Lik N2: Ice Cream, Are You?

So Lik N2 opened in Vancity a few weeks ago and due to its proximity to my workplace, I trotted over on a rather cold day to enjoy ice cream for lunch. It’s true that I am not as much an aficionado for ice cream as Teng is but who doesn’t enjoy ice cream once…

Brunch Feastin’ at Jam cafe

Nafiza and I have been scheming to visit Jam cafe, since we knew of its existence. Recently, we managed to coordinate, skipped both our dinners and headed on our adventure. Jam cafe, originally a popular breakfast spot in Victoria, took over Cafe Medina’s old spot on Beatty Street. It is literally two doors down from…

Rain or shine, I ice cream

Rain or Shine is one of the many gourmet, locally-made artisan ice cream shops in Vancouver. I do not visit Rain or Shine as frequently as I do Earnest Ice Cream. But from what I have sampled, the ice cream at Rain or Shine is quite delicious. Like their name, my photo proves that I…

The Ultimate Tea-Time Snack: Fried Cassava

I’m from Fiji and in Fiji, we eat cassava quite a bit. Cassava is a root crop with a texture just a bit denser than potato. It can be used as an alternate to potato and it has a rather similar taste though I feel that cassava is a bit heavier in terms of the…

Vibrant, Virtuous, Vegan Nice Vice Creamy

Needing something sweet and icy today to cool down from the Vancouver summer(a balmy 20 degrees,  but still, it’s approaching hot for Vancouver), I went to Yaletown. Now, I normally prefer a rich gelato, the chewier and creamier the better, but Nice Vice Creamy completely blew me away. Nice Vice makes gluten and soy-free, non-dairy,…

A Parisian moment at Ladurée

Nafiza can attest to this — I have been quietly keeping a careful watch on Ladurée’s construction progress, as soon as I heard that they will be setting up shop on Robson. Fine, I had a couple of freak out sessions with Nafiza, because I was afraid that Ladurée will not be open before I…

Taiwanese cravings at Chef Hung Noodle

As you may have read, I am Taiwanese-Canadian. Every once in a while, I will get a craving for Taiwanese food. This is the place that I tend to visit to get my fix. Note that this restaurant is far from an adequate representation of Taiwanese food, but I have enjoyed my visits here. Chef…

Feeling pampered at au comptoir

After our wonderful brunch at Linh Cafe, we thought it would be just wasteful of the car’s gas if we just left Kitsilano without doing anything else. Plus we had to have dessert, so we made the short trip to Au Comptoir for sweets. Au Comptoir is gorgeous. The decor is a mix of a…

Birthday Dinner: Kingyo Izakaya

The grand finale of Teng’s Birthday Bonanza (Feasting Fest was also a name I considered but it’s almost one am which has nothing to do with anything but I reckoned sufficed to become a reason) was Kingyo Izakaya. You will (should/ought to) remember that we went there for lunch last summer and enjoyed every morsel…

Brunchin’ at Linh Cafe

As a firm believer that breakfast food, particularly eggs in any way, shape, or form, is appropriate at any time of the day, I love brunch. I think brunch is the best part of the day and I sincerely wish restaurants will offer brunch 7 days a week, rather than during weekends. I recently got…

Snow Cream at Icepik Shavery

I heard about Icepik Shavery the same place I hear about most of the places I end up going to: Instagram. The joint is near where my brother works so one day after work, I hitched a bus ride up Joyce and walked over…and past it the first time around. I doubled back, found the…