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Edaleen Dairy (Ferndale): Blueberry Vanilla Swirl Soft Serve

While we’ve been trying to avoid travel to the United States lately, we occasionally head south of the border because we can’t find the same diversity of products in Vancouver. On one such trip, we stopped by Edaleen Dairy in Ferndale to grab some ice cream since the weather was so hot.
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Marble Slab Creamery (Queensborough): National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

One of my favourite holidays of the year has to be National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (August 2nd). I mean come on… who doesn’t like a good ice cream sandwich?
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Dae-Ji (North Road): Hamburger Steaks and Deep-Fried Cutlets

Dae-Ji is a popular Vancouver-based Korean cutlet house that specializes in deep-fried cutlets of various meats as well as hamburger steaks (similar to Hamburg steaks). The location on North Road in Burnaby is on the second floor of a busy mini mall just south of Lougheed Hwy.
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Church’s Chicken (South Burnaby): Crinkle Cut Fries and Gravy

Despite liking Church’s Chicken over places like KFC, it’s been quite a while since I hit up a Church’s. This fried chicken chain from Texas has a long history in the Lower Mainland (their first non-USA location was here).
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Hokkaido Ramen Santouka (Fairview): Shio Ramen and Melon Soda

Like the sushi joints that proliferated the Vancouver dining scene years ago, the same trend appears to have happened with ramen houses. In addition to independent ramen restaurants, popular chains, such as Hokkaido Ramen Santouka which originated in Japan back in the 80’s, have made Vancouver their home.
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Tour de Feast: Croque Madame

Tour de feast is a tiny little restaurant located in the Lynnmour area of North Vancouver that serves up French-inspired foods. It’s probably been a good two years since our last visit here.
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Dynasty Seafood Restaurant: Dim Sum

Have you ever noticed that the names of Chinese restaurants all sound the same? Take, for example, “Dynasty Seafood Restaurant”… could this be any more typical of a Chinese restaurant name? In any event, Dynasty (not to be confused with Dinesty) is a popular and well received restaurant located on West Broadway in Vancouver. There is free underground parking, just remember not to pay at the machine (tell them your license plate number and stall number when you go to the restaurant).
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Duffin’s Donuts: Old School Donuts in Vancouver 24/7

Does anything say old school donuts in Vancouver more than Duffin’s Donuts? Sure, you can find lot of cool designer donuts nowadays and they’re all pretty good. But when you’ve got a craving for some doughy goodness in the middle of the night, where else are you going to look other than Duffin’s considering that they’re open 24/7?
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Jejudo: Korean-Japanese Fusion

Jejudo is one of the many Korean restaurants in a mini mall located on North Road above the Hannam Supermarket and specializes in a Korean-Japanese fusion with an emphasis to sushi dishes.
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Arisu Authentic Korean BBQ: Bibimbap

Arisu is one of the typical Korean restaurants that you’ll find along the North Road corridor between Burnaby and Coquitlam. This particular location is on the second floor of a mini mall above the Hannam Supermarket.
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Amay’s House: Prata and Fish Cakes

One of the problems with eating out so often is that I’m always interested in trying out new restaurants but there’s just so many different cuisines that you find in Vancouver. Take, for example, Burmese food… I think the last time I had Burmese food was at the short-lived Wahh Tea on Joyce.
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Chengdu Spicy Restaurant: One Dimensional Flavours

My first attempted visit to Chengdu Spicy Restaurant didn’t go as I had planned (what else is new?). I’ve been wanting to try this little restaurant located at the corner of Wilson and Kingsway for a while now so I made a point to visit earlier this year. Unfortunately, I relied on the hours that were listed on Google (they didn’t have a website that I could find) and arrived just past 11:30am only to find that they were closed and the hours they were displaying in their shop said they open at noon (Mondays-Friday). So, after reporting the new hours on Google, I headed to another nearby restaurant and waited for my next attempt to try out Chengdu.
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