Hon’s Wonton House is back!

After shuttering its doors to its signature Chinatown location, Vancouverites were left wondering if Hon’s Wonton House was gone for good until now. Hon’s Wonton House has recently reopened with a smaller 30-40 seat restaurant in Olympic Village. Hand-made wontons, pan-fried potstickers, and beef brisket on rice or noodle dishes are just some of their…

Calendar of Events – September 2018

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival – Chilliwack – August 22 – September 16, 2018 (or sooner!) Explore over 5 acres of sunflowers in 17 different varieties.  Get lost among the 3 acres of giant Mammoth sunflowers reaching up to 12 feet tall.  Enjoy a leisurely stroll along one of their many paths through 1.5 acres of Suntastic…

Calendar of Events – August 2018

Powell Street Festival – Vancouver – August 4-5, 2018 The 42nd annual Powell Street Festival takes place August 4 & 5, in Oppenheimer Park and surrounding areas to celebrate the Japanese-Canadian community, arts and cultural heritage. The Powell Street Festival is the largest Japanese Canadian festival in the country and the longest running community arts celebration…

Fat Mao Noodles

Sometimes the best discoveries are made when you have something completely different planned. I’m a big fan of walking around new neighborhoods to see what’s up, and it just so happens that while walking around E. Georgia in search of nourishment (basically I was looking for another restaurant but the lineup was too big for…

Tasting Plates YVR – Chinatown Recap

How to spend a rainy night in Vancouver? Join Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates Vancouver on a food tour, that’s how! Last night my friend and I, both Coquitlam suburbanites, grabbed our umbrellas and raincoats to spend an evening enjoying some eats at Tasting Plates Chinatown. This year’s Chinatown tour included visits to 4 newer dining…

Calendar of Events – August 2017

Honda Celebration of Light, Vancouver – August 2 (UK) and August 5 (Canada) The second night of the annual Honda Celebration of Light features the United Kingdom, and the third night will conclude with Canada’s presentation on August 5. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, each competing team will be required to include an iconic…

Party Old Vegas Style at The Emerald Supper Club

Hidden away on the corner of Gore and Keefer in Vancouver’s Chinatown, a taste of old Vegas awaits. I’m talking about The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge – an establishment known for its deliciously old-school vibe.  Walking in, you feel you’ve stepped into a 70’s movie – with its red paneling and crystal chandelier. Moving upstairs you…

Tasting Plates – Chinatown

Following the last adventure on Commercial Drive, Richard of Vancouver Foodster brings Tasting Plates to Chinatown, one of Vancouver’s oldest heritage areas. This tasting extravaganza showcased 6 restaurants and establishments: Sai Woo, Treasure Green Tea Company, Torafuku, Le Tigre Food Truck, Propaganda Coffee, and Floata Seafood Restaurant. Our first stop was at Floata Chinese Seafood Restaurant,…

Phnom Penh 金邊小館

Why oh why has it taken me so long to try this place out? I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, and the place is always packed. Looking at it from the outside, you’d never guess this restaurant is #1 on Urbanspoon. Located at the edge of Chinatown, Phnom Penh is a Cambodian/Vietnamese restaurant that…