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…

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….

Riz Sushi Bar & Catering

Riz Sushi Bar & Catering is mainly a catering business, but they have since expanded their offerings at their brick and mortar location to include to-go sushi combos, poké, udon, teriyaki and various appetizers. They recently launched several new dishes to add to their already expansive menu. This was a standard chicken karaage. The batter…

Chun Yang Tea (春陽茶事)

Chun Yang Tea is a popular chain from Taiwan. With locations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Malaysia, they are eyeing a North American expansion by opening stores in Vancouver and Toronto. They are known for their authentic and traditional milk tea, and all of their drinks are made without any powders or artificial…

[Dine Out Vancouver] Gyoza Bar #DOVF

I’ve been to Gyoza Bar a few times in the past, but I’ve never been particularly impressed. I decided to give them another chance when my friend C wanted to check out their $25 Dine Out dinner menu. We decided to order one of each option (excluding the vegetarian options) and share. The appetizer choice…

[Dine Out Vancouver] MARKET by Jean Georges #DOVF

Another Dine Out Vancouver season is upon us, and this year I’ve scheduled quite a few, so look forward to the upcoming posts! I’ll do my best to churn them out as soon as possible so you can try them before Dine Out is over! Market by Jean-Georges is the first restaurant in Canada for…

Milssam Tacorea

Milssam Tacorea is a brand new Korean Mexican taco joint that opened recently in Yaletown. It offers a small but focused menu of Mexican favourites (like tacos, mole and nachos) and adds a Korean twist to their dishes. On the sweeter end, you can order Ms. Osmad’s souffle cheesecake made fresh every 30 minutes (also…