Banana Leaf on Robson

January 22, 2015

April 27th, 2013. Banana Leaf Robson

banana leaf robson

banana leaf robson

So I felt like a bright lunch would be a great way to go so I had planned for us to go to the new Banana Leaf that just opened up on Robson.

I ordered the appetizer platter as my lunch and I was pretty pleased! I love love love options and this dish came with the Papaya and Pineapple Salad, Chicken Satay, Spring Rolls, Roti Canai and Calamari.

banana leaf robson

banana leaf robson

Finger food, check. Sauces, check. Flavor, check! The roti canai was stretchy but with a crispy crust, the calamari was a tad dry, but acceptable with a salty and crumbly crispy coating, the spring rolls were deep fried goodness and while the satay could have been punchier with the flavor, it was still not bad! As for the salad, the dressing was bright, sweet, acidic, and overall was fresh!

banana leaf robson

banana leaf robson

 

 

Robert, on the other hand, was very disappointed with his curry dish. Being well traveled and also being from LA he’d know!  He said it was bland and forgettable and he even left a scathing comment card! Yikes!

The Burrard Public House

October 10, 2012

January 13th, 2012. Burrard Public House

 

the burrard public house

the burrard public house

 

 

 

 

After my first encounter at Burrard Public House I had definitely wanted to come back. So…..here I am to try some more food!

 

the burrard public house

the burrard public house

 

 

 



The first appetizer to come out were these Fresh Flash Fried Potato Chips tossed with Cajun Spice and served with Chipotle Aioli.  Great crisp on the chips, and great flavor in the aioli.  This one is a winner.

the burrard public house

the burrard public house










And these Calamari were also pretty awesome 😉  Dusted with seasoning and served with a cool tatziki, these hit the spot.

the burrard public house

the burrard public house












This Braised Beef Chili came with a Parmesan Crostini and Sour Cream.  Super flavorful, nice and meaty, and the sour cream was a nice touch.  Not your traditional chili…but pretty fantastic!

the burrard public house

the burrard public house






The otherr main? Beef Meatloaf.  Layered with roasted red peppers, mushrooms, and wrapped in proccuitto and a paprika tomato demi served with rigatoni tossed in a “virgin” sauce and seasonal veggies.  Rich, yummy, and hearty.  Another winner!

230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge/Bar

December 13, 2011

May 25th, 2011. Last Fun in NYC: 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar!

230 fifth rooftop lounge

230 fifth rooftop lounge

 
 
 
  My last real night in NYC…..had to have one last hurrah!  Eric and Olivia had been saying that we NEED to check out one of NYC’s great rooftop bars/clubs..so we decided on one close by on 5th Avenue called 230 Fifth.  How exciting!!
230 fifth rooftop lounge

230 fifth rooftop lounge

 

 

 

  Calamari, Oyster Omelet (East coast oysters, cilantro, chili vinegar & bean sprouts), Lamb Tea Sandwiches (Braised pulled lamb shoulder, sweet chili sauce, vietnamese mint, raisins, aioli).  According to Eric, these are very Malaysian inspired snacks 😉

Munchies!!!

230 fifth rooftop lounge/bar

230 fifth rooftop lounge/bar

 

 

 

 

 

 The rooftop club was so much fun!!!!  Great view of the city, low wooden benches and tables, casual atmosphere, fresh air, lots of chatter and laughter everywhere, palm treems and the big, open  night sky above us.  I had my amazing new-found friends around me, no worries, all smiles, and it was just a wonderful night