Pizzeria Farina

A few months back I found myself running along Main Street in early evening and noticed that a new pizza shop had opened. Except that it was closed. They’d run out of dough. The business guy in me was furious. How could you run out of dough? That’s your damn job as a pizzeria –… Continue reading Pizzeria Farina

The Jade Seafood Restaurant

Jade. Seafood. Restaurant. The name sounds like a cliche of a Chinese restaurant. All that’s missing is the phrase “golden dragon” and it could have been created by a magic eight ball. The premises don’t look promising either. A low-slung building combining the best of concrete and stucco; scraggly weeds grow unrepentantly. Entering into the… Continue reading The Jade Seafood Restaurant

Richmond’s Eat Street

After a recent article in Vancouver Magazine and a press release about the best job ever, I came to the stunning realization that I had completely missed out on the of the best areas in Vancouver to eat. Wen and I have spent the past year exploring the nooks and crannies of the city (witness… Continue reading Richmond’s Eat Street

Richmond Night Market

On the banks of the Fraser River, behind a massive distribution warehouse and just off the flight path to the airport lives a Vancouver summer tradition: the Richmond Night Market. It’s a medley of Asian traditional meets county fair where dim sum and hawker stands replace candy floss and ferris wheels. Wen and I had… Continue reading Richmond Night Market

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Hoisin Knife

Way back in 2005, Wen and I were living in Toronto and we stumbled onto the now-defunct Toba for brunch. There I discovered a dish that I have not seen since: the duck and hoisin crepe (a.k.a. Moo Shu Duck). Peking duck. Hoisin sauce. In a fresh crepe. What more could you want? I’ve been… Continue reading Hoisin Knife

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