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East is East (Kits) – Poetic Cuisine

Taken from the first line in Rudyard Kipling’s poem, The Ballad of East and West, you could be forgiven for taking the phrase out of context.
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Tasty Indian Bistro – Modern Indian Cuisine

With the word “Tasty” front and centre in their name, you’ve got to expect that the food better be up to snuff. Tasty Indian Bistro has been around since 2011, located on busy 120th Street that straddles North Delta and Surrey.
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Indian Bombay Bistro – Garlic Naan

I’ve must have driven along 6th Street in Burnaby a number of times but have never really noticed the Indian Bombay Bistro that opened up about a year and a half ago on the corner of Graham Avenue until recently.
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Indian Wok – Lunch Specials

Indian Wok is an Indian-style Chinese restaurant (or is it a Chinese-style Indian restaurant?) located on Kingsway, just east of Metrotown.
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Vij’s Rangoli

I finally had the chance to stop by Vij’s Rangoli on West 11th recently and was super impressed by the flavours. They’ve done a good job of tempering the spices as not to overwhelm the palates of their regular visitors. Read the rest of this entry

Gulberg Fine Cuisine – Pakistani Buffet

Gulberg Fine Cuisine is located in the Fleetwood area of Surrey and serves up Pakistani/Indian dishes.  Read the rest of this entry

Taste of Punjab – Lamb Vindaloo and Butter Chicken

The Punjab region of South Asia is quite large and comprises both the Punjab province of Pakistan as well as the Punjab state of India.  The name takes itself from the Persian words “panj” meaning “five” and “aab” meaning water and refers to the five tributaries of the Indus River.  Okay, enough with the geography lesson, let’s get back to the reason why you’re here… namely food.

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Saffron Indian Cuisine

To eat AYCE or not to eat AYCE… that is the question.  While you could order off of the à la carte menu, the buffet is a better deal and you get to have a variety of dishes. Read the rest of this entry

Tandori Indian Cuisine – Menu Pictures Can Be Deceiving

Tandori Indian Cuisine is a bright new addition to the food court at Brentwood Mall.  Initially starting back East, this franchise operation has started to open outlets in BC.

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Jambo Grill & Good Morning Paan – Dine In

I just found this old post sitting in my draft box from January of this year – I had almost forgotten about it.  On our previous visits to Jambo Grill, we had take-out… this time around, we figured we’d stop by and dine in.  The interior is fairly spacious with the walls decorated with various African artwork.

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Mezbaan Fine Indian Fusion

We first tried Mezbaan Fine Indian Fusion over a year ago (a little bit before we started our food blog) but haven’t had the chance to revisit until just recently.  Like a lot of other Indian restaurants, they do offer a buffet – but I’ve been trying to steer clear of East Indian buffets lately because the sauces tend to be quite rich and the rice and naan fill you up so quickly. Read the rest of this entry

Curry Express (Metrotown)

Curry Express is exactly what the name implies… you get quick curry items when you need it the most.  The problem is that the food isn’t the most authentic that it can be.  Still, when every other stall is serving burgers or sweet and sour pork, it’s a nice change having other ethnic choices at the mall.

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