Edmonton Eats: Tsujiri

If you haven’t heard of Tsujiri before, the company is a long withstanding brand in Japan, famous for its matcha green tea. Tsujiri started off 155 years ago specializing in producing its own green tea and opening its own tea shops in Kyoto. It has now grown to be a global brand with one of…

MUJI Opens on Robson Street

The wait is finally over – downtown Vancouver has its very own MUJI, the second to open this year (first being at Metropolis at Metrotown). The largest MUJI to open in Canada, this latest edition on Robson Street is home to over 4500 products, with the store consisting of over 14,500 square feet. Formerly the home…

UNIQLO Canada opens at Metropolis at Metrotown

After many, many months of anticipation and excitement… UNIQLO Canada is finally opening at Metropolis at Metrotown today October 6th at 10:00am! This is their third location in Canada and the first(!) on the West Coast, following their first two locations in Toronto. UNIQLO celebrated their opening last night with a traditional sake cracking ceremony…

San Francisco Eats – Hitachino Beer & Wagyu

Nest is best! Hitachino Nest Beer is a craft brewery created in 1823 in Hitachi, Japan, located in the Ibaraki prefecture outside of Tokyo. I’ve been a huge fan ever since being introduced to Hitachino Nest’s White Ale beer in California during a work trip. It’s hard to find Hitachino beers in Vancouver, so I take…

Maruyama: Omakase with Chef

Thanks to Raymond of ChineseBites, we were invited to a private omakase nigiri tasting at the new, cozy Maruyama Japanese Restaurant, opened June just earlier this year. Previously the raw bar chef at Blue Water Cafe, Chef Yoshiya Maruyama has ventured into opening his own restaurant in East Vancouver on Rupert St, replacing the old Kimura….