Posts tagged Japanese food
Torafuku

I admit I've only ever heard of Le Tigre ( founders Steve Kuan + Clement Chan's first business) and never really had the opportunity to visit the famous food truck but once word hit the internet that there was going to be a brick and mortar by the same people, I knew I had to put it on my list of to-go's. After much anticipation, they've finally held their grand opening this past Friday and.. you guessed it: I had to go to witness all the hype for myself. Torafuku (寅福) in Japanese means lucky tiger and from that alone, I could get the feel that Torafuku would be into the Asian inspired modern food trend. As you'll see from some of the menu options below, the dishes are what I would consider Japanese nouveau and also follow the izakaya trend of offering share-able food options to pair with drinks.

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Sushi on Rice Guide pt.1

So I realized I really like guide and if any of you follow me on Instagram, you'll notice that I eat nigiri/oshi sushi everywhere I can. I'm not a sushi expert and I'm actually mildly allergic to raw fish (which is why I'm really cautious about eating sashimi) but I thought it'd be fun to share with you guys my experience with some of Vancouver's "sushi on rice" offerings (nigiri + oshi sushi in particular).

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Akasaka

J wanted to bring me somewhere new today so I happily followed and after a while, we arrived at a secluded old-fashion Asian house which turned out to be Akasaka, a Korean-Japanese restaurant. I was going to get the best of both worlds in one meal? Sign me up. To my surprise, the whole front dining area was empty; everyone was actually dining in the individual Japanese style rooms in the back...so of course we followed suit. The rooms and restaurant were well kept and clean and I had a positive outlook on the rest of my experience. Little did I know there was much more in store for me.

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Sushi Loku (reposted)

Sushi places are everywhere in Vancouver and it's easy to miss gems especially when they look like any ordinary Korean run sushi restaurant. Thank goodness I heard of Sushi Loku a while ago and decided to give it a visit recently. Located on East Broadway and Carolina Street, the exterior of Sushi Loku may not look like much but I can assure you that you'll be pleasantly surprised to find more than what you were looking for.

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Taka's Sushi

White Rock is one of the best places to be during the summer in Vancouver - great beaches and a decent variety of patio oriented eateries. Taka's Sushi is really one of White Rock's gems and the fact that I travel all the way from the other side of the city for their sushi says something.

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Ramen Koika x Ramen Burger

I'm sure if you live in Vancouver and pay even the slightest bit of attention to the social media food updates, you'll know that the ramen burger has arrived in town. I remember seeing a picture of the ramen burger a while back ago when it surfaced in the States and right then I knew I had to try that glorious handful of fried goodness. I mean what can go wrong when you combine ramen (my favourite food) with anything..?

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