Nabegugyo Hot Pot Cuisine on Cambie St., Vancouver

Ben and I finally get to try the ramen hot pot from Nabegugyo Hot Pot Cuisine on Cambie St. on a Friday evening.

We had wanted to check this place out for several times but just did not make it.

There is a communal long U shape table and several 2 and 4 seater tables. We were seated at the communal table. It reminds me of a hot pot place named Xiabu Xiabu that Ben and I like to go to when we were in Beijing. I did not blog about it because no photography is allowed in Xiabu Xiabu.

We were served an appetizer of sea weed salad before our food arrive.

Ben ordered the Sukiyaki Hot Pot with pork but they gave him pork instead. It came with a bowl of steam rice and … Continue reading

Zac.Zac Japanese Curry House on Robson St., Vancouver

Ben had to pick up his notebook from the downtown Microsoft office, so I tag along.

After picking up his notebook, we walked a bit but it was not a pleasant walk as it was raining. We decided to grab a bite as it’s at the peak of lunch hour. We went to the food court on the second level of H-Mart on Robson St.

A sidewalk sign near the entrance of H-Mart enticed us to eat here. The sign was about a Japanese Curry House by the name Zac.Zac.

Ben ordered the Deluxe Curry to share with me. From the first look, there was a lot of curry sauce. But, the sauce was just enough as there were a lot of rice underneath. The deep fried pork chop, prawn and potato patty were nicely done as they were not oily but crispy on the outside. Continue reading

Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen on Kingsway, Burnaby

Ben and I went to Burnaby for lunch on a Sunday. There are 3 new Japanese ramen restaurants on the stretch of strip mall across Metrotown.

We went to one of them which is Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen as the decor was quite impressive from the outside.

The entrance was decorated with a big gong.

I like the Chinese characters “La Mien” and the bowl of ramen logo made with pennies. I just wonder how can we get hold of pennies now when they are not in circulation anymore.

Ben ordered the Miso Ramen at $12.50. It was ok but nothing too extraordinary. Continue reading

Banzai Sushi House on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

I have not blogged about Banzai Sushi House for a number of years even though we had been eaten here or take out party tray.

We came here on a Saturday around 11AM. We were practically the first eat in customers. There were already some take out orders which is popular here.

Nanzaro ordered the Salmon Don. The salmon sashimi was a generous portion. This is $10.95.

Arkensen ordered a Golden Roll and a Vancouver Roll. The Golden Roll is made with chopped scallop and topped with smoked salmon. The Vancouver Roll is basically California roll topped with smoked salmon. The rolls are $5.45 and $4.45 respectively. Continue reading

Ramen Danbo at West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Ben and I attended the first night of the Honda Celebration of Light on a Saturday. We drove to downtown early to secure a parking spot before some road closures.

We had dinner at Ramen Danbo in Kitsilano before the event.

The restaurant is small and seating is tight. Ben decided to go for the summer special chilled ramen.

It is a colourful dish with a nutty dressing. Ben enjoyed the chilled ramen in a hot summer day. Continue reading

Gu Don Ya on Robson St., Vancouver

After the Canada 150 Parade, Ben and I just walked about to look for a place for dinner.

We ended up with Gyu Don Ya, a small Japanese restaurant on Robson St. The restaurant was busy and there are not a lot of seating.

We were lucky to get two seats along a long bench seating facing the window.

We shared a Teishoku Japanese Set Meal with the option of Gyu Don, a rice bowl topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet soy sauce flavoured stock. Continue reading

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka on Broadway, Vancouver

Ben had taken a couple of days off to clear his personal days. We decided to go to downtown for a walk. We got off the City Hall station as we remembered there are several nice cherry blossoms at the Vancouver City Hall when we drove past the area a day ago.

I just love to take photos of the cherry blossoms to capture a beautiful moment.

After that we continued our walk to Broadway. We ended up having lunch at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.

The place was busy as it’s about lunch time. Seatings were tight.

Ben recommended me to have the Ikura salmon roe bowl combo. Continue reading

Ramen Izakaya Okawari on Akroyd Road, Richmond

My boys picked Japanese cuisine for dinner.  We went to Ramen Izakaya Okawari on Akroyd Road.

Green tea is served like most Japanese restaurant. There is a charge of $2.95 for the pot.

I had the Spicy Sapporo Ramen. The broth was mildly spicy and quite creamy. The cha-siu was quite fatty and tender.

Nanzaro ordered the Beef Mentaiko Yakiudon. When his bowl arrived, the bonita flakes performed a little dance before settling down. Continue reading