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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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High-End Spicy: Golden Szechuan

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Don’t you just hate it when you sit right next to the table of someone who drives a Ferrari? You get zero service. ZERO!!! I have nothing against Ferraris’ or their drivers; I enjoy admiring them as much as everyone … 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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Context and Perspective: Dinesty on Robson

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It’s funny how a different perspective and proper context quickly alters one’s prior opinions. I was quite enamored with the food I was served at Dinesty’s Richmond location the first few times that I dined there. I thought that it … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe The Hype: The Sequel (If you get the reference, you’re old)

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Peaceful Restaurant – Although twelve degrees celsius in May is considered “pretty warm” in Vancouver – which is in the top two of warmest major cities in Canada – it is considered extremely cold in many other major cities of … 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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