Posts tagged japanese food
Sanpoutei Ramen

New year, new ramen. Richmond's newest addition to the ramen scene is Sanpoutei Ramen which originated from Niigata since the 60's. I've briefly heard of Sanpoutei back in Singapore but didn't really pay much attention until I saw a post about a new ramen place opening near my house.  

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Q Shi Q Japanese BBQ

Q Shi Q - a play on of 串 (kushi), the Japanese word for skewer - was actually scheduled to open a few days ago (when I paid my first visit only to find that they postponed their opening date) but only yesterday officially opened to the public for lunch and dinner. It's located in the midst of a neighbourhood of warehouse-y offices near Earnest Ice Cream just out of Olympic Village and is, visually, a very beautiful establishment. 

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Minami

Okay so if you haven't heard of Minami, chances are you are either 1) not that interested in Vancouver's Japanese food or 2) living and eating under a rock. But if you really haven't heard of them, Minami is one of the Japanese restaurants under the Aburi brand and is the sister restaurant of the popular Miku and relatively new Aburi restaurant, Gyoza Bar (which I did a review of here). Although Minami isn't the first of the Aburi restaurants in Vancouver, I would definitely rank it as first among its sister restaurants. Here's a rundown of my meal during my most recent visit a few days ago.

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The Ramen Butcher

My first post of 2015 welcomes the new The Ramen Butcher, a Chinatown ramen shop opened by the Japanese ramen god Menya Kouji,  to the Vancouver dining scene. To be honest, I never felt too confident about the choice of location for many Chinatown eateries but recently, the continued success of Phnom Penh, Matchstick, and the well received Crackle Creme gives me confidence that non-downtown restaurants can flourish as well. With that, location shouldn't lag this newcomer behind long time favourites such as Santouka as long as they can keep up with quality. So let's get on it shall we; a look at the much hyped Ramen Butcher on grand opening day..

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Shishinori

Japanese food has been all the rage here in Vancouver and a relatively new addition to the community is Shishinori, a small cafe that serves modernized Japanese food with a bit of a healthy twist. Located not too far from Boradway City Hall Skytrain station, this little eatery boasts of modern, simple, and home-y feeling decor and atmosphere. It's to no surprise that many people call Shishinori their usual spot.

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Gyoza Bar + Ramen

Miku and Minami have swept the charts for being some of Vancouver's finest aburi style establishments but now it's time for Aburi Restaurants Canada to tackle a market that has been gaining popularity in the area: gyoza and ramen. As The city's first gyoza bar, the concept of Gyoza Bar + Ramen is definitely intriguing and gaining interest among foodies Vancouver wide. I had the chance to free up my previous Saturday night to attend their opening day as well as a quick late dinner the day after. Please remember that this is an opening day dining experience review!

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