Author Archives: pennyandrusty

Tacofino Commissary – Pork Jowl and Fish Tacos

Tacofino Commissary is a popular restaurant in the East Village area of Vancouver. When I visited in late August, the place was packed but I managed to bypass the lineup and snag the last single seat at the bar.
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Cartems Donuterie vs. Lucky’s Doughnuts

The last time I visited Cartems, they were still in their little pop-up shop near Pigeon Park. Since that time, they’ve opened a permanent location on West Pender, closer to the downtown core. I figured this would be a good time to do a comparison between Cartems Donuterie and Lucky’s Doughnuts.
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Catch 122 Cafe & Bistro – Hot Chocolate and Croque Madame

For some reason or another, I’m always finding that I’m out and about early in the morning and looking for somewhere to eat.
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Ki Tea House Cafe

Ki Tea House Cafe is a relatively new bubble tea shop that opened earlier in 2014. The thing that caught my eye was seeing their cosplay contest back during their grand opening in July.
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Anton’s Pasta Bar – No Line Up

We’ve been to Anton’s Pasta Bar on a number of occasions in the past but, unlike our first visit, we refuse to wait in the long lineup that always seems to snake in front of this restaurant.

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Morak Korean Fusion Restaurant – Revisit

We were looking for some eats near Metrotown one weekend and decided that we should revisit Morak since we enjoyed our previous meals there (take a look at our last visit here). Read the rest of this entry

Xu’s Wonton House – Juicy Mini Pork Buns

I’ve heard many good things about the xiao long bao at Xu’s Wonton House in Crystal Mall but, I must admit, I was confused when I first visited and couldn’t find them on the menu.
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Black Rook Bakehouse – Relocated

It’s literally been months since Black Rook Bakehouse moved out of their original location on East Hastings. And on more than one occasion, I’ve had cravings for their Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie and Beef Brisket Pot Pie
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Xiang Yuan Qiao Bridge Rice Noodle

Inside the dark and busy food court of Crystal Mall there lies Xiang Yuan Qiao Bridge Rice Noodle. The name is a bit confusing if you aren’t aware of the popular Yunnan dish, crossing-the-bridge noodles.

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Ki Sushi – Unremarkable Sushi in New West

Ki Sushi is located across from the New Westminster Skytrain station on 8th Street. They have a fairly small parking lot but there’s plenty of street parking nearby.
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Archimallows – Sweets from my Sweet

Does anyone remember that song “Sweets for my Sweet” by Chriss back in 1986? Keep reading and you’ll find out where I’m going with this.
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Long J L Chinese Cuisine – Tiny Restaurant Next to Gas Station

Long J L Chinese Cuisine is a tiny little shop that’s located next to a gas station on Royal Oak in Burnaby. I tried to pay them a visit for lunch but, apparently, they’re closed on Wednesdays so I wound up going to Sasaya across the street instead.
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