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Pokey Okey: Vancouver’s Best Poke with fresh and unique Toppings

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In recent years, poke bowls have become a staple in Vancouver, and I have been digging to find Vancouver’s best poke bowls. To me, a good poke bowl is one that uses high-quality, fresh ingredients, and I would crave it every so often. And Pokey Okey is definitely on this list. It has multiple locations – Downtown, Richmond, and Burnaby (Kingsway). They offer a wide variety of poke bowls, along with protein and vegetable toppings.

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Date Night Cooking Class at Dirty Apron

Vancouver is all about the outdoor activities during the summer, but there are much fewer evening activities for couples or small groups. Now The Dirty Apron Cooking School, Delicatessen & Catering is opened again with strict health and safety standards, you can get active in their cooking classes during the evening. I recently attended one of the cooking classes, featuring Mediterranean dishes, and I am impressed by how much I learned within the evening.

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Second Visit to Kosoo Restaurant

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.

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A Recap on PICA Kitchen Party from Vancouver International Wine Festival

In addition to the Grand Tasting, I have also attended two other events hosted by the Vancouver International Wine Festival, and one of them the PICA Kitchen Party, my favourite event of all. It was held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) at Granville Island. It features international wines, paired with small bites prepared by top Vancouver chefs from various restaurants.

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