Crave the Heights – La Villetta Ristorante

La Villetta is a Burnaby Heights institution serving up European cuisine with world influences. The dining space is quite intimate and is divided into a more casual dining area on one side and a more formal set up on the other. For Crave the Heights they are offering a $19.99 set menu as well as…

Crave the Heights – Green & Oak Malaysian Restaurant

Green & Oak Malaysian Restaurant specializes in Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine. They use only the freshest ingredients to make all of their dishes and you can feel the love and passion in their cooking. For Crave the Heights, Green & Oak is offering a $35 set menu for two and other specials. I dropped by…

Crave the Heights – Noodle Paradise

Noodle Paradise is the new reincarnation of Jane’s Restaurant. The new owners have kept the iconic breakfast menu, but have introduced authentic Thai-style dishes to their lunch and dinner menu. The chef and co-owner is from Chang Mai, and her passion for bringing a taste of her country to Burnaby is inspiring. For Crave the…

Snow Angel Cafe – Aesthetic Shaved Ice in Burnaby

Snow Angel Cafe is a newly opened Korean dessert cafe in Burnaby. They specialize in Bingsoo, but they also offer a limited savoury menu of sandwiches and croissants as well as tiramisu and beverages. The interior is beautifully decorated with plants and lights and this cafe wouldn’t be out of place on the streets of…

Ebisu #onRobson – Showstopping Fresh Sashimi

As part of my collaboration with the Robson Business Improvement Association, I am showcasing a few of my favourite restaurants on Robson Street. Ebisu is part of the Kamei Group of Japanese restaurants and is one of Vancouver’s original Japanese restaurants. While most people come to Ebisu for their fusion dishes and innovative cocktails, one…

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant – Traditional North African Fare in Gastown

Moltaqa Moroccan Restaurant is a cosy restaurant that transports the diner to Morocco. The restaurant serves halal meats and their bread is made fresh daily by a Moroccan baker. There is a dearth of Moroccan restaurants in Vancouver, so it’s nice to have the opportunity to try this cuisine. I dropped by with my friend…

Sai Woo – Casual Asian Fusion Food in Historic Chinatown

Sai Woo is a casual Asian fusion food restaurant that uses fresh locally sourced ingredients. Sai Woo has a beautiful modern interior upstairs and a grittier ‘secret’ underground parlour (Woo Bar) downstairs. They have a Happy Hour from 5:00 – 6:30 PM and they serve 1/2 priced house made dumplings and spring rolls. I’m usually…

Kiyo Sushi – Hidden Japanese Restaurant in Richmond

Kiyo Sushi is a small hidden Japanese restaurant with a 22 year history. Japanese owned, this unassuming sushi restaurant is located in Cambie Plaza in Richmond. They have a wide selection of sashimi and cooked items, as well as an extensive special menu. I went here for dinner with a couple friends last month and…