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…

Aburi King

I used to spend quite a bit of time in the Renfrew-Collingwood area, and one of my favourite restaurants in that area used to be Maruyama. Sadly they have closed down now, and in it’s place is Aburi King. I’ve heard a lot about it in recent days on social media so I decided to…

NORI Bento & Udon

I was on campus last week for work and I was pleasantly surprised to see so many new eateries! I’m so jealous of students now with their plethora of options for good eats. I only had a short amount of time for lunch so I decided to check out NORI, because I’ve been hearing good…

Bistro Sakana

Aburi sushi is one of my favourite things to eat in the whole world. If I had to choose one thing to eat for the rest of my life… aburi sushi would be it. When M suggested this Yaletown establishment for our dinner, I was more than down to check it out. We sat outside…

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…

Ramen Danbo

Ramen Danbo specializes in Kyushu Hakata style ramen from Fukuoka. It is one of my favourite types of ramen because the noodles are thinner, and that’s my personal preference when it comes to noodles. I also like the options to customize the firmness of the noodles as well as the options for broth in terms…

Ramen Koika

I first went to Ramen Koika when they opened in 2014 and I remember not being very impressed with their ramen, so I haven’t made the trip back in recent years. However, I was in the area and I was craving some ramen so I decided to see if they have improved in the past…

Cafe de l’Orangerie

After a long day shopping at Tsawwassen Mills we went here for some good old Yoshoku (Japanese-Western) cuisine. This Cafe used to be one of my favourites and I would be here at least once a week (before they moved to this location). I haven’t been back in a very long time, so I was…

Sekai Udon Bar

I don’t eat in Burnaby very often anymore, but J really wanted to go to Metrotown to check out the Zara sale, so how could I turn down an opportunity to shop? He was feeling like something warm and soupy after our shopping spree, so we decided to check this place out. What I ate:…

Guu Garden

I went here for a late dinner with R after a long day at work (on a weekend too!) I used to go to Guu a lot but I haven’t been back in awhile. What I drank: Yuzu Collins – gin, yuzu syrup, lemon juice, and tonic ($6.50) I picked this fruity drink because I…