New restaurant opening: Chew Restaurant, Burnaby

Taking over the Tea Wok Asian Cuisine, new restaurant Chew Restaurant establishes its presence on Kingsway as a new go-to Taiwanese bubble tea joint. Its unique decor, including artsy graffitti on the walls, and a dark colour scheme with neon pops of colour, as well as spacious seating welcomes any and all gatherings of couples,…

Cycling Taiwan Event Recap

To promote tourism, The Taiwan Tourism Board held the “Cycling Taiwan” event at Robson Square on June 5th. The event was to show the beautiful cycling trails, routes and infrastructure that Taiwan has to offer. It was quite educational! The event opened with a flash mob that included the Taiwan tourism ambassador Oh! Bear who…

Taiwanese tasting menu at Mosaic

It’s not secret that I’m a huge fan of Mosaic Grille, Grain Tasting Bar and Chef Thomas Heinrich. I can honestly say I’ve never had a bad experience dining at either restaurant, and both are my go-to places when I’m entertaining out-of-town guests (or hanging out with @joshrimer). As if I needed another reason to…

Tapioca Cafe 三年一班

During the summer, Richmond’s Tapioka Express changed names to Tapioca Cafe 三年一班 and changed ownership. Located in Union Square a few doors down from Richmond Sushi, I recently visited the bubble tea and Taiwanese restaurant to try it out. What I was greeted with was a school-themed restaurant, with servers dressed in school uniforms, wooden…

Orange Corner Tea House

Orange Corner has two locations: One in Kerrisdale and one in Burnaby, in Station Square Mall. This is where we found ourselves for lunch on a sunny Thursday afternoon. Orange Corner server a wide array of dishes – Taiwanese food, crepes, bubble tea, chocolate fondue… there’s lot of variety there! Looking at the menu we…