This year, Korean persimmons from the City of Changwon returned to Vancouver. And the Fuyu persimmons from Korea are juicy with a good crunch. It is perfect to eat it on its own or turn them into both sweet and savory dishes. I decided to incorporate these lovely persimmons into one of the popular winter desserts in Korea, Chapssaltteok (also known as Korean rice cakes).(more…)
After 2 years, I got invited back to Kosoo Restaurant for another media tasting. It recently opened a new location on Robson Street, and it is brighter and more spacious. Unlike the Cardero location, this one on Robson is known for Korean Chicken and BBQ. I think this was overall a better experience compared to the previous one, in terms of taste and quality of the food.(more…)
I am obsessed with mochi, and I am testing its limit to see what I can make with them. This roll cake is inspired by the Korean Injeolmi Bingsu, which I created the Kinako-Injeolmi Roll Cake. It uses a chiffon cake base, and I also made some adjustments based on my previous chiffon cake recipe, so it can be rolled into a cylinder shape without cracking.(more…)
After giving Mello a second chance, I am confident to provide the following review. I tried most of the flavors on my second visit, especially focusing on the mini donuts. Mello is located on East Pender Street in Chinatown, right next to Umaluma Dairy-Free Gelato. They feature Korean-style filled donuts with various flavors.(more…)
Canada’s largest annual dining celebration, Dine Out Vancouver, officially starts for the 18th year. From January 17, 2020 to February 2, 2020, this festival features hundred of restaurants, each offerings menus priced at $15, $25, $35, or $45 per person, not including beverages, taxes, and gratuity. With a wide selection of cuisine, diners can be adventurous to visit the new restaurants. However, with hundreds options, it is difficult and expensive to try every one of them. So, I compiled a list of restaurants that I think it is worth to go based on my regular dining experience and quality-price of the menu.