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Portuguese chicken

Wow! There really aren't very many options, are there? I will probably check out casa verde out of curiosity.

Whenever family comes from Toronto and ask what to bring back, I always say some sort of food (Portuguese chicken, peameal bacon, etc), but they always think it's weird. Alas, I end up without!

Portuguese chicken

When I lived in Toronto, there was the most amazing place to get Portuguese chicken...with little round Parisienne roast potatoes, and a homemade piri piri sauce. Is there anywhere I can get that here? I am willing to drive!!

By the way, I don't mean nando's chicken, which I do like, but is totally not the same thing.

Across the Street from Whole Foods on 8th @ Cambie

Not that it matters, but isn't the kiosk a bubble tea place?

Pho in Marpole

Pho Mai mai actually has the most amazing pho. The broth has such a depth to it and it doesn't make you thirsty because of lots of added salt.

The downside is that I feel the secret has come out that the pho iz amazing and the owner seems to be having a hard time keeping up with demand so, while the quality of the soup hasn't changed (still amazing), service is rather slow during peak hours. I do think, however, that the wait is

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

Thanks for the recommendations! The interior of Griffin looks AMAZING!

And my sister just might be up for thai food!

Mar 28, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas
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Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

Thanks for the heads up! In Vancouver, it's illegal to smoke pretty much anywhere, including many outdoor places like bus stops and parks...so I forget that we'll be smelling smoke indoors a lot in Vegas!

Mar 28, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

Sadly, to my knowledge both of those restaurants are no longer open. Pity, because I read how popular and great ship of the seven seas was in its prime!

Mar 28, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

That club is unlike anything I've ever seen here! Thanks for the suggestion!

Salt air margarita? I am so intrigued!

And deep fried chocolate bars...oooooh man! And I saw that it's super cheap, too! The deep fries mars bars you buy here are $5 a pop!

Mar 21, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

Awesome decor at Frankie's tiki bar! And looks like they have just the kinda drinks I like...fruity and full of sugar! Haha

A chocolate fountain in the Bellagio? Uh oh! That's where we're planning on staying...mmmmmm...very dangerous

Mar 21, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

Thanks!!!! I read a whole bunch of other threads and while I saw so many great suggestions for me, this trip is about her so I wanna find her places that would get her excited.

Mar 20, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

That pizza place sounds great! Vancouver is known for having really lousy pizza and my sister has never had pizza anywhere else so she may just be up for that! And I saw that it's cheap so if we wanna save money to splurge on a fancy dinner that's where we'll hit up!

Mar 20, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

That's so cool! Here in Vancouver we have something similar...Japadog!

Mar 20, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

Ooooo...I saw that Holstein's has boozy milkshakes!!! How decadent!

And donuts sound like just the thing to explore since she loves Tim Hortons so much.

Mar 20, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

Wtf! I just checked out the peppermill coffee shop. What a misnomer! Hahahaha...I expected it to look like a more stereotypical coffee shop instead of a sexy dance place. Awesome!

Mar 19, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

Hahaha! Got it! Two different places that can kills us...good opportunity for her to break her wedding diet.

And that coffee shop sounds great. I will check that out!

Mar 19, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

My sister will definitely marvel at the prospect of a 24 hour cupcake vending machine!!! Such a great suggestion!!

And Turkish ice cream sounds really fun. She definitely is an ice cream monster so she will probably be up for that.

Mar 19, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

Yes! This is definitely the time to recommend Guy Fieri's place! Haha

And don't let things like long lines and mediocre food prevent you from recommending a gimmicky place! Shake shack type places are just the kinds of mediocre but popular food places I am looking for!

Mar 19, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

Hello!

I am a big foodie, and so is my sister. However, she has different taste compared to the majority of people on this board. We are going to vegas for her bachelorette party and I am looking for a few odd-for-chowhound recommendations to make her happy.

My sister gets excited for some gimmicky food. For example, she is crazy excited to have a frozen hot chocolate because she watched the film Serendipity. She also cannot wait to eat at Shake Shack because we don't have one in Vancouver BC. Other examples to illustrate her taste in food:

She was crazy excited when a menchie's opened up in Vancouver.

She loves fair food at the PNE

She wishes we had a rice pudding bar

So I guess I am looking for food that is fun...not necessarily the best of the best in terms of flavour.

Thanks so much in advance!

Mar 18, 2015
focioncroci in Las Vegas

Powdered Egg Whites / Dried Egg Whites

Hello! My sister is trying to bake macaraons and one recipe calls for powdered egg whites. Does anyone know where I can find this?

Thank you so much! This is a very finicky cookie.

cookie butter

Hello!

Thank you all for your reply. I finally finally FINALLY made my way to Transilvania Trading, which is now called Pirate Joe's and has moved to 4th and Vine....

and I got Cookie Butter!!! I honestly cannot tell you how amazing the stuff is. I dipped apples in it...heaven. Straight out of the jar is good, too! And stirred in oatmeal...mmmm

Also, the people who work at Pirate Joe's are super friendly.

Thanks everyone for helping me locate it!

cookie butter

Is it possible to buy Speculoos Cookie Butter in the Lower Mainland?

Coronation Grapes - sightings?

I saw them at Superstore on Marine Drive

seeking wedding venue advice

I got married at Cecil Green Park House last year, and while our wedding was wonderful...I don't have the most positive things to say about the catering.

My number one complaint is that they were not accommodating. We were planning our wedding from another province, so because we were not in the city to taste the food during a scheduled day, we did not get to try the food until the day of the wedding. I found them to be quite ignorant of food allergies. We were also not allowed to bring in our own alcohol.

The venue was beautiful. However, there are many MANY restrictions in order to preserve this heritage house.

What is a cool Vancouver restaurant for a Sweet 16 dinner?

For dessert, I took two teenagers to Capstone Tea and Fondue in downtown and they LOVED it. It's a lot of fun to be able to dunk things like cookies, ice cream, and fruit in chocolate.

http://www.capstonetea.com/

Green Tea Kit Kat / Pocky

Thank everyone! I went to Konbinya on Robson and found green tea kit kats, as well as strawberry ones!

Thanks for the other suggestions, too! I will check out those other places also for other japanese treats. I am very intrigued by the soy sauce kit kat.

No luck with green tea pocky, however. But I will check out the other places suggested and report back.

Green Tea Kit Kat / Pocky

A friend recently came back from Japan and I tasted the most amazing and most delicious green tea flavoured Kit Kat and Pocky.

Would anyone happen to know if it is at all possible to purchase these wonderful treats in Vancouver?

Many thanks!

After much anticipation...

Ate there today. I went with my husband and sister, and we each ordered half a crab and clam chowder and a side of fries. Everything was soooooo good! The crab was extremely fresh and we watched them pick our crab and take it to the back to be cooked. The fries were nice and hot and crispy, and the clam chowder was really tasty. I highly recommend this place! They also serve a really nice garlic butter for dipping. I love that eating here is supporting a local fisherman!

I feel like this would be a great place to take someone on a first date if you know they like seafood! Fun to get a bit messy.

Richmond Summer Night Market

If you do go to the Night Market, you absolutely must try the dragon's beard candy. Amazing amazing stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon%2...

Fresh Is Best Salsa & Co

I absolutely love their salsa and chips! Amazing amazing stuff. I highly recommend you try it.

Buffet-style: priced by-the-pound, or fixed container size?

There's this place on the top floor of Cumberland terrace, near the salad and soup place, and these Korean ladies cook a whole bunch of wonderful Korean dishes. You pay for the container, and then you fill it up.

I'm so sorry, but I can't remember the name of the place.