From the monthly archives:

April 2011

Melaka, Malaysia: Newton Hawker Centre

by gigi on April 29, 2011

Next on Jenkins and my Asian adventure stop was Melaka, Malaysia. We decided to make it our first stop in Malaysia because it was relatively close to Singapore and more importantly, it was where some of Jenkins’ cousins lived and we’d be able to see them for Christmas. After picking us up from the bus […]


Review: Big Lou’s Butcher Shop

by gigi on April 28, 2011

I’m a big sandwich fiend and with the proliferation of fancy sandwich shops opening in the Vancouver area lately, I have to count myself as being quite lucky. One such place that I really wanted to try out was Big Lou’s Butcher Shop, a half butcher shop, half sandwich shop place that opened up right […]


Review: Copa Cafe

by gigi on April 26, 2011

Located right in Cambie Village, Copa Cafe is in quite a convenient location for me and Jenkins. We’ve been going there since it opened a few years ago during the Canada Line construction but only learned recently that it was a spin off of a Coquitlam location. It had been a while since I had […]


Review: Shiro Sushi

by gigi on April 19, 2011

Back in the day, Jenkins and I used to frequent Shiro Sushi quite a bit. It was located conveniently for us and the quality of sushi was always quite good. For whatever reason though, we stopped going. Neither of us could figure out why so Jenkins suggested that we check it out for dinner one […]


Singapore: Singapore Chili Crab

by gigi on April 14, 2011

One of the definite “must try” items on my food list for my Asia trip was to try Singapore Chili Crab in, you guessed it, Singapore. Having tried it at Banana Leaf in Vancouver, I really wanted to try the real thing in the country where it was reportedly invented. Jenkins’ cousin was actually doing […]


Review: Shanghai Wonderful

by gigi on April 12, 2011

Jenkins and I were in the mood for Shanghainese food one day. It had been quite a while since our last visit and since we happened to be in Richmond, we decided to drop by and check it out for lunch. I wasn’t really in the mood to wait for long though so I was […]