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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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Phnom Penh: Perhaps Vancouver’s Best Asian Restaurant

People often ask me about my favourite restaurants in Vancouver, and I always feel like maybe I shouldn’t share too much or word will get out and overrun my secret spots—although I did publicly declare a few faves…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
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My stomach says no

For a long time now Vietnamese food has held a special place in my heart; I can say that hands down—when prepared correctly—it is the best food money can buy. It’s not just the way the Vietnamese prepare food,…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
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From Ca Phe to Che

A rainy Sunday evening in a Saigon district known as Dong Khoi, I wandered through a wooden doorframe, past some rusty bicycles, past a cat, and up about thirty worn steps; I found myself face to face with a young…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 18th, 2007
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Faux Pho Bo

When it’s late at night, freezing rain, and you’re hungry for Pho, it’s time to raid the pantry and whip together Faux Pho Bo. This version of the now-ubiquitous Vietnamese soup is as easy as boiling…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 15th, 2007
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Vietnamese Groceries Galore

Back in November, I took a one day Thai cooking class from the Vancouver School Board. It was a great experience — one where I learned new things, tried new dishes, tasted new flavours and came home stuffed! To…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
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If there was a category on our blog for “drool” this would fall under that category. Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit is my new favorite resource. It is full of amazing looking cupcakes and even the recipes to go…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 11th, 2006
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The Best Vietnamese Sandwich in Vancouver

Vietnam and its neighbours suffered terribly under French colonial rule for nearly 100 years, finally ending in the 1950s. But one of the few benefits of this period was the influence French cuisine, with Vietnamese cooks…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, May 10th, 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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