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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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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 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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A Big YES

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Big Chef – As I mentioned in my Michigan Noodle Restaurant post a few days ago, I got cold feet the first time that I planned on visiting Big Chef. But after reading the positive review of the restaurant that … 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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Fairly Good, But I’ll Go Broke If I Become A Regular

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Hoi Tong – I would’ve never thought that a typical Chinese dinner (for two adults and two children) comprising of typical dishes involving non-exotic ingredients in a restaurant barely larger than a typical hole-in-the-wall joint and located in an nondescript … Continue reading

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Taipei: Food From The Center Of Taiwan

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There is a class of restaurants in Taiwan where the owner tries to impose his/her own philosophies, ideologies, world views, and personality on the diners who visit his/her restaurant. The owner is usually charismatic, often spewing out his or her … Continue reading

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