Virtuous Brunch at Jamjar on Granville

When I found out that Jamjar was opening on South Granville, I was super excited. Finally, I don’t have to go all the way to Commercial Drive for some healthy and tasty Lebanese food! Naturally, when I came home this summer, I had to visit. Jamjar took over Vij’s Rangoli’s old place, and they are…

Reliving my teenage goth phase with Mister’s Coconut Ash

Black ice cream has arrived in Vancouver!! You know those social media obsessions that come every so often(unicorn frappe, I’m looking at you), and drive everyone nuts? Mister’s new summer flavor, coconut ash, smells like one of those. This looks like a flavor meant for instagram-crazed people, and I, being one of those IGers, happily…

Doing the Hafla at Chickpea’s New Restaurant!

Chickpea’s brick-and-mortar restaurant just opened on Main st.! I’v tried Chickpea’s ginormous wraps at their food truck before and was blown away by how delicious, flavorful and filling the wraps were. I did not miss the meat. Now that they’ve actually opened a restaurant, I happily dragged my friend to go with me to their…

Chinatown mishmash dinner: Fried Chicken & Plant-based pizza

Recently on a trip to Chinatown, Momma and I were planning to go to Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie, but for some reasons I cannot remember, Bao Bei was not open. A little disappointed but still hungry, we decided to explore the neighborhood. Because I only live in Vancouver for a few months every year now,…

Quickie Lunch at Heritage Asian Eatery

Living in Richmond, I rarely get Chinese food when I’m downtown, but if I do, I most likely go to Heritage Asian Eatery.  I love their rice bowls. Simple and comforting food. For this trip, I got the pork belly bowl. I liked this more than the duck bowl. While the duck breast was tender,…

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…

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…