Sara and I had brunch at 41 West in Kerrisdale a while back. We had a voucher that entitled us to brunch or lunch, which included dessert and drinks. Thankfully we had a voucher, otherwise we would not have been too pleased at how much we (would have) spent at 41 West.
Koji Osakaya is a Japanese restaurant with 6 locations in Portland and advertises as being “Authentic Japanese Cuisine from Osaka”. With 6 locations, you figure that they have to be doing something right. We visited Koji during lunch and I personally would recommend checking out their “Combination Lunch” specials.
Eat Chicken Wraps, as the name entails, serves exclusively chicken in taco or wrap form. The chicken wraps have a taste of various cultures which is fitting for a multicultural place like Vancouver. As fitting as it seems, the wrap with Chinese flavors is appropriately the most popular on the menu. Perhaps, it’s a nod […]
We went to Ikenohana for dinner after a long drive down to Oregon from Vancouver. In a state that is not as diversified as Vancouver or Seattle, we (or at least I was) were a little skeptical about the Japanese food here. Surprisingly, Ikenohana was very good and authentic. The Restaurant Ikenohana is a decent […]
A new Japanese-run ramen joint is in town and its name incurs laughter and confusion. Yah-Yah-Ya Ramen serves noodles “Yokohama Style” and it already has a presence in Tokyo. However, the neat part is that they emphasize the ability to customize parts of your ramen. This isn’t anything shockingly new, but certainly adds to large variety […]
Martin Yan was once asked what makes a Chinese restaurant good. His reply, “If you see Chinese people eating there”. When we first walked into Lucky Strike, there was a Jackie Chan movie on the wall, and other than Jackie and ourselves, there were no other Chinese people. This included the employees. I thought the food […]
As part of our series of Portland food binge, we had ice cream almost every night. At first, Cool Moon made me think of Sailor Moon. Little did I know, the ice cream here would more impressive than fighting evil by moonlight. I saw the favorable 95% “like” status online and couldn’t resist. The ice […]