Shiok: Singapore Cuisine

Are you all “Shiok” up over the latest Singaporean restaurant in Vancouver? The latest in a series of Asian restaurants that have recently sprouted up along Kingsway, Shiok offers Singaporean cuisine in a casual dining experience similar to a hawkers centre in the land of Crazy Rich Asians. I’ve been to Singapore before and loved…

21st Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival Nov. 2-5, 2017

“Visual Landscapes” is the theme of the 21st Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF). This year’s theme showcases and celebrates the Asian-Canadian cinematic landscape through films that show various perspectives of Canada. VAFF will showcase four days of films produced locally, nationally and internationally from November 2 to 5, 2017. I’ve attended VAFF for several years…

Vancouver Asian Film Festival Nov 3 – 6

This upcoming weekend, Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) will be celebrating its 20th annual celebration of Asian diaspora and diversity in film. From November 3 to 6, Asian films both made in North America and in Asia will be shown at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas downtown. Vancouver Bits & Bites will be reviewing some of the movies at this…

Blend Bubble Tea

For the longest time, I’ve loved bubble tea. There’s something about fruity milk teas or slushes with the combination of tapioca pearls and coconut jelly that makes me seek for my quick fix in any neighborhood I live in or work in. This year, a new bubble tea shop called Blend Bubble Tea opened up…

Longtail Kitchen – River Market

Located in River Market at New Westminster, longtail kitchen is the 2nd location opened by Maenam‘s celebrity chef, Angus An. A bistro that serves Thai comfort food, longtail kitchen serves up some delicious noodles, stirfry, and curry dishes east of Vancouver for those who don’t want to venture out too far to find quality Thai…

Best of Kaohsiung Festival – June 5 & 6, 2015

The Best of Kaohsiung, an agricultural event if happening today and tomorrow (June 5 & 6, 2015) at Robson Square. This event is hosted by Tai One Trading. This promotional event, open to the public, highlights premium fruits from the Kaohsiung region of Taiwan, located in the southern part of the Island. These fruits include Pearl…

Edo Japan Wants to Make Your Day #SimplyBetter

Edo Japan has recently launched a new campaign to engaged their social media following. The #SimplyBetter campaign focuses on simply better moments – those little moments in your day that make you stop and smile. Edo wants to be part of your day and celebrate what makes each day simply better by turning the moments…

Boiling Point – 沸點臭臭鍋

Boiling Point is a chain of Taiwanese hot pot restaurants that originally started in the United States and has over 10 locations in the US, and two locations locally in Burnaby and Richmond. My cousin introduced me to this restaurant in Richmond for its famous stinky fermented tofu hot pot (臭臭鍋). I was curious about…

Wild Rice

Wild Rice has two locations in BC – one in Downtown Vancouver and the other one at the River Market in New West. Their farm-to-table menu is full of Chinese comfort food favourites:  potstickers, chicken satays and BBQ pork to name a few. The New West restaurant has a great patio overlooking the river. It’s…

The Noodle Box

It’s Saturday night and @Billyforce, @Jminter and myself are looking for something good and fast to eat. Enter The Noodle Box. This chain of restaurants was born in Victoria, where a couple named Jodi and Nick  ran the business from a refurbished hot dog cart they had purchased with the last of their savings. After much…