The Foodie List(s)

Many thanks to Jen at World­wide­Wa­ter­cool­er for her re-post of the list from Van­cou­ver Mag­a­zine of 101 (Van­cou­ver-cen­tric) Things to Taste Before You Die. I had seen it in print, but hav­ing it online lets me also try (as she did) to note what I’ve had and what I have to still live for, at least gas­tro­nom­i­cal­ly. I think I’ll fol­low her lead on cod­ing:

Bold — Things I have tried from those par­tic­u­lar sup­pli­ers
Struck-out — Foods I’ve had, though not from the sup­pli­er they rec­om­mend

Ital­i­cized — Foods that have been on my radar for a while, but I haven’t tried yet

Left plain — Foods I had no idea were so high on the “must-try” list
(any­thing in paren­the­ses are my own per­son­al anec­dotes)

  1. Rasp­ber­ry Wheat Ale – Granville Island Brew­eries
  2. Salmon Tacones – Go Fish (actu­al­ly, tech­ni­cal­ly, Pam had them)
  3. Gyu Yukke – Gyoza King
  4. Thomas Haas’ Dou­ble-Baked Almond Crois­sant – 49th Par­al­lel
  5. Rab­bit Sausage – Cioffi’s
  6. Smoked Beef Ten­der­loin –JN&Z Deli
  7. Her­cule De Car­levoix cheese – Mount Pleas­ant Cheese Shop
  8. Clay­burn Rasp­ber­ry Jam – Sug­ar & Co
  9. Chef’s Chick­en Sal­ad – Koon Bo
  10. Hon­ey Dough­nuts – Hon­ey Dough­nuts and Good­ies
  11. Foie Gras Par­fait – Pied-a-Terre
  12. Rain­coast Crisps
  13. Dark Choco­late Carmeli­tas – Choco­late Arts
  14. Euro­pean Deli Hum­mus – Euro­pean Deli
  15. Lavash Bread – Yaas Bak­ery
  16. Nk’mip Pinot Noir
  17. Arepas – Baru Lati­no
  18. Kashk-eh-bodem jahn – Kash­cool
  19. Choco­late-Wal­nut Rugelach – Siegel’s Bagels
  20. The Doug Spe­cial – Vera’s Burg­er Shack
  21. Mariage Freres Tea – Urban Tea Mer­chant
  22. Vanil­la-Salt Choco­lates – Wendy Boys (for­mer­ly of Lumiere)
  23. Penne with Wild Boar – Cioppino’s
  24. David Wood’s Chevre
  25. Savary Island’s Tour­tière
  26. Black Hills Ali­bi
  27. Green Par­ty Cock­tail – Ocean Clu
  28. Crick­et Bread – Vij’s
  29. Deep-Fried Zuc­chi­ni Blos­soms – Cioppino’s
  30. Japadog
  31. Kobe Meat­balls – Ital­ian Kitchen
  32. Topan­ga Café Choco­late Cake
  33. Deep-Fried Frog’s Legs – Phnom Penh
  34. Sable­fish – Finest at Sea Seafoods
  35. Wild White Salmon – Elixir (actu­al­ly, I’ve quite fre­quent­ly had wild White Spring Salmon, and it’s one of my favourites)
  36. Friu­lano Salu­mi – Moc­cia Ital­ian Meat Mar­ket
  37. Abalone – C
  38. Polen­ta Fries – Cas­cade
  39. Veg­e­tar­i­an Pou­tine – Tem­ple­ton
  40. Ven­turi-Schultze Bal­sam­ic Vine­gar
  41. Solly’s Kosher Pick­le
  42. C Cit­rus Salt
  43. Spot Prawns
  44. Ambrosia Apple
  45. Barese Sausage – Colum­bus Meat Mar­ket
  46. Ramen at Motomachi Shoku­do
  47. Pan de Sal – Aling Mary
  48. Taboo Absinthe
  49. Tiger Blue Cheese
  50. Shi­itake Mush­rooms at Bo Kong
  51. Mis­sion Hill Ocu­lus Cher­ries
  52. Geor­gian Baguettes – Euro­pean Breads Bak­ery
  53. Dou­ble Choco­late Porter – Phillips Brew­ing Co
  54. Rose­mary Rasp­ber­ry Sea Salt – Mai­son Cote
  55. Scal­lops in Octo­pus Bacon — C
  56. Lamb Bacon – Fuel
  57. Bad Girl Hazel­nut Truf­fles
  58. Xiao­long­bao – Lin’s
  59. Liege Waf­fles – Patis­serie Lebeau
  60. Stock Market’s Hot Por­ridge
  61. But­ter Baked Goods’ Marsh­mal­lows
  62. Beer-Inject­ed Fried Oys­ter – Nu
  63. Soda Bread – Savary Island
  64. Stel­la­port
  65. Smoked Bison Carpac­cio – Bone­ta
  66. Dodo­nis Feta Cheese – Pan­theon Super­mar­ket
  67. Sta­mi­na Roll – Blue Water Café
  68. Osake Pre­mi­um Sake – Granville Island — Just had it this week­end. Wow! Smooth, but com­plex with flavours of spice, vanil­la and can­taloupe. Def­i­nite­ly belongs on this list.
  69. Bur­ra­ta – Les Amis du Fro­mage
  70. Moroc­can Chick­en Wings – Habit
  71. Sweet Geor­gia Browns – Purdy’s
  72. House Spe­cial Phở – Thai Son Viet­namese
  73. Sand­wis­ches at So.Cial
  74. Quail’s Gate Old Vines Foch
  75. Financiers – Ganache Patis­serie
  76. Hy’s Stuffed Pota­toes
  77. Eth­i­cal Bean Cof­fee
  78. Farm­house Alpine Gold Cheese
  79. Muc Tuio Rang Muoi – Phomn Penh
  80. Chocolati’s Hot Choco­late
  81. Fuel’s Fried Chick­en
  82. Cru’s Mac­a­roni and cheese
  83. Blis Maple Syrup
  84. Thier­ry Busset’s Tiramisu – CinCin
  85. Nat­ur­al Pas­tures Moz­zarel­la di Bufala
  86. Milsean Dark Choco­late
  87. Tofu Dough­nuts – Con­gee Noo­dle House
  88. Oys­ters with Horse­rad­ish Snow – Gas­tro­pod
  89. Bil­tong – African Breeze
  90. Hazlenuts – Cana­di­an Hazlenuts
  91. Ukran­ian Church Per­o­gies
  92. Eleni Olive Oil
  93. Sumac Ridge Steller’s Jay Brut
  94. Pupusas – Rin­conci­to Sal­vadoreno (Matt has got­ten me inter­est­ed in these)
  95. Bela­can
  96. Cocoa Nymph’s Ila Choco­lates
  97. Blue Fig Mar­ti­ni – Cham­bar
  98. Naam Miso Gravy
  99. Quadra Island Hon­ey Mus­sels
  100. Gela­to – Braz­za
  101. Mat­su­take (Pine) Mush­rooms

Ah, Jenn also adds:

  • Oyama’s organ­ic Berk­shire Pork Sausages
  • Pold­er­side Farms Organ­ic Chick­en
  • Tojo’s Sesame Mar­i­nat­ed Tuna
  • Mem­phis Blues pulled pork sand­wich
  • Lat­te from Café Arti­giano
  • Lit­tle Qualicum Cheese­works San Pareil

I would add:

  • Lit­tle Qualicum Cheese­works Juli­et
  • Salmon Can­dy
  • Oya­ma Dou­ble-Smoked Hand-cut Bacon
  • Stock Mar­ket Oys­ter Chow­der
  • Foie Gras Bön Bön — West
  • Momo Dumplings with toma­to and cilantro chut­ney — Café Kath­man­du
  • Nanaimo Bars (I know, kid stuff, but I love them with all the pas­sion of a con­vert)

*Sigh* So many things to taste…

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