Tag Archives: Chinese

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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Not Even Close To Being Authentic: Red Chili Szechuan Cuisine

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I have heard that Red Chili is the best Chinese restaurant in the north shore. I have read that Red Chili is supposedly the only restaurant that serves authentic Szechuan cuisine in the north shore. I have been told that … Continue reading

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A (Partial) Introduction to Guizhou Cuisine: Yummy Mammy

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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 … Continue reading

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MSG Plaza Part 2: New Spicy Chili Restaurant

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I normally don’t associate restaurants that serve authentic Szechuan cuisine with MSG. The dishes in Szechuan cuisine usually have such an overabundance of hot, spicy, and numbing flavours (mala flavours) that there is really not a need for the flavour-enhancing … Continue reading

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MSG Plaza Part 1: Jubilant Restaurant

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For some inexplicable reason, out of the countless restaurants in Richmond we intended to try out but have yet to visit, my wife and I decided to visit two restaurants that were not previously on our culinary radar located in … Continue reading

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

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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 … 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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