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My Vancouver Restaurant Bucket List

October 24th, 2014

Unsurprisingly, ever since Adalynn entered the picture, our culinary adventures have slowed considerably. There is just so much great food to eat in this city and it feels like a new Vancouver restaurant is opening up every week. We fully intend on continuing our dining exploits in the near future and, in the meantime, I’ve […]

My Simple Home Cooking Philosophy

October 7th, 2014

It’s no secret that I like to eat out and the Metro Vancouver area offers a plethora of opportunities to explore my culinary interests. And while I post many of these #foodporn adventures on Instagram, I am home most of the time and home cooking makes up the majority of my meals. Surprisingly, it was […]

Quick Bites: King Mahal Restaurant and Safari Snack House, Burnaby

September 22nd, 2014

Vancouver is filled with many well-known restaurants like West and Hawksworth, but you don’t have to break the bank to get a great meal. Indeed, there are plenty of hidden gems out in the suburbs too. So, prior to Adalynn’s arrival, Susanne and I went to visit a couple such restaurants. We’re always up for […]

More Quick Bites Around Vancouver

September 8th, 2014

Last week, I shared a few quick bites from around the Metro Vancouver area, including some Japanese baked goods and Shanghainese xiaolongbao dumplings. This week, we go for another trip around town to find some good places to eat with quite the variety of cuisine to boot.

Quick Bites: Asian Food in Metro Vancouver

September 1st, 2014

By now, you’ve likely noticed that we have an embarrassment of riches in Metro Vancouver when it comes to great food. This is especially true when it comes to Asian food. We have terrific sushi and pho (on the cheap too) and I’ve been told by visitors that Vancouver has the best Chinese food outside […]

Dinner at BT Cafe on Kingsway, Vancouver

August 19th, 2014

There’s a stretch of Kingsway, roughly starting at Fraser and running to Nanaimo (and beyond), that has always been known for having a large concentration of Vietnamese restaurants and businesses. It wasn’t all that long ago that this was made a little more official with “Little Saigon” banners on the lamp posts. And the frontage […]

Jethro’s Fine Grub on Fraser, Vancouver

August 4th, 2014

As much as I enjoy a nice steak dinner, breakfast is still my favorite meal of the day. There is just something richly satisfying about eggs, most suitably accompanied by some sort of crispy pork product. When I went out for brunch with some friends a while back, a couple of them offered very high […]

Mr. Red Cafe, Vietnamese Restaurant in Vancouver

July 24th, 2014

There is certainly no shortage of Vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver, so you’ll never have any trouble finding a piping hot bowl of pho. Interestingly, though, you’ll find that the vast majority of these restaurants typically serve the pho nam typical of southern Vietnam. The so-called “Saigon style” pho is one that is more complex and […]