Japanese Cuisine

Mom’s birthday dinner at Restaurant Yugo

July 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

As many of you have known that I have started Vancouver Gourmet Club (@vangourmetclub) and get to present some of the best restaurants in the city. Restaurant Yugo in Reily [...]

Quick Sushi at Tokyo Joe Richmond

September 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

It was around 5 pm on Saturday night, I was going to team tennis in an hour but I was hungry. I decided to get a quick bite. I thought I probably should eat something [...]

Newly Opened: Yuzu Shokutei

May 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

I was invited by another food blogger friend to do a small tasting at Yuzu Shokutei. This is indeed the best type of tasting for a restaurant to find out how foodies like [...]

Yah Yah Ya Ramen in Richmond

December 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Lou and I met for lunch at Yah Yah Ya Ramen. It was the first Japanese meal for both of us since we came back from our trip to Japan in November, and we couldn’t [...]

Isami – Sushi Dinner at Metrotown

December 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

I was meeting my buddy Woody for dinner and we decided to have sushi at Metrotown, where was close to his work. This area is definitely an unfamiliar territory for me. As I [...]

Sushi Loku – East Van Sushi Adventure

November 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Raymond (Raymond’s Sushi Adventure) and I were planning for a sushi meet. I was hoping to go somewhere in East Van, where I had yet been exploring much. Since we were [...]

Newly Opened in Kitsilano – Raisu

September 24, 2016 // 1 Comment

I generally like eating on a sunny patio. The warmth and the good company with a cold alcoholic beverage always make it super fun to sit outside. And for a foodie who enjoys [...]

Newly Opened in Gastown – Kozakura

September 19, 2016 // 4 Comments

I was fascinated while reading about the recently opened Kozakura in Gastown and their “Kappo” Japanese cuisine. “Kappo” is a style of dining in [...]

Lunch at the New Kamei Royale

August 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

I actually have never been to Kamei Royale’s original restaurant. It seems like they have moved to a rather low-key spot in Coal Harbour compared to their previous [...]

Kuma Izakaya – Media Tasting

August 17, 2016 // 3 Comments

Kuma Izakaya is not your typical Japanese izakaya restaurant in Vancouver. The Chef/Owner Kim Hyun Woo, a South Korea-born and classically trained, has an impressive resume [...]

Kamei Baru

March 26, 2016 // 3 Comments

This post is on 2 separate visits to Kamei Baru, a sister restaurant of Ebisu and Kamei Royale. Part I: Drinks and Snacks Before Pre-Dinner Drinks It was our big Hawksworth [...]


February 17, 2016 // 1 Comment

I appreciate Gyo-O’s  effort on offering unique dishes, although their style inspiration is somewhat similar to their sister restaurant Gyoza King, one of the oldest [...]

Sanpoutei Ramen

February 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

After badminton, we decided to check out Sanpoutei, the latest Ramen restaurant in Richmond, declared as the very first establishment in North America from Sanpoutei Group, a [...]


December 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Although I enjoyed my lunch date with a friend at Aki Japanese Restaurant in Coal Harbour, mainly because it was the first time we met up for lunch despite the fact that we [...]

Temaki Sushi

November 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was taking Mom to Benjarong for some Thai food, but they ran out of tables at 5pm! Already paid for metre parking, we tried to find somewhere nearby for dinner. First we [...]

A Tsukemen Experience at Taishoken Ramen

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

I did not realize Taishoken was owned by the same legendary Ramen shop in Japan, which was featured in the very first episode of The Mind of A Chef, visited by Anthony [...]

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 [...]

Kaide Sushi Bar

August 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Three words: Daily Fresh Board! When you are at Kaide Sushi Bar, do not expect lively ambiance and flashy dishes that people find at a modern Sushi place or at Izakaya. There [...]

Amazing Sunny Patio Lunch at Guu Garden

July 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

My friend Shane is a talented hair stylist and he cuts my hair. After I visited his salon for a trim before the festive weekend, I decided to show some appreciation to his [...]

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

July 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was excited to try out Japanese BBQ at Gyu-Kaku, as I was curious about what it would be like compared to Korean BBQ. ` Gyu-Kaku The grill seemed smaller but very clean and [...]

Don Don Izakaya, Toronto

July 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was walking down Dundas Street towards Dundas Square and saw a lot of Korean and Japanese eateries in the area. I decided to try Don Don Izakaya, thinking that a quick [...]

A Sunny Hapa Evening On The Patio 

June 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was a rather unexpected longer dining experience for me at Hapa Izakaya Coal Harbour. I had only planned to meet up with Justine for Happy Hour, or what they call [...]

Late Night Drinks and Snacks at Shirakawa

June 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Make Music Festival was ending in an hour. We wanted to grab some quick drinks before the final wave of performances. While walking by Shirakawa, we saw a performing [...]

Maguro Sushi

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was another beautiful evening. I was taking my friend Morgan out for dinner before heading down to Centennial Beach in Tsawwassen. I have just moved into Morgan’s [...]
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