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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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Chipotle Mexican Grill (Metrotown) – Healthy or Not?

I’m a bit torn with Chipotle Mexican Grill… one the one hand, I love how you can pick and choose all of the fresh ingredients to make a tasty meal. On the other hand, I don’t delude myself into thinking that it’s always healthy to eat at Chipotle.
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Sekai Udon Bar – Hit and Miss

There was a time when I didn’t really mind the Sui Sha Ya that occupied the location next to the Bay in Metrotown. I remember actually having a really good unagi congee there once. Of course, over time, like most AYCE places, quality went down and we stopped going there. Recently, the tired and dated Sui Shaw Ya has been replaced by a udon bar.
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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