Baghdad Cafe

I’ve never had Shawarma before, so A and I headed out to Baghdad Cafe on a snowy afternoon to try their Chicken Shawarma Platter! What we ate: Chicken Shawarma Platter with Baghdad Salad (Tomatoes, cucumbers and chickpeas), hummus on the side and spiced rice ($9.97) I thought that the chicken was really dry even though…

Catch 122

Went to Catch 122 for a catch up (geddit?) with M before he headed off for his great Japan adventure! We went during the Dine Out period, so they didn’t have their full Happy Hour menu. They only had a choice of Hummus, Smoked Olives, Frites, and Fried Chicken. What we ate: 2 orders of…

Earls Test Kitchen

Met up with R for another Happy Hour adventure! This time we decided to go to Earls Test Kitchen because it was close to my work. Their happy hour is from 3 pm – 6 pm. We got there around 5:45 pm and it was really busy! What we drank: Moscow Mule and Mojito ($7…

Bánh Mi Très Bon

After seeing so many social media posts on this quaint new restaurant I decided to visit with R after lunch! The interior is the nicest Vietnamese restaurant I’ve ever been to. I love the whole look and feel of the vintage pieces they have that showcase a bygone era of Vietnam. They did a pretty…

Bambudda

I wanted to check out Bambudda before they are closed for good on February 19. Getting to the actual restaurant was a bit of an adventure, because the building it’s located in already has a bunch of construction surrounding it so it’s really hidden. R and I sat at the bar so that we can…

Prestons Restaurant + Lounge

UPDATE: They have extended this menu until February 13th! For an early birthday dinner I met with R for at Prestons for a delicious meal! I’m pushing this post out quickly because Dine Out is ending this weekend, and I think this $30 Dine Out is worth every penny! What I drank: Gin and Tonic. Can’t…

Miku Restaurant

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in life is that it’s not just a a birthday it’s a birth month. That’s right. A month worth of celebrations and drinking. For me, that month is February. Yes, I got shafted in that it’s a shorter month, but that just means I need to party…

Satomi Sushi

I had first wanted to try this place back in August of last year, but we came on a day that they were closed. I didn’t have another opportunity until recently to finally check it out! We went here after work (around 9 pm) so the restaurant was pretty empty. We were famished, so we…

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…