An open love letter to Sandwich Garden Korean Cafe
3 Comments Karen HamiltonNovember 7, 2008
UPDATE, October 23, 2009: The new owners of Sandwich Garden contacted me today saying that the cafe is no longer a Korean restaurant. They’re now a Brazilian sandwich and bread place. Haven’t been there myself. They’re working on a website but it’s not up yet.
If you have tried the new Sandwich Garden, let me know what you think.
It’s only been 15 days since I last requested a bubbling bowl of Korean soup, and already I feel like a neglectful patron. It’s not that I don’t care. You see, I’ve shifted job gears in the past two weeks, which means that I’m no longer a whisper away from your shop on West Pender and Richards. Gone are the days of stopping in to lunch on a different hot pot 3 or even 4 times a week. It breaks my heart that your $8 lunches, complete with rice and a trio of Korean side dishes, are now more than a 20 minute walk away.
But don’t worry. I’ll be back. Today, in fact. With autumn firmly upon us and the darkness of winter descending, I’ll be counting on your tofu hotpot, pork bone soup, and beef rib soup to keep me warm on dreary days.
I just wanted to let you know that I haven’t forgotten you, and that I have you to thank for showing me a side of Korean cuisine beyond kimchee and cook-it-yourself barbeque. Guess it just struck me that the reason I had never fallen in love with Korean food was that I hadn’t met the right place…until now.
See you at lunchtime,
Sandwich Garden Korean Cafe
529 West Pender Street | Near Gastown