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…

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…

C Market Coffee – A Hidden Cafe Gem in Coquitlam

C Market Coffee is a new cafe that opened earlier this year in Coquitlam. Normally I wouldn’t venture that far out, however as one of the media judges for the Vancouver Foodster Brownie Challenge, I finally had a reason to check out this charming cafe that has been making waves on social media recently for…

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…

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…

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…

TEAEVER – New Bubble Tea Joint Near Harbour Centre

TEAEVER is a new bubble tea shop that has opened up in the former Odyssey Bar and Nightclub. The space has been renovated and they occupy the front part of the building. There is seating for a few people along a counter window, but this is mostly a grab and go type of place. As…

Cacao 70 Sweet House – Granville

Cacao 70 is a Quebec-based chocolate cafe that operates locations across Canada, with several located in the Greater Vancouver area. With the closure of the Denman location, Cacao 70 Sweet House on Granville (across from Nordstrom), has introduced savoury offerings to their menu as well as several new desserts and drinks. One of their new…