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Khao Thai by Legato Cafe: Unexpected Thai Food in a Coffee Shop

We don’t make it out to Kerrisdale much so, whenever we’re in the neighbourhood, it’s always a chore to figure out where to eat. I noticed that there was a Thai place nearby and made a mental note to try this place out. When I finally got here, I was a bit confused because the place looked like a coffee shop (not a Thai restaurant).
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Fat Boy Kitchen: Comfort Food

You know, with a name like Fat Boy Kitchen, it evokes a certain style of food… I mean, don’t expect anything too healthy here. Instead, they focus on hearty meals that fill your belly like noodle soups and rice combos that you’d find at most HK or Taiwanese cafes.
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Mali Thai Restaurant: Comforting Thai Food

I have a love for Thai food. I think it’s partly the comfort of eating yummy curries with mountains of carbs. Not to mention the spicy heat and the combination of hot and sour flavours that you don’t always get in other cuisine.

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Pho 68: Pho Dac Biet in Burnaby

Pho 68 (don’t ask me where the other 67 are) recently opened up in South Burnaby.

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The Chicken Restaurant: Asian Fried Chicken

The Chicken Restaurant is a newish Asian fried chicken place (who would have guessed with that name, huh?) that opened up on Imperial St. in Burnaby.
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Le BL Cafe: Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Banh Mi

So, if you haven’t noticed this by now, there have got to be dozens of little Vietnamese shops on Victoria Drive. Le BL Cafe is one such nondescript eatery.

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Chirpyhut Fried Chicken (Burnaby): Meteorite Chicken

So, Chirpyhut – known for their “meteorite” chicken, recently opened up in Burnaby. It seems like covid has really pushed the desire for people to eat fried chicken.

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Chun Fun How: Cool Bubble Tea Cups

I have to admit that when I first saw Chun Fun How open up, I was attracted to their cool looking cups. Is that a good enough reason to visit?

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Northern Cafe & Grill: Serious Hole-In-The-Wall Diner Eats

I’ve been known to frequent hole-in-the-wall joints. In fact, some of my favourite places to visit are down-to-earth eateries where the owners love what they do and are unpretentious about it. Well, I’m happy to say that I’ve found a new place that meets these standards. I suppose “found” really isn’t the right word as Northern Cafe has been around since 1949. But I can hardly be blamed for not visiting until now… tucked away on the second floor of a building supply store – you seriously are not going to come across this place unless you were intentionally trying to find this place (or if you happen to work in the trades).
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Siam Le Bien Thai Cuisine: Stuffed Chicken Wings and Red Curry Duck

Siam Le Bien is a relatively new Thai restaurant that opened up a few months ago in Burnaby Heights. Always on the hunt for new Thai restaurants, we stopped by for some take-out in January (they do have dine-in service available).
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eF & Be Bakehouse: Melonpans

One thing about this whole pandemic thing is that we’ve been keeping an eye out for new take-out options… and what could be better than having freshly baked melonpans delivered right to your door?
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Adonia Tea House: Amore Afternoon Tea Box

As I mentioned earlier, this past year has seen an influx of shops which offer online sales. To be honest, it has made things more convenient… especially with the whole pandemic still going on. I like it because it gives us the chance to try out new places without having to leave the house (yes, I’m fully embracing the whole living-like-a-hermit way of life)… as long as I’ve got my sweetie by my side.
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