Baconfest 2015

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Where does your bacon come from? Have you met the pigs? I have! All summer I’ve been visiting them down the road from my place at Urban Digs Farm, and I’ve been looking forward to Baconfest, the annual celebration of all things pig. I firmly believe you should know where your food comes from, and when […]


Lunch at Hi Genki

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I displayed an arrangement today in an ikebana show in Burnaby at the hall that’s next to the National Nikkei Heritage Centre. Karen and Steve drove out to see the show, and we went for lunch at Hi Genki, the cute little restaurant in the Nikkei Centre. We started off with the gomae, one of my […]


Yo Sushi

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On a whim two friends and I dropped in on Yo SUSHI in North Burnaby for dinner. This is a new-ish (open a year or so?) Korean run Japanese restaurant which took over the former Bombay Bhel restaurant space next door to Anton’s Pasta Bar. None of us had tried Yo SUSHI before, and it wasn’t busy […]


Happy Hour at Cactus Club

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Amber, Athena and I ended up at the Cactus Club across the street from Metrotown for Happy Hour today – we were in the area and looking for a drink. We discovered that this particular location also has a food happy hour menu. We ordered the Szechuan Beans (green beans, sauteed shallots, serrano peppers) for $4.50 and […]

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Hi Genki

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I was attending a meeting at the National Nikkei Heritage Centre today, so some friends and I went for lunch at the Hi Genki restaurant in Burnaby. Hi Genki is run by Fujiya, one of Vancouver’s favourite Japanese food stores. The atmosphere here is nothing to write about, it’s basically a cafeteria attached to the National Nikkei Heritage […]


Bombay Indian Bistro

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Dean and I were at home watching “The Hundred-Foot Journey” tonight, we got halfway through and decided the food looked too good and we needed to pause the film and go for Indian food. Bombay Indian Bistro did not disappoint. We had vegetable samosas, paneer pakora, butter chicken, baingan bharta and vegetable biryani. A photo […]



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I recently read in the Vancouver Sun about Kazu, a new Japanese Restaurant opening in Burnaby and decided to check it out. I went with my aunt and a friend of ours, and we tried the sockeye salmon sashimi, a speciality roll, chicken yakitori, gyoza, grilled miso sablefish and their ume shiso roll. Everything was delicious, fresh […]