North American Cuisine

Sunday Brunch at WildTale

August 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

I was house sitting for a friend in Yaletown and I invited Jess (@domoiscraving) over to shoot a cooking video. But we decided to do brunch first on the lovely patio at [...]

Newly Opened in Fraserhood: The Eastwood

March 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Although the term Fraserhood is yet used on any realtor map, it has become the name of a trendy area for foodies. Covering blocks on Fraser street from Kingsway to King [...]

Royal Dinette – Dine Out Vancouver 2017

January 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

I was out for a fun Friday night.  It began with meeting J and JT for drinks in Downtown. I picked Royal Dinette for happy hour and cocktails, as I was looking for [...]

Chinatown Cocktail Crawl Part 3 – Juniper

December 22, 2016 // 6 Comments

We came to Juniper for a glamorous cocktail. But the place impressed me the least during our Chinatown Cocktail Crawl. Maggi had her eye on the Huli Huli ($42) for a while, [...]

Chinatown Cocktail Crawl Part 2 – Juke

December 21, 2016 // 4 Comments

The rest of the stops of our Chinatown Cocktail Crawl were all very close to each other on Keefer street. And we walked into Juke, a new spot known for their fried chicken. [...]

Gastown Cocktail Crawl – Wildebeest

September 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

I was excited to see Wildebeest on our GCC (Gastown Cocktail Crawl) list. I have heard mostly good things about this place, food wise anyway. Our girl Food Wench was excited [...]

Happy Hour at The Distillery

July 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Nice Sunny Patio I had walked past The Distillery Bar & Grill in Yaletown many times, and always fascinated by their French bistro style patio with those cute rattan [...]

The Hawksworth Experience

March 28, 2016 // 5 Comments

A dinner at Hawksworth was on my wish list for a very long time. I think I would always feel incomplete as a foodie without dining at the most prominent restaurant in the [...]

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 [...]

Bistro Verde at Nordstrom

March 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

It is not hard to imagine Bistro Verde at Nordstrom being such a popular lunch spot in Downtown. Besides their chic interiors, comfortable seats, and a glamorous but elegant [...]

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

January 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Albert lives in Shanghai, but he almost always visits home for Chinese New Year. I thought it would be a nice treat to take him to Boulevard Kitchen and Bar since he loves [...]

Lunch at Joe Fortes

January 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

While constantly following the trends and looking for interesting hip places, as a foodie and a passionate home cook, I find being able to enjoy true classics is just as [...]

Oyster Happy Hour at Lift Bar & Grill

January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

It was dark and pouring rain outside, but the the ambiance inside Lift Bar & Grill was warm and relaxing, and I was sitting by a translucent marble bar top gleamed over [...]

Canucks Bar & Grill

December 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Our flight was delayed and we have almost 2 hours to sit around at YVR, and Canucks Bar & Grill seemed to be the only full bar near the USA terminal. Looking at the big [...]

Li’l Cheese Steak Spot

December 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

I had my first cheese steak sandwich 20 years ago at Jack-In-The-Box in California, which was the moment I found melted cheese on a hot sandwich incredibly delicious. Today [...]

Shaughnessy at VanDusen

November 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Foodie meet-up is always fun! This time I found myself at Shaughnessy Restaurant in Van Dusen Garden, hanging out with 8 other local food bloggers, and a few lovely ladies [...]

The Emerald – Happy Hour Cocktail Heavan

November 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

It took several invitations from Justine before I finally said yes and made it to The Emerald. All cocktails half priced for Happy Hour sounded awesome, but it took a bit of [...]

Royal Dinette

November 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

What are the chances of you getting turned off by one single ingredient on all 3 dishes you order? And I happened to be this LUCKY person at Royal Dinette, the recent [...]

New 50/50 Burger at White Spot!

October 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

It is my mom’s second Canadian Thanksgiving. Not wanting to cook tons of food for only 2 of us this year, we still want to have a classic thanksgiving dinner. Naturally [...]

AnnaLena – Lovely Birthday Dinner

September 29, 2015 // 2 Comments

On my birthday, I took my mom to AnnaLena for a wonderful dinner. AnnaLena is one of the most anticipated farm-to-table restaurants in Vancouver, and I truly appreciate what [...]

Tennis Night at The Academic Public House

September 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

My dinner plan in Downtown got cancelled, and I didn’t want to head back to Richmond yet. I realized that U.S. Open was on, and the Center Court action was Roger Federer [...]

Happy Hour at The Blackbird

September 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The first I noticed today when I walked into The Blackbird, was their bistro area was taken over a whole restaurant called Royal Dinette, another “Farm to Table” [...]

Original Joe’s, Ironwood

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Morgan and I came to Original Joe’s, Ironwood, and we tried to work on some project planning over a casual dinner. I wish someone had told me about their Monday [...]

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 [...]

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

August 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

I was satisfied with the dishes I carefully selected at The Oakwood Canadian Bistro. The dishes were thoughtfully designed and well executed, showing great interpretation of [...]
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