Hachiro Ramen Bar – Elevated Ramen and Izakaya in North Vancouver

Hachiro Ramen Bar combines elements of Japanese tradition and cuisine in a modern relaxed setting. Owned by a brother and sister duo – Brooke and Stephen – they hope to showcase the food of their culture and their experiences growing up in Japan and on the North Shore to Vancouver locals. I had an opportunity…

One Bowl Vancouver – Healthy Rice Bowls in Kerrisdale

One Bowl is a quaint little cafe offering up healthy rice bowls and a variety of desserts and drinks. Located slightly off the beaten path, they are hidden on Balsam Street within Kerrisdale. I dropped by last weekend to try out a couple of their signature bowls and desserts. When the bowl first came out…

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…

Ramen Taka

Ramen Takanotsume, a Hokkaido-based ramen chain, first opened shop in Downtown’s West End. They have since opened a second location in Richmond. Conveniently located in Aberdeen Centre, the new location is slightly larger and can seat up to 30 people. I’ve been to their Downtown location and I liked it, so I wanted to see…

Havana Vancouver

Once a month I meet up with some of my closest girlfriends for some drinks and a catchup. Life gets busy, and even though we don’t see each other as often as we used to, when we get together it’s like we were never apart. I always look forward to our monthly get togethers and…

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,…

New Brunch Spot in Yaletown – OEB Breakfast Co.

There is no shortage of brunch spots in Vancouver during the weekends, but there is a lack of restaurants serving brunch during the weekday. That’s about to change because OEB Breakfast Co. is opening their first location in Yaletown this Monday. There are plans to further expand into North Vancouver and Burnaby. OEB Breakfast Co….

Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian

Do Chay is the newest passion project of the Do family, who owns Green Lemongrass as well as House Special. Do Chay’s menu pays homage and tribute to the bright and fresh flavours of Vietnam. These spring rolls were fried perfectly and stuffed with a delicious vegetable filling. The fresh lettuce and herbs were the…