Category Archives: Seafood
I know that there are a lot of places to eat at Granville Island but one of our default go-to places is the Sandbar. Run under the same banner that manages The Teahouse, Cardero’s, and Seasons in the Park, they know how to put together a good plate of food and all have beautiful locations… perfect for a date.
The highest spot in Vancouver is Queen Elizabeth Park located in an area appropriately called Little Mountain. It’s actually named for Queen Eliabeth II’s mother, the Queen Mother (not to be confused with Queen Elizabeth I) and is a popular tourist spot due to the expansive views of the city and their famous sunken gardens. Read the rest of this entry
On one of our recent visits to Phnom Penh and The Pie Shoppe, I noticed that a new restaurant had opened up in the old Chi Sing Trading Co. location at the corner of Gore and Keefer. If you’ve lived in Vancouver as long as I have, you’ll probably remember the spot as a typical Chinatown import store where you could find cheap knickknacks. Read the rest of this entry
The Boathouse has a number of different locations but we usually head over to the Boathouse in New Westminster because it’s nearby. On this early March night, however, we decided to go on a journey to the Richmond location. I’ve known of this place before but I also knew that getting there (even with Google Maps) can be a bit tricky. As it turned out, we did have a bit of trouble finding the place but eventually arrived at our destination after some liberal interpretations of traffic bylaws (but that’s not too unusual for driving in Richmond).
The last time we visited Empire Seafood Restaurant was almost a year ago for dim sum prior to their move (they’re still in the same complex just a few steps away from their old location). From what I recall, the dim sum was pretty good so we were looking forward to our Alaskan King Crab dinner here. Read the rest of this entry
There’s a lot of Chinese seafood restaurants that serve Alaskan King Crab in the Lower Mainland but one of the first (or at least the one who perfected it) was Sun Sui Wah. Of course, Sun Sui Wah is our usual go-to place when AKC season starts up (take a look at our previous posts here and here and here). Read the rest of this entry
Ahhh! It’s Alaskan King Crab time again in Vancouver. That ever so short time of the year when AKC is relatively inexpensive and you can find everyone heading to the nearest Chinese seafood restaurant to experience dining on king crab in the best manner possible. Read the rest of this entry
Back in November of last year, we stopped by the Fish House in Stanley Park for lunch. It’s been years since we last visited this restaurant located next to the tennis courts. Being a touristy spot, I was worried that it would be busy at lunchtime but I guess the rain kept everyone away because we were the first ones there (a few diners did eventually arrive a bit later).
Okay, so when I said that Diva at the Met was going to be out last Dine Out of the year, I kinda stretched the truth. You see, even though Dine Out Vancouver 2013 officially ended on Feb 3rd, the Sequoia group of restaurants (which includes Cardero’s in Coal Harbour) extended their $28 dinner menu until Feb 10th.
The great thing about Dine Out (for both restaurants and customers) is that you get a chance to try out a number of places that you might not normally try out. Read the rest of this entry
I found this old draft post that I meant to upload last year but must have overlooked it… so when you’re reading this, please keep in mind that it was done sometime last year.
We’ve been back to Flamingo House Chinese Cuisine time and again ever since we first discovered the place because we’re always fearful that if we stop going, they may go out of business one day. There have been countless other restaurants that we’ve been to in the past that we really enjoyed but vanished after we stopped going on a regular basis. I don’t think that we should be too concerned though because they seem to have a pretty loyal following of regular customers at Flamingo. Read the rest of this entry
A visit to Las Vegas wouldn’t be complete without trying out one of the buffets. Don’t let the pricetag dissuade you, compared to many of the high-end restaurants on The Strip, casino buffets tend to be a bargain… especially when you consider what you get for your buck.