Posts Tagged ‘Chickpea’

As I mentioned in the previous post, I went to Friday Night Market in North Vancouver on the second week of Friday in October. That day was probably the last day for that event.

I got some food at the other food truck, but of course, it wasn’t enough for dinner. The second food truck I chose was Vij’s Railway Express. The restaurant of his is well-known in Vancouver, but I have never been, so it was a great opportunity to try out their food. They serve Indian and/or Pakistani food.

I asked each of size and ordered two things.

Butter Chicken Schnitzel
(Panko Crusted Free Range Chicken, topped with a rich Tomato and Fenugreek cream Curry, served with cumin-infused Basmati and Nann)

Butter Chicken Schnitzel at Vij's Railway Express at Friday Night Market in North Vancouver

As I worried, the curry was really spicy for me, but it tasted so good! Schnitzel was tender, and when I ate altogether, I felt the curry’s spiciness was getting mild. 🙂

Lamb Kebab
(Lucknow Lamb Kebab, wrapped in Nann with Basmati Onions, Pea Shoots, and Mint-Mango Chutney, served with Side Rice Puff and Chickpea Salad)

Lamb Kebab at Vij's Railway Express at Friday Night Market in North Vancouver

I liked this one, too. Sometimes, lamb smells strongly, yet I didn’t mind this kebab’s smell at all. I have to tell you, this chickpea salad was phenomenal! I love this. I even asked Collin if he can make at home.

Vij's Railway Express at Friday Night Market in North Vancouver

You can check where they are or when they open for special events at the app.

Currently, Dine Out Vancouver is held. As part of this, so is Street Food City. They also seem to attend to this event. If you haven’t tried their food, you have an opportunity here.

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

Vij’s Railway Express

Address: 1075 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
TEL: 604-639-3334
Facebook: page
Twitter: @vijsrailway
Urbanspoon: page

Event schedule: check on the app


Menu at Vij's Railway Express at Friday Night Market in North Vancouver

Price Note
– Butter Chicken Schnitzel $12.50
– Lamb Kebab $12.50

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When Collin asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I suggested if he can make me 10-course homemade dinner and he agreed to it. My birthday is December, but it was on weekend last year and he had to work. So, the dinner date was set on a weekday.

The course was planned as tapas style, so no main dish, and included some that I liked in the past when he made.

1st course: Quinoa chickpea pave with Coleslaw

He made this one in the previous month. As a part of 10-course meal, each one was too big! 🙂

2nd course: Smoked salmon wonton

3rd course: Marinated eggplant

I basically like eggplant, and after I ate marinated eggplant at Fishworks and Bao Bei, I told him I liked them and I can eat them every day. So, he sometimes makes some for me, and this time wasn’t exception. 🙂

4th course: Prosciutto wrapped chicken with Parsnip purée

5th course: Wonton soup

He made won ton soup in the past and I liked them, too. But this time, he put some unique spice, and I didn’t like so much. 😦

6th course: Scallop with butternut squash and bacon

7th course: Prawn cream cheese cannelloni with Rose sauce

8th course: Spicy green beans and cashew pork

As I liked the green beans dish that he made before, I requested the one. This was so spicy and I ended up having him eat some.

9th course: Apricot rum poached pear marshmallow soup (It was supposed to be two desserts, but we were full so he changed the menu at last minute.)

So, this is a hot soup. Because of that, marshmallows were melting in the soup. Mm, so good!

The dishes were served a bit too fast (because I’m slow eater!). I kept eating, sometimes having two or three plates in front of me, for 2 hours or so. I thought my stomach was going to explode! 😀

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At Fable in the previous post, I really liked Chickpea Fritters. Once I let Collin know, you know what would have happened. 🙂 He went shopping and made the similar ones. There was some originality for them with quinoa. Also, as I gave him a great Sashimi knife for his birthday, he made Nigiri Sushi, too.

Quinoa Chickpea Pave with Coleslaw

Quinoa Chickpea Pave with Coleslaw

Quinoa Chickpea Pave with Coleslaw

Oh, I love them. So good!

Mojito with Quinoa Chickpea Pave

Mojito with Quinoa Chickpea Pave

Nigiri Sushi with Salmon and Ahi Tuna

Nigiri Sushi with Salmon and Ahi Tuna

This was probably the first time for him to make Nigiri Sushi on his own. He learned how to do it at Nikkei Centre. He said that he made a mistake in cutting fish for Sashimi. I can’t really tell what is wrong!

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