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Eat San Francisco in Two Days

In the past month, I had 3 different out-of-town visitors who came and asked of me one thing: “Pailin, take me to the best place to eat in San Francisco.” This is more difficult than one might…

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Posted by: on Saturday, May 21st, 2011
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Seasons of My Heart

On a recent trip to Mexico we spent 10 days exploring the artisan culture and diverse traditional foodstuffs of Oaxaca. A must-do when visiting the land of seven moles is attending a cooking class. Author Susana Trilling…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 20th, 2011
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Gracias Madre

My love for Mexican cuisine started at the tender age of 17, when en route to Mazatlan, we stopped at a remote village somewhere just west of Torreón and entered a ramshackle hut where, amidst the dust of the road, I was…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
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Tacos Guaymas – Another Roadside Attraction

I’m not really a fan of junk food – or “road food” as Tom Robbins calls it in Another Roadside Attraction – which makes heading out on a road trip somewhat less exciting in the eating department. Last year,…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 15th, 2010
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Tamales Verdes de Pollo: Tamales with Chicken and Tomatillo Sauce

Another of the outstanding dishes we were served at our Foodists launch at South China Seas. I’ve had tamales, but seldom have they been as fresh as these. Don and his wife Joyce prepared them in advance and then…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 27th, 2009
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El Taco

Yet another stop on the continuing taco quest. El Taco (738 Davie St., Vancouver) opened its doors a few months back, as an off-shoot of a successful restaurant of the same name in Nelson, B.C. While the menu claims…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 16th, 2007
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These Tacos Aren’t Loco

On my continuing quest for the best taco in Vancouver, I scored my first miss. A recent visit to Taco Loco (2651 Commercial Dr., Vancouver) proved to be a rather disappointing experience.

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Posted by: on Monday, January 22nd, 2007
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Taco Quest: Next Stop “Tacos Mexico Rico”

I’ve finally made it to another taco joint to continue my quest for the best taco in Vancouver. Tacos Mexico Rico has a fairly extensive menu including tacos, tortas, burritos, enchiladas, tostadas and sopes,…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
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The Quest for the Holy Taco

Three years after moving back to Vancouver from Southern California, I have yet to find a decent taco in this city. Sure, you can go to any Mexican restaurant here and order a taco. But they’re nothing like the…

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Posted by: on Thursday, October 12th, 2006
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Ice Cream, Mexi-Style.

After the humiliation of the tart shell disaster a while back, I haven’t dared go near the deadly things, but at last I got over the shell-shock for a dinner party last week. It was lemon tart again, and this time I…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
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505 in the 604

Has anyone ever tried 505 Southwestern Chili? Their Green Chili Sauce looks amazing. Any idea who sells it in the Vancouver area?

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Posted by: on Friday, July 21st, 2006
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