Tucked in the corner of 73rd Ave and Hudson St is a neat little neighbourhood cafe called Cafe de L’Orangerie. The first thing we’ve noticed upon entering was how cozy the place was. We felt at ease as we sat on wooden furniture, and listened to the soothing background music. Cafe de L’Orangerie seemed like a perfect date location , as most of the patrons we saw were couples. ❤
The menu consisted of predominantly two types of savory dishes: Japanese curry and Japanese pasta. We’ve heard the hamburger steak was one of their specialties, so we decided to try it served in two different ways.
Western Variation: Hashed Beef Stew de Cream Spaghetti and Hamburger Steak ($13.95)
This is akin to a luxury version of the Hamburger Helper. The stew was thick and packed with mushroom and onion flavours. The spaghetti (cooked al dente) was dressed in white cream! On top of everything was a thick and moist (but not greasy) hamburger patty. It was totally satisfying!
Eastern Variation: Oroshi Ponzu Hamburger Steak ($10)
We thoroughly enjoyed this dish because it was perfectly balanced. The acidic ponzu sauce went brilliantly with the meaty hamburger steak.
Hamburger steak + ponzu sauce + eggplant + radish puree = extravaganza in your mouth
Drink/Dessert: White Chocolate Matcha Latte ($5.25)
Have you ever had the matcha Kit Kat? This tasted like the liquefied version of it.
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Address: 1320 West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver
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