On Wednesday Matt and I went out to celebrate Drakes birthday. Ok, well, actually we went out to celebrate Matts birthday (which is today) and it just so happened to be Drakes birthday as well. See what dedicated fans we are? YOLO.
This new Vietnamese restaurant opened up on Hastings Street by my parents house. They went there for dinner with a co-worker a few weeks ago and I invited myself along because when you are married to someone as picky as Chad, you have to go to dinner with other people to experience new foods. Thankfully the parentals didn’t mind me tagging along.
We had such a great experience there that I knew I had to share this with someone else. So, Matt and I celebrated Drakes birthday at Brokenrice.
I have had so much Green Tea in the last week and I absolutely love it. I am also totally obsessed with Asian dishes and ceramics.
Like a fine wine, this man gets better with age. He is so hot right now.
I have no idea why my camera decided to focus on the window and not on me.
We ordered a bunch of dishes to share. First up were the Cassava Fries served with a house aioli sauce. I had never had Cassava before but it was quite good. A little bit harder on the inside then a regular fry.
The Green Papaya Salad is one of my favorites. We ordered ours topped with shrimp. It is so flavorful, and is a nice fresh and light starter to your meal.
We shared the Seafood Sweet and Sour Soup. The broth was spicy and there was a good amount of seafood in it. I loved the vermicelli noodles and you had the option of adding sprouts if you wanted to.
Sweet and Sour Soup always reminds me of the time Matt and I went out for Chinese Food in Steveson after one of our finals in University. The portions were giant and we couldn’t finish anything. I think it was the first time I ever had Sweet and Sour Soup.
Salad Rolls! Love these. I think the first time I ever had them Shaz brought them to our Super Bowl Party. We almost ate them all before I remembered to take a picture. Hate when that happens. These salad rolls are served with a peanut sauce which was awesome. I totally love peanut sauces.
The restaurant is quite fancy on the inside. This spot used to be a sports cafe, but I never went in it so I’m not sure how much of the decor is original. Hastings Street in North Burnaby is filled with coffee shops, hair salons, and dentist office’s. It’s cray cray how many there are. It’s nice to have something a little different in the hood!
We finished our evening in the traditional manner, going to Safeway to buy dessert. We then popped over to the parentals house since Ma and Pa haven’t seen Matt in a long time. It was a nice little reunion and Ma was YOLOing all over the place, which had Matt in hysterics.
I told Matt that when the house is finished he should come spend the weekend. Think of it like a mini road trip out to the country side, like driving to Vermont or maybe the Hamptons. Then we can have pancake breakfasts and go to the farmers market and, walk around Riverview. Something rich New Yorkers would do on the weekend. You know, since we will be so far away now.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT. You are Octobers Very Own.