I have been eating a lot of Western Japanese food lately and therefore had to make a trip to Barefoot Kitchen in the West End.
This is my second time going to the Barefoot Kitchen and the first time I was less than impressed. The food came at different times, wasn't hot, and the taste was just ok. This time things were a little better but I much rather eat at Yoshoku-ya, Tenhachi or Guu Thurlow.
I tried the shrimp and chicken au gratin served with broccoli on penne for $8.95 and my buddy ordered the shrimp stone bowl for $11.95. The au gratin was nice a cheesy but a little small and tasted fairly basic, similar to the dishes you get out of HK cafes. The shrimp stone bowl had a ton of shrimps but could have used some other ingredients such as some vegetables or an egg. Their set combos (not shown here) are pretty good because they come with a wicked selection of slides (rice or galic bread + yam or kimchi + sunomono or potato salad).
What was nice was my dessert. I ordered the green tea shaved ice for $5.50. There are not many shaved ice spots in Vancouver but if you want a dessert that brings you back to the days of snow cones at K -Mart or at your friends house you should try this spot. The green tea flavoured shaved ice was served with ice cream, red bean, and mochi pieces. RAD!!! Great as a sharing dish at the end of a date.
I don't ever rate places but if I did this place gets a 7 for a dinner. Although the dessert was nice and tasty.
1725 Davie Street
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