day : 01/11/2015 4 results

Tapas

In Greater Vancouver, restaurants that specialize in tapas are growing both in numbers and in popularity for good reasons. Firstly, many of them are inventive and boast their own styles – from the use of ingredients to the chef’s cooking. Secondly, tapas are like dim sum, they come in smaller portions, so diners can try more different dishes while enjoying sharing them. Lastly, these small plates often come with smaller prices - so you can spend as much or as little as you like – making ...

Oyster Frittata

When I went to Taiwan last year, I met with many locals and told them that I was looking to try some of their best cuisine. Their response: have you tried 蚵仔煎 (euh-zai-jian)? I was told this time and again throughout the duration of my stay there. Apparently, this dish is one of the popular Taiwanese foods among tourists. It is widely heralded as a favourite among foreigners, yet retains its authenticity by mainly being served in night markets by small-scale vendors out of their ...

The Quattro heritage and culture

For the past 14 years, Quattro has staked out a spot on a corner of West Fourth in Vancouver, serving up approachably elegant Italian food. Patrick Corsi now runs the show at that location, with his father Antonio continuing to pipe up every so often to give feedback. "He still treats me like I'm 20," Corsi laughs. "But you always know where you stand with him—there’s no ambiguity. When he says something, he means it." From day one, they knew Italian cuisine was their one and only option ...

Good Bacteria

Scared by the word ‘bacteria’? I don’t blame you. As kids growing up, we were told to stay away from dirt and bacteria, because they would make us sick. Nobody ever tells us human bodies need bacteria in order to lead a healthy living. At least not until some dairy marketers start to promote bacteria related terms. Pre-biotics and pro-biotics, what are they? Bacteria! That is what they are! But do not be alarmed, these are good bacteria, the kind that our bodies crave. Pre-biot...