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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.

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dinner/Dessert
[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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On one weekend, I left for hiking later than I was planning to. When I was done hiking, it was too late for lunch and maybe early for dinner. I was hungry, because only what I had by that time was half of muffin. I was thinking where I can go on the way home or if I should go to downtown. And, an idea came up to me!

Yeah, one of my favorite places would be open by the time I arrived. That is 29th Ave Cafe on Boundary Road. They serves Japanese-style western food, called Yoshoku in Japanese. I always order croquette, so maybe first time, I ordered the other one.

Cream of Corn Soup

Cream of Corn Soup at 29th Avenue Cafe in Vancouver

Hamburg Steak

Hamburg Steak at 29th Avenue Cafe in Vancouver

Oh, my god, this was huge hamburg steak! At least 2cm think and 12cm wide. When I ate them all, I was totally stuffed.

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29th Avenue Cafe

Address: 4441 Boundary Road, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(On the curve from Boundary to 29th Ave)
TEL: 604-558-2271

Dinner
[Tue – Sat] 17:00 – 21:30
[Sun] 17:00 – 21:00

Price Note
– Cream of Corn Soup $4.25
– Hamburg Steak $9.50
– Rice $1.00

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I was going to make meatballs, so I bought ground beef. When I came home and looked at the recipe, it said ground pork! :O As I may have mentioned before, I can’t arrange the recipe, because I’m not good at cooking and almost always fail if I do.

So, I looked for a different recipe and found this slow-simmered hamburg patties recipe.

When I sent a picture to Collin who was at work, he was wondering which restaurant I went and said he had to zoom it in to see if the plate was ours! 😀 After he came home, he said he could no longer say I can’t cook. hehehe 🙂

Cpicon 夫が愛する❤懐かしの煮込みハンバーグ by さくらご飯 (Japanese)

[Ingredients] (my estimate 3-6 serves)

– Minced onion 1/2 (I used 1 small one)
– Ground pork, or pork & beef 400g (I used ground beef 500g)
– Minced carrot 1/4 – 1/2, if you have (I used 1 small one)
– Nutmeg 3 dashes
– Salt & pepper pinch
– Egg 1
– Panko (breadcrumb) 1/4 cup

*Sauce
– Ketchup 1 cup
– Tonkatsu sauce (bulldog) 1 cup
– Water 1 cup

[Recipe]

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl except minced onion and knead well. Heat up a frying pan, pour some oil, and fry minced onion slowly until it gets clear. (I used microwave to cook it for 1.5 min, pouring oil in a microwavable dish.)
  2. Put all ingredients for sauce in a pot and boil and stir them in the middle heat. Turn off the heat once it’s boiled. (I skipped this step.)
  3. Add cooked minced onion into the bowl of the step 1, mix them, and split into 4 to 6 pieces. Release air from each piece, shape it in oval, and make the center hollow. Heat up a frying pan, pour oil, and place them in the pan.
  4. Brown both side in middle or high heat. (*) Cook them until they become firm. It doesn’t have to be cooked all the way.
  5. Put them into the pot of the step 2. Do not put oil from the frying pan. Lid the pot in half way and cook for 20 to 30 min in mid-low heat. (As I skipped step 2, I added all ingredients for sauce in the frying pan and cook for 20 to 30 min.)

(*) If you lid when you fry the other side, patties get soft, which is good, especially for kids.

The recipe provider says that you can keep re-using the sauce by freezing. If it’s not enough, you can add those ingredients to adjust. Freeze once it’s cool down.

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