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New to Frasier/King Ed neighbourhood - Whats good?

You're in the heart of many Filipino restaurants. For baked goods, especially fresh from the oven pan de sal, go to Merienda Bake Shop. I often get bbq pork skewers across the street at Golden Joy.

about 13 hours ago
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Best value happy hour in Vancouver

a list from the globe & mail: http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/bri...

Aug 15, 2014
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Italian Night Market in Vancouver

Today was the first day of the "night" market. Perhaps during the fall iterations, it will be more dusk since the hours are 3-7pm.

I could only see one spot selling hot food and gelato--the Italian Cultural Centre itself. Otherwise, I was pleasantly surprised to see the produce and veggies, olive oil / salt / spice vendors, a Ukrainian bakery with piroshki, a vendor with interesting hummus and tapenades, and other vendors I've seen at other markets (e.g. A Bread Affair).

The accordion was a nice touch as well.

Not a phone case in sight ; )

Aug 15, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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Any good Burmese restaurant in town ??

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

May 30, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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Best cafes in Vancouver

Fraserhood

Jan 15, 2014
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Pink Salt/Sausage Casings in Vancouver

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

Jan 11, 2014
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Pink Salt/Sausage Casings in Vancouver

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

Jan 11, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Not bad Thai - Joyce St

He's no longer at Joyce Market.

Nov 27, 2013
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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
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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
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Non-Asian near Main & E. Pender?

RIP Adega

Nov 19, 2013
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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
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JN&Z: a destination for back bacon lovers

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

Sep 23, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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