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My birthday is in December, and as it was on his day off, he planned making 10-course birthday dinner for me. While I was working, he went shopping for those ingredients.

The course was served as tapas style first and then two mains and two dessert!

1st course: Smoked Ham, Pear, and Goat Brie Crostini

Smoked Ham, Pear, and Goat Brie Crostini

2nd course: Broccoli Soup with Goat Brie

Broccoli Soup with Goat Brie

The last time he made was much better, I mean, this was a bit watery.

3rd course: Swiss Chard Sausage, Yam, Dijon Gravy

Swiss Chard Sausage, Yam, Dijon Gravy

This was interesting dish and delicious! I would order again! 😀

4th course: Bruschetta with Arugula & Tomatoes (for two)

Bruschetta with Arugula & Tomatos (for two)

5th course: Marinated Eggplant & Salmon

Marinated Eggplant & Salmon

This was my least favorite. I loved the marinated eggplant as usual, but salmon was lukewarm, which he said it was intentional but it was weird to me.

6th course: Lamb Chop, pan-seared Root Vegetables, Swiss Chard, Dijon red wine sauce

Lamb Chop, pan-seared Root Vegetables, Swiss Chard, Dijon red wine sauce

The lamb chop was beautifully cooked. We shared it, which is good, because I was getting full at this point.

7th course: Salmon, Crab Mashed Potatoes, and Turnip Hash

Salmon, Crab Mashed Potatoes, and Turnip Hash

The salmon was nicely cooked, too. The crab mash was a bit softer than the one he made before, so that it lost the texture. I really liked the turnip hash.

8th course: Spaghetti Carbonara with Prawns and Scallop

Spaghetti Carbonara with Prawns and Scallop

At this point, I was too full. I wished I can share, but he made this full size for himself as well. The taste was good, though.

9th course: Chocolate Panna Cotta

Chocolate Panna Cotta

I was too full to have two dessert, so he arranged this dessert, using both ingredients. Panna Cotta was a little loose, so it was like mousse.

This would be the last birthday dinner cooked by him, as he said he rather buy gifts next time. 🙂

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My work is sometimes so busy and the other time not so much. On that day, it was a bit crunch time, and I didn’t have time (well, I didn’t want to make….). I decided to go out to get some fresh air and pick up some food for lunch.

Where I went was Shiosai Sushi Bar. It is close to Joyce Skytrain station. I’m glad they open even around 2 pm. Have I mentioned this before? There is a note on the door, saying they don’t have warm food, such as fried food.

I ordered from their daily menu. I thought Collin might want to eat when he comes back from work, so I ordered more than one serve.

Snack Combo
(1 Salmon, 1 Tuna, & 1 Prawn Nigiri & 4pcs California Roll)

Snack Combo at Shiosai Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Salmon Avocado Roll and Egg Nigiri 

Salmon Avocado Roll and Egg Nigiri at Shiosai Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Salmon Avocado Roll and Egg Nigiri at Shiosai Sushi Bar in Vancouver

They always put huge Avocado piece, and I really like that!

With this much, it cost less than $10. As I mentioned before, their price is quite reasonable and Sushi tastes fine and consistent.

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

Shiosai Sushi Bar

Address: 5228 Joyce Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(1 block south from Joyce Sky train station, next to Subway)
TEL: 604-436-2565
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Tue – Sat] 11:00 – 20:00
* Holidays closed

Price Note
– Snack Combo $5.50
– Salmon Avocado Roll $2.95
– Egg Nigiri $1.00

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In the middle of July, I went hiking with my friends. A few weeks back, the snow still remained on the trailhead where we planned, and we changed to the lower location to hike. We re-visited the trail this time if the snow was gone. And, it was!

After we hiked for a couple of hours, we went to downtown Vancouver to have brunch. I relied on my friends where to go. The place we headed was Subeez Cafe Restaurant Bar. It is closer to Yaletown.

We ordered from their brunch menu.

Sockeye Salmon Baguette
(Arugula, Pickled Onion, with Citrus Mayonnaise)

Sockeye Salmon Baguette at Subeez in Vancouver

Garden Vegetable Burger
(Vegetable and Brown Rice Patty, Arugula, Roasted Tomato, Pea Shoots, Cucumber with Chipotle Hummus and Garlic Mayonnaise)

Garden Vegetable Burger at Subeez in Vancouver

My choice, Eggs Benjamin
(Poached eggs, Smoked Salmon and Hollandaise on an English muffin, Hash Browns and West Coast Greens)

Eggs Benjamin at Subeez in Vancouver

On that day, I didn’t feel like eating sandwiches, so I chose egg benny with smoked salmon. I always think that you can’t expect egg benny to be best in town rather than whether poached egg is cooked perfectly and Hollandaise sauce is nicely done or not, can you? I’m dreaming to eat the best egg benny in Canada one day. 🙂

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

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Subeez Cafe Restaurant Bar

Address: 891 Homer Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Smithe street)
TEL: 604-687-6107
Facebook: page
Twitter: @subeezcrb
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservations?

Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch/Dinner
[Mon – Wed] 10:00 – 0:00
[Thu] 10:00 – 1:00
[Fri] 10:00 – 2:00
[Sat] 9:00 – 2:00
[Sun] 9:00 – 0:00

Brunch Menu

Brunch Menu at Subeez in Vancouver

Price Note
– Sockeye Salmon Baguette $14.00
– Garden Vegetable Burger $12.00
– Eggs Benjamin $13.00

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