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Hapa Umi: growing up

A few months ago I attended the soft launch of Justin and Lea Ault’s newest venture, Hapa Umi. While the dishes were a solid selection of modern Japanese fusion fare I walked away from the experience feeling like the…

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Posted by: on Monday, May 2nd, 2011
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Japanese Culinary Arts

I recently put my employee tuition credits to good use with the UBC Japanese Culinary Arts course led by instructor Hana Dethlefsen. Hana was co-blogger of the former Two Girls Forking and now writes for her spin-off blog…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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Sockeye Sushi

The sockeye were here in record numbers this year and not only that, were tastier than previous years too… nice and fatty. I even got out for some fishing action myself a couple of weeks ago with fishchilliwack.com…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
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Oru Restaurant: pan-Asian perfection

Amidst all of the Winter Olympic frenzy, another piece of culinary artistry has risen in Vancouver—specifically at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. The vibrant Oru Restaurant is described as “pan-Asian” cuisine but is…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 26th, 2010
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Tenku Bakudanyaki is Supersized Takoyaki

My sister invited me out this afternoon for this so-called giant takoyaki ball. Not only was the idea of eating interesting, but the mention of these Japanese-style fritters being served out of a van in Richmond certainly…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 18th, 2009
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Irashai Grill: Saucy Japanese Fusion With a Twist

Ben and I were recently invited to join a few other food bloggers at a media tasting lunch at Irashai Grill on West Pender. But wait a second I thought, there’s an Irashai downtown Vancouver? Since when? Well…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 21st, 2009
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Truffled Jiaozi: Pan-fried Pork & Veal Dumplings with Chinese Truffles

During our Foodists launch at South China Seas it was unanimous that Don and Joyce’s recipe for jiaozi with Chinese black truffles and ginger was the best we had ever tried, and their cooking method was backwards…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 27th, 2009
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Making lunch with plenty of TLC!

Is it going overboard, frustrated food stylist-wannabe or just very VERY creative parents? A fun gallery of extraordinary bento or lunch packs that make you feel like a slacker for having a process bologna sandwich on…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 5th, 2009
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Ajisai Sushi

My favorite place to worship raw fish in Vancouver is Ajisai Sushi. Thanks to Lisa’s mighty recommendation, I found a place that regularly brings in fresh saba (mackerel) and aji (horse mackerel) and makes what is…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 22nd, 2008
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Ping’s Japanese Home Cooking

I was really excited to discover Ping’s Cafe – a new Yoshoku style Japanese restaurant that served all of the Japanese home cooking I grew up on. They have ebi furai, tonkatsu, kimpira gobo, croquettes and a lot…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
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Posh Sukiyaki = Japanese Hot Pot

A few nights back, I had the pleasure of being treated to dinner at a new place called “Posh.” I’ll admit, I had no idea what to expect, Steph walked me through glass doors in what is simply explained as a strip…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
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Picky about Pocky

The problem with Giant Pocky is the chocolate to stick ratio is off (too much stick). Share/Bookmark

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Posted by: on Monday, July 9th, 2007
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Ajisai…Hai!

The best way to eat in a Japanese restaurant is to sidle right up to the bar so you can watch the magic. See if the sushi chefs make eye contact with you. Although, as I sit here in Ajisai, I believe the chefs think I’m…

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Posted by: on Monday, March 12th, 2007
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Izakaya 1215 is a 10!

If you haven’t been to one of the joints that are a part of Vancouver’s burgeoning Izakaya scene, now is the time. They’re not just for homesick Japanese exchange students anymore… Share/Bookmark

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Posted by: on Sunday, October 29th, 2006
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Vancouver Favourites

I’m often asked what my favourite restaurants are in Vancouver and recently found myself typing out the same list of spots for a friend. So this time, I’m going to record the list here where it belongs for…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
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