Koon Bo – Revisit

Koon Bo is the type of hole-in-the-wall restaurant that you don’t expect much from when you first walk in. True, they’ve had a fresh paint job since our last visit, but the interior is still very basic. Given how busy it can get here, people don’t come here for the decor.
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Camellia Tea & Coffee

Camellia Tea & Coffee is located next to Ki Tea House Cafe on Royal Oak in Burnaby. It’s amazing that, on this one little block, there’s two pretty good coffee/tea places.
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Indian Wok – Lunch Specials

Indian Wok is an Indian-style Chinese restaurant (or is it a Chinese-style Indian restaurant?) located on Kingsway, just east of Metrotown.
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Abigail’s Party – Saturday Brunch

In truth, the name “Abigail’s Party” doesn’t sound like a restaurant but it does seem fitting for this tiny little eatery.
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Rodney’s Oyster House (Gastown) – Raw and Fried Oysters

During our winter vacation, we decided to do something that we haven’t done since we were wee little kids… have a lunch date down in Gastown. We generally don’t come down here that often because it seems like such a touristy spot.
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Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – Crispy Sticky Chicken Wings

When I first heard that they closed Fleuri at the Sutton Place Hotel, I thought… “Oh no! No more chocolate buffet!”. Truth be told, it’s been well over a decade since I last visited and tried their chocolate buffet. So perhaps it’s a good thing that they tried to reinvent the place – there’s just so much chocolate that one person can eat.
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Banana Leaf – Christmas Set Menu

We’ve been to the Banana Leaf restaurant located on West Broadway a number of times in the past and keep returning because the food’s pretty good and the drinks aren’t that bad either.
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Thai Express (Lougheed Town Centre)

Thai Express is a fast food chain that’s located in many shopping centres in the Lower Mainland. While I don’t find myself in Lougheed Mall very often (mainly because traffic in the area is crazy), I did notice that they opened up a Thai Express here.
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Congee Noodle House – Disappointing

I must admit that I’ve always confused “Congee Noodle House” located on Broadway with “Congee Noodle King” located on Kingsway. And while it’s true that they serve the same type of food and they’re both quite busy, they’re not exactly the same.
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L’Abattoir – The Slaughterhouse

For some people, going to a restaurant named “The Slaughterhouse” located steps away from Blood Alley, might give you pause for thought. However, the names around historic Gastown are mainly meant to pay homage to the location’s storied past. L’Abattoir is situated near the centre of Gastown and the famous John “Gassy Jack” Deighton statue. It’s also located in the same building as Vancouver’s first jail and near the original meat packing district, hence the name.
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La Taqueria (Cambie Street)

I’ve been looking forward to trying out La Taqueria for quite some time. The location on Cambie Street near Broadway always seems so busy whenever I pass by. Fortunately, I managed to visit seconds before the lunch crowd rushed through the door.
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The Terminal Pub – Nacho Pochacho

What could be better than nachos? Nachos made with thick-cut waffle fries!
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