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Mui Garden (Victoria Drive) – Braised Pork Belly with Preserved Veggies

How do you describe a HK Style Cafe to someone that’s never been to one before? “Fusion” seems to be a little too haughty as this term seems to have been co-opted by some restaurants that aim to take advantage of the naivety of hipster patrons. No, the eclectic nature of the dishes offered often seems more random than anything else. Read the rest of this entry

Cattle Cafe (Metrotown)

While the interior furnishings of the Cattle Cafe near Metrotown is similar to the one on Edmonds (lots of 70′s circle prints), the Metrotown location feels a bit tired.  It was quite busy at this location when we visited at 1pm and it seemed to take forever for our food to come out (we thought they lost our order). Read the rest of this entry

Cattle Cafe (Edmonds) – Malay Laksa, Bubble Waffles, and Lemon Ribena

Cattle Cafe recently opened up in the Edmonds area (in an old Pizza Pizza location) and was fairly quiet when I arrived just after 11am for lunch.  The interior is clean and bright – the big circle prints on the furniture had me wondering if I walked into a time machine taking me back to the seventies.  Read the rest of this entry

The Boss Restaurant (Metrotown)

The Boss Restaurant located in Metrotown (next to Zellers) always seems busy so when we were walking by one day and noticed a lull in the crowds, we decided to drop in and try them out again.  Read the rest of this entry

Curry King Cafe

I’ve often seen the bright neon sign for Curry King Cafe whenever I drive by Kingsway but have hesitated to go in because, quite frankly, I’ve never thought of Chinese restaurants as capable of producing tasty curry.  Fortunately, Curry King is more of a HK style cafe that draws influences from Malaysian and Thai cuisine. Read the rest of this entry

Mui Garden (Main Street)

Our original plan was to try Crave on Main but we didn’t realize how small the restaurant was and we didn’t feel like waiting in line for a table.  So we started hiking up Main Street looking for a place for a quick lunch and came across Mui Garden.  We recognized the name from the same restaurant on Victoria Drive and decided to pop in. Read the rest of this entry

54th Ave Cafe

54th Ave Cafe is a HK style cafe located in Champlain Square on (you guessed it) 54th Ave.  A HK style cafe is probably the only place that you can get Peanut Butter and Condensed Milk Toast, Baked Portuguese Chicken on Rice, and Russian Borsch all on the same menu. Read the rest of this entry