Teishoku @ Hachibei

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Location: 778 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver

I was reminiscing the time when I had teishoku for breakfast in Japan. Craving for authentic teishoku, I Googled “teishoku Vancouver”. Hachibei was the first to show up on the search result.

Hachibei only serves dinner. Reservation is recommended because there aren’t that many seats in this neighbourhood restaurant. At around 6:00 PM on a weeknight, you can expect at least two groups on the waiting list.

The service staff at Hachibei is very friendly, but they can be inattentive at times.

Their menu offers a variety of teishokus, ranging from fried pork cutlets to healthier options such as grilled mackerel. With the exception of the black cod ($23), the average price for each set is around $15.

For appetizers, we ordered a roll of negitoro. Fresh tuna. Green onions. Yum!

Negitoro roll ($3.75)

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Brunch @ Fable Kitchen

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Location: 1944 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

It was 10:25 am on a Saturday, and there was already a line up of about 15 people outside of the restaurant. Nevertheless, we were still able to grab a table shortly after at 10:35.

The interior of Fable kitchen was quite spacious, and the atmosphere was pretty laid back. Their kitchen was also completely open for everyone to see.

Fable Kitchen is known for the “farm to table” approach, where the food ingredients are all locally sourced. On the menu you could expect traditional/hearty brunch items like eggs bennies, sausages, bacon, and steak & eggs, etc. Below are the dishes we ordered that day:

(Daily special): Smoked Salmon Confit Eggs Bennedict ($15)


The salmon had a nice smokey flavour, but it also retained a moist texture. It was a pleasant surprise because anything -confit I’ve tried (elsewhere that is) turned out to be a bit dry, but this wasn’t the case 😀

At first glance, I thought the potato was just a giant brick of fry. The inside was actually more sophisticated. It was actually shredded hash browns encased in a crispy skin. Continue reading

German cuisine @ Black Forest Restaurant

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Location: 180 Esplanade Street, Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M1K0

The Black Forest Restaurant is a German restaurant that is just a 2-minute walk away from the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. It seemed quite authentic. The interior had a tavern-like decor, and playing in the background was some kind of German music radio.

We ordered beers imported from Germany. Admittedly, an ice cold beer was very refreshing after a nice soak in the hot springs.

Krombacher beers ~$6 per glass (if I recall correctly)

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Hong Kong Eating Diary

One Molang went to Hong Kong during the past holidays season. The purpose: to try out the local deliciousness 😛

This isn’t much of a review, but more of a collection of food pictures hehehehe. (No Molang Scores because comparing Asian restaurants to North American restaurants is like comparing apples to oranges).

The following foods were eaten in a span of 5 hours:

1. Dim Sum

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地址 : 北角,和富道2-8號嘉洋大廈地下B,C及D舖


Pineapple BBQ pork bun
Shumai – a classic
Ma Lai Gao – silky smooth and perfectly sweetened

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