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Top Cantonese Cuisine Restaurant: Winter Melon Soup

Top Cantonese Cuisine Restaurant is located in a cramped little mini mall on the corner of Kingsway and Earles in Vancouver. When we arrived for dinner on a weekend, we were surprised that it wasn’t overly busy (usually not a good sign for a Chinese restaurant).
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Me + Crêpe (Burnaby): “Peking Duck” Crêpe

You had me at Peking Duck. But seriously, when I first heard about a shop which sells Peking Duck I knew that I had to try it.
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Ningtu Restaurant: Peking Duck

Ningtu is a small Chinese restaurant that’s been around for over 2 decades on Kingsway, on the same block as Happy Family Restaurant. The interior has an odd L-shape with the restaurant frontage smaller than it is in the back of the establishment.
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Ho Yuen Kee: Lobster Sticky Rice

After trying the Lobster Sticky Rice at Flamingo House, we were interested to see how this dish fared at other restaurants. I’ve seen plenty of pictures of the Lobster Sticky Rice at Ho Yuen Kee on Fraser Street on social media so I figured this would be a good place to try out.
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James on Hastings – Dry Fried Curry Dungeness Crab

Back in June, we were feeling the craving for some tasty crab so we headed over to James on Hastings… a tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant on (you guessed it) Hastings Street.
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Imperial Court Beijing Cuisine – The King Crab Feast That Never Happened

We had originally planned to go out for an Alaskan King Crab dinner as March has historically been the best time to go. But prices of king crab have gone through the roof lately… no doubt because most of the crabs are now being sent out to satisfy the huge cravings of mainland China. Still, the price at Imperial Court was $28.80/lb which was on the lower range this year (only a few years ago, you could get it for $10-$15/lb during king crab season).
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Golden Swan (Alaskan King Crab – 2014)

Alaskan King Crab.  Those three words stir the imagination of many Asian diners… especially during the month of March when these ginormous crustaceans are “in season”.  Unfortunately, with the growing economy of China, most of these tasty crabs are diverted to the Asian market to satisfy the insatiable hunger of the Chinese middle class.

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Sun Sui Wah (Alaskan King Crab Fest 2014)

Alaskan King Crab season seems to be getting shorter and shorter every year in Vancouver. I think I’ve heard it’s because most of the catch winds up going to fuel the huge market in China.
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Phekda Chinese Restaurant – Spot Prawns 2013

Phekda Chinese Restaurant is located along the busy 2500-block of Kingsway.  I remember many moon ago having to take piano lessons in a now defunct music store on this block.  Honestly, the only thing I truly remember about those lessons were reading Archie comics while I was waiting for my lesson to start and buying O-Pee-Chee hockey cards in a nearby grocery store afterwards.

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Empire Seafood – Alaskan King Crab Fest 2013

The last time we visited Empire Seafood Restaurant was almost a year ago for dim sum prior to their move (they’re still in the same complex just a few steps away from their old location).  From what I recall, the dim sum was pretty good so we were looking forward to our Alaskan King Crab dinner here. Read the rest of this entry

Golden Swan – Alaskan King Crab Fest 2013

Ahhh!  It’s Alaskan King Crab time again in Vancouver.  That ever so short time of the year when AKC is relatively inexpensive and you can find everyone heading to the nearest Chinese seafood restaurant to experience dining on king crab in the best manner possible. Read the rest of this entry

Yu Kee BBQ Kitchen – What’s in a Name?

You know, with a name like “Yu Kee” they better make some pretty tasty food.  When I first saw the name of this place, my immediate thoughts were “yucky?”… seriously?  Okay, I know that’s not how you pronounce the name – but in either case, the food is actually really good.

Yu Kee is located in the Killarney Centre mini mall (the same complex as Columbus Restaurant and Wally’s Burgers) and operates as both a BBQ kitchen (where you can purchase various cuts of BBQ meat like duck, chicken, and pork) and a full-fledged restaurant.

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