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Sahm Gook Jih Palace – Edmonds, WA

Whenever I venture to the states to visit Aunt Aggy and Uncle Walken, I always ask that they take me for Korean food since I believe they actually have a better selection of casual Korean restaurants down there in the Washington area.  This time they took us to Sahm Gook Jih Palace which is new […]

Torafuku Finding Nemo

Torafuku Vancouver

A while ago Travelzoo had another awesome dining deal and this time it was for the restaurant Torafuku in Chinatown.  Torafuku is a modern Japanese eatery and the owner/executive chef Clement Chan was a contestant on Top Chef Canada.  So I was really glad this deal appeared and again Fannypack was my eating partner.  For […]

Pumphouse Taproom

After a raving review from The Awkward Diner about Pumphouse Taproom, especially that they have a huge beer list (and a yummy fruity one to boot), I enlisted Six to accompany me to Richmond for a taste. The place has a full-on pub vibe for sure.  In fact, when we visited, it was ALL men […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2015: Abigail’s Party

Abigail’s Party is a restaurant that’s offering a $28 Dine Out menu this year.  They’ve always been a restaurant I’ve wanted to try, but in previous years, their dine out menu didn’t entice me at all.  This year though, for some reason, their simple offerings of steak frites and fried chicken intrigued me, so off […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2015: Wildebeest

I’ll be honest with you.  Wildebeest was not on my list of restaurants to try after looking at the menu.  The only thing that looked remotely interesting to me was the Bison Carpaccio.  But I DID tell Fannypack to pick the restaurants and for once she did!  So I bit my tongue and went with […]

Hee Rae Dung Korean Chinese Restaurant 喜來燈

When MarathonMan from Calgary came to visit, GRock, L, him and I all went for dinner at Hee Rae Dung, which is a Korean-style Chinese restaurant.  This means, no Korean BBQ, no fear of smelling like it after! This is a restaurant that MarathonMan’s family, who’s Korean, frequent (he does not speak a word of […]

Salteñas Cafe and Pastries

The “Tastes of Latin America” festival in Vancouver has started!  This event will take place from June 28th to July 6th, and is part of the Carnaval del Sol that’s going to take place in downtown Granville Street on July 5-6th this year. A few Vancouver restaurants are offering specially priced menus during this event, […]

Spices Thai Cafe – Mira Mesa, San Diego

Well well well, I’m back in San Diego again, this time for work.  I was quite excited not only because this is my first business trip, but also ’cause it’s an opportunity for out-of-town posts!!  Prior to the trip I googled and urbanspoon’d for where to eat.  I finally decided on Spices Thai Cafe in Mira […]

longtail kitchen – River Market @ Westminster Quay

After the previous week’s pretty negative experience at Wild Rice Wendy and I braved the River Market once again to test longtail kitchen out.  A kind of humourous aside here: when I Googled “Longtail Kitchen” to give them a link in this article, the self-written description under their result says, “best restaurant in New Westminster” […]