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We walked from a booth to another at Eat! Vancouver and found this ice cream place. Although I don’t like coconut bits, we all decided to try, because it says organic, dairy free, soy free, gluten free, and no GMO! Coconut Bliss sells ice cream in a few grocery stores in Vancouver.

Coconut Bliss at Eat! Vancouver

At the booth, there were lots of flavours to choose from.

Their booth of Coconut Bliss at Eat! Vancouver

This is what I chose: Cherry Amaretto

Cherry Amaretto from Coconut Bliss at Eat! Vancouver

Cherry Amaretto from Coconut Bliss at Eat! Vancouver

It was interesting taste. I thought this spoonful was enough for a day because at first it tasted smooth but at the end it was rich, which is much healthier than one scoop of the other ice cream products.

Coconut Bliss

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I had an errand to do on a weekday and went to downtown Vancouver. After I’m done with what I had to do, I stopped by at Fujiya, because it was just before 11:00 am, and I thought all Bento might have arrived at the store. And, I was right. The clerk was placing Bento in the shelves.

One of Fujiya Japanese grocery stores is on Pender street. The store is tiny, but there are three or four seats along window counter tables to eat in. It might be difficult to find this place, as you don’t see from the street. Once you found Quisno’s, walk into the building. The store is next to Quisno’s, beside a dry cleaning store (I think).

I chose a vegetarian Bento for lunch.

Vegetarian Bento

Vegetarian Bento from Fujiya in Vancouver

Vegetarian Bento from Fujiya in Vancouver

Vegetarian Bento from Fujiya in Vancouver

There are lots of ingredients as usual. The rice was Sushi brown rice. I didn’t know that, so I warmed it up before eating! 😛

Want to see more pictures for this store? click here.

Fujiya Downtown

Address: #112-1050 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to Quisno’s between Burrard and Thurlow street, across from a new Meat & Bread)
TEL: 604-608-1050
Urbanspoon: page

[Mon – Fri] 10:00 – 18:00

Price Note
– Vegetarian Bento $5.95

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As a custom in Japan, we prepare food before New Year’s Eve for a few days after New Year’s Day, and basically we eat those food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner until we finish. Those special food is called Osechi. We usually put food in layered boxes. Each dish has a meaning of something for our lives, such as health, carrier up, etc.

Well, for myself, as Collin wouldn’t eat them, (even I don’t like most of them), I just bought some from Fujiya. I got five different dishes, but I only took a picture of three, because I didn’t think the other two would be a part of Osechi. 😛

Chikuzen-ni, Kintoki, Gomame (Tazukuri)

New Year's Dish from Fujiya in Vancouver

I don’t think Chikuzen-ni is a part of Osechi. We usually use chicken, root vegetables, and Konnyaku, etc. If you’re interested in how to make it, I found a recipe in English here. Note that I have never made them before. 😉

Kintoki is a sweet dish, cooked red kidney beans. There is another bean dish in Osechi, which uses black beans, Kuromame. I like Kintoki, but don’t like Kuromame. Ma-Me means beans, by the way.

Gomame (this ma-me doesn’t mean beans :)) are dried sardines cooked in soy sauce. I didn’t like them when I was small, because they’re bitter. I like them now, though.

No pictures of Konnyaku (Yam Cake) and Kinpira Gobo…

Fujiya on Clark

Address: 912 Clark Drive, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Venables street)
TEL: 604-251-3711

[Mon – Sat] 9:00 – 19:00
[Sun] 10:00 – 19:00

Price Note
– Chikuzen-ni $2.26 ($1.95/100g)
– Kintoki $2.63 ($1.99/100g)
– Gomame (Tazukuri) $3.99
– Konnyaku (Yam Cake) $2.90 ($1.25/100g)
– Kinpira Gobo $2.33 ($1.25/100g)

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