Phil and I love Shanghai food and we were stoked to see a new Shanghai restaurant open up in Richmond. When we got there, the exterior and interior of the restaurant was very unique! The exterior definitely gives off an Asian vibe and the interior was very well polished as well. The seating’s were very unique because they used royal blue coverings. Unfortunately, the seats look good but it was not comfortable at all. For me, it was fine but if you are heavier, like Phil, you definitely feel the bottom of the seats. His butt was sinking into the seat and he can feel the wood at the bottom.
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On Sunday, we met up with a few other foodies at Ovaltine Cafe to try out their menu! They are not located on the best spot in town but they definitely offer some big delicious plates of food! Their menu prices are beyond generous and you are definitely getting your money’s worth with this place! They’ve been on the map since 1942 and was also used as a set in many movies! No renovations have been done to this place so you are really sitting in a original classic diner!
Ben Affleck filmed here!
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I’m on a roll this week! Busting out blogs now since I was MIA for so long😦 There will be tons of reading for you all! If you don’t like to read, you can always check out our Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/domoiscraving.
Vij’s is a well known modern Indian cuisine restaurant and they opened up their new location on Cambie. They do not take reservations so from time to time, you may notice they have a long lineup at their front entrance. When you first enter in, they have a waiting area for you to sit in. They serve drinks and offer complimentary appetizers. The appetizers are served from time to time to each table. This is the only restaurant that I know of, that serves complimentary appies while you wait for your table. Also, they are good too!
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Near the end of July, we were invited by @sophiaeats to a media tasting at Kuma Izakaya. It’s a new Japanese/Korean fusion restaurant that is located on the steps of Yaletown. Yaletown is known for great food and stunning atmosphere and Kuma Izakaya is a great addition to the mix. Their interior is modern, sleek and clean. They are very close to the skytrain station so don’t worry about transportation. I would recommend taking transit because they have some pretty amazing alcoholic drinks there and i do not recommend drinking and driving!
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The heat wave has officially hit Vancouver once again and hopefully this time it remains for a bit longer than just a few days. This weekend Phil and I hit up a new brunch location located in Gastown called Alibi Room. I love how their windows are wide open so the breeze flows in and tons of natural lighting enters the space. When we got there, there were only another group in front of us so the wait wasn’t too long. Just a quick thing… their waiting area smells like a Return It depot…not the most pleasant waiting area ever, just so you know. I’m pretty sure they hold quite a night life here, hence the smell of alcohol in the waiting area.
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BC stat holiday is slowly approaching so I thought I’ll talk about a spa that Phil and I have ventured off to in the previous long weekend! Scandinave Spa is located in Whistler, so if you are thinking of a mini short getaway, this may be the place for you! We stayed in Whistler for two days and on our last day there, we booked for a deep tissue massage at the Scandinave Spa. Just for your reference, there is no hotel connected to this spa. Its an individually owned spa that is located approximately a 10 minute drive away from Whistler Village.
When you first get there, there’s a welcome signage at the very front. It leads you into this short trail that eventually leads to the main entrance of the spa.
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Coffee shops have been popping all over Vancouver for the past couple of years and there’s a new cafe that joined the category! Porto Cafe opened up not too long ago on the very end of Cambie before you hit the bridge to Downtown. We were invited by our friend @pork_ninjas to their tasting event! We were able to try out their different coffee options and also their pastries & breakfast sandwiches!
We first tried out their espresso. The espresso was categorized into three sections:
1- shot of espresso
We were told the proper way of drinking espresso was to drink it in order.
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