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, sautéing, 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

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Western Lake

At Western Lake, good things come to those who wait. No matter what day it is, queues can be upwards of over an hour and that's even for people with existing reservations. If you're going to try your luck and walk in without a reservation, expect to be disappointed. People flock over to get their … Continue reading Western Lake

Deer Garden

I'm sure many of you know Deer Garden Signatures as the go-to place for noodle soups where you can customize your bowl of noodles from soup base, noodles, and toppings. But.. how many of you guys out there know about Deer Garden's Coquitlam location where they serve up classic Chinese-style comfort food? According to the … Continue reading Deer Garden

Ho Yuen Kee

Ho Yuen Kee is a traditional Chinese restaurant located in Fraserhood in Vancouver. Among their extensive Chinese menu, they are best known for their seafood-notably the Lobster Sticky Rice. Reservations were made in advance of course and we arrived promptly for our 6pm seating. Considering it an early dinner service, the place was already packed … Continue reading Ho Yuen Kee

Snackshot

Snackshot is a 60s/70s themed Hong Kong style dessert cafe that recently joined the Marpole neighbourhood alongside notable restaurants like Cafe de l'Orangerie. Owned by a young couple with roots in Hong Kong, Snackshot serves up traditional asian desserts with a modern twist with its eye-catching packaging fit for social-media loving patrons to capture. Unlike … Continue reading Snackshot

Ali Shan

Fact: I am not a huge fan when it comes to dining at restaurants located inside malls. There's just something about mall restaurants that give off the impression that they do not strive to create or maintain a loyal customer base due to their convenient location in highly trafficked areas. Or is that just me? Ali … Continue reading Ali Shan