Vancouver Restaurant: The Flying Pig

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The main reason I love Vancouver so much (besides its temperate climate and beautiful coastlines) is the bustling food scene and higher restaurant standards. To find a decent, affordable restaurant is like shooting fish in a barrel. Even on a day when you feel spontaneous, you can’t go too wrong for just picking a random restaurant off the street.

This summer, when I wandered through Gastown, my friend suggested to check out The Flying Pig, which categories itself as a “nouveau Canadian Bistro” that offers a seasonally inspired menu with fresh, local ingredients.

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Vancouver Restaurant: Italian Kitchen

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Italian Kitchen on Alberni Street is one of my friend’s most bragged about eateries in Vancouver. With a reservation on short notice, we were able to visit this modern sophisticated Italian restaurant on a Monday evening to beat the crowd at peak dinner hours.  Click to read more!

Vancouver Restaurant: Marutama Ra-men

After being disappointed by every single ramen shops in Calgary, Kev and I reached the conclusion that Vancouver is the ultimate place for ramen enjoyment in western Canada. On our trip to Vancouver this summer, we stopped by Marutama Ra-men to satiate our ramen craving and keep up with the noodle trend.

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Vancouver Restaurant: Hapa Izakaya Yaletown

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Hapa Izakaya is a modern Japanese restaurant chain in Vancouver. We went to the Yaletown location for their “hapa hour” that started from 5:00pm. It was a great way to try some of their tapas for half price! Click to read more!

Vancouver Restaurant: Rodney’s Oyster House

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Seafood is definitely one thing that you can’t miss in Vancouver. On our last trip to Vancouver, we visited Rodney’s Oyster House in Yaletown with our friends during the happy hour on a weekday. Click to read more!

Vancouver Restaurant: Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle

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Another food I wanted to try while I was in Vancouver was authentic Taiwanese food to cure my homesickness. Kev’s friend recommended Chef Hung, an award winning beef noodles restaurant chain around the world. We visited the restaurant on the 2nd floor of Aberdeen Center. Click to read more!

Vancouver Restaurant: Insadong Korean BBQ and Seafood Restaurant

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We wanted to get some authentic Korean BBQ so our friends in Vancouver did some research and took us to Insadong which is located in Burquitlam. This place was very very busy on the Saturday evening. We didn’t make a reservation so we ended up waiting for about 30 minutes before we got seated.

I wasn’t sure if they were short-staffed or they were just poor with their service, the servers weren’t very attentive. Click to read more!