List of Top Ten “To Do’s” in Vancouver

by Victoria on December 2, 2009

So this is basically taken from my compiled list of things ‘To Do’ from my foursquare account, but since I don’t have a lot of followers there just yet and this seems to be perfectly suited to my blog, I thought I’d revamp it slightly.  Here we go, in no particular order…

1.  Sala Thai Burrard (Thai Restaurant): Go to Sala Thai and have the Spicy Drunken Noodle (pad kee mao) with a Thai iced tea to drink.

2.  Juno’s Kitchen (no website): Go to Juno and try their fresh selection of sashimi and make sure to drink their Japanese roasted rice green tea. They also have the best tamago I’ve had (even for those that don’t usually like it).

3.  Tapastree Restaurant: Go to Tapastree and make sure to order the Sablefish marinated in a miso vinaigrette and the Ahi Tuna, seared with ponzu and hot Chinese mustard. Have the crème brûlée for dessert.

4.  Cafe Medina: Go to Medina and enjoy a lavendar latte with the fricasse for brunch.

5.  Octopus Garden: Go to Octopus Garden in Kits. Get the shiki omakase. Make sure to get the foie gras nigiri as the final piece of your meal.

6.  Dragon Ball Tea House (no website): Go to Dragon Ball and get a green tea ice cream bubble tea with pearls. If you’re not into green tea, try any fresh fruit combo instead, with milk, half slush and pearls (my fave is strawberry and mango).

7.  Blue Water Cafe: Go to Blue Water and have the Seafood Tower. Order a bottle of Nota Bene from Blackhills Winery if they have it available (not necessarily to go with the tower, but just because I love it so much).

8.  Vancouver Vietnamese Restaurant: Go to the Vancouver Vietnamese Restaurant at Main and King Edward (4136 Main Street) and order the Roll Dip and the Wonton Soup with egg noodles.

9.  Earls Restaurant: Go to Earl’s (anyone will do I’m sure) and have a Sundae with caramel topping for dessert.  The ice cream is Mario’s vanilla bean gelato.  Try a Lemon Meringue cocktail on the side (well, maybe not at the same time – they’re both quite sweet).

10.   Lumière.  Go to Lumière on West Broadway and order anything that Executive Chef Dale Mackay cooks for you.  And I mean anything.

And there you have it – I’ll update/add to this list when I can think of other top things to try!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

becomethevoice December 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm

I like this one! All the faves on one page! Yum

Allen Trottier December 2, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Tapastree is great. Perfect for a date. Amazing wine and food.

Vic.. Love the site.

Mike December 4, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Nice list – looks like i have some restaurants to go to…
Oh one note: for dragon ball bubble tea make sure you call ahead with your order as they often have big line-ups; like call 10-20 minutes ahead or you’ll wait a long time inside.

Frank December 15, 2009 at 12:26 am

Isadong Korean BBQ… a little out of the way being all the way at Burnaby-Coquitlam, but if you’re going to IKEA it’s the best Korean BBQ in the lower mainland… even ask a native Korean!

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