Miso Salmon Crab Cakes with Spicy Mayo

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We had some salmon leftover in the freezer from a few weeks ago that we didn’t have time to use yet, so today seemed like a great day to experiment with something new! Normally I will bake or pan fry my salmon, but today I wanted to do something a little more sophisticated with a little more depth to it. Continue reading

Pan Seared Coho Salmon with Sunchoke Truffle Purée

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I decided to today that I’d make a play on the steelhead salmon that we had at Edible Canada for Dine Out last week. We had a filet of coho salmon that I bought a few weeks ago from Fresh St. Farms on sale and I stored in the freezer for a day like this! I mixed it up a little by making a sunchoke truffle purée instead of roasted sunchokes. I love sunchoke purée because it has so much flavour packed into it and adding some truffle oil really adds a luxurious taste to it.  Continue reading

Edible Canada – Dineout #1

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This year I definitely am not getting to as many Dineout restaurants as I would have hoped too, but Edible Canada has been talked about and highly anticipated for their Dineout features, so we decided to give it a try. So what is Edible Canada? It would be easier to list the things it isn’t. They are a company based out of Granville Island that brings together dozens of local farmers, hundreds of artisan food producers, professional chefs and passionate food lovers from all around the world.  Continue reading

Sushi Gen – Best Seared Tuna Belly in Town!

My friends and I were invited to go try Sushi Gen, a recently opened sushi restaurant that is apparently becoming very famous for their seared nigiri sushi. This restaurant is almost hidden right beside Red Robin on the corner of Cameron st just off North Rd in Coquitlam/Burnaby. The restaurant is owned and operated by the Lee family. They are a friendly and welcoming Korean family where the father, Mr. Lee, is the head chef and creates all the dishes, his wife runs the front of house operations, and their son, Andrew, is the General Manager.  Continue reading

Dine Out Vancouver 2014 Events

Dine Out Vancouver, presented by Tourism Vancouver, is back again for another fantastic year of culinary adventure! Between Jan 17 – Feb 2, choose from hundreds of restaurants in the city and create your own personalized dining experiences. This year they are partnered with American Express, and if you hold an AMEX card, you get exclusive access to see the participating restaurant list 3 days earlier than everyone else. For everyone else, a list of all the restaurants in the city that are a part of Dine Out comes out Monday, Jan 6th. Each restaurant will offer a 3 course meal either in the $18, $28, or $38 price point. This allows Vancouverites of all demographics to have the chance to experience a new or a favourite restaurant in the city no matter the budget. And for those of you from out of town, there will be exclusive hotel rates and packages offered for the $78, $108 and $138 range. Continue reading

Chinese Crab Claws

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This is one delicious and super easy to make appetizer for any occasion and its guaranteed to be a hit! Chinese deep fried crab claws are typically served in a upscale Chinese restaurant usually on a set menu. There is another variation that uses bamboo shoots instead of the crab claws served at higher end dim sum restaurants as well. These take minimal amount of time to prepare and to cook and they look incredible! Continue reading

New Year, New Look

Based on the feedback I’ve received in the last couple of months since One’s or Two’s launched, we’ve gone through a few changes. After a lot of careful thought and consideration, I have updated One’s or Two’s with a new look that will serve for better functionality, viewing experience and overall professionalism. Please post comments on the site or on the Facebook page of what you think. We have many more food reviews and recipes to share with you for the new year so keep following! Thanks!

Nate~