Carette, Paris

Carette is a patisserie just steps away from Trocadéro station. Originally I wanted to come here for the macaroons, but ended up getting a savoury lunch here instead. To my surprise, the waiters here were very friendly, and fluent in English. I guess it’s because it was located in a very touristy area. I started our […]

Café de Flore, Paris

Café de Flore was the one cafe that my friend wanted to visit in Paris. We came here really early for breakfast, just when it opened in fact, and got a table at the sidewalk patio. We got some coffee, and the waiter brought us a tray of croissants, a tray of pastries, and 4 types of […]

Bouillon Chartier, Paris

My first night in Paris, I went to Bouillon Chartier, a 100+ year old cafe recommended by a local friend. The restaurant was really big, and all the tables were packed with waiters speed walking everywhere. I was surprised we were able to get seated right away. The 3 of us were seated at a […]

Won Jo Korean Noodle House, Coquitlam

I’m not sure how I ended up in Coquitlam, but it was lunch time and I was at Won Jo Korean Noodle House, a small Korean restaurant my friends recommended. There are a lot of different types of Korean food here, from noodles, to Korean BBQ. The menu does take quite a bit of time to […]

Confeitaria Nacional, Lisbon

Confeitaria Nacional is a 100+ years old bakery in the centre of downtown Lisbon. It was our go to bakery from breakfast, to mid day snack, and night time dessert. I’d say are more than 50 pastries and cakes to choose from here. I would need a full week here to try them all. In the […]

Bonjardim, Lisbon

By the last day in Lisbon, we have had most of the Portuguese specialties, egg tarts, prego, bifana, and seafood. There was just one thing left that my friend really wanted to try, and that was piri piri chicken. So we found Bonjardim, a restaurant specializes in roasted chicken. Roasted chicken here was delicious, by itself, it […]

Moma, Lisbon

Sometimes on vancation, you just have to randomly walk into a restaurant without doing any research. Moma was the one restaurant we walked into because we just wanted to eat somewhere. It was a really clean, and simply decorated restaurant. Even though there was patio seating, we decided to sit inside because we walked all […]

Gelataria Amorino, Lisbon

On our last day in Lisbon, on our way to the walking tour, we randomly walked into Gelataria Amorino because some gelato just seemed like a good idea in the 35 degree weather. What so special about this gelato shop is that they make flower gelatos. First you pick the size you want, and let the […]

Cervejaria Ramiro, Lisbon

When in Lisbon you have to eat 3 things: Egg tarts, meat sandwich, and seafood. At Cervejaria Ramiro, you can get some of the best seafood and prego (steak sandwich). It’s a popular restaurant, so expect to come here with a lot of cash if you want to pig out on all the seafood they had to […]

Hanaya Japanese Restaurant, Surrey

Last week my parents took me to a new Japanese restaurant they wanted to try in South Surrey. Hanaya Japanese Restaurant is on the busy 152 street, but kind of hidden. When we first walked in, we were surprised by the pretty and cozy decore. For appetizers, we ordered one avocado and orange salad to share. The […]

Pastéis de Belém, Lisbon

When I was planning my south west Europe trip, I wanted to visit Lisbon because I wanted to get the original Portuguese egg tarts (no joke). It took some convincing to my friends to make a stop at Lisbon just for egg tarts, and luckily they said yes. The origin of egg tarts is at Pastéis […]

Pea and Mint Soup

I’ve had some frozen peas in the freezer for a while, so I thought I’d use it and cook for a friend. Jamie Oliver has a couple of recipes that use Peas and Mint together in his Food Revolution cook book, so I thought I’d give it a try. This is the recipe for Pea […]