Modern Lunch totally has me rethinking about lunch! With over 100 recipes for assembling the midday meal, Lunch has become our favourite meal of the day! Allison has so many mouth-watering recipes and vibrant photographs that even just flipping thru the pages has me salivating!…
Having a relaxing Sunday meal at Forage Vancouver was a treat itself. Despite what you all may thing, I don’t go out everyday or eat extravagant gourmet meals. Most days it consists of low carb salads, wonder soup diets and plenty of leftover food. Between work, wedding planning and…
Heirloom Vancouver Brunch time is a fairly special treat. The clean crisp white space is intriguing and cozy at the same time. I would suggest you request a seat by the fireplace or by the window to absorb the natural light. Heirloom Vegetarian offers contemporary dining with fresh cocktails, organic wine list, and local craft beers. Who says you can’t drink on Meatless Mondays? But before you jump to conclusions about eating cardboard and erasers; Heirloom is focused on fair traded ingredients and super foods. Better yet, they are open for Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch from 9am to 4pm.
Gentlemen, do not fret! You will not go home hungry. Or worse, hangry. The food is actually quite filling and won’t leave you in a comatose!
Taco Salad (v, gfo) 15.95: black beans, organic quinao and red onions with cilantro and corn. Served in a whole-wheat tortilla bowl with chilli lime vinaigrette. This bean salad is healthy low carb meal that is easy to make at home. But Heirloom’s chili lime vinaigrette makes it extra delicious!
Daily Soup (gfo, v) 8.95: Today’s soup is cream of broccoli. Heirloom daily soup is always vegan and gluten-free. Served with toasted sourdough or gluten-free muffin. Unlike most cream of anything, their soup is thick with fresh vegetables.
Heirloom Scramble (gf, vo) 14.95: scrambled eggs (or tofu), quinoa, kale, seasonal vegetables with sesame mirin sauce. Served with green salad and roasted beets. This lighter and more filling egg scramble is packed with super foods such as kale, quinoa and tons of healthy fibers.
Bottom line, we love the feeling of being full without that heaviness that drags you down. We can’t wait to revisit and taste Heirloom vegetarian dinner menu.
Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant
cuisine: vegetarian, vegan
1509 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 2E2
Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
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Brown’s Social House Port Moody is a chain restaurants similar to Earls and Joey. Brown’s Social House menu offers upscale pub food like burgers, pizza. It has some healthier options like rice bowls, sushi and salads. The Port Moody location has a pretty nice garden…
What’s a good lunch spot? Let’s spot for the place with a lineup, you know it’s good when people wait while they’re starving. They only serve two sandwiches? Limited choice means the food goes out fast and fresh. It also plays hip hop music on…
Savary Island Pie Company located in Ambleside, West Vancouver makes some really damn good pies! In fact, I think Savary Island Pie is makes one of the best pies in Vancouver. This bakery comes with a great story about how one followed her heart to open a bakery. In 1989 Eileen Walkem-Hall realized her dream. Though this post is more about Chicken Pot Pies, Apple Pies, and Cheese and Dill savory scones; It nonetheless warms the heart with a Pursuit of Happiness type stories. I can appreciate a hot pie and a hot bowl of chicken soup on a bloody cold December day. -20C with windchill the Weatherman side this morning. Vancouver really hasn’t seen this Arctic front in a really long time.
Chicken Pot Pie: A modest sized pie but was very satisfying. The crust is thin, rich, and buttery without the greasy heaviness. The filling was generous with moist chicken, peas, carrots, potatoes full of seasoning. The flavors were perfect and well balanced.
Daily Soup – Tomato and Lentil: A tasty rich soup with healthy benefits. Lentils benefits are great. They are low in calories and high in nutrition, lower cholesterol, stabilized blood sugar, and weight management. The soup is delicious and goes great with chicken pie.
Cheese and Dill savory scones: Light fluffy scone that is freshly baked in house. Perfect ratio of cheese and herbs. This was buttery not greasy.
In addtion to really delicious pies, Savary Island Pie Company also has lots of fresh baked pastries and breads. Service is prompt and friendly. All purchases are made at the counter and seat yourself at the table.
1533 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H9
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Blue Canoe Waterfront in Steveston, Richmond is always one of my go to places for a beer, a view, and a casual lunch. Service here is spotty – sometimes prompt, sometimes not so good. The food is decent and fair despite what the general consensus…
Dragon View Chinese Cuisine 龍景軒 in Richmond is one of my favorite dim sum hang outs. It is affiliated with Wah Wing in Coquitlam but the food here on a higher caliber. It is located in Continental Plaza where Pearl Castle 圓香茶坊, Yuu Japanese Tapas, Gyo-O Japanese Restaurant, Deer Garden Signature and Sing Yee Chinese Restaurant also reside. Dragon View is always busy and reservations are expected if you wish to be seated quickly. We must be very lucky, because we usually don’t have to wait too long even without a rsvp. Service here is friendly, prompt and the environment is clean.
The interior has been renovated since it’s old name. It is well lit and also a crowd favorite among wedding parties. There is a good variety of dim sum selections and several large LED TV’s to entice you with features. We’ve order a few extra plates because of this subliminal messaging.
Steamed Black Bean Spareribs: Tender and deeply marinated with a slight chew. I like how they had a good meat to bone ratio.
Garlic Stir Fried Mustard Greens: A distinct horseradish-mustard flavor with bite. There is a nice crunch and leaves to hold the flavors. Well cooked without being too old.
XO Sauce Pan Fried Radish Cake: This radish cake is my favorite (just like my love for Jade Seafood 玉庭軒魚翅海鮮酒家. Slightly crispy exterior with a warm soft center. Garnished with bean sprouts and chives.
Steamed Pork Meat and Peanuts: A steamed dumpling with bite and crunch. Peanuts give a nice fragrant and pork minced meat is cooked just right and moist.
Sliced Fish Congee (bowl): Enough to feed for bowls each or fresh fish slices de-boned. Served with roasted peanuts, preserved vegetables and chives.
Sometimes we definitely over order and have to doggy bag home most of the food.
Steamed Beef Balls: Three giant minced beef balls made with fresh watercress bits that absorbs the flavor during steaming and provides a crunchy texture within each bite. Served with a side of worcestershire sauce for dipping.
Steamed Pork Dumpling Siu Mai: A nice juicy pork dumpling with an awesome big cold-water shrimp and tobiko on top.
So if you are wondering who those two crazy Asian couple are with a table full of food. Come say hi, it could be us!
Dragon View Chinese Cuisine 龍景軒
Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Dim sum
Mon 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
3779 Sexsmith Road Richmond, BC V6X 3Z9
Hastings is a scary street. It became a national concern with Downtown East Side. I grew up going to church in Chinatown and would often trek down to Hastings. I was fearful as it seems like I am in a Zombie movie where mindless…
Takeya Sushi Richmond is awesome. Table for One is not the most ideal way to spend my lunch hour. But sometimes in between meetings and running errands it is hard to avoid. Something about eating alone that makes everything a little bit lonely. So I need…
Kings Chinese Cuisine Vancouver 大煌 is located 4488 Main Street (cross-street 29th Ave). We were gathering for lunch after Church. Initially wanting to go to Kirin (on Cambie), but decided to give this place a try after reading some decent reviews on Urbanspoon (88%) and Yelp (3.5 stars)…. To be honest I felt a little ripped off.
Kings Chinese Cuisine Vancouver is very much a dive. If driving by it could easily be missed if you are expecting a grand facade. However, the bold orange hippie paint job will definitely distract you. The place is small and extremely busy – kids, servers and furniture collide. With its “modest” decor, it somewhat reminds me of a first generation Chinese owned restaurant in the early 70s/80s – sort of like Kam Gook Yuen in Chinatown – Beat up and requires a reconstructive face lift. The pictures are a bit deceiving because it actually looks a lot better on camera than in person…
Proportionately sized. Greasy. Nothing special.
Shrimp Dumpling – soggy and wet. The skin was thick, mushy and completely fell apart.
A lot of the food that were brought out didn’t look entirely appetizing. Some were decent and tasted not bad. You have to pick your battles.
The Siu Mais (Pork Dumplings) were a bit tough… The Soup Dumpling XLB in the background was soggy and thick skinned. We joked that perhaps they were made from cardboard pulp!
I think the best was perhaps the pan fried shrimp eggplant.
At the end of the day – you get what you pay for. Now, if it tasted both amazing and cheap ex. Foundations or New Szechuan; then this would be a considered a hidden gem. Unfortunately it was not.
- Cash only
- Street Parking
- Cheap eats
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