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Happy Tree House BBQ (Vancouver): Skewers!

Happy Tree House BBQ recently opened up a location in Vancouver (they have another location in Richmond). Known for their BBQ skewers and whole fish dishes, they now occupy the site of the former Star Anise and Samosa Garden in a small mini mall on Kingsway known for their incredulous parking.
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Dragon View Chinese Cuisine: Dim Sum

Dragon View Chinese Cuisine is located on the second floor of Continental Shopping Centre in Richmond and has a pleasant looking interior with interesting chandeliers that, to me, resembled the round leaves of a money tree (lunaria annua). There’s also a large floral mural on one wall made up of tiny metallic and glass tiles.
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Shoom Chinese Restaurant: Expensive but Tasty

Located just south of 49th Avenue on Vancouver’s Fraser Street is the oddly named Shoom. This place is quite popular and was already starting to fill up by the time we arrived at 5pm (they were completely full by 6pm). The restaurant seems to be geared to large parties because they mostly have large tables set up. We were afraid that they weren’t going to seat us but then they ushered us past the kitchen in the back and into another dining area next door.
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Prince Seafood Restaurant: Lobster Sticky Rice

Prince Seafood Restaurant is one of those higher-priced Chinese restaurants that, at first, you wonder how they can justify their prices. It’s been about 4 years since we last visited but I still fondly remember their special beef tenderloin with green beans.
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Me + Crêpe (Burnaby): “Peking Duck” Crêpe

You had me at Peking Duck. But seriously, when I first heard about a shop which sells Peking Duck I knew that I had to try it.
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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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Morimoto Asia Waikiki (Hawaii 2018): Pan Asian Fare

As I mentioned on my post on Momosan Waikiki, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto has opened up not one, but two restaurants in the heart of Waikiki (both in the Alohilani Resort). Unlike the more casual Momosan Waikiki which serves up ramen, kushiyaki, and appies, Morimoto Asia Waikiki is a bit more formal and covers a more Pan Asian theme (with a decidedly non-Japanese leaning towards many dishes).
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Wang’s Shanghai Cuisine: Steamed Soupy Pork Buns

If you’re looking for a hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant that serves up unexpectedly good food, you only have to visit Wang’s Shanghai Cuisine. This tiny eatery is tucked away in a mini mall on Kingsway, next to London Drugs, and fairly hidden from passing street traffic.
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Grand Chinese Restaurant: Soupy Pork Dumplings

Grand Chinese Restaurant (such a typical name for a Chinese restaurant) is a newish restaurant that opened up near Brentwood in a small strip mall. We stopped by on Christmas eve because we were in the neighbourhood and quite enjoyed the food here.
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Burnaby Palace Restaurant: Solid Westernized Chinese Food

After countless years of driving past Burnaby Palace Restaurant, located at the corner of Boundary Road and Dominion, we finally decided to try the place out.
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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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Benitora Gyozabou (Hong Hu Jiao Fang): Tokyo 2017

I guess we were getting a bit homesick for Chinese food because we decided to try a Chinese restaurant in the LaQua shopping area near Tokyo Dome. The name of this restaurant is a bit confusing because it’s known both as Benitora Gyozabou and Hong Hu Jiao Fang – perhaps one is the Japanese name and the other is the Chinese name.
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