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Imperial Court Beijing Cuisine – The King Crab Feast That Never Happened

We had originally planned to go out for an Alaskan King Crab dinner as March has historically been the best time to go. But prices of king crab have gone through the roof lately… no doubt because most of the crabs are now being sent out to satisfy the huge cravings of mainland China. Still, the price at Imperial Court was $28.80/lb which was on the lower range this year (only a few years ago, you could get it for $10-$15/lb during king crab season).
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Gingeri Chinese Cuisine (Lansdowne) – Dim Sum

There’s lots of places to get dim sum in Richmond but it’s so much more convenient when the restaurant is located in a mall like Lansdowne… plenty of free parking spaces.
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GoodAh Grill – Grilled Skewers at the Mall

We were down at Richmond Centre for some early xmas shopping in November and stopped by the food court for some much needed sustenance. I think they actually did a pretty good job of redesigning the food court here.
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Sun Sui Wah (Richmond) – Spot Prawns 2014

For some reason or another, we rarely visit the Sun Sui Wah in Richmond. But, after a few unsatisfying Spot Prawn dinners at other restaurants this year, and finding ourselves in the area, we decided to give this a try.

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Taco Luis (Lansdowne Centre)

Taco Luis currently has two locations serving up tasty tacos and bountiful burritos… their location in Oakridge Mall and the one in Lansdowne Centre. Read the rest of this entry

Let’s Roll Sushi Bar (Lansdowne Centre) – Custom Sushi Rolls

Why are there so many sushi places in Vancouver? I’ve often asked myself that question only to come to the realization that sushi is fun to eat. It’s bite-sized and there’s so many combinations of ingredients. Read the rest of this entry

Gyo-O – The Fish King

Gyo-O is tiny little Japanese restaurant with an unusually high ceiling.  They’ve taken advantage of this extra space to put in a huge mural on one wall as well as decorating the remaining walls with wooden blocks covered in kanji.

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Tropika (Lansdowne)

Tropika used to be located in Aberdeen Centre before it, and Northern Delicacy, were closed down for failing to pay their rent.  While not the best Malaysian restaurant in the Lower Mainland, it does fill a void when you’re hankering for some roti.

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Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant – Spot Prawns 2014

Just like the Alaskan King Crab season earlier this year, Spot Prawn season this year is nothing like it used to be. Read the rest of this entry

Vina Vietnamese (Richmond Centre)

Many years ago, a Vina food stall was my first introduction to to Vietnamese-style food.  Now, after experiencing real hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurants, I can still appreciate the food from Vina.

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Thai Express (Richmond Centre) – Tom Yum

When Thai Express first opened in malls, I was very pleased with the quality of their food (especially considering they are food court stalls).  As with many places, however, times change and so does the food. Read the rest of this entry

Parklane Chinese Restaurant – Dim Sum

Okay, so I know that we woke up a bit later that we usually do on Saturdays, but we were still in the mood for dim sum while we were out in Richmond.  The problem is that the good dim sum restaurants get quite busy and we were having no luck this time around.  We tried our luck with 2 other restaurants who snubbed us (one of them didn’t even bother to ask us to wait, the other said the wait would be a couple of hours).  Instead, we walked over to Parklane Chinese Restaurant located on the 2nd floor of London Plaza. Read the rest of this entry