Last night I went out for dinner with a couple of friends. We decided to try a little cafe-type restaurant called NOSH. I found out about it through Dineout Vancouver, but I never had the chance to go during the festival 🙁 It opened up just a couple months ago, but it had lots of good reviews!
The restaurant is located near the corner of Trafalgar Street and West Broadway; for UBC students, this translates into the Macdonald Street stop on the 99 B-line.
Of course, you have to do a little walking. What’d you expect?
NOSH is pretty casual, but it has an intimate atmosphere—probably due to the small dining area. It’s nice and fresh-feeling, with wood floors and furniture.
I had a duck confit dish, which is served with a pot of roasted veggies and brussels sprouts. The sauce was salty and delicious, and I even ate the brussel sprouts—which is impressive, because I am not usually a sprout-eater. But omnomnom.
Also there are unidentified purple things that were sort of crunchy and very edible.
Looks pretty fancy, doesn’t it?
For dessert, I had something called a Caramel Budino. It was something like a creamy custard dessert, except 109482091238 times better because it was caramel and toffee and unidentified cake bottom. And it came in a little glass jar. So cute.
I ate a spoonful before remembering to take a picture. I’m new at this foodie thing, okay?
The best part is that for something that looked and tasted high-class, it was cheap! Tax-included, I spent barely over $20. Definitely an affordable meal for any student! So if you’re looking for somewhere new to eat, I suggest NOSH 🙂
And my mum bought 4 packs of guacamole, a litre of sour cream, a fresh jar of moderately spicy salsa, a supersize bag of nacho chips, cheese, and a football shaped container of chicken wings.
It’s days when I see my fridge stocked with these things that I realize the benefits of living at home. Yay Costco and mother!
I don’t think my Active Health prof would be pleased with me.
Also YAY for Beyonce.
Isn’t it annoying when you’re trying to listen your prof’s lecture, but instead all you can hear are the distinct crackling noises of your neighbour’s candy wrapper? Or even worse— when you’re distracted and embarrassed by the loud growls your own stomach is making?*
Yep! Been there, done that.
So here are some of my tips on how to prevent awkward hunger-situations!
- Eat breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. Skipping meals isn’t good for you, so eat frequently! Your body will thank you later.
- Bring the right types of food. That means snack food, not your lunch! Leave that veggie pizza for break. Granola bars are good, as are small fruits like grapes.
- Don’t bring anything sticky or stinky to class. No one wants to smell you and what you’re eating, so don’t bring in those onion pork buns, no matter how yummy they are! And you also probably don’t want fingerprints all over your shiny new laptop, so think about not eating juicy (but sticky!) fruits while you’re taking notes.
- Don’t bring open drink containers into the lecture hall. Those pop cans and juice boxes are just spills waiting to happen. Starbucks and Timmy’s is okay, though, as are water bottles and mugs with lids. Mmm, steaming hot tea is good in the morning.
- Unwrap wrappers before class starts, so you don’t disrupt other people’s focus’. Minimize as much trash as you possibly can, because garbage piles just aren’t that attractive.
- Stomach growling and there’s no food? In a pinch, clap your arm over the offending organ. It will muffle the sounds. Making a constipated face at the same time might help, but I can’t guarantee it.
I wonder if this is what goes on inside my torso during my sports sociology class…
*Once, my stomach growled so loud that my friend sitting next to me heard. She started laughing, and it was embarrassing.
But it’s okay because it happened again today in reverse so hah.