Bowl and Bao at Heritage Asian Eatery

Bao, bao, bao-bao-bao, bao, bao, bao, baaaooooo….. I love Game of Thrones. Like many people on the internet, I used to hate the theme song, thinking it’s so much, now I will hum it whenever I can. Like when I’m enjoying an awfully delicious bao at Heritage Asian Eatery. I’ve heard about Heritage Asian Eatery opening and…

Pandan and Duck Confit at Kyirisan

Michelin recently released DC’s first Michelin Guide and 19 restaurants made the Bib Gourmand list. Bib Gourmand means Michelin thinks the restaurant is good value, where you can get 2 courses and a dessert or a glass of wine for $40 or less. Basically, it means gourmet cheap eats, Michelin approved. Naturally,…naturally, I had to…

Dim Sum Fix at Dynasty Seafood

I always crave dim sum when I am away from Vancouver. Now that I am living in DC, which has tons of amazing restaurants and a very vibrant food scene, the craving for dim sum still came back. So on my trip back to Vancouver, we went to Dynasty. I really like Dynasty Seafood. They…

Xi’an Cuisine: A Food Court Gem

I recently had an opportunity to enjoy a week in Vancouver, so off I went and I schemed as much as possible so that I get to visit some old haunts and explored new discoveries in the few days I was there. I’ve got a few posts lined up to share the fruits of my labor….

Dim Sum and Ceviche: Brunch at China Chilcano

In my restaurant research for DC, I noticed that Jose Andres has a lot of restaurants in DC. After my amazing experience at Zaytinya, I was eager to try China Chilcano. China Chilcano is very unique, it’s a Chinese-Peruvian fusion restaurant. Their menu offers a nice mix of both Chinese and Peruvian dishes and I…

Lobster and So-so Dishes at Delicious Cuisine

This is a bit of a funny story. I was Skyping with my mom one night while I was in Ottawa, when she told me she had steamed lobster with glutinous oil rice with her colleagues that night. That sounds nice, no? Well, I heard that when I was neck-deep in work, it was 11pm at…

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…

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,…

Bubble and Squish at Bubble Queen

One of my hobbies, other than eating, is looking for new food to try on Instagram. One of the things that I saw that got my heart racing was this bubble waffles with mochi. The other day, I was with the family, including my aunt that has a major sweet tooth. So I suggested that…

Dim Sum Time: Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine

The family went for dim sum again this week. So of course for everyone’s viewing pleasure and totally not because I’m a #foodie that needs to take pictures of everything she eats, I took photos. Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine makes mostly Shanghainese food. I wish I can give you a point-form list of differences between…

The Richmond Diet: Dim Sum at Empire Seafood Restaurant

For Vancouverites that are Chinese or Taiwanese, dim sum is like a separate food group for us. Dim sum is Cantonese, it literally means “snack,” something you have just a little of. With the many fantastic dim sum restaurants in Richmond, it’s basically inevitable that we eat dim sum frequently. Like weekly. If not more….

Shaved Ice at the Icy Bar

This past week was extremely hot for Vancouver. We had a heat wave in spring so a part of me wants to curl up and die at the thought of what the summer will bring. But that’s neither here nor there…okay it might there but let’s cross that mountain when we come to it. I’m…