No-fuss dinner at Tokyo Joe Sushi

Tokyo Joe Sushi is a small, no-fuss, pay at the counter sushi spot in central Richmond. They are great for takeout sushi or a quick lunch/dinner. I like to go there for their sashimi and special sushi rolls. Tokyo Joe also offer other items like teriyakis, udons and others. It’s not really a place for…

Because I can’t celebrate my birthday without a lil Thomas Haas

Last year, Nafiza bought me the best birthday flower this girl has ever got. This year, no flowers are necessary, because Thomas Haas recently announced that it would bring back my favorite Thomas dessert during my birth month, May: Stilton Cheesecake. Creamy, cheesy, perfectly firm, lightly sweet with that little blue, fermented twist. Love. It!…

Birthday Feasting at Kissa Tanto

I never miss an opportunity to celebrate with food and for my recent birthday, I researched restaurants in the city for my celebration. I have always wanted to go to Kissa Tanto since it opened about a year ago. It’s a small restaurant in Chinatown, very intimate and has a sexy, jazz vibe. Kissa Tanto…

Yolk of the City at Marutama Ra-men

Recently, I finally dragged my mom, also a ramen egg aficionado, to Marutama Ra-men. Having been there once before and swooning ever since, I have been singing Marutama’s praises for a while. I got the Aosa Ramen, which comes with a generous helping of the fragant sea lettuce. The sea lettuce tastes a little briny,…

Passion8 Dessert Cafe: Bingsoo and Injeolmi Toast

In the second part of my recent Korean food date with Nafiza, we hiked up four blocks on Cambie from the Canada line station and finally visited Passion8 Dessert Cafe, after eyeing it for monttthhhsss…It was so worth it. We tried the Mango Bongo bingsoo(Nafiza debated for a night between the Mango and the Tiramisu bingsoo….

A Nibble at Haru Korean Kitchen

Honey, I’m home!! After four months away in DC, I’m finally back in Vancouver and eager to try out new places that sprung up in my absence. I met up with Nafiza recently and to fulfill our cravings for Korean food, we visited the new Haru Korean Kitchen in Gastown. We were surprisingly pleased. The…

You’re Worth Waiting for, Bad Saint

One restaurant that I have always wanted to visit was Bad Saint. Bad Saint, a Filipino restaurant located in the Columbia Heights area of DC, was named #2 best new restaurant in America by Bon Appetit for 2016. Ever since, I have been dyyyyiinnngg to go. However, the problem was the logistics. Bad Saint is a very…

Lobster tail at Modern Pastry, a foodie landmark

Boston, as you may know, is a town known for both its Irish and Italian heritage. Boston’s Little Italy is in the North End, which is a beautiful neighborhood with narrow cobblestone streets, Italian restaurants, and many chic little shops, and it’s a tourist trap. Still, many gems are found in North End. Neptune Oysters…

The Truffle and Uni Life at Waypoint

A foodie goal I had for my trip to Boston was uni pasta. As much as I love uni, I have yet to eat uni pasta that does not skimp on the ingredient and is actually rich with the sea buttery flavor. I’ve searched high and low, and found a place that combines my love…

Lady M: Is it ladylike if you eat from a to-go box?

As you probably know, Lady M is an ultra-luxe cake boutique with stores mostly on the East Coast, and Southeast Asia. They specialize in mille crepes, which is a cake made by painstakingly making a tall stack of thin crepes with layers of cream between each crepe. The type of cake I will happily shell…

Foodie Heaven at Boston Eataly

Last time I went to New York, I visited the Eataly in the Flatiron district and promptly fell in love. When I visited Boston, I was so happy that there is an Eataly at Prudential Center I went twice! Here are some photos of the wonderful treasures in the marketplace and of course, food!

Bao and Ramen at Pagu 

Something I noticed about Boston is that there is quite a strong Asian community in this town. When I found out that I was literally staying in an apartment that was steps away from H-Mart, I almost wept for joy. DC, build an H-Mart please? Thank you. The point of this post is I found…