Kissa Tanto Vancouver - Octopus Salad

Birthday Dinner at Kissa Tanto Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

For my birthday dinner this year, AngryRussian took me to Kissa Tanto in Vancouver to celebrate. Kissa Tanto does Japanese/Italian fusion cuisine and while I’m usually weary of fusion, upon inspecting the menu I decided this would be a unique experience! First drinks!  I ordered the Midori Sour ($14) as I love melon flavor and egg […]

Chinatown BBQ - Roast Pork & Duck Combo Plate

Chinatown BBQ Vancouver

It had been forever since I’ve had Cantonese barbequed crispy pork and roast duck ever since my parents and I moved out of Richmond.  I had a craving for it so took DaddyO out for lunch and he suggested Chinatown BBQ in…well, Chinatown! My parents regularly pick up roast pork or roast duck from this […]

St. Lawrence Vancouver - Braised Lamb Shoulder

St. Lawrence Restaurant Vancouver

This year for AngryRussian’s birthday I took him to St. Lawrence Restaurant for dinner.  I had always wanted to try this place but have heard that the waiting list is quite long, so never looked into it.  Now with COVID reopening status, it seemed so much easier to get a reservation in due time so […]

Thierry Chocolates - Pistachio Opera Cake

Thierry Chocolates Vancouver

This year, instead of getting one big birthday cake, I asked to go to Thierry Chocolates instead to get a couple treats.  Thierry had always been on my list and since we’re gonna be in the area anyways after dinner at Verre, why not?! Thierry is quite roomy with seats instead and a sort of […]

Verre Restaurant - Bone in shortrib

Verre Restaurant Birthday Dinner

So this year for some reason, AngryRussian forgot that we usually keep our birthday restaurants a secret and told me that he’s taking me to Verre at Coal Harbour.  When I said “Oh so I guess we’re not doing the secret restaurant thing anymore?” he said “Oh shoot!”. Anyways, I had been interested with Verre […]

Cafe Salade de Fruits

Cafe Salade de Fruits

This year Fannypack and I did birthday dinner a little different.  We didn’t tell each other where we’re taking them so it was fun to see what we came up with.  It was also hard though since…we’ve both been to so many restaurants that it might be a repeat! We did well though.   I took her to Como […]

5 Awesome Food Experience Gift Ideas

5 Awesome Food Experience Gift Ideas

Can you believe the holidays are almost here?!  If you’re still looking for some last minute gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place! This year AngryRussian and I wanted to do more experience gifts rather than material gifts, so what’s better than to look at some food-related experiences?! Now these are in no particular […]

Como Taperia

For Fannypack’s birthday this year I took her to Como Taperia on Main Street.  I had passed by this place many times and had always wanted to try it, so this was a great opportunity to do so! Como Taperia doesn’t take reservations unless you’re a big party, so I emailed the restaurant prior to see how busy […]

Stanley Park Restaurant & Brewpub

Stanley Park Restaurant & Brewpub is a new restaurant that opened just a couple weeks ago by the JRG group in Stanley Park. It takes over the space that used to house one of my favourite restaurants- The Fish House, so it’s huge.  They have a large selection of Stanley Park Brewing craft beer and quite […]

Sing Sing Beer Bar

We had drove by Sing Sing Beer Bar many times before and had always been intrigued by the neon “WE HAVE BEER” sign, so when PrettySis was in town it was an opportunity to go for a quick lunch before heading for wedding dress shopping. Sing Sing Beer Bar was right on Main Street, and […]