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Tim Ho Wan (Hawaii 2018): Dim Sum in Waikiki

Shortly before our trip to Hawaii this year, we heard that they opened a Tim Ho Wan in Waikiki. This chain of Chinese dim sum restaurants first originated in Hong Kong and became known as the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant after a few of their branches earned one Michelin star.
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Ban Dao Pearl Seafood Restaurant: High End Dim Sum

Have you ever been to Peninsula Seafood Restaurant? You know, that somewhat overpriced Chinese restaurant located in Oakridge Mall? Well, if you drive about 10 minutes down Cambie, you’ll find their sister restaurant… Ban Dao Pearl Seafood Restaurant in Marine Gateway. Yes, it’s a bit confusing because Ban Dao is Chinese for Peninsula.
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Dai Tung Chinese Seafood Restaurant: Dim Sum

Dai Tung Chinese Seafood is a long-standing restaurant tucked in a tiny mini mall on Kingsway. We stopped by for dim sum in early September and found that it wasn’t very busy.
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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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Toby’s Pub & Grill (North Van): Brunch in North Van

As the name would suggest, Toby’s Pub & Grill is a – wait for it – pub and grill joint with locations on Commercial Drive in Vancouver and Main Street in North Vancouver. In this post, I’ll be talking about the North Van location which we visited for brunch on a couple of occasions.
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The Wandering Goose: Fried Chicken Biscuit with Sawmill Gravy

Located in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle, The Wandering Goose is a tiny eatery specializing in southern cuisine (particularly brunch items). With thirty-odd seats, finding an empty table can be difficult during the busy times and seating can be cramped.
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Hula Grill (Hawaii 2017): Breakfast at the Beach

Breakfast and Hawaii are two of my favourite things… put them together and I’m a very happy camper. Hula Grill is located in the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, directly above their popular sister restaurant, Duke’s Waikiki.
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Cinnamon’s at the ‘Ilikai (Hawaii 2017): Guava Chiffon Pancakes

When we were planning our trip to Hawaii, the one place that I really wanted to try was Cinnamon’s. You just have to take one look at their pancakes and you can’t help but start to salivate… and I’m not even a real fan of pancakes usually.
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Breakfast Table: Coffee-Crusted Pork Belly Benedict

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love breakfast. So when I heard about a place called “Breakfast Table”, I pretty much knew that I had to come and try it out (although I was partly worried that I’d wind up in a furniture store… that’s my kind of luck).
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Jam Café: Brunch

Brunch in Vancouver can be a religious event for some people… popular restaurants often draw lineups that stretch down the block. While I’ve never been one to put up with excessively long lineups, I do enjoy me some brunch.
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Trattoria Italian Kitchen – Pizza for Breakfast

I’ve spent many years eating pizza for breakfast but it’s usually just leftovers from the night before and not freshly baked pizza.
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White Spot (Maple Ridge) – Strawberry Milkshake

At the end of July, we made the mistake of heading out to Maple Ride for a game of paintball. After the first game (and getting shot point-blank in the heel by friendly-fire), we called it quits and I hobbled over to White Spot to drown my sorrows in a big milkshake.
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