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Italian Night Market in Vancouver

nice intel, grazie GE

Jul 19, 2014
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Any good Burmese restaurant in town ??

Really unclear since they appeared to be open yesterday.

Jul 08, 2014
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Any good Burmese restaurant in town ??

4 tables of 4. I dropped hints that bringing back faluda during the hot days of summer will do the 'hood good.

Jun 15, 2014
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Any good Burmese restaurant in town ??

Ko Ko and his family. They're friends of Bo (Bo Laksa) and Moe Moe (Joyceway)

Jun 11, 2014
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Any good Burmese restaurant in town ??

Nope, I'll leave it to some wisemonkeys :)

May 30, 2014
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Any good Burmese restaurant in town ??

New place opened up last Saturday called Wahh Tee at 4942 Joyce St. Those of you who remember JoyceWay and the BLK counter there, this new place is just a couple of doors down. It's small and family run. The mohingar, chicken curry soup, and fried noodle chicken dish I had were good. Still have to go back for their full complement of salads.

May 30, 2014
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Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

check out Ming Wo as well

Mar 11, 2014
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Spud Shack Fry Co. (New West SkyTrain Station)

I've passed by many times en route to the posh (compared to other venues) Landmark cinemas but finally stopped in this afternoon. Fries were good, although I wouldn't be able to taste the difference vs. Fritz or Belgian Fries, along with the garlic mayo dip. Didn't partake in the beer or wine but surprised to see the selection. I've often seen it busy during weekend evenings.

Around the corner is a new outlet of Hub with nice views of the Fraser. http://www.hubrestaurant.ca/new-west....

Mar 09, 2014
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Jamaican Restaurants

That place on Broadway was great. Best meal I had there was an all-you-can eat jerk crab. And if I remember, it sometimes held dj and dance nights.

Jan 30, 2014
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Best cafes in Vancouver

Fraserhood

Jan 15, 2014
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Pink Salt/Sausage Casings in Vancouver

Prague powder's another name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curing_salt

Jan 11, 2014
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Pink Salt/Sausage Casings in Vancouver

Pink Salt / Salt Peter is available at Famous Foods on Kingsway in Vancouver

Jan 11, 2014
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Fish Counter - Worth Trying

I liked the ling cod fish and chips, slaw was only ok. Lots and lots of fries. I had to wait a bit so they offered me a fish taco while I waited for the F&C. This was even better than my original order. I overheard the cioppino's very good and a fast seller. And Philx is right about the small eat-in section. Actually, I didn't see any tables: just a long counter by the window and a few benches. Great service too.

Dec 27, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Where can i find the Best Fried chicken in the GVRD

It is good. Server said the two big pieces are brined with buttermilk, sous vide, then fried. I liked the biscuit, gravy, and spaghetti squash it came with too.

Dec 24, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Platform 7 coffee house, Hastings and Nanaimo, Vancouver -- any reports?

had double helpings of the salted choco chip cookies, even gluten-free IIRC. Also had the cappuccino, which was ok. The faux train station decor was different.

Dec 23, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Tarte aux Sucre?

If they're the ones who also sold mini-versions, that's the one I went to. They're good but only had the small ones when I went a few weeks ago. Nice to know they can do a whole pie.

Dec 21, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Tarte aux Sucre?

I thought I saw one at the Saturday winter Farmer's Market at Nat Bailey. Can't recall the name of the vendor

Dec 20, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Not bad Thai - Joyce St

Moe Moe's still there on the weeekends, but if you're making a trip out here, I'd definitely call ahead just to make sure.

Nov 28, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Not bad Thai - Joyce St

He's no longer at Joyce Market.

Nov 27, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Not bad Thai - Joyce St

It's been around for about a month and a half. Tiny place as Philx says, and the food comes out really quick. I hope it survives because this spot (right beside Panaderia) has been changing often. I really enjoy the pad thai, although I miss Moe Moe's next door at Joyce Market, and the always perfectly crisp spring rolls. Tried their stuffed chicken wings too. Their larb had a lot of heat. Curries are just alright, but glad to have a Thai option in the 'hood now. No Isaan style though as I still think about Benjarong on Broadway.

Nov 27, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Dinner & drinks near Kingsway and Tyne?

Any place that's licensed around here (very few) would just have the basics. Never had a cocktail around here. Van Ya has the usual beer and sake. I'd also call up Hyoga (Japanese) to see if they're finally licensed. Jambo Grill (African / Kenyan) fits the bill too. Not sure if Mezbaan (Indian) is licensed.

There are number of regional Chinese restaurants too, as one 'hound coined "spice alley", that serve beer, like Lucky Noodle.

BTW: Walking from Joyce-Collingwood station to Kingsway and Tyne is at least a 10 minute walk.

Nov 24, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Non-Asian near Main & E. Pender?

RIP Adega

Nov 19, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Tres leche cake in Vancouver

Thankfully the tres leches is now a regular item. And to further the list of sweets there, they have cakes, cupcakes, and empanadas all filled with dulce de leche, along with alfajores, flan de leche, and a mighty hefty bread pudding.

Nov 03, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

JN&Z: a destination for back bacon lovers

nice meat loaf too only available on Saturdays, which are always packed

Sep 23, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Where to buy a mortar and pestle in Vancouver

don't recall prices but Los Guerreros on Kingsway @ Joyce had a molcajete. You could also try Los Dos Amigos Market on E.41 @ Knight. And if you're willing to travel and pick up other hard to find Mexican / Latin goods (and eat at their humble restaurant), you'll find one at La Gloria in Bellingham.

Sep 06, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Any places sell buko pie ?

Goldilock's should have it at both locations. I'm sure they even supply some of the Filipino markets in the city. Restaurants like Pin Pin or Max's Chicken should also have it by the slice.

Aug 22, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Coming up from Seattle in October: mind reviewing my food itinerary?

was about to suggest the closer M&B to the OP's hotel, then checked out the hours: Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, which doesn't mesh with the original idea of Sat lunch take-out

Aug 08, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Coming up from Seattle in October: mind reviewing my food itinerary?

Keeping the handy distance in mind from moyenchow, nearby the Fairmont Pacific Rim is an outpost of Anatolia's Gate for Turkish takeout, and if you want gelato there's Bella Gellateria beside Giovane.

As well, if you walk about 5 blocks east towards Chinatown, you could also get take out sandwiches at Finch's or at Meat and Bread.

Could also go to Phnom Penh in Chinatown for your late lunch by the bus depot. Timing could be good to avoid the inevitable dinner queues.

Gastown drinks--rum and rum-based cocktails at Calabash Bistro, which has a decent menu too and great music.

Great rainy recco from grayelf about the Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Gardens. You're completely covered but you get to hear the different sounds as the rain hits different elements within the garden.

Aug 07, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

any restaurant here cooing meat on parrilla with Argentine style ?

I asked this exact question here in 2008 and got no responses; I don't think anything's changed. By chance I was at Central Park on July 9, Argentine Independence Day. Saw a few Argentine flags and smelled the parrilladas in the picnic grounds, but I don't think the event was open to the general public.

Jul 19, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Shishito peppers

They look identical to padron peppers, but after some research I see they're slightly different. I had the padron peppers prepared the same way at a Portland market; got addicted; tried looking for them here; found them IIRC at one of the farmer's markets (Trout Lake or Main St.). Maybe they'll have shishito.

Jul 09, 2013
el_lobo_solo in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)