Always Guuu’d: Japanese Tapas Time

This post might be old news for some of you, but for people who have never tried izakaya food(please go, like, right now), I thought it will be fun to write about Guu, the izakaya pioneer group in Vancouver and my favorite izakaya restaurant. Guu Izakaya currently has 6 restaurants in Vancouver and 1 in…

House Special: Son-in-Law (egg) Available for Eats

House Special is a new Vietnamese restaurant that recently opened this summer in Yaletown. They offer contemporary, up-scale Vietnamese dishes plus pho. The restaurant is tucked at the end of Hamilton street near the Yaletown-Roundhouse station, and the space is beautiful. Very relaxing and airy. I went with Nafiza after getting some burritos and nachos(more…

Enjoying #thesushilife at Ajisai Sushi Bar

Ajisai Sushi Bar is truly a hole-in-the-wall gem. It is a tiny, tiny Japanese restaurant in a mall just off West 42nd Street in Kerrisdale. It is not visible from the main street, so it is a little hard to find. We went in about half an hour before closing time during the lunch hour, so…

Lava Yolk Time at Marutama Ra-men

People often say chicken noodle soup is good for the soul. Unfortunately, perhaps I missed the memo, I don’t understand why people find chicken noodle soup so fascinating. If I have a cold, I would rather get a nice steaming bowl of pho. Then I went to Marutama. Marutama Ra-men is unique in that their…

Eid 2016

You may have noticed that I have been absent from the blog for a bit. I did intend to keep on writing during Ramadan but I didn’t figure on having less energy than a mollusc. I mean, forget sentences, even words were an impossibility for me while fasting. Ha. But Ramadan is over and to…

Mr. Red Cafe 2 x 2

Though I don’t claim to be an expert in Vietnamese food, I do love it. Pho, especially with lots of basil, rare beef, tripe and quail eggs, is the best cold remedy. Seriously. Having said that, I was quite happy to hear Mr. Red Cafe was opening a Kitsilano location. I have heard great things…

Hey Mister! Tasty, Techy and Torched Ice Cream

A few days after I visited Nice Vice Creamery, I went back to Yaletown to try Mister. Mister has just opened for a few weeks, and it is one of the few ice cream parlours in Vancouver that feeds our latest dessert craze, liquid nitrogen ice cream. For people that regularly stalk Instagram for #foodporn…

Brunch and things at Ask for Luigi

As you may have read, I am a devote believer that brunch is the best moment of the day. If I can go to the Church of Brunch every Sunday(or any other day for that matter), I will happily do so. I have tried dinner at Ask for Luigi before, and fell terribly in love…