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gfparasvancouverSince June 3, 20063 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.3)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service2 (2)
  • Ambiance1.5 (1.7)

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Goldilocks1606 West Broadway, Vancouver
Need lots of work
Submitted Saturday, June 3, 2006 - 12:32pm [Dine in]

The few times I've been to Goldilocks was mostly to pick out a cake. Their cakes are very good and very expensive. The thing is, there are lots of bakeries out there who offer very good and very affordable. So your pick.

The restaurant part is an embarrassment. Not only is it expensive (a very small serving of about 4 fork/spoonfulls costs an average of $5) but the food is microwaved in front of your eyes! How old is that food?

Oh and the service! One of my visits, desperate for Filipino food, I stood there in front of the servers, said "Hi, excuse me" about 3 times and still not get served. It was only after one of the people at the back pointed and told them to stop talking and help the customer. They were busy gossiping, quite loudly may I add, that it just couldn't wait until after a sale is made. What's worse is that while I was being helped, their conversation went on and I felt like a mere annoyance being there.

The only good thing about this place is that it has space enough.

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New Town Bakery & Restaurant148 E Pender Street, Vancouver
How do I put this?
Submitted Saturday, June 3, 2006 - 12:16pm [Dine in]

How do I put this?

Well... the steamed buns are so good! Whichever one you pick is really good. I've been getting steamed buns from here for years except... This one time, and the last time, I was eating a steamed bun, adding my sauce to it for more flavour, enjoying every chew... but something poked at my gums and my tongue. I picked it out of my mouth and I couldn't believe my eyes! It was an unmistakable cockroach leg!!!!!!

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Pinpin Restaurant6113 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Pinpin Restaurant Filipino Cuisine
Submitted Saturday, June 3, 2006 - 12:04pm [Dine in]

My friend had told me about this new Filipino restaurant in town - Pinpin. So I went to check it out. Boy, was I pleased! Though I found the waiters/waitresses unapproachable and rushing you, the food was great! They have the best crispy pata around - crispy indeed but with a lot of tasty meat that seems to melt in your mouth, not very expensive AND the plate comes full. They don't have bopis on the menu and their palabok is a waste of money. Too bad but so what! Everything else is quite good. The menu is not bad for choices either. There's sisig, lumpia (spring rolls), sinigang (sour soup - very good!), and lots more of the Filipino dishes I crave and miss not being in the Philippines and not being of the cooking kind.

The best desert they have are the halo-halo (shaved ice with ice cream and fillings like jello, red beans, macapuno, etc) and leche flan (creme brule). I say these are the best because they're big servings and usually good for 2, some other Filipino restaurants give small servings. The other deserts are very delicious as well.

Not much to say about the ambience. The restaurant is very small and for the amount of diners waiting for tables, I figure it won't be too long until they can move to a bigger place. The bathroom (the ladies' bathroom anyway) is clean and well-maintained which is equally important to the food they serve! If the bathroom is dirty and bathrooms are only used for a few things, what about heavy traffic areas like their kitchen, u know what I mean?

Inexpensive, surprisingly good Filipino food, Pinpin is worth the wait. Keep up the good work, Pinpin, but not the price.

Pinpin Restaurant
6113 Fraser St
604.322.3086

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