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Flamingo House – New Digs on Marine Drive

Back at the end of 2015, Flamingo closed their doors on their popular Cambie Street location. As with so many places on the Cambie corridor, rising land values had proved too tempting and the owner had sold the property. This left us with a few months of withdrawal from Flamingo House until their new location on Marine Drive was ready.
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Posh (Burnaby) – Crab Hot Pot Horrors

Back in early January, we visited Posh (located right next to Pho Tan) in Burnaby for a crab hot pot meal.  It’s taken me this long to write the post because I was trying to forget the whole experience ever happened.

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Rose Garden Seafood Restaurant – Deep Fried Crab

About 2 weeks ago, we were still trying to get in on the 2012 Alaskan King Crab season but all of the prices went through the roof by mid-March.  Rose Garden Seafood Restaurant has been one of our go-to places in the neighbourhood for Chinese take out but we’ve only dined in the restaurant once before many years ago.  It was a family dinner – one thing led to another, yada, yada, yada… and we’ve been too embarrassed to return since then.  Read the rest of this entry

Boathouse (New Westminster) – Crab Fest

It’s Crab Fest time again at the Boathouse so we decided to forget about our last visit for brunch and give them another shot. Read the rest of this entry

Flamingo House Chinese Cuisine

They say that if you’re good at something, you should stick with it.  It seems that the people at Flamingo House really believe in that statement.  Walking into this large restaurant on Cambie Street is like travelling back in time to the kinds of Chinese restaurants that were around back in the 80’s.  The waiters and waitresses are all decked out in colourful pink, red, and green Chinese uniforms… Even their dim sum is brought out on traditional push carts! Read the rest of this entry

Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant

It’s getting towards the end of Alaskan King Crab season and we’ve been having a hankering for more king crab.  I’ve been wanting to try Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant for a while but it always seems so busy on the weekends.  Even during the weekdays, whenever we drive by, it seems to have people waiting to get in. Read the rest of this entry