Food, Vancouver

Golden Spring Szechuan Restaurant – If you like it hot

A hidden Szechuan restaurant in Richmond. It is a little pricier but the portions are huge (meaning one dish is meant for 3-4 people), so make sure to bring a group of 4 or more if you want to try more than 2 dishes. A common tradition when having szechuan food is to drink their cold herbal teas (Wong Lo Kat drink) because it cools you down while you are burning your throat and stomach with the chilli oils and sauces. You can choose the level of spiciness (little, regular, very spicy) so even if you’re not usually a spice lover, you can still try the dishes! However, I must warn you, this place is not for the weak. Expect a lingering burning sensation and some sweating. Continue reading

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Food, Vancouver

Gyo-o

Yet another chain opened by the makers of Gyoza King (same makers of G-men Ramen in richmond). So what makes Gyo-o different than their original Gyoza King izakya? Their large selection of Donburis (sashimi rice bowls), udon and specialty ramen (i.e. lobster ramen, clam and butter ramen).  If they focused on one specialty instead of trying to have a bit of everything on their menu, I think their consistency and quality in their dishes would be a lot better. Continue reading

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