First Taste of Afuri Ramen and Dumpling

Tokyo based ramen joint’s first Canadian location is now open in Richmond and it’s a beauty. All their ramen noodles and gyoza are made in-house daily; all of their broths are made in-house with no msg. The company now has…

Tri-City Latte Art Competition on January 22

I am looking forward to participating as one of their Judges of this first Tri-City Latte Art Competition taking place at C Market Coffee in Coquitlam. This competition will feature baristas from cafes in the tri-cities region utilizing their barista…

First Taste of The Belgian Chocolate Café

With a Belgian and Australian connection, a beautiful new chocolate focused café has opened on the edge of Yaletown across from the Parq Vancouver hotel. With it’s high ceilings this corner café features, long marble desserts bar, seating and a…

First Taste of Mi Casa Mexicana

Chef Denys Bolaños and her mother had been making Tamales selling at farmers markets around the city for awhile with a dream to open their own restaurant. The family is from Mexico City and that is where many of their…

Best Restaurant Dining Experiences of 2019

I have been fortunate to dine in some amazing restaurants around North America over the past year. Many of my meals were good, the ones on this list were extraordinary in all senses. Much of the kudos to these memorable…

Eating in Palm Springs

I recently revisited one of my favourite cities in the world where each neighborhood offers up unique dining choices and experiences. Lawrence and I had a chance to walk the city as well as take the subway visiting many neighborhoods…

Exploring Cafes in Victoria

There is a growing coffee scene in Victoria which is full of an exciting array of independent cafes to explore. During my most recent visit earlier in the fall, I visited a few new and not so new cafes catching…

Exploring Pacific Northwest Cafes

For all those who love exploring cafes outside of Vancouver, a great spot which is fairly close is to head south of the USA border. Here are a few nice spots for coffee and cafes to explore between Bellingham and…

Best New Vancouver Restaurants in 2019

I have dined at a lot of new restaurants that have opened in 2019. These are the Best NEW Restaurants in greater Vancouver that newly define how we eat, drink and play. There are many elements to a restaurant being…

Best Savoury Dishes of 2019

I have eaten a lot of dishes in restaurants all over and outside of Vancouver in the past year, these are dishes that are standouts, ones that you remember for a long time to come. This list is devoted to…

Around the City in the Acura ILX

Earlier in the fall I spent a week test driving the Acura ILX 2019 car around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes and coffees at restaurants and cafes in Vancouver. I visited Vij’s on…

Field Trip to Palm Springs and the Palm Mountain Resort & Spa

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Passions Gala 2019

Earlier in the fall I attended the 16th Annual Passions Gala at Performance Works supporting the Dr Peter Aids Foundation with some of the cities top chefs showcasing tasty dishes. It was a wonderful night and the event raised $250,000…

Longtable Dinner at Hopcott Meats

Earlier in the fall I attended the 5th annual Long Table Dinner at Hopcott Meats in Pitt Meadows. it was the first time that I had attended this annual event and I had a wonderful time. We were all seated…

BOB POCHANA

1660 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3274 Web: http://www.bobpochana.com/ Instagram @bobpochana Advice: No reservations, counter service. Specializing in Thai food to go, this Bob Likes Thai Food offshoot is serving up the same great dishes they are known for in…

Field Trip to Victoria

“Field Trips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers…

Noodle Mania on February 12

Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver and beyond! This 7th annual noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Bowls or Plates for guests to enjoy and…

Cake Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster Cake Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from bakeries and restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their cake creation from November 8-30, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Burger Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster 6th Annual Best Burger Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from November 7-30, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Fried Chicken Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster Fried Chicken Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their cake creation from November 6 –30, 2019. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

GYO PARA GYOZA & RAMEN BAR

2120 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 288-2941 Web: http://gyopara.com Instagram @gyopara Advice: No reservations, server will seat you on arrival or take your name for the next table. Located in the heart of Kitsilano is this hot spot eatery run by…

Field Trip to Portland in a Honda HR-V

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Winter Tasting Menu at Bauhaus Restaurant

At one of my favourite restaurants in the city that offers tasting menus, Bauhaus recently changed their direction and offerings lead by new Executive Chef Christian Kuehnel. His winter tasting menu offers diners a choice of 3, 4, 5 or…

MIXXBAO

1426 W 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 800-0211 Web: https://mixxbao.com/ Instagram @mixxbao Specializing in Taiwanese inspired snacks and comfort food dishes, Chef Merry and her team has been making delicious dumplings, soups and sandwiches in this South Granville locale. Both…

NOODLE ARTS

1739 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 673-5688 Web: https://noodlearts.com/ Instagram: @noodlearts_vancouver Advice:Open daily for lunch and dinner. Specializing in the Lanzhou style of noodles pulling long noodles is quite the art, here master chef makes the dough and hand pulls…

Curry Fest Vancouver

We held our first Curry Fest around downtown Vancouver on November 13th, the evening tasting tour provided guests a chance to try many different types of curries from a select number of different cultures including Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and South…

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