Monthly Archives: April 2012

Full Circle (Chinalized Americanized Chinese food)

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Chongqing on Robson – Wanna know what’s lacking in a city filled with authentic and amazing Chinese cuisine? Americanized Chinese Food. No matter where I go, I can’t seem to find a restaurant that serves high quality (North)Americanized Chinese food. … Continue reading

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The $60 Question

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Zest – Sixty dollars per head for food alone is what I expect to spend for a 3-course dinner at one of the nicer French, Italian, Nouveau American, or Nouveau Canadian restaurants in town. I figured the appetizer would cost … Continue reading

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Beef Noodle Surprise

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Pearl House – Saturday means Mandarin school for my daughter and Mandarin school means lunch in Burnaby. We were hungry and pressed for time today so we wanted to go somewhere quick and reliable for lunch. Off the top of … Continue reading

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Do Not Come Here For The Sushi

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Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro – I didn’t know what I was thinking. How could I have expected good nigiri sushi at Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro? It is an izakaya; which is essentially a gastro-pub. And even the best … Continue reading

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Should’ve Left a Good Memory Alone

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Dunn’s Famous (I forgot to bring my camera. So these are iphone pics) – The smoked meat sandwich that I had at Dunn’s Famous BC a week after it opened was so good that fireworks were going off in my … Continue reading

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Umami Overload

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Phnom Penh – Never in a million years would I have imagined that MSG is such a popular seasoning with the locals. With all the urban legends and negative attitudes towards this product of fermentation, I would’ve thought that the … Continue reading

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I Respectfully Disagree with the Expert Judges

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Nicli Antica Pizzeria – Eight months after moving here, My wife and I still have not found our ‘go-to’ pizza place. Our current favourite is The Bibo, but it is located too far from our house for us to ‘go-to’ … Continue reading

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