What’s for lunch?

Today, we enjoyed wonderful food from the venerable Phnom Penh, which has been a fixture in Chinatown for many, many years.

This is Beef Luc Lac – the portion is large enough that you could very well make 2 meals out of it.

Mix them all up!

Next up, Vietnamese Rice Vermicelli with Beef. Once again, the portion is nothing to sneeze at.

And of course, what would a Phnom Penh meal be without their (in)famous Phnom Penh Deep Fried Chicken Wings?  Make sure you get one to share!  And here’s another tip: see the garlic and green onion garnish in the middle?  Mix that with some white rice – it’s absolutely delish and you don’t waste food!

Google Street View guy approved!

Phnom Penh resturant is located at 244 E. Georgia St.  You can call in for takeout at (604) 682-5777, but be prepared for a bit of a wait if you happen to call during lunch and dinner rush…they are THAT popular.

What’s for lunch?

This post will require you to adjust your thinking a bit.

Ta-da!

Today’s lunch is Farmcrest organic chicken sandwich (on artisan bread), chickpea salad, and a SIP Lavender Lemon Peel soda.  All made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.  We know it sounds like a cliché, but you can indeed taste the freshness in every bite.  And the soda…lavender with a hint of lemon and not overly sweet.  Everything about this lunch has healthy written all over it times 100.

So where can you find all these deliciousness?  Downtown?  Yaletown?

CHINATOWN.  THAT’S WHERE.

To be specific, Harvest Community Foods on 243 Union Street.

Yes, this is what the new Chinatown is about; you can find old favourites AND new offerings with heavy emphasis on local producers.

So head on down to Harvest, order yourself a good lunch from their daily menu, and give the owner, Michael Leung, a hi-five (don’t forget his staff too).  They are doing something so very right and deserve a good attaboy, wouldn’t you say?

Stay tuned…a profile on Harvest coming soon! (and hopefully we can snag one of their already-famous steam buns at the same time)

Not your average chicken salad sandwich