Cocktail Hour at Tojo Restaurant

It has been so long since my last visit to Tojo Restaurant. I celebrated my birthday here about three years ago, and I enjoyed the food here. Recently, Tojo Restaurant launches Cocktail Hour, which allows guests to enjoy handcrafted cocktails and small bites. If you have never tried their dishes here, Cocktail Hour is the best time for you to try some of their dishes in smaller portions and more affordable price. I got a sneak peak of their Fall/Winter seasonal cocktails, as well as its food pairing.

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Torafuku: Celebrating their 4th Anniversary with an Omakase Dinner

Torafuku is celebrating their 4th anniversary with a special omakase menu this year, which showcases signature food items, along with daily chef specials. I was lucky to make a reservation on the last day of this omakase menu. You can choose between a 7-course or a 10-course menu, which is $45/person and $55/person respectively. And of course, we went for the 10-course menu! Each set comes with a complimentary amuse bouche and handmade bonbons from Buttermere Patisserie.

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Delicious, New Vegan Menu Items – Now at JINYA Ramen Bar

Over the past years, many restaurants start to offer a handful of selections for vegan and vegetarian on their menu, and there is no exception in this famous ramen shop – JINYA Ramen Bar. Last year, they launched the Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen, and I regret not trying it earlier myself. Although I am not vegan, this vegan ramen is incredibly delicious. I have to admit that this ramen changes my previous impression of JINYA Ramen Bar. Recently, additional items are added to the vegan menu, which takes care of the different eating diets of the customers.

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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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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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