Breakfast on Cambie at Yolks

Hello! *tap, tap* Is this thing still on? First of all, I apologize for disappearing! Being sick and dealing with a bunch of deadlines in the New Year is not fun and it took me longer than I thought to recover. Also, looking through the blog, I was shocked to realize that we do not…

I saw Santa Claus, and his name is Thomas Haas

It’s winter break and I’m back in Vancouver!! After being away for a few months, I always like to check out new places, visit old haunts and see how the city has changed. Naturally, no trip back to Vancity is complete without a visit to Thomas Haas. This time, I went just a couple of…

Thomas, my love, we meet again

I think there should be a rule somewhere, a foodie trip to Vancouver is not complete without a visit to Thomas Haas. During my trip, I just so happened to be in the neighborhood. Since it was still quite early in the day, I decided to visit Thomas, for nostalgia’s sake. (Thomas Haas’s business hours are…

Unlimited Balkan Night at Ambar

After my new apartment looked more like a living space and less like Battle of the Ikea Boxes, I went explorin’. Luckily, it was during Washington DC’s Restaurant Week, so there were many great options. I chose Ambar, because they were offering a $35 unlimited tapas deal, and with their food quality, it was an…

Delicious Babies at Tasca el Pescador

On my last trip to San Juan, I visited a little market near Condado, San Juan called La Placita, which is in the Santurce neighborhood. La Placita is a farm market that is literally surrounded on all sides with restaurants. During the day La Placita is a market, at night, it’s fiesta time! A lot of…

Chambar: Two doors away and worlds apart

The day after Nafiza and I went for brunch at Jam Cafe, I went two doors up and visited Chambar for brunch. I did this completely in the name of science and investigative journalism, to research the competition between two breakfast/brunch places that are just mere steps from each other. The things I will sacrifice…

Italian Fox Night at Osteria Savio Volpe

Osteria Savio Volpe(or Tavern of the Wise Fox) opened late last year in that little circle of restaurants near Kingsway and Fraser. I’ve been curious about the place, since I saw the adorable fox they had on their storefront, and they have handmade pasta. I was fortunate enough to visit on a beautiful Vancouver summer…

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…

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…

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…

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…