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Japan gives kudos to king of Vancouver sushi kitchen, chef Hidekazu Tojo
When Hidekazu Tojo began preparing sushi at a modest Japanese restaurant in Vancouver 45 years ago, customers were squeamish about eating raw fish wrapped in seaweed. So the 21−year−old...
Jun 15th, 2016
Eating like a king at Kingyo Izakaya
Upon entering the restaurant I was impressed by the decor, the open-concept kitchen (normal for Japanese restaurants) and the friendly staff.
Nov 13th, 2012
Vancouver's sushi pioneer leaves giant legacy
Vancouver's famed sushi scene was sparked by Aki Takeuchi, the humble sushi chef who left a giant mark on the city's culinary history.
Lisa Nakamura Nguyen
Feb 15th, 2012
Ebisu on Robson: beer and food special review
Throughout November, Ebisu has a promotional package that offers a pitcher of Sapporo beer and an abundance of fried goodness.
Angel Cheung and Alexis Greskiw
Nov 1st, 2011
Japanese yatai at Bridgeport: mobile food at its best
What is it about mobile food that is so intriguing? From snacks on road trips, to running for the ice cream truck, there’s something about food on wheels that simply gets the stomach growling....
Nov 29th, 2010
Kintaro Ramen: Trigger Your Taste Memory
Brave the line up standing in the cold, brave the elbows knocking you in the side, brave the splashback from the noodles hitting you in the face. Yes, it’s worth it. Watching Food...
Nov 27th, 2009