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Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken (Market Crossing) – Nando’s?

Barcelos Flame Grilled Chicken recently opened up in the Market Crossing area of Burnaby. Interestingly, as soon as I walked inside, I felt like I had walked into a Nando’s.
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Miss Saigon Vietnamese Bistro – Charming Vietnamese Fare

Miss Saigon is a newish restaurant located on Kingsway across from Metropolis at Metrotown. Since Saigon was the former name of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, it’s no surprise that this restaurant serves up Vietnamese fare.
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Splash Bar & Bento (Hawaii 2016) – Supersized Appies

The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotel has their pool area located right in front of their entrance. It’s a bit sheltered from the busy foot traffic on Kalakaua Avenue as it’s set back and behind some shopfronts so it still relatively private. Just off the pool area is one of the hotel’s restaurants, appropriately named, Splash Bar & Bento.
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Deer Garden Signatures – Malay Laksa Soup

Deer Garden Signatures is a fairly popular chain restaurant. Never having been to the location at Venezia Place before, I had a difficult time actually finding it because it’s located on the second floor of this complex.
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Ha Cafe – Pho and Wings

Ha Cafe is a hidden gem that’s found in the Old Orchard Shopping Centre on Kingsway and Willingdon in Burnaby. With all of the other development going on in the area, I figure it’s only a matter of time before they redevelop this old-school shopping complex.
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Phnom Penh – New Year’s Eve Brunch

What better way to close out the year than enjoy a meal at Phnom Penh?
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Saigon Ivy – Vietnamese Fare in New Westminster

Saigon Ivy is located on bustling 6th Street in New Westminster. Named after the largest city in Vietnam (now officially known as Ho Chi Minh City), this Vietnamese eatery has tall ceilings which helps to make the interior seem more spacious.
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Food Coma: Chicken Wings, Bubble Waffles, BBT, Fish and Chips and Fried Chicken – Oh My!

We didn’t really plan to go on a food adventure – well, not to this extent.
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Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – Crispy Sticky Chicken Wings

When I first heard that they closed Fleuri at the Sutton Place Hotel, I thought… “Oh no! No more chocolate buffet!”. Truth be told, it’s been well over a decade since I last visited and tried their chocolate buffet. So perhaps it’s a good thing that they tried to reinvent the place – there’s just so much chocolate that one person can eat.
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LA Grill and Bistro (Richmond) – Inexpensive Late Night Eats

The LA Grill and Bistro in Richmond is located in a mini mall at No. 2 and Blundell Road and serves up late night specials starting at 8:30pm until closing.
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Ha Cafe – Hidden Vietamese

Ha Cafe is an easy-to-miss Vietnamese restaurant located in Old Orchard Shopping Centre in Burnaby next to the Shoppers Drug Mart.
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Cactus Club Cafe (Lougheed) – Short Rib Sandwich

It’s been a couple of years since our last visit to the Cactus Club on Lougheed.  But, being a chain restaurant, the food is pretty much consistent across the board.

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