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Earls (Lougheed): Bridge Park

I’ve always thought that the Earls located on Lougheed Hwy in Burnaby was in a strange spot. It seems to be stuck in a little nook that doesn’t get a lot of traffic. I guess that’s why it never seems busy when we visit. Either that, or we’re fortunate to avoid the rush.
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Isami Sushi: Revisit in Burnaby

I’ve been looking forward to revisitng Isami Sushi after previously trying their sashimi and nigiri sushi in mid-2016. This time, however, I wanted to try some of their other dishes to see how they compare.
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Deer Garden Signatures (Burnaby): Malay Laksa

Deer Garden Signatures is a popular Taiwanese-style noodle house chain that recently opened a location in Burnaby. I first visited this location in early June and have since had a couple of revisits.
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On On Wonton House: Pork Chop with Black Pepper Sauce

On the search for Sunday eats, we found ourselves at On On Wonton House located at 5640 Kingsway. I’m fairly certain that this used to be the location of Mr Ho’s Wonton House (which has since moved a bit further east on Kingsway a number of years ago). We were a bit hesitant since this place was dead at 11am but figured we might as well try them out.
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Cattle Cafe (Edmonds): Crispy Pork Chops on Ramen

After being located near the corner of Kingsway and Edmonds for a few years, the Cattle Cafe has recently reopened a short distance away on Edmonds (about a block away from Canada Way).
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Nando’s: Barcelos Wannabe

When Barcelos first opened up at Market Crossing, I thought it was just a copycat of the more well known Nando’s. To be honest, I’ve only eaten at Nando’s on rare occasions (mainly in shopping mall food courts) and I’ve never been very thrilled by their offerings.
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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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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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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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S&W Pepper House: Stir-Fried Lamb with Cumin

There are few dishes that can make me salivate as much as stir-fried lamb with cumin. Even before reaching the table, the pungent aroma of cumin wakes my senses to the adventure that is about to begin.
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Steve’s Poké Bar (SFU): Build Your Own Bowls

As someone who’s always enjoyed the fresh and tasty poke that we’ve had in Hawaii, we were glad when the poke craze started to take root in Vancouver a couple of years ago. Steve’s Poké Bar, located in the SFU campus on top of Burnaby Mountain was one of the first dedicated poke places to open up in the area but it wasn’t until recently that we’ve tried them out.
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Masita Korean Restaurant: Sad Bibimbap

Okay, so I must have been having one of “those” days when I first visited Masita Korean Restaurant back in early June. This new restaurant is in the former Pho Tan location on Kingsway (which was my original planned destination). As a matter of fact, I had recently visited Pho Tan only a couple of weeks prior. So when I pulled up outside this restaurant in early June and still saw the name “Pho Tan” on the green awning, I must have been flying on auto pilot.
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