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Win Win Chick-N (Steveston): Filipino-Style Macaroni

Win Win Chick-N has been in Steveston for a couple of years now and have become so popular that they opened a location in Vancouver. Their Steveston shop is literally a hole-in-the-wall and we stopped by in late July. I’ve heard that it can get really busy here but we were fortunate that we showed up during a slow time (even then they said our chicken sandwich would take 15 mins).
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Kilimanjaro Snack House: East African Street Food

We stopped by in mid-June to a small little shop called Kilimanjaro Snack House. Here, they serve an assortment of east-African goodies to tempt your tastebuds. Our original reason for stopping by was to try their samosas but we wound up ordering a bunch of items (some of which, aren’t on their regular menu).
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Royal Pho Restaurant: Vietnamese Food in Champlain Square

Royal Pho Restaurant is a Vietnamese restaurant that’s located in Champlain Square. As we don’t have many Vietnamese places nearby, we stopped by to grab some take-out in May.
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Takara Sushi: Solid Japanese Offering in Burnaby

Takara Sushi was the second restaurant that I attempted to try after the Coronapocalypse shut down dine-in eating… we were having a big craving for Japanese food while stuck at home so we might have overdid it with the amount of food we ordered, lol.
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Masayoshi: Special Take-Out Menu

When the whole coronapocaplyse shut down dine-in eating at restaurants, it was a bit of an inconvenience at first… then I started to realize just how often I ate at restaurants – turns out we’re saving a lot of money by me not eating out. After a couple of weeks, I started to get cravings for Japanese food and it so happened that I saw that Masayoshi was going to offer special take-out meals. I’ve had Masayoshi on my radar for a long time but never found the time to visit in person before so I figured this was serendipitous.
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Z&W Shanghai Kitchen: Mui Choy Kau Yuk and Xiao Long Bao

In mid-March, right before the whole coronapocalypse closed up all of the restaurants in town (other than take-out), we dropped by Z&W Shanghai Kitchen on West Broadway, near Arbutus. For the longest time, this location used to be the home of an all-you-can-eat Japanese place. Upon walking inside, we immediately noticed the improvements to the decor… including the elegantly adorned wall.
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Donair & Sub House: Four Napkin Minimum

Back in mid-March, I noticed a newish donair shop along 6th St near the Buranby/New West border. The interior is a bit spartan but people usually don’t go to a donair shop for the atmosphere.
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Tropika: Long Standing SE Asian Eats

It has literally been years since the last time we dined at Tropika. Many years ago, this was one of the first Malaysian restaurants that we tried and we fell in love with the spices associated with SE Asian cooking such as Malaysian and Thai cuisine.
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Le Petit Belge: Amazing Salmon Benny on Waffles

I don’t make it downtown very often so, when I had the chance in mid-February, I popped by Le Petit Belge for an early morning breakfast. True to their name, this location is kind of small and I was glad that I went early as it quickly filled up in the morning. As you enter, you’ll come to the counter where you place and pay for your order before sitting down.
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Manjal South Indian Kitchen: Kothu Parotta

Manjal South Indian Kitchen is a newish restaurant that opened up along Edmonds Street recently that focuses on South Indian cuisine. When I dropped by for lunch on a weekday in early February, the place was practically dead but there’s been a lot of construction going on along Edmonds so that might explain the lack of people.
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OneZo Tapioca: Brown Sugar Dirty Jasmine Latte

After my visit to nearby Pokey Okey, I decided to pay a visit to OneZo Tapioca which is a BBT shop that prides itself on their tapioca pearls.
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Pokey Okey (Burnaby): Need to Mix Things Up

Earlier this year, Pokey Okey opened up on Kingsway, near Metrotown so I decided to give them a visit in March. When I first walked inside this small little shop, I immediately noticed the large chalk board wall that’s adorned with messages from previous clients. I also noticed that they don’t have anywhere to sit to eat in here (this was before the whole coronapocalypse shut down dine-in eating). They did have some counter area along the wall where you can stand and eat however.
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