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Juke Fried Chicken: Superbly Crunchy Coating

After hearing about the new fried chicken joint that opened up in Chinatown, we made sure to check it out after a recent visit to nearby Phnom Penh… because, after all, what better way to top off Phnom Penh chicken wings than with more fried chicken.
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Le Bistro Montage (Portland Road Trip 2016)

Our 6 hour drive down from Vancouver, BC to Portland turned into a 9 hour trip due to a major accident on the I5 as well as numerous traffic snarl-ups. Since we wanted to get some shopping done, we decided to stop off for some dinner first. We were originally going to try Screen Door but it was so busy that we wound up at Le Bistro Montage instead.
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S+L Kitchen & Bar – Roasted Bone Marrow

S+L Kitchen & Bar is a newish restaurant (part of the Joseph Richard Group of restaurants) that’s located in Langley with a refreshing menu offering.
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The Pig and the Lady (Hawaii 2016) – Vietnamese Fare in Chinatown

Coming from a city like Vancouver, that has a very vibrant Asian community, we’ve never been impressed by the Chinatown districts of other cities. Sure, the Vancouver Chinatown has declined as well over the years, but it still seems larger and more impressive than other cities like Honolulu, which is about approximately 4 square blocks (depending on how you define the area).
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Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin (Hawaii 2016)

Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin is a well-known Japanese eatery that started in the upscale Ginza region of Tokyo in 1927 and has since expanded to Hong Kong, Korea, and even Hawaii.
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LA Chicken – Best Fried Chicken, Evah!

LA Chicken has to be the worst-kept-secret, hole-in-the-wall, fried-chicken place in the Lower Mainland.
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Le Tigre Cuisine – Food Truck

After finishing our rather too subtle meal at Shishinori, we noticed that the Le Tigre food truck was parked right in front of the Wholefoods on Cambie.
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Food Coma: Chicken Wings, Bubble Waffles, BBT, Fish and Chips and Fried Chicken – Oh My!

We didn’t really plan to go on a food adventure – well, not to this extent.
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LA Chicken – Half and Half with Gravy

Ever since our first visit to LA Chicken in Richmond, I’ve been looking for an excuse to come back to this little hole-in-the-wall.
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L.A. Chicken – Best Fast-Food Fried Chicken

I’ve noticed that there is quite a few restaurants around the Lower Mainland starting with “LA”. Generally, they’re French restaurants… but every once in a while, you come across a restaurant like “LA Sushi” or “LA Chicken” and you know they’re not a French place.
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Church’s Chicken (Lougheed) – Memories of Deep-Fried Apple Pies

Those of you that are old enough will remember when McDonald’s used to serve deep-fried apple pies.  The crispy, crunchy, deep-fried crust filled with chunks of tender apple and gooey sauce… what’s not to love?  Then, one day (about the same time the McPizza debuted in Canada), they mysteriously vanished only to be replaced with the far inferior “baked” apple pie. Read the rest of this entry

The Reef (Commercial Dr) – Bajan Fried Chicken

It’s been a very long time since we’ve been down The Drive.  Seeing as how it was December 27th, we were trying to avoid the hordes of shoppers at the various malls and stores looking for Boxing Week sales. Read the rest of this entry