Too Little, Too Sweet: Shishinori

My review of the food my wife and I had at Shishinori might be a little skewed. We were super hungry when we visited and we didn’t know that the restaurant was one of those that served healthy-ish food in “healthy” portion sizes. I had just burned through 1387 calories after a 2-hour cardiorespiratory exercise and my wife probably burned just as much with her … Continue reading Too Little, Too Sweet: Shishinori

A Great Experience Without The Need For Great Food

Oru – How can you complain about a meal at a nice restaurant in one of the more exclusive hotels in the city? You can’t. It was sunny, and the second floor restaurant had wraparound wall-to-ceiling windows that allowed bright, warm sunlight to penetrate through them without allowing any of the frigid outside air to seep in. The windows –  besides allowing us patrons of … Continue reading A Great Experience Without The Need For Great Food

Food Trucks: Tacofino (the right kind of fusion)

Tacofino – With such a thriving local food truck (cart) scene, I kinda feel bad for not trying more of them out. I think I’ve only ever tried food from one local food truck (not taking into account the ubiquitous Japadog) -Ursu – and I don’t even think it is in operation anymore. In an effort to delve deeper into the local food scene, I’m going … Continue reading Food Trucks: Tacofino (the right kind of fusion)

Osaka: I never thought I would say this in Japan but…Order the rolls, not the nigiri

Kaiba Sushi – Ever since my family and I first arrived in Osaka for our trip to Kansai, I had been looking  for a traditional sushi restaurant where I could have a proper sushi meal.  I asked the ‘personal butler’ (hotel concierge) assigned to our room to find us a table at a traditional sushi restaurant on the day we arrived and every day after … Continue reading Osaka: I never thought I would say this in Japan but…Order the rolls, not the nigiri

I’d make my way out here just for the breakfast…lunch…and dinner…

Edible Canada At The Market – When I got home from taking my daughter to her swimming lesson this morning, my wife asked me if I had any ideas for lunch. “Why yes, I do!”, I answered. “We’re going to Granville Island.” “Why?”, asked my wife. “Oh…there’s this restaurant there that I want to try…it’s supposed to be good!” “We’ll see about that.” The pressure … Continue reading I’d make my way out here just for the breakfast…lunch…and dinner…

Japanese Dim Sum / No Outside Food Allowed

Guu – Guu is one of those popular and highly-regarded chains that my wife and I just can’t seem to find a good meal at. Our first visit was to Guu Garlic and our experience was abysmal. We had poor service, bland dishes, and extremely dry rice. Guu Garden wasn’t much better. We did get good service, but the food was once again inferior to … Continue reading Japanese Dim Sum / No Outside Food Allowed