Food Truck #1: Chickpea

The second stop in Teng’s Birthday Food Trip (oh dear, we have taken to naming our food trips) was…well. Okay, so we got on a bus and we were traveling to MacLeod’s, which is a bookshop but we somehow missed our stop and so we got off. Then we got on another bus but this…

Birthday Breakfast at Thomas Haas

Once upon a time, there was a girl, she did not like flowers, and she did not find them pretty. She did not broadcast this fact, because she did not want people to find her weird. Still, when a naive boy sent her flowers once, she slammed the door shut and muttered, “XXX!” She still…

Carbbing Up at Trattoria

Among the many amazing restaurants in Kitsilano is Trattoria. I am aware that there seems to be a love-hate relationship people have with Glowbal Group’s restaurants. I have not ate at all of their restaurants, but Trattoria I do like. There are many places in Vancouver that offer cheap pasta. I like Trattoria because of…

Bingsoo Take 2: Midam Cafe

Okay so *looks outside* summer is not quite here (that’s okay!) but since places like Snowy Village (which we haven’t been to yet) are all the rage right now, I thought I should offer some alternatives if waiting two hours in a line up is not quite your thing. (It’s not mine.) I’ve been to…

Chimney Cake Adventure at The Kürtösh

On the second part of my Kerrisdale trip, I went to the newly-opened The Kürtösh. I’ve had the kürtösh, otherwise known as a “chimney cake,” before from a little pastry shop in Davie Village. The one in Davie Village only made one flavor, I think it was lemon and sugar, so I was curious about…

Best Sushi-ing It Up At Kishimoto

So Kishimoto might either be Vancouver’s best kept secret or it just may be a super cool hipster-like place that is known on the strength of its food and little else. I say this because despite the long lineups outside the restaurant and the frequency of its appearance on best-sushi-in-Vancouver lists, the restaurant doesn’t even…

An Eggy Pidè at Sofra Mediterranean Kitchen

I was in Kerrisdale the other day to buy a gift. I have heard about the pidè from Sofra Mediterranean Kitchen a long time ago(Thank you Mijune from @followmefoodie), so I was curious and eager to try it. According to Google, pidè is a traditional Turkish flatbread, kind of like a pizza. You can add a variety of…

Prado Cafe

So between Jamjar and Kishimoto we had a lot of hours to fill and we, being who we are, migrated to the nearest picturesque cafe we could find. In this case, it was Prado Cafe. It has an airy design so that even when the cafe is crowded, the high ceilings and many windows give…

A Virtuous Poke + Matcha Parfait at Shishinori

Many of you are probably familiar with Shishinori. I’m a fan of their very healthy and beautifully presented plates as well. Since I still haven’t satisfied my sushi craving since coming back to Vancouver, I went back to Shishinori for a visit. Shishinori is quite a small cafe, only six tables I believe. The restaurant…

A Lebanese Brunch at Jamjar

Located very near the Commercial-Broadway Skytrain Station is Jamjar, a quaint little Lebanese joint featuring wholesome and healthy Middle Eastern food. Teng was determined to go and I was curious so this was the first stop on our second foodie adventure. The interior is gorgeous with wood textures and a rustic aesthetic that will appeal…

Dessert Breakfast at Fondway Cafe

Nafiza and I had one of our foodie dates recently. We were really productive and we hit many spots. This is the aperitif, otherwise known as “Teng-was-too-hungry-and-had-to-eat-or-starve-to-death.” Ahem. Now, I have been dyyying to go to Fondway Cafe. Nafiza has already went, and based on her review and what everyone else was saying about Fondway,…

Pearl Fever Tea House: Surrey Location

Surrey can be a difficult place to find bubble tea. I don’t know if it’s because there isn’t much demand (I don’t believe that for one second though) or business-people don’t want to take the risk of opening a bubble tea place but there are not enough stores here. Anecdote: One year, the night before…