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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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Vij’s Cookbook

Today is my sister in law Rebekka’s birthday, and to start it off right Kristil and I had her over for breakfast this morning. Honest, tasty fare, whipped up by Kristil before I could even drag my butt out of bed:…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 18th, 2007
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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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Grey Goose’s Dimi Lezinska And His Magic Oak-Aged Cocktail

As the entire city of Vancouver was donning Canucks jerseys and settling in to watch game four of the NHL finals the other night, I was headed to 100 Nights at the Opus Hotel in Yaletown to meet with and enjoy a cocktail…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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2011 Van Mag Awards

Mark, Erin and I had the pleasure of attending the 2011 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant awards on behalf of Foodists this year. If you’re looking for a quick list of winners, you’ll find it here, and for more…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 17th, 2011
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Dinner of the Decade?

Any dinner billed as The Dinner of the Decade has got to have some weight behind it. Not only does this one have some weight but also some of the most recognized names in Vancouver. David Hawksworth, Hidekazu Tojo,…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
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Wild Rice: Better Than Ever

I’ve casually known and been a fan of Andrew Wong for almost a decade years. Wow, has it been that long? Even before he opened his current restaurant, Wild Rice, I was enjoying the nosh at his Main Street eatery.…

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Posted by: on Friday, October 31st, 2008
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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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Vancouver Favourites

I’m often asked what my favourite restaurants are in Vancouver and recently found myself typing out the same list of spots for a friend. So this time, I’m going to record the list here where it belongs for…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, August 1st, 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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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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