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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…

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Taste of Yaletown

The 9th annual Taste of Yaletown festival runs from October 16 – 27, 2013. For two weeks in October, Taste of Yaletown brings diners featured menus, special tastings and innovative pairings. You have the opportunity to select special offerings from participating restaurants, each with a special offering at $25, $35, or $45. New this year:…

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…

My Comfort Food

Pinpin Restaurant of Fraser Street touts itself as Filipino-Chinese cuisine, serving a combination of authentic Filipino dishes as well as Chinese dishes that are originally from the province of Fujian, located in south east China. The majority of the Chinese who migrated to the Philippines came from that province after the Spanish occupation of the…

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Miserable weather today; dark, heavy rain and downright stormy. The long, mild and sunny summer really spoiled me. After picking up my boys from Chinese school, it was time to figure out where to go for lunch? Our destination of choice? McNoodle House for a nice bowl of Wunton Noodle Soup. When we arrived, I…

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Exploring San Francisco

The last time I visited San Francisco, I left disappointed. One of my favourite stops there is located in the heart of Chinatown, Golden Gate Bakery and their egg tarts. Unfortunately the last time I was there, they were closed for the week for a family holiday. Now I have heard that the egg tarts…