Monday, 21 March 2016

ほぼ食べログ?ガールズナイト、バースデーランチ。Almost about food, girls' night and birthday lunch.


It's officially spring! So I display very spring-like pink tulips and I feel so good!

As I wrote about it before, I attempted to sprout avocado pits last April, and 3 of them sprouted but only on survived...


Here it is! THE avocado has grown bigger like this. Look at one leaf! it's huge now because it's spring? 


And I didn't know that holly produces such pretty flowers, not only red berries in the winter.


There is pretty yellow house close to mine and a magnolia blossoms are out there. Again, it's spring! lol. Actually, cherry blossoms are everywhere too. 

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This is from Thursday dinner at a local Korean sushi shop. We are not dinning out all the time but the day was a bit hectic. There are so many sushi shops in Greater Vancouver but no sushi shops is owned by Japanese in our area. Should I open my sushi shop then? lol.

That was typical north american sushi roll called Washington roll. It wasn't too bad though. 

And an Udon bowl was huge! with fried chicken and veggie topping. It was different but not too bad either. 

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Well, my main event in the weekend was a girls night held by my girl friend who live in North Vancouver. My place is far ways for hers but I couldn't miss it just for such a reason. I don't want to lose my friends! So I took kind a great effort to go there by public transportation. It was like a small trip. 


I got a small community bus from right in front of my place fro 20 min to Carvolth exchange, Langley. Mountains top was still covered by snow and they were beautiful. 


And then transferred a hight way express bus, took 17 min to Lougheed mall centre station in North Burnaby. A picture was form the bus on Port mann bridge across mighty Fraser river. 


At Lougheed station waiting for a Sky train. People use Sky train only inside Vancouver downtown often say that it's subway, why it's called SKY train but you would know if you ride it form this area. Most of rail road is elevated.  

I rid  a train from beginning to the end about 35 min and finally reached Waterfront station. And then got a sea bus there for 15 minuets ride to North Vancouver. 


This pic was from Lonsdale quay. Evening light and Vancouver skyscraper silhouette over the sea were beautiful. North Vancouver is my favourite place where I commuted for more than 4 years for university. 


My friend places was in a pretty condominium where has a ocean view close to Lonsdale quay. 

Started with cold prosecco. 


She was an amazing cook. All dishes were by her hand. Some appetizers...


And main dish, roasted pork and a cobb salad.  She offered house made dessert too but as you know, when the food is so good, I tend to forget taking pictures. So no pics of food anymore. 


We had a long nice chat and a drawing game after dinner. I would share this tasty (funny) drawing form the host girl, Y who was supposed to draw Marilyn Monroe. Lol. BYW, on the left hand, a small drawing looks like a small boy on a tricycle was actually an old house wife who's going to grocery shopping. Lol.

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Main event 2 was on Sunday, my dad's birthday lunch. His birthday was actually the end of Feb but my brother got flu at that time so we canceled family dinner. My brother was a bit guilty so he re-arranged family lunch on Sunday.

新しく出来たデパート、アメリカのNordstrom の中のBistro Vredeです。私はこのデパートすらまだゆっくりは見ていなかったので、早く行って春ものの服でも探そうと思ったのですが、とてもハイエンドで何でもお高い事!何も買わずにランチへ。(店内の写真はお借りしました)
 That was at Bistro Vrede in a new department store, Nordstrom. I haven't taken a look inside of the store well yet since then so my husband and I went there earlier for shopping some clothes. But it turned out that it's so high end! everything was so expensive! We didn't buy anything there. 
( photos of shop are borrowed)


I was looking forward a lunch there because of their good reputations. The restaurant was big and bright, and urban views from big windows were also nice. I liked that! And more importantly, our dad enjoyed it so much and I appreciated that our family can get together anytime we want despite of living in a foreign country. So lucky. 


My hubby and I shared a turkey clubhouse sandwich and a chicken angel hair pasta. They were so good, but according to menu, calories of sandwich was 1150 cal! 


We spent time for mainly shopping after that. 


and heading north shore again in the evening by car this time, to deliver stuff to the host girl of that girls night. 

彼女を待つ間に、シップヤードの割と最近出来た大きなパブレストラン、TAP & Barrelで軽くディナーをしました。この日はなんだか食べっぱなしの気分です。

While we were waiting for her, we had diner at TAP & Barrel at shipyard. It was cool building used to be dockyard, so long and high. A huge window faced to ocean, and barrels were stacking.

Beer kegs were stacking the other side. 



We ordered a Sashimi salad and a wild mushroom mac and cheese. They were good. An then the friend joined us there and we went to her place to deliver commission plant hanger which my husband and I made for her. She loved it and we were happy about it. I will introduce all things I made lately, include that plant hanger on next entry.  Another solid weekend!

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