…but one place I definitely recommend checking out is actually not inside the market halls, but rather just outside. A Bread Affair offers what has got to be some of the freshest and interesting flavours of bread that I’ve ever had. Sadly this is the only photo I snapped while I was there.
A good friend of mine suggested that I try some green tea flavoured egg waffles (which were absolutely delicious by the way) from Bubble Waffle Café inside Aberdeen Centre. Although I’ve been to Aberdeen and have seen this place many times, I never knew that they offered different flavours of egg waffles. It was so good and I’ll be sure to try the other flavours next time!
There’s nothing wrong with it, you won’t get sick nor will it kill you if you eat it; my issue with all-you-can-eat sushi is the way that it’s generally prepared/preserved. Because it’s hard to tell how much food a restaurant will actually need, mostly everything is always frozen (which will not taste fresh at all whenever it is finally served).
This is also probably one of the best tonkatsu (deep fried pork) that I’ve ever had at a restaurant (this usually takes a very long time to prepare so most places already have it premade, as a result it will lose its freshness just like I was talking about earlier).
We stopped by Granville Island again so without even thinking twice I got fish and chips (I don’t remember the name of the place I get it at but it’s good!). If you have me on FaceBook then you may have already seen it, but in case you haven’t…
…last year while at Granville Island I made a point to NOT feed the seagulls for a couple of very good reasons: 1) the birds start depending on people feeding them (which many people do) or go scavenging for scraps (usually consisting of fish and chips) which disrupts their natural feeding habits and makes them incredible obese, and 2) as it turns out, you’ll get that one brave seagull that isn’t afraid to go up to a human being and attacks them for their food (yes you read that correctly – I got attacked by a seagull). So as a friendly reminder from FlyingPenguin, please do NOT feed the birds!
Lastly on the menu is another recommendation by my good friend who suggested the green tea flavoured egg waffles: Santouka Ramen.
Santouka Ramen, originally from Asahikawa, Hokkaido, has been around since 1988, so they unquestionably know that they’re doing. They are actually rated as one of the top ramen shops in the Vancouver area! If you’re in area (and enjoy a delicious bowl of noodles), definitely make sure to drop by and check them out (as a heads up it’s not a very big place and is usually very busy)!
…but in the end I settled for one of their Japanese parfaits! I should probably note that this is not your average parfait (it is absolutely JAM-PACKED with tasty ingredients) and that they are cash only, something that I will have to make sure I have more of next time I’m there so that I can eat everything!
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