Enjoying the spring weather? I’ve been busy attending classes and redesigning my blog! For the time being, you can find my updates only on Twitter (@GoldenApron) or Instagram (Mygoldenapron). Stay tuned for changes coming soon!
I will be on Ms. Deborah Moore’s radio show on AM 1470 Fairchild Radio on April 22nd, 2015 at 10:30am sharp!
Below is the outline and the content is subject to change according to Ms. Moore and flow of program; I look forward to chatting with her about food and everything else (OO)
Fun on Fraser:
Between East 23rd Avenue and East King Edward Avenue: Vancouver’s beloved Earnest Ice cream is already on this block; check out the Chinese vegetarian restaurant and french bakery!
Bodhi Choi Heung Vegetarian Restaurant: 3932 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC (Closed on Tuesdays).
We don’t eat Chinese vegetarian food very often; certainly enjoyed their crispy fried taro roll, spring rolls and milk custard (picture not shown; nice hint of coconut); their sautéed pea sprouts were simple yet cooked to perfection; the magic lies within the vegetarian broth which they prepared, the dishes we’ve tried are flavourful and not overly seasoned. Friendly atmosphere and great price range.
Batard Boulangerie Cafe Moderne: 3958 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC
French country-style bakery which has a little of everything: fabulous seasonal baked goods (their Raisin Walnut bread was to die for), you can stop by to have a light lunch or coffee and dessert: we thoroughly enjoyed their black forest cake in a jar with a nice cup of tea! They also sell their baked goods at the Vancouver Farmers Market, check out their website for menu and information:
Thai on Commercial Drive:
Kin Kao – 903 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC (closed on Mondays), Eat in and Take out Available
I discovered this fine little gem on Instagram and went for a light brunch; we enjoyed the vegetarian congee (authentic Thai/Chinese flavour) and Pad Thai (remember to ask for spicy). No reservations so get there early; and we will try their dinner menu next time!
Back to the West side: Au Comptoir, 2278 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
They have been following me on Twitter and I finally made it to the restaurant; an almost-perfect dinner from start to finish; check out their new spring menu, and remember no reservations (this seems to be the norm here in Vancouver for many small establishments).
New in social media application: Zomato, recently launched in North America (bought out Urbanspoon):
Now testing their new app! It’s a restaurant app with instagram capabilities. My handle and profile from Urbanspoon has been transferred over, so follow me!
I’ve already purchased tickets to two special events; can’t wait to update everyone next month!
TKC Japanese Gourmet kitchen by Guu: April 26th Dashi broth making class taught in English, you can find them on Facebook.