We stumbled upon the Chef’s Playground Eatery when searching for a place for lunch. This little restaurant is right at the heart of Steveston Village in Richmond, BC. With so many restaurants in the area, you might walk by this hidden gem without realizing it! Their unique signature drinks and well executed West Coast dishes were delicious and reasonably priced. We loved our meal and will definitely come back to try their brunch and dinner. Take a look at what we ordered for lunch during our first visit.
Let’s talk about pork belly. Have you cooked with this ingredient? If not, you’re not alone. I always think pork belly is super fatty because of the skin and layers of fat. That’s one of the main reason why I avoided this ingredient. However, I realized that if you look hard enough, you could get a piece of pork belly that has a higher meat to fat ratio! And that’s what I use to make this recipe. This 7-ingredient dish is really easy to put together so it’s perfect for weeknight dinners.
I first heard about Dundas Eat + Drink through Instagram. This modern Asian fusion restaurant is probably best known for their Six O Pho challenge where you can get a massive 5lb pho. Since we’re both light eaters, Mr. Chau and I opted for the standard size noodle soups. We also tried one of their vegan appetizers which I fell in love with!
Who would’ve thought you could get Japanese rice wine from sake vending machines in Tokyo? Yes, you read that right. A vending machine where you just pop in your change, select the sake of your choice and voilà, your cup is filled with delicious sake. In this post, I’ll tell you what kind of sake is available, how to use the sake vending machines and where you can find this little gem. With 30 different sake to choose from, this is one unique and fun experience that I’d highly recommend for all sake lovers.
Temari sushi is a ball-shaped sushi that is fun to make and eat! This particular type of sushi is characterized by its round shape and colourful toppings. The fun part about making temari sushi is coming up with the topping and garnish combinations. If you’ve never made this type of sushi before, read on and impress your guests with these pretty sushi balls!
Hey there, I’m Jan, a food and travel enthusiast based in Burnaby, BC. I enjoy cooking because I believe food brings people together. Plus, I think the best way to experience different cultures is through the belly! Here you’ll find easy to make and hubby approved recipes, with a side of my travel and dine out adventures.