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Hot Soup 'n' Noodle Comforts at Manpuku

With its frigid fingers curled around the city, Winter has arrived (returned?) in an icy exhalation. The sidewalks are dusted with a glittering veil that is quickly obliterated by pedestrians treading upon it. There’s no casual idling outside today. Everyone… Continue Reading →

Kingyo Izakaya

Izakaya is huge in Vancouver for whatever reason. With so many options to choose from, we decided upon Kingyo for this trip. Sitting at the bar and leisurely ordering¬† was a great way to spend an evening with friends. Not… Continue Reading →

Vancouver's Comfort Ramen

While I’ve covered most of my Seattle trip, I’m still catching up on the Vancouver portion of it. The day we arrived, it was cold and rainy (surprise!), and a hot steaming bowl of ramen at Motomachi Shokudo was a… Continue Reading →

Guu opens in Toronto at last

Izakaya isn’t common in Toronto and what has existed isn’t anything to write home about. On the other hand, Guu is five restaurants strong in Vancouver, so they know a thing or two about running a successful Izakaya joint. And… Continue Reading →

New Manpuku Nibbles

So in the last month or so, Manpuku introduced some new items to the menu. While we haven’t quite gotten through them all, one tasty and notable snack was Inari Sushi, a fat tofu pouch of vinegared rice, lightly sweet… Continue Reading →

Makin' Mochi

Despite the fact that my trip to Japan was many years ago, the sweet and fresh taste of Ichigo Daifuku still lingers on my tongue. I can still remember bringing this perfectly-shaped, white-dusted, pink treat up to my mouth with… Continue Reading →

Japanese candy picks

Beyond the rainbow of Starburst and Skittles, we find the pot of chewy gold.

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