Tag: Chinatown

New Menu, New Chef, New Ownership at Sai Woo

Chef Brandon Pham recently joined Sai Woo and he has launched a new menu filled with wonderful new dishes celebrating Asian cuisine. The restaurant is now owned by the Kosoo Restaurant group, it’s still as beautiful as it was previously,…

First Taste of The Kougin Café

Pastry chef Andrew Han has had a life-long dream to open his own bakery and he wanted it to be located in Chinatown where he grew up. His bakery is defined as; kouign (meaning brioche, pronounced queen) and amann, which…

Takeout at Wara Thai Eatery

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Field Trip to Portland and The Hoxton

“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…

Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown

On Wednesday October 23, we presented a fun and tasty tour around Gastown and Chinatown with a selection of eateries. Guests enjoyed delicious Thai and Moroccan cuisines along with a visit to a new patisserie, had a taste of some…

Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown on October 23

Join us and explore the Gastown and Chinatown neighborhoods and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday October 23 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant…

First Taste of Buttermere Patisserie Cafe

After almost 3 years producing cakes and other desserts out of a nearby commissary, owner Jamie Tung opened up her retail café in late July. The retail storefront features their signature Buttermere Patisserie creations such as the Pillow Cakes, Cake…

Summer Menu Tasting at Juniper Restaurant

Executive Chef Warren Chow recently launched his new Summer menu, I visited with my friend and podcast co-host Zahra Alani to try several dishes from their new menu. 1st dish: Tuna Tataki with cantaloupe and radish with ponzo sauce, a…

Summer Menu Tasting at Juniper

Earlier in the month, Executive Chef Warren Chow launched his new Summer menu, I visited recently with my friend and podcast co-host Zahra Alani to try several dishes from their new menu. 1st dish: Cured BC Salmon, leek ash, horseradish…

Interview with Chef Sandy Chen

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 some of…

Chinatown Cocktail Crawl

Last week I took part in a cool tour of 3 lounges in the Chinatown area, presented by the Vancouver Gourmet Club. The evening began at the registration spot outside of the Dr Sun Yut-Sen Garden where all gathered to…

Mamie Taylor’s Chicago Steakhouse Pop-Up

Following the Mamie Taylor’s barrel aged Manhattan was the perfect welcome cocktail for Chef Jeff Koop’s Chicago Steakhouse Pop-Up that I recently attended. This themed dinner celebrated the steakhouse as we know it in Chicago, going back in time to…

Interview with Chef Warren Chow

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…

New Dishes, New Chef at Juniper

It has been over 1-1/2 years since my last visit, with new Executive Chef Warren Chow leading the kitchen, I visited recently with my friend and podcast co-host Zahra Alani to try several dishes from their new menu. 1st dish:…

Tasting Plates Chinatown on October 18

Join us and explore the Chinatown neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants, cafes and market. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday October 18 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be…

First Taste of Umaluma Gelato

With his entrepreneurial spirit and exuberant passion, owner and founder, Ian Bruce spent 18 months of R & D as well as more time on his vision of creating Canada’s first organic, 100% plant based gelato shop. He opened shop…

Tasting Visit to The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge

The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge is known for its deliciously old-school vibe, I finally had a chance to visit this Chinatown lounge/eatery with its quirky ‘60s décor, focus on authentically spirited cocktails and appetizing eats. I enjoyed the…

Tasting Plates Chinatown 2016

On November 23, 2016 we presented our Tasting Plates Chinatown and area event that showcased 5 restaurants and establishments paying homage to the historical era of Chinatown as well as showcasing new eateries. Floata Seafood Restaurant Our Tasting Plate: Vegetable…

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