Nicli Antica Pizzeria

February 20, Sunday – clear

My friend found out about this new Pizzeria in Gastown and invited me, D and G to try it out together. Never say no to good pizza and the report from Scout Magazine sounded very promising. So we met there at 5:30 p.m. to make sure that we got a table. The restaurant was busy but not yet full. The decor was clean lined, modern and tasteful.

Their cocktails looked interesting on the menu with many of them infused with herbs. I had the Mighty Poosh and F had the Great Thyming.  D ordered a Bohemian Lager from R&B brewery.

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508 Bistro 小酌

Jan 22, Saturday

We actually visited 508 Bistro 小酌, a Taiwanese restaurant,  during their soft opening back in late November. But I never get to blog about it. We liked the food there and wanted to take my Taiwanese friends there so back in January, I asked 4 of my friends to go there and have dinner with us. With more people we could try out more dishes! The restaurant was having their grand opening promotion (you get a free Chicken Hotpot when you order 4 drinks) and it was full house when we arrived at 7p.m. We had to wait for about half an hour to get our table. But it’s worth the wait! We got a comfee booth table that over look the bar.

Looking at the menu, we were trying to decided on food. For sure we wanted the free chicken hotpot so all of us ordered a drink. Surprisingly, their beer was cheaper than their bubble tea. So I ended up getting a beer! They were served in ice-chilled glasses. Nice touch!

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Talay Thai Restaurant

January 18, Tuesday – Cold

Since our last visit at Bob Likes Thai Food on Sunday, D had been whinning about Pad Thai. So the meat I tried to defrost wasn’t ready by dinner time on Tuesday night and we had to eat out. D jumped up and suggested Talay Thai. It’s a small Thai restaurant that we been to once with our friends back in December. We both loved our first visit so it’s a good time to go again and compare the food.

We ordered Pad Thai, Tom Kha with Chicken (Coconut soup)  and Pad Med Mamuang Himaphan with pork (Stir-fried with roasted cashew nuts, onion and bell peppers in a spicy chili sauce) . We again asked everything to be spicy! We also ordered 2 Thai beer (Singha) and a bowl of brown rice to go with the spicy food.

The Tom Kha Gai was really good. It’s loaded with flavour of lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaves, Cilantro and fish sauce. It was spiced up with extra fried chili. Continue reading “Talay Thai Restaurant”