Restaurant reviews in Vancouver, BC

Breka Bakery & Cafe, Vancouver

A few weeks ago, I was craving chocolate cakes. It was late, and I was glad to find Breka Bakery & Cafe, they open 24/7! The small bakery had a huge selection of cakes and pastries. I couldn’t help but order more than what I craved for. One of the random things I ordered was the bocconcini […]

Soft Peaks Ice Cream, Vancouver

There has been a hype over the new Soft Peaks Ice Cream shop in Gastown lately. I was lucky to be invited by them to try out any of the 2 flavours on the menu. I visited on a weekday just after lunch time, and there was still a small line up to get these soft […]

Icy Bar, Vancouver

I had a craving for Chinese desserts, thanks to the people I follow on Instagram. The Icy Bar in Vancouver, border Burnaby is a busy little dessert shop that has a lot of tofu, tapioca, and shaved ice selections. I got the a warm house special tofu dessert (can be ordered cold), which came with 5 toppings […]

Bistro Pastis, Vancouver

Restaurants come and go in the city of Vancouver, where competition is tough and foodies are fickle. However, there are a few establishments that have found their niche and have settled in for the long run. Bistro Pastis is one such restaurant. With veteran restaurateur, John Blakeley at the helm, and executive chef, Spencer Watts […]

Ramengers, Vancouver

I was in the mood for some Japanese Ramen.  My Japanese hairdresser recommended that I try Ramengers even though the ramen owners are not Japanese. This restaurant is fairly small with limited seating.  When I got there around 1pm, the restaurant was pretty packed.  I ordered the Spicy Tonkotsu and my friend got the Shio […]

BT Cafe, Vancouver

I haven’t been dining out much lately, and if I do, it’s always something close by my home. But lately I’ve been wanting to have some decent Hong Kong cafe food, so I took a drive out to BT Cafe in Vancouver. There were no lines for a table at this restaurant, but each table was […]

Left Bank, Vancouver

I’m always on the look out for new places where I can enjoy a casual meal with friends or family without planning ahead. For now, you can drop in to the recently opened Left Bank without expecting to line up, but that soon may change as more people discover this West End gem. Left Bank […]

Bella Gelateria Yaletown Media Opening

One day ahead of the grand opening, friends and members of the media were invited to try the gelato and expanded menu of the second location of Bella Gelateria in Yaletown. The full service restaurant on Marinaside Crescent overlooks the water and has both indoor and patio seating. In addition to a full selection of […]

Taishoken Ramen 大勝軒, Vancouver

Ever since I watched season 1 of Mind of a Chef, David Chang has got me wanting to eat the tsukemen ramen. Lucky for me, I don’t have to travel to Japan to satisfy a quick craving. The new Taishoken Ramen 大勝軒 in Gastown was a branch of the famous ramen joint that was featured on the show. […]

The Fish Shack, Vancouver

Last weekend I had dinner at The Fish Shack before seeing Lady Gaga at Roger’s Arena. There’s a small patio that was packed on this hot summer day. Inside of the restaurant was pretty busy too during early dinner hours. We were lucky to be seated right away. My friend and I decided to share a couple […]

Kaide Sushi Bar, Vancouver

In Yaletown again, and my friends and I needed a quick lunch, so we went to Kaide Sushi Bar, a place my friend visits often. We shared an order of the salmon sashimi. The fish was delicious, served at the perfect temperature. I wasn’t too hungry this day, and knowing we didn’t have much time to eat, […]

PappaRoti, Vancouver

A few years ago, I had these amazing coffee buns in the basement mall of the Taipei Main train station in Taiwan. It was a small food stand, the buns were grab and go items in individual paper bags. Those buns were so amazing, but I could never find them anywhere else. I didn’t pay attention […]