It’s hard to find Japanese restaurants actually run by Japanese people in Vancouver. So when I do know of one, I have to visit it. Kinome Izakaya specializes in soba noodles. The ones served at Kinome are handmade and hard to find in Vancouver. Everything I had at Kinome was well made but nothing was outstanding. The food was okay, the service was good and … Continue reading Kinome Izakaya
Poke time Poke shops have been popping up and around Vancouver for the past month or some. Some far from the city center and some like Poke time in downtown. I was really excited for the Poke burrito and I wasn’t disappointed. There are so many choices that come with the Poke burrito. The type of poke you want, the toppings, the crunch, the sauce, … Continue reading Poke Time on Robson
One of the newer Japanese sweet shops in Vancouver. They also serve sandwiches etc but I came here for the parfaits. I got the matcha parfait and it was pretty good. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the sesame ice cream. It was creamy and very sesame which I really enjoyed. The red bean and the matcha cake and everything else in the parfait went really well … Continue reading Sakura Cafe
We came to Guu Otokomae in Gaston for a relaxed early dinner. The layout of this Guu is interesting because it’s upstairs and split between two levels. The service was not overbearing and was prompt as well. We started with the fried shrimp (ebi). I felt that the batter was pretty disappointing – it was light but not crunchy at all. The shrimp had soaked … Continue reading Dinner at Guu Otokomae
I came to Green Leaf Sushi for their pressed sushi and also because of all the Instagram posts. We started with the octopus (tako) appetizer. When it came to the table we found it to be fairly small compared to other places. The flavours tasted pretty fresh but could have done with a little more seasoning. 6.5/10 Next came the dish that we’d been waiting … Continue reading Green Leaf Sushi – or oily sushi?
I ventured over to Ramen Gojiro to try their ramen after seeing all the photos on Instagram. I’ve been wanting to go ever since their soft opening but finally found time to go recently. We walked in and were able to snag the last table before waiting for the next round. Another 5 minutes passed and there was a line out of the door. It … Continue reading Wednesday Foodie Getaway at Ramen Gojiro
I ventured off to Downtown again for some more ramen. I decided to try Ramenman on Bidwell and try their clam and chicken ramen. When we arrived there were very few people in the restaurant and by the time we were finished, we were the last ones. What I found interesting was that it wasn’t as loud as other ramen places. You didn’t have people … Continue reading Wednesday Foodie Getaway at The Ramenman