Monthly Archives: April 2013

Roast Pork: Top King BBQ and Meat Co.

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As a lifelong addict of roast pork, I have never walked by a HK BBQ joint without mentally placing it on my ‘places I must try’ list. With the countless times that I’ve visited Crystal Mall and walked by Top … Continue reading

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Food Trucks: Vij’s Railway Express

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I haven’t been keeping up with my plan of getting more intimate with local food trucks – which is rather regrettable considering that they are fast becoming a major part of the local food scene. I fear that if I … Continue reading

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Sushi Town-Lite: Sushi Oyama

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If nothing else, the fact that Sushi Oyama is located in an older and larger house makes it stick out prominently among the rows upon rows of generic and unremarkable strip malls and ground floor storefronts on Kingsway in metrotown. … Continue reading

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Proteins and Scallions: Chui

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Great tasting food is the primary reason that influences my decision on whether or not to revisit a restaurant. I am willing to overlook A LOT of other unpleasant factors about a restaurant if it serves me delicious food. On … Continue reading

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Wines Organic, Cheap, and Young: Villa Teresa Veneto Merlot 2011

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I’ve been so busy focusing on trying Argentinean and Australian wines for the past few years that I’ve totally neglected those from traditional powerhouse wine-producing countries such as Italy. In fact, I think it has been at least six months … Continue reading

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“Vietnamese-lite”: One Saigon

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I found out about One Saigon while waiting for a table at ShiZen Ya┬ánext door. I noticed that the tiny Vietnamese place had the “must-try” trifecta: all of its tables were occupied, a sizable lineup of diners were waiting to … Continue reading

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Taipei: Ding Wang Hotpot

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Ding Wang has been one of the hottest (in terms of popularity) hot pot restaurants in Taiwan for the past few years. The restaurant originated in Taichung, became extremely popular, and subsequently expanded to the culinary big leagues of Taipei. … Continue reading

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