After our last visit for Notch 8’s extravagant Canada 150 Afternoon Tea, it’s time to play a game. Notch 8 turns to the imaginative world of classic board games t deliver a playful game board of sweets and savories like scones with clotted cream, delectable savory […]
SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic is an award winning skin rejuvenating clinic that combines the powers of Eastern medicine, medical aesthetics and skin nutrition. It is located conveniently near the SkyTrain station in Yaletown at 1152 Mainland Street (beside SoulCycle and Barre Fitness). Founder, […]
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 open space and how roomy it is. The restaurant isn’t too loud and is perfect to bring a baby.
But. first. coffee.
Brunch service is only available on the weekends.
WINDBERRY FARM CHICKEN AND WAFFLES 20: spiced syrup, avocado puree, house bacon and botanical greens. While we thought fried chicken and waffles would be heavy and a bit of an indulgent, this c&w was well battered and not greasy whatsoever.
DUCK CONFIT CASSOULET 25: Peruvian beans with two poached eggs and kale salad. If you are looking for a more substantial entree, this one’s for your. Flavourful and gratifying.
Listen to your Mom and eat your vegetables. We like a side of crispy brussels sprouts!
PERUVIAN STYLE PAELLA 21: black cod croquettes, chorizo, Peruvian corn, shellfish, one poached egg with paprika aioli. I love this dish and its departure from an everyday Brunch menu item. This was deliciously made with hearty wild black rice.
BLUE AND GREY 12: I never say no to anything Earl Grey and Lavender especially when it’s a Earl Grey, blueberry and lavender ice cream with Earl Grey shortbread!!
If you are looking for a place for Brunch on this weekend, I highly recommend you try Ancora’s menu! Let me know what you think and leave a comment below!
Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio
Cuisine: West Coast, Peruvian, Japanese
Monday – Sunday 3:00 – 12:00 am
1600 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L9
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Having missed the media launch party being super pregnant and all, it was nice to enjoy a delicious drink at the bar. They offer a strong bar program that includes cocktails, wine, ciders, beer and Mezcal.
We enjoyed a quiet afternoon on the patio before the lunch crowd rolled in. There are perks in being on Maternity Leave!
Four Winds Brewing – this liquid sunshine is like summer in a bottle. Deliciously brewed in reverence of the old world sour wheat ales of Berlin, this Berliner-style Weisse is light in body with a faint earthy mineral essence. Sour in nature and refreshingly effervescent.
Guacamole 12: Crispy Sunchokes, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, and Macedonian Feta.
Grilled Cactus and zucchini salad 13: avocado and citrus vinaigrette, mashed pinto beans and red grain rice. Option for queso fresco for $2.
Braised Beef Tongue Torta 12: spicy birria broth, pickled carrots and onions, avocado and queso fresco. The beef tongue was delicious and tender on its own.
Tue 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1009 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4
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四季 Grand Seasons Chinese Restaurant is a humble diner in Coquitlam. It is located just across from the Burquitlam SkyTrain station at 555 Clarke Road. Our friends introduced this place to us after we were complaining about eating at the same restaurants in Coquitlam Tri-Cities area. Everything was pretty promising on our first visit but then quickly declined from there on. We came here three times and probably will not go back.
Salt and Pepper Deep Fried Tofu: Crispy outside with jalapeno and garlic. Great with a side of congee.
Century Egg and Salty Pork Congee: A nice consistency of water to rice ratio in this congee. However, there was not a lot ingredients and I like Neptune Wonton’s pillowy congee base much, much more,
Stir Fry Beef Rice Noodles: A nice balance of flavour however this dish was to greasy and lacked heat from the wok.
Spicy Marinated Jelly Fish with Sliced Beef Shank: This was one of my favorite dishes. I had ordered it a few times. However, if I had to choice, I think East Pearl in Port Coquitlam does it better. Their jelly fish has a better mouth feel and bouncy texture compared to Grand Seasons which is a little soggy.
Overall, Grand Seasons is suitable for a quick bite to satisfy the hunger. They lack consistency in presentation and execution. Sometimes the fishes are still dirty with a greasy film – that alone is a deal breaker!
Grand Seasons Restaurant 四季
Mon 10:30 am – 12:00 am
Tue 10:30 am – 12:00 am
Wed 10:30 am – 12:00 am
Thu 10:30 am – 12:00 am
Fri 10:30 am – 1:00 am
Sat 10:30 am – 1:00 am
Sun 10:30 am – 12:00 am
101A – 4501 North Rd, Burnaby, BC V3N 4J5
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Noodlebox Canada announces a guest feature recipe series, slated to launch in all twelve stores across BC and Alberta on August 8th. Known for fresh food wok-cooked with flame, Noodlebox has partnered with three local influencers to create feature dishes, each available for a week-long run this August. The guest feature series kicks off August 8th with Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap by Alberta author and food writer Julie Van Rosendaal (@DinnerWithJulie), followed by a vegan dish of savoury Thai Kaju Curry by plant-powered author Dreena Burton (@DreenaBurton). The third week highlights a tangy Indonesian Chicken Noodle Soup by Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett of Vancouver’s The Food Gays (@FoodGays).
The guest recipe series launches August 8th with Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap, a Korean-inspired rice bowl by Calgary-based food broadcaster and author, Julie Van Rosendaal of @DinnerWithJulie. A hearty and flavourful stir-fry, the Bibimbap makes the most of regional ingredients, with thinly-sliced, marinated beef seared in a hot wok with Noodlebox’s signature mix of fresh Asian greens and red pepper, all topped with a fried egg, and drizzled with a spicy mango chilli sauce.
Then from August 15th–21st, try Dreena Burton of @PlantPoweredKitchen’s Thai Kaju Curry, a creamy, plant-based vegan dish with vibrant colour and flavour. Made with a healthy house-made sauce of blended cashews, tomato, coconut milk and Thai red curry, emboldened with ginger and lime, it’s flame-cooked with fresh local vegetables and served with rice noodles and scattered with crunchy sprouts.
Return the following week from August 22nd–28th, to taste Soto Ayam, an Indonesian Chicken Noodle Soup by bloggers, food stylists and photographers the @FoodGays. Their take on Soto Ayam features rice noodles in a tangy broth of chicken stock, garlic, ginger, and lime and topped with bright cilantro, crispy fried onions, sprouts and green onion.
Noodles and rice bowls are always highly customizable, with a choice of proteins available for most dishes. Noodlebox cooks are also happy to adjust the spice levels to your taste buds, and the menu suggests a range of choices, from mild (a little heat) to medium/hot (now it’s officially spicy) to scorching hot (guaranteed to burn.) Noodlebox kitchens can accommodate many allergies or dietary restrictions, with several delicious and satisfying choices for gluten-free and vegan diets.
Take yours to go, or if you’re eating in, wash it down with a selection of bottled or on-tap drinks, like a craft beer from your favourite local brewery. If you’re visiting Noodlebox’s Homer Street Vancouver location, pair any dish with a fresh pour of kombucha from locally-based Healthy Hooch, also fresh on tap.
ABOUT THE INFLUENCER PARTNERS
Julie Van Rosendaal has been a lifelong food enthusiast, and has enjoyed a love of cooking since she was a toddler. She is the author of seven best-selling cookbooks, and for ten years she has been a food columnist for CBC Radio One’s Calgary Eyeopener. Julie is a sought-after food writer, contributing to Western Living magazine, and is the food editor of Parents Canada. An eater of all things delicious, Julie lives, works, cooks, and bakes in Calgary.
A vegan for almost 20 years, Dreena Burton is the author of five cookbooks, and is the mother of three plant-powered kids (#weegans). Passionate about creating nutritious recipes, she is an advocate of using the “vegan basics” to create healthy, delicious food for the whole family. Dreena is one of the pioneering vegan cookbook authors, with a loyal following and reputation for reliable, wholesome recipes.
Adrian and Jeremy are two Vancouver-based guys who are obsessed with food, photography, and social media. Their blog was launched in 2012, and has grown to become a rich resource of healthy and indulgent recipes, lifestyle finds, and travel and restaurant experiences. They are sought-after for their colourful, delicious recipes and have had their work featured in online publications including Martha Stewart, Food & Wine, Gusto TV, the Vancouver Courier, VITA, The Province, and The Feed Feed.
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