Chen’s Shanghai Kitchen: Overpriced and Undercooked

Okay, I’ve heard of some good things about the XLB at Chen’s Shanghai Kitchen in Richmond… which is pretty much the only reason why I bothered to visit this place. The problem with listening to online reviews is that you can’t always believe what you read.
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Kamini’s Corner Cafe: Quick Eats, Muted Flavours

It’s hard to believe that my last visit to this small but cute cafe, located on 12th Street in New Westminster, was 4 years ago. Back then, it was known as Amber’s Choice Cafe and I had fond memories of the sandwiches and soups that I had here.
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Pho Edmonds: Unassuming Vietnamese Fare

Pho Edmonds is located in a nondescript yet busy mini mall in Burnaby. While there aren’t a lot of tables in the restaurant, there’s plenty of room as the tables are spread apart.
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Breakfast Table: Coffee-Crusted Pork Belly Benedict

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love breakfast. So when I heard about a place called “Breakfast Table”, I pretty much knew that I had to come and try it out (although I was partly worried that I’d wind up in a furniture store… that’s my kind of luck).
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Hanwoori Korean Restaurant: Seafood Pancake

We’ve been to Hanwoori many times in the past so I’ll just cut to the chase… they serve Korean food in Burnaby. There… I said it.
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Bao Bakery: Apple Tarts and Buns

I’m going to take you back in time… back to the eighties – a time when shoulder pads and fob hairstyles peppered the landscape. It was a time when Chinatown was actually full of Chinese people; buying groceries, dining in Chinese restaurants, and buying Chinese pastries.
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Neptune Seafood Restaurant: Dim Sum

Early mornings on weekends seem like the perfect time for dim sum… hence our visit to Neptune Seafood Restaurant in Richmond.
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Shokudo Restaurant: Kushiage and Kitsune Udon

Shokudo is a Japanese restaurant that recently moved into the former Amorosa Pasta House location on Edmonds and 6th St (Amorosa moved next door to combine with their Greek Santali House).
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Oh! Zzhu Sam Korean Restaurant: Dolsot Bibimbap

It never surprises me how often restaurants come and go… it’s a tough business, especially in a fickle place like Vancouver. I was driving by the Edmonds area of Burnaby last December when I noticed that a new restaurant had recently replaced Lui’s Chinese Restaurant. The thing that really caught my eye was the name of the new restaurant… Oh! Zzhu Sam Korean Restaurant.
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The Captain’s Boil: Seafood Boil

Recently, Vancouver has seen a rise in the number of seafood boils in town. It’s not hard to understand why… Vancouver has access to a lot of great seafood and we’re always on the lookout for new food trends.
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Aria Kabab: Qabeli Pallow and Kababs

A few months ago, a new restaurant opened up in the old Kim Anh location on Edmonds in Burnaby.
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Bistro Pastis: Duck Confit

Back in 2013, we first visited Bistro Pastis during their Dine Out Vancouver event and I’ve been meaning to come back for a revisit ever since.
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