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.Read More
I don't even know where to begin with this post, but I guess I can start by telling you that I'm salivating just at the memory of eating the food at Ancora.
Ancora is one of the new kids on the block (it's located where C Restaurant used to be) which specializes in using West Coast ingredients through Peruvian and Japanese techniques and flavours. From the stunning harbourfront view to the glistening crystal chandelier to the lovely service and exceptional food, Ancora is a gem that I almost want to keep to myself.Read More
I still remember when Blacktail just opened in Vancouver as Blacktail Florist and looking at the preview of the menu. Back then, I was already amazed at the creativity of the menu items and introduction of Scandinavian flavours but was deeply disappointed when it didn't fare so well with the crowd. Fast forward a few months and they were rebranded as Blacktail Restaurant + Lounge with a whole new modern concept which has proven to be successful.Read More
New ice cream places are popping up left and right in Vancouver these days and the newest one in town is 720 Sweets, a little shop in Kitsilano just across from East is East which opened last week. At 720 Sweets, they specialize in ice cream that is visually appealing and donned with toppings, cookies, and other weird things like cotton candyRead More
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.Read More
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).Read More