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My coworkers and I were quite excited about the addition of the Reef Runner near our office, the food truck version of the Reef, a popular Caribbean restaurant in Vancouver. We picked a sunny day to trek a couple blocks to try it out.

The Reef Runner

The Reef Runner

Food

The only experience I had with the Reef was when we ordered catering for the office, which means the food had probably sat out for close to an hour before it got to my tummy. You can imagine how (not) fresh the food tasted, and that’s why I never wrote about the restaurant. Until now.

My Jerk Chicken Roti was wrapped in tinfoil, sitting in a paper container. If it were a combo (which I didn’t get), there would be a generous serving of plantain chips on the side. For some reason, I pictured a burrito-shaped wrap, but it was more like a square wrap. I attempted to unwrap the foil to show you the roti, but it was so soft and droopy that I thought it would slip right out of my hands! I decided to keep it intact so I wouldn’t wear most of it.

Jerk Chicken Roti

Jerk Chicken Roti

And yes, it was droopy. As I slowly opened up my wrap, the sauce already leaked out of the wrap and got onto the foil, made it even harder to hold. After struggling with the unwrapping process, I finally dug in for my first bite. (more…)

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An impromptu dinner took Mr. and me to Banana Leaf, the location on West Broadway near Cambie Street. We were in the mood for some good Malaysian food.

We started with two beverages. Mr. being the driver ordered the non-alcoholic Tamarind Juice. It kind of reminded me of the sour plum drink that you order at hotpot places. It’s quite refreshing and great for spring/summer weather. Being on a Saturday, the Blended Lychee Mojito is on special for $6. It had a prominent minty flavour, less of lychee, and I could really taste the rum.

Food

With only two of us, we wanted to try as many dishes as we can, so we opted for the Appetizer Sampler for 2, which consists of a green salad, two chicken satays, two spring rolls, two roti and some calamari. I was expecting an epic platter of everything together, but they came in three different plates. Missed photo op!

First of all, we received two small servings of the Papaya & Pineapple Green Salad. It may look simple, but a bad dressing could ruin it. Not in this case. (more…)

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