Bellaggio Wine Bar (Convention Centre Location)

My team had our Christmas team lunch here. The last time I was here was back in 2013, so I wanted to see what has changed since then. What I ate: Linguini Pescatore – sauteed prawns, smoked salmon and pacific cod tossed in our pesto white wine cream sauce ($23.95) Although it looks like this…

Jam Café

I am not a morning person. I dislike waking up early, but if there is one thing I hate more than waking up early, it’s queuing. I rather leave a restaurant than line up for hours. This visit to Jam Café combined the two things I hate most. So was it worth it? Met up…

Laksa King

Haven’t seen S in ages and we were both craving Laksa so she suggested we go to Laksa King on Hastings. What I ate: Laksa with yellow noodle served with prawn, fish ball, tofu puff, hard boiled egg, chicken and house made coconut curry broth ($9.50) This was too mild for my liking. Maybe this…

Miko Sushi

I have walked past this restaurant hundreds of times and I’ve never bothered to even give it a second glance because I just assumed that it was a Chinese run/hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurant. Granted, I love me some inauthentic Japanese food (I low key love Sushi Garden/California) but nothing ever really drew me in to Miko…

Haru Korean Kitchen

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Korean food. If I had to pick one dish that I’m currently obsessed with that would be Kimchi Jjigae (김치찌개). So when I heard that a new Korean restaurant opened near my office, I knew I just had to check it out. What I ate:…

Standing Egg Coffee

Standing Egg Coffee is by far one of the best coffee shops that I have ever been to. The vibe is very similar to the type of coffee shops you would see in Asia. The decor is very nice, with an industrial feel. I am not a connoisseur of coffee by any means, but based on…

JAPAN

This May, I went to Kyoto and Osaka for the 2nd time, Tokyo for the umpteenth time and it was just as lovely as it has always been. Some of the delicious things I ate in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo:    

The Art of Taste

I’ve always wanted to check out Mosaic Bar and Grille inside the Hyatt but I could never find a willing companion. Thankfully Vaneats came out with an awesome dining package called “The Art of Taste” and I was immediately able to find someone to come try it out with me! S and I arrived on a…

Skewers and Soju

Met up with  my good friend J today for some quick eats and long drinks. We decided to go to Zakkushi on Denman for some small bites. We went at around 8 pm on a Friday night and it was busy but not overflowing (i.e. No lines out the door/can get a table sans reservation)…

Having a Guu’d Time

The weather in Vancouver has been absolutely fabulous this summer! It’s definitely the weather for salads and cocktails on the patio porch. I did a pseudo attempt at that today with my good friend S at Guu Otokomae in Gastown. Normally I’m not a huge fan of Guu. I enjoy their food but I’m not…