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My friend and I went to Sakura Days Japan Fair and left there when they closed after having coffee at a little cafe at VanDusen. The area is residential and it was raining, but there was no places we can have a chat nearby. We decided to head to downtown Vancouver. While we were on the bus, we decided to go for dinner.

The Sardine Can was in my list for a while, and even my fellow blogger, Shelley reminded me of this place in her blog once. They are a new restaurant opened in 2012 and located in Gastown, close to the status of “Gassy” Jack. The restaurant is a small bar place with 3 sharing tables and a counter bar. They serve Spanish tapas food.

We ordered from their regular menu.

Tostas de Sardinas
(Smoked Sardines on Toast)

Tostas de Sardinas at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Guisado di Pulpo, Fabes y Acelgas
(Octopus, White Bean & Chard Stew)

Guisado di Pulpo, Fabes y Acelgas at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Carrilladas de Cerdo
(Casserole of slow cooked Pork Cheeks)

Carrilladas de Cerdo at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Gambas al Ajillo
(Spicy Garlic Prawns)

Gambas al Ajillo at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Pan
(Terra Breads Sourdough)

Pan at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

All food was tasty, although we ordered some with similar sauce. The sardine toast is a must item. The octopus and pork cheeks were tender, and the prawns’ one was quite spicy for me but good! I have been to another Spanish tapas restaurant in Vancouver, but I preferred this restaurant.

We also shared two dessert.

Flan de Dulce de Leche
(Baked Caramel Custard)

Flan de Dulce de Leche at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Terrina de Chocolate
(Chocolate Terrine with Chili, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Toast)

Terrina de Chocolate at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Terrina de Chocolate at The Sardine Can in Vancouver

We weren’t sure about this savory-ish seasoning on dessert, but it was quite good. I also liked flan, because I like custard pudding, but my friend probably preferred soft one like creme caramel rather than flan.

And, extra pictures of interior: bulls 🙂

The Sardine Can in Vancouver The Sardine Can in Vancouver

Oh, I almost forgot to mention! When we tried to pay by cash, our server had the bill adjusted with 10% discount. Yay!

Their site says La Buca and Pied-a-Terre are sister restaurants. I might like to try them.

The Sardine Can

Address: 26 Powell Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(100 m east from Carrall Street)
TEL: 604-568-1350
Facebook: page
Urbanspoon: page
*No reservation accepted.

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Fri] 16:00 – 22:30
[Sat] 12:00 – 22:30
[Sun] 12:00 – 21:30

Price Note
– Tostas de Sardinas (Sardine Toast) $5.00
– Guisado di Pulpo, Fabes y Acelgas (Octopus) $10.00
– Carrilladas de Cerdo (Pork Cheeks) $10.00
– Gambas al Ajillo (Prawns) $10.00
– Pan (bread) $2.50
– Flan de Dulce de Leche $5.50
– Terrina de Chocolate $5.50
*10% discount with cash payment

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On Good Friday, the first day of the Easter holiday, I already planned to go to this restaurant before going hiking, because they opened for lunch even though it was a holiday. I used to work nearby, so I did go for lunch on weekday, but now it is rare to get to North Vancouver for lunch time. Besides, they’re not open for lunch on weekends. So, I finally got a chance.

Fishworks is located at Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver and serves casual seafood dishes. You can walk from Seabus station.

Although I had decided what to order in the previous day, I changed my mind and ordered from their today’s special. Hehe. 🙂

Linguini with Prawns, White Wine Broth
(Sundried Tomato, Garlic Confit, Garnished with Cherry Tomato and Green Onion)

Linguini with Prawns, White Wine Broth at Fishworks in North Vancouver

Oh, it was so good! The linguini was cooked perfectly, and prawns were seared nicely.

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
Twitter: @fishworkslolo
Urbanspoon: page
Reservation: accepted on Urbanspoon

Lunch
[Mon-Fri] 11:30 – 14:30

Dinner
[Mon-Sun] 17:00 – late

Price Note
– Linguini with Prawns, White Wine Broth $17.00

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As my friend told me that she would attend Nikkei Centre Craft & Bake Fair in November, I headed to the place. There were lots of people selling their crafts or food that they made, and I thought some were even good gifts for Christmas. Anyways, our other friend also went to help her, so we decided to have some bites, while she was still selling her stuff.

There is a Japanese restaurant (more like a school cafeteria), Hi Genki, at the next door of Nikkei Centre. The entrance is at Nikkei Home where senior Japanese (maybe not only Japanese) people live and are taken care of. Because of the fair, we had to wait for 40 min, and by the time when we ordered, it was 3:00 pm!

We ordered from Today’s Special menu. We both chose Teishoku.

Salmon Minch Katsu Special
(Breaded fried minced Salmon)

Salmon Minch Katsu Special at Hi Genki in Burnaby

Shiromi & Ebi Fry
(Breaded fried white Fish & Prawn)

Shiromi & Ebi Fry at Hi Genki in Burnaby

Shiromi & Ebi Fry at Hi Genki in Burnaby

When we were walking toward our seats, we looked around what the others ordered. I can’t believe how big the curry dish was! Huge! I had to go out for dinner, so I didn’t order, though.

Hi Genki

Address: 6680 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, B.C. (map)
(In Nikkei Home, next to Nikkei Centre)
TEL: 604-777-0533
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
11:30 – 15:00, 18:15 – 20:30 daily

Today’s Special Menu

Menu at Hi Genki in Burnaby Menu at Hi Genki in Burnaby Menu at Hi Genki in Burnaby

Price Note
– Salmon Minch Katsu Special $5.55
– Shiromi & Ebi Fry $8.95

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