NEVER HEARD OF IT | Savoury Tofu Pudding Soup And Tianjin Wraps At “O’ Tray Noodle”

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Savoury Tofu Pudding Soup And Tianjin Wraps At “O’ Tray Noodle”

by Ken Tsui | Tucked between the Radisson Hotel and T&T Supermarket in Richmond, the food court at the Presidential Plaza feels like a complete afterthought of a space and yet food stalls like O’ Tray Noodle keep it bustling all day.

NEVER HEARD OF IT | The Crispy Strip Mall Awesomeness Of Richmond’s “LA Chicken”

NEVER HEARD OF IT | The Crispy Strip Mall Awesomeness Of Richmond’s “LA Chicken”

by Ken Tsui | Comedian Chris Rock once famously quipped that “after you have Popeyes, you need one of those ‘Men in Black’ memory sticks to erase your memory or else you will just keep coming back to this place every day.” I

VANCOUVERITES | Julia Kwan On Her New Film Documenting Big Change In Chinatown

VANCOUVERITES | Julia Kwan On Her New Film Documenting Big Change In Chinatown

by Ken Tsui | “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” says Sundance award-winning filmmaker Julia Kwan about her new documentary, Everything Will Be. Playing at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, the film focuses on the past 3

STAFF MEAL | Whipping Up A Mountain Of Hiyashi Chuka At Burdock & Co. On Main St.

STAFF MEAL | Whipping Up A Mountain Of Hiyashi Chuka At Burdock & Co. On Main St.

by Ken Tsui | In the midst of preparing for another busy night at Main Street’s Burdock & Co., the kitchen crew are working on hiyashi chuka, a chilled noodle salad and a Japanese mainstay on hot summer days. Chef Alden Ong takes

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Getting Jiggly With It At Richmond’s Aptly Named ‘Excellent Tofu’

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Getting Jiggly With It At Richmond’s Aptly Named ‘Excellent Tofu’

by Ken Tsui | Tofu gets a bad rap for being bland but Excellent Tofu & Snack is all about changing those expectations with clean and refreshing flavours. The Richmond counter-service joint is dedicated to skating to one song and one song only:

STAFF MEAL | On Digging Into A Big Indian Pre-Shift Feast At Mount Pleasant’s “Acorn”

STAFF MEAL | On Digging Into A Big Indian Pre-Shift Feast At Mount Pleasant’s “Acorn”

by Ken Tsui | In the dog days of summer, chef/co-owner Brian Skinner and the kitchen team at Main Street vegetarian mainstay The Acorn are sweating it out as they prepare for another busy night. But before it all goes down, the

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Northern Vietnamese Cuisine Finds Home At East Van’s “Mr. Red”

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Northern Vietnamese Cuisine Finds Home At East Van’s “Mr. Red”

by Ken Tsui | Mr. Red Cafe has only been open in Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood for a few months now but it’s already being praised as a rare taste of what Northern Vietnamese cuisine has to offer. It starts with Pandan jasmine tea, which

STAFF MEAL | Japanese Pre-Shift Feast At Mount Pleasant’s Peruvian-Inspired Chicha

STAFF MEAL | Japanese Pre-Shift Feast At Mount Pleasant’s Peruvian-Inspired Chicha

by Ken Tsui | Before chefs Shelome Bouvette and Allison Flook kick-off another fully booked dinner service at Mount Pleasant’s Peruvian-inspired Chicha eatery, they step aside to make way for general manager Kumiko Umeno, who will be putting together the night’s staff meal

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Scarfing Koobideh & Crispy Tahdig At Persian-Flavoured Zeitoon

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Scarfing Koobideh & Crispy Tahdig At Persian-Flavoured Zeitoon

by Ken Tsui | Persian eatery Zeitoon is well known on the North Shore for its delicious koobideh kebab. It’s a mixture of minced beef and spices hand-squeezed onto skewers (note the ridges) and broiled until perfectly juicy and tender. Sandwiched between fragrant

NEVER HEARD OF IT | With “Hou Lok” Night Owls Scarfing Whitebait & Roe-Filled Smelt

NEVER HEARD OF IT | With “Hou Lok” Night Owls Scarfing Whitebait & Roe-Filled Smelt

by Ken Tsui | When I was a kid, my parents would regale me with mouth-watering tales of “siu yeh”, the Cantonese-style late night menu reserved for those who’d suffered through a night of heavy drinking or too many rounds of mahjong. Today,

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #500 | Scenes From The Summer’s First ‘Food Cart Fest’ Sunday

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #500 | Scenes From The Summer’s First ‘Food Cart Fest’ Sunday

by Ken Tsui | The first Sunday of the 3rd annual Food Cart Fest went down this past weekend. Located at 215 West 1st Ave (on the seawall just west of Olympic Village), the new summer tradition is anchored by a laager of

STAFF MEAL | Digging Into A Spicy Korean Stew With The Crew At Farmer’s Apprentice

STAFF MEAL | Digging Into A Spicy Korean Stew With The Crew At Farmer’s Apprentice

by Ken Tsui | After being closed for two days, Tuesday afternoon is a busy push at the award­-winning, South Granville restaurant Farmer’s Apprentice as chef/owner David Gunawan and his team are hard at work preparing for another fully booked night. For Gunawan,

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