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childoftheworldBurnabySince November 10, 200713 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
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Displaying 1 - 13 of 13 Reviews Found
Po King Seafood Restaurant5665 Kingsway, #150, Burnaby
Yummy Dim Sum. The Old Big Lai Palace Crew
Submitted Monday, October 20, 2008 - 7:50am [Dine in]

Ever wonder where Big Lai Palace on Willingdon went to? Look no further. We were looking for a Dim Sum place in Burnaby that was great and looked at Po King, after reading reviews on dinehere.ca.

When we arrived, I noticed that the crew at Po King were one and the same as the ones in Big Lai Palace. Yes... same style of service, same good prices, same food.

The dim sum were piping hot. The push carts are out and the food delicious. This place really rocks.

Service may not be 100% but for the price you pay... it is a great dimsum place.

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La Bodega Restaurant & Tapa Bar1277 Howe Street, Vancouver
Only Spanish Restaurant in Vancouver
Submitted Monday, January 7, 2008 - 4:53pm [Dine in]

I love this place... just only because they are the only real Spanish restaurant in Vancouver. The food could be better... real Spanish restaurants in Manila, Philippines (with Spanish Chefs & Owners) are 200% - 300% than La Bodega...

But I cannot complain. Food seems cold close to midnight. Quality is still good but the same varieties of tapas from 7 years ago when I first came here sounds boring...

Don Quijote in Calgary is a lot better than La Bodega.

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Saffron Indian Cuisine4300 Kingsway, #5, Burnaby
Outstanding... Would Go Back Here Again...
Submitted Monday, January 7, 2008 - 4:47pm [Dine in]

From their flyers... they did not sound outstanding... but my room-mate and I finally decided to go their for their 'cheapo' buffet as compared to Samsosa Garden...

Everytime I go to Indian food. I get a belly ache. But I love Indian food altogether.

From the food quality, flavour and variety served during lunch buffet... I would come back here 100 more times and ask my friends to dump Samosa Garden.

This place is 100% Better than Samosa Garden for Variety, Price, Flavour, Quality of Food, Service and Ambience.

No No stomach ache this time.

Food is even 300% better and well priced than the Indian Restaurants in Little India. Tried both those on Main and made me sick. What butter chicken is sweet that comes in a little dish enough for 1/2 person and cost close to $10???

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Kiss Yo Mama4926 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Cannot Disappoint. My 2nd Venture...
Submitted Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 11:22am [Dine in]

My dental surgery is coming up. I need to eat something before the few days I cannot eat... Yeah! 3 wisdoms being taken out. The restaurant I craved for was Kiss Ya Mama with Chef Lisa's home-cooked Jamaican food. She was in the back preparing food for some other people. But she promptly served us. I had BBQ ribs but asked for it to be spicy. So she said she'll mix it with jerk spice. My friend had jerk chicken. Double yum. The dishes were served in their own bowls so we could share. 4 pcs of jerk chicken. That 2 leg and thigh and a bit more. The BBQ was also more than enough. Yummy. Also had soup and patties. The food is to die for. Talk to Chef Lisa. She'll become your friend. Sunday brunch starts this weekend with jerk omellete, akee and salt fish. I'll sure be there. Steven Segal was there last week.

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Kedah House1652 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
Although Authentic... Could Be Better
Submitted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 2:43pm [Dine in]

After so many attempts to come here, I finally chose a day... must be a lucky day. When I got there, the restaurant was open. Everytime I have time to drive down Marine Drive and Crave for Malaysian... this place is closed.

Ahhh!!! Food is authentic. I can vouch for that. People in back are Malaysian. Hostess/Front Person is Thai but Raised in Malaysia and speaks both Thai and Bahasa Melayu.

Food is good... but could be better. Price is really good though for all you can eat buffet. I ordered cendol. Good too... I love authentic food...

Never tried A la Carte yet... but maybe I will try some other time when I happen to pass-by Marine Drive and kedah is open for service. Rather eat here than Banana Leaf.

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Nautical Nellies1001 Wharf St, Victoria
Fanny Bay Oysters - Humongous King Crab
Submitted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 2:36pm [Dine in]

Oh! I am from Vancouver... no where in Vancouver can you find Fanny Bay Oysters. Not even at The Cannery. The closest match The Cannery has does not even match up to the little Fanny Bay's that are sooooo sweet.

I was recommended to go here after surveying the seafood joints at the wharf by someone at another joint. Now, isn't that a bit surprising.

I love the oyster. They could have the all seafood platter that has king crab, lobster, prawns, fish and all... I ended up having to make my sister spend $100 on me for my king crab, lobster, 1 doz. oysters fresh on the shell (Fanny Bay and Royal Miyagi). Yummm... Fanny Bay is still the best, prawns, fish and lotsa seafood while she and another friend's food cost only less than $60 together.

For great seafood, come here. Decor is nice... who says a nautical decor is old??? That's why it is called NAUTICAL nellies.


Second time here... love the crab cakes... nearly ate my sister's king crab this time... it was so huge... but she did not share...

Worth the trip to take the ferry, go to Victoria, get dinner here and take the late night ferry home.

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Caribbean Breeze Tapas Bar & Grill14945 Marine Drive, White Rock
Nice Atmosphere... Not the Best
Submitted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 2:17pm [Dine in]

I was here... recommended by someone from Trinidad I met on the train. Maybe she was from Jamaica... but I came here and was disappointed. Jerk chicken too saucy... too much liquid. Rice not soft enough...

Nice location though... flavour, not so good... but I would still come back here if I am in White Rock. How many Jamaican are there anyway??? They are always so few of them, far in between cities.

Try Kiss Yo Mama on Imperial in Burnaby... small home-cafe atmosphere, not the best atmosphere but the food is 100% than Carribean Beeze.

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Woo Rae Oak5599 Kingsway, Burnaby
Love this Place...
Submitted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 2:07pm [Dine in]

Aside from Raku Raku [Always Busy] close to Fitness World and Chosun close to Joyce... this place rocks!!! They greet me as if I am Korean. LOL. No... I just look like one.

First time here, I was so impressed, I gave them $20 tip. Second time, I learned to order in moderation. Instead of the Combo for 2, seafood plus an extra order of Jap-Jae and other goodies, I just go for the Combo... enough to feed 3.

Comes with Korean side dishes. They refil it for you. The lady comes by and helps cook and prepare it in front. She cuts the meat for you as well.. make sure you don't burn anything. If you do, she changes the grill and uses a new one.

Ask for Korean Hot Sauce. Jap Jae is juicy. The one @ Chosun is Dry. Really really good.

Dessert is this slush made with tea. Yummy... could have had more of that. Price is comparable to other Korean restaurants in town.

Would go back and tip more. Just great service...

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant4820 Kingsway, #236, Burnaby
Why even open, ah? Bad food! Bad service!
Submitted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 1:54pm [Dine in]

If you want to go Japanese at Metrotown, go to the Theatre side of the mall, second floor. It's called Taisho. Better tasting food, better service. Maybe higher price... but I'd rather go there.

Been 2X to Sui Sha Ya. Not impressed. Poor service. Food not fresh. Sushi... rice not firm, falling off. Frozen fish used, not good sign of Japanese restaurant. Anyway... Chinese owned and operated Non-Chinese Restaurant always possibility of cuisine-poisoning involved.

While drinking tea... server just pours it while I was picking up tea cup. Got sick after eating not so fresh sushi and sashimi. Menu choices very typical of North American Japanese joint. Not authentic. Recommend health board to close them down.

Beer is stored under the seat covers of 'stalls'... check them out...

Flavour is bad. food is not fresh.... GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

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Vancouver Alpen Club4875 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
Schnitzel Here... Schintzel There
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 1:22am [Dine in]

I've only been here when there is an occasion, e.g. birthday. Been here about more than 5 or 6 times now, maybe more...

My first time here... I've never seen so many types of Schnitzels. I call this place the Schnitzel here, Schnitzel there restaurant. My favourite is the one with Fried Egg and Anchovy... I have potatoes instead of Spaetzl. I never quite enjoyed the blandness of Spaetzl.

I also tried the one with brown sauce and mushrooms. I loved it as well. The serving is BIG and it is good price.

I love the Goulash Soup the MOST. No where in Vancouver has I the same quality and flavour of Goulash Soup... the other place I had it was at a German Restaurant in another country... and this place has it... Wow!!!

Service is ok. Not exceptional. Customers are mainly German. This is the German Club.

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Rekados Grill4063 Main Street, Vancouver
Filipino Food - New Style
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 1:15am [Dine in]

We need more places like Rekados to promote Filipino Food. I can vouch that my own home cooked Filipino Food is 100 times better... but after so much bickering with the apartment tenants about smell of my bagoong... etc. It's better to eat out...

Most Filipino Eateries in Vancouver are 'Turo-Turo' [Point-Point] Buffet Style that serves the same fare from Point A to Point B. Rekados serves their food A La Carte. I went there... they were busy... Service is a bit lacking... Where is that good ole Pinoy Hospitality?

I got lots of food... but when I got home, they were a bit cold. I would add more flavour to the Grilled Foods, I had Grilled Tuna... but the sauce is a bit too watery... not like what they serve in Manila. Inihaw has to have that particular Ihaw (Grilled) Flavour. The one I had at Rekados did not have that...

I remember going back to Manila for a visit and was amazed at 2 Pinoy Fusion restaurants in Makati. Lovely food.... traditional fare that has a new twist. Both restaurants are in Quad/Greenbelt.

With Rekados' decor being more modern than all the other Pinoy Eateries here... I was expecting a similar food variety... all the other places have Bicol Express...

Why not add another twist to your food??? I had Not-Joes in Makati... It's actually a Pinoy Version of Nachos... Adobo pork w/o watery sauce... served with chopped peppers, green mango strips and wonton wedges instead of nacho chips... Really tantalizing twist to Pinoy Food that would appeal to Non-Filipinos.

Filipino Food is an acquired taste... spread it with flair and fusion.. Filipino Food might then become one of the newer cuisines that goes around the world.

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Pondok Indonesia2781 Commercial, Vancouver
Lovely!!! Enjoy this place very much...
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 1:04am [Dine in]

Is there another Indonesian Place in Town???

First time into Pondok, I found the prices a bit high. But after comparing it with other places... it is pretty comparable. This was years ago...

I cook Indonesian and SouthEast Asian myself. I would say that their food is yummy!!! Authentic... yes. Maybe add a bit more spice to the Rendang. I cook my Rendang for 4 hours at least... I think their Rendang is a bit watery... but nevertheless... excellent.

I've brought friend here, I've brought family here... and they all love the food. I just come back again and again when I crave for Indonesian and become too lazy to cook it myself. They really love the Grilled Eggplant/Aubergine with Sambal. It is one dish I tried to copy and have not been successful. Maybe... I do not have a grill at home. LOL.

Wish they has Ikan Kari Assam. But their Sour/Spicy Fish is close to it. I once had this exquisite dish in Singapore. It's Fish Head simmered in Assam and Curry... with lots of Tomatoes, KangKung, Okra and other S.E. Asian Vegetables.

I've tried looking for places that serve this Indonesian dish that I crave for but cannot find it.

I'd come back here again...



This is a family restaurant. The daughters help in the kitchen and the front serving customers. The mom cooks in the back and the dad tends the till and the bar. Really friendly...

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Harambe Ethiopian Restaurant2149 Commercial Street, Vancouver
Yummy!!! Gr8 Service... Beautiful
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 12:55am [Dine in]

When I first tasted Ethiopian Food... I went to Nyala and tried their Buffet. They've moved from their W. 4th location to Broadway I think. When Ethiopian eateries opened up on Commercial... the first and only one I tried is Harambe.

My first time there is a bit confusing. I ordered the 'Taste all Dish' where you get a bit of this and that... Then I looked at the other tables and saw people just ordering 1 or 2 meat dishes... they serve you lotsa Injera and when you run out, they give you more.

My second time... oh boy!!! I knew what to order. I love the spicy chicken that is served in a claypot that has hard boiled eggs. I forget its name. You only get a few pieces of chicekn but oh boy!!! I could gulp that sauce over and over again.

My third, fourth and fifth time, I brought guests from overseas here. This time around, Harambe has expanded. Service is great as usual. The girl who usually served me has moved to a Moroccan eatery in Gastown...

Oh!!! I could just fall in love with their food over and over again. It's a bit pricey but what isn't nowadays in Vancouver?

I would recommend this...

I tried cooking chicken myself with Berbere Spice... I failed... so I just come here. I love to cook and love to create new recipes never heard of... and if I fail at making something... I go to the best place that would remind me of the wonderful flavours that I miss so much.

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