Basil Garden Pho from the roots in Vancouver

October 2016 update: I did visit there as a customer after a couple of weeks in October 2016. The service was slow and we were the only customers there on a Saturday evening. I ordered the house pho and the food was bland, perhaps they focus on the more health conscious side of things. DISCLOSURE:…

Shops and dining at 12 South in Music City aka. Nashville

Sorry for the late post. If you recall, I was in Nashville last month. Since it was my first time there, I was expecting a full-on country music trip and visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Music City Walk of Fame. Pretty much a walk along the entertainment district, looking…

In Pizza We Crust – Pizza Carano in Vancouver

My friend and I grabbed dinner at Pizza Carano on a sunny September day. Also, another friend of mine continues to rave about this place and I fully trust her judgement so I had very high expectations on Pizza Carano. We were the first customers since they just opened at 5pm. When we walked in, we noticed…

Korean-Mexican fusion at TAKO in Vancouver

TAKO is a new Korean-Mexican fusion casual and take-out restaurant that opened last month. It reminds me of K-town in LA since it’s so popular there. It finally arrived in Vancouver. However, Mexican is always overpriced here. TAKO is located at 601 Expo Boulevard, next to the Stadium skytrain station and near Tinseltown (International Village) It’s definitely…

Brunch at Jam Café in Vancouver

Jam Café is one of the hottest brunch spots in Vancouver that opened earlier this year. It is near Stadium skytrain station where the old Cafe Medina was located at 556 Beatty Street. When you walk into the restaurant, it has a hipster vibe. (Like most new places in Vancouver.) The interior decor is rustic with…