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Just Waffles, East Hastings in Vancouver

April 15th, 2014

You could drive past it hundreds of times and not even notice it’s there. This stretch of East Hastings can look a little sketchy, even if it’s also known as “Wedding Street” for the abundance of wedding-related stores in the area. A few steps away from a popular dim sum restaurant is a newly opened [...]

Foodie Friday: On Macarons and Macaroons

March 14th, 2014

Food is fun, isn’t it? Yesterday, we discussed the confusion that could surround spring rolls and salad rolls, especially when the same term could be used to describe very different dishes. By the same accord, a similar kind of confusion can arise when you have seemingly similar terms for entirely different food items too, as [...]

Grammar 101: On Spring Rolls, Summer Rolls, Roll Dips and Salad Rolls

March 13th, 2014

In English, we have many words that effectively describe the same thing. What we call a “sedan” in North America, people in the UK would call a “saloon.” While there may be some slightly different connotations, a “backpack” and a “knapsack” are basically the same thing too. When we turn to the world of food, [...]

Hi Genki Japanese Restaurant, Burnaby

February 14th, 2014

There is no shortage of great Japanese restaurants in and around the Vancouver area. Even our bad sushi restaurants aren’t that terrible and then you have places that go well beyond regular sushi, like Zakkushi Charcoal Grill, that are pretty fantastic too. But what about the dining room in a retirement home? That’s the last [...]

Dine Out Vancouver – Luke’s Corner Bar & Kitchen on South Granville

February 7th, 2014

My extended family decided to have a rather unconventional Chinese New Year’s Eve meal this year, making our way to Luke’s Corner Bar & Kitchen. We normally go to a Chinese restaurant for one of the 10-course “banquet” meals or to someone’s house for some home cooking, but we thought we’d change things up and [...]