Banana Leaf

Met up with an old work colleague K whom I haven’t seen in years to catch up. We decided to come to Banana Leaf because their lunch menu looked pretty good. What I ate: Singapore Laksa ($11) This Laksa had rice noodle in dried shrimp coconut soup, chili, lemongrass, garlic and tumeric, searved with bean…

Leisure Tea and Coffee

I am obsessed with shaved ice. I’m forever on the look out for a good shaved ice, and if a restaurant offers it, I will invariably order it. Leisure Tea and Coffee is tucked away on Alexandra Road, but as one of the few dessert shops in the area, it always fills up fast. What…

Urban Sushi

I’ve always walked past this sushi joint, but I’ve never actually went in. Last week R asked me out for lunch as we haven’t met up in a while and we decided to check this place out. The restaurant is actually two restaurants in one. On one side they have sushi and on the other…

Globe@YVR Restaurant

Early mornings and me don’t mix well together, so when I had to wake up before 6 am for a flight, I knew I didn’t want to start my morning off with fast food. I decided to try out the Globe Breakfast Buffet at the Globe restaurant located inside the Fairmont Vancouver Airport. I went with…

Damso

What I ate: Gamjatang (24 hour broth of pork, pork on the bone, potato, wild sesame, served with rice) For a short little while, I was obsessed with Gamjatang. I would get it at every Korean restaurant that I went to. I’ve been going to Damso since they opened and this was the first time…

Royce’ Chocolate

  What I ate: Nama Chocolate [Au Lait] (A blend of the choicest milk chocolate and fresh cream make it rich and smooth) I am so glad that Royce’ Chocolate has opened another location in BC, that’s closer than Richmond! This is one of my favourite places to get chocolates and gifts when I am in…

Thomas Haas

What I ate: Double Baked Almond Croissant Thomas Haas is my favourite place to get an Almond Croissant. It’s even better when I happen to come when they take a fresh tray out of the oven! This is by far the most heavenly pastry in Vancouver. I used to come here every week for one,…

Longtail Kitchen 

This is going to be a bit of a rant. I happened to be in the New West area on a sunny day around 2 pm, and I decided to grab a bite to eat. Longtail Kitchen was nearby and my friend had recommended it so I decided to check it out. It was not…

Mosquito 

This is a throwback post. I found these pictures in my archives and they were just too pretty not to post. This visit was at least 1.5 years ago. What I ate: Petits Fours (selection of bite size treats, chocolate, macaron) I remember this being not too sweet and very cute. Very very tiny! (But I…

JY Noodle – No. 1 Beef Noodle House

What I ate: Laska Combo This is my go to dish here. It’s a no frills Laksa with none of the usual accompaniments that one would associate with Laksa, but there is just something so comforting about this version. It also comes with your choice of popcorn chicken, hainanese chicken or red fermented fried pork…

Rogue Kitchen & WetBar – Convention Center

It’s been a particularly rough week, so what better than to have drinks on hump day? It was finally a sunny day in Vancouver, so A and I opted to sit out on the patio for some drinks and nibbles after work. What I drink: Gin and Tonic What I ate: Ahi Tuna cups (ahi…

Chicco

On a sunny weekend we wanted to have some sweets, and we stumbled across Chicco. They always have such pretty parfaits, that we couldn’t resist! What we ate: Green Tea, Black Sesame, Very Berry Parfait What I ate: Green Tea Parfait The top part was delicious but the bottom was WAY TO DRY! There was…