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Scandilicious – Kumle and Waffles

When I first heard the name “Scandilicious”, thoughts of food porn immediately came to mind. After all, why else would they put the word “scandal” in their name? Well, as it turns out, the “scandi” part of their name derives from “Scandinavian” food.
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Renfrew Cafe – Matcha Mochi Anko Pie

Renfrew Cafe is a cute little shop located diagonally across from Notre Dame Secondary School selling an assortment of savory and sweet pies… and who doesn’t love pies?

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Mr. Red Cafe – Special Sticky Rice

As I mentioned on my post on Old Ginger, I was having a tough time visiting restaurants during the beginning of December… first, I wasn’t able to visit Peaceful Restaurant because they didn’t open when they said they would and then Mr. Red turned me away because their power went out right as I walked through the door. Well, I’m nothing if I’m not persistent and finally made it back to Mr. Red later in the week.
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Tacofino Commissary – Pork Jowl and Fish Tacos

Tacofino Commissary is a popular restaurant in the East Village area of Vancouver. When I visited in late August, the place was packed but I managed to bypass the lineup and snag the last single seat at the bar.
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Black Rook Bakehouse – Relocated

It’s literally been months since Black Rook Bakehouse moved out of their original location on East Hastings. And on more than one occasion, I’ve had cravings for their Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie and Beef Brisket Pot Pie
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Pear Tree Restaurant

Pear Tree Restaurant is one of the higher-end restaurants located along the Hastings corridor in North Burnaby. I remember trying to visit this place once but was turned away because we didn’t have reservations and they were fully booked. Read the rest of this entry

Basho Cafe – Mochi Mochi Matcha

Hmmm… a Japanese cafe? There’s an abundance of sushi restaurants in Vancouver, but I think this is the first Japanese cafe that I’ve been to.
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Yolk’s Restaurant and Commissary

Okay, so I’ve always been a fan of Yolk’s food truck… but then again, I love breakfast food.  The only thing that I didn’t like about their food truck is that it’s difficult to truly enjoy a poached egg while standing on the street and holding the take-out container in one hand. Read the rest of this entry

Black Rook Bakehouse – Doris and Rufus

One of the interesting things about Black Rook Bakehouse in East Van is that a lot of their products have their own names. Read the rest of this entry

Black Rook Bakehouse – Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie and Beef Brisket Pot Pie

Okay, I think I found my new favourite bakehouse in Vancouver.  Usually, you’ll find a bakery that only serves either sweet or savory items.  It’s rare that you find one that does both sweet and savory items really well. Read the rest of this entry