L'Abbatoir: Where Brunch Dreams Come True

If you Google "best brunch in Vancouver", L'Abbatoir is bound to pop up in the search and last weekend, I finally found out why. Ask for a seat in the glass-encased atrium which is beautifully lit with natural lighting and covered with a beautiful mosaic of tiles (which make for great flatlays). Brunch is featured on weekends from 10 AM - 2 PM.

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Edwards Seafood: Where San Francisco Seafood Diner Meets Vancouver

Taking over the original Bao Down spot in Gastown is Edwards Seafood, a cozy San Francisco seafood inspired eatery which showcases the best of sustainable and lesser-known BC seafood. They also exclusively serve 49th Parallel beer by the can which is also used in the batter for the fish in many dishes. Excuse me as I type the rest of this post while drooling.

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Bob Likes Thai Food: Who's Bob?

Thanks to a fellow foodie friend, I was able to pay a visit to Bob Likes Thai Food located further in the Broadway-City Hall area for a tasting. It was my first time here though I had intended to come several times previously so I was surprised to see the cozy and almost hippie/surfer vibes from this restaurant. The interior is almost as charming as the owner, Thai, himself who is clearly very passionate about Thai food and making it more accessible to the local community.

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EVENT: 2018 Brunch Affair Food Festival

Courtesy of Collective Events + Marketing Inc, I was invited to attend this year's Brunch Affair Food Festival in North Vancouver as a guest. Held over a period of 2 days (July 7-8, 2018 (10AM-4PM)), this small and cozy event invites local food/drink vendors and live music into the Pipe Shop's event and patio space where families and brunch lovers alike can relax this weekend. 

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NORMAL by Ryunique: A Taste of Simple Elegance in Seoul, South Korea

During my most recent trip to Seoul this year, I was invited to Bistro Normal by Ryunique in Gangnam to have a taste of one of their popular tasting menus. Normal is the second venture of Ryu Tae-Hwan, the chef responsible for the 2017 Michelin guide's best French fine dining restaurants in Seoul, Ryunique. Though easily mislead by its name, Normal is really not as normal as it may sound. You can expect a more casual atmosphere here than at Ryunique but the food definitely does not disappoint.

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베테랑 Veteran Kalguksu: Apparently Noodles Can Get Better

Sorry for the hiatus, but I'm back on the blog! But this time I'm taking you all to the other side of the map - in South Korea! I spent roughly a month going through Seoul, Jeonju (the traditional food capital of Korea), and Busan visiting friends...and of course eating with them too. As a big fan of Korean food, my trip has been crazy packed with just eating - to my delight.

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