Mount Burgess Dining Room – Emerald Lake, British Columbia

I've first heard about this place as a hidden gem from my coworkers. They rave about this lake and resort so we decided to come here for an anniversary. It's beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. When we got there, our room wasn't ready so we decided to hang out in the Kicking Horse Lounge and it was a day where there were 2 weddings going on. It was fun to watch the wedding party and guests get ready for a night to remember!
This dining room is just off the lobby. To the left is their lounge (which we did enjoy) and to the right is their dining room. It's a beautiful property, so the ambiance is fantastic for anything really! I love ordering seafood from my mountain cities so it was no exception here. I ordered their Salmon and the Skuna Bay Salmon skin was thin and crispy. The fish was delicate and perfectly cooked, and was accompanied with beets, parsnip, and a carrot slaw.
We also ordered their Ribeye Steak, it was fun as it said it was Alberta Beef! This tender piece of ribeye had potatoes with it and everything was mouth-watering and met up to our expectations.
We don't always order dessert, and our rule of thumb is if the dinner was tasty enough, and we left room - then we will consider dessert. This day, we ordered dessert and had their White Chocolate Cheesecake which was small, delicate, light and absolutely amazing!
Overall, the ambience and food was amazing. The food was so tasty and with that is the higher price tag. I do think it's worth it as it was food that needs to be brought in and made to perfection.

G-men Nan Chu – Richmond, British Columbia

I'm actually very confused about the name of this restaurant, but the name on the recipet says the restaurant is called Ramen Bar at NanChuu Japanese Izakaya, however it seems to be called G-men and you don't see that name as the "dominate" name.
We were brought here by my sister-in-law and her husband, and this place was pretty decent! We started with some Gyozas which as usual, is my dish to order when I'm in the mood for appetizers at a Japanese restaurant. The skin here was really thin, and the filling was amazing! They pan-fried it to perfection!
The other appetizer we ordered was something I've never had before, and they call it Okonomiyaki which is Japanese Cabbage Pancake, which is shredded cabbage mixed into a batter and made into a "pancake". The toppings here was pretty basic as I believe it was just bonito flakes! The dish was pretty amazing and it's going to be something I'll order more often!
For ramen, I ordered their Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen and this bowl of ramen is massive! It's got lots of everything, so make sure you come with an empty belly!
We also ordered their Dan Dan Men which didn't cross my mind as a japanese dish, as I've always associated as Chinese or Sichuan. But, regardless, we ordered a bowl, and it was full of flavour and spice! It was different from what I associate Dan Dan Mein to be, but it was a nice change from typical Ramen - although we were at a ramen place!
Overall, an amazing place! The place is pretty busy and pretty small, so be prepared to wait! But, it really helps build up your appetite as you wait so you can finish everything! Food is quite good, and the prices are very good too! Click to add a blog post for G-men @ Nan Chu on Zomato

G-men @ Nan Chu

1160-8391 Alexandra Road Richmond, BC (604) 276-8391

Home Restaurant – Salmon Arm, British Columbia

We were traveling home from Vancouver this one day and we figured we should stop halfway and grab some lunch. We stopped in Salmon Arm and basically drove to whatever was opened as it was a late Sunday afternoon. We stumbled into Home Restaurant which turns out to be a small chain in BC!
Once we sat down as there was a little bit of wait, they told us the soup of the day was their Seafood Chowder and coming from a place where I had lots of seafood, it was what I wanted! I ordered a bowl of their seafood chowder and although it wasn't the heartiest, it was really filling and it hit the spot. I really enjoyed the flavours and texture of this chowder.
For the actual meal, I couldn't get my mind away from having their Fish and Chips and this amazing classic specialty comes with 2 pieces of their fried fish with a mountain of fries and coleslaw! You really get a large meal for the small price! It was amazing as the fish was fresh and fried to perfection! Tender and juicy fish with a really light and crispy coating!
The last thing we ordered really didn't go with my "seafood" theme, but it's alright - it was pretty awesome anyway! We had their Schnitzel Champignon which was pork schnitzel with mushrooms and it is one of my husbands all time favorite schnitzel! This mushroom topping was made from fresh mushrooms and a gravy on top, with a side of mashed potatoes and more gravy! It was really amazing and the gravy made the vegetables seem extra amazing!
Overall, we left here feeling so full and satisfied we felt like that was the perfect meal to end our road trip! Sometimes just randomly stopping into places you find hidden gems and we lucked out here! Click to add a blog post for Home Restaurant on Zomato

Home Restaurant Salmon Arm

2801 – 10th Avenue N.E. Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2S3 Tel (250) 832 9991