By Tana Kosiyabong
I meant to write a story about Stock Market at Granville Island’s Public Market for a while now. But I hadn’t had time to do so. Last time I was in the neighborhood, my stomach had already been stuffed with Yummy Sushi’s breakfast. Fortunately I was able catch up with some of my wish list during the holidays.
At first, I spent a few days watching the first and second seasons of “Death Like Me,” a Showtime original dated back to 2003 to 2004. I really enjoyed its dark humor. The writer(s) creatively came up with so many ridiculous causes of death imaginable. What a great way to kill my time! Too bad the show also got axed at the end of the second season. After I finished watching the DVDs, I still had a lot of time left on my hands. So, I dug myself off the couch, and hopped on the bus to Granville Island to pursue my Cheap Appetite mission at Stock Market.
A short bus ride later, I was in front of the Granville Island south entrance. Public Market, however, is on the opposite (north) side next to the Aqua Bus Ferry Dock. If you use Aquabus, just hang to your right once you get up off the dock. Stock Market is right behind door No. 8 of the Public Market.
Stock Market has been open since 1986. The store offers hot soup (made on the premise), frozen stock, sauces, dressing and more. There are three choices of soup daily—one fish, one meat and one veggie. Prices ranged from $4.75 to $7 depending on the soup and sizes.
Since, I’m a meat-lover, I went for a small Real Chicken Noodle Soup ($4.75). It was served in a 10 oz (300 ml) styrofoam cup. The soup came with a choice of regular or garlic bread. I mistakenly opted for the garlic bread.
The Real Chicken Noodle soup was mouth-watering. It was so simple, natural, and hearty. The soup was made with simple chicken stock (water, chicken bones, carrots, onions, celery, salt and black pepper). The stock was light and clear. I could enjoy the natural sweetness of the soup with no distraction from the herbs. The simplicity of this soup is the key to its greatness. The noodle were not only long, and thin, but also cooked perfectly. (I’m not a big fan of chicken noodle soup made with spiral or bow-tie pasta.) I was also impressed to see about 10 half-inch chunks of chicken meat in that small cup.
It’s obvious that Stock Market does not skimp on either quality or quantity. Although a small cup of soup and garlic bread wouldn’t fully fill me up, they were enough to stop my growling stomach for at least a few hours. As a Cheap Appetite Specialist, I give the Real Chicken Noodle soup (RCNS) a “strong buy” in any market situation.
Stock Market Real Chicken Noodle soup (RCNS): ©©©© 1/2
Stock Market is located at Granville Island’s Public Market. 1689 Johnston St, #147, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9. (Phone) 604.687.2433
Remaining Budget: $342.05
Budget Spent: -$4.75
Budget Available: $337.30
Note to my beloved readers:
Since my accumulated vacation days are about to expire, I decided to take a few weeks off to go to Japan and Thailand. No worries, you still have a new story to read every Monday even while I’m away. This story is the second of three scheduled posts. The last post was set for January 24th. Please feel free to comment on this post as usual. Although I am unable to reply right away, I promise to do so when I come back from the vacation. So don’t be shy:) I look forward to telling you about my Cheap Appetite missions in Japan and Thailand soon. Wish me luck:)
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