le Crocodile [Restaurant]

To celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday, she chose a restaurant that she’s never been to, but has always wanted to try.   le Crocodile has been a Vancouver establishment for 30+ years, and after going there for the first time, I can understand why it’s had such longevity!   Going against our usual dining method,…

Ring of Fire Honey Garlic Ghost Wings

Burn your ass off ghost pepper wings!

Brewery And the Beast

Last year, Jax had heard about an event that showcased all of the top restaurants in Vancouver in one venue, where it was all you can eat.  After she told me about it, we knew we had to attend the next year.  Well guess what — that was today!   Called Brewery And The Beast,…

Nightingale [Restaurant]

After being open for just a short 6 weeks, Jax’s brother arranged a dinner for his birthday at this newest must-go-to spot.  Located at the far end of Burrard on Hastings, it’s in prime parking-ticket territory.  Nightingale is the newest offering from [over-hyped] famed restauranteur David Hawksworth.  Even though his flagship restaurant has received rave…

Malaysian* Steamed Chocolate Cake

*note: not Malaysian at all Recently, a coworker hosted a Malaysian/South East Asian potluck night.  I had asked the host what to bring, and she suggested dessert.  Now, I don’t know how to make any Malay food nor desserts, so I was banging my head against a wall trying to figure out what to make.  Finally,…

Escape Okonomiyaki

Our newest obsession has been to experience ‘escape rooms’ – Vancouver has had an explosion of these businesses pop up, each completely different from one another.  We’ve probably gone to two dozen of them, and have no plans of slowing down!  What does this have to do with okonomiyaki?  Absolutely nothing! 🙂 I’ve always loved…

Sisig using Portuguese-Style Roasted Suckling Pig

It was my birthday recently, and as a tradition, I usually end up going to Chefe Daniel (at his new location in Surrey) for a group dinner.  This year, I finally planned it far enough in advance to pre order in an entire suckling pig (?!!) After feasting on it with 20 of my closest…

Minami [Restaurant]

After trying the food samples of Minami at Tonari Gumi’s Sake Festival, Jax and I have been itching to go to the restaurant to try the food.  Hearing really great things about their Omakase, we decided it was the Chef’s Menu, or bust.  Attempting to make reservations following the symphony we attended last week, our…

Dumb Trini Fry Bake and Saltfish

My co-worker, who was born and raised in Trinidad, has been going on a Trini-kick for the past few weeks.  He booked his tickets to Carnival, and has been getting in the mood for it by speaking the language, and eating the food.  Last week, he brought up that he was missing fry bake and…

Yu Xiang Yuan [Restaurant]

One night, Jax had a hankering (yes, hankering) for some Shanghai Xiao long bao (soup dumplings).  Using a famous search engine that starts with G and ends with oogle, we found one close by on Fraser Street.  Thinking it would suck, we decided to skip it, and head into Richmond for some tried-and-true ones that we knew…

Tonari Gumi Premium Sake Tasting

Last night, Jax and I attended a premium sake tasting event put on by the Tonari Gumi Japanese Community Volunteers Association.  My colleague (thanks pmo!) has been going for years, and really hyped the event up.  How could I not go to an event which features some of Vancouvers top Japanese restaurants, and of course, an unlimited…