Author Archives: pennyandrusty

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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Xi Shi Lounge – Afternoon Tea

Xi Shi Lounge is located in the the Shangri-La Hotel, the current tallest building in Vancouver. We stopped by for afternoon tea one Saturday morning and came to realize that this location wasn’t very busy. In fact, when we first arrived, there wasn’t any staff to greet us and we had to wait quite a while before someone returned.
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Wahh Tee Burmese Restaurant

While visiting nearby Thai Escape on Joyce Street back in August, I saw a new Burmese restaurant. Since I’ve never had Burmese food before, I made a mental note to come back and try them out one day.
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Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

It’s appropriate that they chose the name Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge. Bacchus, the Greek god of wine and revelry, epitomizes opulence and indulgence. When you enter the lounge, you can see the rich wood tones and the upholstered furniture. Read the rest of this entry

Memphis Blues Barbeque House (Fairview) – Rib Ends and Deep Fried Oysters

To some people, the style of barbecue that you prefer can be as contentious as which Hogwarts House you align with.
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Kamamarui Ramen & Sushi Revisit

What possessed me to have a bowl of hot ramen on such a warm summer day?
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Big Star Sandwich Company – Revisits

I always have trouble deciding what to order when I go to Big Star Sandwich on 12th. Do I stick with something that I know I love or do I try something new?
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Donair Star – New West Hole-in-the-Wall

Donair Star is a tiny hole-in-the-wall located on 12th St. in New West.  From the outside, it doesn’t look like much… but then, most donair places are like this. Read the rest of this entry

Willows Cafe at Mandeville Garden

To be honest, I’ve spent quite a bit of time at Mandeville Garden (now GardenWorks at Mandeville) over the years. And while I’ve always noticed the little cafe that they have located in one section of the store, it wasn’t until recently that we decided to try them out. Read the rest of this entry

Take Sushi – Tuna and Mango Salad

Take Sushi is a small sushi joint located in Burnaby that is popular with the locals. Read the rest of this entry

Long’s Noodle House – Steamed Mini Pork Buns (aka XLB)

This place should seriously be called Long’s Steamed Mini Pork Buns House. They’re that good.
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