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jennkoVancouverSince February 17, 200886 Reviews
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Displaying 61 - 80 of 86 Reviews Found
Wang's Beef Noodle House8390 Granville Street, Vancouver
Just another beef noodle place
Submitted Friday, April 17, 2009 - 10:21pm [Dine in]

I came here with my bf last week for a late night snack. We ordered seaweed and pork intestine for apps. The seaweed was a little too sour for me. My bf thinks that the intestines were a bit bland considering that it was supposed to be braised and not only marinated. Then we ordered "xiao long bao" the steamed pork buns and we both find them not that great, the skin was too thick and a little hard. We also ordered a large beef noodle and we find it pretty good, I personally liked the beef shank meat, compared to briskets cuz it's not as oily. The noodle itself is also not bad, it's a little chewy. In the future, I think i'll come back again to eat other apps and the beef noodle esp cuz they open till late.

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Lily Bakery4500 Kingsway, #1326, Burnaby
Only 2 good things in this bakery
Submitted Friday, April 17, 2009 - 2:39am [Dine in]

I've been to this bakery many times whenever I buy glasses or have lunch in Crystal Mall. I think this bakery is run by a Korean owner/baker because I see that she's the only one in the kitchen everytime. To me, the only thing good with this bakery is the tiny glutinous balls, i don't know what they're called but they are the size of golf balls and white in colour with a little of black sesame. They are chewy that's why I find it different in a good way from any other products in chinese bakery so I liked it. The other thing that i like is the rice crackers, they come in very big bags of 15 to 30 of them. They are not too sweet yet satisfying and not fattening. :D I will definitely come back here again for those items.

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Red Star Seafood Restaurant8298 Granville Street, Vancouver
Great chinese place
Submitted Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 11:45pm [Dine in]

I always come here for dimsum with my family or my bf. The food here is pretty good the quality is better compared to many other dimsum places but it's nothing special. For example, their "har gao" uses a lot of shrimp and no pork (at least no pork cutlet, only shrimps). The dinner in here is pretty good, I had the lobster before and it was cooked nicely. For sure I would come here again, it's a hangout place for my aunties. :-D

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Cucina Toscana8580 Cambie Rd, Unit 104, Richmond
Not as good as before
Submitted Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 10:57pm [Dine in]

I came here w my gf on April 14th for an early dinner. We ordered eggplant for the appetizer, and I ordered white wine clams while my gf ordered the vegetarian pasta. The eggplant was pretty good. My clam was a little too salty but it was cooked well, not overly long. My gf's pasta however was not a little overly cooked (according to her cuz i didn't try), and a little bland, I saw her adding so much salt into her plate. (I feel so bad cuz I was the one who introduced her to come here.) As for dessert, we ordered the german cheesecake and we both thought it was very bland and a little dissappointing though it got the crumbly texture and we would not definitely order this anymore. I would give restaurant a 2nd chance though due to the great food I experienced in the previous visits.

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Joey820 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Great lunch
Submitted Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 10:47pm [Dine in]

I came here last week with a couple of my friends and that we ordered some sliders and flatbread to start. The sliders were very simple and not worth ordering again in future. The flatbread has some chicked with some kind red indian marinade or sth, the taste is pretty different, the bread itself is a little cruncy which is good. We then ordered beef dip and lobster cheese sandwich. The beef dip has the regular onion and some beef of course, the sauce is pretty normal, nothing really interesting. The lobster sandwich got barely any lobster in it,but it's got tonnes of cheese which made up a little for the teeny tiny bit of lobster. The ambiance is pretty casual, we were seated in the individual sofa and it was pretty comfy. The service was a little lacking that day, maybe because of so many tables yet I only noticed 2 servers. I don't think i'll come back next time (unless of course my friends wanna come here) just coz the food is pretty common with nothing special.

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Octopus Garden1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
Possibly the best Japanese restaurant in town
Submitted Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

went here yesterday for dinner and the for of us ordered the chef's creations for the day. So the idea is the food keeps on coming until we tell them to stop or start the dessert. I forgot the order that it came in and some of the dishes but i'll write bout some of them here so u can order it if u come. I had the miso soup french onion style, meaning it's miso with baquette and melted cheese on it, I find this creative but did not really excite my taste buds. I also had horse meat, I find it a tasting just like beef with somewhat coarser grain. The meat was cooked medium rare but I still think it's not as good as beef. Foies gras sushi is wrapped with nori from top to bottom and it is: foies gras, mushroom, mango, and rice. This tasted awesome, the foies gras was cooked perfectly, soft in the center. Another one that i remember was the uni shooter, aka. Japanese viagra as the chef called it, it's actually comprised of "mountain yam", rice, uni, and quail's egg. The taste of that was just excellent, I think I would try doing it at home sometime next week w my bf. We also had rice with uni and some fish, it was great, just that I find the fish (I forgot the kind) was a little dry, the uni was excellent though. The dessert that they have was banana fritters with soy or sesame gelato. It tasted pretty good. I would definitely come back here again and I will specify to the chef that I want the uni shooter and foie gras sushi.

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Toratatsu735 Denman, Vancouver
Excellent Amaebi (Spot Prawn)
Submitted Friday, April 10, 2009 - 4:35am [Dine in]

I have been wanting to come here for months and finally I came with my bf and 2 other friends last night. We had very high expectations as we looked at the menu online and it seemed to be great. The 1st dish we had was sea urchin ($10), I thought it would come in 4 slices/order just like other japanese restaurants. Instead only 2 slices came per order and the sea urchin (uni) was smaller compared to other restaurants. Next, we had the amaebi which was very sweet and big and also it came in 4 pieces which was very cheap for the mere $10. They also went another level with the amaebi by deep frying the heads. The risotto there was misleading as it was not aborio rice and therefore it wasn't cooked properly as in al dente. The scallop in the risotto was a perfect example of cardboard scallop (overly cooked). The beef carpaccio should be avoided by all means, it was too thick, very chewy from the tendon and basically it took us 2 to 3 mins to chew down 1 slice of carpaccio. The yellowtail was alright but I didn't really like it, they are ok with it though. The black cod was mediocre, just a normal jap style black cod. The ebi mayo was pretty good considering that the prawn was big and the sauce was a little spicy. The smoked duck breast was just ok since I've had way better (the best) duck breast in 14981 in White Rock. Would I come back again? Maybe not unless I crave amaebi in the middle of the night.

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Au Petit Chavignol845 East Hastings St, Vancouver
A great hang out place
Submitted Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 6:34pm [Dine in]

I just went there last night with 7 of my friends at 7 pm. It was very crowded and we had to wait outside for over 15 mins and because the place was small, we could not be seated in a table so we just sat on the bar, which was alright. We ordered the large grand tasting platter which came in a three tiered plates, the prosciutto and the cheese was great. We also ordered Mac n Cheese that was not bad and pretty big portion for the price. The Swiss Raclette was pretty good, the cheese was melted in front of us in some sort of burner and we just drizzle it on top of the potatoes. We also ordered white wine mussels that came with fries. The mussels are good, but I think the flavour is a little too bland. The last dish we ordered was the chicken liver terrine and it was good, very smooth and buttery. Last night, we ordered 4 bottles of wine, in general they were good, there was one bottle of riesling that was very fruity and smooth, I am not sure which one but I think it was the Dr. Loosen from Germany. Btw, I had the chocolate cookies in the end and it's interesting that it came in a paper bag and was very hot when it came so it's gotta be fresh from the oven. I find it a touch too sweet though. I will definitely come back here for the wine and cheese and also for hanging out with friends.

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Capers Community Market3277 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Great ready to eat food
Submitted Friday, April 3, 2009 - 2:16pm [Dine in]

I came here last month for the curry couscous salad and both my mom and I think that it's awesome. The flavour of the curry tasted just right, not too strong and not too bland. They also have some almonds in it to make the texture more interesting. The dessert selection here is also pretty good, my friend and I bought carrot cake, chocolate and raspberry tart and also the cupcake. The carrot cake was moist and the topping was cream cheese and it was great. The chocolate and raspberry tart was also very good as it was not too sweet and there's a little touch of sour to balance out the dark chocolate's sweetness. The cupcake was not good though, it was dry and the topping was overly sweet. So, if I were to buy dessert, I'll definitely come back here for both the carrot cake and the choco raspberry tart.

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Thai House Restaurant1116 Robson Street, Vancouver
It's alright.
Submitted Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 2:43am [Dine in]

I came here with a girlfriend of mine for dinner today. As we walked up the walkway from Robson St. into the restaurant that is located in the 2nd floor, we thought that this restaurant was not going to be good. The staircase were tight and somewhat run down. As we got into the restaurant, the ambiance was somewhat warm and we gained more confidence in the food. We ordered shrimp cakes for the app, duck curry and prawn with green beans for main course. We also ordered coconut rice that tasted identical to white rice and spinach rice that barely has some spinach flavor in it. The shrimp cake was pretty good other than it tasted more like frozen food. The duck curry has a very nice sauce however, very little duck meat, probably not even 5 slices. As for the prawns, there's an adequate amount in it, but the taste is a little too sweet and not salty enough, somewhat like the thai sweet chili sauce. To conclude, I do not enjoy the food and I am not coming back here anymore though I might try Thai House in other locations.

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Sciue800 W. Pender St, #110, Vancouver
Great pizza but not the panino
Submitted Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 4:03pm [Dine in]

I came here last week with my girlfriend for lunch. Both of us shared an artichoke pizza and a lamb panino. The pizza took no more than 5 minutes to get ready and it tasted awesome, very thin and crunchy crust yet it was not hard. The panino took almost 15 minutes to get to our table and the bread was somewhat dry and a little too hard to chew, also there was very little lamb inside. For drinks, my friend had the regular coffee and I had matcha green tea latte, which I think was pretty good. So, I'll definitely come back but next time only order pizzas.

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Italian Tomato8380 Bridgeport Road, Richmond
Huge portion but not good
Submitted Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 5:19am [Dine in]

I came here sometime in September 2008 with my mom and my friend for dinner because my other friend used to work here and he told me to try it out. So I did and the three of us ordered 3 dishes of pasta and the any one of the dishes portion turn out to be good for three people so we could not finish any of the pasta. The bad part is that none of them taste good and also there is barely any meat or seafood there, only an abundant amount of pasta. So, we are definitely not coming back again.

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Berry Good8766 McKim Way, #1120, Richmond
Nice and light dessert place
Submitted Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 1:21pm [Dine in]

Unlike the western style of cakes, this dessert place offers a variety of cheesecakes and mousse cakes that are lighter in texture and in flavor. I went there last night and my gf and I tried the blueberry cheesecake, petite fromage, and some chocolate mousse cake. I actually find the portion to be slightly smaller than regular cakes that's sold outside like in Sweet Revenge or Sweet Obsession but it is also cheaper than outside so it is a good portion for the price. The flavor is great, just a touch too much cream.

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Guu in Aberdeen4151 Hazelbridge Way, #2790, Richmond
Good but not as good as other guus
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 6:33pm [Dine in]

I have been to the Guus in downtown before and the food there were very tasty, cooked just right, and not bad of a presentation. And, when I heard that Guu opened in Richmond, I thought I should give it a shot and see if it stands up to the other Guu's standards. I was a little disappointed to find that the taste is a little bland compared to the other Guus. Maybe I should try another time in here to see if it was just that day that I went in January 2009

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Patisserie Bordeaux3601 10th Ave, Vancouver
Great bakery for the neighbour
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 6:28pm [Dine in]

My mom and I love to come here to buy the mische loaf, it is their softest bread with somewhat crunchy crust. I also had their cream horn and it was pretty good, pastry was flaky and cream was not too sweet. Their croissant is better compared to Sweet Obsessions because it is not as oily yet inside is still very moist and outside crust was made well.

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Patisserie Lebeau1728 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Best waffle in town
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 6:23pm [Dine in]

I come here all the time, minimum once a week and every time I come here he always have perfect waffles, at least perfect for all the savory waffles. Other than the regular savory waffles, I also tried their brie chicken waffle sandwich and it was also very good. If you love eating waffles or even having some breakfast, you should come here and give it a try, just make sure you don't come on Sundays cuz they will be closed.

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Sweet Revenge Patisserie4160 Main Street, Vancouver
Great dessert place at night
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 2:04pm [Dine in]

I came here twice last month and both times I find the dessert and drinks to be pretty good. I really liked their smooth operator, it was chocolate cake with lots of raspberries and mascarpone cheese. I also find the berry trifle very good. Their zuccotto however was alright, it's not as good as the one I had in Sweet Obsessions, as the one in Sweet Obsessions had hazelnuts and more chocolaty. The drinks in here is very good though, I tried Irish Coffee and it was tasty with just the right amount of liquor in it.

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Cheesecake Etc.2141 Granville, Vancouver
Decent cheesecake
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 1:53pm [Dine in]

Cheesecake Etc. was well known for it's great cheesecake and all my friends told me that they have amazing cheesecake but when i went there last month, sometime in February 2009, I was a little disappointed. I guess everyone told me that it was perfect but I feel that it was just alright. Yes, the cheesecake melts in the mouth and yes the strawberry sauce was good, but there're other places that offer better dessert selection. Just like Sweet Revenge or Sweet Obsession, they have more variety and also more dense and flavorful cheesecake selections.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Great food, great drinks, great hang out
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 5:11am [Dine in]

I came here with my boyfriend in December 2008 for some late night food. We got the mussels and we thought that they were cooked perfectly, not even a little bit of rubbery texture. We also tried the venison carpaccio and it was pretty good, it was a little bit more chewy than cru's carpaccio, maybe because it is sliced slightly thicker but it was great, I liked it more than CRU's, but my bf liked CRU's more. We also had lamb loin and it was great, my bf liked it. My only complaint for Chambar is just that sometimes it's a little too crowded and noisy so it was a little uncomfortable to chat. But, I would definitely come again.

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Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Great food if you crave for malaysian cuisine
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 4:58am [Dine in]

I came here w my gf for lunch last week, we had roti canai, lamb satay, and the coconut seafood fried rice. The roti canai was good but I think the sauce is too watery and too little for the portion of the roti. The lamb satay was good. The fried rice was generally good but I just think that it's a little bland in taste. Since this place is nearby my house so I will come again when I crave for Asian food but then or else it's not my first choice for food.

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