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Burgoo (Kits): Comfort Food

This isn’t my first time dining at Burgoo. I mean, a place dedicated to comfort food? Why am I not here more often?
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Tatsu Japanese Bistro: Sashimi and Bento Boxes

Tatsu is a tiny Japanese bistro located on “The Drive” in Vancouver. We stopped by one weekend for lunch and managed to squish into a table near the window.
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Kozak Ukrainian Eatery (Victoria Drive): Ukrainian Pastries

Those of you who have been paying attention to social media over the last year have probably seen the pictures of chocolate babka slices from Kozak Ukrainian Eatery located in New Westminster. Well, their much awaited shop in Vancouver finally opened earlier this year (after a few delays) and we just happened to be walking by one snowy day in January so we picked up a few items to go.
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Egg & Co.: Pleasantly Surprised

What is it about brunch places these days? Everyone and their dog have been opening up brunch spots around Vancouver lately. I’m not talking about breakfast joints… no, brunch is an entirely different kind of beast. Previously only reserved for Sundays and special holidays, brunch has somehow managed to worm into our everyday culture to the point where restaurants now offer up brunch all day, seven-days-a-week.
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Soirette: Holiday Cookie Giftbox and Lunar New Year Gold Cookie Tin

Christmas time has long since passed (exactly 2 months ago!) but memories of the Holiday Cookies that we picked up at Soirette this past year still remains with me… as do the extra pounds they created around my waist.
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Yuwa Japanese Cuisine: A Tale of Two Visits

Did you ever go for dinner somewhere and receive a completely different experience on separate occasions? That’s how I felt about Yuwa Japanese Cuisine. This place had been on my wish list for a long time but because they only open for dinner service and it being located so far away, it was only until recently that I finally managed to come visit.
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Excellent Dim Sum King: More Like Average Dim Sum

You know, when you put “Excellent” in your name, you better darn well be prepared to back that up. A while ago, a new restaurant called “Excellent Dim Sum King” opened up in the former Golden Eats location on Kingsway in Vancouver. We had high hopes given the name…
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Shun Fa Noodle House: Super Slow and Forgettable Service

Shun Fa Noodle House is a fairly forgettable place located on Victoria Drive (close to Mui Garden). I had to actually dig deep into my notes to help me remember anything about this place (yes, I keep notes about the places that I visit).
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Marcello Pizzeria: Pasta was Good, but…

If you’ve been reading my posts long enough, you’ll probably know that I call ’em as I see ’em… I try to be as fair as possible and I’m fully aware that one visit isn’t always representative of the restaurant on a regular basis. With that being said, there are times (more often than I’d prefer) when a series of events takes place and I just can’t get it out of my mind… such was the case of our visit to Marcello Pizzeria on “The Drive”.
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Talay Thai: Thai Lunch Specials

I’m always on the lookout for Thai restaurants that I’ve never tried before so Talay Thai has been on my radar in case I ever found myself in the South Granville area.
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Riz Sushi Bar & Catering: Aburi Salmon Bowl

Riz has been on my list for a long time… I mean, a really long time. Known specifically for their poke bowls, I had actually wanted to try some of their other menu items such as udon or katsu curry but, for some reason, they only had poke bowls available when I visited.
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Black Rook Bakehouse: Chester’s Cheesecake

It’s been a number of years since we last visited Black Rook Bakehouse. Located on East Hastings Street in Vancouver, I’ve always been impressed with their savory pies and sweet cakes.
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