New Dishes, New Chef at Cold Tea Restaurant

Chef Liam Breen recently joined Cold Tea and he has launched a new menu filled with wonderful new dishes celebrating Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. Most of the dishes are small plates designed to share. 1st dish: SHRIMP TOAST Fried shrimp…

Cannoli King Port Coquitlam Opening

I recently attended the opening of the Cannoli King bakery and production facility in Port Coquitlam. Sam and Liz Pero just opened their beautiful bakery where you will be able to pick up fresh cannoli (many flavours) as well as…

New Lunch Menu at Fiorino, Italian Street Food

It’s all about SCHIACCIATA for lunch with a special type of bread that originates in Florence, Italy where one of the owners Giovane grew up. The bread is baked for these types of sandwiches, which looks like a crispier version…

Chinese Restaurant Awards for 2020 and 2021

The 13th annual Chinese Restaurant Awards was held at the Vancouver Club in Downtown Vancouver, presenting 41 awards to honour the culinary excellence of Chinese and Taiwanese restaurants, as well as their emerging culinary influence in Metro Vancouver.   A reception…

Interview with Will Lew

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with…

Making Tortillas at MaiiZ Nixtamal

I recently had the pleasure to meet Chef Israel Alvarez Molina at his shop in Victoria’s Chinatown. Israel had opened up his tortilla factory and shop during the pandemic after searching for a location for quite sometime. Formerly Chef De…

Noodle Mania on January 12

Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in Vancouver! This 8th annual noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Experience different restaurants and tastes from Moroccan noodles to Japanese udon to Chinese chow mein to Italian gnocchi…

Cake Challenge Winners 2021

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 October 15 – November 7, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of…

Pacific Plates Dinner Series at 75 West Coast Grill

Pacific Plates is a new monthly dinner series that celebrates The Tastes & Traditions of Richmond, presented by 75 West Coast Grill at Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel. I had a chance to attend a media preview to taste through this…

First Taste of Lumine Coffee

Specializing in house-made baking, multi-roaster coffee and other beverages, sandwiches and more. They opened recently in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. Owned by a husband (he takes care of the coffee and operations) and wife (she is the chef and…

Cafes Vancouver and it’s History

It’s been 20 years since I co-wrote “Cafes Vancouver” with my brother Arthur Wolak. Back then the internet wasn’t like it is today, there were many printed guidebooks for food and such. The coffee scene was humming along and at…

First Taste of Linh Café at Vancouver House

Specializing in French Vietnamese cuisine, owners Chef Tai Nguyen and his wife Linh have opened this beautiful restaurant at Vancouver House in the Beach District of downtown Vancouver. This is their second location for the couple who has created a…

Burger Challenge Winners 2021

The Vancouver Foodster 8th Annual Best Burger Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 8-31, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the…

Pasta Challenge Winners 2021

The Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge  was a success featuring creations from restaurants and a food truck around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Pasta creation from October 7-31, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

Victoria in the Honda Insight 2021

I recently spent a couple of days test driving the Honda Insight 2021 hybrid car on a road trip to Vancouver Island to visit both Victoria and Sooke. The views were spectacular as always and I had a chance to…

Field Trip to Victoria and Sooke

“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…

New Dishes Tasting at Pepino’s Spaghetti House

It had been a couple of years since I dined inside, takeout during the pandemic wasn’t the same. With Chef Vish Mayekar having joined the team a few months back, this gave me a chance for a revisit to try…

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