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The god of ramen: Taishoken

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OK…maybe not directly related to the god of ramen, but probably a disciple of his. If not a disciple then certainly the disciple’s disciple or the disciple’s disciple’s apprentice. I think it was on one of those trans-Pacific flights in … 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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WTF Did We Just Eat? Ebi-Ten

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I’ve always found so-called “fast food” places in Japan to be reliable because most of the quick-service chains in Japan have clearly-detailed standard operating procedures (SOP) as to how each menu item is to be prepared and assembled (much like … Continue reading

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Pearl Castle Back to Back Part II: Pearl Castle Sexsmith/Alexandra

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My family’s previous experience was at Pearl Castle Richmond Centre was positive enough for us to choose to visit its only other current location (on Sexsmith/Alexandra) after foolishly and unsuccessfully trying to secure a walk-in table at Sushi Hachi on … Continue reading

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When In Doubt…Choose The Casual and Inexpensive Option

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Michigan Noodle Shop – Our original plan was to first take the kids to the Disney video-game themed animated/CGI feature at Silvercity Riverport in Richmond and then drive over to Big Chef for our dinner after we were done watching … Continue reading

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London: Wagamama

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I first heard about Wagamama ramen in the mid-to-late 90’s, when it was a rapidly expanding chain of Japanese-themed restaurants in London. It was sort of a cutting edge concept back then. It served ramen, which was a much lesser-known … Continue reading

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Taipei: As Simple As It Gets

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I’m not a big noodle fan. If I’m given the choice between a rice dish or a noodle dish, I will almost always choose the rice dish. Most of the time, I order noodle dishes/bowls because I’m more interested in … Continue reading

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