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It's a Filipino Fiesta at Pinpin
Ask any Filipino where to go for the best Filipino food and they’ll answer you with one word repeated twice: Pinpin. Pin—what? Yes, that’s right, that one strange onomatopoeic word sums it all up.
Mar 5th, 2010
In Town for the Olympics? Try My List of Medal-Worthy Dishes
For all you visitors out there, I’m hosting my own Olympics and giving out gold, silver and bronze medals for my favourite dishes all over Vancouver. It’s a pretty random assortment that spans all ty
Feb 14th, 2010
Forget Flowers: Nothing says LOVE like Chef Kev’s Creations
It’s the time of year when singles cower and smug marrieds call in the “get out of jail free” card known as the babysitter; and when candy hearts and Hershey’s kisses are ingested in alarming proporti
Feb 6th, 2010
Dairy Demystified: In Which I Learn How to Make Cheese at the Urban Ashram
In the beginning, Tomas Hicks, founder of the Urban Ashram, was simply moved by the urge to understand the process of how things are made. He picked up a book, Wild Fermentation, experimented with ma
Jan 29th, 2010
Croissants to die for and other French pastries: Plaisir Sucré serves poetry in a pan on Arbutus
It was Robert Browning who coined the battle cry of bread junkies everywhere: “If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” I am not ashamed to admit that I am a
Jan 21st, 2010
Three Things That Make Me Go Mmmm… at Aberdeen Centre
Here are a few outstanding things that make me go “mmm…” at Aberdeen Centre’s Food Court. If there’s anything you feel I’ve missed, feel free to log in to Vancouver Observer and leave a comment!
Jan 15th, 2010
Sweet Start for the New Year at San Fran’s Tartine
Let me be clear: this is not the Tartine in Vancouver. Yes, the first week of the New Decade finds me exploring the culinary delights of our neighbouring city south of the border.
Jan 8th, 2010
Thanh Long in San Francisco: My Version of the Last Supper
The restaurant that I’m writing about today is my last supper restaurant. While it’s not in Vancouver, it does fulfill all of the above tenets: it is intimately entwined with my childhood memories of
Dec 30th, 2009
Cocoanymph: Wonder and Whimsy
It’s getting down to the wire with Christmas shopping. The malls are packed and if you’re like me, you’ve got maybe 50% of your shopping accomplished. A great gift idea? Hand pick a box of chocola
Dec 17th, 2009
Tandoori Palace— Definitely Fit For A King
N., pl., hole in the wall: A small, very modest, often out-of-the-way place.
Dec 12th, 2009