Edo Japan is opening this May Long Weekend at Pacific Centre Mall in downtown Vancouver! This Canadian fast food chain specializes in Japanese traditional Teppanyaki style cooking made with freshly prepared and delicious ingredients. There are over 100 Edo Japan food court and storefront locations across Canada. Their […]
Nubo Japanese Tapas is located on a quint little corner on 739 Pandora Ave. in downtown Victoria, British Columbia. We were over on Vancouver Island for a weekend getaway. Every time we are on vacation we always crave Asian food at least once – we […]
Harvest Community Foods (or as I like to refer to Harvest Union) is a local grocer servicing the Chinatown-Strathcona neighbourhood at 243 Union St. The grocery and food shop began is a community project (This Space), in which a public vote determined the use of the site. Harvest also offers an innovative chef-crafted CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares of bi-weekly seasonal farm produce (available year round, multiple weeks or an entire season).
Chef and Partner Gabriella Meyer and Owner Andrea Carlson from Burdock & Co. creates a neighbourly environment that is casual, warm and captures the essence of farm to table dining in a cafe setting.
Harvest carries local foods and products and offers a delicious, healthy noodle menu filled with a variety of fresh vegetables and meats. The broth is rich and not greasy. You leave filling full but not stuffed. I love the variety of hearty ingredients and the pork shoulder is SO tender!
#29: Ramen with squash, miso broth, nori, scallion, radish, and sesame. It is a vegetarian noodle bowl. But for me, I added some pork shoulder and am ajitama egg to my ramen. Let’s be real here!
#17: Udon with sake kazu chicken, watercress and shitake mushrooms.
Next time, I really need to try their dry noodle #31 with rice noodle and hazelnut, smoked chilli and greens.
Harvest Community Foods
Cuisine: Ramen, Grocery
Mon 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
243 Union St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2Z7
For lovers of Tannis Ling’s award winning Bao Bei, Kissa Tanto at 263 Pender Street is a must visit. It was voted number one enRoute Magazine Canada’s Best New Restaurant 2016. This highly anticipated restaurant with long lines and lengthy reservation waitlist does not disappoint. Executive […]
Round 1 of Dine Out Vancouver 2017 we made our way to Ancora over at 1600 Howe Street. I haven’t been back to Ancora since their grand opening. Personally, I’m dying to have their caviar service and sushi made by Sushi Chef Yoshi Tabo again. […]
Pokérrito (poké + burrito) is a new Poke restaurant at 558 Dunsmuir Street in Downtown, Vancouver. Serving gluten-free sushi burritos and flavorful marinated raw fish sashimi in your choice of rice or salad bowls. It’s generally a sushi-lover’s fast-food dream come true.
Chef Jung Moon is a former sushi chef from Korea and Mexico City, bringing Hawaiian flavors with Japanese techniques. Pokerrito menu offers a Signature menu that goes with a base of your choice of rice bowl, burrito, or salad:
- NORTH SHORE: Albacore Tuna (Flame Seared), Green onion, Sweet onion, Cucumber, Masago, Lettuce, Seaweed Salad, Crabmeat, Pineapple, Grape Tomato, Radish Sprout, Furikake, Umami Sauce
- DIAMOND HEAD: Spicy Tuna, Green onion, Sweet onion, Cucumber, Lettuce, Spicy seaweed salad, Crabmeat, Jalapeño, Ginger, Masago, Crispy onion, Furikake/Chili Flake, Sweet chili Sauce
- WAIKIKI: Octopus & Scallop, Green onion, Sweet onion, Cucumber, Lettuce, Seaweed salad, Masago, Crabmeat, Sweet corn, Radish sprout, Crispy onion, Sesame seed, Waba Sauce
- HANAUMA: Salmon, Green onion, Sweet onion, Cucumber, Lettuce, Seaweed salad, Crabmeat, Masago, Edamame, Ginger, Radish sprout, Furikake, Creamy mayo Sauce
- SUNSET BEACH (VEGETARIAN): Organic tofu, Green onion, Sweet onion, Cucumber, Lettuce, Kale, Seaweed salad, Avocado, Grape tomato, Sweet corn, Ginger, Radish sprout, Lemon, Citrus Ponzu Sauce
* You can substitute Protein for Signature menu
You can also build you own Poke Bowl from like the one I created from fresh fish/seafood poke (ahi tuna, spicy tuna, albacore tuna, salmon, shrimp, scallops, octopus), fillings, mix-ins, toppings, sides and sauce.
You can also add crunch with ingredients like crispy onion, macadamia nuts or mixed nuts. Ahi Tuna, Albacore Tuna, Salmon and extra masago, extra corn, extra crab meat with umami sauce!
I especially like Pokerrito because their bowls and burritos does not get watery near the end!
This 15 seater space offers window and bar seats. It is great for people watching. Unfortunately, there are limited street parking nearby. I suggesting parking at Pacific Centre, go shopping and walk over for a quick and healthy fix!
Cuisine: Japanese, Hawaiian, Sushi
Mon 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Open now
Fri 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
558 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1Y1
Chef Andrea Carlson (Burdock & Co) will be partnering with Chef Masayoshi Baba and Masa Shiroki on the Masa, Masa, Matsutake collaborative dinner at Burdock & Co this Sunday, November 20. The dinner is selling out fast! They are considering offering a second seating. If […]
The 12th annual Taste of Yaletown 2016 event starts tomorrow Oct 13th to 27th. During this two week period, 31 Yaletown restaurants will be offering special menus and wines for a limited time. Sharing and Pairings and fixe prix menu prices of $25, $35, or $45. Yaletown will be making a donation […]
Pepper Lunch Canada currently has two locations: Vancouver on Cambie street and Richmond on No.3 Road. This popular Japanese DIY Fast Food Steak restaurants offers sizzling hot teppanyaki style hot plates. As we approach the new Fall season, there are a few new menu items and combo meals.
Gyoza (Beef or Chicken): Each order comes with 12 pieces of juicy Japanese dumplings. The skin is thin and has a nice crunchy sear. Perfect for those sharing or looking for a lighter meal.
Maple Flavored Sliced Pork Steak: Sliced pork steak with bean sprouts, green beans, carrots and a bowl of rice. They use a nice pork butt that has a good tender meat to fat ratio.
Veggie Mushroom Burger: For those looking for a meatless meal, this is for you! This veggie burger patty is delicious, juicy and has a great earthy flavor. I’m so glad it doesn’t taste like cardboard compared to some other veggies burgers I’ve tried.
Yaki Udon: Your choice of beef or pork. It includes green beans, carrots and topped with bonito flakes and green onions for a nice umami boost of flavor. I’m so glad they have this on the menu. Sometimes, I’m just craving for a nice hot plate of noodles. I also like to let is sizzle a little longer for that nice charred flavor.
Also new at Pepper Lunch is their dinner special for 18.95. It comes with Prawns and sliced Angus Beef or a 300g Kobe Burger, a bowl of rice, plus miso soup, a drink and mochi ice cream!
300g Kobe Burger: Juicy and Tender. I love adding rice on the hot plate to make my own fried rice with lots of garlic butter!
Prawn and Sliced Angus Beef
Pepper Lunch offers a great hot meal quick lunch. Ask them about their loyalty cards – buy 10 Beef Pepper Rice and get one free.
Poke Time located on 1258 Robson Street (at Bute) is a fast food restaurant dedicated entirely to Hawaiian style sushi bar. Vancouver’s craze is booming with these much loved chopped raw seafood salad. The 900 sqft space is bright and open. Similar to Subway, Poke Time is […]
Ramen Koika is located at 1231 Davie Street (cross Bute). It is across from Stephos. I’m surprised they have been opened nearly two years and I have not heard about them. This underrated Japanese noodle restaurant in the West End deserves some extra love, especially […]
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The Ramenman opened awhile ago in West End of Downtown Vancouver on 841 Bidwell Street. It is Southwest of Marutama, around the bend from Kitanoya Guu with Garlic and Snowy Village. I have wanted to come in for some time now after seeing Sean’s beautiful photos. Finally, we were able to get a seat without any wait.
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- Chicken x Clam
- Chicken x Stew
- Chicken x Regular
- Vegetarian x Miso
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Chicken x Clam 11.75: Comes with your choice of charsui (pork, chicken or one of each). Juicy clams, green onions, red onion, parsley, garlic, black pepper, garlic and truffle oil. The broth itself is buttery smooth with chicken essence and has a creamy mouth feel. I particularly enjoyed that it was not overly salty. The truffle oil itself was faint, perhaps even goes unnoticed.
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Chicken x Regular 9.75: Same velvety broth with your choice of charsui (pork, chicken or one of each), ramen egg, bamboo shoots, Japanese leek, green onion, garlic, black pepper, green onion and truffle oil.
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I’m excited to come back to try their Vegetarian Broth x Miso. I will however add charsiu and also an ajitama egg. All the meat are sous vide and tender albeit pink to the eye; it is cooked.
Cuisine: Japanese Noodles, Ramen
Tue 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
841 Bidwell St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2J7
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Sugarholic Cafe Richmond inside Aberdeen Centre is a cute cafe that offers Japanese style pasta, desserts and tea variety. The restaurant itself is ultra girly with fancy (but uncomfortable chairs), sparkly chandeliers, floral accents and a white everything aesthetics. Sugarholic is also part of Estea Berevage […]
Spaghetei Vancouver is a Japanese pasta restaurant located at the end of Robson Street near Denman Street. Spaghetei, itself originated in Aomori, Japan since 1975. The restaurant space itself is bright, open and offers casual dining. It’s been awhile since we’ve last had Japanese style spaghetti, […]