Eating and cooking for 1 person. Myself.




I have lived in Vancouver since I came out here for University. Now that I have graduated and am working, I am now free to dine out and cook more foods that I enjoy. I want to share my experiences with you.


Chez Meme Baguette Bistro

I am still alive, don’t worry (for you very few readers out there). I have a few recipes and am just touching up the recipe. I also didn’t like how the photos turned out so I will have to make it again (nothing wrong with that since it was de~lish).

Because my role in a year long project is coming to a close, I will most likely have to leave my desk within another department. I was very fortunate to make new friends who I was able to ask for advice, rant, and talk about food with. I had a blast with everyone (and they also had the BEST department lunchroom). As a going away meal, we decided to go to Chez MeMe Baguette Bistro. It’s a little far from my workplace but this was a special occasion.  Thankfully, I’m not leaving the workplace so I am glad I can still swing by and visit their offices, in addition to making lunch and dinner plans.

Back to Chez Meme. I feel sorry for those who cannot eat gluten. The bread and ingredients are incredibly fresh. If you are craving a sandwich that reminds you of home, this is where you should eat. It is the perfect lunch meal (probably why they are only open during breakfast/lunch hours). Their, as  you figured, baguettes are perfect. I am fairly certain they are baked daily since it has the bread’s signature texture: crisp and crackling outside with a soft pillow-like interior. It is so authentic that it brings me back to Nice, Paris, where my friend and I enjoyed a freshly baked baguette shortly after sunrise. If my flashback memory has not enticed you to go, then I will bluntly tell you that this is a must-eat place.

Not only are the baguettes fresh but the soup of the day is vegetarian and dairy free. I have been to the restaurant a few times and they have all been root-vegetable based so if that is something you don’t fancy, their french fries are also great. They are fried to a golden brown and you get a mountain worth.

For my going-away lunch, I tried the Schnitzel. The amount of each ingredient was so well balanced that I could definitely taste everything after the first bite. Surprisingly, my favorite ingredient was the tomato because it really brightened up the sandwich with its acidity.

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(Oh no! Look at that overexposed fry!)

Eventually, I will work my way through the menu. So far, my favorite is the Jarret (Red wine braised lamb with lettuce, roasted garlic jam, and grainy Dijon served on a baguette). I’ve always liked lots of meat in my sandwich and combines red wine and garlic, items that I love. The texture of the meat contrasted with the bread has a lot of textures going on in my mouth, in a good way of course.

If you and a few friends are committed to going, I suggest making a reservation because it is busy. Yes, this place that only has 8-10 tables takes reservations so take advantage of it. Another colleague commented that they are open 1 Saturday a month so if you cannot make your way to the restaurant on a weekday, give them a call and check.

See you next time!

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