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,…

Tuc Craft Kitchen

The month of March is always a crazy busy time for me, so I try my best to meet my friends as often as time permits, but usually it’s a quick catch up over coffee or a hurried dinner during Happy Hour times. Luckily I have some of the most understanding friends in the world…

The Boulevard Coffee Roasting Co.

The Boulevard used to be my go to hang out during my university days. It’s been ages since I’ve been back, but since I was on campus for work, I decided to drop by during my walk down memory lane. W What I drank: Mocha ($4.25) This is not usually my drink of choice, but…

Merchant’s Workshop

The best part of my job is the amazing friends I have made. Although we don’t all work together anymore, we try to get together as often as possible to catch up. This get together was months in the making and it was a perfectly relaxed night of wine and good food. What we ate:…

Bistro Sakana

Aburi sushi is one of my favourite things to eat in the whole world. If I had to choose one thing to eat for the rest of my life… aburi sushi would be it. When M suggested this Yaletown establishment for our dinner, I was more than down to check it out. We sat outside…

Peanut’s Bubble Tea

Peanut’s Bubble Tea is an old school bubble tea joint hidden in the Richmond Public Market. I’ve been going here since I was a little kid, and it never fails to fill me up with nostalgia when I walk by. The number one thing to get here is their Taiwanese Wheel Cakes. My favourite flavour…

Cacao 70

What we ate: Matcha Chocolate Fondue – Double ($18.75) This was alright. It’s a pretty basic fondue and honestly it wasn’t anything special. There was four little dishes of fruit (banana, apple, strawberry and pineapple), a cut up waffle and one brownie. Would I come back? No. I didn’t find the fondue to be anything…

Brix and Mortar

Brix and Mortar has been on my wish list for the longest time. I’ve only heard good things about their menu so I was so glad I finally got to check this off my list! Unfortunately the courtyard space was closed that evening, but their interior dining space was just as beautiful. What we ate:…

Bai Bua Thai Cuisine

In my many years of working The Fair I’ve tried pretty much ever restaurant in the vicinity, but somehow I managed to miss this place! Although it has been a years since I’ve left, I always go back at least once a year for fun. This year, M and I decided to go here before…

Jin Jiang Shanghai Restaurant

I adore Shanghai food and I’m so lucky that Vancouver has some really great Shanghainese 聽restaurants. My ride or die Shanghai restaurant will always be Shanghai Wonderful, but I’m always open to trying new places! My mom got a recommendation from her friend for this restaurant so we decided to check it out last Saturday…

Shishinori

I’ve been eating pretty unhealthy as of late, so I try to rectify that by eating more vegetables at lunch and cutting out alcohol. I was in the Cambie area last week and I decided to revisit Shishinori. It’s been ages since I’ve been and it’s just as quaint as I remember. You need to…

House Special

I always walk past House Special on my way to my facial clinic, but I’ve never had a chance to try them out. Well, M and I finally had a chance last month! What we ate: Papaya Salad + Beef Jerky – Shredded green papaya, fresh herbs, Vietnamese pickles, peanuts, beef jerky; sweet soya vinaigrette…