Restaurant review: Palamino

For a day-trip to Seattle to catch a matinee at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, we stopped for a quick lunch at Palamino. This is a chain of contemporary european bistro with locations in Chicago, Seattle, Bellevue, Cincinnati, Dallas, Indianapolis and Los Angeles. The restaurant is located on the upper floor of a small shopping center. We were seated immediately along the window, and we informed our server … Continue reading Restaurant review: Palamino

Restaurant review: Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table is a pub on Yew street in Kitsilano, occupying the space that was previously the King’s Head pub. It still bears the old signage. Kitchen Table features an array of craft beers, and freshly made pub style fare like burgers, chicken wings, nachos, pizza, salads and soft shell tacos. We were seated upon arrival on the patio and offered our menus. We started … Continue reading Restaurant review: Kitchen Table

Restaurant review: Anh and Chi

On a lazy Saturday evening, we went to a new Vietnamese place on Main and 18th. Anh & Chi occupies the space that was previously Pho Hoang restaurant. The proprietors were the children of the previous owners.  But they’ve updated the space, making the food and service contemporary. The space was beautiful. It’s bright and airy, and modern.  There’s nothing there that suggests a south-east … Continue reading Restaurant review: Anh and Chi

Restaurant review: Belachan Kitchen

On a lazy rainy weekend, while downtown, we decided to stop for lunch in the Belachan Kitchen. This is a Malaysian & Thai restaurant on the second floor on Robson Street, occupying the space that was previously home to the Tropika. It was quiet on this day, so were seated immediately near the window. We started with a pork and chicken satay appetizer This is … Continue reading Restaurant review: Belachan Kitchen

Restaurant review: The Crab King in Steveston

On a bright sunny weekend, we went to Steveston with the idea of getting fish & chips. But we sidetracked as decided to check out the Crab King.  It’s a casual seafood restaurant floating on the water, just off the shore in Steveston, a stone’s throw away from Pajo’s. The menu is a fairly eclectic assortment of seafood dishes, including oysters, clams, scallops, prawns, crab … Continue reading Restaurant review: The Crab King in Steveston

Restaurant review: Sekai Udon Bar

I went for lunch at Sekai Udon Bar, a japanese restaurant in Metrotown Center, on the ground floor near The Bay. This was previously another japanese restaurant, called Sui Sha Ya.  We arrived just before noon on a weekend, and were seated immediately.  Shortly after we arrived, there was a line of guests waiting for a table. The menu situation at this restaurant is a … Continue reading Restaurant review: Sekai Udon Bar

Takeout review: King Chicken

During my daily commute, I pass by this unassuming little fried chicken joint on East Broadway and Rupert called King Chicken. So on a lazy Friday evening, I decided to grab some takeout, rather than go home to cook. It’s a small family run place, apparently only open for a few months.  It’s a curios place, because besides the obvious fried chicken and french fries on … Continue reading Takeout review: King Chicken