Z & Y Shanghai Cuisine is located in the same complex as the new Walmart on Garden City in Richmond. It seems fairly new so my family decided to check it out. It’s located beside Nando’s and across from Darumaya, the Japanese grocery store (they have pillowy-soft mochi there!).
Disclaimer: I was invited to a media event by Chinese Bites at Pink Pearl Restaurant. All food and drinks were complimentary but opinions are my own.
Pink Pearl has been around since the 1980’s and they are now celebrating four decades of dim sum and Chinese cuisine. I’ve heard of Pink Pearl before from my parents but I’ve actually never been there. According to the manager, they closed down for a few years due to a fire and re-opened in 2012 so this was their 5th re-opening anniversary. They are located on E. Hastings near Clark Drive and also easily accessible by public transit. Read on to find out what new dim sum items I discovered! Continue reading →
Cafe L’Orangerie is tucked away in a small plaza on 73rd and Hudson St. The location might sound obscure but they’ve been in business for a while now and if you’ve tried their Japanese spaghetti, you’ll probably want to come back for more.
My friends and I met up for an early dinner before watching Logan. There were already quite a few tables occupied at 5:30pm. They do take reservations! Continue reading →
I came across a photo of Bao Down Snack Bar’s chicken and waffles and rounded up my co workers to go for lunch even though it was a bit of a walk from our office. They don’t have the chicken and waffles for lunch but they did have a similar fried chicken dish.
Bao Down Snack Bar is the third restaurant that spawned from their first venture in Gastown and actually, this location is literally around the corner from the first location! Lunch hours start at 12pm and we were their first customers. It wasn’t busy at all when I was there but they do take reservations. Continue reading →
Heritage Asian Eatery opened up late last year and they feature Asian inspired baos and bowls as well as snacks. Located next to Melu Juice, there’s ample seating in here with some small tables for 2 or 4 and a longer communal table as well. You order at the counter and then they will call you once your food is ready. This post is a culmination of 2 visits, the first was back in December and then I went again in March.
My friend ordered the udon with a sous vide egg. The dish was nicely plated and the egg melded everything together smoothly. The flavours here were very light. Continue reading →
I asked for Korean Food one night, and this is what my dear Food GPS points me towards. Let’s dive right in; Samsoonie Noodle and Rice, a restaurant tucked away in a corner of an oddly shaped plaza. These places usually scream, “I’m delicious, come to me!” Let’s find out if that’s the case.
I’ve been to Sushi Loku before but have yet to try their aburi. The aburi here is cheaper than Miku and they might have been one of the first restaurants to have aburi besides Miku/Minami and maybe Kishimoto? Don’t quote me on that but we have more restaurants adding aburi to their menus now. Continue reading →
My friend came back from Japan (she teaches English there) so we set a date to catch up. We were originally going to go to Hanok because I saw on Instagram that they have the sizzling hot plate with the egg, corn and cheese like Tabom but then I decided to try out Cocoru for fried chicken instead. When we got there, they didn’t have much of a line up waiting outside but the server told us that it would be a 1 hour wait so we left since there are so many other options on Alexandra Road.
We ended up heading over to Maji Restaurant down the street and since we were a table of 2, we got a table right away. Yay for no waiting! The restaurant is also a lot more spacious than Cocoru.