Hey, it’s Lisa.
I’ve officially moved into my dorm at university! I’ll have to write a blog post about that as well but I’m going to mark my new life in Canada with this Munchin’ Matsus post first. (Check out my sister’s blog to see her point of view on this!)
I left campus to meet my sister and her friend, MC and her fiance for dinner one night (I’m at orientation right now and have a pretty packed schedule) at Sushi California. Ate some unique sushi rolls that you definitely wouldn’t see or think up of in Japan but they were amazing and the sushi+udon+sashimi I tried were all really good and I would definitely go there again. They even have a couple of branches according to Google Maps.
After dinner, my sister and I went to an ice cream shop called Rain or Shine Ice Cream. They also have a couple of branches but we went to the one on Cambie Street. There were a lot of people, filling up all of the seats and a relatively long queue but it moves pretty fast and while you’re waiting the staff ask you if you want any samples so you can try out any flavors that you’re interested in. From the classic chocolate to seasonal flavors like raspberry coriander, there is a wide selection for you to ponder on. If you’re ready, they also take your order while you’re already in line so the process is quick and you can just head to the cashier.
Some prices: Single 1 Flavor $4.5, Single 2 Flavors $5, Waffle Cone $1
My sister and I decided to get a single two flavor in a waffle cone and ordered the Blueberry Balsamic and Malted Milk Chocolate Honeycomb. Yes, it was as good as it sounds. Better, even. It’s not just the ice cream that’s good, though. The cones are as much of an important part of the delicious experience as the ice cream itself. They’re not crispy or crunchy but rather crumbly? It’s hard to explain but they’re amazing.
Definitely a place worth trying if you’re ever in Vancouver. Hoping to discover more food places through International Nibbles and my sister’s friend, MC and other people’s recommendations!