HOLY Smokes, Smokes & Bones BBQ!

Recently, I was invited to one of the participated restaurant for the #BBQlicious event hosted by Budweiser. The event celebrates the best slow-cooked BBQ at some of the top restaurants across Canada. I chose to try the BBQ at Smokes & Bones BBQ. It is located in Lower Lonsdale in North Vancouver. It is a 10 minute bus ride from the Lonsdale Quay. Although the restaurant is far away from the city, it has numerous reviews and a 4.4 rating on Google. I was excited to try the ribs in person!

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New Mandarin Seafood Restaurant (時代文華海鮮酒家): Just another Over-Hyped Dimsum Place

There is a new dimsum place opening near my house, so we decided to try it out. It is right next to the new T&T Supermarket on Kingsway and Nanaimo Street, and it is called New Mandarin Seafood Restaurant. It offers dimsum and dinner service. As there are not much Chinese restaurants in that neighborhood, it is always packed. We made a reservation for four people for 12 pm on a Saturday and waited for 45 minutes before we get seated.

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My First Omakase in Vancouver: Sushi Bar Maumi

It was one tough decision to make on choosing where to go for my first omakase experience. After one month of comparing and discussing among my friends, we finally decided to try Sushi Bar Maumi. The omakase features 11 pieces of nigiri for $75, which the price is relatively affordable compared to other omakase in Vancouver. Another reason to pick Sushi Bar Maumi is that it focuses on nigiri, instead of Japanese dishes (similar to Kaiseki). We made our reservation almost 3 weeks in advance, and we got the last few seats available. Before making the reservation online, make sure to read their cancellation policy!

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Black Market Supper Club: A night filled with mystery and suprises

Just before the long weekend ended, I went to an exclusive dining experience at Black Market Supper Club located in South Surrey. It is hosted and prepared by a world class chef with no identity being revealed. They wear black masks during the entire time cooking in the kitchen. Location and time stay as a mystery until 72 hours before the dinner. Each dinner is attached to a unique theme, and our night is to honour 25 years Anniversary of the French Laundry.

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eF & Be Bakehouse x Yama Cafe: New Online Japanese Bakehouse in Vancouver

On July 20, 2019, it was a special day for me because I purposely woke up for a pop up hosting at Yama Café. Though I am a food blogger, I rarely wake up early for food and lineups. I have made an exception to eF & Be Bakehouse, a online bakery that features Japanese pans and pastries. And of course, it has been awhile since I last visited Yama Café so it was the perfect opportunity for me to pay a visit.

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