Insadong Coquitlam & Hmart Bakery

We actually had my birthday dinner the day before my birthday, since Dark Table wasn’t open the day of.  So the day of, we went out for a less planned out but no less extravagant dinner.  But it didn’t start out that way… At first, Hitman wanted to take me to the rice cake cafe […]

Anatolia’s Gate

While the name might conjure up spooky images of a bad ’80s horror movie or a cheesy black metal band, Anatolia’s Gate is actually a Turkish restaurant offering plenty of delicious and interesting departures from the usual Middle Eastern donairs and such.  We’ve stopped by a few times since I first heard about it through […]

Kim Anh 金英越南餐廳

Wendy and I had a pho craving while out shopping in the Edmonds area and decided to give Kim Anh a shot.  They serve Vietnamese cuisine alongside Canadian diner fare which I suppose could be considered a bit of a red flag but the appetite-inducing photos in the windows beckoned us in.  Upon entering we […]

ChocolaTas – A holiday giveaway!!

Update Dec 18, 2012:  Amanda you’re the winner! Make sure you check your email for a message from ChocolaTas!!  Congrats!! Ahh the holidays~ What better way to relax during this hectic time than to sit down with a box of gourmet chocolates all to yourself??  We were contacted by the local chocolate company Chocolatas to have […]

Coconama

We’ve known of Coconama in Richmond for quite some time, and have had a few sample before, but never took the plunge to get anything. This time was different. I’m sure the fact that samples were tirelessly handed out helped a lot too. Among the flavors we sampled were Blueberry, Lemon Basil, Coffee, and Earl […]

Zen Organics Matcha Hot Chocolate

Holiday season is upon us and with that comes a plethora of craft fairs. One of my favorite ones as of late has got to be the Make It! as its fair-sized and admission is uber affordable. In fact for 2 years now it has offered a 2-for-1 deal on Groupon which made it even […]

Potter’s Garden Korean BBQ

My craving for a good galbi-tang has resurfaced recently…and I’ve been trying to find restaurants locally that have it.  Somehow I came across the lunch menu at Potter’s Garden on Urbanspoon and they do have it at a decent price (around $8) so I made a date with Hitman to go check it out. Only […]

Victoria Weekend Trip Part 3 – Hernande’z Cocina

Update: This restaurant has closed. For our last meal in Victoria we went to another rather odd location, Hernande’z Cocina, for Central American food.  This is apparently as close as you’ll get to a traditional Salvadorean cocina here in BC, with two sides of a mall hallway doubling for a rustic village market stall.  Well, […]