When Thai Express first opened in malls, I was very pleased with the quality of their food (especially considering they are food court stalls). As with many places, however, times change and so does the food. Read the rest of this entry
Ole Ole Mexican Deli has been on my list of restaurants to try along the 12th Street corridor in New West for a long time. I’ve actually tried to stop by for lunch previously but they weren’t open so I kept this place in mind for a future trip.
As a Canadian, I know this might sound sacrilegous, but I’m not a real fan of Tim Hortons. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind the donut holes… especially if you can find a Tim Hortons outlet that gets the special varieties. But I’m not a coffee drinker and their food has always been underwhelming to me.
Big Star Sandwich Company is a relatively new sandwich shop that’s opened up in New West along the 12th Street corridor. Read the rest of this entry
When I think of British food, not much really comes to mind other than fish and chips. My parents took us to London on vacation when I was in high school and all I remember was eating at Chinese restaurants while we were there.
Many moons ago, while working in the New West area, I recall co-workers routinely talking about Burger Heaven. Back then, the stories were invariably the same… someone got sick but, for some reason, they kept going back. Not wanting to get sick myself, I stayed clear of this place for years. I’m not sure if any of those rumours that I’ve heard were true or not but I decided to see for myself this past September.
Say what you will of IHOP… they really know their breakfasts. I’m often looking for somewhere to grab an early breakfast while I’m out running errands and noticed this IHOP along Kingsway.
Mongo Bongo is a popular Mongolian Grill style restaurant located near 6th and 6th in New Westminster. The interesting thing about “Mongolian Grill” style restaurants that serve stir-fried meats on large open grills is that it really has nothing to do with Mongolia or their food. Instead, it’s based on a concept started in Taiwan (similar to Japanese teppanyaki) and attributed with the term “Mongolian” with a colourful backstory to enhance the marketing. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve driven by the corner of Kingsway and Rupert Street for years and have always thought about trying The Sea House Fish and Chips. After all, how bad could it be if it’s been in business for so long? <cue ominous music – dum dum dahhhh>
There’s a tiny little Chinese restaurant located at the corner of Fraser St. and E 44th Ave known as Good Choice Restaurant. This area was previously recognized as the Punjabi neighbourhood owing to the large amount of East Indian shops along Fraser Street. Similar to the exodus of Chinese merchants from Chinatown to Richmond, many of the East Indian shops along Fraser have moved out to Surrey to stay close to their customer base. Hence, you’ll see a much more diverse offering here now. Perhaps that’s why they’ve tried to reimagine/rename the area now as “South Hill”.
Experiences Beyond Ordinary is the catch-phrase and concept behind e.b.o. Restaurant located in the Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby. I’ve been here previuosly for xmas dinners but, on this visit, we came for Sunday breakfast/lunch in September and it was practically deserted for our entire stay. Read the rest of this entry