Elysian Coffee

Elyisan Coffee (and The Elysian Room) is one of my favorite cafes.  I was near Cambie and Broadway on this early Sunday morning (before 8 a.m.) and found out that Elysian Coffee was actually open daily at 7 a.m.!

So before my ride on the Broadway bus, I went in for a quick bite and some good coffee. The little cafe was filled with smell of freshly baked goodies: vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, banana, egg …etc. They were busy preparing for their freshly baked muffins. Looking at the selection that day, I picked a Ginger Carrot Muffin and an Americano.

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Sushimoto – Chirashi lunch in Burnaby

June 9, 2011,  Saturday – cloudy

After our crazy shopping in Burnaby at the clearance centre of Sugoi, me and K were off to look for a lunch place near by. I asked K and she felt like having some Japanese food. She suggested to try out Sushimoto near her home. I did some browsing on Urban Spoon and found a few good reviews on it. So we parked near by and walked over to this little Japanese restaurant next to the Holdom Skytrain station.

It’s actually a pretty cute restaurant with the sushi bar decorated with model kits and posters. As usual, I forgot to take any picture of the outside or inside of the restaurant.

We spotted the Sushimoto Lunch Chirashi Don on the menu for less than $10 so we both decided to get it.


The lunch set came with a bowl of miso soup which was tasty but not salty. That’s a good sign of a Japanese restaurant. The soup bowl looked small but it’s actually a decent size.


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Big Lou’s for lunch after the run

June 26, Sunday – Sunny

K and I were looking for lunch option after our sunday run. She was craving for a sandwich, one on an Italian or Ciabatta. After the attempt to a few places that weren’t open so early (before 11 a.m.), we found Big Lou’s Butcher open near Chinatown.

The store was still pretty quiet at this morning hour.



What a nice and clean butcher shop! 🙂 I wish that I lived closer to it.

So K decided to try the Chicago Style sandwich with house made sausage. ($7.50) I blogged about this over here. And I ordered the Whole Roast Beef sandwich with AAA beef, house seasonings, red wine, onions, pan mayonnaise, french baguette. ($8.50)


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La Taqueria Taco Shop on Cambie

July 19, Tuesday – Sunny

G and I were looking for a place for a quick bite before watching a movie at Fifth Avenue Cinema. Since I was taking the transit, we agreed to meet at Cambie and Broadway.

I read about La Taqueria’s new Cambie location had just had their grand opening on Monday. The lineup wasn’t long at all, so we went in and ordered our dinner.


We each ordered 3 tacos, 2 meat and 1 vegetarian. I would like to get a horchata, a sweet rice drink. But they told us that it’s not available yet. Also it’s cash only at the moment.

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Deer Garden Signatures – Fish soup noodle

July 7, 2011

Deer Garden is usually very busy. We avoid going there at their peak hours and thus we go there only for late night dinners/snacks. When we arrived at 10:15 p.m., there was still a lineup. And it’s less than an hour from their closing time at 11 p.m. Luckily, we got our table within 5 mins.

Their signature dish is MSG Free Fish Soup Noodle.  The noodle came along with vegetables and 2 strips of soft tofu sheets. The order sheet of their soup noodle combo allow you to customized your noodle set. Two toppings are included for the price with choice of soup, noodle, drinks and side dishes (with extra charge).

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