Vancouver's Best Takeout
Miura Waffle Milk Bar
829 Davie St., 604-687-2909 $ 16 seats;
Back in 14th-century England, Wikipedia tells us, waffles were sold by street vendors called waferers. We humbly suggest that the return of these good folks is long overdue. Meanwhile, we’re more than making do with takeout from just-opened Miura in the old Café Agogo spot on Davie. Load up with waffles sweet (go for seasonal fruit—recently, we oohed over rhubarb-strawberry compote) or savory, though we’ve yet to work up the juice to order the bulgogi with beef, egg, and kimchi. Middle Ages Seoul food, ready to go. Travels well.
This place is GOOOOOOD! The feature item here is the ‘sando’, which is a waffle sandwich. They do all sorts of things with them, from sweet to savory. I had the Bulgogi, mainly because I love mispronouncing things, I’m aiming for one day being able to say ‘Beluga’ and having someone know what I mean, I think I’m going to have to look more white. It reminded me alot of an Okonomiyaki, with the waffle sopping up the salty filling.
I’m not a huge fan of drinking milk, I think I had a bad experience guzzling a bunch before a soccer game as a kid or something, so it’s something I’d never order. I knew though that I had to try it, so I went with the coffee milk. I love coffee now, but for years I didn’t, loved coffee flavoured ice cream, loved coffee crisp, but not coffee…this milk would have been perfect back then….think chocolate milk, but coffee.
Japa–rean (Japa-Korean) Inspired Waffles Sandwiches