Downtown Vancouver Lunches
dre in Downtown Vancouver: My turn in Vancouver! I was here for a week on business, and definitely took advantage of living downtown. The next couple of posts are my food and drink adventures for the week!
I had no idea what to eat at lunch at times, so I was glad that my coworkers took me to random places to get lunch. The first day, I went to a food truck that sells tacos and burritos called Tacofino. They have 2 trucks, and we went to the Blue one at Dunsmuir and Burrard. I got the Ling Cod Burrito. The fish is lightly battered in a tempura batter, and the burrito is filled with beans and lettuce. It was a really good burrito, and I almost made it through without getting sauce dripped on my pants. My coworker highly recommended the chocolate ginger cookie, which was also very tasty and made a good afternoon snack.
Right outside my office is a Japadog, so I got 2 for lunch one day. I had no idea what ingredients were in each hot dog, so I picked my choices based on the pictures. I ended up getting a Yakinuki Rice and an Oroshi. The Oroshi was really salty, and I still don't know what's in it. I didn't really like it. The Yakinuki rice was interesting, as the bun was replaced with a bed of rice. I liked the teriyaki beef on top of the hot dog. After eating 2, I was really stuffed and had food coma in the afternoon.
All week, my coworkers have been talking about this place they get butter chicken from. When I went with them, to my amazement, it's just a coffee shop in a law building called Grounds For Appeal! They serve coffee and patries and curry... I do have to say that it is one of the best butter chickens I've ever had... and I'm from Brampton!
On Friday, we had a team lunch at Italian Kitchen. We started with the Antipasto Misto platter - ossobucco croquettes (I don't see them in the platter), spicy kobe meatballs, eggplant parmigiana (next picture at the back), polenta bolognese (middle pot), prosciutto wrapped tiger prawns, crispy calamari, salami & mozzarella stromboli, grilled radicchio with cherry balsamic reduction with pistachio caprino (next picture, front). I almost gagged when I tried the caprino as I had no idea what it was before I tried a small bite of the cheese.
I took a picture when the Bruschetta Sampler was passed to me. It was loaded with 3 different toppings - chick pea, tomato basil, pesto burrata. I tried a piece of the tomato basil with vegetables.
For my main, I ordered the Roasted Trout with Arugula and Tomato salad. I should have tried the salmon as trout is a lake fish. I think the trout I've had in Peru is better though, but this one was pretty meaty. My coworker was a little bit disturbed by the eyeball :)
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