I met up with a new friend at Joyeaux Cafe recently since it was the mid-point between our offices. They had good reviews so I had high expectations for them. Sadly they weren’t met, especially after my great experience at Red Pagoda.
The interior was a bit dark and the decor was dated but the high ceilings made it feel extra spacious. The walls are covered with photos of the menu items and the menu is extensive and consists of the usual pho, vermicelli and rice options as well as breakfast options, lunch specials and vegetarian specials. Read more
I first reviewed Sushi Aria at the beginning of the year when they first opened and I wasn’t particularly impressed. Now that it’s been about a year, I gave them another go and it was a much better experience.
First we started off with some Salmon Sashimi. Fresh and not mushy. Read more
My aunt was visiting from China so we all went for a family dinner at Shi-Art. It’s located inside Richmond Centre next to Tim Horton’s. It’s easily accessible by public transit and there’s plenty of parking. The restaurant has been around for a long time but I’ve only been once when I was quite young so it’s basically like my first time here.
I didn’t get to see the menu before I arrived. We started with my favourite/most-ordered soup, Crab Meat and Fish Maw Soup. I was lucky enough to get some large chunks of crab in mine!
Ramen Danbo opened up last year on W. 4th and opened another location on Robson as well. After watching Dr. Strange, my friends and I craved ramen on a cold rainy day so we headed over to their Robson location. It wasn’t too busy and after a quick wait, we were seated at the bar. The “bar” is actually a really low one instead of the high counter top kind that you usually think of when people say they’re sitting at the bar.
Each wooden stool is actually hollow inside and there’s a lid that you can remove so that you can place your coat and bag inside since there is usually no where to put your belongings in many ramen shops. I thought that was super nifty! Read more
I’ve made multiple visits to Dinesty so I thought it was time to update my post. This was the culmination of two visits to the Aberdeen location. Dinesty is located on the second floor near Chef Hung and Guu. They have expanded again this year and now have a location near Metrotown as well.
Pictured above are the Shredded Pork in Hoisin Sauce with Pancakes and the Drunken Chicken. The pork is saucy but tasty and it’s always fun to make your own pancake wraps. The drunken chicken is served chilled and the portion is not that big but there’s plenty of wine flavour. Read more
My colleagues and I all headed over to Red Pagoda for a Friday lunch recently. Located in the Coal Harbour area, it’s slightly hidden away behind a building on Thurlow and Pender. However, it’s popular with the office lunch crowd.
Koi Dessert Bar was opened up by Reynold Poernomo, a contestant of MasterChef Australia 2015. He was crowned “Dessert King” after producing amazing dessert after dessert.
The restaurant has a cafe on the ground floor and an elegant dining space on the 2nd floor where they also serve a set dinner ($75pp) and set dessert menu ($65pp). Read more