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Indochine Kitchen + Bar: Phnom Penh Alternative

Don’t get me wrong… I love the food at Phnom Penh (that famous Vietnamese/Cambodian restaurant located in Chinatown). But it’s always so busy there that it can take a long time to get a table if you don’t show up early.
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Carp Sushi + Bento – Poke Bowls

2016 will come down as the year that poke finally arrived in Vancouver. Poke (pronounced po-keh) is a simple but classic dish that we fell in love with when we visited Hawaii… cubed, fresh, raw fish, marinated in special sauces (mainly shoyu, sesame oil, and/or spicy mayo).
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La Petite Cuillere – Afternoon Tea

It’s been too long since we’ve had Afternoon Tea. I’m not sure what I enjoy more… trying the different types of teas or the selection of tiny pastries and sandwiches. La Petite Cuillere is the location of our latest foray and is located on Kingsway, near French Made Baking (I wonder if they get their macarons from FMB?)
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Kwong Chow Congee & Noodle House

Kwong Chow Congee & Noodle House is a rather non-descript looking Chinese restaurant located on Main Street in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. As their website touts… they are known for having inexpensive Chinese cuisine.
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Cartems Donuterie (Mount Pleasant) – Whiskey Bacon

Vancouver loves their donut shops! Cartems Donuterie happens to be one of those specialty donut shops that gained an immense following during the epic donut craze of 2012. Last year, they opened up a new shop in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver along Main Street.
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Le Tigre Cuisine – Food Truck

After finishing our rather too subtle meal at Shishinori, we noticed that the Le Tigre food truck was parked right in front of the Wholefoods on Cambie.
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Shishinori – Too Subtle?

Shishinori has been on my list of places that I’ve wanted to try for a long time… mainly due to all of the pics of gorgeous food that I’ve seen in social media.
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Amato Gelato Cafe (Mario’s Gelati)

Mario’s Gelati has been around for years… I mean… a really, really, long time. Even before my first visit back in the 80’s, Mario has been serving up the tastiest gelato at their Amato Gelato Cafe as well as supplying many restaurants with their ice cream.
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BKH Jerky – Singaporean-Style Jerky

After our dim sum visit to Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant, we walked over to BKH Jerky to pick up some of their famous Singaporean-style jerky.
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Marulilu Cafe – Japanese Breakfast

Marulilu Cafe has been on my wishlist for quite a long while… and it’s not for lack of trying. I’ve actually tried to come here twice before but they were closed on both occasions.
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Congee Noodle House – Disappointing

I must admit that I’ve always confused “Congee Noodle House” located on Broadway with “Congee Noodle King” located on Kingsway. And while it’s true that they serve the same type of food and they’re both quite busy, they’re not exactly the same.
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Zipang Provisions

Zipang Provisions is a modern Japanese restaurant located along Main St (ie. Hipster Central). From the outside, you would hardly imagine that it’s a Japanese restaurant and looks more like one of the many hip bars in the neighbourhood.
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