Wine Tasting Road Trip in the Okanagan

July 6, 2017 // 1 Comment

This was my first ever wine tasting road trip!  I have done a little bit of wine tasting in the past in Napa Valley and in the Okanagan, but never a trip like this one, [...]

Japan Trip 2016 – Day 4 – Hakone

March 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

A 24-Hour Trip to Hakone It’s hard to resist the onsen (Japanese hot spring) experience when you travel in Japan, especially in the fall or winter.  I had long ago [...]

Japan Trip 2016 – Day 2 – Tokyo

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

First Breakfast in Japan We started our first morning by making a ramen noodle bowl!  This an extra large bowl that cost only 200 yen. Let’s add one of those Onsen [...]

Japan Trip 2016 – Day 1, YVR -> Tokyo

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

I hardly slept the night before my flight to Japan. I always wanted to visit Japan.  It’s one of the coolest countries in the world, where traditions of centuries well [...]

Lark – A Memorable Dinner in Seattle

March 24, 2016 // 2 Comments

It was not a super busy night inside Lark, the popular Capital Hills eatery. William and I were seated at end of the long and narrow dining room by the window. The high [...]

Ba Bar: Delicious Pre-Dinner Cocktails

March 24, 2016 // 3 Comments

Ba Bar is not your typical Vietnamese restaurant. Besides delicious Vietnamese fare, they are also known for their kickass cocktails, as well as  being the popular spot [...]

Stella Pastry & Cafe

December 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

After lunch at Caffe DeLucchi, my mom and I walked up a block and visited Stella Pastry & Cafe, a popular Italian bakery in North Beach recommended by a local friend. [...]

Laurelwood Public House & Brewery, PDX

December 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Our connecting flight back to Vancouver was cancelled, Mom and I had to stay in Portland for the night. This sucks but there is nothing we can do about it. A lesson learned [...]

Blue Bottle

December 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was a rather short visit at Blue Bottle at Mint Plaza. Walking past  the holiday insanity on Market street, I was happy that we arrived this tall handsome house with [...]

New Asia 新亞洲, San Francisco

December 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Asia is my Uncle Tong’s favourite dim sum spot in Chinatown. He’s told me that he just loves how big the place is with such great air circulation and energy flow. [...]

Saigon Seafood Harbor

December 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

I find the name of the restaurant a little strange. The Chinese name seems to be based on Sai Kung in Hong Kong, a district that is famous for its seafood markets and [...]

New Eritrea, San Francisco

December 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Looking for a dinner place for 5 of us in Inner Sunset, my cousin Cecilia had set her eyes on a Vietnamese place. But the wait was way too long. Walking down on Irving, I [...]

Yin Du Wonton Noodle, San Francisco

December 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

My cousin Cecilia and her dad were debating where to take me and my mom for wonton noodle soup in Chinatown. I was curious to find out how this iconic Cantonese dish would [...]

Homeskillet, San Francisco

December 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was going to take my mom to Dottie’s True Blue Cafe, but the lineup there was insanely long. At this point, we just wanted to find the first decent looking cafe [...]

La Petite Camille, Millbrae

December 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

The food I had at La Petitie Camille was quite delicious, despite the fact that we got there quite late, almost right before they were closing, and our dishes were their last [...]

Penang Garden, San Francisco

December 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was super excited to be having dinner in the heart of Chinatown in San Francisco. Penang Garden is on the north side of Portsmouth Square, a historical landmark in the [...]

Annie’s Panda Garden, Vallejo

December 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sitting inside Annie’s Panda Garden, only a 10-minute drive from my old high school, it has brought back all the memories of me working here as a teenager. The [...]

Gourmet Village, Millbrae

December 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was our first night in San Francisco Bay Area, I could hardly wait to try some amazing food! Even before my flight took off, I reserved a table at a Michelin starred [...]

RauDZ Regional Table, Kelowna

August 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

While my dinner experience at RauDZ was memorable, highlighted by locally sourced ingredients, classic preparation techniques and very solid service, it was not as mind [...]

Mabui Sushi Izakaya, Kelowna

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kelownians love their sushi! While over 40 sushi restaurants can be found in Kelowna on Zomato, the #1 ranked restaurant in Kelowna on TripAdvisor is Momo Sushi. Going [...]

CIBO on King West, Toronto

July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Walking into Cibo on King West, I was impressed by the grand dining room with modern and chic decors, and felt slightly under-dressed. But would the food be just as [...]

Union, Toronto 

July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was going to grab some lunch at Kensington Market, but I was afraid that my slightly hung over body would not be able to handle stuff that was too exotic. So I turned to [...]

Pai, Northern Thai Kitchen in Toronto

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kyle took me to Pai, a Thai restaurant with a basement entrance that reminded me the student pub at UBC, The Sub. The dining room was big and the lights were dim, but [...]

Cantonese Cuisine in Guangzhou

May 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

???? Bing Sheng Restaurant ZhuJiangXinCheng XianCun Road 2, ShouFu Mansion 1-4 Floor, Guangzhou, China Bing Sheng is supposed to be representing the Fine Dining restaurants [...]

The Cheesecake Factory Seattle

June 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here we were at the famous The Cheesecake Factory in Seattle. From what I can see on TV or other media, The Cheesecake Factory seemed like the Las Vegas of dining culture: [...]

Seattle Happy Hours: Flying Fish

June 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

This was the moment we had been waiting for… The 75-cent oyster happy hours! Although Flying fish was of the online Seattle top 10 oyster happy hours list, we came here [...]