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Entries from April 2008

Patisserie Lebeau Vancouver, BC

April 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Belgian waffles in a variety of flavors – both sweet and savoury. We walked in to just get one waffle as a thank-you for a friend but ended up buying three waffles after helping ourselves to the samples they had out – milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate with almonds. They also have fruit-flavoured ones […]

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Rodney’s Oyster House

April 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Walked over to Yaletown and felt the urge for a Friday afternoon oyster and beer fix – like many other like-minded people as we soon found out. There is a “happy hour” from about 3 or 4pm to 6pm where they have $1.50 oysters (rotating special of the day) and cheaper appetizers. We shared a […]

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Tsui Woo Seafood Restaurant Vancouver, BC

April 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Busy place but we were quickly seated because we were agreeable to sharing a table with 3 other customers. Service is fast. Surroundings unimportant – like most chinese restaurants. Portions are huge – twice the size of most dim sum places and generous with the fillings. I don’t think I have seen bigger shiu mai […]

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The Winter Farmers Market – Wise Hall Vancouver, BC

April 12th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the first beautiful sunny days on a spring weekend day and a great day to visit the market which was partly indoors in the Hall as well as outdoors. We went to pick up our bread order from Rise Artisan Bakery – chocolate pear cranberry loaf, raisin walnut ginger strusal and 3 cheese […]

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The Greedy Pig

April 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Just read the review in the Globe and Mail and went there for a relaxing Saturday lunch. First of all – great name and we are already pre-disposed to liking the restaurant based on its obvious appreciation for jambon. Nice space in Gastown – a little dark on a sunny day but I am sure […]

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Goldilocks Cassava Tart Vancouver, BC

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The cassava tart is delicious if you like that type of asian dessert. The phillipino “shortbread” in variety of flavours and prettily wrapped in crinkly shiny paper – not really to my taste. It is actually called polvoron. From their website – Polvoron – Similar to the English Shortbread; a mixture of toasted flour, milk, […]

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Toshi Sushi Vancouver, BC

April 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Agedashi tofu, miso eggplant, spicy beef, sockeye salmon sashimi, sashimi salad, unagi roll, house roll, mango and smoked salmon roll, philadelphia roll (bean tempura, cream cheese, salmon). Best – sashimi salad, agedashi tofu, unagi roll, eggplant miso. Service was fast and efficient. Our friendly server even offered to take our picture for us. All the […]

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Aroy-D Thai Restaurant Vancouver, BC

April 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Surprisingly quite attractive inside with a section which even includes the thai cushions (although there is a $15/pp minimum to eat in that area – the outside appearance is deceiving. The restaurant even has free parking underneath. Run by a real Thai family – the requisite picture of the Thai king at the entrance gives […]

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Shanghai Wonderful – Richmond, BC

April 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Relatively nice inside (I think it was converted from a previous Bread Garden or some other similar restaurant) and they take reservations, which is recommended given that it gets quite busy. There is a helpful english menu which does have some illustrations and the waitresses are actually quite helpful. The xia long bao (dumplings filled […]

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Bishop’s

April 5th, 2008 · No Comments

There is a reason why Bishop’s has been in business for twenty years or more. The food was great, the space was attractive and intimate and the service was excellent. At a certain price point for food, you begin to expect excellent service as well as great food and, too often, the service is quite […]

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