Category Archives: Shanghainese

Smothered By MSG: Shanghai Xiao Long Bao Restaurant

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Yes, it does seem like they put THAT MUCH msg into every one of their dishes. How much is THAT MUCH? TOO MUCH.EXCESSIVE . Exhibit A: The hot and sour soup. My wife and I were not expecting much. We … Continue reading

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Crystal Mall Food Court: Xu’s Wonton House

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I have only dined twice at the Crystal Mall food court, and both experiences were completely underwhelming. The food was so bad that I almost completely blocked out my memories of the two meals in my mind. I blocked out … Continue reading

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Finally, Real Chinese Food in West Van: Shanghai Village

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There is a lack of quality Chinese food in West Van, so I was quite excited when I found out about Shanghai Village as I drove by its front doors on my way home one day. I was even more … Continue reading

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Faster than you can say…”duck”

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Day 3 – Shanghai River… I have fond memories of fast food joints. I remember back in fourth grade, living in Southern California, I would ask my mom to take me to a different fast food joint everyday after school. … Continue reading

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I’ve finally found you

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Day 2 – Dinesty… I remember reading a statistic recently about Taiwanese immigrants to Canada; they are the group most likely to move back to their native country after obtaining citizenship. Most of the Taiwanese immigrants (my parents included) came … Continue reading

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