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Phoenix Garden Chinese Seafood Restaurant: Dim Sum

Phoenix Garden is a long-standing Chinese seafood restaurant located on Nanaimo Street between Broadway and East 8th Avenue. The interior is rather cramped but we managed to squeeze into a cozy table for 2 by the window.
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Aburi King: Aburi Sushi

When you name your restaurant Aburi King, you kind of set high expectations for aburi sushi. Located next to Penang Delight Cafe, Aburi King recently opened in January – taking over the location from Maruyama.
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Young Bean Korean BBQ: New Korean Restaurant in Sapperton

Recently, I noticed that a new restaurant had taken over the former Koh Thai location at the corner of E. Columbia and Braid. The interior layout looks pretty much unchanged with the partially open kitchen which allows diners to hear and smell their food being prepared.
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The Slocan: East Van Breakfast

If you’ve read by blog long enough, you probably know that I’m always looking for a good breakfast. The problem is that I’m running out of breakfast joints that actually open up early (especially on the weekends). Brunch is fine… but who wants to wait until 10-11am? Having to run errands on an early Saturday morning, I dropped by The Slocan, a diner located in my old East Vancouver haunts.
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Off The Grid Waffles: Well-Made Waffles and Cute Desserts

Off The Grid Waffles has been on my radar since they first opened but, for some reason or another, I’ve never found the time to visit. Located on the busy Kingsway corridor in Vancouver, Off The Grid Waffles is sure to expand your idea of how you eat your waffles.
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Match Eatery & Public House (New Westminster): Average Bar Eats

Match Eatery & Publish House is a modern gastropub located outside of Starlight Casino in New Westminster. The interior is fairly dark and industrial-looking but they do have some skylights which lets in some natural light. I was actually surprised at how large this place is and it’s filled with large, flat screen tvs. I’m sure that it must get busy here during weekends or sporting events but it was fairly quite when I came here for lunch during the weekday.
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Kimu Japanese Cuisine: Amazing Japanese Food

The corner of 29th and Boundary is a very busy location and I’ve driven by it on many occasions. However, I’ve never really noticed the Kimu Japanese Cuisine restaurant until recently.
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Green & Oak Malaysian Restaurant: Lunch Add-Ons

Green & Oak is one of the newer Malaysian restaurants in town and situated just east of Boundary Road on Hastings Street. We arrived in mid-April (right before they were set to temporarily close down for some kitchen renovations) for a late lunch/early dinner and were fortunate that they were still offering their special lunch add-on menu (where you can order smaller versions of their appies).
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Bubble World (Metrotown): More Than Just Bubble Tea

When I think of Bubble World, the first thing that comes to mind is bubble tea. And if you go visit their Kingsway location in Vancouver, that’s pretty much all you can get. However, if you travel east down Kingsway for a bit, you’ll find their Metrotown location which also serves up classic Taiwanese fare.
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Bells and Whistles: All Day Breakfast

In today’s terminology, “Bells and Whistles” usually refers to something that has a number of additional attractive (not necessarily useful) features. Nobody really knows the true origin of the phrase, but some believe that it harks back to a time long ago when bells and whistles were used to draw attention to something (such as at fairgrounds). In any case, the Bells and Whistles that I’m referring to today is the newish gastropub offering from Gooseneck Hospitality (the same group that brought us Wildebeest, Lucky Taco, and Bufala).
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Grub on Main: Amazing Grub

Grub is a small eatery on Main Street that’s been open since 2007. It’s funny because I’ve often driven or walked past this area of Main Street and have never even noticed this restaurant. Run by Chef/Owner Ling, there’s a surprising well-rounded selection of options on the menu with 95% of their produce supplied by their farm in Langley.
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Ichiro Japanese Restaurant: Solid Seafood in Steveston

It seems like I’ve been waiting to go to Ichiro Japanese Restaurant in Steveston for ages but, in the past, I’ve always wound up filling up on fish and chips instead. Well, in March this year, we decided to change things up a bit. We still got fish and chips from Pajos but we only ordered a small serving to save room for our visit to Ichiro.
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