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Happy Tree House BBQ (Vancouver): Skewers!

Happy Tree House BBQ recently opened up a location in Vancouver (they have another location in Richmond). Known for their BBQ skewers and whole fish dishes, they now occupy the site of the former Star Anise and Samosa Garden in a small mini mall on Kingsway known for their incredulous parking.
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Piva: Italian Cuisine in New West

Late last November, a new Italian restaurant opened up at the corner of Columbia and Eighth St. called Piva. Billing themselves as a “rustic-modern” Italian restaurant, they strive to taking a modern approach with farm-fresh ingredients.
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Taza Falafel House: Shawarma

Back in 2014, I visited a little hole-in-the-wall burger shop in New Westminster called Burger Burger. The burgers were pretty good but the shop closed up not too long after. Afterwards, I noticed that a middle eastern falafel place took over the location but I just haven’t found the time to visit until just recently.
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Mensho Tokyo: Tokyo 2017

After initially missing our bullet train from Osaka to Tokyo, we finally made our way to Tokyo and were bushed by the time we made it to our hotel. While famished, we wanted something easy and close by so we decided to pick Mensho Tokyo located in Bunkyo, just north of the Tokyo Dome area.
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Facing East Taiwanese Restaurant (Bellevue): Citrus Fruit Tea and Taiwanese Pork Burger

One of our last restaurants to try during our Seattle road trip was Facing East, which is a popular Taiwanese restaurant located in a small mini mall in Bellevue… and by “popular” I mean expect for a wait to get in here. We showed up around the dinner hour on a Saturday and waited about 45 minutes to get in.
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Paradise Donair

I was originally planning on trying out Ole Ole Mexican Deli for lunch one weekday in April but was disappointed when they weren’t open.  Fortunately, I knew that Paradise Donair was located pretty nearby so I decided to give them a try.

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Café Régalade – Kits French Bistro

We’ve always been fans of La Régalade located in West Van.  Their French Onion Soup is to die for… not to mention their Beef Bourguignon and Grilled Prime Rib.  The main problem is that West Van is a bit far for us to travel.  Read the rest of this entry

Tamarind Hill (New West) – Malaysian Food Near the Nexus of the Universe

After a long hike at Stanley Park, we came home hungry and tired.  Memories of the roti canai at Malay Curry House gave me a craving for some Malaysian food so we headed out to the small New West location of Tamarind Hill on 6th Avenue. Read the rest of this entry

Ramie’s Greek Restaurant

I’ve mentioned a few times before that Ramie’s is our go-to place for Greek food near our place.  While we’ve dined in this small little restaurant on Kingsway before, more often than naught, we opt for take-out.

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Kalamata Greek Taverna

So, what do you call a Greek restaurant that doesn’t serve Moussaka?  Well, in our case, you call it Kalamata Greek Taverna.  It’s not that they don’t have it listed on their menu though.   Read the rest of this entry

Taverna Greka – New Renovations

Taverna Greka is located almost directly across from Stefanos on Columbia Street in New Westminster and offers a clear view of the Fraser River while you dine.  Read the rest of this entry

Vassilis Souvlaki Greek Taverna

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve worked in the South Burnaby area for about 6-7 years now but haven’t really gotten around to trying a lot of the restaurants in the neighbourhood.  When I read Eating in Vancouver’s post of Vassilis Souvlaki a few months ago, I knew right away which restaurant they were talking about as I’ve driven by it many times. Read the rest of this entry