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The Ooleaf Tea Lounge: Bubble Tea Shop in Richmond

A new bubble tea shop is in town and it’s The Ooleaf Tea Lounge located right beside Aberdeen Skytrain Station. They are currently in their soft opening phase and are working out any kinks before their grand opening. They specialize [...]

April 1, 2019 Bubble Tea, Cafe, Richmond

[Sneak Peek] The Study Public House at SFU Burnaby

After a much needed refresh of the SFU Pub at the Maggie Benson Centre on the Burnaby Campus, Joseph Richard Group took over the space and give it new life as The Study Public House. Being an SFU Alumni, I [...]

March 31, 2019 North Burnaby, Pub/Bar

JJ’s Restaurant: Lunch Buffet at Vancouver Community College (Downtown)

JJ’s Restaurant does lunch buffet for one day out of the month. Usually, they have a 3 course lunch menu for $23 or a la carte options. I’ve dined many times at JJ’s Restaurant as well as VCC’s other dining [...]

March 30, 2019 Buffet, Downtown

Passion Tearoom: Bubble Tea in Downtown Vancouver

Passion Tearoom is a bubble tea shop on Howe and Nelson in Downtown Vancouver. They pride themselves for using real fruits in their smoothies and real tea in their bubble tea beverage. A few people told me to check it [...]

March 25, 2019 Bubble Tea, Downtown

Old Street 老街小吃: Chinese Crepe and Taiwanese beef noodle soup in Burnaby

Old Street 老街小吃 is a restaurant located across from Metropolis at Metrotown specializing in Chinese Crepes and Taiwanese beef noodle soup. There’s more and more new restaurants in the area and it’s good to see plenty of options. We were [...]

March 24, 2019 Bubble Tea, South Burnaby, Taiwanese

20th Annual Healthy Chef BC Competition: Recap

The 20th Annual BCPMA Healthy Chef Competition happened on March 20th at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Vancouver co-hosted by BC Produce Marketing Association and BC Chefs’ Association (BCCA) . The event welcomed over 500 guests to showcase the use [...]

March 22, 2019 British Columbia, Event

Emperor Love: Instant Tea Latte Review

Emperor Love is a premium tea brand from Taiwan since 1950 starting as a family owned and operated business. They pride themselves by using the finest tea to bring the quality brews and offers a fresh perspective of the modern [...]

March 20, 2019 product

Colour See See: Shanghainese Dumplings in Burnaby

Colour See See is a new Shanghainese Dumpling shop located in Burnaby right across from Metropolis at Metrotown. I heard from a few people that I have to check this place out, so a few of us decided to come [...]

March 19, 2019 Shanghai, South Burnaby

Banh Mi Saigon: Vietnamese Sandwiches in Vancouver

Banh Mi Saigon is a quaint family owned banh mi shop on Victoria Drive. A lot of people rave about this being one of the best banh mi shops in Vancouver, so I had to come here to give it [...]

March 18, 2019 Renfrew-Collingwood, Vietnamese

M8: West Coast and Asian Fusion in Vancouver

M8 is a West Coast and Asian fusion restaurant so you will see the flavours of East meets West reflected on their menu. They have been open for the last year right in Downtown Vancouver by the Burrard Street Bridge. [...]

March 17, 2019 Downtown, Fusion

Usagi Sweets: Japanese Sweets in Vancouver

Usagi Sweets is a small shop with Japanese pastries like mochi mochi, brownies, cookies, and other sweet treats. It is run by the daughter of the owners of the now defunct Basho Cafe, which has now become Yama Cafe after [...]

March 16, 2019 Cafe, Dessert, Fairview, Japanese

Flamin’ Hot Nacho Doritos: Review

Flamin’ Hot Doritos has finally made its way up to Canada at most major grocery stores. This takes the Doritos that we know and love with an extra added kick of Flamin’ Hot seasoning. We know this flavour all too [...]

March 15, 2019 product

DD Mau: Modern Vietnamese Cuisine in Chinatown

DD Mau opened their second location in Chinatown with an expanded menu and bar. Their original location in Yaletown has a limited menu and mostly serve Banh Mi sandwiches. I’ve been here several times since their opening but finally had [...]

March 14, 2019 Chinatown, Fusion, Vietnamese

AspenClean: Eco-Friendly Cleaning Services in Metro Vancouver

Spring is not quite here yet, but getting a deep cleaning of the home early this year isn’t a bad thing at all. With Marie Kondo inspiring millions of people to tidy up and determine what in their home sparks [...]

March 13, 2019 British Columbia, Home

Starbucks Canada: Cloud Macchiato Review

Starbucks in Canada and US just launched their new Cloud Macchiato beverages featuring whipped cold foam made by combining 2% milk with Cloud Powder and a hint of flavour. In a blender, they whipped this up to a light foam [...]

March 12, 2019 British Columbia, Cafe

A&W Canada: Beyond Meat Sausage and Egger Review

A&W Canada is back at it again expanding their Beyond Meat menu. Back in July 2018, they introduced the Beyond Meat Burger and it was a hit among meat eaters and non-meat eaters. It was so successful that they even [...]

March 11, 2019 British Columbia, Fast Food

Ca Phe Vietnamese Coffee House: Vancouver Vietnamese Coffee Bar Review

Vancouver’s First Pop Up Vietnamese Coffee Bar – Ca Phe Vietnamese Coffee House just opened up inside Chinatown House. I love Vietnamese Coffee, so when I heard they were opening, I had to drag some friends to check it the [...]

March 10, 2019 Cafe, Chinatown, Pop-Up Shop

MudLrk Shiitake Mushroom Chips: Review

MudLrk was founded in 2018 with a desire to eat more plant based foods like mushrooms. With the environment, design and food innovation – Shiitake Mushroom Chips was born by founder Trace Ostergren. Shiitake mushrooms are no stranger to Asian [...]

March 9, 2019 product