Food, Glorious food.

We went to a few restaurants on our Vancouver Vacation, 2008

Our son and daughter introduced us to India Bistro, in Vancouver city, which was a cool haven on a hot 31 degrees Celsius day.

 Pillowed booths, soft lighting from jewelled lanterns and an authentic taste of India make this casual Davie Street bistro a gem.” –

The colorful and spicy food was served in stainless steel containers with Tea candles inside to keep the food warm. We had Naan, Delicious Butter Chicken, etc.

The Guu|
Click above for photos of  The Guu|

They also took as to The Guu| a Japanese restaurant on Thurlow, Downtown, Vancouver. We went to The Guu to celebrate. We have been in Canada for ten years, (I have made a project for our 10 year Anniversary) and we are going to be grandparents! And what a celebration it was !

When we entered they loudly greeted us, the Chefs and other waiters shouted a greeting back, our waiter shouted our orders to the chefs, who shouted back, all in Japanese of course. We sat at the counter to watch the chefs at work and the food was delicious. We shared our dishes of Deep fried Brie, Grilled Pork Belly & Garlic skewers, Pumpkin Croquette Ball, Deep-Fried Japanese Pancake Served with Tonkatsu & Mayonnaise Sauce, etc. I didn’t have the scallops or squid and we didn’t try out the Pork Intestines or Deep-Fried Octopus Balls. When we left we were loudly waved and bowed at and I bowed back.

Izakaya is a type of Japanese bar or restaurant that is very popular in Japan among the twenty-something crowd. The many small dishes that you’ll find at an Izakaya are creative and inexpensive, and are enough of an attraction in themselves, even if you don’t order drinks.” ” As soon as you enter the usually crowded, small room, the staff (including the chefs) will shout out a energetic greeting in Japanese.” “I recommend sitting at the bar (shown above), where you can watch the chefs working, and you can admire the vast spread of food that the chefs have laid out.” – Food Vancouver

Another exciting restaurant we went to in Vancouver city is The Naam a vegetarian restaurant with lots of character, great service and great food.

The Naam is a vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of Vancouver’s Kitsilano district. It is the city’s oldest natural foods restaurant, with over 30 years of cooking tradition.” – Dine Here

I had the Teriyaki Stir Fry and they had the Enchilada Platter.

“An enchilada is a traditional Mexican dish, which is made in many very different ways. It is typically made with a corn (maize) tortilla dipped briefly in hot lard or oil to soften then dipped in the chosen enchilada sauce. The tortillas are filled and rolled up, placed in a casserole dish, then layered with sauce and possibly other additions such as cheese and chopped onions or olives. – Wikipedia

On Vancouver island during our B. C. Vacation ’08 we a great had dinner at Fish Tails Cafe in Qualicum Beach.

Fish Tails Cafe Qualicum Beach.

We didn’t know it at the time, but the Maitre ‘d was was born, raised and educated in South Africa.

“The Lighthouse Pub has been a popular gathering spot for locals and tourists alike since 1988. Nestled on the Sunshine Coast at the entrance to Porpoise Bay.We had dinner at The Lighthouse Pub twice, the first time I had the Union Jack Fish ‘n Chips and Mr. Tokeloshe had the Blackbeard Peppercorn Steak.

The Lighthouse Pub has outstanding views of the natural beauty, sunsets, float planes (as they land and take off), and the marina. Only minutes from Downtown Sechelt, the Pub is handy for lunch and dinner.” – The Lighthouse Pub

The second time, I had the “TRADE WIND FAJITAS Marinated with chili & lime, served to your table in a sizzling hot skillet with onions & bell peppers. On the side: refried beans, lettuce, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa and warm flour tortillas to build your own…”

On the side: refried beans, lettuce, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa and warm flour tortillas to build your own…”

The second time Mr. T had the “CAPTAIN’S PLATTER A selection of scallops, prawns, oysters, and halibut breaded and served to satisfy any seafood lover… Served with fries.”

Hamburger at the Sportsman’s Steak & Pizza House, Port Mc Neill, Vancouver Island, B.C.

I had a great Lasagna at the Sportsman’s Steak & Pizza House, Port Mc Neill, Vancouver Island, B.C.

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