Carmelized Claypot Catfish and More at Cuu Long

We’re always on the lookout for better Vietnamese eats in Vancouver. Even with the large-ish Vietnamese population here, I find the majority of the Vietnamese restaurants to be quite average. Most places stick to the same boring standards, executed with the bare minimum of care and attention. Lack of special herbs, pho soup with chili oil masquerading as bun bo hue, etc…

An exception to this rule is Broken Rice, but we wanted something a bit closer to home, so we tried Cuu Long on Knight near Kingsway after a highly respected chef recommended it to us. While not everything we had was great, some dishes really impressed us. Continue reading Carmelized Claypot Catfish and More at Cuu Long

What Does $69 Worth of Sausages Taste Like? Oyama Sausage Co.

I was actually inspired by 33 Acres’ “Summer Sunday Br3w-BBQ” but I wanted to involve my family, so I decided to do a weenie roast of my own! Estimating two sausages per person, I needed to buy two dozen sausages. Of course, I only buy the very best for my family, so off to Oyama on Granville Island! 😉 Continue reading What Does $69 Worth of Sausages Taste Like? Oyama Sausage Co.

Main Street Brewing opens

The craft beer scene in Vancouver over the last year has been an exciting ride, with more and more breweries opening up or planning to open soon. It’s like the first part of a rollercoaster ride, where it’s all ascension and you don’t know when you’ll hit the peak.

I hate to say this, but I’m sorta taking a pass on this year’s Vancouver Craft Beer Week because there’s so much to do already! How things have changed over the last couple years!

Main Street Brewing Company just opened on May 29, so I went to check out their first weekend of operation. Some kinks to be expected but I see big things from these guys. Continue reading Main Street Brewing opens