Pan Pacific Cuisine

Pho 37 - Tuan’s Special Watered Down?

June 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I visited Pho 37. The small Vietnamese joint is located at Ironwood Mall in East Richmond. I always like how clean and bright the place is. I [...]

Poké Time on Robson

January 3, 2017 // 1 Comment

I had my first poké experience at Poke Guy. As I find the marinated sashimi-grade raw fish delicious,  I wish the chef had recommend certain flavour combinations from so [...]

The Poke Guy – My First Poke Experience

October 14, 2016 // 2 Comments

I have been writing the posts on newly opened restaurants on monthly basis on Vancouver Foodie Pulse, and I have noticed all the new ‘poke’ restaurants popping [...]

Pidgin – Quick Happy Hour Cocktails

October 5, 2016 // 3 Comments

Food Wench and I met up before our dinner meet with other 4 bloggers at Kozakura in Gastown. Since we still had about 45 minutes to kill, Food Wench couldn’t wait any [...]

Bubble Waffle Cafe Kerrisdale

April 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

It was a nice sunny early evening, and I had a fun tennis workout with my buddy CC at the Shaughnessy Country Club, which happened to be my first outdoor tennis game this [...]

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 [...]

Newton Beef Noodle House

February 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Authentic or not, and despite the sloppy presentation, I found the Taiwanese style beef noodle soup at this joint quite tasty. At Newton Beef Noodle House, they don’t seem [...]

Gyo-O

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 [...]

Wang’s Taiwan Beef Noodle House

February 15, 2016 // 1 Comment

It was pouring with cold winter rain outside. As I finished my business early in Cambie neighbourhood on my lunch break, I decided to grab a quick bite nearby before heading [...]

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 [...]

Firebird Cafe

January 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

Deer Garden Signature‘s knockoff, Tasty Rice Noodles didn’t last very long, and their spot has been quickly occupied by another restaurant called Firebird Cafe. [...]

Pho Ho Vietnamese Noodle Soup

January 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walking into Pho Ho, I was impressed by how bright and spotlessly clean this place was. The decorative walls and cute furniture seemed brand-new. Once sitting down I noticed [...]

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 [...]

Fat Mao

November 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

We didn’t go for a big feast like we did last time at Phnom Penh after the happy hour visit to The Emerald. Jenny suggested Fat Mao, and I quickly jumped on the ship, [...]

Legendary Noodle House

November 1, 2015 // 2 Comments

As I had some great dining experiences at their former establishments on Main street or in Richmond long time ago, this is the first time I visit Legendary Noodle House in [...]

Pho Extreme Xe Lua

September 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

I always have doubts on the going to a 24-hour restaurant, as keeping the dishes consistent for 24 hours sounds extremely difficult. But maybe you can get away with running a [...]

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 [...]

Pho 37

August 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

Pho 37 was previously Red Pagoda in Ironwood Plaza. I guess the owner just decided to give it a more common name they would use in Vietnam. I am also suspecting their [...]

A Small Feast on Gyoza at Gyoza Bar

June 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Both Pascal and I did not feel like Ramen today. So we decided to sample on all the gyoza dishes other than the regular Pork Teppan Gyoza that we usually get. First came the [...]

Congee Noodle House 粥麵館

May 30, 2015 // 1 Comment

I used to eat here at Congee Noodle House quite often when I lived in the neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant. Years later I have found the quality of food here remains the same, [...]

Delicious Pho

April 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Located right outside of Yaltown and close to Stadium station, Delicious Pho doesn’t have a lot of competitions within the 10-minute-walk radius. was impressed by their [...]

Shang Noodle House

March 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

A little under the weather, I was looking for a bowl of hot noodle soup. The first idea that came to me was Shang Noodle House, a place that I walk by all the time, often [...]

Tuc Craft Kitchen

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

I simply don’t have anything negative to say about the food at Tuc Craft Kitchen! All the dishes we got were finely crafted, bold in flavours although mostly savory, [...]

Pho Goodness

January 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was invited out for drinks after work by my French gals Jenny and Justine, along with a few other friends at 1181 on Davie. ‘Hmm what about dinner?’ – I [...]

A Double Double Night

January 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

No we were not going to drink watered-down coffee with double cream and double sugar all night long! We decided on visiting Double Double, one of my homey Canto joints in [...]

Ramen Izakaya Okawari

January 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

On the Eastern side of the continent, David Chang have conquered NYC with his MOMOFUKU empire and expanded it all the way up north in Toronto; meanwhile on the West Coast of [...]

Taishoken Ramen

November 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

On my way to pick up a couple things at Ming Wo in Chinatown, I recognized Taishoken Ramen as one of the most talked about new ramen joints in the city. I decided to stop by [...]

Gyoza Bar and Ramen

October 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

I had a very delightful lunch at Gyoza Bar and Ramen. What a great birthday treat from my friend Pascal! I don’t think the 40% rating on Urbanspoon is doing it justice. [...]

Hamilton Street Grill

September 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

My friend Louis requested The Keg Steakhouse for his going away dinner party. But we failed to book a table for 12 people at any of their downtown locations with such short [...]

Tasting Plates Vancouver – West End

September 10, 2014 // 6 Comments

This was my 2nd Tasting Plates event by Vancouver Foodster, accompanied by 3 friends. Although we started a little late, the first stop for picking up tickets was a little [...]

American Grille

July 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

I finally came to American Grille at Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel, where I passed it by almost everyday. I was expecting it to be somewhat decent because it looked busy [...]

Low Tide at Rodney’s Oyster House

July 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Fanny Bay Oysters @ Rodney’s Oyster House Although happy hour had not officially arrived in Vancouver, many restaurants had been busy promoting their own version of [...]

The Flying Pig

October 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Flying Pig had become one of my favourite restaurants. Their dishes on the dinner menu were pretty much all worth trying: beautiful and fresh ingredients, balanced [...]

Marutama Ra-Men

June 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Marutama Ra-Men is known for their use of chicken broth and thinner noodles in their ramen noodle dishes. But in this crazy town full of ramen addicts, being unique and [...]