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!…

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…

Yolk of the City at Marutama Ra-men

Recently, I finally dragged my mom, also a ramen egg aficionado, to Marutama Ra-men. Having been there once before and swooning ever since, I have been singing Marutama’s praises for a while. I got the Aosa Ramen, which comes with a generous helping of the fragant sea lettuce. The sea lettuce tastes a little briny,…

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…

Lady M: Is it ladylike if you eat from a to-go box?

As you probably know, Lady M is an ultra-luxe cake boutique with stores mostly on the East Coast, and Southeast Asia. They specialize in mille crepes, which is a cake made by painstakingly making a tall stack of thin crepes with layers of cream between each crepe. The type of cake I will happily shell…

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…

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…

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…

Have you Poke yet?

On my last quick trip back to Vancouver, I did not have time to visit one of the many Poke shops in town. I was quite remiss I did not get to join the hype. I remedied that. I chose the recently opened Poke Shop in Gastown, because I like the many options of proteins…

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…

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…