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Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Suika

Restaurant: Suika Location: 1626 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Japanese/ Izakaya/ Sushi Menu: http://www.urbanspoon.com/u/menu/1544407 Price: $10-15 I was extremely excited to try out Suika because of all the great things I’ve heard. Not to mention, with the awesome experiences I’ve had at Kingyo, I was sure this would not disappoint! The interior was simple, but what caught my attention was the beer-bottle … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: The Urban Tea Merchant

Restaurant: The Urban Tea Merchant Location: 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Afternoon Tea/ French/ Pacific Northwest Menu: http://www.urbantea.com/pages/afternoon-tea Price: $15-25 I’ve been waiting to come here for a long time. Afternoon Tea is something I truly enjoy. I mean it’s like the perfect time to catch up with your girlfriends over tea and some lovely bites. Unlike other Tearooms I’ve … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Rodney’s Oyster House

Restaurant: Rodney’s Oyster House Location: 1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Seafood Menu: http://www.rohvan.com/#menu Price: $15-25 Spending 8 months on the East Coast, nothing more I missed than FRESH SEAFOOD:)! There always seems to be a wait for seats at Rodney’s, but somehow I was lucky this time. I was seated almost instantly! Even though it was just at the bar, it … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Pho Tam

Restaurant: Pho Tam Location: 10302 135 Street, Surrey, BC Cuisine: Vietnamese/ Noodle Shop Menu: http://www.urbanspoon.com/u/menu/1471383 Price: $10 or Less Woke up after a late night out. Pretty hungry and waiting for my friend to come pick me up. We were going to head Downtown anyways, but by that time I think my hunger would have reached that “I’m-so-hungry-I-don’t-feel-hungry-anymore” feeling due to the … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Northern Delicacy

Restaurant: Northern Delicacy Location: 4151 Hazelbridge Way (Aberdeen Centre) , Richmond, BC Cuisine: Shanghainese/ Chinese/ Dim Sum Menu: N/A Price: $15-25 Going back to Vancouver, I had to fit in a family dinner before I returned to Ottawa. What I was craving was Shanghainese food! Lucky there are countless Shanghainese restaurants in Richmond. My mom actually chose to go to Northern … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Twisted Fork Bistro

Restaurant: Twisted Fork Bistro Location: 1147 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: French/ Breakfast/ Brunch/ Bar Menu: http://www.twistedforkbistro.ca/index2.php Price: $15-25 I don’t think I’ve ever waited for seats as long as I’ve waited here! 10 minutes and another 10 minutes and another 10 minutes. Let’s just say you will have way better luck with seats if you come in a pair rather than … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: The Refinery

Restaurant: The Refinery Location: 1115 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Tapas/ Wine Bar Menu: http://www.therefineryvancouver.com/restaurant/menus/food/ Price: $15-25 I actually didn’t know the Refinery was upstairs from Sip Lounge. The atmosphere was more elegant and romantic than Sip, with a more attentive staff as well. Got there quite late, so the place was pretty empty. But the staff was still very upbeat at … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge

Restaurant: Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge Location: 433 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: International/ Tapas/ Bar Menu: http://www.hiddenvancouver.ca/ Price: $15-25 Took a long time for me to decide, but in the end I chose Hidden for my official Birthday Dinner! I was first attracted by their menu and pictures of the interior, which I found online. I just wanted to find … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: The Fish House

Restaurant: The Fish House Location: 8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Seafood/ Afternoon Tea Menu: http://www.fishhousestanleypark.com/menus_dinner.html Price: $25 and Up The day before my birthday, I felt like going to a place where I could wear one of the many fancy dresses I bought. The Fish House isn’t extremely “dressy”, but its like country-club “dressy”. My friend chose to take me … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Meat & Bread

Restaurant: Meat & Bread Location: 370 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Sandwiches Menu: http://meatandbread.ca/ Price: $10 or Less I’ve wanted to visit Meat & Bread even before I left Vancouver. So during my trip I knew I had to come here at least once! I actually came here on Sunday and realized it was closed :(. Luckily, I came back on Monday … Continue reading