Argan Bistro Vancouver, downtown formerly known as Moroccan West went thru several iterations of finding their niche. Argan Bistro is located just around the corner from VanVan Izakaya on Jervis. The restaurant is still relatively quite but has been picking up with many beautiful food photos from Instagram.
Argan Bistro is worth checking out. Their menu focuses on Pacific Northwest local fare and has Asian influences. You will find kimchi wraps, soba noodles, pork belly etc. On a nice sunny day, they have a nice patio for you to sit at.
Chilled Tomato Consommé with Soba Saladicon 15: Cold-pressed local heirloom tomatoes, Mesquite-smoked Salt Spring Island mussels & clams, watermelon, basil oil droplets are placed every so carefully. It is light refreshing summer dip for buckwheat noodles tossed with sweet sesame vinaigrette. Add a splash green kumquat to acidity.
Snapper Ceviche on Watermelon Planks 14: Tequila and grapefruit marinated fresh snapper, pickled shallots, jalapeno, cucumber-mint water, mole oil, habanero-passion fruit caviar, citrus roe, plantain hickory sticks. This dish is as pretty to look at as is every bite.
Lemon Saffron Wild Calamariicon 16: Cornmeal-breaded fried squid, jalapeno peppers, citrus cured cucumber & fennel salad, local heirloom tomatoes, lemon-saffron yogurt.
Smoked Oyster Mini Po’ Boysicon 17: Alder wood-smoked beach oysters, center cut Canadian bacon, oven-dried romas, organic greens, pickled shallots, fingerling potatoes, chili aioli. Added quail eggs on top is a nice touch of proteins with a buttery soft yolk.
Blackened Snapper Tempura 16: Black sesame & squid ink beer-battered snapper, dehydrated root chips, fermented kohlrabi & rainbow carrot slaw, kasu tobiko tartar sauce. Forget how the English do it. This fish and chips is slightly spicy with a nice zing.
Purple Lobster Skordaliaicon 29: Sous-vide Atlantic lobster tail, purple lavender pomme puree, golden tobiko, local organic squash, zucchini blossom, cucumber-fennel & asparagus salad. The lavender pomme puree is different and has a nice aromatic flavor.
Chermoula Roasted Free-range Chicken 18: Presented in a pretty tagine pot shows some of the characters from Morocco West. Fraser Valley boneless chicken thighs, pearl couscous, apricot harissa, oven-dried tomatoes, olives, raisins, pistachio, micro-greens.
Smoked Magret Duck & Anjou Pear 25: One of my favorite dishes. Apple wood-smoked Brome Lake duck breast, mulled wine poached Anjou pear, goji berry farro, seasonal bitter greens, blood orange caramel, crispy sage leaves, with cherry liquorice lacquer.
Maple Soy Pork Belly & Kimchi Cabbage Rolls 20: Paradise Valley braised pork belly, stuffed house-fermented nappa cabbage, shitake mushrooms, bamboo shoots, scallions, Nanatsuboshi-black forbidden rice and vegetable tempura.
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Cuisine: Pacific Northwest, Fusion
Mon 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
795 Jervis St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2B1
The Westin Grand Hotel Vancouver is a convenient hotel on the corner of Homer Street and Robson Street. The Westin Grand has comfortable beds. I’ve stayed here previously for work conferences / training and have always found it pleasant. This time we came…
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 patio space. It is perfect for the late brunch on a Sunday. Brunch menu is available Saturday, Sunday and Holiday from 10am to 2pm.
Corned Beef hash 12.25: two poached eggs, corned beef, red peppers + onions, salsa, hollandaise, breakfast potatoes. Relish and tomato sauce adds great acidity and cuts the rich creamy soft poached egg.
Ultimate Chicken Club Burger 15.75: onion ring, bacon, havarti, bbq sauce is juicy and moist. The batter is light and bacon is crispy. Substitute coleslaw for fries if you are looking to add some creamy and crunchy texture.
Brown’s Social House is great place to watch the hockey game!
215 Newport Dr, Port Moody, BC V3H 5C9
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There are many Granville Island Brunch spots, but the one that really speaks duck fat is Edible Canada Vancouver. We first came here for a crowded Valentines dinner and found that the menu was quite adventurous . Of course, we don’t have a problem with that. In…
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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 says on the world of internet. They’ve now put up some plexiglass on their patio and you can enjoy the space even during the winter months. In the summer, it’s a bit hot with the greenhouse effect.
seafood trio salad 17.99: salmon, prawns, mussels, artisan greens, apples, fennel, red onion, avocado, blue cheese, toasted almonds, citrus vinaigrette. The salmon was a tad overcooked, but everything else was perfect. I liked pairing fennel, apples with citrus acidity.
crab & avocado sandwich 17.99: PEI crab, cucumber, tomato, crusty bread, with handcut fries or wild greens. This was really good. The creamy avocado mixed with some crab meat was very refreshing. It felt like a treat without the grease.
Blue Canoe Waterfront really the place is not 63% bad as urbanspoon suggests. And if you are simply looking for a spot to enjoy your favorite brew, a beer is a beer with a great view!
3866 Bayview St Richmond, BC V7E 3B6
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Earls Port Coquitlam is a chain restaurant with many locations in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Tho some many shun big box chains away, I unashamedly don’t mind them. I can always trust on the standards and services provided and the food really is pretty good.
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Dominical Fish Tacos 12.25: two soft flour tortillas, grilled lime and coriander marinated wahoo, mango and avocado salsa, spicy valentina crema. The fish was soft and moist and nicely seasoned. The spicy valentine crema sauce reminds me of ranch mixed with some paprika (something that I can skip). And if the tortillas shells were crispy instead of soft that would be even better.
Santa Fe Chicken Salad 16.50: avocado, black beans, corn, dates, feta and organic greens, peanut lime vinaigrette, crispy tortillas (ours was fettucini), cajun spiced chicken. Lots of proteins, lean meat and complexities brings this salad to approximately a jaw dropping 800 calories according to the My Fitness Pal app. I love everything about this Southern / Mexican inspired salad and it left me satiated for the afternoon.
Earls Port Coquitlam
5100 2850 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6K5
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