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…

Passion8 Dessert Cafe: Bingsoo and Injeolmi Toast

In the second part of my recent Korean food date with Nafiza, we hiked up four blocks on Cambie from the Canada line station and finally visited Passion8 Dessert Cafe, after eyeing it for monttthhhsss…It was so worth it. We tried the Mango Bongo bingsoo(Nafiza debated for a night between the Mango and the Tiramisu bingsoo….

A Nibble at Haru Korean Kitchen

Honey, I’m home!! After four months away in DC, I’m finally back in Vancouver and eager to try out new places that sprung up in my absence. I met up with Nafiza recently and to fulfill our cravings for Korean food, we visited the new Haru Korean Kitchen in Gastown. We were surprisingly pleased. The…

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…

Tacofino: Tots & Tacos

When I left Vancouver this summer, Tacofino’s Yaletown location was just opening up. I haven’t had a chance to visit until now and I was glad that I did. Jumbo Tacofino Tacos!! Having been to a few taco places in Vancouver, I still return to Tacofino. Their tacos are huge, and the flavors are on…

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…

Like a true fishermen, Taiyaki at On Yogurt

I think this post is another example of the length I am willing to go for food. Picture this, I am about a day away from leaving Vancouver, feeling a little sick with a cold that is slowly taking hostage of my nose and mouth, and it was a typical rainy Vancouver day. Instead 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…

Something New at Bella Gelateria

If you have been following Bella Gelateria’s instagram(like moi), you would have seen that Bella Gelateria has been making some of their gelatos with water buffalo milk. Gelato made with water buffalo milk is apparently healthier than regular gelato, because it contains more protein, more calcium, uses no eggs, no cream and no refined sugar….

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…

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…

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…