Kinome Izakaya

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… Continue reading Kinome Izakaya

Poke Time on Robson

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… Continue reading Poke Time on Robson

Sakura Cafe

  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… Continue reading Sakura Cafe

Dinner at Guu Otokomae

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… Continue reading Dinner at Guu Otokomae

Green Leaf Sushi – or oily sushi?

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… Continue reading Green Leaf Sushi – or oily sushi?

Wednesday Foodie Getaway at Ramen Gojiro

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… Continue reading Wednesday Foodie Getaway at Ramen Gojiro

Wednesday Foodie Getaway at The Ramenman

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… Continue reading Wednesday Foodie Getaway at The Ramenman

Wednesday Foodie Getaway: Shihinori

Finally, after 3 years of wanting to eat Shishinori, I’m finally here. Is this a hyped up place or not? And after 3 years of hyping will it live up to the hype? I would say, yes, it did. I had the spicy chicken bowl meal with Peach green tea and mango pudding. The spicy… Continue reading Wednesday Foodie Getaway: Shihinori

Wednesday Foodie Getaways: G-men Nanchu

For this Wednesdays Foodie Getaways, I choose to venture off to Richmond for some ramen. Usually when you think of ramen in Vancouver, the first place you think of is Downtown. But there’s one place in Richmond that people think of for ramen and that’s G-men Nanchu on Alexandra street. So how was my much… Continue reading Wednesday Foodie Getaways: G-men Nanchu

Jinya Ramen

Finally I've made my way to Jinya Ramen in Kerrisdale. I haven't been to the one in Downtown but this one was closer so I decided on the Kerrisdale one. The wait was around 25 minutes and the service was very nice about it. First thing I noticed when I walk in, is that theres… Continue reading Jinya Ramen