Out Pizza-ing the Pizza: Anatolia’s Gate

I’ve had several close encounters with Anatolia’s Gate ever since I found out about the Turkish restaurant via local online foodie discussion boards. But for one reason or another, I’ve always stopped short of visiting the place. The reasons that have prevented me from visiting the restaurant have grown progressively more ridiculous with each subsequent non-visit that I was beginning to think that I was … Continue reading Out Pizza-ing the Pizza: Anatolia’s Gate

Stinky Hot Pot: Boiling Point

Depending on whether or not you’re a fan of stinky tofu, the prospects eating a hot pot whose broth features its ‘stinky’ juices will either excite or horrify you. I like stinky tofu quite a lot, but I’m not sure if I like every other component of a hot pot infected and ‘dirtied’ by the rancid tofu (it’s similar to how the moldiest and stinkiest … Continue reading Stinky Hot Pot: Boiling Point

Neapolitan Pizza: Cotto Enoteca

There are streaky goalies in hockey, streaky shooters in basketball, streaky hitters in baseball, streaky strikers in soccer, and there’s me: a streaky eater. A few months ago I was on a chirashi eating streak; more recently I’ve been streakily visiting Neapolitan pizza restaurants. Today I convinced my wife and son to visit Cotto Enoteca with me. I wanted to try out their VPN (virtual … Continue reading Neapolitan Pizza: Cotto Enoteca

Attention To Detail: Potter’s Garden

I have to tell the truth. My wife and I decided to visit Potter’s Garden today not because we particularly liked the restaurant’s food, we visited Potter’s Garden to satisfy our son’s intense desire for Korean short ribs. My family has dined at Potter’s Garden on one previous occasion, and we thought that the restaurant served decent but unspectacular Korean food. The items we ordered … Continue reading Attention To Detail: Potter’s Garden

Crystal Mall Food Court: 99 BBQ House

Meat on sticks grilled over an open fire in the food court of an Asian/Chinese mall. Say What? Is this Legal? Am I in a night market? Am I in China? Answers: Chinese yakitori. Yes. No, but close. No, and not quite close. It wasn’t mealtime and I was on my way home. But one look at the pictures in front of the stall and … Continue reading Crystal Mall Food Court: 99 BBQ House

A (Partial) Introduction to Guizhou Cuisine: Yummy Mammy

Ever since I found out that there is a whole new world of regional Asian restaurants in the Burnaby/Vancouver border waiting for me to explore, I have insisted on staying for dinner in Burnaby every Saturday after picking my daughter up from Mandarin school. This Saturday we decided to try out cuisine from the Guizhou region of China at Yummy Mammy. I have to admit … Continue reading A (Partial) Introduction to Guizhou Cuisine: Yummy Mammy

Crystal Mall Food Court: Delicious BBQ

I normally do not do Cantonese BBQ meat rice plates because their portion sizes never seem to satisfy me. But since I’m making it a goal of mine to try out the food from every single stall in the Crystal Mall food court, I decided to order a roast pork and guai-fei-chicken rice plate from Delicious B.B.Q. The thing with roast pork on BBQ rice … Continue reading Crystal Mall Food Court: Delicious BBQ