Location: 2296 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, BCV5L 1V4
The Red Wagon is a local favourite in the neighbourhood. From 9:00 to noon-ish on any given Saturday, you can expect constant line-ups outside the restaurant. We were told to wait for 20 minutes for a table for two, and we waited exactly… 20 minutes 😛
The Red Wagon is a casual, down-to-earth diner, and this is reflected by their menu.
BBQ Brisket – $14
This is one of the most popular dishes at The Red Wagon. It comes with potatoes, jalapeno cornbread, fatty beef briskets, and eggs (prepared to your liking). Every ingredient is drenched in this tomato-based, tangy and spicy sauce. This dish was certainly heavier than what I’m accustomed to; especially for brunch. The beef brisket was tender, and very satisfying to eat with the sauce. Interestingly, the jalapeno wasn’t spicy at all, and the portion size was a bit too much for me!
(Daily special) Cajun Fish Cakes – $14
The fish cakes resembled a Japanese croquette. It had a light, crispy batter. Inside was a mixture of fish (forgot which kind), mashed potatoes, scallions, and some kind of lemony stuff. This dish also came with two eggs (poached to your preference). In contrast to the beef brisket, the fish cakes, although fried, were much lighter. Then there were more potatoes on the side. Potato overload! Continue reading
Location: 2452 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC7V1L2
This is one of our favourite brunch places. It is conveniently located on Marine Drive in West Vancouver; perfect for a good meal before or after a hike 🙂
As the name of the restaurant suggests, many of the brunch items include truffles! Below were what we ordered:
West Van Omelette ($14)
Very hearty omelette with zucchini, spinach, red pepper, baby spinach, tomatoes, three cheeses (the most prominent one I tasted was mozzarella), and herbs. The outside was lightly brown, and the inside was still warm and moist. Omelette orders also came with toasts, roasted potatoes, and a choice of ham/sausage/turkey sausage. The turkey sausage we had was healthier, and it did not compromise on flavour!
Truffle Crepe ($16)
In contrast to the omelette, the crepe was much more delicate. This dish smelled amazing and tasted even better because of the shaved black truffle and truffle mushroom cream sauce. *Drools* On the side was a refreshing salad with a simple vinaigrette. Out of curiosity, we chose buckwheat crepe instead of white crepe. Compared to the latter, the buckwheat crepe had a bit of a powdery texture as you bite into it.
Molang Scores & Verdict
Can’t go wrong with this place. Great food in a comfortable/quiet setting.
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Location: 3066 West Broadway, Vancouver, BCV6K 2G9
The Molangs decided to go try Afternoon High Tea at Neverland Tea Salon this past Saturday. We made reservations online in advance.
When we arrived 5 minutes early for our reservation and were asked to wait at this very cute blue chair near the tea counter. The decor was, if the name doesn’t suggest it already, Peter Pan themed. I found the decorations to be extremely cute with a lot of references to the magical world of Neverland.
We were contemplating between the Demi High Tea ($20 per person) with two pots of tea and limited selection of pastries and sandwiches, and the High Tea ($32 per person) with unlimited (yes, endless selections) of teas and a three tier set of their decadent treats.
Since both love to sample tea, it was a no brainer we decided to try the High Tea!
The bottom layer was selections of their savoury finger sized sandwiches, which included a silky grilled cheese sandwich and Thai red curry egg salad.
The second layer was filled with a delightful variety of sweets.
The top layer consist of one savoury cheese and onion scone, and one sweet strawberry scone with devonshire cream.
Neverland had over 60 selections of green, white, oolong, herbal, roobios, black tea etc. We ordered 6 teas each for a total of 12 samples. Continue reading