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Bento Lunch

When I am working in our Richmond office, I usually don’t venture out to eat in the area. I usually simply eat a combination of yogurt and granola and at times extra food that my staff brings in. But once in while I have lunch meetings, and today was one of those rare days; I…

Japanese Western

I am not writing about Japanese cowboy movies. Is there such a thing as Japanese Westerns? I am pretty sure there is. But today, I am sharing with you my experience with Yoshoku. Yoshoku refers to a style of Japanese cuisine that has been heavily influenced by Western cuisine. Many Japanese coffee shops would serve…

So Hot It Sizzles

When it comes to food court, it is difficult to compare with the one at Aberdeen Centre mall in Richmond. It definitely has the best selection of Asian cuisines, from the popular Saboten for delicious deep fried pork cutlets to the delicious giant cream puffs at Beard Papa’s. But today, it was lunch at one…

Best Ramen in Vancouver

What comfort food do you look for on a cold February evening? I would be thinking soup… noodle soup. Not the thin broth variety but one that has more substance, dare I say fattier. Ramen would definitely hit the spot. But where, which one ramen shop? Don’t get me wrong, I like Kintaro Ramen, but…

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Rethinking the Norm

Sushi pervades more and more into the diet of the everyman, and in that lays a trap to contain these Japanese staples to what we see on menu’s everywhere. I am here to talk about a paradigm-shifting dish from Kingyo Izakaya on Denman Street, which will take your taste buds on a mouth-watering ride to…

Suika for Lunch?

Many of my friends know that one of my favourite local late night hangouts in the Suika Snackbar. The servers, chefs, cooks are very welcoming. They even open the door for you when you enter and leave. This Saturday my cousin from New York City was visiting and had a ramen craving. I didn’t really…