Category: Blog Post

Phnom Penh Restaurant (Food)

BackgroundThis is another classic that has stood the test of time and has emerged as one of the most successful restaurants in Vancouver. Unless you arrive once their doors open or right before they close, waiting for a table can take up to 90 minutes during peak lunch and dinner times. Phnom...

Xing Fu Tang (Teahouse)

Background At first glance, Xing Fu Tang (幸福堂)may seem like nothing more than another Taiwanese teahouse.  But they pride themselves by making the act of getting a simple drink a unique experience. Every location is stationed with a specialty pan placed out in the open which is used to...

Bun Cha Ca Hoang Yen (Food)

Background Vietnamese cuisine has emerged as a local classic here in Vancouver. Bun Cha Ca Hoang Yen opened its doors up in 2012 and have not only weathered the strom but has risen above as one of the most popular locations. In addition to their food, a large factor...

HK BBQ Master (Food)

BackgroundBBQ Master Eric Leung has been operating in their prime location underneath Superstore in Richmond on No 3 road for as long as I can remember. They offer Cantonese styled BBQ meats that are household favorites, and welcomed additions to the dinner table on special occasions or to simply...

Chatime (Teahouse)

Background Arguably one of the most popular Tea houses in the world, Chatime debut in Vancouver back in 2015 was an instant success. Their first store opened up in the heart of downtown on Robson Street. No time was wasted in between was they now have 13 locations across the Lower...

HouCaiLei Oriental Teahouse (Teahouse)

Background Originating from Taiwan, HouCaiLei landed in Burnaby, BC back in 2017. Aside from having the same origins, they are vastly different from other tea houses. Their interior is decorated with hipster inspired furniture and accessories to begin, but they diverge greatly in every drink. Although everything is made...

Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant (Food)

Background Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant is one of the pinnacle spots in the lower mainland that has been open for nearly a decade. They are most famous for providing Dim Sum which is the concept of serving Chinese tea to be accompanied by savory and sweet dishes starting...

Dolar Shop (Food)

Background Dolar Shop originated from Shanghai, China back in 2004 and was founded solely by Jerry Li. They initially operated as an independent hot pot shop specializing in the highest quality ingredients and customer service. Popularity grew extremely quickly across their country as they have currently operate operate 38...

Beta 5 Chocolates (Dessert)

Background Beta 5 was founded by co-owners Adam Chandler who looks after the products and Jessica Rosinski who looks after the business aspects. This partnership formed a double edge sword as locals were well made aware of this new chocolate shop, and the taste held its own. Capitalizing on...

Lady M Confections (Dessert)

BackgroundLady M was founded by Ken Romaniszyn at New York back in 2001. Their position in the market was to offer premium quality cakes made with the highest level of ingredients and culinary techniques. Over the past 18 years, they have solidified themselves as a prestigious international dessert shop...
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