Vancouver’s Best Food Blogs:

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in Vancouver's Best Food Blogs | 0 comments

While we consider our food tour a great way to explore Vancouver’s restaurant scene, there are plenty of food lovers, experts, and enthusiasts among us. Every Friday, we will feature one of Vancouver’s best food bloggers that has notable taste in food, drink, and culture.

Today’s feature: David and Ann of

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Dave and Ann of Me Plus Food enjoying the patio in balmy Vancouver BC

In Dave’s own words: We are both web developers by profession and have been friends since high school. MePlusFood is a project we decided to collaborate on in late 2009. Our blog is a little different that other Vancouver food blogs because while our main focus is BC, we blog about everywhere we travel including the United States, Philippines, and Taiwan and Singapore. We also like to take really nice pictures for our posts.

Follow them on Facebook or Twitter @MePlusFood for their most recent updates.


5 Questions for MePlusFood:


If you could encapsulate Vancouver in 1 restaurant dish, what would it be?

Ann: Tough question! What I missed the most about Vancouver when I’m away is wild sockeye sashimi. I think Vancouver can be summed up in this simple dish. Fresh sockeye sashimi has this amazing bright red appearance; just like Vancouver, it is beautiful to look at. Sockeye sashimi is lean and flavourful with little soy sauce needed. It leaves a clean taste in your mouth. It is a little more sophisticated than other salmons. And we all know Vancouver is clean, full of culture, and to get all that, you’d need to pay a little more, but it’s all worth it.

Dave: Nice description, so good that I’ll agree even if don’t know what it tastes like. I would definitely try it if I wasn’t allergic :(

What BC food or drink product can you not live without?

Ann: Other than Sockeye sashimi? hmm.. probably BC spot prawns.

Dave: I can’t really agree with this one since it will kill me, but I do love a lot of the wines from the interior. My first taste of the Sumac Ridge Gewurztraminer and Ice Wine got me hooked!

If you could change 1 thing about Vancouver’s food scene, what would it be?

Ann: We are starting to get more food trucks in Vancouver, but we need more of them with reasonable prices. Food cart is supposed to be rustic, cheap, and on the go. I’d love to see $1 taco carts like in California, but that’s probably not going to happen here. Under $5 food truck food would be fantastic.

Dave: I wish there was more really good choices in the suburbs. Metro Vancouver consists of 23 municipalities, and most of the really good restaurants are in the same pockets of Vancouver, North Burnaby, and Richmond.

If you had $5 in your pocket, where would you grab lunch in Vancouver?

Ann: For under $5, the obvious choice is a Vietnamese sub. But if I had an extra dollar, I would probably go grab a falafel donair or a chicken Shawarma Wrap.

Dave: That’s what I would buy too. Remember the time when you could get 2 subs for less than $5? I miss those days.

What would be your last meal on earth before a zombie apocalypse?

Ann: It depends on how I feel at the moment really. I’m really into Southeast Asian food right now. My last meal would probably have Malaysian roti and chicken satay for appetizer. Singaporean Laksa, and Char kway teow (pan fried rice noodles) for main. I’d have a fresh young coconut juice as my beverage. I’d also have a Vietnamese iced coffee as my after meal drink.

Dave: I’d have to have butter beef, steak, braised short rib, a creamy pasta, and something with caramel. Those are foods that I can’t get enough of and I always seem to order if it’s on a menu. If I see some sort of carpaccio, tartare, braised short rib, or caramel in your menu, you got me.

I’d also need a Sazerac from Pourhouse during my meal (thanks to Melody Fury for introducing that drink to me on her cocktail tour), and a nice dessert wine to finish things off.


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Melody Fury is the founder of Vancouver Food Tour. She is an award winning entrepreneur and food writer that specializes in Vancouver restaurants and cocktails.

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