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Soft Peaks (Metrotown): Green Forest Soft Serve Ice Cream

Soft Peaks recently opened a location across from Metrotown carrying their signature organic soft serve ice cream with cool toppings. Their new location is actually quite spacious inside and I was surprised at how quiet it was (I think I was the only one there during my visit and it was a day before the first day of summer).
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Bubble World (Metrotown): More Than Just Bubble Tea

When I think of Bubble World, the first thing that comes to mind is bubble tea. And if you go visit their Kingsway location in Vancouver, that’s pretty much all you can get. However, if you travel east down Kingsway for a bit, you’ll find their Metrotown location which also serves up classic Taiwanese fare.
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Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen: Another Ramen Shop in Town

It looks like the latest food craze to hit the fickle Vancouver restaurant scene is ramen. It seems like there’s a new ramen joint opening up every week. Recently, Tokyo Tonkotsu Ramen opened up on Kingsway, across from Metrotown (and about a block away from Yaguchiya Ramen.
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Chef Tony Dim Sum: À La Carte Dim Sum

What’s one of the best things about dim sum? For us, it’s getting to try a lot of different dishes. And if you go for dim sum with a large group of people, that’s usually what you wind up doing. However, if it’s just the two of us, we find that it’s difficult to order more than 5-6 dim sum dishes because we get so full. I mean, I might want to eat 1 steamed bbq pork bun… but not 4 at one sitting.
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Jinya Ramen Bar (Metrotown): Worth the Visit?

Okay, before I do any ranting on this post of the new Jinya Ramen Bar in Metrotown, I will have to admit that we visited in early September when they had just opened the prior week. Amazingly, the lineup was quite long when we arrived (and we arrived just before they opened).
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Fortune House Seafood Restaurant: Golden Yolk Custard Lava Buns

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Bourbon St. Grill (Metrotown): Typical Asian Food

Back in September, Bourbon St. Grill opened up in the Metrotown food court in the former Arby’s location. Now, given their name, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking that they serve up creole/cajun food originating from Louisiana.
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Thai Express (Metrotown) – Food Court Eats

Thai Express opened up in the Metrotown food court earlier this year… it’s more like Thai-ish food that’s been modified to work in a fast food environment.
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Popbar – Passionfruit Sorbetto

Popbar recently opened up in Metropolis at Metrotown serving up a variety of colourful popsicles.
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Chachi’s – Pulled Pork with Mac Sandwich

I don’t spend much time at Metrotown anymore… it’s just so busy and crowded! On a rare occasion that we found ourselves in Metrotown in April, we noticed a new sandwich joint had opened up in the food court called Chachi’s.
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Fortune House Seafood Restaurant – Dim Sum

Fortune House Seafood Restaurant often gets discounted because it’s located in Metrotown and, let’s be honest, the lineup here can get rather discouraging during the peak dim sum hours.
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Chronic Tacos (Metrotown)

Chronic Tacos recently opened up a new location in the Metrotown food court (in the former Taco Time location).
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