The other night I attended a “When Poultry Meets Wine” popup dinner at Edible Canada with Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry. The action-packed evening was filled with delicious eats featuring different poultry products, wine pairings from Ripples Estate Winery and a culinary demonstration by Chef Tobias on […]
Chef Clement Chan and the Torafuku team celebrates Torafuku’s third birthday. Torafuku translates to lucky tiger in Japanese, and tiger is the Chinese zodiac symbol for the number three. We’ve been here for their grand opening and curated private events! Now Chef Chan continues to […]
If you’re looking for refuge from the blistering heat, or in need of a refreshing cocktail on a steamy summer night, the latest drink additions from The Carbon Bar will surely do the trick. Infused with quintessential warm-weather spirits, hints of refreshing citrus and a splash of seasonal sweetness, these cocktails are the perfect antidote to the city’s most sweltering days.
The Joker and the Thief: Ungava Gin, Prevedello prosecco, elderflower, lime, honey syrup, Barkeep saffron bitters
Summer is Coming: High River whiskey, Southern Comfort, Amaro Averna, maple syrup, lemon, Rosehip hibiscus tincture
Kimono: Zubrowska Bison Grass vodka, Domaine de Canton, Grand Marnier, Peychaud’s Aperitivo, lemon, strawberries
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“We all know that keeping up a healthy lifestyle in today’s 24-7 world isn’t easy, and it’s even more challenging when it comes to maintaining or losing weight – something that’s on everyone’s mind as summer approaches,” said Brenda Embree, Nutribar Brand Manager. “No one can deny […]
Getting the Jump: Up-and-Coming Street Food Destinations
Cities that are getting more delicious by the minute
Street food is a quick, convenient, usually delicious and authentically local way to get to know a new place. With this in mind, a recent study from Booking.com found that 37% of Canadian travellers plan to incorporate new food and drink destinations into their travel plans this year – and more than 46% say they pick a destination for its great food or drink. To help give travelling foodies the inside scoop on where to eat before it hits mainstream popularity, we have uncovered** three of the most promising up-and-coming street food destinations.
Melbourne in Victoria, Australia
Doughnuts from the USA, with an Aussie twist
Melbournians are already known for their deep and passionate love affair with coffee and when it comes to food, this Australian city is leading the world. The city’s first permanent food truck park was established in 2015 in Northcote, where a rotating list of trucks offer an international spread of comfort and health food.
Since then, street food in the city has gone from strength to strength, especially in the northern suburbs like Preston where you’ll find The Food Truck Park, serving up gigantic burgers, nachos, pizza and craft beers.
The Bell Motel is just a 5 minute-drive from the park and is the ideal location for napping off those massive portions. It’s also a short drive to River Graze – an unmissable, family-friendly event held along the banks for the Yarra River in mid-March. The culinary program includes ‘cheese showcases’, ‘dessert celebrations’ and the World’s Longest Lunch, a raucous celebration attended by over 1,700 people.
Granada in Andalucía, Spain
Golden churros served with cones of thick, dark chocolate
Andalusians are rightly proud of their street food. Visitors to Granada will find delicious, earthy flavours served with a touch of theatricality that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the taste buds. Highlights include papas asadas (jacket potatoes) piping hot from portable vintage ovens, roast chestnut sellers with steaming trays, luminous prickly pears and gigantic slabs of ice cream, almost toppling out of sugar cones.
Travellers who like to graze on the go should head straight for the covered Mercado San Agustin (held daily in Plaza de San Agustín). Here you’ll find many of Granada’s signature dishes such as golden churros served with cones of thick, dark chocolate or lighter milk chocolate.
While the city’s main markets have enough to keep the casual visitors enthralled for hours, locals go out of their way to visit the Zaidin Market for low prices and fresh produce. Just in case your eyes are bigger than your stomach, the Granada Universal apartments are nearby and come with a complete kitchen.
Lat Krabang in Bangkok Province, Thailand
‘Boat noodles’ in Lat Krabang
Lat Krabang’s street food may already have popped up on your radar after one of the Bangkok district’s vendors made headlines for creating rainbow crepes, served with Nutella, bananas and plenty of social media acclaim. But there’s a lot more to the area’s street food than the ability to stay on trend.
Travellers with adventurous palates should pay a visit to the Suvarnabhumi Outdoor Market, where most of the menus are in Thai, and non-Thai speakers tend to just point to whatever looks and smells the best. Options include crispy chicken wings, pad thai, creamy red and green curries, egg noodle soups and portable cardboard containers of fragrant congee (rice porridge, often served with pork).
The Hua Ta Khae section of Lat Krabang used to be a floating village of market stalls and food hawkers. Today it’s still one of Bangkok’s most atmospheric neighborhoods. Visitors can stay at the Residence Suvarnabhumi which has its own café on-site with an extensive menu to try out, not to mention a local Thai market a 10-minute walk away.
** The data scientists at Booking calculated which destinations had the most growth in endorsements for ‘street food’ from international travellers in 2017.
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One of my favourite things to order at a Taiwanese restaurant is their Green Onion Beef Rolls 牛肉捲餅. A lot of times you will find this at BBT shops. This Taiwanese burrito makes a great snack! I love the pan fried scallion pancake on the […]
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Rosa’s Cucina Italiana is a tiny Italian restaurant in Port Moody on 2331 Clarke Street. This local Cucina is a classic mom and pop shop that offers homemade pasta. Unfortunately, well, it is just that, “homemade” – and not particularly gourmet. In a small market […]
I can never get enough of pan fried soya noodles! It is a classic Cantonese comfort dish. Pan Fried Soya Noodles 豉油皇炒麵 pairs so well with congee for breakfast or over dim sum! Those thin, crispy pan fried noodles are so irresistible and the soya […]
Kai Japanese Restaurant is located in Port Coquitlam by Fremont Village (beside A&W, near Wal-mart). This new sushi bar / izakaya has only been opened for approximately four months. This new sushi restaurants offers oshi sushi (pressed sushi similar to Miku and Kishimoto). So you can imagine how excited I was to try this!
The interior is roomy and clean. Lots of booth seats, four tops and bar seats. It is baby friendly and opens seven days a week! Prices are reasonable and service is friendly. I also liked that the menu offers a variety of tapas, tempura, pan fried noodles, rolls, sashimi and oshi sushi (pressed sushi).
To start things right we ordered two Sapporo on tap.
Salmon Oshi Sushi 13: sockeye salmon, serrano pepper, kai sauce. It was tasty and comparable toto Miku and Kishimoto plus we don’t have to drive to downtown! We also really liked their Saba and albacore tuna version as well.
Few nigiri pieces we always order is saba, hotate and toro.
Grilled Skewers: We love their spicy pork skewers and chicken loaded with green onions.
Giant Bomb roll
We are happy that Kai Japanese Restaurant is now in the Fremont neighbourhood and can’t wait to go back. It’s been a long time since we’ve had an Izakaya. I also am already craving their oshi sushi pressed sushi!
Kai Japanese Restaurant
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi Bar, Izakaya
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It’s been a very long time since we last visited Sushi K Kamizato. Even though we live mere minutes away, we’ve been going to eat at other places in the Tri-Cities. The menu has changed a lot since they first opened. It is more concise and focused on sashimi, […]
Earls Restaurant Group is opened its new Ambleside Beach location on May 9, 2018. The first Earls to open in BC since 2010, Earls Ambleside Beach has been conceived specifically for this West Vancouver location and demographic. The design is ‘West Coast meets California Beach’ style […]