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Momofuku Ko – New York

December 4th, 2009 · No Comments

After it was lauded by the NY Times food critic, we had to go here to find out what the hype was all about. Unfortunately, there are no pictures of this place or the food since the executive chef, David Chang, does not permit it. Take the address with you since this is a very […]

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Tags: Asian · Japanese · New York

Wagamama – Back Bay – Boston, MA

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Do you ever get cravings for Asian food? Especially after eating too much western food? It was about 2:09pm in Boston, when after a weekend of western food, I just had to have some asian food. Being on Boylston street at the time, my options were fairly limited (you’ll know what I mean if you’ve […]

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Tags: Asian · Boston · Fast Food · Japanese · Kid-friendly

Kintaro Ramen – Vancouver

October 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Some young lady once asked, “Can one desire too much of a good thing?”. She had obviously never been to Kintaro – and also probably hadn’t left the restaurant uncomfortably full – like really, “I need to walk”, “I can barely breathe”, “my legs don’t work so well”-kind-of-full. And all we had was a bowl […]

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Tags: Asian · Inexpensive · Japanese · Vancouver

Zakkushi (Denman) – Vancouver

October 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Mid-week dinner on Denman, looking for some place new, without a wait, and with good food – we found Zakkushi, which fit all three perfectly. Normally, you’d have to wait at any of the Izakaya restaurants in the Denman/Robson area as Guu with Garlic, Gyoza King, and Kingyo are always busy and reservations are a […]

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Tags: Asian · Japanese · Vancouver

Menya Japanese Noodle – Vancouver, Mount Pleasant

August 8th, 2009 · No Comments

This local ramen house is a favourite noodle house of a local Japanese hairdresser. Ramen is much more than simply noodles. It is a passion and and art for many Japanese people. It is not only the noodles, or just the broth, but the entire package and presentation which makes a good bowl of ramen. […]

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Tags: Asian · Inexpensive · Japanese · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Sushi Town – Burnaby, BC

June 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Hit up this place at about 3pm today (Sunday) for some shade and nourishment while helping A move. It is your typical inexpensive strip-mall sushi place – with one exception: huge portions. The service was ridiculously fast – we had all our food within about 7 minutes. It was pretty much break time for them, […]

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Tags: Asian · Japanese · Vancouver

Beard Papa's – Vancouver (West End)

June 14th, 2009 · No Comments

I have no idea how this place has brought the cream puff back (or where it ever went), but if you’re in need of something sweet, fairly light, and decadent enough that you’ll just have one, come to Beard Papa’s anytime. In the West End, it’s in the super-busy strip on Denman near Davie Street, […]

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Tags: dessert · Japanese · Vancouver

Sango Japanese Restaurant – Port Moody

June 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The new Suter Brook Village looks like it will be the new trendy place in Port Moody. New condos surrounded by yuppy shops – like Pure Nail Bar, Cobbs Breads, a chocolate shop and a Thrifty’s which is actually quite nice. I am sure there must have been some sort of pet grooming shop or […]

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Tags: Asian · Japanese · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Hapa Izakaya (Kitsilano) – Vancouver

May 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Sunday night dinner with the in-laws. The FIL has a penchant for Japanese food (as do I) and so we wanted to try out Hapa and see what they had to offer. Vancouver has quite a few good Izakaya places – we’ve tried Gyoza King, Kingyo, and a couple of the Guu restaurants. We had […]

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Tags: Asian · Japanese · Vancouver

Kitanoya Guu with Otokomae – Vancouver

April 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Huge fans of Guu with Garlic (I’ll abbreviate it GwG to save me some typing) – been there 3 times (at least). Great, super-fun, raucous atmosphere at GwG – one of the best places in the city that I’ve been to for after-work relaxing with beer and fun bar food, too much noise – a […]

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Tags: Asian · Japanese · Vancouver