Virtuous Brunch at Jamjar on Granville

When I found out that Jamjar was opening on South Granville, I was super excited. Finally, I don’t have to go all the way to Commercial Drive for some healthy and tasty Lebanese food! Naturally, when I came home this summer, I had to visit. Jamjar took over Vij’s Rangoli’s old place, and they are…

Straight-up Durian smoothie at I.ce Queen

*Ahem, I want to take this opportunity here to proclaim that I am firmly in the Durian Lover camp. I understand some people refuse to touch this spiky, fragrant, creamy fruit with a 50-foot pole. For me, Durian is gold. It’s not the King of Fruits for nothing. Whenever someone cracks open a durian, particularly…

Late Night at Sulmida Korean Dessert Cafe

I have been exploring different restaurants in my neighborhood in Richmond. I tried out Sulmida after having dinner at Tokyo Joe, which was also delicious. Sulmida Korean Dessert Cafe have locations both in Burnaby, near Metrotown, and in central Richmond. Sulmida only opens later in the afternoon to cater to late night dessert people. They…

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,…

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…

Seafood Heaven at Neptune Oyster

If you do a quick search of Boston’s food scene, you’ll notice that seafood is its own food group here. Among the many seafood restaurants in Boston, Neptune Oyster’s name comes up quite often. Neptune is the God of the Sea. After my dinner at Neptune Oysters, I’ll happily worship at the altar of Neptune, and return to…

Sweet, sweet sticky bun at Flour Bakery + Cafe

When I was in Cambridge, I visited Flour Bakery + Cafe, because I needed some fortification before walking in the freezing cold to visit Harvard University (thanks, winter storm Stella). Flour Bakery + Cafe is a chain store in the Boston-Cambridge area. They serve cakes, pastries, sandwiches and other quick lunch items. The sticky bun,…

Clams & Fried Chicken at Alden & Harlow

Alden & Harlow is a small, very cozy restaurant in Harvard Square that serves up modern American food. Everything on the menu is served tapas style, perfect for sampling and adventuring. Alden’s been praised and reviewed repeatedly by Boston Magazine, Eater, Bon Appetit and many others. The restaurant is quite dark, but with the soft…

Hello from Boston! But First, Ice Cream!

I took a little break from real life, and flew north to Boston for a few days. In my research for food in Boston, Toscanini’s continues to pop up. Being the ice cream junkie that I am, I promised myself I have to go. I went literally after I dropped off my suitcase at the…

Laotian Lunch at Thip Khao

  After another satisfying trip back home to Vancouver filled with lots of dim sum, ice cream and sushi, my trifecta, I am back in DC. Back to reality. Recently, I finally got a bit of a breather so I went exploring again. This time, I picked Thip Khao, both for the food and the…