Rosa’s Cucina Italiana is a tiny Italian restaurant in Port Moody on 2331 Clarke Street. This local Cucina is a classic mom and pop shop that offers homemade pasta. Unfortunately, well, it is just that, “homemade” – and not particularly gourmet. In a small market […]
I can never get enough of pan fried soya noodles! It is a classic Cantonese comfort dish. Pan Fried Soya Noodles 豉油皇炒麵 pairs so well with congee for breakfast or over dim sum! Those thin, crispy pan fried noodles are so irresistible and the soya […]
Kai Japanese Restaurant is located in Port Coquitlam by Fremont Village (beside A&W, near Wal-mart). This new sushi bar / izakaya has only been opened for approximately four months. This new sushi restaurants offers oshi sushi (pressed sushi similar to Miku and Kishimoto). So you can imagine how excited I was to try this!
The interior is roomy and clean. Lots of booth seats, four tops and bar seats. It is baby friendly and opens seven days a week! Prices are reasonable and service is friendly. I also liked that the menu offers a variety of tapas, tempura, pan fried noodles, rolls, sashimi and oshi sushi (pressed sushi).
To start things right we ordered two Sapporo on tap.
Salmon Oshi Sushi 13: sockeye salmon, serrano pepper, kai sauce. It was tasty and comparable toto Miku and Kishimoto plus we don’t have to drive to downtown! We also really liked their Saba and albacore tuna version as well.
Few nigiri pieces we always order is saba, hotate and toro.
Grilled Skewers: We love their spicy pork skewers and chicken loaded with green onions.
Giant Bomb roll
We are happy that Kai Japanese Restaurant is now in the Fremont neighbourhood and can’t wait to go back. It’s been a long time since we’ve had an Izakaya. I also am already craving their oshi sushi pressed sushi!
Kai Japanese Restaurant
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi Bar, Izakaya
Mon 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 10:00 pm Open now
Thu 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
It’s been a very long time since we last visited Sushi K Kamizato. Even though we live mere minutes away, we’ve been going to eat at other places in the Tri-Cities. The menu has changed a lot since they first opened. It is more concise and focused on sashimi, […]
Earls Restaurant Group is opened its new Ambleside Beach location on May 9, 2018. The first Earls to open in BC since 2010, Earls Ambleside Beach has been conceived specifically for this West Vancouver location and demographic. The design is ‘West Coast meets California Beach’ style […]
Hello Fresh is a meal delivery service in Canada. They deliver to nine different markets: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Québec, Newfoundland, and the Maritimes. They deliver via courier Sunday-Thursday every week depending on your postal code. Usually deliveries will arrive between 8am-8pm. Although the window seems long, they often arrive before 5pm. You will receive an email with your tracking number or you can check your account settings for availability.
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Every spring a dusty array of Millennial Pink coats the city with cherry blossoms. While pictures of sakura probably is flooding your Instagram, the truth is the taste of cherry blossoms is even better than their smell. The flowers and leaves of the cherry tree […]
Sushi Bar Maumi is a by reservation only Japanese restaurant in the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver – particularly between Bute and Davie. Menu focuses on traditional nigiri sushi. The omakase menu consists of a course of 11 pieces of sushi for $75 per person […]
The Holy Crab recently launched a new lunch menu that offers delicious cajun seafood fare at a reasonable price – all under $18. Like their seafood boil, it uses a variety of premium and locally sustainable seafood choices, of which many are Ocean Wise. In addition, there is also a Kid’s menu with favourites like Shrimp Po Boy for $9.
The lunch menu is loaded with lots of variety and great comfort food items like fish & chips, creamy cajun seafood pasta, blackened catfish with etoufee on rice. But there is also a lighter option like their seafood & avocado salad stacker!
DIRTY RICE 13 | +2 Fried Egg: Clams, Mussels, Tiger Prawns, Calamari, Catfish, House-Made Garlic Pepper Sauce
GARLIC SHRIMP PASTA $15: Tiger Prawns, Shrimp, House-Made Garlic Pepper Sauce, 63-Degree Poached Egg, Parmesan, Linguine or Spaghetti. You can substitute Prawn and Shrimp with Chicken.
LOBSTER GRILLED CHEESE $18: Served with Seafood Chowder or Seafood Bisque. Fresh Lobster Meat, Melted Mozzarella, Dill & Cheddar Bechamel Sauce, Lobster Butter, Sweet Panini Bread
- Shrimp Grilled Cheese $14
- Plain Grilled Cheese $10
CREAMY CAJUN SEAFOOD PASTA $18: Clams, Mussels, Crawfish, Tiger Prawns, Creamy Tomato Cajun Sauce, Sauteed Onion & Mushroom, Linguine or Spaghetti. You choice of spice Level: Mild / Medium / Spicy
FISH & CHIPS 1PC $10 | 2PCS $14: One of the value menu items I’d say with giant pieces of Crispy Battered Catfish. Served with Tartar Sauce, Lemon Wedge and Cajun “Crack” Fries and Creamy Coleslaw.
SEAFOOD & AVOCADO SALAD $15: Crab, Shrimp, Avocado, Tomato, Corn Kernels, Arugula, Red Apple Dark Balsamic, Cranberry & Pear White Balsamic
CRISPY FISH SANDWICH $12: Badass Filet O Fish fans make a mad dash for this
Crispy Fried Catfish sammy. Served with Creamy Coleslaw, Arugula, Tartar Sauce, Soft Ciabatta and Cajun fries.
BLACKENED CATFISH WITH ETOUFFEE ON RICE $18: Pan-Seared Catfish Fillet, Shrimp Etouffee Sauce, Steamed Vegetables, Jasmine Rice. The catfish is delicious and flavoured. However I do wish that this came with wild rice instead of white jasmine rice.
What’s your favourite dish?
We were invited by The Holy Crab for a menu tasting.
The Holy Crab
Cuisine: Seafood, Southern
Mon 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
1588 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2G5
A total Canadian classic cocktail is the ultimate Caesar cocktail. It is a classic and totally crushable. It goes well over brunch and has the snack built right in! It’s Clamato juice based with a hit of vodka with the whole shebang of flavour and […]
Lately I’ve been running around in the morning that I don’t have time to make breakfast. Luckily I always have a healthy stash of these homemade granola raw bars. These energy bars are gluten free, vegan, and made with organic ingredients whenever possible! I love […]
Coquille Fine Seafood is restaurant for seafood lovers. It is located in Vancouver Gastown at 181 Carrall Street where Secret Location used to be. This pink restaurant features Millennial pink booth seats that reminds you of Oretta in Toronto and Sketch in London. You may remember local chefs and co-owners Lee Cooper and Jack Chen from L’Abattoir and general manager Liam Todd from Osteria Savio Volpe and Nightingale.
Coquille is open for lunch, happy hour, dinner and late-night drinks seven days a week. Menu focuses on fresh oysters, crudos, fish, shellfish and instagram worthy seafood platters.
Mackeral Crudo 14: bite worthy cucumber and scallions.
Burrata 17: delicious caponata with white anchovy and sourdough.
Red Sea Urchin 6/tongue: By far the creamiest and tastiest uni this season. Topped with salmon roe and seaweed. Priced to sell.
Mussels 19: plumped and juicy with bacon and cider.
Coquille could be my newest favourite restaurant and chic hang out spot. It is perfect for that date night and girls night out. I can’t wait to come back for more.
Coquille Fine Seafood
181 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R5
812 Cake & Dessert is a cake and dessert shop located in Burnaby. I love the bright white space, wainscoting panels and the fact this cake shop opens until 10 pm. Eight denotes 8 signature cakes and desserts and Twelve steps of baking process required. […]
If you love Peruvian cuisines than you would love what Cacao Progressive Latin offers. We were super excited for Chef Jefferson Alvarez’s trip to Peru because we knew he would come back with some goodies. Between March 2 to 7, Cacao will host an amazing dining […]