Richmond’s Eat Street

After a recent article in Vancouver Magazine and a press release about the best job ever, I came to the stunning realization that I had completely missed out on the of the best areas in Vancouver to eat. Wen and I have spent the past year exploring the nooks and crannies of the city (witness… Continue reading Richmond’s Eat Street

Richmond Night Market

On the banks of the Fraser River, behind a massive distribution warehouse and just off the flight path to the airport lives a Vancouver summer tradition: the Richmond Night Market. It’s a medley of Asian traditional meets county fair where dim sum and hawker stands replace candy floss and ferris wheels. Wen and I had… Continue reading Richmond Night Market

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Hoisin Knife

Way back in 2005, Wen and I were living in Toronto and we stumbled onto the now-defunct Toba for brunch. There I discovered a dish that I have not seen since: the duck and hoisin crepe (a.k.a. Moo Shu Duck). Peking duck. Hoisin sauce. In a fresh crepe. What more could you want? I’ve been… Continue reading Hoisin Knife

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Food Walking East Van

Vancouver has an awesome food scene: great chefs, great restaurants and great food shops. Since we’ve arrived here, Wen and I have wanted to check out the stores that exist beyond the downtown/Granville/Kits core. On Satruday we finally got the chance, with a long walk from our place through East Van. Here’s my attempt to… Continue reading Food Walking East Van

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The Ritter Sport Unboxing Experience

One of the simultaneously silliest and greatest trends to emerge from the 21st century’s fetishization of technology is the notion of “unboxing“. The combination of blogs and online video and cheap digital cameras now allow young male otaku to document in clinical detail the experience of opening the box of a new gadget. There are… Continue reading The Ritter Sport Unboxing Experience