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I cannot remember why, but I had something to do in downtown Vancouver on a weekday. By the time when I finished, it was almost 8pm. It was a really cold day in early January, so I decided to take something warm to home.

I went to Joyeaux Cafe & Restaurant. It is a Vietnamese restaurant on Howe street. I have been a few times, and I always chose noodles. I had read a blog, talking about this restaurant and suggesting a different dish.

I ordered the one to go, as followed the blog’s suggestion.

 

Lemongrass Chicken on Steam Rice

Lemongrass Chicken on Steam Rice at Joyeaux Cafe in Vancouver

Umm, it was fine, but a bit greasy, and the skin wasn’t crispy enough for me. I would stick to noodles next time, although it might not be good for to-go. 🙂

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Joyeaux Cafe & Restaurant

Address: 551 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Dunsmuir and Pender street, walking distance from Granville Sky train station)
TEL: 604-681-9168
Urbanspoon: page

Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch/Dinner
[Mon – Fri] 7:00 – 21:00
[Sat – Sun] 8:00 – 20:00
[Holidays] 8:00 – 20:00

Price Note
– Lemongrass Chicken on Steam Rice $8.50

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On the New Year’s Eve, there was no plan for me after work. Collin had to work until late night, so we made a plan to meet up. I picked him up, and we went to Gastown. We walked towards east and looked for a place to have some food and drink.

Luckily, The Flying Pig had some seat available at the bar counter. There were tons of people, wearing hat or dressing up, and it was quite noisy. TV was showing different places for New Year’s celebration.

We ordered some snack from their dinner menu, as he said he was starving.

A Glass of Prosecco

A Glass of Prosecco at The Flying Pig in Gastown

He ordered it for me, as it was New Year’s Eve to celebrate. 🙂

Double Beefeater

Double Beefeater at The Flying Pig in Gastown

I couldn’t remember what Beefeater was, so I searched and knew it was Gin. He really likes Gin! Whenever I try, I don’t know the taste.

Bone Marrow Cheezy Bread 

Bone Marrow Cheezy Bread at The Flying Pig in Gastown

I already had dinner earlier, so I didn’t even try this. As he likes bone marrow and also cheese, this made him happy. 😀

Seared Chili-Rubbed Skirt Steak
(Matchstick Potatoes)

Seared Chili-Rubbed Skirt Steak at The Flying Pig in Gastown

I tried this skirt steak. It was good. Yet, the steak portion was small, although there were lots of potatoes.

We ordered one more thing, but it didn’t come. When we asked the bill, it was included, so we told them about it and asked to remove. It was understandable, as the restaurant was filled by lots of people for the New Year’s count down, but it would be nice if we could have tried the dish.

Anyways, it was fun to count down with all strangers in the restaurant, while TV was counting down, and to watch people screaming, blowing horn, hugging, etc. when it turned to the New Year.

Here is a night view at Gastown on New Year’s Eve.

Gastown on New Year's Eve

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The Flying Pig

Address: 102 Water Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Abbott Street)
TEL: 604-559-7968
Facebook: page
Twitter: @FlyingPigVan
Urbanspoon: page
*Reservation accepted only for lunch and brunch.

Lunch/Brunch/Dinner
[Mon – Fri] 11:00 – 0:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:30 – 14:30, 15:30 – 0:00

Menu

Dinner Menu at The Flying Pig in Gastown Dinner Menu at The Flying Pig in Gastown

Price Note
– A Glass of Prosecco$8.00
– Double Beefeater $9.00
– Bone Marrow Cheezy Bread $5.00
– Seared Chili-Rubbed Skirt Steak $9.00

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Collin had been asking to go to this place, but it always happened to be Sunday. They don’t open on Sundays. On the last weekend in November, we were finally able his wish to come true.

His wish was to get a baguette from Finch’s Tea & Coffee House. This cozy cafe is on Pender Street and often occupied by many people.

We ordered from their baguette menu.

His choice, Prosciutto
(Prosciutto, Edam, tomato, red leaf lettuce, oil & vinegar)

Prosciutto at Finch's Tea & Coffee House in Vancouver

He asked Cheddar instead of Edam. This is favorite. It had been long time since his last visit, so he enjoyed it a lot and asked me if he should get another one! :O

My choice, Pear
(Pear, blue brie, prosciutto, roasted walnuts)

Pear Baguettes at Finch's Tea & Coffee House in Vancouver

This is my favorite, and I just can’t choose something new! 😀 The last time when it was a spring time, pear wasn’t ripen yet. This time, it was juicy.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

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Finch’s Tea & Coffee House

Address: 353 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Homer street)
TEL: 604-899-4040
Facebook: page
Urbanspoon: page

Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch
[Mon – Fri] 9:00 – 17:00
[Sat] 11:00 – 17:00
*Closed: Sundays

Price Note
– Prosciutto $8.50
– Pear $8.95
– Sanpellecrino $3.50

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