M.A.C. 24/7 (Hawaii 2017): Ahi Poke Stack and Eleven-Spiced Chicken Wings

One of the drawbacks of flying into Hawaii late at night is that many of the popular restaurants in Waikiki are closed by the time you clear customs, pick up your luggage, and finally get picked up by your shuttle from the airport (yes, I’m talking about you SpeediShuttle – you should really change your name).
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Kim Phung: Nondescript Vietnamese Restaurant

Kim Phung is one of the many nondescript Vietnamese restaurants that dot the Vancouver food scene. Located on the busy Victoria Drive strip of Killarney, it’s quite easy to pass by this shop without noticing it.
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Myst Asian Fusion: Mixed Feelings

Earlier this year, a new restaurant opened up on the former grounds of Lester’s Family Amusement Centre and right next door to Szechuan Cuisine. The restaurant looks all shiny and modern with large tv screens on one wall.
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L’otus Cake Boutique: Earl Grey and Matcha Mille Crêpes

Nothing spurs the FOMO in people like seeing countless pictures of beautifully crafted desserts fill their social media feeds. That’s exactly what happened in the beginning of the year when people started sharing pics of the delicately formed mille crêpes cakes served at L’otus Cake Boutique in Richmond.
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Shizen Ya (Fairview): Organic Japanese Food

Shizen Ya is a unique chain of sushi restaurants (they have one location on Hornby and this location on West Broadway). This isn’t your run-of-the-mill sushi joint that pumps out cheap California rolls.
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Pho Tan: Old School Vietnamese

Pho Tan is an unassuming, old school Vietnamese joint located on Kingsway in Burnaby. This place has been around for a number of years and the years are definitely taking a toll on the location.
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Indian Bombay Bistro: Chicken Malai

Indian Bombay Bistro is a surprisingly good restaurant located on 6th Street in Burnaby that I’ve been to on a number of occasions.
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Sushi Taku: Solid Take-Out Options

The corner of Joyce and Wellington (near the Joyce Skytrain Station) seems to be the Bermuda triangle for restaurants… I’ve seen numerous restaurants come and go in this one spot. It’s a shame because I’ve liked most of the past restaurants.
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IT Char Burger: Have You Got IT?

Have you got IT?
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Neverland Tea Salon: Easter High Tea

Neverland is home to lost boys like me and lost boys like me are thirsty for tea.
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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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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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