Wednesday, March 29, 2006

EAT: Jalisco @ Lonsdale Quay Public Market

I lunched at Lonsdale Quay this weekend and ordered the tamales at Jalisco. I try to eat something different each time I go. I had one tamale stuffed with beans and one stuffed with green chiles (chicken and beef options are also available). They were a bit dry (which is hard to avoid in tamales) but tasty nevertheless. The platter came with mexican rice, shredded iceberg lettuce topped with crema, and salsa--all for $5.75. I wish it came with a side of black beans but alas it did not. The next time I go I hope to try the enchiladas. Click here for my first review of Jalisco.

Of course I couldn't leave the market without having the pavlova. It's just too damn good to pass up.

Monday, March 27, 2006

EAT: Pita Works

One of the best falafels I've tasted in Vancouver was surprisingly in the food court at the Oakridge shopping mall. Who would have thunk? They actually fry it fresh (I saw it with my own two eyes), so none of the microwave reheat business that most Middle Eastern joints annoyingly and appallingly do here. The falafels are very flavorful and slightly spicy. The falafel pita sandwich I ordered only cost $4.75. They also offer a falafel platter for $6.99. It comes with three sides and pita bread.

Pita Works (in the Oakridge Centre food court)
Corner of Cambie and W. 41st Ave.

::5 stars::

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

EAT: Granville Island Tea Co.

Looking for the best cup of authentic chai? Then get yourself to Granville Island Tea Co. in the Granville Island Public Market. It's the best. You can also buy their chai mix and make it at home. The owners are super nice and friendly. After grabbing your cup of chai, head over to Terra Breads and try one of their scones or a slice of delectable grape bread.

#117, 1689 Johnston St.
Vancouver, BC. V6H3R9
(604) 683 7491

::5 stars::