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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Lunch at Copa Cafe

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On weekends, I love going to HK-style cafes because there just aren't any in downtown Vancouver, where I slave away at my day job, Monday to Friday.
A few weekends ago, I went to Copa Cafe on Cambie (near King Ed) and had one of my go-to dishes...BBQ Duck Rice Noodle Soup. I am one of those people who actually enjoy chewing on bones versus just eating chunks of meal. It seems to make the meal last longer. So I was delighted when my noodles arrived and I had gotten the BBQ Duck thigh...a great blend of meat and bone...and skin, the best part!
As per my usual order of business, I removed all the BBQ Ducky-Goodness onto a side plate so that I could enjoy the noodles underneath, without getting the crispy skin all soggy. Imagine my surprise when I found an "internal organ" as part of the dish. In all my years of devouring BBQ Duck (and BBQ Goose while in HK), I have never actually be served this. I have eaten the more common chicken version of the same thing...but never the duck at a cafe. I think I will be back just to see if this is de rigeur for them.  
My friend ordered one of their Thai-styled Fried Rices (I think it was the Roast Chicken one) and it was a huge portion. And really, you can't go wrong with anything that is topped with a fried egg. The only decision is exactly when you pop the yolk. I prefer to wait until half the dish is done, so that the yolky goodness is enough to make the remaining rice all wet and saucey.
Mark this BBQ Duck craving - satisfied!

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2 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:30 PM

    Imagine my surprise when I found an "internal organ" as part of the dish. In all my years of devouring BBQ Duck (and BBQ Goose while in HK), I have never actually be served this. I have eaten the more common chicken version of the same thing...but never the duck at a cafe. I think I will be back just to see if this is de rigeur for them.
    I think you hit the jackpot. This restaurant is dirty and serve anything that doesn't belong to what you ordered. I have a bad experience with them. Good luck.

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  2. Anonymous7:50 AM

    They also cheated customers, they serve cucumber instead of sing-qua as sing-qua stir fry beef. When you point out to the waitress, she knows it but don't do anything to change it and charge you for it.

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