Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba

Mazesoba, literally translated as “mixed noodle” is ramen without soup. The first of its kind in North America, Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba offers mazesoba, ramen, and donburi in Downtown Vancouver. It is a very busy restaurant, and there is almost always a line. The queue moves fairly quickly, but I would recommend you arrive early –…

[Dine Out Vancouver] Minami #DOVF

Minami is always a top pick for me for Dine Out Vancouver. In my opinion their $35 lunch menu is a great deal and never disappoints. I used to frequent their sister restaurant Miku a lot more, but in recent years I’ve started coming to Minami more. I find the ambiance to be less boisterous,…

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…

Castella Cheesecake

I’m sure you’ve all seen the jiggly cheesecake videos on social media. When I was in Japan last year, I had the opportunity to try Rikuro’s Cheesecake and it didn’t disappoint. I also had the chance to try Pablo cheese tarts and those were pretty life changing.  Since then, I’ve been on a quest to…

Saku

One of the best parts of having a food Instagram (besides an excuse to eat all the time!) is meeting like minded individuals who you share interests with beyond food. I’m so lucky and thankful to have made so many friends off Instagram that I wouldn’t otherwise have crossed paths with. On a scorching hot…

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…

Kerrisdale Nakamura

I’m a big fan of dessert first (and after!) dinner, so after our afternoon treat at Nana’s Green Tea we headed over to Ajisai for dinner. Unfortunately for us, the wait was over an hour, so we did a quick search on Yelp and ended up at Nakamura. Nakamura is a small restaurant with seating for…

Nana’s Green Tea

Nana’s Green Tea has been on my to-go list of places to eat in Japan for as long as I can remember, but I have never had the chance to go. I was extremely happy when I found out that they were opening their first North American branch in Vancouver! I’m not one for queues,…

Minami Restaurant

Undoubtedly the go-to aburi sushi restaurant in Vancouver is Miku, but when they are too busy during lunch hour the next best would be their sister restaurant – Minami. Last week I had a craving for aburi, but didn’t have the foresight to make a reservation, so we ended up making our way to Yaletown…