Tag Archives: food

How I Became a Fan of Wearble Tech

When news of wearable technology was released, such as Google Glass or Samsung Smartwatch, I wasn’t quite sure what to think of it. Partially skeptical, how practical would it be? Would it be another added distraction? However, I was also partially intrigued by the idea, would it mean empowerment of decision making with more information […]

A Holiday Greeting | A Note of Thanks

How was your 2013? Give yourself a moment to reflect up on it. Whether it’s changes at work, with relationships or with your health and well-being, my hope is that you are able to appreciate who you are and the people and things that bring you peace, joy, love and teach you life’s lessons. On […]

Seattle’s International District: Shopping Under One Roof

For those who like a one-stop-shop experience, the Uwajimaya Village is a centralized shopping centre offering everything from produce and fresh pastries to beauty and electronic items sourced from various parts of Asia, with a majority produced in Japan. The market stocks competitively priced (to those of the prices in Vancouver, BC) products imported from all […]

Joined At Last: Starbucks Brings La Boulange Baked Goods On Board

Spring 2013 saw Starbucks acquiring French inspired San Francisco chain, La Boulange Bakery and Cafe, as mentioned in my post, “San Francisco Houses of Kick Starts.” Fast forward a few months later and we’re already seeing La Boulange product line in Starbucks shops across Washington state. I was happily surprised to get the same great […]

Commuting in America: 3 Airports 3 Eateries

We’re fabulously fortunate in North America. Despite streamlining of airline services, we ‘re seeing a lot more reasonably priced, yet slightly more sophisticated, dining options than the usual fast food fair in airport terminals. For example, Bellingham’s renovated airport surprises frequent flyers with its fresh breakfast lineup from a local trendy restaurant group, check out […]

Dinner Spotting in San Francisco: A Bowl of Comfort

On my last journey to San Francisco, the flight landed in time for supper. Feeling the need for some reliable comfort food after days of travel, I headed to Japantown, partner in tow, to explore the very popular Suzu Noodle House. It did not disappoint and certainly lived up to expectations of freshness and flavour. […]

Brunching & Lunching in San Francisco

  Tourists and San Franciscans alike congregate at the Ferry Building Farmers Market for its famed food stalls (think food trucks at a farmer’s market) where lunch hour lineups snail on to the Embarcardero. Not only will you get to taste this region’s freshest produce and hottest dishes, you may even bump into a local […]

San Francisco Houses of Kick Starts:

Best place to grab a power meal to go (0r eat in if you have a moment): La Boulange Bakery & Cafe. I was later informed by a San Franciscan that Starbucks had just acquired this locally loved chain and the quality of the goods remains the same thus far (would like to know if […]

Xiao Lung Bao Quest: A Greater Vancouver Contender

Given the freshness and quality of ingredients for the price point, Shanghai Morning Restaurant of Richmond, BC is a contender for XLB eateries in the west. It mimics more of the authentic experience but with flavours that are subtle with sizable buns enveloping a large portion of soup with every bite. But, I’ll let you […]

Xiao Lung Bao Quest: Vancouver’s Best

Opening its doors in 2012, Shaghai Élan Restaurant (Élan) is situated on the ground level facing the Kingsway thoroughfare of the Crystal Mall in Burnaby, BC . If you like your XLB with a stronger flavour derived from the marinade process, this is precisely what you get with Elan’s dumplings. Indeed, stronger and heavier broths […]