Granville Room Duck Confit

Dine-out Vancouver 2009: Granville Room

I’ll be leaving for a South American cruise on Saturday, meaning I’ll miss the bulk of Dine-out Vancouver.  Since I’ll also be missing a friend’s birthday during that time, I quickly organized a dinner together to take advantage of Dine-out. A friend wanted to try a restaurant from the $18 menu.  I picked Granville Room […]

Si Chuan First Restaurant 天府風私房菜

Update Oct 3, 2009: This restaurant has since shut down. This is a small, not particularly noticeable Sze Chuan (Si Chuan) restaurant nestled in a little alcove on Buswell Street.  If you know where Happy Date is, you can cross from Happy Date to the back and you’ll see it. This is a gem of […]

ellie Tropical Cuisine 耶里流行餐坊

Update May 18, 2009: This restaurant has since closed down 😥 OMG.  I’ve found the BEST LAKSA EVER (on this side of the world anyways…). I’ve always wanted to go to Ellie to try their paper hotpot.  However now that I’m here, I’ve realized that they’ve increased their pricing and now I find it a […]

Motomachi Shokudo 元町食堂

Motomachi Shokudo is apparently opened by the same ramen chef that owns/opened Kintaro Ramen.  This new restaurant is supposed to be the healthier alternative to the fatty pork fat based Kintaro Ramen.  Here the chef uses only organic ingredients and the soup base is made from organic chicken rather than pork fat. As you can […]

New Asia Deli Restaurant 亞洲美食

Update: This restaurant has closed. I’m in a Vietnamese binge lately.  Every day I crave pho.  This is another restaurant that I frequent, but that was before I discovered Pho Thai Hoa. They are located in Continental Square (Centre? Plaza?) on Cambie in Richmond.  Their previous location was in the little mall where Staples on No. […]

Pho Thai Hoa 泰和 Richmond

Update Feb 15, 2014: This restaurant has since shut down. This is officially my new favorite pho place.  They are cheap, delicious, and their service is wonderful!! The location we went to is their second store, located in Richmond.  It is in Union Square on Capstan Way, and the restaurant is at a corner across […]