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charsiusouEast VanSince January 24, 20084 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)


Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 Reviews Found
Kingston 11 Reggae Cafe1336 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
You gotta get down here mon!
Submitted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 12:12pm [Dine in]

Last Friday night was date night, and after a hot yoga class, me and the BF were starving. We'd been wanting to hit up Kingston 11 for a while and were really excited to finally try it out.

We were not dissapointed! When we walked in we were greeted by the sound of reggae music being played on a guitar and sung by a very telanted gentleman, and bongos played by the owner.

We went to the counter to place our orders, and sadly the jerk chicken was sold out, probably because it was already 8 pm by this time. The owner's adorably precicious dauughter informed be that "the jerk chicken is toooo spicy for youuuuuuuuuuu!" We settled on the goat curry and oxtail stew. We also ordered a beef pastry to eat while we waited. The pastry was delicous - flaky pastry and spiced just right. Our mains arrived shortly after, and we were blown away, particularly by the goat curry. It was so tender and delicious, the meat just fell away from the bones. The flavours were intense and you could really feel the "love" in the food. The portions were huge even though we ordered "small". If I had a complaint, the only thing missing was a ice cold beer. They are not licensed, but no biggie, the food stands on it's own!

While we were eating, we enjoyed the music so much that I couldn't help singing along. We were invited to perform, so after we ate, the BF took the guitar, I took the mike and we performed 2 songs, what a great time!

We will definitley be back, and encourage everyone to check Kingston 11 out - just a few blocks up Lonsdale Ave from the Seabus.

Highly recommended!

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Amigo Pancake House2228 McAllister Avenue, #102, Port Coquitlam
Great Mom & Pop in Downtown PoCo!
Submitted Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 1:19pm [Dine in]

Before I had even finished my Saturday night adventures a few weeks back, I knew that I wanted to hit up Amigo’s for breakfast the following Sunday morning; for some greasy spoon goodness to ease the pain from excessive wine/ouzo consumption at the Greek joint down the block.

The signs outside Amigo’s had me intrigued, with such things as “All-day breakfast!” and “Corned-beef hash & eggs $ 4.99” – how bad could it be?

My companion (who was privy to the previous night’s excessive consumption) and I arrived while breakfast service was in full swing, the restaurant is small and was about half full. A friendly server called across to us to just seat ourselves and we were promptly given menus. The menu is straight-forward, with all the breakfast classics. It’s also worth noting there were lots of diner “classics” on the non-breakfast side, such as the “Monte Cristo” (which almost swayed me from the breakfast choices) and Liver and Onions (which certainly did not sway me). Our orders were quickly taken, I ordered the standard sausages and eggs, while my companion ordered an omelette. I was still working my way thru the first section of the local paper when our breakfast arrived. I was super happy with everything on my plate, sausages done well (like to have to have them) and it was a huge portion for the $3.99 price point – my companion was equally happy with his omelette.

Ambience was standard for a Mom & Pop breakfast joint – the place is small and in need of an update, but with the prices and quality at Amigo’s, really, I’m there for the food – with beverages, tax and tip the bill came to less than $16.00! It was a perfect addition to an already perfect Sunday :)

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Pelican Seafood Restaurant1895 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Not bad - first time at Pelican
Submitted Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 11:26am [Dine in]

Although I know better, due to a late night before, I arrived at Pelican at noon on a hot sunny Saturday.

The place was already packed, with a queue of 8 ppl at the door. As per usual at dim sum it was a bit if a circus, took a few mins to figure out who to give our name to to get seated. There were only 2 of us but we were seated in about 15 mins.

Card service is in use here at Pelican, and we promptly filled our card out and waited. And waited. It took at least 10 minutes for somone to take our card. Our server was a bit baffled by the fact that I was ordering in Cantonese and when she walked away I could tell that the Lo Mai Gai that I asked for would likely not materialze and I'd be getting a surprise.

Food came out very quickly much to my relief. The char siu bao, siu mai and har gow were solid. In the outstading category, I'm placing the char siu sou which was flaky and fresh and ot greasy at all. The xiao long bao were amazing! Big and juicy - I couldn't get enough!

Ambience was typical, large restaurant and frenetic service, washrooms were very clean and I eve got a smile or two out of the servers. For those that have said the servers were rude, just remember that a little Cantonese goes a long way. If you expect politeness, you should be sending it out first!

Price was decent, dim sum for 2 with "da bow" to take home for each of us came to jsut over 30.00. Would I go back? Probably not. Nothing wrong with this place, but Jade Dynasty is my favourite and the ladies there are fantastic - what can I say? I've been spoiled. Go early (before 11 am) if you do go.

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Jade Dynasty Restaurant137 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Yum cha update
Submitted Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 12:44pm [Dine in]

Well, I went back with some girlfriends over the weekend and Jade Dynasty did not dissapoint.

We went on a sunday at noon and it was busy but not crazy, no reservationa dn only a few minutes wait for the table.

Service was once again great, and the food as well. We tried the steaming hot Shanghai dumplings, fried turnip cakes, plump juicy shrimp Har Gow, steamed Char Siu Bao, some amazing shrimp stuffed eggplant thing, Shu Mai, curried squid, AMAZING deep fried garlic chicken wings and my namesake, Char Siu Sou. All was delicious, fresh and served promptly. My only dissapointment was the Char Siu Sou, which was quite greasy and not flaky as pastry should be.

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