Category Archives: Seafood

BYO Bowls (Hawaii 2017): Kilauea Poke Bowl

Grab life by the bowls! Or so goes the tag line of BYO Bowls. We found BYO Bowls on our return from the windward side of Oahu in the Hawaii Kai Towne Center. This fusion eatery’s concept is in having you Build Your Own… Bowl, that is.
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Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors in Kailua (Hawaii 2017): Seriously Tasty Poke

I know poke has taken a stranglehold in Vancouver but there’s really nothing the same as the poke you get in Hawaii. You can take the hipsterish poke burritos (basically sushi rolls) and poke bowls filled with more toppings than raw fish… I prefer something a bit more classic… like Ono Seafood. When planning for our recent trip to Oahu, I had heard about a place where you can get quality poke from a (wait for it) liquor store!
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The Captain’s Boil: Seafood Boil

Recently, Vancouver has seen a rise in the number of seafood boils in town. It’s not hard to understand why… Vancouver has access to a lot of great seafood and we’re always on the lookout for new food trends.
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The Poke Guy: Best Poke in Vancouver

2016 seemed to be the year that poke took a real foothold in Vancouver with countless poke shops popping up all over the place. The problem, however, is that most of the places calling themselves “poke” shops really weren’t staying true to the original poke from Hawaii.
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Ho Yuen Kee: Lobster Sticky Rice

After trying the Lobster Sticky Rice at Flamingo House, we were interested to see how this dish fared at other restaurants. I’ve seen plenty of pictures of the Lobster Sticky Rice at Ho Yuen Kee on Fraser Street on social media so I figured this would be a good place to try out.
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Iwasa Sushi (Tokyo 2016): Omakase and Chirashizushi at Tsukiji Fish Market

For any sashimi connoisseur, a trip to Tokyo wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest wholesale seafood market in the world. We had heard that there were plans to move the fish market in November 2016 (our planned trip to Japan) mainly because the market occupies a large section of valuable real estate in the Chūō ward (centrally located in the heart of Tokyo), but the move was fortunately postponed.
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Isomaru Suisan Asakusa (Tokyo 2016): Big Chain Sushi at the Best

During our trip to Japan, we found ourselves wandering around the Asakusa district of Taito (Taito is a special ward of Tokyo – actually the smallest in terms of area). Asakusa is known mainly for the Sensō-ji Buddhist temple which is the oldest in Tokyo and the massive Kaminarimon “Thunder Gate” that dominates the entrance. There’s also a large area of shops leading up to the temple along the Nakamise-dōri.
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Flamingo Chinese Restaurant: Lobster with Sticky Rice and Dim Sum

Flamingo Chinese Restaurant is one of our go-to places for Chinese dinner… especially since they moved to their new location on SE Marine Drive. Sure, the new location isn’t as big as their old place, but it is closer for us.
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Blue Water Cafe: Seafood Tower

Blue Water Cafe, located in Yaletown, has been one of our favourite restaurants since our first visit. In the past, we’ve often enjoyed their single tier Shellfish Plateau. However, on this occasion, we set our sights on their signature Seafood Tower.
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Sockeye City Grill

Sockeye City Grill is one of the many food establishments located on the main boardwalk in Steveston. As you can imagine in a fishing village such as Steveston, the focus is on seafood.
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Carp Sushi + Bento – Poke Bowls

2016 will come down as the year that poke finally arrived in Vancouver. Poke (pronounced po-keh) is a simple but classic dish that we fell in love with when we visited Hawaii… cubed, fresh, raw fish, marinated in special sauces (mainly shoyu, sesame oil, and/or spicy mayo).
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James on Hastings – Dry Fried Curry Dungeness Crab

Back in June, we were feeling the craving for some tasty crab so we headed over to James on Hastings… a tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant on (you guessed it) Hastings Street.
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