A (Partial) Introduction to Guizhou Cuisine: Yummy Mammy

Ever since I found out that there is a whole new world of regional Asian restaurants in the Burnaby/Vancouver border waiting for me to explore, I have insisted on staying for dinner in Burnaby every Saturday after picking my daughter up from Mandarin school. This Saturday we decided to try out cuisine from the Guizhou region of China at Yummy Mammy. I have to admit that I do not have a lot of experience with Guizhou cuisine. I know that Guizhou is a region inhabited by the indigenous Miao people and that there are a lot of sour flavours in … Continue reading A (Partial) Introduction to Guizhou Cuisine: Yummy Mammy

You Don’t Need To Order Noodles To Enjoy Your Meal: Lucky Noodles

Sometimes you get so stuck in a particular thought pattern and mindset that you fail to see the numerous obvious options that are staring right at you. My mind happened to be stuck in the particularly pathetic logic of first trying to find restaurants to dine at in Burnaby and, upon failing to find an interesting-looking restaurant in the stretch of Kingsway between Swangard Stadium and Pearl House, concluding that there are simply no restaurants in the area worth trying anymore. This is a rather depressing thought since my daughter’s enrollment in a local Mandarin school means that my family … Continue reading You Don’t Need To Order Noodles To Enjoy Your Meal: Lucky Noodles

This Here’s Crack, and I Need My Fix

Alvin Garden – Spicy Sichuan/Hunan food is kinda like crack. It looks unappealing and unattractive if you haven’t had it in a while, but once you have a taste, there’s something about it that entices you back for more. I speculated that this might be because of some unknown (to me, at least) element in flower peppers that make food containing them so addictive. My mother-in-law went a step further by joking that all sichuan/hunan restaurants added morphine to their dishes to keep customers coming back. After our meal at S.W. Pepper House a few days ago, each of my … Continue reading This Here’s Crack, and I Need My Fix