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On one of the weekends in November, Collin and I planned to have brunch. He said he wanted to eat pancake, but I didn’t want to go to the German pancake place. Instead, I was thinking where to go, while we were walking towards Gastown.

Eventually, I got an idea, The Flying Pig. I have been to the other location in Yaletown and have heard about this second location. As he hadn’t tried this restaurant, he agreed to walk in. Luckily, we were able to get seats without a reservation. There are seats upstairs as well and bar at downstairs.

We ordered from their brunch menu.


Coffee at The Flying Pig in Gastown

Complimentary Bread

Complimentary Bread at The Flying Pig in Gastown

This is a bad presentation, but it’s not our fault. I took a pic before we ate, and it was served as it looks. The bread was moist, though. I believe it was banana bread.

Chef Erik’s Croque Madame
(Sourdough, 3 Cheeses, Ham, Over Easy Eggs)

Chef Erik's Croque Madame at The Flying Pig in Gastown

The presentation was a little bit boring, but Collin said the taste was fine. He preferred the one he had somewhere else, but I can’t remember where he referred to.

French Toast with Maple Blueberry Compote
(Thick cut Brioche, Butter and Blueberries)

French Toast with Maple Blueberry Compote at The Flying Pig in Gastown

This looks good, doesn’t it? The meal was huge! There were two slices of thick brioche, so I gave him some.

Side Seasonal Fruit Bowl
(Market Fresh)

Side Seasonal Fruit Bowl at The Flying Pig in Gastown

I didn’t know how my French toast looked like and wanted to have some vitamin C, because I had been sick on and off, so I ordered this side dish. There were strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, pineapple, and melon. It was quite a quantity as a side, and I also asked him to have some.

We were satisfied with both their service and food. We would come back in the next occasion.

Here is a view from the upstairs in the restaurant.

The Flying Pig in Gastown

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The Flying Pig

Address: 102 Water Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Abbott Street)
TEL: 604-559-7968
Facebook: page
Twitter: @FlyingPigVan
Urbanspoon: page
*Reservation accepted only for lunch and brunch.

[Mon – Fri] 11:00 – 0:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:30 – 14:30, 15:30 – 0:00


Brunch Menu at The Flying Pig in Gastown Brunch Menu at The Flying Pig in Gastown

Price Note
– Coffee $3.25
– Chef Erik’s Croque Madame $13.00
– French Toast with Maple Blueberry Compote $11.00
– Side Seasonal Fruit Bowl $4.00

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In early November, it was a clear autumn day. It seemed cold outside, but there was no reason not to go hiking. I went to Quarry Rock in Deep Cove, because I was ready to leave in the afternoon. Skipping lunch, I had some energy bar at the top of the rock, and when I came down, I was starving.

I quickly ran into Honey Doughnuts & Goodies. It was packed by people, maybe because it was off-season and not many places were open till the late afternoon, and also the temperature dropped dramatically and it was super cold. The famous honey doughnuts were out-of-order, and people were waiting for 15 min or more to have doughnuts ready.

I ordered from the homemade soup.

Soup & Bread
(Beef & Vegetable)

Soup & Bread at Honey Doughnuts & Goodies in North Vancouver

The hot homemade soup made my body warm up, and the bread helped my stomach filling. Besides, the soup was tasty and enough amount as snack.

An extra picture, evening view at Deep Cove.

evening view at Deep Cove

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

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Honey Doughnuts & Goodies

Address: 4373 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, B.C. (map)
TEL: 604-929-4988
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6:00 – 17:00 daily

All Day Lunch Menu

All Dy Lunch Menu at Honey Doughnuts & Goodies in North Vancouver

Price Note
– Soup & Bread $5.50

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My friend and I went for walking on the first day of the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend. We walked on the trails in the Stanley Park, stopping by at the cafe. After we left the cafe, we kept on walking to the West End. On the way, we planned to have dinner somewhere, meeting up with her boyfriend.

Ap Gu Jung was where we chose. It is a Korean restaurant, and we had been there but loooong time ago. (5 years ago, as I just checked!) Their atmosphere has changed, and so has their menu! The atmosphere is more modern Izakaya style rather than authentic, and the menu is more narrowed down and provides small plates but easy to choose, especially for single person, rather than big family style of plates. I feel most Korean restaurants serve big plates and find difficult to collect friends to go, so this is a good news.

We ordered each plate. My friend and I also ordered one rice on side to share.

Pork on Rice (#1)
(Stir fried spicy Pork and Veggie with Rice: spicy level 3/5)

Pork on Rice (#1) at Ap Gu Jung in Vancouver

Banchan served complimentary

Banchan served complimentary at Ap Gu Jung in Vancouver

I like Korean Banchan set serving with the order. They also fill up if we eat them all. This is refreshing while we eat.

Soft Tofu Soup (Seafood or Beef) (#4)
(Spicy Soft Tofu Soup with Veggie: spicy level 3/5)

Soft Tofu Soup (Beef) (#4) at Ap Gu Jung in Vancouver

Soft Tofu Soup (Seafood) (#4) at Ap Gu Jung in Vancouver

My friend went for seafood, and I chose beef. (Look same! :D) I’m glad to choose this over non-spicy food. When I asked the server, he recommended this, and when I asked which was better, seafood or beef, he said beef. I made him guarantee the taste before I made up my mind. 😛 The spicy level was 3, but it was really spicy in MY spicy level, but so good. The server was relieved when I said this was so good! 🙂

It was nice to have spicy food when it was chilly outside. This picture was taken along Lost Lagoon, on the way to the restaurant.

Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park in Vancouver

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

Ap Gu Jung

Address: 1642 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Cardero and Bidwell streets)
TEL: 604-681-8252
Facebook: page
Urbanspoon: page

[Sun – Thu] 11:30 – 0:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:30 – 2:00


Menu at Ap Gu Jung in Vancouver

Price Note
– Pork on Rice (#1) $9.95
– Soft Tofu Soup (Seafood or Beef) (#4) $9.95

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