Entries from May 2008

Spot Prawn Brunch @ Figmint, June 8th & 9th

May 31st, 2008 · No Comments

From the Eat Vancouver mailbag, news of a potentially interesting brunch special. Read more to read more. FigMint Restaurant and Lounge Continuing the tradition of exceptional locally sourced cuisine in a relaxed fine dining setting Saturday, June 8th and Sunday June 9th Brunch featuring British Columbia Spot Prawns This June FigMint Restaurant and Lounge Executive […]

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Tags: Food Events · Modern Canadian

The Xiang Cuisine

May 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Xiang Cuisine (Xiang yuan Hunan shifu) (604) 437-0828 Address: 4850 Imperial Street, Burnaby Menu: Page 1; Page 2; Page 3; Page 4; Page 5 Tastes of Hunan Heat A Quick Bite By Desmond Cheung Eat Vancouver writer I hadn’t been fired up by any Hunan heat in Vancouver since the closing of Hu Nan […]

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Tags: Chinese · Quick Bites

Holiday in Thailand

May 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Oh noes! Update 5/14/08 Update 5/15/08 Update 5/16/08 Update 5/20/08 Update 5/23/08 Update 5/24/08 (photos) Update 5/25/08 Update 5/26/08 Update 6/1/08 After finding an unusually low fare ($750 round-trip) a couple of days ago, I decided to take an impromptu trip to Thailand. Why Thailand? Well, besides the obvious economic reasons, it seems like a […]

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Tags: Japanese · Thai

Kirin Seafood Restaurant (Cambie location)

May 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Target 8: Kirin Seafood Restaurant (Cambie location) Address: 2nd Floor, City Square, 555 West 12th Avenue (& Cambie Street) Phone: (604) 879 8038 Homepage Dim Sum Menu: Page 1; Page 2; Page 3; Page 4; Page 5 Dim Sum prices: $3.50-$8.50 with most items in the $4-$5 range Opening Hours: Lunch: 11:00am (10:00am on Weekends […]

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Tags: Chinese · Dim Sum

The San Francisco Burrito

May 5th, 2008 · 11 Comments

I currently find myself very amused by this wikipedia page for the “San Francisco Burrito,” and such gems as: Starting in the mid- to late-1990s, the Mission District faced increasing rents and property values and an influx of higher-income residents and visitors, particularly during the dot-com boom. During this time, some elements of the San […]

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Tags: Burritos · News

Phodown, a second opinion

May 2nd, 2008 · 7 Comments

A little while ago Eat Vancouver reader and local food enthusiast, Knightafter, emailed me with the results of a phodown he has been conducting over the past several months. I was incredibly impressed by the thoroughness of his report, as well the sheer number of pho joints he has visited. It is also nice to […]

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Tags: Pho