Sushi Well

Across the street from Gateway Skytrain Station is a little sushi restaurant called Sushi Well. Small and non-pretentious, this particular franchise has a great chef and has become a favourite spot for my family and I. We enjoy spending our Friday dinner there. And the food is delicious. Chef Jake’s Aburi creations rival those of…

Brockmann Chocolates: A rich tradition of local gifting.

The season of giving is upon us – and what better way to celebrate it than by supporting your local businesses. The Brockmann family has a rich BC tradition, making chocolates locally for over 30 years. Situated in Delta, BC, the family includes three generations of chocolatiers, all which are committed to quality, freshness and…

Sereni-TEA at the Vancouver Tea Festival 2016

The third annual Vancouver Tea Festival happened on November 5th at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. It was the first year at this venue and I loved how it all seemed to mesh together seamlessly. The garden is a serene retreat in the middle of a big city, you almost forget where you are!…

Italian Wine and Cheese at Porto Cafe

Here in Vancouver, we’re blessed with fantastic wine. I say this from the point of view of a college student on a budget, so when I say fantastic, I mostly mean affordable, varied, and easy to appreciate. But last Tuesday I got the chance to sample some truly amazing wine, in every sense of the word….

#TastingPlatesYVR Yaletown Recap

Rain couldn’t keep us away from enjoying Vancouver Foodster’s Yaletown edition of Tasting Plates. If you’ve never been to one of Richard’s events, they’re a great way to discover culinary gems in the Greater Vancouver Area. Each event focuses on a neighbourhood and this time we found ourselves in trendy Yaletown. I met my bestie Josh…

The Chopped Leaf Offers Healthy and Tasty Alternatives #Contest

To quote Homer Simpson: “You can’t make friends with salad”. That’s been a motto of mine for sometime now. I love food, all kinds of food – so for me, I’ve mostly considered salad on my plate as a garnish and not as the main event. I mean, c’mon, greens? For lunch, maybe… but for…

OpenTable Announces 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada for 2016

As executive chefs and restaurateurs across the country draw on autumn for inspiration during a new season of dining, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, revealed the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada for 2016. The list reflects the combined opinions of more than 300,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable…

Vancouver Taco Crawl Recap

September 28th marked the first ever Vancouver Taco Crawl by Vancouver Foodster which took us on a whirlwind taco feast through various parts of Vancouver. I was really excited to take my hubby to this event, as it was his birthday week! Our first stop to pick up our passport/menu of tacos was at Dosa Hut in…

Bar Oso Sets High Standards

I had high expectations when I visiting Bar Oso last weekend. Owned by celebrated hospitality group Top Table, They run some of BC’s most iconic restaurants, including CinCin, West, Araxi and Blue Water Cafe. So, it’s no wonder that I had high hopes for a delicious meal. Let’s start with the locale: Whistler Village. This town’s mostly known…

Tasting Plates YVR – Port Moody

Wednesday was Tasting Plates YVR‘s first tasting tour in #Port Moody. Presented by VanFoodster, I was excited to see that Tasting Plates is venturing out to the suburbs! Closer to home for me, I haven’t had a chance to enjoy some of the places on the tasting tour so I was looking forward to checking…

21 Nautical Miles Seafood Bar

I got an invite from Raymond at ChineseBites to try Yaletown’s newest seafood bar: 21 Nautical Miles. Described as “high end Asian fusion”, this restaurant is becoming well-known for their Chinese-style seafood boils. Their Seafood Party dish ($38.95 per person, minimum 2 people); consists of BC Dungeness crab, selva tiger prawns, blue mussels, and clams. Alaskan…