Posts Tagged ‘Wrap’

For those of you who follow me on social media, you would know that we took a trip to Vancouver Island. It was a pretty epic trip — travelled from Nanaimo to Port Hardy and San Josef Bay in the northwest corner, and everywhere in between — 2,300km in 9 days.

First stop, Nanaimo. It was brunch time when we arrived in Nanaimo. Downtown Nanaimo has no shortage of brunch options, and Gabriel’s Cafe caught my eyes. Gabriel’s is about eat local, farm to table.

Gabriel's Cafe, Nanaimo


Ordering wasn’t an easy task for me, because I was just recovering from a bad stomach flu. I had to pick something light so I avoided pulled pork, braised beef, or anything rich and heavy. I opted for the Breakfast #11 — Coconut Milk Pancakes with Roasted Apples, Seasonal Fruit and Yogurt. I thought coconut milk pancakes wouldn’t be too heavy and there would be a good dose of fruit on the plate. Haha the portion size was not for the faint of heart. (more…)


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As our days get longer and some days are nice and sunny, I think it’s a call for a return to our beloved food trucks. I’m still surprised by how many food trucks I haven’t tried, even those that have been around for quite some time, or those that are within foot steps from my workplace. First one this year, Mr. Shawarma near the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel.

Mr. Shawarma


The menu is pretty simple: pita wraps, boxes and fries/poutine. I have heard that its boxes are pretty big, so I opted for the smaller Beef Pita Wrap instead. Looking at the menu and one phrase caught my attention – Potato Fries Stuffed in Wrap — what?! Now I’m intrigued.

Beef Pita Wrap

The wrap was still pretty decent in size. It had lots of beef inside, a bit dry on its own but the sauces helped keep it all together. I like the nutty flavour in the Tahini sauce. You have the choice of spicy or not spicy with your wrap or box; I ordered the wrap spicy so it had a nice hint of heat without being overpowering. And there were the potato fries! (more…)

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