Taqueria Playa Tropical: Tasty Tacos

One of the worst kept secrets in New Westminster is the fact that you can find some seriously tasty tacos at Taqueria Playa Tropical on 6th Street.
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Toby’s Pub & Grill (North Van): Brunch in North Van

As the name would suggest, Toby’s Pub & Grill is a – wait for it – pub and grill joint with locations on Commercial Drive in Vancouver and Main Street in North Vancouver. In this post, I’ll be talking about the North Van location which we visited for brunch on a couple of occasions.
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R&H Chinese Food: XLB

R&H Chinese Food is a food stall located in the Lansdowne Centre food court. Normally, you wouldn’t think that you could find good xiao long bao in a food court (unless you’re talking about Xu’s Wonton House aka Shanghai Dim Sum House in Crystal Mall).
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Lucky Plus Restaurant: Dim Sum

We’ve been to Lucky Plus Restaurant in the past… but never for dim sum. Since there’s not many dim sum restaurants in this area, we decided to see how their dishes turned out.
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Blue Canoe Waterfront: Raw and Fried Oysters

Usually, Pajo’s is our place to go when we head over to Steveston. However, when we’re looking for something other than fish & chips, we like to try some of the other restaurants along the Bayview Pier.
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Nomad: Beef Oxtail & Onion Soup

I’ve been hearing some really good things about Nomad. This airy and industrial-chic eatery is located on the busy Main Street corridor and has tall ceilings which allow an ample amount of light to come in through their large west-facing windows.
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Happy Day Cafe: Loud and Busy HK Style Cafe

Happy Day Cafe is a relatively new HK style cafe that opened in the former Bino’s location on Kingsway in Vancouver. If you’ve even dined at the Bino’s that used to be here, you can appreciate the renovations that have been put into place for the new establishment.
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Rain or Shine (West 4th Ave): Malted Milk Chocolate

We’re smack dab in the middle of summer and it seems like the weather in Vancouver has been more “shine” than “rain” lately. Actually… I wish we did get a bit of rain right about now.
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Maenam: Family-Style Thai with a Twist

Maenam is one of the many popular restaurants under Chef Angus An’s belt where they serve up family-style Thai food using fresh, local ingredients.
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Rocky Point Ice Cream: Root Beer Float and Passion Fruit Pavlova

There’s no doubt that Rocky Point Park is a popular summer destination for residents in Port Moody or the rest of the Tri-Cities. If you’re fortunate enough to find parking in the small lot at the entrance of the park, make sure you stop by Rocky Point Ice Cream.
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Pajo’s (Rocky Point Park): Halibut and Chips

At the eastern end of Burrard Inlet is a tiny municipality called Port Moody which is home to Rocky Point Park. This place is quite popular due to the spray park that’s extensively used during the summer months as well as the numerous trails, boat launch, and did I mention Pajo’s?
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Uli’s Restaurant: Oysters, Mussels and Clams

It’s been years since I’ve been to White Rock and the only thing that I could remember was the big hills leading down to the beach and the fact that the actual “rock” which the city gets their name from is painted white.
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