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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Calgary Restaurant: Ichi Rock [ra:ku]

After hearing my Asian friends praising about Ichi Rock’s sushi, I couldn’t resist the temptation to confirm the verdict myself. Finally, last month, while deciding the location for the lunch date with Lisa from Lemon Lime Lisa, I took the liberty of choosing Ichi Rock [ra:ku].

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Calgary Restaurant: Ikemen Ramen Bar

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Just as we thought we were done with all the ramen bars in Calgary, Ikemen joined the bustling neighborhood of Kensington with its competitors Muku and Menyatai. Emphasizing on using chicken broth instead of pork broth, this newly opened ramen bar quickly became the talk of the town.

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Calgary Restaurant: Goro + Gun

Just returning from Taiwan where top-notch Japanese noodle houses are overly abundant, I currently have very low desire to try ramen in the western land. Especially after having tried most of the Japanese ramen restaurants in Calgary (including Muku, Shiki Menya, Shijiki) and discovered none of them were up to the standard, I have lost confidence in finding one that is truly authentic.  Click to read more!

Calgary Restaurant: Shibuya Izakaya

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What would be a casual place to meet up with friends and have a drink? If you were in Japan, you look for izakaya (i.e. Japanese bar). A few izakaya could be found in Calgary, Shibuya being one of them.  Click to read more!

Calgary Restaurant: Shiki Menya

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With only so many ramen places in the city (Menyatai, Shikiji, Muku), it is hard to miss out on Shiki Menya! Claiming that they make everything from scratch and serve limited quantities of ramen daily, Shiki Menya is drawing crowds to dine at its young, hip noodle house.

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Calgary Restaurant: Cerezo Cafe & Bar

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Want something different for brunch? I do!

Kev and I looooove Asian fusion cuisine. So far, Gachi and Lava Dining have made quite an impression on us. To celebrate Kev has finally escaped out of rural medicine practice and returned to the city, we visited Cerezo in Renfrew for brunch. Click to read more!