Japanese

Burdock & Co. – Part 3/4

By

The dishes were very simple with often less than five components, but each component was well developed. The knife skills were undeniably from the hands of a fine dining chef and the presentation was clean as were the flavours. The food is not necessarily fancy, but it delivered more than the plate presented.

Read More

Burdock & Co. – Part 2/4

By

Burdock & Co. opened in the right place at the right time. Timing and location are a part of the equation, and of course every restaurant needs a good cook or chef. This restaurant was highly anticipated simply because of the chef. If you’re familiar with the name Andrea Carlson, chef and owner of the restaurant, then a visit here will likely come with high expectations.

Read More

Burdock & Co. – Part 1/4

By

It is a tapas style restaurant with a focus on local, sustainable, farm to table, seafood and vegetables. I know that all sounds very cliché these days, but the approach felt natural. It didn’t pigeonhole itself as a vegetarian or trendy restaurant, but it was current. Things felt nostalgic and classic in style, but the philosophy and execution guiding it was progressive.

Read More

Mogu Japanese Street Eats (Food Cart/Truck)

By

Mogu means “to chew” or “munch” in Japanese, and “mogu-mogu” is a Japanese saying. Having grown up with traditional Japanese food, Yujirou Aoki and his wife are the owners and operators of Mogu Japanese Street Eats. His inspiration for Mogu came from working at Vancouver’s favourite Japanese izakaya restaurants.

Read More

Happy National Fried Chicken Day! 10 “Must Try” Fried Chickens!

By

I’m not obsessed with finding “the best fried chicken”, but it’s nostalgic even though I didn’t grow up with it. Comfort food will always have its place in my heart and it might just slow it down as well. On that note, here are 10 of my favourite fried chickens I’ve had since starting Follow Me Foodie.

Read More