Pokeritto – Setting Poke on Fire on Robson Street

Pokeritto has two locations in Downtown Vancouver, and they have just opened a third location in the West End. Taking over the former Sushi Itoga, this new location is serving up their signature Aburi bowl as well as Kale Noodle Salad. This poke bowl is simple and features torched ahi tuna prominently. The yuzu miso…

Hydra Cafe & Bar – Grand Opening Party

Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar is a brand new restaurant located inside the EXchange Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. Featuring some of Vancouver’s freshest seafood selections, Hydra aims to bring traditional Mediterranean cuisine with an elevated twist. They had their grand opening last week with a spectacular party spread out across the restaurant and into the adjoining…

Mott 32 – Elevated Chinese Cuisine featuring Sustainable Ocean Wise Seafood

Mott 32 is a contemporary Chinese restaurant located in the heart of Vancouver. The restaurant uses organic and sustainable ingredients whenever possible and they have recently partnered up with Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. The food served is primarily Cantonese, but with some Beijing and Sichuan influences. I had the opportunity to try out their…

TEAEVER – New Bubble Tea Joint Near Harbour Centre

TEAEVER is a new bubble tea shop that has opened up in the former Odyssey Bar and Nightclub. The space has been renovated and they occupy the front part of the building. There is seating for a few people along a counter window, but this is mostly a grab and go type of place. As…

Cacao 70 Sweet House – Granville

Cacao 70 is a Quebec-based chocolate cafe that operates locations across Canada, with several located in the Greater Vancouver area. With the closure of the Denman location, Cacao 70 Sweet House on Granville (across from Nordstrom), has introduced savoury offerings to their menu as well as several new desserts and drinks. One of their new…

Biercraft Bistro – Same Great Beers with a New Food Menu

Biercraft bills itself as Vancouver’s original Beer Bar and they have three locations across Greater Vancouver. The have an extensive selection of craft and imported beers from around the world, with an emphasis of Belgian beer. They recently revamped their menu, so I dropped by with my friend Rick to check it out. The sesame…

[Product Review] Kokoro Care Packages

Kokoro Care Packages are hand crafted monthly and filled with premium-quality, pure and delicious Japanese foods delivered straight from Japan. They offer two subscription types – monthly and seasonally. The seasonal version is delivered once every three months to coincide with the change in seasons (March, June, September and December). Click here for full pricing…

Cafe Take Urban – Bringing the Trendiest Macarons from Korea to Vancouver

Taking over the former Kobob Burger on Main Street is Cafe Take Urban which specializes in Korean style macarons – Ddungcaron. Ddungcaron (뚱카롱) is a popular rendition of macarons found in Korea. It means “fat macaron”, and it gets its name from the outrageous amount of filling between macaron shells. ⠀ In addition to their…