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East is East (Main St): The Silk Route Feast

Many moons ago, I recall reading about the Silk Route in Social Studies. Truthfully, I don’t remember much about it. But if it tasted as good as our visit to East is East, maybe I would have remembered more.
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Banana Leaf – Christmas Set Menu

We’ve been to the Banana Leaf restaurant located on West Broadway a number of times in the past and keep returning because the food’s pretty good and the drinks aren’t that bad either.
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Makan Place – Malaysian Food in Burnaby

Did someone say there was a new Malaysian restaurant in Burnaby? As soon as I saw this pop up on my radar, I thought I had to give them a visit.
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Penang Delight Cafe – Milo Dinosaur

“Milo Dinosaur”?  No, there’s no relation to the famous purple anthropomorphic dinosaur on tv… it’s really just an iced malt beverage topped off with more undissolved chocolate malt powder.  It’s actually quite refreshing on a hot day due to the ice cream.

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Tropika (Lansdowne)

Tropika used to be located in Aberdeen Centre before it, and Northern Delicacy, were closed down for failing to pay their rent.  While not the best Malaysian restaurant in the Lower Mainland, it does fill a void when you’re hankering for some roti.

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Mui Garden (Victoria Drive) – Not So Secret Dining Room

We’ve been to Mui Garden in the past, but we were completely unaware that they have a “secret” dining room in the back of the restaurant.  Okay, so it’s not completely secret but it was a surprise to us. Read the rest of this entry

Penang Delight Cafe (Marpole)

Penang Delight currently has 2 locations in Vancouver… both nestled in seemingly odd residential areas.  I suppose the rent must be cheaper and, if the restaurant is good enough, people will find their way here.

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Kaya Malay Bistro – Solid Malaysian Food in Fairview

Back in September, we revisited Kaya Malay Bistro with some friends (see our first visit here).

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Malay Curry House – Lamb Curry and Roti

There are days when you just say to yourself, “Today’s a roti day!”  Fortunately, Malay Curry House is relatively close to us.  Given how much we enjoy Malaysian food, it’s surprising that we haven’t had food from here for over 18 months (see our last post when we had take-out). Read the rest of this entry

Banana Leaf (Kits) – Lunch Tasting Menu

While there’s five different Banana Leaf locations, until recently, our visits have been limited to their West Broadway location.  Wait, I should be more specific because they have 2 locations on West Broadway… I mean the one in the Fairview areaRead the rest of this entry

D Roti Shak – Trinidadian Food in New West

I was looking for a new place to try out for lunch in New West and found a bright looking restaurant on 12th Street called D Roti Shak.  By “bright”, you only have to look at the picture below to see what I mean… each wall was painted in a different bright colour.  Read the rest of this entry

Tamarind Hill (North Van) – Escape From the North Shore

If you’ve ever seen a zombie apocalypse movie, you’ll have an inkling of what we went through one early March weekend on the North Shore.  But before we get to that, let me explain why we were in North Vancouver in the first place.

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