It’s been about a month since I visited the beautiful city of Vancouver, and I miss it dearly. In just a span of two days I was able to walk around and sight-see just about everything (except the Capilano Bridge…until next time!). Our first destination was the Vancouver Sea Wall, where I had one of the best meals in my life. I’ve managed to muster up my own version at home, but it’s definitely difficult to recreate the standard of rare, sesame-crusted ahi tuna with mushroom rice pilaf and Asian vegetables so carefully mastered at the Boathouse Restaurant.
We stayed at the Pan Pacific Hotel on the other side of town, where we were within proximity to Gastown, my favourite part of Vancouver. It’s coffee shops and independent boutiques galore, and practically screams ‘SASHA’! The one clothing boutique that I actually ended up buying from was Woo to See You, located in Yaletown. It is an accumulation of carefully selected pieces from local, Asian, and European designers. Their leather bags were to die for, and the dress I bought can be seen in this post.
The last place I want to recommend in Vancouver is Japadog, a tiny, hole-in-the-wall hot dog place that combines Japanese cuisine with hot dogs. Unique and innovative, this was a concept I never even knew existed until we passed by it on the street and saw a long line up outside on the street. Apparently, during the 2010 Winter Olympics, one had to wait a lengthy three hours for a Japadog. If you want to know why, check out the menu here. Unless you are vegetarian or have no concept of fun whatsoever, I cannot imagine why your mouth wouldn’t be watering after seeing what the place has to offer! If anyone from Japadog happens to see this, please open locations in Montreal and Toronto…I will singlehandedly support the cost of rent with the frequency of my visits.
Ah, Vancouver, I’ll be back for you. Just wait and see.