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Chicko Chicken (Edmonds): Korean Fried Chicken

Chicko Chicken is a franchise that specializes in Korean fried chicken. Recently, I noticed a small sliver of a storefront open up on Edmonds Street in Burnaby. The thing that caught my eye was that there wasn’t a door to get into the place! As it turns out, the shop’s entrance is actually located in the back parking lot… talk about a hole-in-the-wall!
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A&W (South Burnaby): Beyond Meat Burger vs Teen Burger

While I’m not opposed to non-meat burgers per se, I’ve tried many over the years with varying level of success. Generally, the thing that usually turns me off “veggie” burgers is the texture. Recently A&W has been really promoting their “Beyond Meat” burger which they claim is made from 100% plant-based protein. Sounds kinda vague, doesn’t it?
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Stem Japanese Eatery: Unassuming Izakaya in Burnaby

Stem Japanese Eatery is one of the latest izakaya restaurants that’s opened up in Burnaby, in the former Jules Cafe location on Rumble St. Although there are some fairly good sushi restaurants nearby such as Makoto and Asa Sushi, Stem is far from a simple sushi restaurant.
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Hi Genki: Don Don Udon

As I’ve mentioned in the past, Hi Genki is a bit of a hidden gem tucked away next to the National Nikkei Heritage Centre. That’s a slight misnomer as plenty of people are aware of the great food here now and lineups during lunchtime are not unexpected.
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Cora Breakfast and Lunch (Burnaby)

South Burnaby has always had a distinctive lack of good breakfast options… aside from fast food places like McDonald’s, A&W and Burger King. Jules Cafe on Rumble is not bad but sometimes I’m looking for something a bit different.
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Kamamarui Ramen & Don – Chashu Ramen

Nothing makes me happier than a big bowl of noodles! Kamamarui is one of those ramen locations that has a very limited menu offering
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Bella Pizza – The All Dressed and Masterpiece

Bella Pizza has been a staple in Burnaby for a number of years and has been one of our favourite spots to grab a freshly baked pizza.
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Dinesty Dumpling House (Burnaby)

Dinesty Dumpling House recently opened last December across from Metrotown… which is a good thing because there’s a lack of good XLB places in the neighbourhood. Sure, there’s Xu’s in Crystal Mall (which has some of the better XLBs around) – but who wants to fight through that crazy Crystal Mall parkade?
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Jules Cafe – Traditional Breakfast

It’s been about 4 years since we first visited Jules Cafe in South Burnaby. Since that time, the prices have gone up a bit. I recall being able to order the Traditional Breakfast for under $5. I suppose with our Canadian dollar the way it is right now, it’s difficult for places to keep up with the price of food.
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