Alexandra Rd. is really the hub for all food in Richmond and it's to no surprise that there is another new addition to the crew. I would like to introduce you to Snowy Village Dessert Cafe, a Korean dessert shop specializing in bingsu/bingsoo, aka shaved ice, which come with preset toppings. This shop is seriously tucked away and hard to find if you're not a Richmond regular - but if you're a darts fan and know about West Coast Darts, Snowy Village is located just across the plaza.Read More
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.Read More
The new year rings in with new creameries, one which is Tangram Creamery on the corner of Arbutus and 12th in Vancouver. Facing the street with full-length windows, you can admire the beautiful and clean interior of the store which boasts of a large counter, a glossy wooden communal table, and rustic lights (which remind me of the ones from Ramenman).Read More
As a Richmond native, Alexandra Road (Central Richmond) is basically my home and Cocoru is the newest addition to the Alexandra family. Unlike most restaurants in the area, this one is actually Korean run and has a fun and modern appeal; decorated with superhero figurines everywhere.Read More
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