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…

#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…

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….

Kamei Royale Grand Opening Celebration

Kamei Royale hosted its grand opening celebration on June 23rd at its new location at 1066 West Hastings Street, a few blocks down from where it was before on West Georgia. Their grand opening party treated VIP guests and local foodies to an evening of Japanese entertainment and sampling of its menu. Sushi, oysters, bite-sized appetizers on crackers, wine,…

Fraser Valley Food Show 2016 April 1-3

This weekend is the 8th Annual Fraser Valley Food Show 2016 taking place at the Tradex in Abbotsford. The show features over 120 exhibitors, 3 demonstration stages, a Cheese Seminar area, the Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition on Saturday, and a Gluten-free Living Show. New this year to the Show is an Edible Garden and Spring Craft Market. I had the…

Meinhardt Pacific Centre

This past Friday, the Pacific Centre location of Meinhardt opened up their second location in Vancouver. With a slogan “Feed Your Curiosity”, Meinhardt offers Vancouver’s urbanites a home cooked meal on the go. Opened weekdays at 7am, the store offers the office crowd quick and healthy options to grab and go – locally roasted coffee, breakfast sandwiches,…

Sekai Udon Bar

This restaurant is located inside Metropolis at Metrotown, Sekai Udon Bar is a refreshing change from regular mall fare. The sushi is fresh, the prices are affordable and the noodles are made in-house. I was pleasantly surprised by the freshness of the rolls and the quality of the food. The noodles are delicious and fresh….

AQUA Sushi + Juice Bar

My work recently moved to Olympic Village and because of this I have had the chance to explore the restaurants available in the area more. It’s developed a lot in the past few years and if you haven’t been by, you’re missing out. Seriously, the only place I used to come visit was Marios Gelati and…

Sushi Boss

I came across Sushi Boss while I was looking up a new sushi restaurant to try in Coquitlam. Rated highly on Urbanspoon with rave reviews from diners, I needed to go try this out for myself to find out how good this was. Sushi Boss is located in a small plaza at the corner of Robson Drive…

Aji Japanese Bistro – El Dorado Hills, California

Last week I made a trip to El Dorado Hills, California for work. Located 30-40 minutes northeast of Sacramento, I didn’t expect much from the restaurants in this town. With only a hand full of restaurants in El Dorado Hills, my colleagues and I had a group dinner reservation at Aji Japanese Bistro, a local Japanese…