Edo Japan is opening this May Long Weekend at Pacific Centre Mall in downtown Vancouver! This Canadian fast food chain specializes in Japanese traditional Teppanyaki style cooking made with freshly prepared and delicious ingredients. There are over 100 Edo Japan food court and storefront locations across Canada. Their […]
MYST Asian Fusion is a Taiwanese eatery that recently just opened in Burnaby. It is located at 6400 Kingsway: next to Szechuan Cuisine and where the old Lester’s arcade used to be. The restaurant is your typical Taiwanese BBT shop with lots of booth seats. […]
Deluxe Seafood Restaurant is one of the newer Chinese eatery in Richmond. Located at 4260 No 3 Road and Browngate Road (next Aberdeen Mall). It took over the space that once was home to HKYK Seafood Hot Pot Restaurant. Gone are cheap all day dim sum and hot pot. Instead, the space has been completely transformed and renovated into a higher end seafood and dim sum restaurant.
I came here for lunch one day with some colleagues. We enjoyed the comfortable setting, friendly and attentive service and variety of menu items. Dim sum items ranges between $4.80 (s), $5.80 (m), $6.80(l), $7.80 (sp) and $8.80 (sl) each. If you can not read Chinese, do not fret. The menu includes pictures and English translations of each item.
Shrimp Dumpling: There are five regular sized shrimp dumplings. Each with fresh shrimp to give you that sweet decadent bouncy mouthfeel.
Steamed Chicken Feet in Special Sauce: overall good texture and tasty although nothing overwhelmingly impressive.
Chiu Chow Dumplings with prawns, pork, chives and peanuts: Nice filling of ratio of ingredients. The skin is not too thick and have a nice chewy texture.
Bean Curd Wraps with Fresh Prawns in Abalone Sauce
Steamed Beef Rice Rolls with dried vegetables
Deep Fried Dumplings with Shrimp and Minced Pork and Dried Turnip.
Matcha Green Tea Mango Glutinous Pancakes: I would recommend ordering this when it is mango season. Otherwise, this otherwise sweet dessert with be quite tart.
Steamed Traditional Sponge Cake: This is one of my favorite Chinese dessert items during dim sum. This giant sponge cake was not very airy and a little too dense for my liking.
Overall, the execution of their dim sum was above average with good quality ingredients. However, none were overly impressive and makes me longing to return for more.
The Deluxe Chinese Restaurant also offers sushi (sashimi, nigiri and rolls) on their menu during dim sum hours. This is a little odd personally as I would have gone to a Japanese restaurant had I craved Japanese food to begin with.
The Deluxe Chinese Restaurant 凯悦酒家
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum, Seafood
Mon 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
4260 No 3 Rd #120, Richmond, BC V6X 2C2
Hong Kong’s highly anticipated Mott 32 卅二公館 is officially open in Vancouver. It is located at Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver at 1161 W Georgia Street. The 148 seat restaurant sets a new gold standard for luxury Chinese culinary destination. The space is designed by […]
Pink Pearl Chinese Seafood Restaurant 珠城大酒樓 is one of the oldest Chinese restaurant in Vancouver. It is located at 1132 E Hastings Street at Clark Drive. This restaurant opened for business 40 years ago in 1980. It is older than me! Celebrating 4 decades of culinary […]
Heritage Asian Eatery offers delicious Brunch and lunch options with Asian flavors in downtown Vancouver. It is located at 1108 West Pender Street next to Melu Juice. I’ve been meaning to come back for a while now since their grand opening party.
This 40 seater, 600 sqft counter service restaurant offers a casual and communal atmosphere. I love the menu options of steam boas with ‘Peking Duck’, ‘Pork Jowl’ and veggie options like ‘Mixed Mushroom’ Crêpes. And lest we forget their addicting five spice chicken wings!
But you are like me and do not work downtown, you are out of luck getting your hands on a bao on the weekend. On the weekend they offer a Brunch menu that does not include their infamous Baos. I wish they would bring this into rotation!
I love the Asian twist on brunch with locally sourced ingredients.
The Big One 19: Includes the Works of green onion pancake, three poached eggs, potato rosti, duck and pork belly. I would order this to share. It is one rich and heavy dish.
Five Spice Chicken Wings 5: Deliciously crispy skin that’s well rendered with just the right amount of salt and spices!
Golden Mantou with Matcha Condensed Milk 6: Golden fried steamed mantou buns served with a matcha green tea infused condensed milk dipping sauce.
I can’t wait to go back for more wings and baos!
Heritage Asian Eatery
Cuisine: Asian, Brunch
Mon 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
1108 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4J6
Samsoonie Noodle and Rice is a dive-y Korean restaurant in Richmond. It is located at 8211 Westminster Hwy. The place looks beat and could use a face lift. Regardless, this place is busy and it’s a good idea to make reservations. They offer a good […]
Nubo Japanese Tapas is located on a quint little corner on 739 Pandora Ave. in downtown Victoria, British Columbia. We were over on Vancouver Island for a weekend getaway. Every time we are on vacation we always crave Asian food at least once – we […]
The 1983 Pho Hoang Restaurant reboots into a modern Vietnamese eatery after 33 years on the corner of 3388 Main Street and 18th Avenue. Anh and Chi is now modern, brightly lit, and brings a new breath of life to sea-foam, tattered tables stereotypical of “pho restaurants”. Interior designer Karin Bohn creates a calm space with lots of textures: wood, stone and metal with lots of bold graphic patterns. What I love most is the mid-century walnut strip bar tables and seats. And have you checked out their washrooms? I’m a sucker for really gorgeous interior design!
Anh and Chi: Elder brother and elder sister of the same family. Not quite sure how one family can have both an elder brother and and elder sister.
Fried Chicken Wings (Cánh Gà) 12: Choice of Chili fish sauce or Butter, garlic & green onion. I like the subtle spiciness of the chili fish sauce with a tart finish. A must order every time. Served with a side of lemon dipping sauce much like Phnom Penh.
French Baguette (Bánh Mì) 8: Choice of Grilled chicken, Grilled pork or House-made pâté or vegan option of Organic tofu. Extra crispy baguette loaded with fresh cucumber, green onion, cilantro, chili, pickled carrots & daikon and house-made garlic aioli. Shown above is the grilled pork – juicy and flavorful.
Spicy Noodle Soup (Bún Bò Huế) 12: A nice clean spicy broth served with sliced beef brisket, Vietnamese ham, pork hock & thick vermicelli. Our noodles were overcooked – I blame on being left on the kitchen counter too long. Comes with a side of fresh bean sprouts, lime & chili.
Anh and Chi
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Noodles
Mon 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 3:00 pm,
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
3388 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3M7
Ford Canada graciously took us out with their brand new Ford Fusion 2017. What a better way to exemplify this vehicle by going to a town in Vancouver that is experiencing the combination of old traditions and new changes. East and West Old and New Traditions and Modern […]
AAA Restaurant 麗記 recently opened in Richmond just a few doors down from Lido Restaurant 麗都餐廳. It took over the old space where Kam Ho 金豪麵家 used to be at 8053 Alexandra Road. Fans of Lido (me included) seem to be either happy for an alternative or […]
For lovers of Tannis Ling’s award winning Bao Bei, Kissa Tanto at 263 Pender Street is a must visit. It was voted number one enRoute Magazine Canada’s Best New Restaurant 2016. This highly anticipated restaurant with long lines and lengthy reservation waitlist does not disappoint. Executive Chef and Co-Owner Joel Watanabe and Sous Chef Alain Chow creates a menu focused on classic Italian / Japanese fusion with a touch of Chinese cuisine.
The 75 seat restaurant was completely gutted and renovated from a dormant commercial space. Up the long staircase to discover a new aesthetic approach. The decor is sublime and sexy straight from the 60s jazu kissa of Japan. Ste Marie (Savio Volpe, Mosquito, Ask for Luigi, Homer Street Cafe, Bao Bei) transports guests to a different time and place. Pink vinyl banquettes, brass rails and jewel tone accents the dark and eccentric space.
“Kissa” is an old Japanese word meaning cafe and “tanto” in Italian means a lot.
Pickle Plate 9: a rotating selection of pickled vegetable. My favorite was the pickled lotus. Appetizing to get your ready for a feast.
Daily Fish Crudo 21: Shiso vinaigrette, radishes, Tokyo leek, capers, pickled almonds, Castelvetrano olives, and mustard greens. Subtle flavors and great mouth feel.
Sedanini 22: sausage ragu, rapini, ground roasted sesame, and pecorino. One of my favorite dishes and would crave this late at night.
Fish – market price: flash-fried whole fish with daikon soy dipping sauce. Option for Perch whenever possible for a meatier bite. MP $33 for a small, $35 large.
Eggplant 8: whole roasted Japanese eggplant, miso besciamella, and almond crumble. Soft, buttery and bursting with umami flavors.
Cuisine: Italian, Japanese
Tue 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm – 12:00 am
263 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T8
Poke Station is the newest addition to poke restaurants in Vancouver. It is located on Broadway and Cambie (across from Whole Foods). It is where Big Smoke Burger used to be. The space is bright and open with lots of white table and seating – […]
Chef Andrea Carlson (Burdock & Co) will be partnering with Chef Masayoshi Baba and Masa Shiroki on the Masa, Masa, Matsutake collaborative dinner at Burdock & Co this Sunday, November 20. The dinner is selling out fast! They are considering offering a second seating. If […]