New Town Bakery & Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia

We were hanging out in Vancouver for a few days while our friend had a conference here. We tagged along on their trip and while he was in a course, we took his wife to breakfast at New Town Bakery & Restaurant in Vancouver Chinatown. While it was only street parking, we went early enough on a weekday where we were able to find parking pretty much right outside the restaurant.
We all knew we wanted Chinese food and I knew I was ordering my favourite Chinese breakfast, as weird as it may sound, it's the Pickled vegetables and sliced pork rice vermicelli noodle soup. There's a lot of names for it but I decided to do the direct translation of it today. I eat this preserved/pickled vegetables with everything as it's awesome to me, and not even from my region. It's great on everything! Anyway, this was a huge bowl of noodles and it was really tasty! The flavours were excellent!
My noodle came in a combo, with a drink where I got their Milk Tea and to me it's a staple drink for any Chinese bakery/restaurant. A good one is when it's thick and can coat your tongue, like a rich coffee. I always order this with sweetened condensed milk anywhere I go! It's not bad here, it's pretty standard and decent.
I was ordering a bunch of sides as it's what I wanted. I failed to take pictures of anyone elses food as the waitress was busy yelling at me. Well, not yelling at me, but she wasn't friendly towards me. So, I just sat there like a bad kid. I ordered a Pineapple Bun with Butter as it's another thing that I always order. The cookie top always lets you know if they're good at their bun baking. Then, they heat it up and put in a slab of butter. There's nothing more satisfying than this bun with a milk tea if you're looking for a "small" breakfast. The bun was soft and delicate, the topping was crispy, and the butter melted perfectly. It was amazing!
This last dish isn't even mine. I think I just claimed it from the table. It's the Radish Cake that I lie to make at Chinese New Years. My hubby likes to compare others with my recipe. I don't even have a family recipe or anything as no one makes it... but, I've made it into my own which has become my tradition. I make a delicious lo bak goh and if you're a lucky person, I'd give you some or even one! If I give you one... please do not try to give it away right in front of me. At least do it when I'm not here. Someone I thought that liked me did that to me and it seriously broke my heart. Anyway, this radish cake was more cake than anything, but it was freshly steamed so it was super soft.
Overall experience here was great! The food was good, the service could be better and the price for these breakfast combos are always awesome, no matter where you go! You always get a lot of food for a decent price. Parking costs money, where we parked on the street anyway. I'm not sure if they got their own lot or not.

New Town Bakery and Restaurant

148 E Pender Street,
Vancouver, BC
604-681-1828
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Beet and Basil – Sandpoint, Idaho

We went to Sandpoint, Idaho for their 50's carshow and by the time we drove into town, I was starving! We scoped out the location of the carshow, parked and decided to walk around trying to find some food. We just walked right into Beet and Basil, and I was really unsure if this was where I wanted to eat... but I needed to eat!
I didn't know what to order, so I decided I would order their Chicken Ramen, I know, I know.. but it was kind of the only thing that interested me on the menu! This was a very interesting take on a ramen, as it wasn't actual ramen noodles. The used an egg noodle which was a neat take on the noodle soup! It was full of vegetables and flavour. The broth and toppings was delicious.
My hubby knew he wanted to order something with Potatoes, and was wanting Idaho potatoes, so he ordered Lomo Saltado, a stirfry of top sirloin beef with shishito and bell peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and crispy fingerling potatoes in a spicy aji amarillo sauce. This was actually really good! The sirloin was super tender and delicious and everything in the sauce made it absolutely amazing!
Overall, we really enjoyed our time here. We got changed into our 50's gear from here and walked out and no one blinked an eye at us. Others must do that here as it almost felt like it was normal!

Beet and Basil at the Creek

105 S 1st Ave
Sandpoint, ID
208-920-6144

Wolf in the Fog – Tofino, British Columbia

We went to the Island for a week for my friends wedding ceremony to celebrate them getting married earlier in the year. We found ourselves in Tofino, because we were trying to go to Pacific Rim and found this restaurant as I wanted to eat seafood!
We had to wait a bit for a table, this place was very popular and everyone was enjoying themselves in this town. It definitely wasn't a city pace place which was awesome and I wasn't hungry enough to be hangry so it was just right! The wait staff did tell us to look at the menu as we were waiting in line an to put the order in as soon as we can once we got our table, so we took their advice. I ended ordering the Sweet Tuna, albacore tuna with coconut, chili, herbs and it's served with iceberg lettuce!! I don't usually eat "salads" but this one was intriguing. The best thing about this is the lettuce was a giant wedge next to the tuna, so I didn't have to eat it! It was perfect!
We also ordered their Fishermans Lunch was a delicious pot or deep skillet of fresh seafood in tomato broth, with some perfectly grilled bread to soak up all the broth with seafood goodness. This was definitely the highlight of the meal and we really ordered it as a lot of other guests were enjoying it and we didn't want to be left out!
The overall experience here was divine! It was a beautiful afternoon here at Tofino where we ended up spending the day at Pacific Rim.

Wolf in the Fog

150 4th St,
Tofino, BC
250-725-9653
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