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Kintaro – Vancouver, BC

Back in July my husband and I went on a eating tour of Vancouver with the chefs from Revel.  Talk about my perfect weekend:)  We started off with some of the most satisfying ramen I’ve had outside of Tokyo at Kintaro in West Vancouver.  Open for lunch and dinner (closed on Mondays), this place is known to be one of the best ramen houses in Vancouver however don’t expect much for decor.  People come here for the food, not the ambiance.  And know that once you order there’s no going back…everything is already set in motion.

The first time we ate there we were seated at the bar overlooking the whole production line of what was to become our bowls of ramen.  I’m not a big “fat” person so I opted for the vegetable ramen (safe I know) rather than the fatty pork ramen which everyone else in the group ordered.  You have the choice of how fatty you’d like your meat and how fatty you want your broth to be.  At least there are options:)  *On our second trip there we ordered the gyoza which are delicious…I definitely recommend those!

Don’t expect to finish the whole bowl…it’s endless but you can take the rest with you to go.

All the broth working awayAll of our bowls being assembledTah-dah…my ramen!

Granville Island Public Market – Vancouver, BC

On an eating tour of Vancouver this summer (you think I’m kidding?) we stumbled upon the Granville Island Public Market for the first time.  Having now discovered it I’m so excited to go back and spend more quality time there taking my time up and down each aisle really exploring the different stalls and vendors.  Everything looked so perfect and fresh…you can tell there’s and excellent standard of quality there.

Think Pike Place Market meets The Ferry Building in SF…that’s what this food lovers heaven is like and I love it!  Do yourself a favor and visit it on an empty stomach because there’s plenty to try and a ton of variety so you won’t want just one thing.

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