Gyo Para Gyoza & Ramen Bar

Gyo Para Gyoza & Ramen Bar first opened in 1993 under the name “Gyoza Paradise”, on Thurlow and Robson. They’ve reincarnated as Gyo Para Gyoza & Ramen Bar and they’re now located in Kitsilano near UBC. This unassuming ramen-ya dishes out quality ramen that uses natural ingredients and traditional methods that have been passed down…

Rhinofish Noodle Bar

Rhinofish Noodle Bar located in Vancouver Chinatown and they are bringing Taiwanese favourites to new heights with locally sourced ingredients and creative twists, while staying true to the classics. Their speciality is beef noodle and it’s their mission to bring the authentic flavour of beef noodle to those who have never tried it and to…

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 –…

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…

Copa Cafe

What I ate: Spicy Shrimp Paste Soup with Rice Noodle, Chicken Ball and Sausage ($9.95) I had their mixed noodle combo. It was alright, I was really hungry but I still coudn’t finish this. The chicken balls had a really strong soapy flavour and that made the noodles a bit unpalatable overall. Would I come…

Pho Don

I haven’t had Vietnamese food in quite a long time, so I was super happy when S was also craving pho for dinner! I used to go to Pho Don a lot when I worked at Playland, but since I quit years back I haven’t been here in awhile. What we ate: Phở Tái Bò…

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…

Belachan Kitchen

I always walk past this restaurant when I’m on my way to Zara, so when H and I were deciding where to go for lunch I suggested we check this place out. Their lunch specials are a really good deal! If my office was closer I would definitely come more often. What we ate: Curry…