Vancouver A to Z

G is for German

Vancouver Alpen Club: Deutsches (German) Haus

Date: April 2019

Address: 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4P3


Appetizer: Asparagus salad

Main course: Feast for Two

1/2 oven roasted pork hock, 2 schnitzel, 2 Bavarian meatloaf,
and assorted sausages. Served with spatzle, red cabbage and sauerkraut.

Dessert: Apple Strudel

A century-old home-style recipe, served with vanilla ice cream.

Drink: Beer (of course)

Greetings from glorious German guesthouse!

Gleaming, gesticulating, gulping
gorgeous gemütlich guests:
Gunters and Gretas, gents and girls gathered in groups.
Galaxies of gallantry gearing up.

“S” would be great genesis,
as in “schnitzel” and “spatzle,” “sausage” and “sauerkrout,”
“spritzer” and “strudel.”
Instead we go for “gluten-free” and “green”
which is a game-changer.


F is for French

La Cigale French Bistro

Date: April 2019

Address: 1961 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7


Canard Confit
duck confit eggs benny / lettuce / tomato / duck-fat hollandaise

Moules Frites
white wine garlic cream / toasted garlic baguette / hand cut french fries

Feeling Fabulous

Fascinating feast of Fruit-de-Mer
and French fries.
Friendly, flamboyant face and
fashionable figure with fine features
forecasting feat,
facilitating fairytales.
Fantasizing about femme fatale?

Focus on food

forgetting formalities with a fork,
fetching with fingers.
Finally fortunate and full,
fuzzy but functional flying far.

E is for Ethiopian

Addis Cafe Ethiopian Restaurant

Date: March 2019

Address: 2017 Commercial Dr. Vancouver, BC —V5N 4B1


Shared menu:

Chickpeas or garbanzo beans, and tahini, a paste similar in texture to peanut butter that is made from sesame seeds.

(Chicken) wot and Veggie Combinations

Ethiopian Spiced Tea


Enthusiastic Ethiopian
engages in elaborate
explanations about eating experience.

Elegant exposition of edible extraordinary experiments.

Each exhibited element
emotionally endlessly effective.
Empathy in existence.

D is for Danish



La Charcuterie

Date: March 2019

Address: 19080-96th Avenue Unit 9, Surrey BC V4N 3R3


The website and the Facebook page advertise a lot of Danish products so we hoped for a nice deli with the choices that can help us “build” our own sandwich. In addition, maybe we could select a few cheeses or snacks.
There was a line-up already created when we arrived, and it seemed everyone was interested in sandwiches only. Asking for recommendations meant to interrupt the owner who liked his own stories and conversations. He couldn’t stop talking. We ended up with the same sandwich as everyone else and just decided to eat it (for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as it was enormous). If you are looking for a huge sandwich with a lot of meat, go for it!

Disguised as Danish


Danish bakery board

Danish bakery

Different Danish – Cloverdale Bakery

Date: March 2019

Address: 101 – 5780 176a St, Surrey, BC V3S 4H4


Choice of the day: Copenhagen, Kringle and Marzipan slice.

Day by Day

Discovered by detour
damsel difficult to disclose any details
about Denmark or Danish.
Departed dissatisfied.

While ducks disappearing in the distance
devouring desserts
delicious, and delightful despite disgruntled dame.

C is for Cuban

Havana Cuban Cafe

Date: February 2019

Address: 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4


Choice of drink: Mojito and Sangria

Shared brunch:

Croque Señora
Cubano sandwich, fried egg, charred poblano cream sauce, mariquitas
Avocado Tostones
twice fried plantains, cotija cheese, pico de gallo.

Click-Clack Challenge

Contemplating casual conversation
with chatty community of consumers
circumferentially collaborating on calculating calories.

Craving creative cuisine,
curious about customs.

Creamy, celebratory craft,
chewy charms,
citrusy concoction,
cup of coffee,
no cookies, no churros.

Cactus in the centre of the counter
continue till the closing cadence.


B is for Brazilian

Rio Brazilian Steakhouse

Date: February 2019
Address: 1122 Denman Street, Vancouver – BC V6G 1T2

It is “all you can eat” – a continuous table side service (rodizio) with a large variety of cuts of beef, lamb, chicken, and pork, with salad bar and hot buffet.

Choice of drink: non-alcoholic Guarana
Caipirinha (Portuguese pronunciation: [kajpiˈɾĩj̃ɐ]) is Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça (sugarcane hard liquor), sugar, and lime.

Big Bang

Be brave, be boisterous,
be bodacious,
be best of breed.

Become bohemian bone-breaking backer, no bystander
in the battlefield of barbaric bacchanalia.

Betwixt and between bundles of beef
boomeranging back,
beautiful buffet beside,

Behold your belly
behave, buckle up, breath.


A is for Afghan

Afghan Horsemen

Afghan HorsemanDate: January 2019.
Address: #202 – 1833 Anderson St. (2nd floor) Vancouver, BC

A warm and friendly space, relaxing and comfortable. This is the first of Vancouver international culinary puzzle that we visited. My intention is to eat and drink something that is authentic, as much as that can be far away from the place of origin.


Amazing and amusing adventure
alphabetic appetite.

Asian adolescents aren’t afar
admiring the atmosphere
abundance of appetizers,
afraid of aftermath and aging.
Adam’s apple accelerating.

Absent-minded, absorbing aggregated
amassment of aha-moments,
absolute ability to analyze
animated activities around.

All amicable.
Appreciation for aromas and ambient.
Angels and ambrosia,
an audacious audible asylum.