Food

Family owned sushi bar – Shinjuku, Tokyo

This was one of the many small family owned sushi restaurants located in Shinjuku. The chef was an old man who seemed to be chatting up a storm while making sushi at the bar with other locals. Their sashimi was really fresh and a fair price. They gave us complimentary bowls of their home made shrimp & beef miso soup which I really appreciated. Unfortunately, I forgot the name of the restaurant because it was in Japanese. Good eye sushi though!

Ate here on Dec 27th 2010

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ORU for lunch

It was a beautiful day out so I decided to have lunch at ORU. What a big mistake. We were seated outdoor on the patio and had no view or sun because the convention center was blocking everything. It probably would’ve been nicer to sit inside. They had set lunch menus for $20.00~$25.00 where you got to pick an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Most of the dishes were “Pan-asian” (vietnamese, indian, malaysian, chinese etc) as they liked to call it. The meal tasted okay but it was not memorable. I felt like I was having a fancy food court meal. I would not go back for their un authentic asian food. The only thing I liked was that there was a bit of everything so it was very satisfying.

Ate at ORU on August 20th 2010

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Food, Vancouver

West: Always a pleasant meal

I’ve been to West 3 times for their DOV menu and once for their regular menu. I’m pleased to say that I have not once been disappointed by their service or quality of food. What I like most about West is that their atmosphere is brightly lit. The ambiance is comfortable and not pretentious. I find myself trying to see my friends in loud darkly lit rooms in most modern/high end restaurants. Their drink and wine list is extensive. Continue reading

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Food, Seattle

Specialty’s Cafe and Bakery: Comfort food’s finest

This chain cafe/bakery in America called Specialty’s is my favourite place to go to for soups/sandwiches/cookies. They have amazing chocolate chip cookies freshly baked throughout the day. Make sure you get them warm or else wait for the next batch! This place has high quality comfort foods and it never disappoints. Their staff is usually friendly so if you are ever in doubt of which soup to order, ask for a sample! Continue reading

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Food, Seattle

Cheesecake Factory: Always a flo pleaser

When I don’t know where to eat in Seattle/States, I always turn to Cheesecake Factory. There’s no doubt that there will be dependable dishes and drinks. Their Factory Peach Bellini was the best Bellini I’ve ever had: perfectly blended ice with champagne and peach liqueur that doesn’t taste like sweet icy syrup. All their smoothies are amazing! The Cheesecake factory is like the man you want to settle down with: a little typical but dependable, reliable, and looks great on the inside and out! Continue reading

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Japonessa: Sushi Cocina

Japonessa is a Japanese Spanish fusion restaurant. I found it while looking for a place to eat on a Saturday night in Seattle. The decor was modern with mirrors and frames and chandeliers. I have to admit the idea is pretty original and I was intrigued. The place was packed and I had to wait about 30 minutes for a table.

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