Eats: The Ramen Butcher

Given the growing popularity of Ramen in the Lower Mainland, it’s no surprise that there is yet another one to bring their version of authentic Japanese noodles to Vancouver.  The Ramen Butcher is located on the edge of Chinatown on East Georgia.  This little ramen shop boasts a nice little menu. Open for lunch and dinner, their small menu is geared towards letting their star dish, tonkotsu ramen, be, well a star!

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The menu features seven times of ramen (moslty being named by colour), and four variations of gyoza.  Note that their menu is currently expanding.  They also offer kaedama – which is an extra serving of noodles only.  That means if you still have broth left and you’re still hungry, load up on another serving of noodles for free! Continue reading


Eats: Aki Sushi

I love sushi.  It’s a bit of a problem. It is definitely my favourite food.  I was in heaven when I went to Japan last year and ate sushi at every given chance.  Coming back to Vancouver put me into withdrawal. Vancouver has fantastic sushi.  In comparison to what I experienced in Japan, it is pretty close.  Luckily enough while I was recovering from jet lag and sushi withdrawal, I stumbled upon this gem of a sushi restaurant in Downtown Vancouver.

Aki Sushi is located on West Pender Street between Jervis and Broughton.  It’s an average sized restaurant with a simple layout, including a sushi bar.  The restaurant itself is clean and the staff are friendly.

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