That I recently met the lovely JS and TS of Eating Club Vancouver!
Thanks ladies for the cute souvenir, but the best gift was meeting you two! It's funny to meet blog friends in person. I know most of their likes and dislikes when it comes to food, but I didn't know simple details like what they do for a living. I love it when people turn out just as awesome in real life as they are on their blogs.
We started out at Pho Thang Long Restaurant - Westminster (Little Saigon) because TS wanted to try Pho Ap Chao Bo (Vietnamese Pan-Fried Rice Noodles Sauteed with Beef) and Cha Ca Thang Long (Vietnamese Hanoi-Style Turmeric Fish with Dill).
I had such fun showing them around Little Saigon, including the cultural court with Confucius and his disciples, the murals depicting Vietnamese history, and the Westminster Vietnam War Memorial.
There were stops in between at C&C Express (C&C Food Co.) - Westminster (Little Saigon) for freshly-pressed sugarcane juice, Vietnamese puddings at Thach Che Hien Khanh - Garden Grove (Little Saigon), French pastries at Boulangerie Pierre & Patisserie - Garden Grove (Little Saigon), before second lunch at Quan Vy Da Restaurant - Westminster (Little Saigon). I'll update those posts later with some of the new dishes we ordered.
Also, quick question?
I hit up the Salvation Army thrift store again during their store-wide 50% off sale and bought the lovely Venetian metal tray below for 45 cents! Bought 14 white milk glass tea cups/punch cups (two were broken) for $2.29. Eight of the tall tea cups(?) (three were broken), 12 saucers, and the big plastic tub they came in were $1.74. What a score! Anyone know what the tall cups are used for? I have a really pretty tea pot they'd go with, but they don't strike me as tea cups really? For some reason, I keep thinking aperitif glasses?
OK, that's it! Sorry I've been so behind on blogging the past few months. Busy summer!
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1 year ago today, Aguadito-ish Vegetable Soup with Cilantro Puree.
2 years ago today, Pho Ap Chao Bo (Vietnamese Pan-Fried Rice Noodles Sauteed with Beef).
3 years ago today, Pizza with Squash Blossoms and Prosciutto.