lemon drop. Good if u like lots of frosting and it's $2.25 each, 6 for $12, or if they have day-old it's 6 for $8.

Sun dinner: Bridges on Granville Island. Got the Manhattan clam chowder-just ok $9!! mussels, and fish and chips. Everything was ok but Expensive. Stick to the seafood caesar salad-seems everyone was getting it.

Mon lunch: hotdog from a street corner $3.50. decent
Then went across the street for Sharwama at a place near the Vancouver Public Library. Good chicken sharwama.

Mon dinner: Stepho's Souvlakia, 1124 Davie St, West End. 604-683-2555. It's really good food and cheap, big portions. soup is great-egg lemon soup, eggplant appetizer, roast lamb dinner we shared. Enough for 4ppl. Highly recommended, go early or be prepared to wait in a long line.

Tues lunch: after hiking up Grouse Mtn (The Grind our time 2hrs!) ate at the cafe-nachos (most expensive nachos ever), muffalata (why i don't know)-decent but pricey $7.50 or something, soup-don't remember. Would get the chicken sandwich w/ warm cheese if I had to eat there.

Tues dinner: Thai Away Home-local chain. Decent green curry chicken, pad thai. didn't like veggie curry-no taste. take-out around $30.

Wed lunch: Kirin Mandarin Restaurant, 1166 Alberni St, downtown. It's decent dim sum: good har gow and shrimp dumplings. They didn't have pan-fried taro, and we didn't get our order of chicken feet. It's expensive and no carts which I prefer, $37 for 2 after tip-only 6 dishes. Not recommended unless on business account.

wed dinner: La Crepe Bretonne again. Got asparagus soup-very tasty, warm goat salad-love it. Hubby got a baked crepe-too much cheese otherwise salmon and leeks fine.

afterwards Mondo Gelato on Robson for more gelato. Everything is good there.

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