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…

Fiore – Home-style Italian Eats on South Granville

Fiore is an Italian inspired restaurant located in the heart of South Granville. They curate a seasonal menu and wine list, and use fresh local ingredients in their dishes. I dropped by last week for a quiet catch up dinner with a friend. This is one of their signature items. They offer it in three…

Biercraft Bistro – Same Great Beers with a New Food Menu

Biercraft bills itself as Vancouver’s original Beer Bar and they have three locations across Greater Vancouver. The have an extensive selection of craft and imported beers from around the world, with an emphasis of Belgian beer. They recently revamped their menu, so I dropped by with my friend Rick to check it out. The sesame…

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…

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,…

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…

Sharetea

I remember when I was a child there were only a few bubble tea stores around, but these days there seems to be as many bubble tea stores in Vancouver as there are Starbucks and poke shops. Sharetea was established in 1992 in Taiwan, and has since expanded to over 450 stores across the globe….

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…

Beaucoup Bakery & Café

I first heard of Beaucoup Bakery & Café after reading The Measure of My Powers by Jackie Kai Ellis, the founder of Beaucoup. I wasn’t able to make it here before the bakery changed ownership, but from what I hear, not much has changed. Under the ownership of brother and sister duo – Betty and…

Sakura Afternoon Tea at The Trump Champagne Lounge

Every season, The Trump Champange Lounge introduces a fabulous and inspired afternoon tea set. This season is inspired by head pastry chef, Fumiko Moreton‘s hometown of Japan. The Sakura Afternoon Tea is available from March 18 – May 19. Sakura Afternoon Tea ($65.00 per person) – features a selection of savoury and sweet selections with…