Out and about in Vancouver and San Francisco

16 Oct

The abundant seafood along with many immigrants from the far east has created the perfect environment for eating sushi in Vancouver. There are probably more sushi restaurants per capita in Vancouver than any other city in the world, perhaps even more than in Tokyo! They are literally on every city block, in shopping centres, food courts, etc…

Could Vancouver be the sushi capital of the world? We’ll I don’t have the statistics to support such a statement but one thing I can vouch for is that it was some of the freshest, tastiest and cheapest sushi I’d ever eaten! If only I had my camera on all the occasions that I’d been eating sushi.

Sushi and Sashimi Porn…

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Not only did I come across many sushi restaurants in Vancouver but also a wide variety of Chinese, Malaysian and Thai restaurants too. Unfortunately I only have one stomach and am limited to eating 3 times a day so I wasn’t able to rival my sushi indulgence with other Asian delicacies. I did however sample a few dishes like hand-cut noodles, chili-garlic eggplant and salty-spicy tofu at The Peaceful; kacang ikan bilis (fried anchovies with peanuts) and roti canai at Tropika; probably the best laksa of late at Hawkers Delight; and, some decent papaya salad at Bob likes Thai Food.

Hawkers Delight Laksa…

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The food choices in Vancouver weren’t limited to Asian either: fine dining vegetarian at the Acorn and the well established West, my first Thanks Giving Dinner experience and I even stepped up to the plate to prepare a 7 course dinner!

The Acorn…

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Thanks Giving Dinner…

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Samples from the 7 course dinner…(through the eyes of my exclusive diner)

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And it wasn’t all about Vancouver too. San Francisco offered some of the best Mexican food I’d tasted outside of Mexico. Sadly, the camera wasn’t always on hand to capture what was delighting my taste buds and nourishing my stomach. Two vegetarian restaurants worthy of a mention were Greens (the longest standing) and Millennium (contemporary).

Tacolicious Mission SF…

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4 Responses to “Out and about in Vancouver and San Francisco”

  1. bronwynmcbride October 18, 2012 at 5:38 AM #

    I loved this post! the photos are beautiful and very reminiscent. The 7 course meal looks beautiful… your exclusive diner must have been very lucky.

    • yesanotherfoodblog October 18, 2012 at 10:22 AM #

      Thank you! I used every trick in the book to pull this one off but it was well worth it.

  2. Fred October 18, 2012 at 5:05 PM #

    So did you cook your 7 course meal? If yes, tell us more, tell us what you did, tell us how much did your exclusive diner appreciate it…

    • yesanotherfoodblog October 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM #

      That’s quite a big challenge! I’ll see what I can do and try to retrace my footsteps. 😉

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