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Vancouver for 3 days, suggestions?

Cool, thanks for that too.

Turns out we won't be renting a car.. guess we'll be staying in Richmond most of the time and taking the train to Robson on Friday.

Feb 26, 2014
taiphun in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver for 3 days, suggestions?

Wow, thanks for the links. There are some bad reviews of the Dinesty there.. we've been to the one further south and loved it, but that was several years ago.

Feb 26, 2014
taiphun in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver for 3 days, suggestions?

Staying at the Radisson Richmond. Might rent a car, not sure yet.

Feb 25, 2014
taiphun in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver for 3 days, suggestions?

Coming to Vancouver for a mini-vacation before baby pops... haven't rented a car yet - we're hoping to stick close to restaurants within walking distance of bus stops.

We traditionally go for taiwanese/shanghaiese restaurants, but we're not adverse to trying new things. I heard that there are some good Brazilian BBQ restaurants, but I don't remember the names.

We might try Shabusen Korean BBQ for dinner one evening. If there's better (subjective, I know), please do tell! I found the Ramen thread, wifey has already put down Santouku and Marutama as musts.

Anything else worth trying to stuff into our brief stay? It's turning into one big massive eatfest, but I'm not complaining.

We used to love Kimura Sushi, but I read that he sold his restaurant - has he resurfaced elsewhere in the area?

Thanks in advance,

Feb 24, 2014
taiphun in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Thermomix

There's others.. look up SideKIC. Can get one off Amazon for about $170US when they're in stock.. Granted they're not big commercial nice size units, but they fit the bill well.

Jan 30, 2013
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Nineteen [Edmonton ]

Went there a few days ago, had a large party. Our waitress took great care to ensure we were well satisfied. Will definitely be back, next time for a tasting menu, which I'm told Chef Fung can create for parties of 8 or more with at least 24 hours notice.

They are indeed kid friendly and have a nice kids menu to boot!

Dec 06, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Han's is back with its original owners

That is good news. Might have to drive down from Edmonton more often now. :D

Oct 15, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

ramen in Edmonton

If you're the adventurous type and willing to make your own broth, meat, sides, etc. you can buy single serving Ramen from Gourmet Express (75 st behind the KFC, north of Roper Road). It's $1.40 per pack (or $1.10 per if you buy a box of 40).

They also sell wonton noodles (wide and narrow) and supply their shanghai-ese noodles to local restaurants (like Tasty Choice).

Oct 12, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Best place to buy bulk food items like rice flour in Edmonton?

You can get rice flour in packages from any Asian supermarket (T&T, Lucky 97, etc. in Edmonton). It's used often enough in Asian cooking that you can easily buy 4-5 bags of the stuff.

Oct 12, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Edmonton Cake Shops?

Always find a reason to get a cake.. our favorites include La Favorite, Duchess, and oddly enough, Save-On-Foods.

We used to get cakes from Artistic Bake Shop some time ago, but for whatever reason stopped.

Are there any other good cake shops in Edmonton, with your favorites?

Thanks...

Aug 09, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

ramen in Edmonton

Last time I went by Meguro the were doing serious reno work inside. Sign on the door said "Closed" so I'm not sure if they're renovating or have shut down.

Nomiya isn't as good as they once were, as I had heard that their ramen guy had left.

Honestly, I don't know..

Aug 09, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Singapore Style Jerky

I love me some good jerky. Especially the Singapore Style stuff. I usually stock up from Bee Kim Heng whenever I visit friends and family in Vancouver. I've been known to devour entire 1 lb packs in one sitting...

It's been a while since I've made the trip to Vancouver, so I've been in a jerky drought.. until one day my friend texted me that he found some Golden Island at Costco. I've found it at both the west and south Edmonton Costco stores.

This is the stuff:
http://www.goldenislandjerky.com/stor...

They also make beef jerky. I wonder if i can convince our Costco to bring that in.

It's good. Really good. Not BKH, but close. No burnt tips either. Only downside is that the product is from the USA. $11 for a 415g bag, that's almost half of what BKH charges.

So if you've got a craving for good asian style jerky, try this out. It's in the gum and candy aisle.

Jul 04, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Need a new fishmonger in Edmonton

still around eh, yen?

Ocean Odyssey is good, but most things there are frozen.

Does anyone know where I can get fresh rock cod (sek bahn yu) in Edmonton, other than restaurants that serve it?

Jun 19, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Looking for classic soda bottles in Edmonton

check the local flea markets too..

May 17, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Good Calzones or Panzerotti in Yeg

yes, I go regularly for lunch.

good stuff.. they recently acquired a truck and will be peddling their calzones around town.

May 17, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Best sushi in Edmonton

Sorry to bump.. I was told today that Kobe in Callingwood has changed hands. The Japanese guy behind the counter is no longer there, and that there were some advertisements in the local Chinese newspapers looking for waiting staff.

Apr 28, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Where can I find a 6.5" round ginger grater in Edmonton?

I know it's not Edmonton but I sourced mine from Daiso in Richmond. Something to keep in mind if you know someone going to Vancouver.

Mar 21, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Ginger Beer in Calgary?

Superstore and Sobeys primarily.. I do like Grizzly Paw but I prefer Crabbies' Ginger Beer brought in from the UK. Not sure who carries it in Calgary (maybe try Zyn?) but I get mine in Edmonton from Sherbrooke.

Mar 14, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Chinese Sandpots in Calgary

There's also that kitchen supply place on centre street north around 10th ave..

B&J Kitchen Supplies

Check there too.

Feb 22, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Updates on Vietnamese restaurants in Edmonton

Went to Trang Tien (across from the old Mirama) again for lunch today.

Many changes.. prices have gone up 20-25%, menu changed, staff changes, interior decor changes, and most noticeably, while the soup was good going down, I'm super thirsty right now, having already downed a litre of water since I got back from lunch. Seems like they upped the MSG content in the soup ten-fold.

Was my favorite, not sure if I'll be going back any time soon. :(

Feb 02, 2012
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Nathan's Dill Pickles

UPS can get pricey.. see if they'll ship USPS.

Nov 10, 2011
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Dinner Recommendations in YEG?

We had a similar thing recently, and the place chosen was the Brazillian BBQ place, Pampa.

Though after the meatsicles and drinks, we all suffered from meatcomas and well, the night sorta ended there.

But the food was good! ;)

Aug 16, 2011
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

ISO: Chinese White Plain Buns (YEG)

Mmm... those look exactly like the "gua bao" we had at Facing East in Bellevue, WA.

Almost looks like you took the picture right off of my phone.

Aug 15, 2011
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

YEG Pho

Downtown workers have a new Pho place in Scotia Place. "Good Pho You" has opened up next to Amy's "Chicken for Lunch" down in their food court.

I had my doubts about Vietnamese fast food restaurants, but after my sister touted their MSG-free soups I had to give it a try. Yesterday I had a delux pho (8.50), today their vermicelli (8.50) with satay beef, lemongrass chicken, and 2 deep fried spring rolls. Both were filling, the soup was clear, hot, and tasty.

Also make sure you get their garlic hot sauce, it adds a nice touch of spicyness.

They also do banh-mi (subs) for around 5.50.

Jul 27, 2011
taiphun in Prairie Provinces

Kegs of Virgils Root Beer?

Augh.

Wifey refused to let me get more. Will return via air in August, but I don't see how I'm gonna get kegs into checked baggage. :(

Thanks for all the help though.. I'll scheme something up.

Jul 12, 2011
taiphun in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kegs of Virgils Root Beer?

hey clutterer, no problem, thanks for the slop. ;)

Jul 07, 2011
taiphun in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kegs of Virgils Root Beer?

Hi clutterer,

Thanks - do you have a favorite? Maybe I'll forgo bringing back a cooler full of fish to a cooler full of root beer.

Jul 06, 2011
taiphun in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kegs of Virgils Root Beer?

Do you remember which WF? I'm driving out tomorrow so if I can find some that would be awesome!

Thanks.

PS: I called Dougie Dog's and they said they only have their own bottles, no Virgil's.

Jul 06, 2011
taiphun in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kegs of Virgils Root Beer?

Looking for kegs (not bottles) of Virgil's Root Beer - I was able to find them in Seattle at World Market (only bottles at Whole Foods and QFM).. wondering if they're available in the GVR area - they're not anywhere to be found in Edmonton..

Thanks!

Jul 05, 2011
taiphun in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Need help narrowing down eats for upcoming weekend

Thanks Brunhilde. Very helpful. Sorry I meant to say Sheraton Bellevue at 100 112th Avenue.

From the maps the transit centre you're referring to looks to be on the opposite side of Bellevue City Hall, so it should be doable. The 550 seems to be what we're after.. is the walk towards Shiro's and Umi safe?

I'll bring comfortable shoes as well. :D

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Shiro's
2401 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA

Jun 27, 2011
taiphun in Greater Seattle