Tag Archive: Japanese


Marutama Ramen

Posted on July 30th, 2013

As I’ve mentioned many times before, Vancouver’s West End is home to many small Asian restaurants of all kinds and my latest discovery is Marutama Ramen on Bidwell street, just north of Robson. I was under the impression that most ramen broths derived their rich, creamy broth from simmering pork for extended periods, but Marutama … (More →)


Zuma: Wabi-Sabi Short Film

Posted on August 1st, 2012

I am a staunch believer that you eat with your eyes first. This short film, a composite of Thomas Brown’s still life photography of the Japanese cuisine of Zuma, the celebrated izakaya restaurant in London’s Knightsbridge, is veritable food porn. Capturing the delicate, precise and beautifully presented ingredients and dishes of Head Chef Li … (More →)


Dan Japanese Restaurant

Posted on April 15th, 2012

Dan’s is the kind of small, unpretentious neighbourhood place in Kits that is frequented by an army of low-key regulars that are in-the-know and know each other too. I was lucky enough to be taken there by two such experienced patrons who had the wherewithal to place an order for the salmon belly in advance … (More →)