Calgary Restaurant: Anju

As an aficionado of Korean cooking and Asian fusion cuisine, Anju had long been on my list of places to eat. The only reason I held off from dining there was Kev’s low tolerance for spicy food. Last month, when he finally suggested for us to eat there, I was ravished with delight!

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Calgary Restaurant: Cafe 100%

Disclaimer: I was formally invited and ate with the restaurant owner. The meal was paid for by Cafe 100%. The review does not include comments on service because we were obviously treated differently as invited guests as opposed to restaurant patrons. All opinions are my own and I tried my best to highlight the goods and bads. All photos (except the ‘entrance’ shot) are provided by the restaurant. 

I was honored to be invited by Cafe 100% earlier this month to visit their restaurant. Just opened about 2 months ago, Cafe 100% has quickly captured attention, particularly from young adults. Having heard my Chinese friends praising about their food, I made a mental note to try certain dishes, but never really got the chance to check it out myself. As the opportunity came along, Kev and I gladly accepted it. It’s about time to try something new! 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: 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!

Taiwan Restaurant: VIVO Spanish Tapas 光癮時尚餐飲

I know it has been a while since my last post (we’ve been too busy going on trips and planning the next trip…), BUT I promise this post will not let you down.

When I went back to Taiwan in March, I happened to visit a newly opened restaurant in Taipei, recommended by my ex-colleague. It can be easily accessed by metro as it is located conveniently in the vibrant Da-an district in Taipei city. Serving moderately-priced Spanish tapas, VIVO had instantly sparked my curiosity. (It is not easy to find restaurants that serve European cuisine in Taiwan, with the exception of Italian food)

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First floor, bar area

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Calgary Restaurant: Ox and Angela

I am back~! A new year, a new look to the blog!!! It is much more organized and easy to navigate. I hope you like it 🙂

I was quite depressed after our Christmas trip to Las Vegas, which is not only a Sin City, but also the heaven for foodies.  It has been 2 months since we are back to Calgary and I still can’t stop thinking about the great food we had there. (preview: to share with you the hidden gems we discovered, I will post one LV restaurant review every week)

What motivated me to get back to writing the blog is the brunch we had at Ox and Angela last Sunday. The restaurant is on the 17th avenue, very close to our place. Whenever we walked past in the summer, its patios was always busy. Last weekend, we finally decided to give it a try. Click to read more!