PappaRoti – The Father of All Buns

Vancouver’s Robson Street features PappaRoti, a Malaysian hot bun giant, in its first North American flagship store.  As the name suggests, the main product is its roti which is the Malaysian term for unleavened bread.  At first glance, I thought it was humble bakery but no, it’s actually a stylish cafe. 

Aotoya Blue Door – Japanese goodness

There is a misconception that sushi is commonly served in Japan and the Japanese have sushi rolls, sashimi and nigiri on a daily basis. Sushi is actually considered a delicacy in Japan and the type of sushi you see in North America is rarely found in Japan. If you want to experience the more “authentic” […]

Al Porto – Great Gastown Lunch

Meals in Downtown Vancouver is, like how I would say, “expense” (expensive). More often then not, you can expect to pay a premium for your meal and receive a less than premium portion size. Thankfully, not all places are expensive and not filling. Take Al Porto for example – for $12.95 you can get full […]

Charcoal Sushi & BBQ Restaurant

Charcoal has been around in Richmond for quite a few years.  I ate here years ago and nothing in particular stood out for me. However, a friend wanted to dine there one night and spoke highly of the stonebowl rice dishes.  She praised it so well that I quickly got onboard the hype train bound […]