Vancouver: Peaceful Restaurant

For dinner one night in Vancouver, the BF and I went to Peaceful Restaurant. I have a rule about a restaurant’s quality being at an inverse relation to how good their site looks, but my rule was wrong this time. The website was decent, but the food was more than decent; it was comforting, delicious, crave-worthy Chinese food.

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We started off with a cucumber appetizer. The cucumbers were crispy and had a slightly spicy taste. It wasn’t “Oh my god, I won’t be able to taste the rest of the meal” spicy. I couldn’t wait to try what was coming next after having this dish.
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Bar Hayama

Despite living within walking distance of Bar Hayama, I finally went for the first time last night for dinner. The outside is unassuming and easy to miss, but inside is a nice spacious shelter from the traffic on Sawtelle. The seats around the large fire pit were already taken, but we nabbed a table near it and it was just as pleasant without having to face a roaring fire.

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We started with some sake samplers: the Legacy and the Classic. Each sampler (about $15) included 3 different sakes in 2 oz. cups. This was perfect for a sake newbie like me to taste different types without breaking the bank.
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