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Pho 68: Pho Dac Biet in Burnaby

Pho 68 (don’t ask me where the other 67 are) recently opened up in South Burnaby.

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The Chicken Restaurant: Asian Fried Chicken

The Chicken Restaurant is a newish Asian fried chicken place (who would have guessed with that name, huh?) that opened up on Imperial St. in Burnaby.
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Chirpyhut Fried Chicken (Burnaby): Meteorite Chicken

So, Chirpyhut – known for their “meteorite” chicken, recently opened up in Burnaby. It seems like covid has really pushed the desire for people to eat fried chicken.

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Siam Le Bien Thai Cuisine: Stuffed Chicken Wings and Red Curry Duck

Siam Le Bien is a relatively new Thai restaurant that opened up a few months ago in Burnaby Heights. Always on the hunt for new Thai restaurants, we stopped by for some take-out in January (they do have dine-in service available).
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Yum Bunnys: Improvements Needed

There’s an increasingly busy commercial park along Marine Way in Burnaby. Over the past year or so, they’ve been opening up a lot of fast food places here (which suits us since it’s relatively close and there tends to be a lack of food outlets in the area). We noticed a sign for “Bunnys” a couple of months ago but we really weren’t sure what it was all about… Was it a pet shop that sold bunnies? Was it a daycare business? Well, we finally found out that it’s food outlet specializing in Taiwanese fried foods – they have like half a dozen different fried items which they serve on either steamed buns, rice, or noodles.
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Hi Five Chicken (Kingsway): Hit and Miss

Recently, Hi Five Chicken opened up a new location on Kingsway in Burnaby. I had a bit of trouble finding this place because I wasn’t expecting it to be in a part of the former Earl’s location and walked right past it a couple of times before realizing it was there.
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Mon Paris Patisserie: Passionata

Mon Paris Patisserie is a little bakery shop located across from Metropolis (on the other side of the Skytrain). With all of the development going on in the area, it can be a bit difficult to find parking nearby but we managed to luck out and get a spot right in front of the shop.
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Paul’s Sub Shop: Hot and Messy Sub… Just How I Like it

It’s been a number of years since I last visited Paul’s Sub Shop. This small, non-descript shop located on Imperial Street is next to one of our go-to local pizza places (Bella Pizza).
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FusionCore Japanese Eatery: Solid Take-Out Only Spot

Recently, I noticed a Japanese place show up on my radar that’s located in a mini mall along the busy Burnaby/New Westminster border. From past experience, most of these places are just your run-of-the-mill quick sushi places that are nothing to write home about. So I was actually pleasantly surprised by the variety of Japanese fare that FusionCore serves up.
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Grand Crystal Seafood Restaurant: Dim Sum and Lobster Sticky Rice

One of the things that we’ve missed a lot during the pandemic is going out to enjoy dim sum.. I don’t mean the crowded restaurants or the loud din from the hustle and bustle of the kitchen mixed with the incessant tableside conversations that sounds more like screaming matches instead of civilized discussions. No, it’s mainly about the food.
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Rib & Chicken (Burnaby): Korean Ribs and Fried Chicken

Recently, I had noticed a new restaurant open up in the little mini mall on the corner of Canada Way and Edmonds. Located in a former unsuccessful Mexican/BBQ joint that I tried a year earlier, this new place was known simply as Rib & Chicken so I was expecting another BBQ place. However, it’s actually a Korean restaurant that specializes in Korean-style ribs and chicken.
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Chicko Chicken (Edmonds): Korean Fried Chicken

Chicko Chicken is a franchise that specializes in Korean fried chicken. Recently, I noticed a small sliver of a storefront open up on Edmonds Street in Burnaby. The thing that caught my eye was that there wasn’t a door to get into the place! As it turns out, the shop’s entrance is actually located in the back parking lot… talk about a hole-in-the-wall!
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