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After visiting Farmer’s Market, I walked around downtown Vancouver as well as Granville Island to look for some birthday gifts for my friend. When I checked the time, it was dinner time! Yeah, summer time always makes me lose track of the time.

I have kept BaoQi Eateri in my mind for quite a while since I read a blog post. Also, my boss recently talked about this place that she really liked their Pho. Anyways, it made me go there. They are a small Vietnamese restaurant on Davie, close to Yaletown. There is a long table that people share to seat, and also a few small tables.

I ordered from their regular menu.

Complimentary Tea

Complimentary Tea at BaoQi Eateri in Vancouver

Pho Beef Noodle Soup
(Beef Shanks, Beef Brisket and Rare Beef and Beef Balls with Fresh Rice Noodle, Bean Sprouts, Basil)

Pho Beef Noodle Soup at BaoQi Eateri in Vancouver

An extra picture of the restaurant exterior

BaoQi Eateri in Vancouver

I think the soup was a bit salty to me, but maybe because I went there after 6-hour of walking. If I went with friends, I could have ordered side dishes, which I would love to.

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

BaoQi Eateri

Address: 620 Davie Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Granville and Seymour streets)
TEL: 604-700-4100
Facebook: page
Twitter: @baOqieateri
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Tue – Fri] 11:30 – 21:00
[Sat] 12:30 – 21:00
[Sun] 12:30 – 19:00
*Closed: Mondays

Price Note
– Pho Beef Noodle Soup $9.15

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A few days after having afternoon tea at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, my friends and I talked about the next food adventure. The conversation started from there were more places for afternoon tea, and it was extended to where your top 5 places would be that you like to eat before leaving the town. 🙂 One of the friends said that she didn’t know any places where she wanted to go particularly, but she had been craving for Pho and told us the place.

So we went. Au Petit Cafe is located on Main street, a few blocks away from Queen Elizabeth Park. They seem really popular in Vancouver, as I can find many blogs talking about this place. They serve authentic Vietnamese food, according to their website.

We planned to meet up there at 7 pm. One of friend and I arrived 15 min earlier, and when we looked at inside if the other friend already arrived, a staff inside was beckoning to us, so we went in. Right after we were seated, our server came, saying this was the last order! What? We looked at the door and realized that they close 7 pm! We called our friend what she wanted to order, but as she didn’t answer, we ordered Pho per person and one spring rolls to share.

Complimentary Tea

Complimentary Tea at Au Petit Cafe in Vancouver

No.10 Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Cha Gio)

No.10 Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Cha Gio) at Au Petit Cafe in Vancouver

Long Chopsticks

Long Chopsticks at Au Petit Cafe in Vancouver

No.25 Raw Slice Beef and Rice Noodle in Soup Large (Pho Tai)

No.25 Raw Slice Beef and Rice Noodle in Soup Large (Pho Tai) at Au Petit Cafe in Vancouver

No.25 Raw Slice Beef and Rice Noodle in Soup Large (Pho Tai) at Au Petit Cafe in Vancouver

No.25 Raw Slice Beef and Rice Noodle in Soup Large (Pho Tai) at Au Petit Cafe in Vancouver

I don’t know which part is authentic, but the rare sliced beef and soup was good and I liked their spring rolls. I can’t say that their Pho and spring rolls are the best in town to me yet.

Au Petit Cafe

Address: 4851 Main Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between 32nd and 33rd Avenue)
TEL: 604-873-3328
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Tue, Thu – Sun] 10:00 – 19:00
*Closed: Wednesdays

Price Note
– No.10 Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Cha Gio) $7.75
– No.25 Raw Slice Beef and Rice Noodle in Soup Large (Pho Tai) $8.00

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After having brunch and going to the donuts shop, my friend and I walked around Gastown and downtown and also went shopping. We spent time maybe for 4 hours with doing so, and it was 9pm when we actually checked the time! We were not so hungry but decided to have some bites.

Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge is at the lobby level in Westin Grand Hotel, close to the Vancouver library. Once you go in the door, you have to go upstairs. They offer sharing dishes, like tapas, as well as main dishes. They also have fitness menu, which calories are calculated as low carb.

We ordered from their share menu and fitness menu and shared.

Cornmeal Crusted Calamari
(Shaved Red Onions, Lemon Wedge, Tzatziki Dip)

Cornmeal Crusted Calamari at Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge in Vancouver

I didn’t read the menu properly, which I should have, because this was covered with cornmeal and I’m not fan of it.

Peanut Chicken Wraps
(Lettuce, Rice Noodles, Bean Sprouts, Peanut Sauce, Agave Syrup, Tamari)

Peanut Chicken Wraps at Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge in Vancouver

This is only 261 cal. (7g fat, 29g carbs, 22g protein) Although it seemed too much noodles and tasted bland itself, it filled our stomach and fine with peanut sauce.

While I was writing this post, I found they charged for a wrong dish instead of wrap, which is fine, because the bill got cheaper. 🙂

Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge

Address: 433 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Second floor of Westin Grand Vancouver Hotel)
TEL: 604-647-2521
Facebook: page
Twitter: @HiddenVancouver
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Breakfast
6:30 – 11:00 daily
Lunch/Brunch
11:00 – 14:00 daily
Dinner
14:00 – 23:00 daily
Bar is open until late

Price Note
– Cornmeal Crusted Calamari $14.00
– Peanut Chicken Wraps $12.00
– Tea $4.00

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