Indochine Kitchen + Bar: Phnom Penh Alternative

Don’t get me wrong… I love the food at Phnom Penh (that famous Vietnamese/Cambodian restaurant located in Chinatown). But it’s always so busy there that it can take a long time to get a table if you don’t show up early.
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Longtail Kitchen: Lunch Specials

For those of you who haven’t been to the River Market in New West (formerly known as New West Quay), you might be surprised at the quality of restaurants located in this place. In addition to Freebird Chicken Shack, Chef Angus An has a Thai restaurant at River Market that specializes in Thai street food.
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Koh Thai: Solid Sapperton Thai

On the corner of Columbia and Braid in New Westminster, an unassuming restaurant serves up Thai dishes to the locals in the Sapperton neighbourhood. Formerly known as Go Thai, the restaurant has changed owners as well as names (now known as the phonetically similar Koh Thai).
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Thai Box 2Go: Not Just Take-Out

While I’ve been to Thai Box 2Go in the past, I can’t really recall why I haven’t been back here recently. Contrary to what you might think based on their name, this Thai eatery located on Sixth Street in New Westminster, has a fairly comfortable dine-in seating area.
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Marukame Udon (Hawaii 2017): Nikutama Udon

Our last meal in Waikiki this year was appropriately at one of our favourite spots… Marukame Udon. If you haven’t enjoyed their special Sanuki-style udon noodles, you really haven’t lived.
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TR Fire Grill (Hawaii 2017): Shrimp and “Grits” and Shrimp Tacos

On our last day in Waikiki, we found a new spot for lunch on the corner of Kuhio Ave and Walina Street (across the street from the International Marketplace) called TR Fire Grill.
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Henry’s Place (Hawaii 2017): Homemade Guava Ice Cream

If you’re ever in Waikiki and looking for a way to cool down, you just need to head over to Henry’s Place. This no-frills ice cream shop is next to the Pau Hana Market on Beach Walk. The only indication that there’s an ice cream shop here is the groups of happy customers milling about in front of the store.
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Gilligan’s Beach Shack (Hawaii 2017): Garlic Shrimp and Shoestring Fries

There’s always free entertainment in Waikiki… if you know where to look. Whether it’s the torch lighting ceremony, the shows at the International Marketplace, or the ever popular fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Speaking of which, We were checking out the fireworks on our second-to-last day in Waikiki and decided to grab some food from Gilligan’s Beach Shack.
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Da Hawaiian Poke Company (Hawaii 2017): Da Works!

As I mentioned previously, we were really looking forward to our trip to Hawaii because there’s really no substitute for Hawaiian poke. So it’s really no surprise that, after our visit to Ono Seafood, we headed over to another nearby poke place.
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Goofy Cafe & Dine (Hawaii 2017): French Toast and Hawaiian Omelette

I’m always looking for new breakfast spots in Honolulu and one place that has been on my list for a couple of years has been Goofy Cafe & Dine on Ala Moana Blvd. Whenever we pass by this place, it always seems busy so that must be a good thing.
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Ono Seafood (Hawaii 2017): Classic Hawaiian Poke

Ono Seafood is well named – “ono” in Hawaiian means “delicious” and everything about the fresh seafood poke here screams deliciousness. This little hole-in-the-wall place has been on our must visit list since we first tried them out.
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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Hawaii 2017): Happy Hour

Sansei Seafood Restaurant and DK Steakhouse have been two of our favourite spots to dine in Waikiki since we first found them a few years ago. And although we were aiming to try a bunch of new restaurants, the pull of delicious food from Sansei Seafood couldn’t keep us away.
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