Meeting capybaras was one of the things I had wanted to do after seeing them for the first time during our visit to the Hell Onsens in Beppu. So when I learned that there is a capybara onsen and a petting zoo where you can meet them up close at the Izu Shaboten Zoo, I had to make a side trip to this place!
I believe everyone should have a banana bread recipe in their repertoire. It’s such an easy and delicious quick bread for breakfast or afternoon snack. Here is one of my favourite banana bread recipe and I’m going to show you how to present it in two different ways.
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!
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.