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Deer Garden Signatures (Burnaby): Malay Laksa

Deer Garden Signatures is a popular Taiwanese-style noodle house chain that recently opened a location in Burnaby. I first visited this location in early June and have since had a couple of revisits.
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Facing East Taiwanese Restaurant (Bellevue): Citrus Fruit Tea and Taiwanese Pork Burger

One of our last restaurants to try during our Seattle road trip was Facing East, which is a popular Taiwanese restaurant located in a small mini mall in Bellevue… and by “popular” I mean expect for a wait to get in here. We showed up around the dinner hour on a Saturday and waited about 45 minutes to get in.
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Myst Asian Fusion: Mixed Feelings

Earlier this year, a new restaurant opened up on the former grounds of Lester’s Family Amusement Centre and right next door to Szechuan Cuisine. The restaurant looks all shiny and modern with large tv screens on one wall.
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Strike (Aberdeen Centre): Black Pepper Pork

In bowling terms, a strike is an indication that the bowler has knocked down all of the pins with their first ball of a frame. When we’re talking about food, Strike is a popular Taiwanese chain that has a location in the Aberdeen food court.
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Wei Dao Cafe – Spotty Service

Wei Dao Cafe is a Taiwanese cafe in Burnaby that, until recently, I never knew existed. I drive by it everyday but, because the restaurant is located in the back of a tiny mini mall (the same area as Potter’s Garden), you really don’t notice it unless you’re looking for it.
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Boiling Point (Burnaby) – Individual Mini Hot Pots

Wintertime in Vancouver usually means drab and rainy days. It’s at times like these that bubbling pots of food really helps you get through the day.
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Boiling Point – Taiwanese Hot Pot

Boiling Point is a chain of Taiwanese hot pot restaurants that has come up to Canada from the States. This particular location on Kingsway, next to Sushi Bella, opened up in 2013.
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The One Restaurant – Can There Be Only One?

In the infamous words of the immortals from Higlander, “There can BE ONLY one!”
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Icy Bar – Mango Ice Cream Mochi Icy

What could be better than shave ice? How about some ice cream on that? Oh wait, why don’t we add some fresh fruit on that? What, you want mochi too? Okay!
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Yuen Yuen Cafe

Yuen Yuen Cafe is a small Taiwanese cafe located on Cambie Street across from Oakridge Centre and right next to Samurai Sushi.
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Pearl Castle Cafe (Burnaby)

Pearl Castle Cafe currently has 4 locations. The one located in the Old Orchard Shopping Centre at Kingsway and Willingdon is difficult to see from the street as the restaurant is set inwards.

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Icepik Shavery – Snow Cream

Having been to Hawaii, where “shave ice” reigns supreme, I have to admit that the Taiwanese “snow cream” version is pretty awesome. Icepik Shavery recently opened up on Kingsway and brings this new treat to Vancouverites.
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