[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…

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…

LOT185 – Café and Wine Bar

LOT185 is Downtown Vancouver’s newest third-wave coffee bar by day and wine bar by night. Located inside the Vancouver Convention Centre, it is the perfect place for early morning meetings and after work wine downs. LOT185 features local coffee (Moja Coffee) and pastries that are freshly made in house under the direction of Executive Pastry…

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…

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…

Passion Tearoom

Passion Tearoom is a cute family run bubble tea joint located in Downtown Vancouver. All of their drinks use only fresh fruits and and freshly brewed tea. None of their drinks use flavored syrups or powdered milk which is rare to find these days! I was recently invited to check them out, and I really…

Italian Kitchen – Alberni

I met up with A for dinner today to talk about her upcoming Japan trip. It’s a hobby of mine to plan people’s trips and I’m so glad that she asked for my help! I adore Japan and it’s one of my favourite places to visit. It’s always a pleasure for me to introduce people…

Snowy Village – West End

What I ate: Regular Mango Bingsoo This is my first time at the West End location and it was extremely busy when K and I arrived at 7:30 pm. The mango was very sweet which was a bonus. The ice had no flavour and relied heavily on the sweetness of the mangoes. Overall I enjoyed…