Category Archives: Japanese

Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar (Unsung Heroes 2016)

Every February of each year, Blue Water Cafe will run a special menu using ingredients that normally wouldn’t be use for a main dish, appropriately named the “Unsung Heroes” menu. This is something only chefs or food nerds like me … Continue reading

Maumi Sushi

Going to sushi counter that is Japanese owned is in chapter one, verse one, of any self respecting sushi lover. But when even that just isn’t quite good enough, I come here. Here it is folks, the only sushi counter … Continue reading

Hoshi Sushi

Ever since I came back from my trip to Japan and New York, I missed some good, properly done sushi so I’m always on the look out for an authentic, edomae sushi counter in Vancouver. Hoshi Sushi is exactly what … Continue reading

Bistro Sakana

After my ultimate foodie trip to New York and Chicago, here I am back on native soil in Vancouver. I am hoping to find something in Vancouver that would remotely match the creativity, diversity, and quality of what I had. … Continue reading

Seattle: Shiro’s Sushi (Revisit)

I don’t usually do restaurant revisits: every revisit is a missed opportunity to try something new. But every time I fly to or from Seatac, I try to come here: because it’s that good. My favorite sushi restaurant in Vancouver … Continue reading

New York City: Soto (**)

Uni (sea urchin) has always been one of my passions, so when I heard of an Two Michelin Star omakase counter offering a tasting menu that specializes in uni in this beautiful city of New York, I just have to … Continue reading

New York City: Ichimura (**)

I absolutely love sushi so sitting in front of a Michelin Star sushi counter when I’m in New York is a must for me. I didn’t want to blow it all out and go to Masa so I went for … Continue reading

New York City: Mu Ramen

New York is probably the best place to get top tier Japanese food outside of Japan. Stuck on the wrong side of Vancouver this time around, I forego the local burgers/pizza and went straight for something Japanese. I already had … Continue reading