Mi­june Pak dishes on her ca­reer as a foodie

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Mi­june Pak dishes on her ca­reer as a foodie

“I’ve al­ways loved food,” Mi­june Pak says with a laugh. “I’ve al­ways had a big ap­petite.” The vi­va­cious Van­cou­verite doesn’t look like some­one who eats for a liv­ing. Her slim build, flaw­less skin and per­fectly stylish out­fits, al­ways matched with sky-high heels, sug­gest a model, not a vo­ra­cious eater who vis­ited 524 restau­rants last year.

“Din­ing out is a big part of Chi­nese cul­ture,” Pak ex­plains. While she was grow­ing up, her fam­ily ate out at restau­rants at least twice a week. Pak her­self was born and raised in Canada, so she de­scribes her palate as “split” be­tween the Asian foods her mom cooked and the West­ern foods she ate else­where.

Pak started ex­per­i­ment­ing with cooking at a young age. Her favourite af­ter-school ac­tiv­ity was bring­ing a friend home and mak­ing gin­ger­bread cook­ies or piz­zas from scratch. “Our af­ter-school meal­time would be epic,” she says. De­spite this love of

Mi­june Pak takes a break in Coal Har­bour Bar, over­look­ing the West Build­ing of the Van­cou­ver Con­ven­tion Cen­tre

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