Little Nest – brunch for the adults

After a visit to the Trout Lake Farmers Market, I met up with G at Little Nest near Commercial Drive for brunch. It’s relatively close to the market by bus. Since I arrived a bit early, I order my very much-needed morning coffee and grabbed a seat first.


It was back in August and I need something cold after my walk from the market with my heavy grocery basket. I ordered an Ice Americano. I really love that they use the letter blocks to track their orders. “S” was my first letter.

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Nu – Groupon solo lunch

I got a Groupon for a 4 courses Summer Lunch at Nu and it was about to expire. By that time, a few of my friends who got the coupon had already used them. So I decided to do a solo lunch by myself; i.e. a date with myself.

Since all the outdoor tables had been taken, I was quickly sat near the patio and presented the menu below.


It looked alright. I ordered a glass of Blue Mountain Pinot Blanc. Afterall, a date isn’t a date without a little wine. 🙂


It took a while for the food to come, so I enjoyed myself by slowly sipping my glass of wine and enjoying the summer breeze. The view wasn’t bad at all.


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Thai Basil

After my training session (I think it was tempo running) on a Wednesday evening in August, I was walking in downtown trying to find a place for dinner by myself.  I walked to Davie and suddenly remembered that Thai Basil had been on my wish list for more than a year!!! So Thai Basil it was!


I arrived at this little restaurant at Thurlow and Davie. It was an hour from closing and they were still very busy with a few tables of dine in customers but with many more takeout orders. I remembered reading about a spicy minced pork/chicken served on rice dish and couldn’t find it anywhere on the regular menu. So I tried to described it to the server and we didn’t seem to communicate. So I continue to study the menu and 2 mins after, she brought me this lunch menu with pictures! Pad Gra Prow it was! It’s actually not even on their lunch menu. It’s listed as a “also available ask the server” item. 🙂


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Golden Onion – Korean Restaurant near Coquitlam Centre

Aug 1, Monday – Sunny

Golden Onion is now closed down.

It was a relaxing BC Day holiday and we drove to Coquitlam to meet up with our friend, A, who runs a baby store there. We did some private shopping after the store was close :P. A drove us to a near by Korean restaurant that he likes. It’s Golden Onion, a Korean-Chinese fusion restaurant.

Similar to Japanese food, a lot of Korean food was an adaptation and modification of food from some other part of the world (if you don’t know Korean curry is another example). There are a few typical Korean “Chinese” dishes that are available in many Korean restaurants, e.g. Jajangmyeon  (noodles served in black bean paste), Tangsuyuk (Koreanized version of sweet and sour pork), Jjamppong (spicy noodle soup). Most of us who had these dishes before considered them as Korean food.

Upon arrival, I was totally surprised by how nice the decor of this restaurant.

cool wallpaper

My friend already told me that this place isn’t usually busy but that day it was almost half full! There was just 1 waitress and she was extremely busy. We weren’t in a hurry so we just took our time. A, being a regular there, ordered the food. We had 3 “hot pot” dishes and 1 fried dumplings. Their lunch special looked good as well. Continue reading “Golden Onion – Korean Restaurant near Coquitlam Centre”