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Published: Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:19:24 GMT


New banh mi shop on Kingsway

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:25:31 GMT

Did you make it to Kim Chau yet? If not don't go on a Monday as they don't offer banh mi that day. I don't know of any good banh mi on Denman so please share! I'm quite keen to try the ones at Bahn Mi Tres Bon in Richmond. Lots of their other items tempt me also. What do you like at Café Bon?

Stroopwafels in Vancouver

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:20:21 GMT

If anyone is looking for stroopwafels, check out the Johnny Can't Surf mobile coffee cart, often found on 10th Ave just west of Cambie. They are making and selling them.

Kitsilano Additions/Removals as of April 2017

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:16:22 GMT

I was keen to try this place but they are only open for dinner. If it's still the same setup as before, it would be like dining in a dungeon to go at night. Also appears to be focusing on pizza and burgers. Hmmm....

ISO Megachef "Blue" 30 degrees fish sauce in Vancouver

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:12:44 GMT

I did, at Supermarket 88 per my Oct 7 post above. Not sure if they still have it but I've found them very helpful if you call about a product. Still my favourite for its relatively mild taste and a marked degree less saltiness than other brands I've tried. Note this one is their Vietnamese style fish sauce; they also make a Thai version that I haven't tried. And if you make it in to 88, be sure to grab a bag of the Lao style crispy pig ears. They are on a higher shelf of the northernmost aisles east end cap, as of Sunday of this week. $6.88 cents a bag but worth every penny.

Efendi Uyghur Restaurant (1345 Kingsway) - New promising Uyghur restaurant

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:38:01 GMT

It's open again! Walked by accidentally and ate there, really good! The new spot is: 7-3490 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, close to Boundary, in the Subway complex!

Finding so called trash fish to buy from

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:32:20 GMT

I've continued discussion of Pacific Grenadier on this General topics thread: And I bet that one of the reasons Sam Salmon and I are so far apart on this is that he is talking about Giant Grenadier and my cooking/eating experience is with a different species, Pacific Grenadier, caught in Monterey Bay (Calif).

Looking for SS fry pans in Vancouver

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:31:17 GMT

For Demeyere, try That's your best bet in Vancouver--but they may not be displaying the Pawson pans. Ray

H Mart Opening in Dunbar

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:30:02 GMT

Small room in the south side with 8 chairs, counters, tables to eat the bakery and deli items next to it. An 8 item menu at the deli counter (Udon, bimbomap, etc) and some cold dishes to be reheated. It is doing quite well, among Korean visitors. All clerks are fluently bilingual. Many of the foods are Chinese/Japanese though of Korean origin. Lovely fish counter. Cut and cured meats ready for table side barbeque. And you might try the very strong coffee as the strangely split coffee shop next door. Q Coffee (Black Sheep beans) has a coffee shop on the "north pole" side and a light meal bar on the "south pole" side. Two separate doors, but a corridor between in the back.

Farview Slopes / Cambie Village / Mt. Pleasant / Riley Park Happenings

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:43:38 GMT

The space next to 'VIETNAMESE' Restaurant on Main@King Edward has gone through so many changes just in the past 6-7 years. What was: Nyala --> Yukuta Japanese --> 1/2 Roll Japanese --> [forgettable Taiwanese Beef Noodle restaurant] .... is now another outpost of BOILING POINT, the Taiwanese-style personal hot pot purveyor (which incidentally was born in Monterey Park, California). Every time I pass by I see just lineups. It's safe to say they'll be here for quite awhile yet.

Where to get a great cocktail in Vancouver with amarena cherries in it

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 06:54:45 GMT

Thanks Jocelyn, islandgirl and scoffier for the sleuthing. I ended up buying some from a company called Filthy Foods (I know, I know) at Gourmet Warehouse for some outrageous price I've since purposefully forgotten. They've been sitting on my desk in the den for quite some time but I think I will let them loose over the hols.

Chinatown BBQ (old Daisy Garden)

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 06:45:42 GMT

Went yesterday. Had a sampler platter for $14.50. The bbq pork was solid, not too lean and not too sweet but no lacquered "finish" which is something I enjoy, and a little soft. The soya chicken is not a favourite of mine because I don't love unrendered chicken skin but I think it was reasonably well executed. The roast pork was bland and both fattier and drier than I like, if you know what I mean. The salted egg was just scary. It was really hard, and had a strong taste of Ajax to it. My DC was experienced with such eggs and felt it was an inferior rendition. Came with lots of rice. We also ordered the blanched veggie, in this case gai lan, and it was the best thing we had. Room was full of older Chinese folks who appeared to be enjoying themselves. It is pretty old school, from a time before I went regularly to Chinatown as a child. Pretty chilly inside but the service was warm and quite attentive, with frequent tea refills. I think the curries might be worth returning for but I will be hard pressed not to go two doors east for a meatball sando at Say Hey instead. Hipster or no, that is a damn fine meal.

Best deals at Costco in Vancouver/Lower Mainland

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 18:17:08 GMT

The Skotidakis greek yogurt pie flavours are a big hit with my kids for their school lunches Apple & Cinnamon morning rounds (also in cranberry orange flavour) from Ozery bakery Kind bars

St. Lawrence

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:22:25 GMT

Thanks for taking the time to post a detailed review. I've heard good things about the food and not so good things about the serving sizes. I've also heard the cocktails are crazy dear. And I can't get a reso! Very popular, tiny place. Good for JC Poirier.

Ask for Luigi: What's all the fuss about?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:12:58 GMT

I went once for lunch right near the end of service when there was no line. Had a meh risotto with truffle oil that wasn't mentioned in the menu. I hate truffle oil. Never been back.

Tung Hing Bakery Closing

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:09:19 GMT

Thanks, scoffier, for finding out about Nari, and scoping out the new spot. Will check it out soon. Small silver lining??

7 Hour Layover - What to Eat

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:38:22 GMT

Were you at PP today, I'm guessing? I've been nailed by O'tray's Wed closures myself. So sad to be standing in front of it and no dice. But good to know there are options. The Persian place does seem to be doing well. I forgot to say that the spicy beef we liked was under cold appetizers. Kind of like that Sichuan husband and wife dish but just the beef. Do go at lunch if you can to get the Chinese doughnuts. I'm really hoping their splendidness was not just a one off. Also when we went for dinner the well-to-do table of Beijingese folks were quite complimentary about the dumplings, and they were very much at home, seemingly friends of the house, with pretty much every dish on the menu in front of them. On another note, we had a lunch chowdown at Guilin House which is one strip mall over, in the corner of the Empire Centre towards the back on the north side, tucked away. All the noodle dishes we tried were very good indeed. I would pass on the two chef specialties, the explosion chicken (molten cheese inside a chicken breast, hmmm) and the stuffed chicken wings (decent but boring and $5 a pop), and the one "dim sum" dish we had was lacklustre, but the soupy offerings (first four plus #7) all deserve a look. There is another house specialty under Hot Plates called Crispy Pork that others at the table liked more than I did (the crispy bits of skin and the sauce were worthy, but the slices of pork belly itself I found a bit lacklustre). Caveat: if they have a busy night, they sell out. Also they close early if they run out of stuff. And sometimes they don't replace 86ed items before they open the next day. It's mom and pop, in a good way.

Any info on Unforgettable Pizza?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 22:02:09 GMT

You want chilis or herbs, bro? I'll miss that guy.

Meet the New Stongs-Same as the Old Stongs

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:23:09 GMT

Blimey, how dreadful!

Vancouver Trip Report Aug 18-26, 2017

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 22:02:54 GMT

Thanks for the report. The Vancouver board has been struggling for meaningful restaurant reports lately, so your comments are most welcome.

Wedding venues query

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 05:57:26 GMT

Excellent call on the Pipeshop, ig. We were ove there in the summer and a wedding was happening. Very cool.