Located in the Richmond’s Central at Garden City complex, Bánh Mì Très Bon doesn’t feel like the typical Vietnamese restaurant. The interior is bright and the decor is very modern with a mix of French and Vietnamese design. After hearing some good reviews, I visited Bánh Mì Très Bon with my relatives for some delicious phở and bánh mì sandwiches.
The first time I tried pork belly with chili garlic sauce (蒜泥白肉) I was surprised to find that it was not fatty. When I think of pork belly, I usually think it’s greasy and coats your mouth with oil. However, this cold appetizer features moist and tender pork belly slices with a spicy and garlic-y sauce. After trying this dish at the restaurant a few times, I am recreating pork belly with chili garlic sauce at home.
I love watching Korean drama so when I heard Seoul Truck serves Korean street food, I had to check them out. Seoul Truck is located inside the food court of Henderson Place Mall in Coquitlam, BC. It’s not a place that I usually visit but I will travel for food!
When I invite people over for breakfast, my go-to dish is usually a nice stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes. They are quick to make and are so versatile. Serve them savoury with pulled pork or crispy fried chicken, or sweet with fruits, jams or whatever you fancy. In this recipe, I’m topping my stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes with cinnamon apples and crispy oats.
Bentendo Restaurant (博多 弁天堂) is located in the Tenjin area of Fukuoka. This restaurant specializes in bento-like meals where you can customize your own set lunch at a reasonable price. Bentendo’s lunch sets also feature regional dishes from the seven prefectures of Kyushu. This means you could try regional eats while staying only in Hakata!
Hey there, I’m Jan. I have a major sweet tooth and believe the best way to experience different cultures is through the stomach. The kitchen is my playground where I try to recreate some of the delicious dishes I ate. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy reading my travel and dining stories!
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