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!…

I Aburi love Green Leaf Sushi

As you know, my love for Thomas Haas is deep and true. However, when I come up for air from imbibing in my Thomas obsession, I noticed that Thomas is actually located close to a great sushi place that does fantastic and cheap aburi sushi!! Green Leaf Sushi is a small and quaint restaurant in Kerrisdale, by…

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…

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…

Ramen Jinya

Ramen Jinya is an international chain with many branches in the US. They have 3 restaurants just in Vancouver alone. I was skeptical at first, wondering how they can maintain 3 restaurants in Vancouver, a city that is literally crawling with ramen joints. We went to their Kerrisdale location recently, in the evening that was…

Birthday Breakfast at Thomas Haas

Once upon a time, there was a girl, she did not like flowers, and she did not find them pretty. She did not broadcast this fact, because she did not want people to find her weird. Still, when a naive boy sent her flowers once, she slammed the door shut and muttered, “XXX!” She still…

Chimney Cake Adventure at The Kürtösh

On the second part of my Kerrisdale trip, I went to the newly-opened The Kürtösh. I’ve had the kürtösh, otherwise known as a “chimney cake,” before from a little pastry shop in Davie Village. The one in Davie Village only made one flavor, I think it was lemon and sugar, so I was curious about…