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My friend, who is a mama now, was planning to leave here for one year, and she and her parents invited me and the other friend for dinner out. There were only a few weeks left before she left, so we set a date in the middle of September.

The place we went was Fishworks where she tried a couple of times with me and liked, and she wanted to take her parents. As its name, it is a seafood restaurant. They are located in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver. You can walk from Lonsdale Quay Seabus station.

Oyster Bar

Oyster Bar at Fishworks in North Vancouver Oyster Bar at Fishworks in North Vancouver

That day, there were two kinds of oysters, one was Stellar Bay Gold, and the other was Barron Point. Unfortunately, my favorite, Kusshi, wasn’t in season.

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at Fishworks in North Vancouver

We ordered some appy to share and an entree per person.

Seared Scallops
(Garlic, ginger, and soya marinated Eggplant, toasted cashews)

Seared Scallops at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Dungeness Crab Cakes
(Wasabi-Lime Mayonnaise)

Dungeness Crab Cakes at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Both appetizers tasted great as usual.

Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Stellar Bay Gold)

Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Stellar Bay Gold) at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Barron Point)

Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Barron Point) at Fishworks in North Vancouver

The first one was buttery like Miyagi, and the second one was a bit bitter. It is fun to compare to eat. ­čÖé

Whole Fish (Sea Bream)

Whole Fish (Sea Bream) at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Wow! It looks good, doesn’t it? Her mom ordered this, and I tasted some and really liked it. It was fresh and cooked perfectly that you can actually taste the originate fish taste.

Fishworks Paella
(Saffron rice, Clams, Chorizo, Honey Mussels, Organic Chicken, Prawns)

Fishworks Paella at Fishworks in North Vancouver

This is what her dad ordered, and again I tasted some. I preferred the rice more al dente, but the taste was fine.

Sockeye Salmon Wellington
(Cranberry-almond crust in Crispy Phyllo, pistachio pesto)

Sockeye Salmon Wellington at Fishworks in North Vancouver

I have eaten this before, and it tasted so good. My friend, who invited us, ordered this and enjoyed it.

Halibut Poutine
(Goat cheese gravy, garlic confit, Sun-dried Tomato, balsamic)

Halibut Poutine at Fishworks in North Vancouver

I also have eaten this before, and the halibut was thick and tasted good, too. The order friend enjoyed it, but it seemed a bit bigger for her stomach.

My choice, Egmont White Sturgeon
(Butternut squash, Mushroom duxelles, smoked pancetta)

Egmont White Sturgeon at Fishworks in North Vancouver

This mushroom duxelles was amazingly good! The fish was firmer and less fatter than I thought. The pancetta was a bit too much for me. This was a huge meal.

At the last, some of us ordered dessert.

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Overall, I’m glad that her parents really enjoyed the seafood in this restaurant, and we had a great time.

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

Fishworks

Address: 91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Two blocks from Seabus Lonsdale Quay station)
TEL: 778-340-3449
Facebook: page (Login required to access)
Twitter: @fishworkslolo
Urbanspoon: page
Reservation: accepted on Urbanspoon

Lunch
[Mon-Fri] 11:30 – 14:30

Dinner
[Mon-Sun] 17:00 – late

Price Note
– Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Stellar Bay Gold) $15.00
– Fresh Shucked Oysters Half dozen (Barron Point) $10.00
– Seared Scallops $14.00
–┬áDungeness Crab Cakes $12.00
– Whole Fish (Sea Bream) MP
– Fishworks Paella $26.00
– Sockeye Salmon Wellington $20.00
– Halibut Poutine $24.00
– Egmont White Sturgeon $29.00
–┬áCreme Brulee $6.50
– Chocolate Mousse $6.50

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The Halibut Festival at this restaurant had started in May, and this was 3rd year. My friend and I wanted to go there earlier, but she was a mom-to-be, and we both were busy for various stuff. In the early July, I saw a post on their Facebook page saying the event would be over in the coming Monday. Wow, time fries! I immediately contacted her to get planned.

Fishworks is a seafood restaurant, located in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver. The restaurant also has oyster bar. For this early summer time, they serve halibut menu, which is in season.

We ordered appy from the regular menu and each entree from the halibut menu.

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Dungeness Crab Cakes
(Wasabi-Lime Mayonnaise)

Dungeness Crab Cakes at Fishworks in North Vancouver

At the last time I had it, I enjoyed this so much, so I recommended to her. I’m glad she loved it, too!

Her entree, Pan Seared Halibut
(Spinach Puree and Sauce Vierge)

Pan Seared Halibut at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Her side dish, Market Salad

Market Salad at Fishworks in North Vancouver

My choice, Bacon-wrapped Halibut
(Bayes Sound Clam Chowder)

Bacon-wrapped Halibut at Fishworks in North Vancouver

My side dish, Sauteed Vegetable

Sauteed Vegetable at Fishworks in North Vancouver

As usual, the food was great! The size of fish is always so generous, considering the price, and the fish is cooked in moist.

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee at Fishworks in North Vancouver

And, fish-molded chocolate truffle with the bill. This is what I love!

Fish-molded chocolate truffle at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Want to see pictures from last year’s halibut event, click here.

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

Fishworks

Address: 91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Two blocks from Seabus Lonsdale Quay station)
TEL: 778-340-3449
Facebook: page (Login required to access)
Twitter: @fishworkslolo
Urbanspoon: page
Reservation: accepted on Urbanspoon

Lunch
[Mon-Fri] 11:30 – 14:30

Dinner
[Mon-Sun] 17:00 – late

Halibut Menu

Halibut Menu at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Price Note
–┬áDungeness Crab Cakes $12.00
–┬áPan Seared Halibut $19.00
– Side dish,┬áMarket Salad $5.00
–┬áBacon-wrapped Halibut $19.00
– Side dish,┬áSauteed Vegetable $5.00
–┬áCreme Brulee $6.50

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My hiking friend, who hasn’t been feeling well, asked me to have lunch on one weekend. Of course, I did go out with her. She is fun and comfortable to be with. Anyways, as I was also out the night before, I asked her to pick a place and time.

She chose┬áChewies Steam and Oyster Bar in Kitsilano, which I also marked as in oyster list. It is close to Kitsilano Beach. They have bar counter inside and patio outside. Their website says they serve food inspired by the taste of New Orleans. I don’t know what it tastes like. Haha. Anyways, I couldn’t make my decision quickly, so our server helped me.

We ordered from their brunch menu obviously.

My friend’s choice, BBQ Shrimp & Grits with Poached Eggs
(Creole spiced tiger prawns, Parmesan cheese grits topped with two poached eggs)

BBQ Shrimp & Grits with Poaced Eggs at Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar in Vancouver

Grits were interesting thing, I mean, food that I have ever tasted. The texture was like Mochi (rice cake) grilled a bit.

My choice, Southern Crab Cake Benny
(Golden fried crab cakes, avocado, chive oil, Cajun Hollandaise sauce, Kennebec potato home fries)

Southern Crab Cake Benny at Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar in Vancouver

Southern Crab Cake Benny at Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar in Vancouver

And, some extra pictures of inside and outside restaurant.

Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar in Vancouver Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar in Vancouver
Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar in Vancouver Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar in Vancouver

Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar

Address: 2201 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Yew Street)
TEL: 604-558-4448
Facebook: page
Twitter: @chewiesoysters

Brunch/Dinner
[Mon – Fri] 17:00 – 0:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 0:00

Price Note
–┬áBBQ Shrimp & Grits with Poached Eggs $13.00
–┬áSouthern Crab Cake Benny $13.00

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