Canadians love their single-serve coffee pods, to the tune of over 1.5 billion brewed in homes and offices annually. Unfortunately, most of those pods are ecological dead-ends, ultimately filling up our dumps and landfills. With China’s ban on North American recyclable imports now in effect, […]
Tag: Breakfast / Brunch
Last time I was at Ancora was during last year’s Dine Out Vancouver. I was still pregnant and now baby is almost 3 months old. To celebrate Motherhood and my friend’s pregnancy we decided to head over to Ancora for brunch! I love the bright […]
Breakfast Tacos! I love tacos. I love breakfast. So I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make tacos for breakfast! It really is so simple. And so delicious! I am not totally hooked!
Making tacos for breakfast is so easy. It is even easier if you’ve made tacos for dinner the night before and have plenty of lime chicken or thinly slice Al Pastor pork left over!
Dave and I love avocados. So naturally we added lots of fresh avocados to the mix. We bought so much avocados that we even made guac for breakfast. Because… why the hell not?!
Season the chicken with half a lime juice, salt and pepper, and lime zest. While the chicken is marinating, mix the Baja cream sauce. In a bowl mix together yogurt, spice mix, sriracha and a dash of salt and pepper.
Add the red cabbage, feta, toasted corn, and cilantro into the yogurt dressing and toss. Add the juice of half a lime.
Pan fried chicken thighs in a large skillet in high heat. I love using the BALLARINI Treviso Ceramic Frying Pan because the ceramic-coated pan indicates when it has reached the optimum frying temperature. The thermopoint on the handle also has a heat indicator for energy saving cooking.
Remove the chicken from the skillet and let rest on plate. Shred chicken.
To make perfectly round shaped sunny side up eggs, we used a pancake mold.
Assemble the tacos, layer on the red cabbage slaw, fresh cilantro, avocados, red onions (optional) and drizzle with baja cream sauce. Serve with any remaining slaw on the side.
If you have extra avocados, make some guacamole. I like to use a nice squeeze of lime juice, diced red onions and lots of cilantro!
These would be great for a Cinco de Mayo brunch. Actually, this is great for any day! Breakfast. Lunch. Or Dinner.
Breakfast Tacos Recipe
- 4 Chicken Thighs
- 2 cups Red Cabbage shredded
- 1 cup Corn frozen (or fresh corn kernels from 2 ears)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
- 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- dash of kosher salt
- dash of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- juice of 1 lime (half for chicken, half for baja cream sauce)
- 6-8 corn or flour tortillas, warmed
- 4-6 fried eggs
- sliced avocado, for serving
- feta cheese, for serving
Season and marinade chicken thighs with 1/2 lime juice, salt and pepper, and lime zest. Set aside or chilled in the fridge.
On medium heat, toast corn until it is fragrant and slightly charred. Approx. 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
While the chicken is marinating, mix the Baja cream sauce. In a bowl mix together yogurt, spice mix, sriracha and a dash of salt and pepper.
Add the red cabbage, feta, toasted corn, and cilantro into the yogurt dressing and toss. Add the juice of half a lime. Set aside and chill in the fridge.
Pan fried chicken thighs in a large skillet in high heat until thoroughly cooked with some charred bits. Remove the chicken from the skillet and let rest on plate. Shred chicken with a fork.
Fried your perfectly cooked sunny side up eggs to desired yolky-ness.
Assemble the tacos, layer on the red cabbage slaw, fresh cilantro, sliced avocados, red onions (optional) and drizzle with baja cream sauce. Serve with any remaining slaw on the side.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner! In fact, it is next weekend on Sunday May 14, 2017! Have you booked a restaurant to take mom to celebrate and thank her for everything’s she’s done for you? This year is especially special for me as […]
Heritage Asian Eatery offers delicious Brunch and lunch options with Asian flavors in downtown Vancouver. It is located at 1108 West Pender Street next to Melu Juice. I’ve been meaning to come back for a while now since their grand opening party. This 40 seater, […]
La Mezcaleria in Gastown (and Commercial Drive) is one of my favorite Mexican joint in Vancouver. So you can imagine how excited I was when I heard La Mezcal was offering Brunch Wednesday to Sunday until 3pm! No more rushing to wake up on the weekend just to sneak in a benny before 1pm! Let’s face it, I was never an early riser!
Agua de Marco 6: Coconut water, pineapple, orange and passion fruit. Non-alcoholic and taste like a pina colada with orange juice! (LHS)
A boozey mimosa type alcoholic drink (RHS).
Guacamole and Chips 10: avocado, cilantro, onion, tomato and jalapeno. So good, I don’t even want to share!
Ceviche Callejero 12: seasonal fish cured in lime with tomato, onion, jalapeno and cilantros.
Both served with crispy chips!
Add on the side some crispy pork belly, extra refried beans or even some smoked bacon!
Huevos Divorciados: Best of two options with these “divorced eggs”. Two corn tortillas, two sunny side up eggs, one topped with salsa ranchera and another topped with salsa verde. “Divorced” by refried black beans and finished with queso fresco, cilantro and crispy bacon. Add extra egg, hash browns, bacon or even guac. Trust me this dish fills you up!
Chilaquiles Tradicionales 12: This vegetarian dish is made with house tortilla chips smothered in salsa verde with refried black beans and a sunny side up egg. Topped with crema, queso fresco, sliced white onion and cilantro. Added pork belly!
Salmon con Tequila Benny 16: Toasted English muffin topped with tequila and citrus cured Ocean Wise salmon, two poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise. Served with seasonal greens, caramelized onions and garlic oil has browns. If you don’t like your eggs overcooked. Be sure to tell them if you prefer, soft, medium or hard poached eggs!
3pm Brunch is easy peasy lemony squeezy! See you there!
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin America
Tue 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
68 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2
Eastern Pearl Seafood Restaurant in Port Coquitlam is one of the newest additions of quality Chinese cuisine in the area. It is located on the corner of Lougheed Highway and Shaughnessy Street (6102-2850 Shaughnessy). It’s a nice change to see flavorful pairings and quality ingredients. Because […]
OLO Restaurant Victoria is an urban farm to table eatery in Chinatown at 509 Fisgard Street. Since the last time we were on Vancouver Island, the award winning Ulla closed and rebranded itself as a chic approachable spot perfect for brunch and late night. Executive Chef & Co-Owner Brand Holmes and […]
33 Acres Brewing Company is located on 15 West 8th Avenue and Ontario Street in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. Some of life’s tough questions gets thoroughly dissected after many intensifying and tear jerking sermons at Tenth. Beer or Brunch: Which is more important?
Perhaps an unlikely spot for you to think of ordering brunch here. Trust me, 33 Acres does not disappoint with both savory and sweet options. Then you question whether it is too early to drink? Couple of bites and sips in, you start thinking of which beer to order next.
Avocado Smash 10: Added bacon and poached eggs. Complete with avocado, feta, radish, cherry tomatoes, pea shoots on Nelson the Seagull Toast.
Beer Waffles 9: Flavor of the day: Sriracha butter with bacon bits infused beer waffles. That spicy, savory, acidic contrast with the sweetness of syrup is pure bliss.
Come for tasting and leave with a growler. Enjoy with friends, family and community over Waffle Weekend or Food Truck Weekdays!
The space is thoughtfully put together by Josh Michnik.
33 Acres Brewing Company
URL: 33 Acres Brewing Company
Cuisine: Brewery, Beer, Brunch
Mon 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
15 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1M8
Jam Cafe Beatty Vancouver quietly open doors recently at the old Cafe Medina location at 556 Beatty Street. Line ups start at 30 minutes without a grand opening party or media event. If you jam is brunch, there are over 7 types of egg benny, red […]
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Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe Vancouver is as old as I am. It is an iconic Vancouver diner serving hearty breakfast and brunch starting 8am. The restaurant itself is ecentric with red and hot pink decor. Their menu has a good variety as with their random knick knacks, collectibles and junk throughout Sophie’s. There are omelettes, egg benedicts, milk shakes (try the espresso milk shake!), sandwiches, burgers and desserts. Sophie’s Cafe is one of those go to breakfast places in Kitsilano if you are looking to end your diet. The struggle is real. Sophie’s makes a great neighborhood hangout and breakfast is always better with friends.
Deluxe Burger 12.95: A charred seasoned beef patty with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion and mayo. Served with cripsu fries. The burger itself is not very greasy. So you won’t feel too weighed down.
Spanish Omelettes 10.99: A seasoned filling of tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, herbs and green olives. Served with hash and toast. Very filling and I like the fresh vegetables to lighten the dish. Made with farm fresh Free Range BC Eggs.
Sante Fe Egg Benedict 12.99: Poached soft and a creamy yolk. Homemade salsa, guacamole on homemade cornbread with black beans. A very carb heavy good old 50’s diner food. Served with lots of hash. I prefer my hash more crispy than mushy. And I prefer an English Muffin than cornbread simply because it gets soggy fast. But I guess that is their point to have the Hollandaise sauce and egg yolk all melt together.
Breakfast at Sophie’s Comic Cafe is always relaxing. Servers are friendly and food arrives prompt. We like seat by the window to get an extra does of sunlight. Sometime to wake us up. We will definitely be back for another round of catch up with our friends.
Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe Vancouver
Cuisine: Breakfast, Brunch, Diner
Mon 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tue 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
2095 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7
Crepe Montagne Whistler is an authentic French Creperie. Located by IGA in Whistler Village, this cafe is perfect for brunch on the heated patio. Service is friendly. Food can be slow depending on traffic and busyness. The atmosphere is casual and there are always long […]
The new Cafe Medina Vancouver is now located on Richards Street by Library Square. It is still the same old Cafe Medina. It is still one of my favorite brunch in Vancouver. Chef Jonathan Chovancek’s new menu with some all time classics and a lofty […]