Category Archives: Chinese

Neptune Palace Seafood Restaurant: Fancy Dim Sum

We only recently noticed that the extravagantly large restaurant located on the 2nd floor of the Marine Gateway complex had changed from Ban Dao Peal to Neptune Palace Seafood Restaurant so we decided to pop in for a visit. The interior is expansive and impressive, right down to the blingy columns and the plush carpeting. The nice thing is that you don’t feel squished in like some smaller restaurants.
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Shanghai Dimsum House: Bayulan Steamed Mini Pork Buns

There’s so many reasons why I don’t dine in Crystal Mall… the first and foremost is the insane circular parking lot. Let’s not forget the food court which doesn’t have enough seating and the lack of air conditioning which makes you feel like you’re sitting in a blast furnace. But if you could get past all of that, there are some good food stalls here such as Shanghai Dimsum House.
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Old Street: Chinese Crepes and Beef Noodle Soup

Old Street is a relatively new Chinese eatery which opened up in the former Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen location on Kingsway and specializes in street food items such as Chinese crepes and Taiwanese beef noodle soups. It looks like they haven’t done too much in terms of interior renovations other than to add the large mural on the wall which explains the type of food that they serve as well as the signage behind the counter.
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Chef of Dumplings: For the Love of Dumplings

Chef of Dumplings is one of the many Asian-themed food stalls in the Aberdeen Centre’s food court… this one specializing in… you guessed it – dumplings! And who doesn’t love a good dumpling from time to time.
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Joyful Seafood Restaurant: New Chinese Restaurant in Burnaby

Joyful Seafood Restaurant is the name of the latest restaurant to occupy the spot on Kingsway in Burnaby that used to be New Starlet and Po King before that. We visited in early April and the place was already hopping on a Saturday morning (there’s not many dim sum options in Burnaby). The wait was about 30+ minutes and partly due to the fact that the restaurant is a bit smallish. The other reason was probably all of the patrons who tried to cut the line by sitting themselves down whenever they saw a table empty up.
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Dumpling House: Unassuming Dumplings

Do you do dumplings? You know, those little pockets of goodness that are oh so tasty? Almost every culture has some kind of similar dish… whether it’s a gyoza, potsticker, perogy, etc… Well, let me tell you about a little spot in Vancouver appropriately called Dumpling House.
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MeetRice Noodles: Bookshop Noodles

I was intrigued by the new restaurant that recently replaced the old Au Wing Kee on Kingsway in Burnaby… their large picture window allowing me to see the bright and modern interior was a big change.
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TerraCotta Boyz: Oodles of Noodles

TerraCotta Boyz is a Chinese noodle shop located in the Old Orchard Shopping Centre in Burnaby. This smallish shop has a few tables on one side of the store and a stand-up counter on the opposite side. Their menu is fairly basic but odds are that you’re coming here for their noodles.
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Yan’s Garden Chinese Restaurant: Push Cart Dim Sum in Burnaby

So, Yan’s Garden has been on my list of places to try for a number of years (I suppose it’s partly because I used to watch “Wok with Yan” back in the 80’s). I’ve been hesitant to stop by here in the past mainly because parking always looked difficult here as the parking lot is generally always full.
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Szechuan Tasty Restaurant: Noodles and Lamb

I’m not sure why, but I’ve noticed that many of the Szechuan restaurants around town have very generic names such as “Szechuan Restaurant”, “Szechuan Cuisine”, “Szechuan House”, “New Szechuan Restaurant”, and one of the newest… Szechuan Tasty Restaurant which opened up last year on Kingsway, across from Metrotown and in the former Tai Won location. The reason why I bring this up is because it can get very confusing when you’re looking for a restaurant and they all sound the same.
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Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant: Dim Sum

Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant (I know, the name sounds just like all of the other Chinese restaurants) recently moved from a small strip mall into a brick building next door. The layout and the building itself is a bit confusing as we had a bit of trouble finding the place after parking in the attached parking structure.
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Happy Tree House BBQ: Lively or Just Loud?

As I’ve mentioned on my previous post on Happy Tree House BBQ, this is a very busy spot where you can enjoy your bbq skewers in a super loud environment. It’s a combination of the tvs that they have blaring and the open nature of their floor plan which seems to encourage patrons to yell at the top of their lungs just so that the others at the table can hear over the din.
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