RAWBAR at the FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM: Boozy Brunch

Fairmont Pacific Rim – The Lobby Lounge/RawBar 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, B.C. Phone:  (604) 695-5300 Fairmont Pacific Rim is located in Coal Harbour of downtown Vancouver. This hotel offers many great dining options, but I was here to experience RawBar’s newest brunch menu, Five Course Cocktail Brunch. The RawBar, situated in The Lobby Lounge of the…

TORAFUKU: Asian Fusion Restaurant

Torafuku 958 Main St, Vancouver, B.C. Phone: (778) 903-2006 Located on the border of Chinatown in Vancouver, Torafuku offers many Asian fusion dishes with a modern twist. Executive chef  and co-owner Clement Chan releases a new fall  menu, with many of his family-style dishes that are inspired by sourcing local and seasonal ingredients.   The Oyster…

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL: Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea

Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: 604- 689- 1120 Executive Chef Ken Nakano and his team of expert pastry chefs have created a festive afternoon tea tower that incorporates many of the traditional foods that are consumed during Mid-Autumn Festival. Symbolic ingredients such as crab, duck, lotus root, taro, pear, and…

MARUYAMA UDON & SUSHI BAR: Omakase Menu

Maruyama Udon & Sushi Bar 3883 Rupert St, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: 604 569 2198 Former Blue Water Cafe and Raw Bar chef Yoshiya Maruyama has opened his own restaurant  where the former Kimura Restaurant was located in East Vancouver. Maruyama serves traditional sushi made from both fresh local fish and fish that is flown in daily…

HOUSE SPECIAL: Modern Vietnamese Cuisine

House Special 1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: (778) 379-2939 House Special is located in sophisticated Yaletown of Vancouver where they create traditional Vietnamese cuisine with a modern flare. It’s a sister restaurant to Broken Rice and Green Lemongrass. These delicious Confit Duck FryBread (Bánh Tiêu is a fried sesame hollow bread/donut) is stuffed with greens, five-spice duck confit…

21 NAUTICAL MILES SEAFOOD BAR: Yaletown’s new Asian Fusion Seafood Bar

21 Nautical Miles Seafood Bar 1257 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604 688 2333 21 Nautical Miles Seafood Bar is located in trendy Yaletown of Vancouver.  This new seafood house that opened in spring of this year, serves seafood ‘party’ [boils] and Northern Chinese a la carte dishes. I was invited with a few other bloggers…

KIRIN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT: Dim Sum Specialty Menu

Kirin Seafood Restaurant – Richmond 7900 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, B.C. Tel: (604) 303 8833 It all started in 1987 when Kirin Seafood Restaurant opened their first location in Downtown Vancouver. Kirin was well embraced and soon was the talk of the town for the finest Chinese cuisine in Vancouver. Since then, they have opened three more…

Edible Canada Bistro: Japanese Feast with Chef Tomoki Yamasaki

Edible Canada Bistro – Granville Island 1596 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC Tel: (604) 682-6681 Edible Canada Bistro is located in the heart of Granville Island, serving up Canadian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. The 150 seat bistro features indoor and outdoor seating with an open kitchen concept. It also has a retail shop on site that sells local artisan’s items….

Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport: the apron

the apron (Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport) 3099 Corvette Way, Richmond, BC. Tel: 604-238-2105 the apron is tucked in the Westin Wall Centre,  where Chef Robert Uy creates a contemporary West Coast style menu with an Asian flare.  The restaurant is small, but  offers a bright and airy atmosphere with outdoor seating. The first  presented dish was…

Fairmont Pacific Rim: RawBar

  Fairmont Pacific Rim 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: (604) 695-5502 RawBar is situated in the lobby of the Fairmont Pacific Rim and is the first sushi bar in Vancouver that’s recognized as 100% Ocean Wise by the Vancouver Aquarium.  The venue is sleek and modern and the perfect backdrop for Master-Sushi Chef Taka’s beautifully presented…

Linh Cafe

Linh Cafe – 2836 W4th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. Linh Cafe is a family owned cafe located in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. This cozy cafe offers French cuisine  with a Vietnamese twist by Chef Tai Nguyen. I previously visited this location for brunch and I was blown away by the food; so when I was given the…

Ken’s Chinese Restaurant

Ken’s Chinese Restaurant 1097 Kingsway, Vancouver Ever heard of the Golden Dungeness Crab? Neither have I, until now.  I was invited to a menu tasting by Chinese Bites with a few other Vancouver foodies last week to try a few of Ken’s famous Chinese dishes. Ken’s Chinese Restaurant serves Hong Kong style meals as well…