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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
It’s hard to believe that White Spot has been around for 85 years! Started by Nat Bailey in Vancouver back in 1928, it’s been a staple to many diners… I still have fond memories of having Pirate Paks as a kid. Read the rest of this entry
Until recently, I’ve never thought of hitting up a Triple O’s for breakfast… I’ve always thought of them as more of a burger place. But since I was having problems finding a place for breakfast in the area, I figured I might as well try it out.
Don’t let the name fool you… Thai Box 2Go isn’t just for take-out. Located in New West on the 400-block of Sixth Street, this relatively small restaurant has comfortable seating in a clean environment with orange wall and rich wood tones in the furniture.