Browsing the "Chinatown" Category

The Keefer Bar: Drinks and Bites

The Keefer Bar is a pretty awesome place to hang out after work especially for happy hour. The interior of the bar is very grungy and dark, but it’s so interesting to look around the walls to see remnants of old [...]

January 12, 2016 Chinatown, Happy Hour, Three Beakers

Ba Le Sandwich Shop: Quick Cheap Banh Mi

Ba Le Sandwich Shop in Chinatown is a tiny shop that sells incredibly cheap banh mi sandwiches. Any lunch thats under $5 has got my attention. It’s even cheaper than McDonalds. I’m trying not to spend much for lunch, so [...]

January 9, 2016 Chinatown, lunch, Three Beakers, Vietnamese

Ramen Butcher: Tsukemen

Another lunch visit to Ramen Butcher means trying something new on the menu with my coworkers. The space is nice and its never too crowded during lunch as most people head to Phnom Penh. This area has definitely changed a [...]

January 6, 2016 Chinatown, Ramen, Two Beakers

The Union: Drinks and Pan-Asian Eats

The Union is an industrial-chic hub serving creative cocktails & Pan-Asian eats, including bibimbop and banh mi. I was quite surprised by the pan-asian menu. It is located right by the Georgia Viaduct. I came here with my coworkers after [...]

January 1, 2016 Chinatown, Late Night, Three Beakers, Vietnamese

Crackle Creme: Creme Brulee, Waffles, and Macarons

Crackle Crème is a small, craft-style dessert cafe serving up artisan crème brûlée and authentic Belgian liège waffles in small batches. They are located right in Chinatown close to the Gerogia Viaduct. I came here with a few friends after [...]

December 28, 2015 Chinatown, Dessert, Three Beakers

Gain Wah: Hole in the Wall in Chinatown

Deep in the heart of Chinatown, there is a hole in the wall restaurant called Gain Wah. Once I stepped inside, it felt like I was transported back into the 90s, or perhaps even before then. At first I was [...]

August 29, 2015 Cafe, Chinatown, Chinese, lunch, Three Beakers

Fat Mao Noodles: New in Chinatown

Fat Mao is the latest addition to Chinatown. Recently, there has been a bunch of new restaurants opening up nearby like Torafuku and Ramen Butcher. Since I work close to this area, I get super excited when something new opens [...]

August 23, 2015 Chinatown, Noodles, Taiwanese, Three Beakers

Golden Garden: Vietnamese Food in Chinatown

Golden Garden Vietnamese Cuisine / Kim Saigon Sandwiches is an affordable restaurant with amazing items like pho, bahn mi sandwiches, spring rolls, and a lot more. I was introduced to Golden Garden by my coworkers a few years ago and this has [...]

July 29, 2015 Cafe, Chinatown, Kid Friendly, lunch, Three Beakers, Vietnamese

Scent of a Sandwich: Lunch in Chinatown

Scent of a Sandwich is located close to Main St and Hastings St. This place always catches my eye because it’s one of the only places near my office to send mail. My coworker and I thought we should try [...]

July 25, 2015 Cafe, Chinatown, lunch, Sandwich, Two Beakers

Okanagan Spring Brewmasters Dinner at Mamie Taylor’s

I had the pleasure of being invited to the Okanagan Spring Brewmaster’s Dinner at Mamie Taylors a few days ago. The event celebrates the start of Vancouver Craft Beer Week and the launch of Okanagan Spring’s new Sonder Hefeweizen. As a beer [...]

May 31, 2015 Chinatown, Event, International

Propaganda Coffee: Cafe in Chinatown

Propaganda Coffee is located in Chinatown on East Pender and Main Street. They opened up earlier this year. They use beans from local companies like Timbertrain and Elysian. Their bar is pretty neat so you can see what they are [...]

May 30, 2015 Bakery, Cafe, Chinatown, Three Beakers

The Ramen Butcher: New Ramen Restaurant in Chinatown

The Ramen Butcher hasn’t even officially opened yet, but there is a line up. They have a soft opening from February 1st till February 4th with $5 ramen. They open at 11am and close when they run out of noodles [...]

February 2, 2015 Chinatown, Japanese, Ramen, Three Beakers

New Mitzie’s Restaurant 美斯餐廳: HK Cafe in Chinatown

New Mitzie’s Restaurant is located in the heart of Chinatown in Vancouver. I feel like I’ve been to Mitzie’s when I was a kid as my parents would come to this area all the time. The interior seemed like it [...]

January 20, 2015 Cafe, Chinatown, Chinese, Three Beakers

Matchstick Coffee Roasters: New Location in Chinatown

Matchstick Coffee has opened their newest location in Chinatown close to Phnom Penh. They are a specialty roastery and retailer in Vancouver, BC, with an emphasis on hand-crafted preparation and delivery of single-origin coffees. Their Chinatown location is a lot bigger than their Kingsway/Fraser location. [...]

October 5, 2014 Cafe, Chinatown, Three Beakers

New Town Bakery: The Food is Disgusting

New Town Bakery is one of the must-visit places in Vancouver’s Chinatown according to  CNN. They have won multiple awards for their baked goods. New Town Bakery has been around since the 1980s serving Filipino and Chinese pastries. Their original location [...]

July 17, 2014 Chinatown, Chinese, lunch, One Beaker

Pazzo Chow: New Italian Restaurant in Chinatown

Pazzo Chow is the newest restaurant to open up in Chinatown. They serve up Italian food in their cosy little restaurant. You can expect home-cooked Italian food for takeout or eating in the restaurant. They also serve espresso, homemade focaccia bread, [...]

July 16, 2014 Cafe, Chinatown, Dessert, Italian, lunch, Three Beakers

Mamie Taylors: Food and Taxidermy

Mamie Taylor’s is one of the newer restaurants to open up in Chinatown across from Phnom Penh. It’s usually busy in the evenings and there is pay parking in the streets. They serve up modern American food on their menu [...]

June 29, 2014 American, Chinatown, Four Beakers, Late Night, Pub/Bar, Tapas

The Boss Restaurant 大班餐廳餅店: Lunch in Chinatown

Magz and I went to The Boss Restaurant in Chinatown for lunch. It was packed and quite busy. We had to wait in line for a seat. Usually the turnaround is quite quick, so we didn’t have to wait too [...]

March 29, 2014 Bakery, Chinatown, Chinese, Kid Friendly, lunch, Two Beakers