A back to back comparison of bbq pork, suckling pig or roast pig, soy sauce chicken and roast duck from Metro Vancouver’s best Chinese barbeque shops: Parker Place Meat & B.B.Q. vs. HK B.B.Q. Master, both located in Richmond, BC.Read More
Oh I hate writing about this city because I miss it so much just thinking about it! The city of sins!!! Oh, and you thought it was Vegas?! Oysters, Po’ Boys, Shrimp and Grits, Fried Chicken, Muffulettas, Butterscotch Pudding and more!Read More
It’s one of the few places in Vancouver serving banitza – a traditional Bulgarian pastry filled with a whisked mixture of eggs, sirene cheese (sheep milk feta), and other fillings like spinach, in between sheets of fillo.Read More
There are actually a handful of hidden gems and some of my favourite dishes in downtown Vancouver are found in the West End.
Here are a few “must try” spots mixed with a few local secrets (in no particular order).
For the last few years all eyes have been on Spain, especially when it comes to fine dining. Blame it on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards and having the majority of them from Spain, or on Ferran Adrià for pioneering modernist cuisine, but regardless, Spain is arguably “the France” of today – an emerging food scene and hub for culinary inspiration.Read More
Last week I asked Vancouver “Where are all the Middle Eastern Restaurants?” It’s a cuisine often overlooked in our multicultural city and with our limited options, it’s worth a closer look. I set out on a mission to breakdown this hodgepodge of “Middle Eastern cuisine” and learn more about it – starting with Persian cuisine.Read More
C’mon Vancouver! For a supposedly world-class multicultural city, we can do better than that, can’t we? Are the only options for authentic Middle Eastern cuisine hole-in-the-wall restaurants with under $10 menu options that are open until the sun comes up?Read More
The sauce is meaty and flavourful, full of umami from the fermented bean. The noodles are thick and chewy, and the cucumbers add a cooling contrast in flavour and texture. It’s one of my go-to dishes when dining at Northern style Chinese restaurants.Read More