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Bad Kim Bop Is Better Than No Kim Bop: Ma Sarang at the H-Mart Robson food court

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Jap Chae, Kim bop, and Korean spicy sweet fried chicken; three items surprisingly hard to find together in the same restaurant locally. It is rather easy to find Korean places that serve jap chae. A fairly substantial subset of these … Continue reading

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Have We Been Here? Stepho’s on Robson

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“Is this Greek place new?” “…ahhmmm…I think it’s always been here.” “Then what’s with the ‘Now Open’ sign?” “To attract new customers?” “Really? Look at the lineup.” “Woah, I don’t recall ever seeing a lineup here before.” “Let’s try it.” … Continue reading

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Tough: Dae Ji

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“How’s your pork cutlet?” “huh?” “Your pork cutlet? How is it?” “Can you stop with the food questions? All you talk about is food.” “Well YOU ARE eating the pork cutlet right now. I just want you to tell me … 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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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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Food Trucks: Mr. Shawarma

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Mr. Shawarma – I drive through Robson on an almost daily basis, and shutting off the section between Hornby and Howe down to vehicular traffic has been more than a bit annoying to me. It may seem minor, but the … Continue reading

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Food Trucks: Guanaco (my first Salvadorian experience)

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Guanaco – El Salvador: a Central American┬ácountry and culture that is completely foreign to me. The thought of trying Salvadorian food wouldn’t even have crossed my mind if I had not been offered a sample of an entire pupusa while … Continue reading

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