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My evaluation of a Vietnamese Restaurant: Pho Thai Hoa in Richmond
A friend of mine is into a car show called Top Gear and had me watch an episode recently in which three bungling British fellows receive the impossible task of getting from one end of Vietnam to the...
Jun 29th, 2010
Suggestions for the Summer Night Market in Richmond 2010
Because the sun finally made its appearance on Saturday, hoards of hungry food samplers came out of hiding with only one destination in mind: the Summer Night Market in Richmond.
Jun 13th, 2010
Bonchaz: Vancouver's version of the coffee bun
Bonchaz = Bon prix + Bon goût. Bon appétit!
May 16th, 2010
No prodding necessary to get me to the Cattle Cafe
The story starts with a sore throat. You know the kind: like swallowing razor blades unless it’s some hot soothing liquid that calls mum’s chicken noodle soup to mind. It wasn’t that I...
May 9th, 2010
Comfort Me With Congee
Every single Chinese restaurant in the Lower Mainland and beyond has congee on its menu. You can basically avail of it anywhere and everywhere and often I do. However, there are two places that stan
Mar 17th, 2010
It's a Filipino Fiesta at Pinpin
Ask any Filipino where to go for the best Filipino food and they’ll answer you with one word repeated twice: Pinpin. Pin—what? Yes, that’s right, that one strange onomatopoeic word sums it all up.
Mar 5th, 2010
In Town for the Olympics? Try My List of Medal-Worthy Dishes
For all you visitors out there, I’m hosting my own Olympics and giving out gold, silver and bronze medals for my favourite dishes all over Vancouver. It’s a pretty random assortment that spans all ty
Feb 14th, 2010
Forget Flowers: Nothing says LOVE like Chef Kev’s Creations
It’s the time of year when singles cower and smug marrieds call in the “get out of jail free” card known as the babysitter; and when candy hearts and Hershey’s kisses are ingested in alarming proporti
Feb 6th, 2010
Three Things That Make Me Go Mmmm… at Aberdeen Centre
Here are a few outstanding things that make me go “mmm…” at Aberdeen Centre’s Food Court. If there’s anything you feel I’ve missed, feel free to log in to Vancouver Observer and leave a comment!
Jan 15th, 2010
Sweet Start for the New Year at San Fran’s Tartine
Let me be clear: this is not the Tartine in Vancouver. Yes, the first week of the New Decade finds me exploring the culinary delights of our neighbouring city south of the border.
Jan 8th, 2010