Black Rice Izakaya

I haven’t seen B in a long time, and we finally were able to find time in both of our schedules to meet up for lunch on a weekday. What we ate: Teishoku A, Aburi Spicy Salmon hako, Chef’s selection of Aburi Sushi and sashimi with Guacamole Side of Beef karaage, agedashi tofu, oshinko, green…

Pearl Hot Pot

This was my first ever experience with personal hot pots! This was so much fun. The set up of Pearl Hot Pot is quite interesting. There are side tables for bigger groups, but the center of the restaurant is basically bar seating. Each person gets their own pot and burner. What I ate: Main Pot…

Jang Mo Jib

Met up with Q for a long overdue catch up date. She was craving Korean, so we decided to stick by a tried and true favourite – Jang Mo Jib. What I ate: Banchan Pretty typical sides. I personally adore the seaweed so I was really happy with it, but the rest of the side…

Taishoken Ramen

When I’m in Japan, one of my favourite things to eat is Tsukemen. I have yet to find a version in Vancouver as good as the ones I’ve had in Tokyo, but the one I had at Taishoken comes pretty close! Seating is very cramped in this small restaurant, so I wouldn’t recommend coming with…

The Poké Shop

I was fortunate enough to be invited by my good friend Naomi (constantcravings.ca) to participate in a media tasting at The Poké Shop in Gastown. I’ve been here previously, and I will say my experiences were very similar, so I will say that there was no “preferential” treatment in terms of service and portion size. In…

Kimu

A and I met up for lunch last Sunday, and we ended up at Kimu because our first choice of restaurant wasn’t open on Sunday! ): I love how open the restaurant is. The seats weren’t cramped and the overall feeling of the restaurant was very airy. It’s a bit out of the way, but…

EXP Restaurant + Bar

I got hoodwinked into coming here during the League of Legends World Championship. I felt like a fish out of water, because the entire bar was filled with fans watching the finals being broadcasted on ever wall in the bar. The overall feel of the bar was quite quaint. There was gaming paraphernalia everywhere, and…

Sushi Aria

R picked me up after work today and we went for a really late lunch at Sushi Aria. The restaurant was very spacious and clean. Given our odd dining time, it was also quite empty, but service was very good, and they kept refilling our tea and checking in on our table. What he ate:…

ARC

After a crazy rough week, we decided to treat ourselves at ARC for a fancy lunch (with some libations of course) What we drank: Sangria, Lillet Rouge, grapefruit & lime juice, fresh fruits, sprite ($15) This was very light and refreshing! What we drank: Kissed by a Bee, tequila, vodka & lillet, lemon & honey,…

Snowy Village – Revisit

Yes, I’m back again! I just cannot resist their croissant taiyaki! Although it’s always busy in here, the staff are pretty good at cleaning the tables and helping you to find seating! What I ate: Croissant Taiyaki (3 for $10) This time we got Nutella, Red Bean and Sweet Potato! Although very greasy (from all…

Cattle Cafe

Cattle Cafe has always been our go to for soup noodles near by Metrotown. Although the restaurant is very stuffy with very poor ventilation, and the service is boarding on rude, I just can’t seem to stay away! What I ate: Malay Laksa Soup + Rice Noodle + Sliced Beef + Chicken ball + Fried…

Ramen Jinya

My good friend Q is leaving Vancouver for school for the next two years, so this was our last meet up. She was really craving noodles so we decided to go to Ramen Jinya. We arrived at around 6pm and there was no line, which was perfect. The seating is extremely tight, so much so…