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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. 🙂

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

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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For the first weekend brunch this year, we tried a famous brunch place. As we expected, there were a few people waiting. As Collin had to go to work soon later, we looked for another place. While we were walking towards Robson and Burrard, I asked him if this restaurant was OK.

Earls is a chain restaurant in Canada and some places in USA. As far as I know, they used to serve all western food, but it has been changed time to time, and now you can even see Sushi in the menu. The restaurant is in multiple locations, and the place where we went is located at the corner of Hornby and Smithe Street.

We ordered from their brunch menu.

 

Croque Madame
(Virginia Ham, White Cheddar, Roasted Serrano Cream, House Sourdough)

Croque Madame at Earls on Hornby in Vancouver

He asked the server the sauce on side for me, because he said it would be spicy, based on the description of the sauce. It was nice of him.

Croque Madame at Earls on Hornby in Vancouver

Croque Madame at Earls on Hornby in Vancouver

Whoa, I just saw what I didn’t want to see. I looked at their nutritional info on their site, and this croque madame is over 1,300 calories! Yet, it was sooo good! I liked the bread, crispy crust and soft inside.

The sandwich board outside showed French toast, which looks good. I would try that next time.

(Picture taken by iPhone)

Earls on Hornby

Address: 905 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Smithe Street)
TEL: 604-682-6700
Facebook: page (Earls in general: page)
Twitter: @EarlsHornby (Earls in general: @earlsrestaurant)
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Brunch/Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 11:30 – 0:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:30 – 1:00

Menu

Brunch Menu at Earls on Hornby in Vancouver

Price Note
– Coffee $3.10
– Croque Madame $13.00

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On New Year’s night, Collin and I headed to Whistler to ski next day. We decided this stay at last minute, so when we went to some of the restaurants in Whistler Village, there were a lot of people waiting at the door, and the waiting time was more than one hour.

I suggested checking up 21 Steps Kitchen & Bar, because when I went there with my friend on a long weekend before, we were able to squeeze into the lounge upstairs, without waiting for long for the restaurant downstairs. As I thought, we were guided to the lounge called “The Attic” and waited for 15 min to be seated. 🙂

21 Steps is a tapas restaurant, located between Whistler Village Square and bridge to the Village North. From Whistler Village Square, the path turns left to the bridge. Just before the turn, you will see the stairs and menu board on your right.

We ordered from their dinner menu. There are small plate and big plate sections.

Hendrick’s Margarita Double
(Hendrick’s Gin, Triple Sec with fresh Lime & Cucumber)

Hendrick's Margarita Double at 21 Steps in Whistler

He seemed to like this very much so that he ended up ordering another one.

Long Island Ice Tea Double
(Vodka, Tequila, Gin, Rum, Triple Sec with fresh lemon and Coke)

Long Island Ice Tea Double at 21 Steps in Whistler

When I saw this, I had to order. This recalled one of my good memory that I spent time with co-workers in Whistler. Sentimental? Haha.

His choice, Steamed Tiger Prawns from Small Plate menu
(served cold with traditional cocktail sauce)

Steamed Tiger Prawns at 21 Steps in Whistler

 

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