Corner 23

 

Address:

4008 Cambie St

Vancouver, BC

 

Tel: (604) 879-8815

 

August 6, 2012 – Lunch / Snack

Written by: Second Stomach

 

Carolina Honey called and is just visiting for the day. I haven’t seen her in at least 10 years and so, within a half an hour, we got our group together to meet at Corner 23. Linsanity, Ali, C Lover, Blizzard, and I all met up at Corner 23. The name of the restaurant helps to give away its location – it’s at the corner of 23rd Avenue and Cambie Street.

Corner 23 offers a good selection of Taiwanese food – from appetizers to noodles to rice to their famous pork hock. They also have an extensive bubble tea menu. The atmosphere is casual and at times, very busy. Each time I’ve come here though, I’ve always found that there’s a strange odour inside the restaurant (which I cannot seem to put my finger on what it could be) which has always been a bit of a turn-off for me.

 

For a snack today, I had:

Deep Fried Squid

 

Deep Fried Squid

- The squid was served hot. The batter was on the thicker side but it was very well flavored. It was still crispy though.

- The basil was a really nice touch. It was a bit salty but I think that was the point – to add a different flavor.

 

Taste: 4/5

Presentation: 4/5

 

The rest of our group had lunch. Honestly, I wasn’t too focused today on what they ordered since this lunch was like a reunion of sorts but here are pictures of your viewing pleasure:

As you can see, many of the selections offered come in a tray where you get the main selection, rice, and some side dishes.

 

Corner 23 is, in my opinion, one of the better Taiwanese bistros in Vancouver. I like their extensive menu and I especially like the pork hock (which we didn’t have today but I will take pictures at a re-visit!). Most menu selections here are of decent quality and the prices are reasonable too.

 

The good…

- Extensive menu

- Service is usually very quick

- Pork hock!

 

The bad…

- Can get very busy here

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