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Bai Bau Thai Cuisine: Quality Thai Food in Hastings-Sunrise

Bai Bau Thai Cuisine is located on the East Hastings corridor near Nanaimo Street – near my former haunts. There’s nothing like finding a nice new Thai restaurant (well, new to me at least).
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Downlow Chicken Shack: Big Wings and Not-So-Secret Menu

I remember when the Downlow Chicken Shack first opened up… I must have went there at least twice only to be disappointed that they were sold out by the time I got to the door. Fast forward a bit over a year and I can finally say that I’ve tried DL and I understand why it’s always so busy.
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Kuma Japanese Restaurant: Good Quality But Slow Service

I don’t find myself out in the Dunbar area that frequently but, after an enjoyable visit to MOA in the beginning of September, we stopped by Kuma Japanese Restaurant on Dunbar (across from the Tim Horton’s and liquor store). There didn’t seem to be many other shops on this street that were still open (guessing that they might eventually turn this block into condos…).
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Neverland Tea Salon: A Grande Adventure High Tea

You know that feeling when you want to be fancy-af? Well, there’s nothing like having Afternoon Tea to get your pinkies out. Neverland Tea Salon is one of the many places around town where you can get Afternoon Tea (but you don’t have to worry about dressing up here).
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Tai Tung Chinese Seafood Restaurant: Baked BBQ Pork Buns for Dim Sum

Tai Tung is a Cantonese-style restaurant located in the Marpole area of Vancouver that we visited in late February. The thing that struck us the most about our visit was how quiet it was for a Saturday morning. Usually, that’s a bad sign since most of the good dim sum places are really busy on the weekends. Perhaps we were just here really early?
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Sushi Mura (River District): Slow Service and Mediocre Food

The amount of development that’s going on in southeast Vancouver is crazy. Marketed now as “River District” due to the close proximity to the Fraser River, there’s been a big influx in the number of condos recently and they’ve just started to add some of the much needed services such as eateries. Sushi Mura is one of the new restaurants that have opened up (near the Save On Foods).
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Sandy La Chinese Restaurant: Home-Style Cooking

Sandy La is one of the many nondescript Chinese restaurants located in Vancouver… in this particular case, serving the Kensington area around Victoria Drive. The reason why we came to visit this restaurant was because they listed an online special where you order 3 dishes and you get a free order of clams in black bean sauce. We were sad when we arrived at the restaurant and saw that they changed their menu to offer Hainan chicken instead of clams (and the price had gone up).
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Bun Cha Ca Hoang Yen: Special Fish Cake and Vermicelli in Soup

It seems like I’ve been waiting pho-ever to try this place out… Okay, go ahead and groan… that was a bad pun. As their name implies, this Vietnamese restaurant is well known for their specialty pho… a fish cake noodle soup (bún chả cá).
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Mamalee: Minimalistic Malaysian Eatery

We’re always up to try a good Malaysian restaurant and I’ve heard some good things about Mamalee located on West Broadway in Kits.
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Elisa Steakhouse: Seafood Plateau

Earlier in the year, I started to notice a bunch of posts for a new steakhouse in Yaletown called Elisa. Brought to you by Toptable Group (the same company responsible for Blue Water, Araxi, and West), I made sure to bookmark it for a future visit.
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Ham & Eggman’s: New East Van Breakfast Joint

I’m never one to pass up a good breakfast so I’m always on the lookout for a new breakfast spot… especially if it’s located in an area that is sorely lacking in morning eateries. Ham & Eggman’s is located on Rupert Street, in the former location occupied by Aburi King and right next to Penang Delight Cafe.
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Joe Fortes: Seafood Tower

Joe Fortes is practically an institution in Vancouver… and what’s not to love about this downtown eatery? Well, I suppose the one thing that I dislike is how busy they are. That’s probably one of the reasons why we haven’t returned for many years.
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