Lobby Lounge RawBar – Fairmont Pacific Rim

My experience with omakase in Vancouver has been limited. I’ve tried Matsuzushi in Port Moody (famous for their $30 omakase!), and Sushi Bar Maumi in the Downtown West End. I’ve heard many good things about the omakase experience at the Lobby Lounge RawBar inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim, so I decided to give it a…

Koyuki Sapporo Ramen

Koyuki Sapporo Ramen is a ramen and izakaya joint located on the West End. They specialize in miso ramen which is originally from Sapporo. In addition to offering a variety of ramens (miso, shoyu and shio), they also have an extensive happy hour and tapas menu. These arrived piping hot to the table and were…

TWG Tea – Limited Edition Mother’s Day Set Menu

TWG Tea has created a special Mother’s Day set menu for Mother’s Day and it will be available May 10th – 17th. I took this opportunity to treat my mum to a nice dinner at TWG Tea. The tea was very fragrant with strong floral undertones from the hibiscus. I chose to have this iced,…

NaMì – New Vietnamese Food Truck on the Block

There are no shortage of food trucks in Downtown, but Namì Food Cart is the first to offer bánh mì and other classic Vietnamese eats. The food cart is located on the corner of West Georgia and Granville Street, right in the downtown core.   I came by with Trudy just as they were closing…

The Alley 鹿角巷: Downtown Vancouver

The Alley is a Taiwanese bubble tea chain known for its for freshly handcrafted tapioca – aka deerioca (a play on the word tapioca and their deer logo). They are opening their first Vancouver location this Saturday (April 27). The Alley creates its own sugar cane syrup and serves up an elevated menu of original…

Meat and Bread

Meat and Bread first opened in 2010 in Gastown, since then they have since expanded to several locations, including their newest shop on Robson. They are known for their signature Porchetta sandwich, but this week I stopped by to try our their limited edition Reuben Sandwich. From April 11-13, instead of having their signature Porchetta…

White Spot: New Avocado Beyond Burger

White Spot is jumping on the plant-based burger trend by adding the Beyond Burger patties to their burger and salad menu. Beyond Meat is the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks, and satisfies like beef. Available at all full-service White Spot restaurants in BC and Alberta starting Monday, April 15, the hearty four-ounce chargrilled…

[Dine Out Vancouver] Notch8 Restaurant & Bar #DOVF

This year I’ve gone on more Dine Outs than I have ever. It’s been an absolute whirlwind! My stand out was Wildebeest, but I definitely had high hopes for Notch8 Restaurant. I came here last year and was blown away by their Dine Out menu, so I was hoping for a similar experience this year….

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] Wildebeest #DOVF

I recently had dinner at Wildebeest, and it was absolutely amazing. So, even before the Dine Out Vancouver menus were released, I knew I had to make a reservation for their $45 Dine Out Vancouver dinner menu. It was extremely busy when I arrived for my 8:30PM reservation with S. The restaurant even turned away…