Food, Tokyo

Crazy Crepes – Akihabara, Tokyo

I love japanese-style crepes and Crazy crepes really hit the spot! I ordered the banana and cream crepe and it was delish!

This take away shop is located right on the busy streets of Akihabara.

Ate at Crazy crepe on Dec/26/2010

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Food, Tokyo

Gindaco Takoyakis- Shibuya, Tokyo

If you’ve been to Tokyo, you would understand how overwhelming the amount of street vendors can be! This was the first meal I had right after I landed. It had a great location right in the center of Shibuya (one of the busiest districts in Tokyo)! This vendor¬† made their takoyakis extremely hot n’ fresh! It really was better than any takoyaki i’ve had in Canada. The texture was evenly crispy on the outside but soft on the inside and the octopus tentacle in each ball was a generous size! I can’t read Japanese so I had no idea which one I ordered but it was yummy!

Ate at Gindaco on Dec 22nd 2010

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Afternoon tea, Food, Vancouver

Fairmont Pacific Rim Afternoon Tea

I saw a groupon online for Fairmont Pacific Rim’s afternoon tea so decided to give it a try. The hotel lobby is spacious and the ceilings are really high which makes lounging in the lobby really comfortable. They have low tables that are at the level of your knees so it’s not the best setting for having afternoon tea. The decor is minimalist modern with an Asian flare. There was a beautiful glass fire place as well. The afternoon tea set came with a plate of scones (dry and hard as usual), a tier of savory Asian bites like tofu and ahi tuna nigiri sushis and a tier of desserts. Their teapots were extremely heavy and hard to pour with. Continue reading

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Afternoon tea, Food, Vancouver

Shangri La Afternoon Tea

I am a fan of the Shangri-la lobby lounge so I had high hopes for their afternoon tea service.¬† At the exceptionally high price of $35 per person, I was expecting a lot. I was really pleased with their beautiful china ware and tea set. They have a really small selection of tea leaves but the quality wasn’t bad. I had the jasmine pearl tea. They had 3 tiers as usual. The lowest tier had a selection of crust-less sandwiches and croissants and the middle tier had an interesting selection of savory bites on Asian soup spoons. Continue reading

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Food, Vancouver

Coast – looks aren’t everything

 

Coast is what you would expect from the Global group: Crowded, dark, pretentious and full of middle aged business men and women. To my left was a table with two middle aged men taking shots and drinking whiskey with two young Russian blondes. Behind me was a large group of 40 year old women dressed in bustiers with sparkles in their hair which was probably their idea of a girls night out. In fact, I was able to notice so clearly because you could barely squeeze by the gap between the tables. You could hear every word spoken by the groups left and right of you. Of course this was typical of the Global group vibe (e.g. Italian Kitchen or Society) so you were paying for the ambiance and not so much for the food. Continue reading

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