Category Archives: Chinese

Chef Tony Dim Sum: À La Carte Dim Sum

What’s one of the best things about dim sum? For us, it’s getting to try a lot of different dishes. And if you go for dim sum with a large group of people, that’s usually what you wind up doing. However, if it’s just the two of us, we find that it’s difficult to order more than 5-6 dim sum dishes because we get so full. I mean, I might want to eat 1 steamed bbq pork bun… but not 4 at one sitting.
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Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant: Dim Sum

Over the years, Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant has consistently been rated high by diners in Vancouver. The fact that this restaurant is tiny hasn’t helped since there always seems to be lineups (especially during dim sum).
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S&W Pepper House: Stir-Fried Lamb with Cumin

There are few dishes that can make me salivate as much as stir-fried lamb with cumin. Even before reaching the table, the pungent aroma of cumin wakes my senses to the adventure that is about to begin.
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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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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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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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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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Neptune Wonton Noodle (Burnaby): Carb Overload

Neptune Wonton Noodle is a chain restaurant that recently opened up in Station Square. The interior is quite spacious so you don’t really feel too cramped like many other wonton noodle joints.
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Kongee Dinesty: Chinese Comfort Food

This past winter has seemed to be sooo cold! And nothing soothes a cold winter better than comfort food…
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Fortune House Seafood Restaurant: Golden Yolk Custard Lava Buns

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