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Three Delicious Days in Vancouver

There’s third wave coffee, a bit of a bakery boom, a wide variety of amazing Asian food, and innovative new restaurants featuring top chefs (and some “Top Chefs”) serving up intriguing dishes-often with Asian influences.
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Burmese Salad Days and More at Laksa King in Vancouver

Formerly known as Bo Laksa King's Bubbles and Bits, this hole-in-the-wall restaurant serves an array of pan-Asian dishes, including Burmese salads and the namesake noodle soup.
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Sampling the Fried Delights at Phnom Penh in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Expertly deep-fried chicken wings and an off-menu fried rice with beef dish help make Phnom Penh one of the best pitstops in Vancouver's Chinatown.
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Dim Sum Worth the 136 Mile Drive (in Richmond, BC)

I’m constantly apologizing to my Seattle-area friends for turning down dim sum invitations. Sure, dim sum is just dandy here compared to most of the country, but the bao and other delicacies are simply much better to the north in Richmond, B.C.
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Finding Great Desserts in Vancouver is as Easy as 1 (Pastry), 2 (Scoops of Gelato), 3 (Doughnuts)

After eating all of that incredible Asian food in the Vancouver area, if you're looking for a sweet stop, try one of these three places for tasty treats.
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Must-Order Soup Dumplings and Wine Chicken at Long’s Noodle House in Vancouver

Long's Noodle House is a true hole-in-the-wall restaurant. This dingy yet delightful spot has less than 10 tables, and it's the kind of place where you look at everyone else's food, get tempted, then order whatever your neighbor is having.
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Sugar Rush: Deconstructed Cheesecake at Wildebeest, Vancouver

The night I visited Wildebeest in Vancouver, the menu featured delicacies like smoked foie gras torchon with charred apricots, bison tartare with grilled tongue, veal neck with potato mousse, and blood sausage with heritage onions. Order omakase-style, and the chef will send out an array…
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L’Opera Patisserie Brings French Baked Goods to Richmond, British Columbia

Included among all the Asian eateries in Richmond, British Columbia are a number of Chinese bakeries where you can find wife cakes, pineapple buns, egg tarts, and the like. So I was surprised to see that the classically French L’Opera Patisserie recently opened in Richmond,…
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Tradition Meets Whimsy at Lucky’s Doughnuts at 49th Parallel, Vancouver

As the story goes, the roasters at 49th Parallel in Vancouver have long liked doughnuts with their coffee. So they thought, why not make doughnuts ourselves, doing it simply and just as we desire? After two years of study and preparation, Lucky’s Doughnuts was born,…
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Best Bites in the Asian Food Mecca of Richmond, British Columbia

Richmond, just outside of Vancouver, is a North American mecca for Asian eats, especially Chinese food. Spend a day and you can start with dim sum, end with night market fare, and feast proudly on noodle soup and fried chicken during the hours in between.…
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