One of the biggest adjustments in moving to Kelowna from Vancouver has been in adjusting to the differences in culture (or lack thereof). When we first moved here, there was not a lot of good (read: edible) non-white food restaurants to eat at. Thankfully a few have popped up since.
Last Winter, someone on a local forum posted about a new Vietnamese restaurant that had opened at one of the new malls in Westbank called Bamboo Chopsticks. I used to always go for Pho when I was in Vancouver so I went to check this place out.
I absolutely love their Spring Rolls that are made with rice paper. They are so crispy and tasty. You can add a roll and beverage to your meal for I think it’s $1.50 but when I was there last, I opted for the side of two spring rolls.
I always get a medium chicken breast soup with rice noodles.
The broth in this soup is absolutely amazing. I love that it always comes with an assortment of different veggies. I hate when I get a bowl of Pho and all there is, is the meat, noodles and some floating green stuffs.
Whenever we head home to Vancouver, we try to hit up our favourite restaurants. I find it interesting that I talk to other folks that have moved here from Vancouver and they also schedule their trips to Vancouver around their food stops. Whenever I was hungry there, it was never a challenge to decide where to go for food. But I have found in Kelowna, I certainly don’t get cravings for certain restaurants and need/want to go there and usually wrack my brain for some time trying to decide where to go. Coffee shops are a different story, but not restaurants.
My experience at Bamboo Chopsticks is always great! It is probably why it is the only restaurant at this point that I think of when deciding where to go to grab a bite to eat. I do have two other restaurants that I crave food from but I will save that for another post!