Kitchen by Yugo

Kitchen by Yugo is a French Japanese fusion restaurant located in the West End of Downtown Vancouver. They have a secondary location on Main called Yugo Restaurant, and while the two restaurants share some similar items, there are dishes that are exclusive to each branch so make sure you go to the right location! I’ve…

[Dine Out Vancouver] Gyoza Bar #DOVF

I’ve been to Gyoza Bar a few times in the past, but I’ve never been particularly impressed. I decided to give them another chance when my friend C wanted to check out their $25 Dine Out dinner menu. We decided to order one of each option (excluding the vegetarian options) and share. The appetizer choice…

[Dine Out Vancouver] L’Abattoir #DOVF

L’Abattoir is located in the center of Gastown between historic Gaoler’s Mews and Blood Alley. The restaurant is known for French influenced West Coast fare with an inspired cocktail list. It is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver for dinner and for brunch. I’ve never tried their Dine Out before, so I decided to…

Hwaro – Korean Steak House & Raw Bar

Hwaro Korean Steak House & Raw Bar is a relatively new Korean restaurant in Coquitlam offering contemporary Korean cuisine. They serve traditional favourites and BBQ as well as offering innovative culinary twists to classic Korean dishes. A great way to try out a selection of their fusion dishes is to come at lunch for their…

Milssam Tacorea

Milssam Tacorea is a brand new Korean Mexican taco joint that opened recently in Yaletown. It offers a small but focused menu of Mexican favourites (like tacos, mole and nachos) and adds a Korean twist to their dishes. On the sweeter end, you can order Ms. Osmad’s souffle cheesecake made fresh every 30 minutes (also…

Rice Burger

Burgers are hardly a new concept, but rice burgers have yet to reach the same level of mainstream popularity as their carb-y bread counterparts in Vancouver. Rice burgers (bread buns are replaced with compressed ‘buns’ of rice) were first introduced in Japan and have since become popular all across Asia. Not too many places offer…

Lobster Foods

I was kindly invited by David and his team at Lobster Foods to come by and try out some of their signature items. I was joined by my friend Wing, so it was an evening of great food and amazing conversation coupled with a spectacular view. Lobster Foods is a new restaurant located in the heart…

Shishinori

I’ve been eating pretty unhealthy as of late, so I try to rectify that by eating more vegetables at lunch and cutting out alcohol. I was in the Cambie area last week and I decided to revisit Shishinori. It’s been ages since I’ve been and it’s just as quaint as I remember. You need to…

The Rise Eatery

What we drank: Caesar ($10.00), Geisha-rita – sake, lychee, pink lemonade and togarashi ($12.00) and Mojito ($10.00) The last two drinks had fancier names but I can’t remember what they were and they don’t have the bar menu online. The consensus was that the drinks weren’t very good. The Geisha-rita was particularly weird with the togarashi…