Kam’s Place Singaporean Cuisine

Woke up and was delighted it was the weekend. Got up slowly, and had some leftover potato pancakes along with a bowl of muesli. I studied for a bit and was somewhat successful; I’ve got the start of some monetary policy notes now which is good. While flipping through the Westender I found a 2-for-1 coupon for a Singaporian restaurant on Davie street.

Kam’s place doesn’t look fabulous from the outside. It’s got a nice entrance sign along with a typical neon “open” sign. It was really quiet when we first walked in, in comparison to the busy street outside. We asked to sit by the window, where the tail end of the day’s sunlight was still shining in. I had the “ginger pork” and Katie ordered the “red curry chicken”. We also each ordered the “coconut rice”, served steaming in a banana leaf. It was presented very nicely indeed. We decided to split the entrees, and both were quite good. Though I thought the ginger chicken was fabulous. And the rice was something unique, with a subtle hint of coconut. I wonder if it was cooked in coconut milk as opposed to water. Or perhaps some desicated or shredded coconut was added to the rice pot. Either way it was excellent, portions were huge, and the food was very tasty. We had plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day.

While perusing the dessert menu, we came across deep fried banana along with mango ice cream. It sounded bizarre so we decided to go for it. As pictured, it was presented very nicely and the heat of the banana contrasted nicely with the cold ice cream. It’s one of those things that tastes far better than it sounds. It was great having it, though I don’t think I’d order it again, being almost the price of an entree.

Met up with Mike, Alena, Kyle, and Kyle’s friend Marco at my place later on. We had a bit to drink, spent some time catching up, and went out to the Naam (another Vancouver restaurant I like very much). I had a pot of the Catnap tea, my first time experiencing Naam’s very own creation. It’s a blend of peppermint, chamomile, rosehip, clove, linden, and sage. I liked it very much, having only really been cultured to breakfast and Earl Grey tea. I will definitely have tea at the Naam again. I may go so far as to try getting into loose leaf tea at home.

The next couple days will be spent further preparing for my exams and enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at home.