Tasting Plates YVR – Coquitlam Recap

Vancouver Foodster’s latest Tasting Plates took foodies on a tour of my neighbourhood – Coquitlam! I was excited to be exploring my own neighbourhood, trying 5 new establishments that up to now I haven’t visited. Welcome to the ‘burbs, where we can still find international cuisine ranging from Malaysian coffee buns, Korean deep fried chicken,…

Havana Restaurant

This restaurant has been a staple on The Drive for 19 years. In a city like Vancouver that’s known for opening restaurants in the blink of an eye (and closing them just as fast), it is obvious that Havana is doing something right. I came here for Richard Wolak’s Vancouver Taco Challenge to try their Pacific…

Playa Tropical Mexican Restaurant

I know, I know, another post about Mexican food. What can I say, it’s what I’m craving lately. I’ve heard really good things about this small Mexican restaurant in New West. I read Sherman’s review, and aside from him being my favourite food blogger, he has a reputation for telling it like it is. Looking at…

Pachamami Sabor Latino

Once in awhile you stumble upon a gem of a restaurant in the least suspected places. Such was the case of me finding Pachamami. I love Latin food, and this small restaurant close to the Newton area of Surrey is the perfect place to satisfy a Latin food craving. This restaurant has only been open…

Carnaval de Sol 2012

Regardless of the liquid sunshine, Carnaval del Sol took over Granville St. yesterday. The festival celebrates everything Latin America – from Culture to food to sport. The event was coordinated  by @Latincouver.

House of Empanadas

Located on the corner of Davie and Bute, there’s this tiny little restaurant called House of Empanadas. Run by some nice Latin American folks, this place offers authentic Latin fare made with quality ingredients such as organic greens and grass-fed meats. All their empanadas are made in-house, and are baked, not fried. Also made in-house…

Lima’s Taste Ceviche Bar in New York

have to say I had very high hopes for Lima’s Taste. I love Ceviche and with this restaurant being in a fantastic location in Greenwich Village I was really looking forward to a great meal, I walked away disappointed although there were some bright spots. The restaurant has not been opened long and its right…