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Na-Re Korean Kitchen: Modern Korean Cuisine in Burnaby

Earlier this year, I noticed a new Korean restaurant on Edmonds Street in the former haunts of iThai so I dropped by for a visit in early January. The interior is a bit spartan in terms of decor but the servers were friendly and helpful.
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Tangent Cafe: Service a bit Lacking

Despite spending my formative years around The Drive, I don’t really make it out here much anymore. During one early January morning, I found myself in the neighbourhood and decided to check out Tangent Cafe, which is located a bit further south down Commercial Dr.
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Agra Tandoori Restaurant: Butter Chicken, Vindaloo, and Fish Curry

A little while ago, I noticed a new spot called Agra Tandoori open up next to Pokerrito in the Market Crossing area of Burnaby. It’s a tiny shop that, you guessed it, serves up East Indian cuisine.
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88 PalPal Noodle House: Black Bean Noodles

Back in early March, I checked out 88 PalPal Noodle House, which is the latest restaurant to take up digs in the corner of Kingsway and Marlborough. I wasn’t entirely sure what kind of food to expect here (aside from being a noodle joint) but it turned out to be a mainly Korean restaurant (the interior looks like they spiffed things up a bit since the last tenant but the overall layout is basically the same).
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Sea Fortune Restaurant: Dim Sum in Richmond

Sea Fortune Restaurant is one of the countless Chinese restaurants located in Richmond. And like most Chinese restaurants, you can rely on these places being open during usual western holidays such as New Year’s Day… which is exactly when we chose to visit this place.
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Kook Korean BBQ Restaurant: Korean BBQ with Lots of Banchan

Back in early March, before the whole coronapocalypse shut down all of the dine-in eating at restaurants, we dropped by Kook Korean BBQ on East 1st. It wasn’t very surprising that the restaurant was pretty quiet when we visited… but that suited us perfectly.
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Bean Banh Mi: Modern Banh Mi Offerings

A couple of years ago, I noticed that a new Banh Mi placed opened up in the former haunts of Tung Hing on Kingsway but it hasn’t been until recently that we were able to try out Bean Banh Mi. I was a bit intrigued by their name because I don’t normally associate beans with banh mis. However, I did quite enjoy watching the episodes of Mr. Bean that they had playing on the overhead tv screen while we waited for our orders to come up.
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Royal Crown Castle Restaurant & Bar: Dining at the Castle in New West

If you’ve been around the New Westminster area for a while, you’ll know that many restaurants have taken over the spot that used to be the BC Penitentiary Guard House that closed down in 1980. The latest entry is the Royal Crown Castle Restaurant & Bar.
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Earls Kitchen + Bar (Station Square): Not Bad

It’s taken a few years, but the Station Square area is starting to finally come together and be revitalized with a bunch of new development. Sure enough, this also means that a lot of newer restaurants are popping up here… including fancy iterations of Cactus Club and their perennial competitor, Earls. I mean, they’re right next to each other here (did you know that Cactus Club was opened by former Earls servers and are owned by the same family?)
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Thai Away Home (City Square): Tasty but Basic Green Curry Chicken

The food court at City Square has never been an exciting place to visit… I mean, the whole City Square complex has seen better days and seems to be very underutilized. That being said, we do find ourselves here every now and again and, on one visit in early February, we decided to eat at the their food court.
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Ken’s Kitchen: Fairly Average Eats

Ken’s Kitchen on Kingsway has been around for quite a while and is typical of most average Chinese restaurants. We were in the area on a January morning and decided to stop by for some comfort food (ie. carbs).
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Donair Girl: Donairs on Edmonds

Shaved spit-roasted meat stuffed in a pita… that’s what it all basically comes down to. Whether you call it a donair, doner kabob, gyros, shawarma, etc… they’re all basically the same thing.
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