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Can’t beat beaten rice with fast, tasty curry

From crispy snack to quick curry accompaniment, beaten rice (poha) is a fast and easy staple.

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Posted by: on Monday, March 28th, 2011
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Atithi’s Bengali Cuisine

Atithi celebrated their 2nd anniversary this week with a special Bengali dinner this week. Their regular menu is more Southern Indian although they often offer Bengali dishes on their fresh sheet. Due to it’s…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 14th, 2011
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Oru Restaurant: pan-Asian perfection

Amidst all of the Winter Olympic frenzy, another piece of culinary artistry has risen in Vancouver—specifically at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. The vibrant Oru Restaurant is described as “pan-Asian” cuisine but is…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 26th, 2010
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Bugs at Vij’s?

Apparently the rumours are true. Vikram and his wife Meeru—ever keen to save the planet with green choices—have introduced environmentally sustainable and good for you BUGS to their menu. I’ve eaten bugs before,…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 14th, 2008
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The Green Lettuce Project

I love food. There is no doubt about that! I also love teaching. So, when I found out that there were UBC students studying local restaurants for a 4th year History course, it caught my attention! Share/Bookmark

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Posted by: on Monday, October 16th, 2006
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Elegant & Inspired

Since Vikram Vij opened his first restaurant twelve years ago, like many of my fellow Vancouverites I’ve been an ardent fan and enthusiastic supporter. What got me hooked wasn’t necessarily a by-the-book…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
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Vij’s: Elegant & Inspired

Since Vikram Vij opened his first restaurant twelve years ago, like many of my fellow Vancouverites I’ve been an ardent fan and enthusiastic supporter. What got me hooked wasn’t necessarily a by-the-book…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
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Chai (Indian Tea)

Another easy and wonderful traditional Indian dish you can impress your friends with is home made chai. Not the crap you make from a box or pour from concentrate either. Real chai. Chai is black tea steeped in hot milk,…

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Posted by: on Friday, April 28th, 2006
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Cucumber Raita

Raita is a simple Indian side dish made with fruits or vegetables added to spiced yogurt generally served as a cool, refreshing accompaniment with heavier curry dishes. There are a great variety of raita recipes and you…

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Posted by: on Monday, April 17th, 2006
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Cooking with Spicy Steve

A while ago we came across Spicy Steve while watching our local cable station. Deeper investigation revealed Spicy Steve’s website. Though somewhat charmingly designed, the site reveals an incredible wealth of…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006
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Chutney Villa’s Killer Lunch

You know how it happens. You get in a rut going to the same old lunch places, and then someone suggests a place you all know about, should go to more often, but don’t for some reason. It was like that earlier this…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 17th, 2006
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Indian Dinner & A Movie

Dinner and a movie takes on a whole new literal meaning on Fraser Street. Just down the street from one of Andrea’s favourite beauty salons is Fraserview Meats & Video. You heard me. Fresh marinated chicken,…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
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Vikram’s Marinated Lamb Popsicles with Fenugreek Cream Curry

This recipe is a signature dish at Vij’s, and he gladly shared it for my At Your Request feature of Pacific Palate. This dish will make 16 large size or 20 medium size popsicles. Ingredients: For the popsicles: 2-3…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 26th, 2005
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