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 [...]

Truffles Fine Foods Cafe

April 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

Areta (Foodgressing) and I came to Truffles Fine Foods Cafe on a gloomy spring evening, but it looked cozy and inviting inside this hip spot on Davie street.  The [...]

Damso Modern Korean Cuisine on Bute (Lunch)

March 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

The expectation was somewhat high when Ken and I arrived at Damso Modern Korean Cuisine on Bute and Robson. Damso and Sura seem to be the 2 most talked about restaurants in [...]

Family Gourmet Deli

November 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

If you see a huge line-up at a sandwich shop every time you pass by, they must be doing something right with their sandwiches! That is often the case at Family Gourmet Deli [...]

No. 9 Restaurant

November 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s been 18 years since I moved to Vancouver, No. 9 Restaurant is still sitting at the same spot in Lansdowne Mall. Being the only Chinese joint that opens 24 hours in [...]

Tri-Ty Cafe

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

My mom and I were looking for a quick dinner after our realtor appointment. We wanted to go to Top Shanghai Restaurant but was annoyed by the big lineup. So we went to the [...]

Cafe Loyal

July 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was happy to be back at badminton after several weeks of absence. After the game, our restaurant of choice was a fairly new Hong Kong style cafe on Bridgeport and No.5 [...]

Lunch at Guu Original

June 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

I used to live right around the corner from Guu Original, and I have missed coming  here for quick lunches and fried rice takeouts. It is a bit of walk for me from my [...]

Gyudon Ya

May 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Having walked by Gyudon Ya for like a million times on Robson, I finally got to try their food. I heard they were affliated with Chosun Korean BBQ, so I was super curious on [...]

Lunch at Hapa Izakaya Coal Harbour

April 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

For Vancity folks who appreciate Izakaya, they probably still remember the very beginning when Gyoza King and Guu brought the excitement to the Japanese dining experience. [...]

Small Victory Bakery

March 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

It definitely screams Yaletown everywhere inside Small Victory Bakery – the modern and tasteful decor, an open and extremely tidy kitchen, and all the beautifully [...]

Cafe Medina

January 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

So we finally get it. The best bet to get a table at Cafe Medina without waiting for more than 10 minutes is going there at 2pm on a Monday. The dining room was still pretty [...]

Bel Cafe

January 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jenny and Justine wanted to meet up with us at Bel Cafe for a snack, and they were particularly interested in what the place was offering for the Hot Chocolate Festival. I am [...]

Pane From Heaven

January 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ben and I found ourselves in Kitslano looking for a place to hang out for a couple hours before meeting up with a couple friends. We didn’t want to go to any chained [...]

Nippo Teppanyaki

September 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

I had a out-of-town friend who came to downtown and met me for a quick lunch. I took him to the International Food Court on 530 Hornby. The Chicken Teppanyaki rice bowl lunch [...]

Fujiya Downtown

July 22, 2014 // 2 Comments

I don’t why I have never written anything about Fujiya Downtown. Maybe because I go there so often and I feel like eating at my own cafeteria instead of eating out. I [...]

Kita No Donburi

July 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

I like it here at Kita No Donburi, where they provide freshly prepared dishes, mostly donburi, in a timely manner. The ingredients are always fresh and in great quality. My [...]

A Sunny Lunch at Grammas Pub Gibsons

July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

We had some time to kill before our ferry from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay, so We decided to go for a late lunch and beer in Gibsons. It was a warm sunny day with only a few [...]

O’Love Bistro Downtown Vancouver

June 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

I had a very strange dining experience at O’Love Bistro Downtown Vancouver, a new restaurant that had taken the location where Ripple Rock Cafe was. The restaurant was [...]

131 Water Kitchen & Bar, Gastown

March 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

I walked past this place many times in Gastown. Pascal and I picked this place for their groupon deal at lunch time. We were sitting in the cozy area in front of the bar by [...]

A Delicious Lunch at the Ascot Lounge

March 18, 2014 // 2 Comments

My friend Pascal and I both had the boneless short rib with smoked cheddar gratin. The chef showed great technique to elevate a meaty dish to something light but still [...]