Perak Malaysian Cafe: Marpole Malaysian

Back in mid-August, we came across a newish Malaysian restaurant in Marpole called Perak Malaysian Cafe. I’m not sure if this place is related to Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken in Crystal Mall but it seems vaguely familiar.
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Ningtu Restaurant: Peking Duck

Ningtu is a small Chinese restaurant that’s been around for over 2 decades on Kingsway, on the same block as Happy Family Restaurant. The interior has an odd L-shape with the restaurant frontage smaller than it is in the back of the establishment.
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La Forêt: New Bakery in Burnaby

When I saw my social media feed light up with posts about a new bakery located in Burnaby, I just had to see what the whole hype was about. La Forêt is pretty close to Metrotown but is tucked away on a side street just off Imperial Street. The thing that hits you immediately is how large this bakery is.
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Baru Latino: Rockfish Ceviche with Crispy Patacones

Ever since our trip to Portland last year, we’ve been on the search for quality Cuban food in Vancouver. Unfortunately, there’s a distinct lack of Cuban restaurants in the area so we’ve been expanding our search to various Latin cuisines. That’s how we found ourselves at Baru Latino on Alma Street this summer.
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Baker and Table Cafe: Melonpans!

After our introduction to melonpans during our trip to Japan last year, I’ve been seriously craving these crunchy-topped buns. Recently, I heard that a place on Fraser Street had started selling these in Vancouver and we wound up stopping by after a Lobster Sticky Rice dinner at nearby Ho Yuen Kee.
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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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Jinya Ramen Bar (Metrotown): Worth the Visit?

Okay, before I do any ranting on this post of the new Jinya Ramen Bar in Metrotown, I will have to admit that we visited in early September when they had just opened the prior week. Amazingly, the lineup was quite long when we arrived (and we arrived just before they opened).
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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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Shaughnessy Restaurant – Niçoise Salad

We’ve dined at the Shaughnessy Restaurant located adjacent to VanDusen Gardens many times in the past. It’s a great place to grab a bite before walking it off in the gardens.
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Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar (Coal Harbour): Canada Day Brunch

During Canada Day, we stopped by Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar in Coal Harbour – partly to get some food and partly to avoid the huge crowds that were building up for the Canada 150 celebrations.
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Chewies (Kits) – Southern Brunch

Okay, this is a bit of a late post… over a year late. I found this entry sitting at the bottom of a number of posts in my draft folder that I must have forgotten about. With that in mind, I’m sure the prices listed here have probably gone up since our last visit.
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Trattoria Italian Kitchen: Piccata, Pizza and Lamb

Since Trattoria Italian Kitchen opened up on the corner of Kingsway and Willingdon two years ago, we’ve surprisingly only visited on a few occasions. I’m not really sure why that is because the food has always been fairly good.
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