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Bowl of beef pho

Hungry in Hanoi?

The origins of phở (Vietnamese noodle soup) are debated, but according to Lucy Ava Liu, one thing is certain: there’s no better place to grab a bowl than the streets of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi.

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Le Marché St. George

Le Marché St. George, a café located in East Vancouver, offers delicious European fare including crêpes, pastries, and quiches. Also for sale are specialty goods and gifts made by Lower Mainland and Gulf Island artisans.

Rice Bowl

Food Trucks

Vancouver’s food trucks offer a range of delicious options for food on the go, and represent the cuisines of a variety of Pacific Rim nations. We’ve rounded up and reviewed a few of the best.

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Above Average Joe

For Australians, drinking coffee is about more than just the buzz. Australia’s well-developed coffee culture favours high-quality espresso-based drinks, such as the flat white, and the personal nature of small cafés.

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The Union

With a full menu of dishes from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, the Union is Vancouver’s one-stop shop for fresh and flavourful Southeast Asian cuisine. Their entrées provide the perfect combination of Eastern and Western flavours.

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Exile Bistro

This cozy restaurant in Vancouver’s West End serves a variety of healthy dishes and creative cocktails, with an emphasis on local wild and organic ingredients. A great spot for a romantic evening or a culinary adventure.

Mind Your Manners

It can be challenging to keep track of what’s polite in different cultures. Our guide to table manners at a traditional Chinese dinner covers correct etiquette for using chopsticks, pouring tea, and serving others.

The interior of Cuchillo

Cuchillo

A review of Vancouver’s South American cuisine restaurant Cuchillo.

3G Restaurant's vegetarian sharkfin soup

3G

A review of Vancouver’s Chinese vegetarian restaurant 3G.

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The Dunlevy Snackbar

A review of Vancouver’s fusion food restaurant The Dunlevy Snackbar.

The interior of The Acorn

The Acorn

A review of Vancouver’s high-end vegetarian restaurant The Acorn.

The interior of La Mezcaleria

La Mezcaleria

A review of Vancouver’s Mexican restaurant La Mezcaleria.

Restaurant Reviews

Four local dining hotspots: El Camino’s, The General Public, Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant, Moose’s Down Under.

Fighting Fusion

Pidgin Restaurant serves up a side of controversy.

Crafting Local Beer

Paddy Treavor answers a few questions about craft beer in Vancouver.

Creating Canadian Sake

Local sake expert challenges conventional sake production.

Green Coffee: Rethinking the Bean

Green coffee: a different taste to try.

Restaurant Reviews 2012

2012 Restaurant Reviews: Zakkushi, Kingyo, Maenam, Wild Rice

Dining Out

Restaurant reviews: Miku, Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie, Bob Likes Thai Food.

Let’s Mingle

Combining flavours to satisfy the modern palate.

Culinary Blueprint

The superstar chef behind Maenam.

Bittersweet Symphony

A unique Vietnamese twist on your caffeine kick.

Drunken Prawns

A recipe for prawns cooked in beer.

Food for Thought

Restaurant reviews of The Cascade Room and Controversial Kitchen.

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