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One of my friends contacted me that we should get together. As we usually meet up with our common friends when we do so, I suggested him contact the others. Only one friend was available for that day. Well, three of us plus my friend’s baby (almost 3-yrs-old) got together. I invited Collin, too, since we all went to the same school, although he’d never met my friends.

As I thought a mom has to do a lot before going out, I suggested to go to this restaurant where she sometimes goes there because it is close to her house. Cafe de l’Orangerie serves Japanese style of Italian or French food. They are located on Granville street close to Richmond.

We ordered from their weekly specials and regular menu.

Coffee (Small)

Coffee (Small) at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver

My choice, Hashed Beef Stew with Hamburger Steak served with Rice from the weekly specials

Hashed Beef Stew with Hamburger Steak served with Rice at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver

Fried Chicken Ciabatta Sandwiches
(Deep-fried Chicken, Lettuce, Tomato, Spicy Mayo)

Fried Chicken Ciabatta Sandwiches at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver

Chai Latte (that she thinks… I asked her before writing this post, but she didn’t remember.)

Chai Latte at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver

Chicken Nanban served with Rice and Salad leaf

Chicken Nanban served with Rice and Salad leaf at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver

My hashed beef stew was quite huge! I was so full even after 5 hours. My friend said Chicken Nanban was the one that she always ordered. 🙂 I didn’t taste it, so I don’t know if it’s good or not. Collin ordered the exact same one as last time, even though I recommended a few different dishes.

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

Cafe de l’Orangerie

Address: 8636 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between West 70th and 71st street)
TEL: 604-266-0066
Twitter: @cafeorangerie

*Their website and Facebook page are no longer accessible.

[Sun – Mon] 9:30 – 21:30
[Wed – Thu] 9:30 – 21:30
[Fri – Sat] 9:30 – 23:00 (sweets & drinks only after 21:30)
*Closed: Tuesdays

Menu (These are not everything.)

Menu at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver Menu at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver Menu at Cafe de l'Orangerie in Vancouver

Price Note
– Coffee Small $1.75
– Coffee Medium $2.00
– Hashed Beef Stew with Hamburger Steak served with Rice $12.50
– Fried Chicken Ciabatta Sandwiches $7.50
– Chai Latte Unknown
– Chicken Nanban served with Rice and Salad leaf $9.50

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One day, I walked around downtown went to Whole Foods on Robson street. I was initially looking at skin care stuff, but I recalled that we needed bread. As Collin didn’t send any text back if he had already bought before work, I decided to get some.

There were a lot of kinds. I prefer non-cut loaf, so I picked up this one from A Bread Affair, which I had never had or seen before. Anyways, it said organic and I wanted to try. So I got it.

A Bread Affair is located in Langley, but as I did, you can buy at Whole Foods on Robson in Vancouver. Their bread information can be found here.

Organic Ciabatta

Organic Ciabatta from A Bread Affair in Vancouver


I should have taken a picture of it when I removed from the bag. Sorry, I forgot.

A Bread Affair

Address: Unit 309 – 20560 Langley Bypass, Langley, B.C. (map)
(On the south side of the bypass between Toyota and Kal Tire)
TEL: 604-514-2353
Facebook: page
Twitter: @breadaffair

[Mon – Sat] 9:00 – 17:00
[Sun] 10:00 – 16:00

Price Note
– Organic Ciabatta (560g) $4.99

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Collin and I sometimes watch the TV show called Chopped. And one day, I asked him what if I choose ingredients in a mystery box and you cook. He said “yeah!” Well, there is no one chopped, though.

It’s been a while since the last challenge. This is the 7th one. I asked him to use ingredients we had in the house and also to buy some ingredients.

Ingredients for Appetizer:

  • Eggplant, and
  • Oranges

Ingredients for Main dish:

  • Beef, and
  • Celery, and
  • Tomatoes or Red Grapes

Both need to be cooked within one hour. He can use whatever in cupboard or fridge.


Here are outcomes of his cooking. He plated both in one plate.

Appetizer: Eggplant marinated in home-made Orange Ponzu sauce

Main dish: Hamburger on toasted Ciabatta with Apple, Celery and Grape Remulade


Generally speaking, I like marinated eggplant. Maybe, the ingredients for appetizer were too easy for him to make something. 🙂 Hamburger might be a bit dry? But the remulade sauce was too good.


Verdict: Where is the one for lunch? No? So sad… 😛

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