Yui Japanese Bistro

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when I saw a picture of some amazing aburi oshi sushi. When I clicked on the geo tag I was so happy to see that it was located in Downtown! I first went here for lunch with A, and it was so good I went back a couple…

PiDGiN

PiDGiN has been on my list of restaurants to try out for a long time, so I was really glad to have the chance to check it out with M. What we drank: Old Fashioned and a Zero Proof drink spiked with gin M said that the Old Fashioned wasn’t very strong, and that the…

Applause Japanese Restaurant

This Japanese restaurant is really out of the way for me, but my dad really loves this place, so every once in awhile we will make the long drive out to eat here. The food here is pretty fresh and the service is top notch. What I ate: Chirashi Don ($13.95) This is my go…

Milk and Eggs

I had the day off so I ventured out to Richmond to meet up with R and baby. We met up a bit later, and our original plan was to go to Ramen Sanpoutei, but unfortunately we missed their last call (because we might have gotten lost trying to get there…) so after some quick…

Victoria Sushi

I’ve seen so many pictures of the amazing Aburi oshi sushi here but I never had the chance to check it out because the location can pretty much be classified as the “middle of nowhere”. I happened to be in the area last weekend, so I figured no time better to check it out! What…

Miku Restaurant

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in life is that it’s not just a a birthday it’s a birth month. That’s right. A month worth of celebrations and drinking. For me, that month is February. Yes, I got shafted in that it’s a shorter month, but that just means I need to party…

Satomi Sushi

I had first wanted to try this place back in August of last year, but we came on a day that they were closed. I didn’t have another opportunity until recently to finally check it out! We went here after work (around 9 pm) so the restaurant was pretty empty. We were famished, so we…

Black Rice Izakaya

I haven’t seen B in a long time, and we finally were able to find time in both of our schedules to meet up for lunch on a weekday. What we ate: Teishoku A, Aburi Spicy Salmon hako, Chef’s selection of Aburi Sushi and sashimi with Guacamole Side of Beef karaage, agedashi tofu, oshinko, green…

Taishoken Ramen

When I’m in Japan, one of my favourite things to eat is Tsukemen. I have yet to find a version in Vancouver as good as the ones I’ve had in Tokyo, but the one I had at Taishoken comes pretty close! Seating is very cramped in this small restaurant, so I wouldn’t recommend coming with…

Kimu

A and I met up for lunch last Sunday, and we ended up at Kimu because our first choice of restaurant wasn’t open on Sunday! ): I love how open the restaurant is. The seats weren’t cramped and the overall feeling of the restaurant was very airy. It’s a bit out of the way, but…