Hime Sushi – Vancouver, British Columbia

When on holidays, I eat even more than I do at home. We found ourselves walking out of a coffee shop and straight into Hime Sushi for no good reason but to eat. Once we got seated, we had to pay for more parking. It really wasn’t a big deal as parking was relatively cheap compared to home!

We sat down and I knew I wasn’t hungry but wanted to try their Okonomiyaki which was a street food pancake Japanese style with vegetables and seafood! It was huge and fresh!!

From there, being the indecisive person I am, we just ordered their Deluxe Sushi Platter and it was amazing! I wasn’t feeling great that day, in fact most of that trip I was actually very sick – but the food was still so tasty!

Everything here was sweet and fresh! It was magnificent and even while being ill the food and service was extremely memorable. I enjoyed myself tremendously here and I wouldn’t mind going back given the oppertunity!

Hime Sushi

315 E.Broadway,
Vancouver, BC
604-708-1616

Our Town Cafe – Vancouver, British Columbia

We all know I love road trips and with Covid-19 I’m unable to even leave the province, so I figured I’ll take a little trip by going this route! For my coffee series, I found the perfect “O” and I knew it was at Our Town Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s a beautiful lake front cafe that’s stylish and comfortable. There’s street parking along a park and it’s a perfect location for a cafe!

I ordered a quick treat with a latte and it was magnificent! The space was clean and contemporary where it was very organized. I was very satisfied with the space, coffee and baked good! I had their chocolate loaf which was very moist and delicious!

Overall experience here was magnificent. If I wore a sweater, I’m sure I would’ve enjoyed sitting on the patio, but it was breezy. So, I just watched the crowd come in and out from inside.

Our Town Cafe

255 E Broadway,
Vancouver, BC

New Town Bakery & Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia

We were hanging out in Vancouver for a few days while our friend had a conference here. We tagged along on their trip and while he was in a course, we took his wife to breakfast at New Town Bakery & Restaurant in Vancouver Chinatown. While it was only street parking, we went early enough on a weekday where we were able to find parking pretty much right outside the restaurant.

We all knew we wanted Chinese food and I knew I was ordering my favourite Chinese breakfast, as weird as it may sound, it’s the Pickled vegetables and sliced pork rice vermicelli noodle soup. There’s a lot of names for it but I decided to do the direct translation of it today. I eat this preserved/pickled vegetables with everything as it’s awesome to me, and not even from my region. It’s great on everything! Anyway, this was a huge bowl of noodles and it was really tasty! The flavours were excellent!

My noodle came in a combo, with a drink where I got their Milk Tea and to me it’s a staple drink for any Chinese bakery/restaurant. A good one is when it’s thick and can coat your tongue, like a rich coffee. I always order this with sweetened condensed milk anywhere I go! It’s not bad here, it’s pretty standard and decent.

I was ordering a bunch of sides as it’s what I wanted. I failed to take pictures of anyone elses food as the waitress was busy yelling at me. Well, not yelling at me, but she wasn’t friendly towards me. So, I just sat there like a bad kid. I ordered a Pineapple Bun with Butter as it’s another thing that I always order. The cookie top always lets you know if they’re good at their bun baking. Then, they heat it up and put in a slab of butter. There’s nothing more satisfying than this bun with a milk tea if you’re looking for a “small” breakfast. The bun was soft and delicate, the topping was crispy, and the butter melted perfectly. It was amazing!

This last dish isn’t even mine. I think I just claimed it from the table. It’s the Radish Cake that I lie to make at Chinese New Years. My hubby likes to compare others with my recipe. I don’t even have a family recipe or anything as no one makes it… but, I’ve made it into my own which has become my tradition. I make a delicious lo bak goh and if you’re a lucky person, I’d give you some or even one! If I give you one… please do not try to give it away right in front of me. At least do it when I’m not here. Someone I thought that liked me did that to me and it seriously broke my heart. Anyway, this radish cake was more cake than anything, but it was freshly steamed so it was super soft.

Overall experience here was great! The food was good, the service could be better and the price for these breakfast combos are always awesome, no matter where you go! You always get a lot of food for a decent price. Parking costs money, where we parked on the street anyway. I’m not sure if they got their own lot or not.

New Town Bakery and Restaurant

148 E Pender Street,
Vancouver, BC
604-681-1828

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