Entries from January 2008

Vong Gac – Now Closed

January 31st, 2008 · 12 Comments

Target 2.1: Vong Gac – Now Closed Address: 663 East 15th Ave. (map) Phone: 604-872-6650 Menu: Page 1; Page 2; Page 3; Page 4 Price: $5.25 small; $5.75 large Condiments Photo Fishtank Photo Visit date: January 24th, 2008 Visit time: 7:20 PM –ratings– Jason’s ratings (#16 rare beef, flank & tendon except they were out […]

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Tags: Pho · Retired

Phodown 2.0

January 28th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Phodown 2.0 a nail in the coffin Monday January 28th, 2008 By Jason Chin Eat Vancouver Writer After awaking to find a frosted over car for the past few days, I couldn’t help but get a very clear message: Winter is here, and she’s not catching her return flight anytime soon. While there’s no way […]

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Tags: Administrative Notes · Pho

Une Lettre d’Amour

January 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Dear Virginia Une lettre d’amour Friday January 25th, 2008 by Jason Chin Eat Vancouver Hack Dear Virginia, By the time you get this letter, I’ll be gone. I’m going back to that other ‘V’ in my life. Don’t look so surprised – we both knew this was coming. But there are so many things I’ll […]

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Tags: Holiday Specials

Chef Free or Die Hard: Bourdain does Vancouver

January 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Chef writer Anthony Bourdain has a popular show on the Travel Channel called No Reservations. He’ll travel to a city to dine, live and just experience its culture. He went to Vancouver recently and well, he learned a lot about how video games are made. I think he also went to Vij’s and tried a […]

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Tags: News

Chen’s Shanghai Restaurant (Bai yu lan canguan)

January 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Target 1: Chen’s Shanghai Restaurant (Bai yu lan canguan) Address: 8095 Park Rd (map) Phone: 604-304-8288 Menu: Page 1; Page 2; Page 3 Price: $4.20 for 6 baos Hours of operation Visit date: January 29th, 2008 Visit time: 8:00 PM –ratings– Jason’s ratings Soup: 7.5/10 Pastry: 6/10 Meat: 8/10 Other items & condiments: 4/5 Service […]

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Tags: Chinese · Xiaolongbao

Introducting the Xiaolongbao-down

January 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Introducing: The Xiaolongbao-down an introduction Saturday, January 19th 2008 by Jason Chin Eat Vancouver editor Xiaolongbao are steamed Chinese dumplings filled with soup. It’s really as simple as that, but for some difficult-to-explain reason I’m obsessed with them. If I had to guess at the source of my affection for these little pillows of soup, […]

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Tags: Administrative Notes · Chinese · News · Xiaolongbao

Eat Vancouver Presents: Restaurant Membership

January 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Eat Vancouver Presents: Restaurant Membership a news item Friday January 16th, 2008 By Jason Chin Eat Vancouver editor I am very happy to announce a new Eat Vancouver feature tonight, one that I believe can change the way Vancouver’s dining public receives information about the city’s restaurant scene. This feature will allow restaurateurs that may […]

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Tags: Administrative Notes · News

49th Parallel Coffee Roasters

January 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

49th Parallel Coffee Roasters (604) 420-4900 Address: 2152 West 4th Avenue (map) Homepage Pastries Without Parallel a Quick Bite By Mark Freeman Eat Vancouver writer Since I arrived in Vancouver, I’ve been trying to find a decent coffee shop in my area where I could write but have been consistently disappointed with the overpriced, generic […]

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Tags: Cafe

No Country for Old Phở

January 9th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Home for the Holidays a holiday special series No Country for Old Phở Wednesday January 9th, 2008 By Michael Chin Eat Vancouver writer I’ll be honest. I had trouble finding an angle for this piece. It seemed odd because there certainly isn’t a shortage of angles on Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (case in point: The […]

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Tags: Holiday Specials · Pho

Home for the Holidays – Thanks be to Cod

January 5th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Home for the Holidays a holiday special series Thanks be to Cod Saturday January 5th, 2008 By Jason Chin Eat Vancouver writer Following the precedent of eating stuff that’s difficult to find in Vancouver, I went out searching for a good brick oven pizza a couple of nights ago. The DCist (a DC area blog) […]

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Tags: Holiday Specials