Bar Food, Canada, Japanese, Tapas

Kuidaore: Cute Izakaya in Ottawa

We felt like going to a Japanese Izayaka so we headed over to Kuidaore for some TGIF food and drinks one night. Apparently kuidaore (食い倒れ) in Japanese means “to eat one's self into ruin”1. Location/Ambience It was quite busy on a Friday night but we were able to get a table for 2 with minimal wait.… Continue reading Kuidaore: Cute Izakaya in Ottawa

Japanese, Quickie Nom Nom

Quickie Nom Nom: Sansotei Ramen – Best Ramen in Ottawa!

Featured Image: Tonkotsu Ramen @ Sansotei Ramen. Photo credit: Aaron. So it has been brought to my attention that my ramen review needs updating. And with the insanely cold weather outside (-23 degrees celsius), it’s always nice to think about enjoying a hot bowl of soupy noodles. Back in 2015, there were not too many… Continue reading Quickie Nom Nom: Sansotei Ramen – Best Ramen in Ottawa!

Canada, Vancouver

Vancouver: Korean Desserts Obsession

After returning home from Korea, we have been longing for some good Korean desserts. Our opportunity has finally arrived once we set foot in Vancouver. My favourite place for Korean desserts would have to be Snowy Village. There are multiple locations in Greater Vancouver: Vancouver, Richmond and Coquitlam. They must be doing well because they… Continue reading Vancouver: Korean Desserts Obsession

Canada, Vancouver

Calamari – “Done the Right Way”

I’m quite impressed by the Vancouver Chinatown scene nowadays. There has been quite a few new, cool restaurants in the area. I went to try another - Torafuku, the other day. Again, it was a modern, fusion Japanese concept. There were booths and a communal table as well. Everything was tapas style so we ordered… Continue reading Calamari – “Done the Right Way”

Canada, Vancouver


Update: This restaurant has permanently closed. I did not and will not give up on my noodle journey in Vancouver. The time, I had Japanese spaghetti at SPAGHeTEI on Robson. I never had Japanese-style spaghetti before but I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed, as this was approved by my favourite fellow foodies (try saying that a… Continue reading SPAGHeTEI!



We wanted to grab something quickly for a late lunch the other day and we had to be in Chinatown to pick up something anyway, so we decided to go the Ginza Ramen. This quaint little place is a very simple restaurant located at the west end of Chinatown (or China Street…because it is literally… Continue reading Simplicity


Vancouver, I miss you

Vancouver is home and will always be home. One of things I miss most about Vancouver (aside from my family and friends, of course) is the sushi. I definitely took this for granted while I was there; hence, every time I return I will always have at least one meal of sushi (if not ten).… Continue reading Vancouver, I miss you