Long’s Noodle House Vancouver 小龍記麵家 is located on Main Street beside Au Petite Cafe. The space is super small and perhaps no bigger than someone’s master bedroom. Despite the limited space and long line up during lunch and dinner, they have one of the best drunken […]
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How to open a restaurant on a budget and still achieve the hipster cool vibe. The Fish Counter will teach you how to open a restaurant on a budget. You do not need fancy furniture, nor sexy waitresses. You do not need eye catching […]
Hawkers Delight Vancouver is a hole in the wall Malaysian restaurant on Main Street. Barely 200 sqft, this dated kitchen serves up authentic Singaporean, authentic Malaysian cuisine in Vancouver. Popular dishes include Nasi Goreng, Laksa Noodles, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Roti, etc. The prices are dirty cheap around $5 to $6 with generous portions. Seats are not very comfortable and on a hot summer’s day, you are better off ordering take out. If you are looking for more comfortable seating arrangements than Penang Delight Cafe would be your better bet.
Dried Noodle | Mee Pok Been Hoon: Served on a bed of warm dry egg noodles, bean sprouts, veggies, and minced pork.
Laksa: A slight sweet and not very spicy version of Laksa curry noodles. Flavors seems toned down compared to Bo Laksa King on Hastings. Served with tofu puffs, hard boil egg, and minced pork in coconut curry broth.
Roti Canai: This roti was flat and starchy. I didn’t really like this Malaysian pastry pancake much. I think the best roti canai in Vancouver is at Bo Laksa King or Penang Delight. The dipping sauce here was water thin and didn’t have the rich flavors of coconut cream, cloves or star anise.
Hawkers Delight Deli
4127 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P6
Cuisine: Malaysian, Singaporean
Mon-Sat 12pm – 9pm
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November 14, 2013 Vancouver Coastal Health Health Protection Program 1200 – 601 W Broadway. Vancouver, BC. V5Z 4C2 To Whom It May Concern, I just want to bring health inspectors to attention to this establishment where I visited in mid-October. I was at […]
Crave on Main is one of Vancouver’s favorite brunch spots praised for its local fresh ingredients (but then again, most restaurants nowadays all praise to use local and organic ingredients). Anyways, Crave has an urban vibe mixed with minimalistic white wall decor. On those […]
The Acorn is a trendy vegetarian restaurant along Main Street / King Edward – next to Zakkushi Charcoal Grill. It is where hipsters rejoice, independent and consignment fashion stores congregate, and eateries compete. The concept of The Acorn is for refined presentation of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian cuisine. Chef-owner Brian Skinner previously interned at NOMA with Chef Rene Redzepi.
There seems to be a constant fan-base here and line ups are outrageous. They do not take reservations and your full party must be present before they would seat you. I came here after dinner with a few girlfriends for drinks and dessert. The hostess barely greeted us and sat us down. The standoff-ish attitude was already not appetizing. We ordered a few drinks as we examined the menu and proceeded to share one main entree and two desserts amongst 4 girls (our hostess did not seem pleased).
Halloumi 19: It appeared like fish and chips and I almost wanted to mistaken the beer battered halloumi for halibut (but that would be wrong). On the bottom was a patty of zucchini pancake with shredded potatoes in a salty throw. Smashed peas brightened the canvas and the acidity of yogurt, lemon balm reduced the heaviness of deep fried cheese. In the back you can see a Lone Tree Cider.
Lavender + Honey Crème Brulee (GF) 8: A nice caramel torched layer with enough crunch. The custard beneath was creamy smooth. The scent of lavender was faint and quite undetectable. A piece of lavender sits underneath the bowl. A cute touch.
Goji Raw Chocolate Ganache Tart (GF / RAW / V) 11: Served with a walnut crust, lemon goji berry preserve, and raspberry coulis, and a few frozen grapes for decoration. I like how this chocolate tart was not overly sweet and was well balanced. Walnuts added a nice chew and earthiness to compliment the coco. And a good play on acidity with goji berry and rapsberries for that added zing.
The presentation of the food was beautiful. We saw to the table right of us a bowl of soup that resembled much like Graham Elliot’s spring pea soup. I wonder if it will taste evocative of the season or be stained with attitude. Perhaps I am not giving The Acorn justice and should return for a more formal sit down taste of what they have to offer. As least drinks at the loving tiki bar as I’m sure the bartender would be a far more pleasant fellow.
The Acorn Restaurant & Bar, Vancouver
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Canadian
Tue 5:30 pm – 1:00 am
Wed 5:30 pm – 1:00 am
Thu 5:30 pm – 1:00 am
Fri 5:30 pm – 2:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm – 2:00 am
Sun 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
E 24th Ave Vancouver, BC V5V 3P3
Zakkushi Charcoal Grill Vancouver is one of my favorite places for meat sticks and Asahi black. With three locations in Vancouver (Main, Denman, Kitsilano) there is always one nearby. The space is more spacious and offers individual booths. Parking is terrible at the Main […]
Sawasdee Thai Restaurant Vancouver has been recommended to us several times but it wasn’t until now that we finally had a chance to come here. My dear friends took me here for my birthday (just one of the many dinners that month). It is […]
We’ve passed by Locus Restaurant on many occasions travelling down Main Street looking for a bit to eat. But we never really had a urge to venture inside. The exterior is someone dark and the insides was rather gothic-esque. You know… with the dark atmosphere, some red lighting, random forest and branches inside… It wasn’t until our friend Tina suggest we have brunch at Locus Restaurant. Service was friendly and prompt. The plus side was that we sat next to the big window… plenty of natural sunlight. I think I may be somewhat depressed sitting inside in the dark-side. It’s not like I stepped out from Vampire Diaries.
There are plenty of daily brunch specials which all seemed to have ran out by 1pm. No more protein quiche and special omelette. I like how they offered organic local produces and smoothies. Fresh breads (cinnamon and white) are served with sugar butter and a spicy jalapeno.
Huevos Rancheros 13: 2 creamy eggs (sunny side up my favorite), spicy black beans, jalapeno jack cheese and a house-made corn tortilla topped with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. The crunchy tortilla on the bottom of the eggs added a nice texture. I love the southern mix.
Locus Restaurant was a pleasant surprise and now we have another brunch place to add to our list. I could get used to this. Prices are fairly reasonable too.
4121 Main St Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P6
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Le Marche St. George is a charming rustic market located on St George Street / East 28th Ave (residentially between Main / Fraser). This little haven is a breath of fresh air from your daily high-street chains. There is little signage to draw you into […]
The 1983 Pho Hoang Restaurant reboots into a modern Vietnamese eatery after 33 years on the corner of 3388 Main Street and 18th Avenue. Anh and Chi is now modern, brightly lit, and brings a new breath of life to sea-foam, tattered tables stereotypical of “pho restaurants”. Interior […]
It’s been awhile since we’ve been back to The Acorn on Main Street. It is located on the corner of 24th Ave and across from Nomad. We were particularly craving some good healthy portions of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian fare. I love the tiki bar vibe of the restaurant and bar.
Menu focuses around fresh, locally sourced ingredients that are seasonally appropriate. Portions are decent, but it is best to order a few appetizers and entrees to be fully satisfied.
Soup 11: Daily soup was a shishito pepper, pumpkin soup. A subtle spicy and heated soup perfect for winter seasons.
Squash 11: Raw Almond Ricotta, Marinated and Pickled Squash, Squash Flax Seed Bread, Nasturtium Purée, Spiced Pumpkin Seed and Almond Crumb.
The best thing of this dish was the raw almond ricotta cheese. I love the mouth feel of it. Safe for pregnant ladies like me who misses soft cheeses but don’t need to worry about unpasteurized cheeses. Everything else was bland and frankly not very exciting.
Halloumi 21: Beer battered deep fried cheese, Zucchini + Potato Pancake, Smashed Peas, Mint Yogurt, Acorn Garden Lemon Balm. Load of on the lemon juice to make this dish more palatable. This dish is pretty filling and I must say I quite liked the mushy peas.
Harvest 20: Today’s Acorn Winter Harvest includes this beautiful chanterelle mushroom risotto, paired with Brussel sprouts, and salted cured egg yolk.
I love seasonal vegetables and herbs but not quite sure I would return quickly. Flavors were not very exciting and lacked punch. Gosh, I miss Portland!!
The Acorn Restaurant
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Mon 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Tue 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am – 2:30 pm; 5:30 pm – 12:00 am Open now
Sun 10:00 am – 2:30 pm; 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
3995 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P3
Au Petit Cafe Vancouver on Main Street has really delicious beef stew, pho and banh mi! This tiny restaurant is located beside Long’s Noodle House and equally has long lines throughout the day. Au Petit is our go to Vietnamese sub place. It is family owned […]