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PeterPanEnglish Bay, VancouverSince September 9, 20073 Reviews
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1.5 (1.6)
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Legendary Noodle1074 Denman Street, Vancouver
A Sore Butt...
Submitted Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 12:38pm [Dine in]

The first thing that I noticed when walking in was a whiff of an unpleasant smell, which I later recognized as rotting lunch meat. Maybe it was just me, but I smelt it twice later when walking past the "kitchen" in the back of the restaurant. Probably just me...
The girl dressed in a t-shirt and cut-offs sat us in a booth. Pardon, that is actually two church pews facing each other, with a table in the middle. Now, I'm all for ambiance and stuff, but... I guess in this case they were trying to educate us on the fact that everyone in Asia sits on benches, stools or, well, church pews. For extra padding they put 4 pillow cases. That's pillow covers, not pillows. (Refer to the title...)
We ordered Spring Rolls and Edamame to start. They came out first, as we had asked, but the Spring Rolls were very hot and all the three of us had to eat over were paper napkins. So here we are, trying to hold on to the rolls with plastic chop sticks, dripping plum sauce all over the napkins. Oh and by the way, what's with the plastic flatware? One of the reasons I hate Hon's (on Robson) is not because of its Soviet Cafeteria feel or the slime they serve for food, but the plastic utensils one has to use to scoop up that slime with. You know how difficult it is to hold on to anything using those? Ever heard of bamboo? Renewable, so no monkeys have to die... Too expensive I guess, eh? I'll pay the extra dollar, I swear.
Anyway, I ordered thin noodles with pork, mushrooms and black bean sauce. Now you can't go wrong with that combination. But the dish was nothing I had expected. The pork was ground! Huh? There was maybe one mushroom, a broccoli and a couple of green beans on the side. And a bunch of black bean sauce. Not even all of the noodles were coated with the sauce though. Was it just squeezed from a bottle at the last moment? So it was really Spaghetti Bolognese sans the tomato sauce. Thank God it came with a fork and a spoon, which I would usually find atrocious. But remember what I said about slime and plastic chop sticks...
Oh, the tea! Green tea in a Chinese restaurant... Tetley! In a water glass! With a paper coffee cup sleeve! Now that's creative!
The bill came immediately after our plates were cleared, which I thought was presumptuous, seeing that we had ordered starters. But maybe they didn't have dessert. By then I couldn't be bothered to check. It was $18 something + tip per person. The others had had similar stuff and we split the starters. My reaction was: did I really eat 20 bucks worth of food?
When we were leaving, a group of girls came in and were brought to our table to wait for us to leave. I guess they were meant to sit at the empty table next to us, but they really wanted ours. So much so that one of them sat down at our dirty table before I could get out of the booth. Good luck ladies! Wouldn't wanna be ya...

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Downtown Sushi Bar Japanese Restaurant1205 Davie Street, Vancouver
It's called Eye contact!
Submitted Saturday, September 8, 2007 - 11:12pm [Dine in]

I have eaten at this place about 5-6 times. But only because it's down to business, lunch-type, good sushi kinda place. I usually order the Rainbow Roll and some Sashimi along with a couple of other things. It's good. It's always consistent. But I don't know where some of the other people ate if they say that the service was great and "with a smile", because it ain't Downtown Sushi Bar! Now, I can look past the "Your order!" or "What you want to eat!?" They're foreign, fine. But I don't think that the fact that this young girl will NEVER look anyone in the eye and instead even look away with annoyance written all over her face when handing someone their take out and saying "thank you, bye" has anything to do with her being foreign. I mean, literally... You should watch her, it's pretty amazing. 15-year-olds give that look to their mothers when they are going through their "I hate everyone" stage.
Believe me, their service is always poor. It was only slow once, but the rest of the time it's no bullshit, plate on the far side of the table, "here's your sushi" kind of service. I never tip well there. And I ALWAYS tip well. I pay the price of the meal, and that's my version of "compliments to the chef". Gratuity one has to earn!

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Shanghai 19491215 Davie street, Vancouver
Why can't people open GOOD restaurants?
Submitted Saturday, September 8, 2007 - 10:40pm [Dine in]

If I see one more restaurant put the lettuce "potpourri" they got at SuperValue or perhaps Costco on my plate and call it "mixed greens", I will scream! I make that at home. That's why I do it - because I'm lazy and I don't want anything complicated. If you charge me for it, please.. BE CREATIVE!!
The waiter asked us if our duck was "tender enough". Yes, it was tender, but also extremely dry and dull. And when I was eating the "almond prawns" I felt like I was crunching on someone's toenails.
But I could forget all that if only not for the shocker at the end of our dinner: "we only take cash"! I don't carry cash! Why? Because I live in the 21st century in one of the most advanced cities in the world. The sign outside did say cash only. I ended up checking. Put it was very small and berried under a bunch of other mumbo jumbo. If you don't roll with the times, warn people before you seat them!
One of the worst dinners I have ever had! And I have eaten at Cloud 9!! Some of you will know what I mean..

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