DISCLAIMER: Please take this review with a grain of shio. I wouldn’t even consider it a real review because it was Gyoza Bar’s grand opening and things there will definitely change and get tweaked and hopefully improved as time goes on and they develop their rhythm. Take this as a snapshot of the night and their food at that particular point in time. All opinions are still my brutally honest opinions of what we were served though, so read on and come to your own conclusions.
Gyoza Bar + Ramen is the latest “concept” from the Aburi line of restaurants which include Miku and Minami. In a nutshell, elevated food with a twist and a price tag to match. They’ve done sushi, now Gyoza Bar is their take on gyoza and ramen.
Continue reading First Look: Gyoza Bar + Ramen
Help me! I think I must be addicted to ramen! After trying Taishoken’s satisfying tsukemen, I had to go back to try their standard bowl of miso ramen for comparison.
Continue reading Thick Glossy Miso Ramen at Taishoken
After a somewhat disappointing ramen experience at Ramen Koika, I was in the mood for some better ramen to restore my faith in the Vancouver ramen scene. Taishoken (sparse Twitter account here) opened in late May this year and I finally got to try their ramen — tsukemen, to be exact. I loved it.
Continue reading Rah, Rah, Rah! Tsukemen at Taishoken Ramen
Ramen Koika is the latest entrant in the Vancouver ramen sweepstakes. They had their soft-opening in late June featuring all ramen bowls for $6 but now they’re on their regularly-priced menu. Not much web presence except for a Facebook page. Apparently people behind Ramen Koika are the same people behind the Korean-owned 3-location mini-chain Sushi Bella.
Continue reading Meh, Bleh, Blah: Ramen Koika on Davie St.
I first heard about the Twice on Sundays ramen pop-up through Vancouver is Awesome via a drinking buddy. Then I heard about it again through another beer geek and then I thought I gotta check it out! Continue reading My Secret Ramen: Twice on Sundays Ramen Pop-Up
Another yearly trip to Calgary for some in-law visiting and good food eatin’. Some good, some bad, some disappointing, some surprising. Read on! Continue reading Hot Ramen Facials & More in Calgary – June 2014
I’ve been to Marutama Ramen a few times since they first opened in May 2013. It’s a nice change from all the pork-based tonkotsu ramen in town. Continue reading Still Nuts About Nut Ramen: Marutama Ramen
We tried Charlie’s Little Italian the other week and saw Burdock & Co. (facebook) down the street where Cafeteria used to be and made a mental note to check this place out. The opportunity came so we went for brunch. Great stuff! Continue reading Brunch at Burdock & Co.
Hawkers Market is a once-a-month food/beer/music event. It’s like a craft fair except with food. Plus loud music and booze. I love everything Hawkers Market stands for. Continue reading Ramen Burger Craze at Hawkers Market