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sweethotlower mainlandSince August 27, 2006162 Reviews
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3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
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Cafe Crepe1032 Robson St, Vancouver
Exceeded expectations during busy Olympic rush.
Submitted Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 5:24pm [Dine in]

I'm not a fan of Cafe Crepe, but we were near there and wanted a snack. Despite being innundated with other patrons the staff and customer service was actually good. They were upbeat, calm, making jokes, and handling the hungry patrons well. They were upfront about the 30 minute wait, as to the other poster the reason there was up to a 30 minute wait for food was because of all the orders ahead of you. Not due to the kitchen's cooking capacity. We were given a number, waited outside the restaurant watching the Olympic crowds and were happy to receive our food. The crepes are all pre-made, though the fillings are freshly added, the prices were extremely high at around $10 for a crepe, but overall I was happy with my snack. I'm not sure how they managed to have good service, as they normally have the worst service but I was plesantly surprised.

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Big City Cupcakes18640 Fraser Hwy, Langley
Over-hyped soul-less fakery
Submitted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 9:25pm [Dine in]

Big City Cupcakes has a big marketing budget. These cupcakes are over-hyped. I stopped in to the new Langley location. Apparently it's a franchise. The strip mall it's located in is still partially under construction and you couldn't even directly turn into their entrance, I had to detour to get to the place. They also had a confusing sign on their double doors, stating something like please use the other entrance or door with an arrow pointing to the left. All that sign meant was to use the door beside it, but it would be more simple and effective to communicate that with a sign directly on the door that they wished to be used with an arrow pointing downwards. Or the classy way would be simply to have the open sign on the door that they wish the customer to use, if it's such a hassle to leave both side by side doors unlocked. Why do I bring this up? It just highlights the lack of simplicity and common sense that this place has. The owner(?)/cashier was one of those tall, skeletal, glacial, blondes who looked like she hadn't eaten even one cupcake in her whole life. There was NO smell of baking in the place, as they don't even bake their cupcakes there! I'm confused as to their claims that they use no preservatives in their products. There must be preservatives or more likely a tonne of butter to preserve moisture and "freshness" as these cupcakes are baked centrally and then delivered to various locations. These cupcakes are extremely pricey. I came here for the filled cupcakes, as it's not offered by the other cupcake stores. These are tasty and decadent, the truffle one is worth the splurge. However, it's so rich I can only eat a small amount of the cupcake. At the time I went there were only full size cupcakes they might have sold out of the mini ones. Overall though I don't like this place. Original Cupcakes bakes cupcakes fresh daily and whatever they have left over they sell at a reduced price the next day, so you know that whatever you buy there is fresh from that day. They also bake in-store. Frostings Cupcakery down the street is comparable in price to Original Cupcakes and they smell like a bakery as well. They are also super generous with frosting. I find Big City Cupcakes are too expensive. While they do offer novel filled cupcakes, I don't think the product justifies the prices. I just don't like the idea of a bakery that doesn't bake onsite when it's a product like cupcakes that should be baked on-site. I want tempting wafts of vanilla, and sugar and butter before I purchase a cupcake. I want to see bakers, with aprons, that look like they eat and enjoy baking. In fact the design of this retail outlet wasn't even reminiscent of a bakery, it was almost more like a jewellry store, all of the diffrent flavours of cupcakes are under glass showcases. I didn't like that.

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Qoola4700 Kingsway, #2250, Burnaby
delicious frozen yogurt "sundae" with your choice of toppings
Submitted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 8:50pm [Dine in]

Are you picky? Do you have a sweet tooth but want healthier desserts? Run to Qoola! It's a cute little place but this location at Metrotown is a bit different. You can pick your toppings and yogurt and then it's weighed by the cashier before you pay. It is pricey but I like that you can customize it yourself. There are different flavours of frozen yogurt, I tried the mango and mixed berry. Toppings include delicious syrups. I added some fruits and a bit of crushed chocolate. It tasted great! Refreshing, sweet and light. I wish the frozen yogurt was less soft, if it were more frozen it would be a bit better. As it seems to melt far too quickly. Also as it was a bit later in the day they weren't refilling the fruits etc. so there were lots of empty topping trays. Overall though it's a good concept. Recommended!

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Lily Bakery4500 Kingsway, #1326, Burnaby
Now a Filipino Bakery NOT Korean any longer
Submitted Monday, February 15, 2010 - 6:39pm [Dine in]

This bakery is now half it's size, and is now a Filipino bakery. There are some remnants of the previous bakery, for instance they still sell rice cakes. They offer some samples of their new offerings which is nice. The ube flavoured products here tasted strong, I love the ube mamon cake at Goldilocks bakery better, it's so light and almost creamy tasting and the light purple colouring of the cake is pretty. I purchased an ensaymada with sugar and few cheese shreds on top. It was decent, but slightly pricey at $1.50. They seem fairly new and the workers there still seem to be figuring things out. For instance they weren't too sure about the prices of certain items. Would be best to just create a price list and leave notecards with prices in front of their baked goods, some items were priced but most were not. This place is busier at least than the last bakery was so it might be around longer.

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Beard Papa's10153 King George Highway, #2712, Surrey
Strange
Submitted Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 3:35pm [Dine in]

The cream puffs taste fine, as they are a standardized product. However the servers there and the kiosk are a bit different than the rest. They offer a "flavour of the week". I'm used to other Beard Papa location's offering 2-3 different flavours in addition to vanilla daily. Other locations usually sell out of the special flavour as well if you are not there earlier in the day. I've always been charged extra here if I pick the special flavour combined with an eclair cream puff, while at the other stalls they've never charged extra just the normal eclair price. It's priced as a special cream puff. They blow into the plastic glove before putting it on... not sure if they are just using cheaper quality plastic gloves, I've never seen that anywhere else. The servers here are also a bit slower too, in ringing up your order and filling the puff. Other locations have an abundance of puffs in their display while here there were few. It seems like their sales aren't very high. It also urks me that they measure the cream puff, because I've never seen them add any more filling, it just seems like a Japanese quirk to measure them after filling. I'm not sure if they aren't just promoting this location but they should be doing more to let mall patrons know about their product. Like offering small samples taste tests or something. Their cream puffs are good. Balloons or something else to attract attention to their stall would be good, as they are located across from the main food court. They should also offer a hefty student discount like %15 or %20 and make them addicted to their products so they will have regular patrons. The mall food court is really mediocre in general, the food served there isn't good so this is a welcome addition for desserts.

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Romania Country Bread3680 Moncton Street, Richmond
Bread a la Ancienne
Submitted Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 1:50pm [Dine in]

Artisan bread, hand crafted using stoneground organic dough fired in a wood-burning oven is priceless. Once you've had a taste of this it's hard to go back to grocery store bread. This place is nestled in Steveston Village and wouldn't be out of place in the Old Country. They only make one product in a full loave size and half loave size. The bread has a beautiful exterior as it's cooked in a wood-burning oven with excellent texture. The inside crumb is fine and while hearty you don't overly taste the fibre, it's finely ground. This is a great bread to serve with dips or sliced thinly and made into sandwiches. It's a denser bread so at first glance it may seem small however it's heavier and a smaller amount will fill you up, most grocery store breads are full of air. The prices are fair for the excellent unique product they turn out. I wish they added pizza to their repetoire, Steveston pizza is closed during the day and with that wood-burning oven if they decided to make pizza or other specialty breads it would be great.

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Giuseppe's Bread and Deli, Da Vito3596 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Good solid Italian food
Submitted Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 12:33pm [Dine in]

The food is about a 3.5. This place is different, it's basically a few tables and chairs set alongside a grocery store / deli. It's fairly authentic food but the food isn't sublime it is well-cooked though. If you are looking for non-fussy home-cooked Italian this is a good place. The menu pricing is obsolete, I'm not quite sure why they haven't reprinted new menu's with the new pricing. Their menu's are only laminated pieces of paper, it shouldn't be too hard to print up new ones.... I ordered based on the old prices and then was told prices have gone up (i.e. something costing 6.99 before is now 8.99...) Yes food costs have gone up, but not 20%. When you have no ambiance and are a no-frills establishment I don't see how the 20% price raise was justified by the new owner's. The best value here is to order the main course with pasta specials like veal with pasta, you can choose the pasta you want its about $12. Gnocchi is $1 extra. The half salad's are also fairly generous here and well worth the $5. While other's raved about the free balsamic vingegar/olive oil mixture served with the bread, it's not the best quality. Rolls are included but the bad part is if the person served the rolls hasn't finished them it goes back into the communal basket, other places probably do that as well just not in front of the customer. I found that a bit disturbing. Overall it was a good meal, but a bit pricey for the no-frills ambiance especially as the food was good but not amazing.

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Damien's Belgian Waffles3891 Chatham Street, #2, Richmond
Who can resist fresh waffles?
Submitted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 5:37pm [Dine in]

I wandered into this place because the bakery next door advertising Chocolate Cake was closed. Their daily special was mini-waffles and a hot chocolate so I got that. The mini-waffles are a good size still and would be good for children especially. I got to try a few different flavours. I highly recommend the chocolate coated waffles, those were decadent. I usually don't like white chocolate that much but it works with the waffles. I also tried the maple which was donut-like almost in density and texture, the cinnamon which would be awesome with some apple butter, and the light green matcha which had a faint green tea taste but it wasn't overpowering which was nice. The hot chocolate was good too, not to sweet. Everything is prepared with care, and to order and the nice owner's clearly are passionate about waffles. Worth a visit if you are in the area. You can even pick some up to enjoy for breakfast the next day.

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George's Taverna3760 Moncton Street, #130, Richmond
Yummy take-out Greek chicken donair
Submitted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 5:28pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is located in Steveston. They have a take-out window set up overlooking their kitchen area so you can peek in and see the staff and who I assumed was George the owner busy at work. I had a chicken donair pita wrap to go. The chicken is spinning around on a donair grill, and was freshly carved for the pita. I requested extra tzatziki, and some added hummus and cucumbers on my wrap and they got my order right without charging extra. My snack was delicious. The pita bread was warmed, with ample chicken and fresh veggies and lots of garlicky sauce. Recommended. I do wish the veggie version of this wrap was priced more reasonably, for essentially salad in a pita it just costs $1 less than the meat version.

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Booster Juice333 Brooksbank Avenue, #120, North Vancouver
Not nutritious drinks but decent wraps
Submitted Monday, January 25, 2010 - 5:20pm [Dine in]

Okay so the freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice sold here is clearly nutritious. Their smoothie type booster juices are not. They contain lots of juices, sorbets, yogurts and a minimal amount of frozen actual fruit. The calories are supposedly 300 or something but with all that sugar in the drink from the juice and the sorbets it must be much higher, something fishy is going on. Also these drinks are far too filling and thick, I didn't like it. I'm more a Jugo Juice girl I guess, there I can see that there is way more actual fruit in the drink.

If you come here skip the fruit drinks and go directly for the Funky Monkey a banana soy chocolate drink. It's great, and not healthy but tasty.

Their wraps are awesome here though. It's overfilled with meat, and they grill them. The wraps are definately more filling than Jugo Juice.

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Bo Laksa King2546 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
True foodie gem, with tasty laksa, unique dishes and the chai tea is excellent!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted Friday, January 8, 2010 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

This Burmese place has been getting rave reviews & generating good buzz on other Vancouver sites, well the hype is real. This place is amazing, just what a true foodie place should be. They focus on offering a few menu items, but what they do offer is freshly cooked, and cooked well and tastes delicious. First let's start with the location it's a hole in the wall place that exists in a compact space within a small convenience grocery store! There is space only for a couple of people to sit so be prepared to do take-away and if there is a line to wait for your food. The laksa is a comforting bowl of flavourful but not too spicy coconut broth soup served with your choice of noodle and tidbits of flavourful toppings. If you like spicy dishes, thai food or curries you will love this dish. This is a complex dish because of the different flavours but the ingredients all work together in harmony as well. It's a must-try. The chicken satay is freshly grilled to order and served with a little bit of rice and delicious smooth peanut sauce. The chai is frothy, sweetened to taste, has a strong tea flavour with the creaminess of evaporated milk. I normally don't like tea and I loved this tea, in fact I wish I'd had two cups. They offer some unique dishes I've never even heard of like tea leaf salad and picked ginger salad. These dishes are meant to be eaten in small quantities like a chutney. So a tablespoon is a serving. Just ask for a sample if you are hesitant about purchasing the dish as tthey gladly offer samples of the salads. The pickled ginger salad consisted of shreds of ginger that tasted mildly fermented and this was topped off with deep-fried lentils. The lentil part was super tasty, the pickled salad was different, definately something of an accquired taste but I'm glad I tried it. The menu is small and some other things they offer at tortilla wraps, even though it says roti wraps this is more of a fusion dish so they use tortilla. I don't recommend this as it wasn't as good. I had the chicken roti (well tortilla) wrap and it wasn't that great. Just a mix of some chicken potatos and frozen mixed veggies. However if you get a soup the wraps are a good deal as they are $2 off. Oh and the prices for all their dishes are very reasonable. Apparently on weekends they offer a few more dishes like curry chicken. I wish Vancouver had more of these places that offer unique authentic foods cooked with care. You can tell the articulate owners are passionate about food and enthusiastic about sharing their cuisine. While it was in a small grocery store the atmosphere was positive and in Asia in countries like Thailand or Indonesia it's a common practise for small food vendors to just set up shop outside so you can spend an afternoon or evening wandering up and down the impromtu food stalls in back allies or in front of houses or shops just snacking on tasty morsels of food. They do have plans to expand so do visit them while they are still in the grocery store, it is unique. I heartily recommend this place. Also be sure to visit the Latin bakery next door they have yummy pan de sel buns, empanadas and addictive tres leches cake.

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Paul's Sub Shop4608 Imperial St., Burnaby
Excellent grilled subs!
Submitted Friday, January 8, 2010 - 11:22pm [Dine in]

This sandwich place is more suited to carnivores and males. As they pile on meat toppings. I tried their 6" grilled chicken sub and added mushrooms and green peppers. These overstuffed freshly grilled sandwiches were messy and super tasty. The whole wheat bread here is hearty with fibre you can taste and sturdy nothing at all like the flimsy fake brown bread subway bread. They grill and slice chicken breast then add on delicious grilled onions that were almost caramelized, edam cheese and honey mustard and mayo sauces. With a small amount of tomato's and lettuce. With the extra toppings this wasn't a cheap sandwich at $10 however it was a filling meal. Twice the price of subway but it's a quality sandwich and well worth it. Also the chicken sandwich was much less greasy than expected, the bread didn't even soak through with grease, so it's a healthy choice. The European owners are friendly and don't cut corners and craft a damn good sandwich. There are some great sandwich places around town, and this is one of them. Well worth a visit, especially for those with a hearty appetite. The ambiance is neat and tidy and sort of like a cross between an European / American diner.

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Taco Luis5300 No. 3 Road, #1040, Richmond
Yummy & healthy Mexican fast food!
Submitted Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 9:58pm [Dine in]

I've tried a few things at this place. While not authentic it's a delicious rendition of Canadian-Mexican food. The taco's come overfilled with fresh toppings. The Mexican chicken rice is a balanced plate of flavours and tastes yummy. The mexican rice is more like the Asian style white rice and tastes good, I can't stand the rice served at other mexican places and greek places, those remind me of Uncle Ben's rice. I love that their chicken meat isn't ground it's chunks of real chicken meat and includes boneless white and dark meat. There is an array of fresh toppings besides lettuce and tomatos including cucumbers and shredded carrots. They are generous with the sour cream. I don't really like the guacomole here and skip it. Do try the salsa sauces at the front cash register. They were tasty, and the hot one isn't spicy. Other topping choices include japaleno and banana pepper. This place is addictive, they offer fresh hearty portions of food. The owner is friendly and chatty and makes everyone feel welcome. I wish there were more unique independently owned food court gems like this place. The empanada hut a few stalls down is also worth a visit for a snack, their empanada's are tasty. Highly recommended if you are in the area and want something inexpensive and different.

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Tentatsu2430 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cheap "Japanese" food, great alternative to AYCE!!!!
Submitted Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 10:37am [Dine in]

This place is always busy and for good reason. They serve up generous portions of solid Japanese food. Sure it may not be pure authentic Japanese food but it tastes good and the value is amazing. Especially for this day and age where other restaurants are furiously rising prices, Tentatsu's price went up a tiny bit but is still crazy good value, plus there is a 10% discount for take-out AND they deliver. I highly recommend the dynamite roll, it's like a giant roll, stuffed with 2 shrimp and a piece of yam tempura, with masago on the outside. They offer good combinations for lunch that are a bargain and let you sample a bit of their menu. The lunch munch combo at $6.95 came with iceburg salad, 4 pieces of california roll, 4 slices of Salmon terriyaki, appetizer sized tempura, couple of orange slices, rice, miso soup AND sunomono. The terriyaki salmon is delicious here. Not every food item was to my liking but that is normal for me I am picky, for some reason the tempura dripped oil, but I simply stripped away the batter, and just enjoyed the larger tempura pieces. I also wasn't fond of the california roll but I am just picky and not a fan of california roll in general, here the filling was too pasty. The oyako don with chicken and egg is priced at $4.99! It was delicious with again a generous portion and I loved the addition of glass noodles which soaked up the sauce and were tasty. Most of their appetizers hover around the $3 range. I love that they offer grilled mushrooms. Cheap with decent edible food and massive portions Tetatsu is a true gem. Eating here is also cheaper than AYCE with a calmer friendlier atmosphere. There are heaps of pseudo-Japanese places but Tentatsu is one of the best if not the best of the bunch.

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Indo Mexicana331 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
Fun place combining Indian and Mexican foods!!
Submitted Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 12:01pm [Dine in]

Both Indian and Mexican cuisines have flavours in common so it's a great idea to combine the two in a restaurant. One cusine's flour tortilla is another cuisine's roti. While this is located in a strip mall the ambiance decoration is everything one could wish for, very Bollywood, with cheerful bright colours while at the same time being Mexican as they use bright colours too. The decor actually almost looks like a movie set its so over the top! You almost can't help but go into this place if you are passing by, it's so cheerful. So back to the food, they offer daily freshly cooked Indian dishes sitting in a steam tray like at a food court but for Indian food this is actually a good things as it allows the flavours to meld. Combos with 1 items start at $6 and goes up to $10 for four items. I didn't try the Indian food as I was eyeing the Mexican menu. I tried a chicken fajita, I think the chicken was pre-cooked strips however they freshly saute the veggies for this dish which was a nice touch. It was a tad pricey at $7 even though it was full of chicken, I was expecting something bigger. However it did pass the taste test with flying colours. This place is reasonably priced and the Mexican dishes are under $10. The homemade slightly sour guacamole was delicious as was the pico de gallo. The owners are from India but they worked at Mexican restaurants which is where the Mexican connection comes in. Mexican food is never very authentic in Vancouver but this place is a cut above Taco Time etc. and is delicious. This place has a good vibe and the owner is friendly. I will definately be returning! Also that Columbia corridor has some new stores and is revamping into a slightly decent shopping area, so it's worth a visit to surrounding stores, especially Bella Bakery up the street.

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Asuka Sushi712C 12th Street, New Westminster
Unique spin on quality AYCE Japanese
Submitted Friday, November 20, 2009 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

Bad location, great food, thanks to the other reviewers who pointed me to this place.

I had high expectations for this place, but at least for the AYCE the fish isn't the freshest, it's still good but not amazingly fresh. Tokachi in Surrey still is my favorite place for the freshest fish I've ever tasted in BC.

They may just save the freshest fish for their special rolls and not for the AYCE which is fair enough. They have awesome creative rolls but we didn't get a chance to try those, other patrons were ordering off the menu more than going for the AYCE as well.

All prices are reasonable here and they have good daily specials.

I didn't really like the miso soup here, it was too salty and didn't come with mini-cubes of tofu.

The salad's here are beautiful in fact their food presentation for all dishes is a strong point.

There was a few slices of strawberry, matchstick cucumbers, slices of red delicious apple and some greens.

For the AYCE the sunomono is huge and was piled with ample baby shrimp as well as the same garnishes as the green salad. In fact I usually order 2 or more sunomono at AYCE and I could barely finish the one here.

There is a decent selection on their AYCE, if there's something not on there that you might like, suggest it to the server and they may include it, this was a nice point of going to a small restaurant.

The rolls are almost like nigiri here for the AYCE as they are ordered by piece vs by a whole roll and they are overstuffed with rice so don't order too many.

There's no limit on the sashimi and I liked that it's cut smaller but not too small.

The spicy terriyaki chicken was tasty.

My favorite thing here was their tempura, it was delicious and light. They offer a great selection for tempura including zucchinni, red snapper, salmon, shrimp, squid etc. Usually I stay away from fried foods but it was so tasty here.

At around $20 per person for the AYCE it was a good value and as it's a smaller restaurant it was nice to have AYCE in a less busy & relaxed location. Their staff is friendly and they are generous as when we asked for the bill they looked confused and asked if we wanted to order more food.

At the beginning I wasn't very wowed by the food because while the salad and sunomono were beautifully presented their taste wasn't spectacular but average. However overall everything tasted good and by the end of the meal we were satisfied and will definately be returning.

Highly recommended as there is just something unique about this place.

If you are in the area I recommend the SPCA thrift store just up the street from it as well, there are always amazing finds there and there's a resident friendly cat who allows anyone to pet her.

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Pearl Fever Tea House10330 152nd Street, #65B, Surrey
I like their packaging
Submitted Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 4:11pm [Dine in]

I like Pearl Fever's logo's and their atmosphere is pretty nice. I like drinking my bbt in the cafe but it's small so sometimes it's hard to get a seat. I don't think they serve food, only drinks. While I like their drinks I do find that it's a bit too sweet. The server claims that they don't add sugar to their drinks but there clearly is sugar in the drinks so it's weird. I think they use fruit syrups which are full of sugar. I also dislike how they run out of fresh fruit drinks even in the summer when the fruit is in season. The mango bbt is pretty good here, as are the hot red tea drinks. I just find it a bit pricey because I almost always am forced to have my drinks to go as they are so small there are no seats in the place. Also the plaza they are located in is the worst for parking so it's annoying to go here so I just end up going to Bubble World as there are tonnes of parking spaces there.

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Bubble World10090 152nd St, #137, Surrey
Fast, tasty, consistent BBT
Submitted Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 4:03pm [Dine in]

Recommended. Their take-out counter just inside their entrance offers speedy service. The servers are efficient, and don't have attitude. My favorite BBT here is the papaya slush, it's flavourful even with half sugar. I like that they always double check if you want milk, because I hate milk but sometimes forget to ask for no milk. For eat-in the BBT is served in huge glasses and there are combo's for BBT and food. They are very popular and always busy.

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La Conquistadora10609 King George, Surrey
Could it be? Delicious authentic Mexican food!
Submitted Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 3:17pm [Dine in]

This place is awesome for delicious Mexican food. I highly recommend their guacomole which was slightly chunky and filled with flavour and included hints of cilantro, lime, diced tomatos and onion. This is one of the best guacomoles I've ever tried in the Lower Mainland. I tried their red enchilda with chicken dish which cost $7. This comes with 2 pulled fresh white chicken meat mixed with the enchilada sauce in hand-made corn tortillas, topped with a bit more sauce and cheese. This isn't super-cheesy at all which I liked. There wasn't that much sauce but what was there was flavourful. It's served with two sides including Mexican rice, this was decent. The refried beans was salty but still tasty. Everything was freshly cooked that day it was clear. This hole in the wall restaurant is definately a gem, it doesn't look appealing from the outside but don't let that deter you. Do not park right in front of the store as it's very tricky to get out as you have to directly back out on the busy King George Highway. It's better to park at the side street, but its also where crackheads walk so go with someone else not alone. They also stock some groceries and the prices for the dried Mexican chili's is some of the lowest I've seen. The servers don't really speak English, I asked for salsa and they said my meal didn't come with it but regardless this is one of the better places for Mexican foods. Highly recommended for reasonably priced well-cooked flavourful Mexican food. When it's rainy and wintry I will be doing take-out from here and making margarita's at home to remind me of sunnier climates.

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Sammi's Bubble Tea88 West Pender Street, #2023, Vancouver
No competition in that area = Mediocre product
Submitted Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 2:05am [Dine in]

This BBT place used to be much better especially the first couple of years they were open. They used to put more fruit in the drinks so there was actually some flavour. Now they majorly skimp on the fruit, so their BBT is mostly sugar water. Also the prices have crept up over the years. It's around $4 -$4.50 for fruit BBT. They can get away with increasing prices and serving a inferior product because they have absolutely no competition in that area. I usually stop off here before watching a movie and smuggle the drink in. The owners seem nice I just wish they were less greedy and provided a better quality drink. Also apart from BBT they offer some other things such as ice cream sundaes with various toppings which actually are a good value and a decent size and generously topped off. If the owners read this please try to at least provide straws in plastic wrapper for your customers. With so many viruses going around I hate that the straws were probably touched by other customer's grubby hands.

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