During the summer, Vancouver has a bunch of night markets around the area that showcase all the wonderful chinese food the city has to offer! We headed over to Chinatown to check out the selection of all the dumplings, noodles and meat we could get our hands on! Along with food, there were many stations selling clothes and little trinkets, it was quite an event!
One of the first things I ordered was a cup of pot stickers! It’s simple and classic and satisfied my appetite. I enjoyed it with a little bit of soy sauce, delicious!
What’s a food market without a meat stick? Here I ordered barbecued pork, the marinade was great and it had the perfect amount of char to it.
The market was a cool experience, it was fun to walk around and absorb all the energy from the people around me. It was also cool to see their Chinatown, is a much spacious and clean version than the one we have here in San Francisco. Vancouver is a very clean city in general, it’s nice to not have to worry about starting your morning with a nice whiff of piss from the ground, but I did certainly missed the grit of the city that San Francisco has plenty of.
Continuing my food excursions in Vancouver…
So for one of the last nights that my friend and I spent in Vancouver, we headed back down to Gastown to try out one of the several hip restaurants that are located around the area. We heard great reviews about the Irish Heather, located on Carrall Street. The Irish Heather is a cozy gastropub filled with friendly staff and a hip, sophisticated crowd. The walls are adorned with gigantic paintings encompassing the spirit of the restaurant framed by a worn brick wall. My friend and I headed towards the back where we found a nice table where we prepared to grub!
We heard the most popular dish that they are known for was their pot pie, so of course, I just HAD to order me some! The pot pie contained tender steak and vegetables served hot over a pile of mashed potatoes. Look at the cute little cow…mooo.
This was an absolutely amazing dish. All the flavors of the pot pie fused together and went great with the crispy, flaky dough. It was a heavenly concoction of crispiness and creaminess all from the pastry to the potatoes. The meat just melted in my mouth, look at all the glory! If you ever have a chance to go to Vancouver, this a place you should definitely check out.