Monday, May 11, 2015

The Ramen Butcher - the first step out of downtown

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The Ramen Butcher

223 E Georgia St,  Vancouver

Food: 3.5
Service: 4
Price: Fair

While you read this post, I will once again be in Taiwan, hopefully this time when I get back I will have more time to share my trip report, and summarize all the best places to eat. Anyway, another ramen joint has popped up in Vancouver (when will you guys ever branch out of there, and consider Surrey, wishful thinking) to join the million other ones. The only difference is the location, this one is actually in Chinatown instead of downtown for once.
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Nahm Thai Bistro - upscale Thai cuisine

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Nahm Thai Bistro

#202-13650 102 Ave , Surrey (Whalley)

Nahm Thai Bistro on Urbanspoon

Food: 4
Service: 3.5
Price: Fair +

I know I should judge a book by its cover, but it's just human nature to do so. When I first saw this upscale looking Thai restaurant, I was thinking this place certainly doesn't look authentic. I guess in my mind authentic equals family style type restaurant. I must say I am pleasantly surprised that the food is actually quite good.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Soft Peaks - it was indeed so soft and creamy

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Soft Peaks Ice Cream

25 Alexander St , Vancouver

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Food: 4.5
Price: Fair +

I actually heard and seen pictures of Soft Peaks before they even opened in Vancouver. At the time I was wishing we had one here base on my friend's review, plus it looked so darn good. I was planning to go later during the month, but luckily I received an invitation email to try just shortly after their soft opening. So I 'conqueror' all odds (found someone to watch the baby, I deserve a day to myself) and marched myself down there for a tasting. 
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Motherhood - Top 10 Things

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I have officially gotten a new title/new job that I can't quit for probably the next 18 years. This job is certainly not a piece of cake, but it has its rewarding moments. I find the toughest (thus far) was the first 3 month (the probation period), because that's when my 'boss' was the most demanding, plus all the overtime I had to pull. I guess all this was to make sure I am fit for the job.
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Monday, December 15, 2014

Faubourg - beautiful location

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Faubourg

769 Hornby Street, Vancouver

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Food: 3.5
Price: Fair

Okay, so I have been MIA for way too long. As I mentioned in the news section, I have entering another chapter of my life: being a mother. It was pretty tough in the beginning with lots of challenges, but we got through it all (remember all new mommies, it will get better as they grow older, so hang in there ^^). Now my baby is 5 month old, and I am finally finding some time to myself, so I guess I will get back to blogging. This blog will probably change from it's usual food/travel to everything about life, I hope you will continue to enjoy it. Once again, thanks for reading :).

Faubourg has also been on my go-to list for dessert, but most times it's just too out of the way for us. So when I heard they opened a new downtown location, I was pretty happy.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nicli Antica Pizzeria - certified Neapolitan pizzeria

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Nicli Antica Pizzeria

62 E Cordova St, Vancouver

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Food: 4
Service: 3.5
Price: Fair

R and I were racking our brain for a good restaurant to bring our oversea guest to try. It had to be something more special than just ramen (tons in Asia) or simple west coast cuisine. After a short search, we decided on a certified Neapolitan Pizzeria in Gastown due to its convenient location for our guest and raving reviews.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Spaghetei - spaghetti with a Japanese twist

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Spaghetei すぱげっ亭

1741 Robson St, Vancouver

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Food: 3.5
Service: 3.5
Price: Fair

Spaghetei has been on my radar for awhile, the reason I haven't tried it is because I heard two opposite opinions about this place: one highly recommend it, while the other thought the food was average. R has always been a fan of Yoshoku restaurant, which serves western-influenced Japanese dishes, so finally we decided to check it out for ourselves.
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