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Lavender

Right now? Dunno. I always buy my fresh stuff at the Farmer's Market.

Bought some culinary use dried at Galloways the other day and just made some lavender syrup with it.

Feb 14, 2014
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UGLI fruit

Last seen at Fresh Street, West Vancouver.

Jan 12, 2014
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Fresh St. Market, West Vancouver

Was in West Vancouver this last weekend and heard a buzz in the streets about a new supermarket.

Turns out it's this one that has been written about in the Straight and the Sun.

The chile selection alone is worth going for. There must have been over 20 varieties. Some of the rarer ones were shishito, cascabels and chile d'arbol,

The tropical fruit section had some of the more unusual stuff, i.e. mangosteens and ugli fruit.

Frozen food section has entrees I've never seen anywhere else. Stuffed clams come to mind.

Every department seems well represented and I was very impressed.

You've got the British Butcher Shop and the Savary Island Pie Company across the street and down a block.

It's on 17th and Marine and worth the trip out.

Jan 15, 2013
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Vancouver street food fest returning for 2nd year

We went but if I recall it was a lunchtime on a weekday. Not insane at all.

Jan 04, 2013
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ISO cane vinegar in Vancouver

I think I've seen it at A & L on Broadway and Cambie

Dec 28, 2012
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Tamam Palestinian Restaurant, Vancouver

Second that!

Dec 18, 2012
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Where to find: Soybean paper!

Echo the above. I bought some, rather smallish packet with 3 flavours in. Either T&T or Fujiya.

Nov 27, 2012
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Yuzu Juice in Vancouver?

I bought mine at Angel Seafoods.

Aug 24, 2012
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Go Fish gone fishing

I knew there was a reason I didn't remember it!

Aug 22, 2012
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Gibsons

Thanks GS.

Those links were useful.

Grayelf. Sounds good and I'd go far for some good fish and chips. Not sure the assembled crew will though.

Aug 22, 2012
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Gibsons

I'll be going over there on a day trip.

Any restaurant recommendations?

Aug 17, 2012
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Kits Happenings

Kitsilano Wine Cellar is having a pretty big wine sale with a Chardonnay as low as $5.99. I didn't know they had it that um, reasonable in this city.

Thanks for the info on the limes, Grayelf. Will try to make it down there.

Aug 17, 2012
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Go Fish gone fishing

A VERY temporary sign on the door said they had a new space downtown somewhere. Didn't specify if it was a Go Fish or when it would open.

Aug 17, 2012
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Thoughts on First Nations' restaurants?

I was just at VCC yesterday and checked oyt Wild Salmon's menu. More sophisticated in some respects than in 2011. Salmonberry ice cream sounds interesting.

Jun 12, 2012
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Crescendo - New Oil, Vinegar and Seasoning shop on South Granville

This is a couple week old place on 3030 Granville.

It's a German franchise that's got vinegars in barrels and oil in containers out of the wall. Other side of the store has dried herbs and spices in jars on the wall. Good concept and it delivers.

They've got olive oil from Greece, France and Spain but what got me were the nut oils - pistachio is dynamite and there's even a cedar nut one.

The vinegars are something special too. There's calamansi, mango, quince, along with more usual suspects, balsamic vinegars.

Where I spent my money though, was on the low acidity vinegar. Four flavours, fig, raspberry, apple and my favourite, date. Paired it with avocado oil for a dressing Transported.

This one's worth a tumble.

May 18, 2012
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Where can I eat pasta with sea urchin (Uni) - french restaurant in Vancouver

Uni season closed about a week ago.

May 14, 2012
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Duck Eggs in Vancouver ??

Dong Thanh, 1122 Kingsway and a place opposite Kingsgate Mall whose name escapes me on East Broadway are reliable sources.

May 13, 2012
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chinese restaurant -vancouver

Gotta say - to my complete surprise, I liked Penny's on E. Hastings.

May 11, 2012
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spot prawns May 2012

Bought mine at Finest at Sea on the day of the May 5th festival. Line was just too long. Got the heads off ones due to easier handling.

Absolute disaster. Complete mush.

May 11, 2012
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guava syrup

I often see those flavoured syrups at Winners on Cambie

May 06, 2012
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Soy Sauce in Vancouver

I was in Konbiniya, and remembering this post, checked out the soy sauce section. All the usual suspects were there but some bottles that were wrapped in paper, all written in Japanese. These were in the $13.00 range and at least, looked the part of what you are asking for.

The staff is vey helpful there.

Apr 30, 2012
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Fresh kimchi

Hi LR

There's a Korean guy and his wife at the Trout Lake Farmer's Market that make it. They also make one with baby daikon along with other miscellaneous Korean goodies.

Apr 23, 2012
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Glutinous rice

Yes, LR. That's exactly what the texture was like - zhongzi.

Foodslut's right when she says that is the one to use. I just preferred the one I made with sushi rice.

Apr 23, 2012
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Glutinous rice

I made the same dish using Thai gluutinous rice for a pot luck. It turned out veeeeeeeeeery sticky. I had better success with sushi rice. The assembled company liked it well enough. I didn't hear any discreet gagging anyway!

Apr 20, 2012
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Crazy Pizza Toppings

Interesting. I made the pyrogy pizza comment five years ago.

I knew if I waited I'd have my five minutes of fame!

Apr 12, 2012
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what do you buy at Whole Foods?

I go there for florentines and d'affinoise cheese. Guess those are not so reasonable but oh, so good.

What seems to be there at around 5:00 are lots of samples from their seafood counter.

Apr 07, 2012
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Taiwanese hot dogs with a rice 'bun'

Thanks, broketelephone. I'll give it a whirl.

Mar 31, 2012
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Nathan's Hot Dogs

Thanks! I'll look for them.

As to how the Brooklyn Dodgers at Omnitky's were - meh, no big deal, not the same. Threw out half the pack.

Mar 24, 2012
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