Royal Seoul House

I’m a huge fan of Korean food and I’m always down to try new Korean restaurants. I’ve driven past this restaurant hundreds of times but I’ve never been inside to try. I’m glad I finally did though! Royal Seoul House is a Korean food institution in Vancouver. Establish in 1990, it has been around for…

Soft Peaks

I was kindly invited by Trudy, to try the new Frissant Ice Cream Sandwich at Soft Peaks Ice Cream in Burnaby. The store interior is very spacious with lots of natural light. The Burnaby location has to be at least double the size of their Gastown counterpart. What we drank: Iced Caffè mocha ($4.50) The…

Kerrisdale Nakamura

I’m a big fan of dessert first (and after!) dinner, so after our afternoon treat at Nana’s Green Tea we headed over to Ajisai for dinner. Unfortunately for us, the wait was over an hour, so we did a quick search on Yelp and ended up at Nakamura. Nakamura is a small restaurant with seating for…

Nana’s Green Tea

Nana’s Green Tea has been on my to-go list of places to eat in Japan for as long as I can remember, but I have never had the chance to go. I was extremely happy when I found out that they were opening their first North American branch in Vancouver! I’m not one for queues,…

Minami Restaurant

Undoubtedly the go-to aburi sushi restaurant in Vancouver is Miku, but when they are too busy during lunch hour the next best would be their sister restaurant – Minami. Last week I had a craving for aburi, but didn’t have the foresight to make a reservation, so we ended up making our way to Yaletown…

Sura Korean Cuisine Restaurant

Sura is one of my go to Korean restaurants. It’s on the slightly pricier end but their location and banchan can’t be beat. They have some of the best Korean side dishes in town, and I always find myself back here for consistent Korean eats. This post is a combination of two visits! What we…

Samsoonie Noodle & Rice

I always see the gorgeous bossam platter from this restaurant on Instagram, but unfortunately we decided to dine here last minute and we were not able to reserve one. We came around 7:30 pm on a Wednesday night and it was very busy here. They only offer two banchan here (kimchi and beansprouts), so on…

Coffee Monster

Recently I’ve been in a bit of a rut in terms of eating out. I’ve been going to the same places over and over again because of convenience and I haven’t had time to check out some new places. This all changed when I went out with M over the weekend! Not only did I…

The Poké Shop

I was fortunate enough to be invited by my good friend Naomi (constantcravings.ca) to participate in a media tasting at The Poké Shop in Gastown. I’ve been here previously, and I will say my experiences were very similar, so I will say that there was no “preferential” treatment in terms of service and portion size. In…

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…