Taishoken

There's no doubt that Vancouver's food scene is increasingly becoming more Asian-oriented in some form or another. Literally hundreds of sushi joints, handful of pho establishments, and of course- ramen. I'm crazy about ramen. From the different types of noodle, broth, seasoning, and protein.. the options we have in the Lower Mainland seem endless. You'll … Continue reading Taishoken

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Ramen Gojiro

Ramen Gojiro, is a relatively new ramen shop that opened up on Dunsmuir Street close to Granville Station. What sets Ramen Gojiro apart from the other ramen places around Vancouver is their broth. Ramen Gojiro specializes in jiro-style ramen using a combination of tonkotsu broth and shoyu giving it an almost thin pork gravy-like consistency … Continue reading Ramen Gojiro

Ramen Danbo

Ramen Danbo is a Japan-based restaurant chain famous for their fukuoka-style tonkotsu ramen. From humble beginnings in a small town of Chikushino, Japan the Ramen Danbo chain has grown consistently throughout the years with Vancouver being the first North American location outside of Japan. Located in the heart of Kitsilano, the drive here was a … Continue reading Ramen Danbo

Makoto

Vancouver is home to thousands of hidden gems. You could say I've had my fair share of sushi, pizza, and pho in the city, but I'm constantly in the search for the "best" of everything. Makoto is a Japanese-owned mom and pop establishment in South Burnaby best known for serving Japanese comfort food. They've been around for quite … Continue reading Makoto

Raisu

Raisu is the newest addition to the Tamaru Shoten Group that owns other successful notable Japanese Izakayas Kingyo, Suika,and Rajio in Vancouver. Similar to their sister restaurants, Raisu serves a great selection of unique Japanese tapas, entrees, and cocktails. If you have been to any of their sister restaurants, you could expect the menu and … Continue reading Raisu

Gyo-O

Gyo-O, which translates to “Fish King” is Japanese restaurant located on Sexsmith Road within Continental Mall that specializes in donburi (rice bowls , ramen, and udon noodle soups with focus on seafood. This place is a great alternative to regular Japanese establishments as they put more emphasis on Japanese comfort food rather than sushi. The … Continue reading Gyo-O