Eating my way around Italy

Pizza, pasta and gelato all jump to mind when I think of my favourite Italian food memories. Understandably. But Italy is so much more than that. Situated on the Mediteranan coast, Italy‚Äôs sunshine and warm climate brings with it mouth-watering olives, focaccia and cured meats. The coffee culture is unlike any other and of course,…

A guide to Turkish food

I definitely view Turkish food as something to get excited about. Countries that specialise in markets tend to have yummy fruits, nuts, sweets and other snacks which makes me one super happy human. Food in Turkey was generally cheap, always filling and it often fit into the category of comfort food. After our two weeks…

Review: Tuc Craft Kitchen

Anyone paying attention to order of my posts: relax, my visit to the enormously popular Tuc Craft Kitchen took place a few weeks ago, well before congregating in public places was considered a no-go. Andy and I wore extremely fortunate to receive a generous gift voucher for Tuc Craft Kitchen from Andy’s brother Tom, and…

Review: Elysian Coffee

Little did we know that Elysian Coffee would be the last place we ventured to before Corona Virus took over the world. We visited Elysian Coffee in Mt Pleasant as a well earned break after walking the first half of the Vancouver Sea Wall. It coincided with me needing to exchange a ski pole after…

Review: Savio Volpe

I was given a generous gift voucher for Savio Volpe and before I made it there, it was reaffirmed to me by many different people that it was one of their favourite restaurants in Vancouver. I wanted to do something nice for my mum (in return for all the nice things she has done for…

Review: Acorn

For all I’d heard about Acorn, it sure didn’t jump out at me as we walked down Main Street. It is pretty small and only makes itself known by a sign that has a picture of an Acorn. It didn’t matter though – we were looking for it after all, and after checking out the…

Review: Cafe Portrait

The first place to have opened in the neighbourhood since I arrived in Vancouver, I sure had my finger on the pulse with this one. We went there within the opening week and hopefully before it becomes increasingly popular. We nabbed the window seat, with its big comfy armchairs and a windowsill lined with flowers….

Review: Thierry

I walk past Thierry most mornings on my way to work. Each morning, at consistently the same crack on the pavement, I get hit with a waft of baking pastry and my God, it smells so good. I had heard that the hot chocolates were meant to be exquisite but it wasn’t until I read…

Review: Olympia Pizza and Pasta Restaurant

Olympia oozes good smells and vibes and I had been itching to go here since we moved to Vancouver. We thought it would be a good plan to wait for when my Mum came to visit – she’s a huge fan of Greek food and it could be something we all looked forward to together….

Review: Kintaro Ramen

Kintaro Ramen is not far from our house. As a keen ramen eater, I had already identified it as our closest joint before we even touched down in Canada. It took us a lot longer to make it there than anticipated though – we tried early on and were unsuccessful as unbeknownst to us, it…