Yummy Bossam Lunch at Samsoonie Noodle & Rice

I love bossam. If I visit a Korean restaurant and I see it on the menu, there is a 90% chance that I will order it. Something about the tender and spiced pork belly slices, wrapped in kimchi, herbs and lettuce just makes my mouth water. I met up with a friend recently, and in…

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…

Vietnamese Lunch at Bánh Mì Très Bon

Sorry for disappearing, things have been a little hectic lately! But, I did find a new lunch spot in Richmond called Bánh Mì Très Bon. It’s a small but very cozy and beautiful cafe that specializes in banh mi, which are Vietnamese sandwiches from Central Vietnam. But they also make great pho. Originally, Momma and I…

No-fuss dinner at Tokyo Joe Sushi

Tokyo Joe Sushi is a small, no-fuss, pay at the counter sushi spot in central Richmond. They are great for takeout sushi or a quick lunch/dinner. I like to go there for their sashimi and special sushi rolls. Tokyo Joe also offer other items like teriyakis, udons and others. It’s not really a place for…

Rollin’ into 2017 with IceQueen

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday with lots of amazing eats and dranks and celebration with loved ones. In terms of New Year Resolutions, particularly those like ‘lose 10 pounds,’ ‘go to the gym’…I adopt the mindset of: let nature take its course. I actually eat quite healthy(fruit and veggie…

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….

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…

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…

Parfait Time at Mazazu Crepe

I often see people enjoying the green tea parfait from Mazazu Crepe on Instagram. Naturally, I put it on my food to-do list (Yes, I have one. Yes, it’s long. No, I will not tell you how much I’ve actually ate off that list!). I was in Aberdeen Centre this past week and wanted something…