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As I mentioned before, I made some new friends at my friend’s baby shower. The birthday of one of them was coming up, and we organized a birthday dinner for her.

As she wished to eat paella, the organizer chose this restaurant, La Bodega. It is located in downtown Vancouver, close to Drake Street. They serve Spanish tapas food. What did we order? I’m not sure… Because when I got to my nearest Skytrain station, the shutter was down, and nobody could get in. I ended up taking two buses to get to downtown, and it took more than an hour and half. So, by the time when I arrived at the restaurant, most of food was shared and served. Oh, my kind friends kept my share in the plates. 🙂 Anyways, I took only one picture.

Tapa de Paella
(Seafood, Chicken, Pork & Saffron Rice)

Tapa de Paella at La Bodega in Vancouver

For the taste, I think it was much better than my last visit in 2011. The atmosphere was more lively than before.

(Picture taken by iPhone)

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La Bodega

Address: 1277 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
TEL: 604-684-8814
Facebook: page
Urbanspoon: page

[Mon – Fri] 16:30 – 0:00
[Sat] 17:00 – 0:00
[Sun] 17:00 – 23:00

Price Note
– Tapa de Paella $12.95

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After visiting Farmer’s Market, I walked around downtown Vancouver as well as Granville Island to look for some birthday gifts for my friend. When I checked the time, it was dinner time! Yeah, summer time always makes me lose track of the time.

I have kept BaoQi Eateri in my mind for quite a while since I read a blog post. Also, my boss recently talked about this place that she really liked their Pho. Anyways, it made me go there. They are a small Vietnamese restaurant on Davie, close to Yaletown. There is a long table that people share to seat, and also a few small tables.

I ordered from their regular menu.

Complimentary Tea

Complimentary Tea at BaoQi Eateri in Vancouver

Pho Beef Noodle Soup
(Beef Shanks, Beef Brisket and Rare Beef and Beef Balls with Fresh Rice Noodle, Bean Sprouts, Basil)

Pho Beef Noodle Soup at BaoQi Eateri in Vancouver

An extra picture of the restaurant exterior

BaoQi Eateri in Vancouver

I think the soup was a bit salty to me, but maybe because I went there after 6-hour of walking. If I went with friends, I could have ordered side dishes, which I would love to.

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

BaoQi Eateri

Address: 620 Davie Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Granville and Seymour streets)
TEL: 604-700-4100
Facebook: page
Twitter: @baOqieateri
Urbanspoon: page

[Tue – Fri] 11:30 – 21:00
[Sat] 12:30 – 21:00
[Sun] 12:30 – 19:00
*Closed: Mondays

Price Note
– Pho Beef Noodle Soup $9.15

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One night for dinner, Collin asked a difficult request that he wanted to go to a Japanese restaurant where he can eat Sushi and Kara-age. Some Izakaya places serve Karaage but less quality Sushi or just one kind, and some Sushi places serve Sushi but Kara-age. Some are fine dining, and some others are so popular that you have to wait for long time. Finally, I picked up two places, and he chose one.

Juno Sushi Bistro is located on Davie street, close to Seymour street. They serve quality food with quality ingredients. The bistro is small, which can serve maybe 5 for counter table and 15 max for tables.

We ordered from their dinner menu.

Plum wine (Japanese Ume Shu)

Plum wine (Ume Shu) at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Collin ate the Japanese plum in the drink as well. When you make Umeshu, you put lots of Japanese plums with Sake. So, the plum absorbs Sake so that the plum tastes exact same as Umeshu.

Hot Tea (Japanese Matcha & Genmaicha)

Hot Tea (Japanese Matcha & Genmaicha) at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Pork Belly Kaku-ni
(Red Wine Braised Fraser Valley Pork Belly Served with Free Range Egg)

Pork Belly Kaku-ni at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Oh, this egg tasted great. Collin usually doesn’t like boiled eggs, but he loved this one. Kaku-ni was soft and tasty, too.

Chicken Kara-age
(Deep-fried Maple Hill Farm Free Range Chicken with Special Spice)

Chicken Kara-age at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Dynamite Roll and Nigiri Sushi
(Dynamite Roll, Nigiri: Inari, Big Eye Red Tuna, Toro, Aburi Toro, Ikura, Ebi, Tamago)

Dynamite Roll and Nigiri Sushi at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Dynamite Roll and Nigiri Sushi at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Collin loved the Aburi Toro and suggested me to order one. He also tried Inari and Tamago and enjoyed them.

Ebi Mayo
(Beer-Battered Shrimp, Grapefruit, Pistachio, Organic Green with Sweet Mayo Sauce)

Ebi Mayo at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

This was definitely different from the other places’ as Ebi Mayo. As you can see the menu, they use citrus. So, mayo and citrus combination was interesting. If they don’t serve right away, this would be soggy.

Kushi Katsu 2pcs
(Panko-fried Fraser Valley Pork & Onion with Spicy Sesame Sauce)

Kushi Katsu (Panko-fried Pork & Onion) at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Collin said the pork was a little hard, but I didn’t think so.

Black Sesame Ice Cream (Single)

Black Sesame Ice Cream (Single) at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

I wasn’t sure if Collin liked black sesame taste, so I ordered single scoop. Well, he enjoyed and ate more than half! 😀 It was a little sweeter for me but I liked it, too. I can’t really describe how the taste was like, so try it yourself. 🙂

My friend seemed to hear from her friend that their Rice Omelette was good. Maybe, I’m gonna try that next time.

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Juno Sushi Bistro

(Their website is not accessible from iPhone, due to using Flash media.)

Address: 572 Davie Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Seymour and Richards streets)
TEL: 604-568-8805
Facebook: page
Twitter: @junobistro
Urbanspoon: page

[Mon – Fri] 11:45 – 14:30

[Mon – Thu] 17:30 – 22:30
[Fri] 17:30 – 23:30
[Sat] 16:30 – 23:30
[Sun] 16:30 – 21:30

Price Note
– Plum wine (Japanese Ume Shu) $9.00
– Hot Tea (Japanese Matcha & Genmaicha) $1.00
– Pork Belly Kaku-ni $11.00
– Chicken Kara-age $7.50
– Dynamite Roll $5.00
– Inari $1.50 each
– Nigiri, Big Eye Red Tuna $3.00
– Nigiri, Toro $2.50
– Nigiri, Aburi Toro $3.00
– Nigiri, Ikura (Salmon Roe) $2.50
– Nigiri, Ebi (Prawn) $2.50 each
– Nigiri, Tamago (Egg) $2.00 each
– Ebi Mayo $9.00
– Kushi Katsu 2pcs $6.00
– Black Sesame Ice Cream (Single) $3.00

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