BlackBall

BlackBall is a well known Taiwanese dessert chain with over 100 locations around the globe. They are best known for their popular grass jelly dessert and crushed ice series. As many of you know, I usually don't visit Richmond often and when I do - I try to maximize it as much as possible! BlackBall … Continue reading BlackBall

Asaka Ramen

Living in the Tri-Cities, I consider driving to Richmond such a luxury these days given the rising gas prices. Of course, every time I come to Richmond, I always convince myself that visiting a new restaurant is a must! Since the boyfriend and I were heading to the outlet for some shopping, we decided to … Continue reading Asaka Ramen

Xi An Cuisine

Chinese food is incredibly diverse with each region offering different variations of their take on what makes their culture and food unique.  The distinction lies in  how the food is traditionally prepared (braising, sautĂ©ing, stir-frying, steaming, stewing, etc!). An influx of different types of Chinese cuisine are slowly trickling into the food scene and it's quite … Continue reading Xi An Cuisine

Downlow Chicken Shack

Nothing short of an overnight sensation, Vancouverites have probably hardly ever heard of Nashville-style hot chicken. Recently opened, Downlow Chicken Shack on Commerical Drive is Vancouver's first ever Nashville-style hot chicken wing joint. The concept of Nashville-style hot chicken is simple, comprising of three components: bread, chicken, and pickle. The traditional rub of Nashville hot … Continue reading Downlow Chicken Shack

Linh Cafe

Linh Cafe is a bistro that specializes in French and Vietnamese cuisine. The owner, Tai Nguyen came from humble beginnings starting as a dishwasher, moving his way up in the culinary world under the wing of Chef Jean-Yves Bonoit of L'Emotion and Chef Steeve RayĂ© of CafĂ© RĂ©galade- which developed his love for French cuisine. Linh … Continue reading Linh Cafe

Wildebeest

Happy weekend, everyone! Over the winter break, I met up with some friends for brunch at Wildebeest located in historic Gastown. For those of you who frequent Catch 122, they're practically next door to each other (minus the crazy line-up) Similar to Fable Diner and Forage, Wildebeest emphasizes on sustainable agriculture known as the "farm-to-table" concept where … Continue reading Wildebeest