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    글/ 사진: 이덕일 기자/ 코리안 뉴스   지난해에 이어 6월 9일부터 6월 19일까지 밴쿠버 아일랜드Comox Valley에서 열리는 수산물 페스티벌/EXPO를 다녀왔다. 벌써 10년째 치러지는 연례 행사이어서 내년에도 개최할 예정이다. 지난해 모습과 다른 점은 우선 규모이다. 작년에 비해 규모가 훨씬 커졌다는 것이다. 참여 기업은 물론 축제에 참여하기 위해 방문한 방문객이 많아졌다는 점이다. 올해는 국제적으로 더

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Pizza for Breakfast?

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    It’s true, it seems this Kitsilano gem will put a soft boiled egg on just about any Italian staple.   By Sarah Berman     Nook Restaurant 1525 Yew Street Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC (604) 734 3381   [Note: this restaurant has another location on Denman Street, but the Denman Nook does not serve

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Dine Out™ in January

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  Canada’s largest annual restaurant festival kicks off January 16.   Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual dining celebration, attracting over 100,000 local and visiting food enthusiasts to experience the city’s exceptionally diverse culinary scene.     Now in its 13th year, the festival gives diners the opportunity to select from

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Tour de Feast

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  Tour de Feast 319 Mountain Hwy North Vancouver, BC (604) 980-1811   I can’t deny my love for little hidden gems, especially out in the ‘burbs. Hey, I’ll say it again and again—why dine at the obvious places, such as chain restaurants (although some are decent), when you can eat something original at a

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Pan-Fried Perfection

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    New lunch and dinner spot ‘Gyoza Bar’ puts umami tastes front and centre without the MSG.   By Sarah Berman     Gyoza Bar + Ramen 622 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC 604 336 5563   When I first arrive at Gyoza Bar, there is a lineup out the door. It is opening

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Tasting Sake for Charity

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    Tonarigumi hosts a tasting night to raise money for seniors’ services.   By Miwa Takita   What: Tasting more than 40 different kinds of sake When: October 4, 2014 7:00p.m to 9:30p.m Where: The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel How much: $80   13th Annual Premium Sake Tasting Night hosted by The Japanese Community

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Breaking Bread

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    Eric Ho puts his engineering brain to the test with experimental French pastries made fresh at his newly-opened Commercial Drive bakery.   Bakery Sate 2879 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC (604) 506-0290   By Sarah Berman     Tucked a few blocks south of the Commercial Drive Skytrain station is a bright new bakery

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Vij’s Shanti

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    Famed local chef Vikram Vij turns up the heat at his newly-opened restaurant in South Surrey.   My Shanti 15869 Croyden Drive Surrey, BC (604) 560-4416   By Sherman Chan, Sherman’s Food Adventures   [Editor’s note: Sherman Chan is a Vancouver food blogger who was recently invited to preview local chef Vikram Vij’s

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The Joy of Choi

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  Asian veggies flourish in BC’s climate. A local project aims to connect Vancouver communities with these healthy seasonal eats.   By Bard Suen, hua foundation   Some of my most vivid childhood memories are of my mom and auntie taking me to Vancouver’s Chinatown for dim sum and baked pastries. After our stomachs were

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Small Plates, Big Bites

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    Latin-inspired churros, tacos and tapas make for messy, shareable fun. The plates may be small, but these two popular weekend spots offer plenty of finger food to fill up on. Did we mention the wine and mezcal selection? Yes, you’ll need a second napkin.       Espana 1118 Denman Vancouver, BC (604)

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Take Your Pick

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    From raspberries to plums, a guide to do-it-yourself fruit picking in Vancouver.   Story and photos by Abeer Yusuf   With the height of summer fast-approaching, the flowers that give Vancouver the springtime appearance of a child’s drawing book will finally give way to fruits. B.C. is known for its quality produce and

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Table Phở Two

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    Nothing beats a rainy night quite like a large bowl of homemade soup (and Vancouver has plenty of both). If you want to warm up—and spend little money doing it—grab a friend and head to one of these budget-friendly Vietnamese restaurants.       Pho Central 1118 Davie Street Vancouver, BC (604) 669-8638

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Finding Food Carts

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    Weekly ‘Food Cart Fest’ coming to New Surrey City Hall every Saturday.   By Sarah Berman   In with the beach weather also comes food cart season. These brightly-coloured trucks may seem elusive at first, but with a little preparation, you can make the most of Vancouver’s diverse collection of street foods. We

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Canadian drinks

    Q: Hi, I’m new to Vancouver, and I don’t like to drink beer. Is there something even more Canadian than beer I can drink? If so, how do I make it at home?   By Abeer Yusuf   I’m with you on this. I dont drink beer either, but I hear that Vancouver

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100 Mile Cheese

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  Guidebook asks experts exhibiting at EAT! Vancouver to pick their favourite local cheeses.   By Valentina Ruiz Leotaud   With 25 years serving Burnaby and Vancouver clientele, Cioffi’s Meat Market & Deli is a local institution. So it’s no surprise co-managers Giuseppina Pannozzo and Kristy Bombini-Cioffi have a lot to say about local cheese.

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‘A Taste of Empire’

Photo by Keith-Barker, courtesy of Boca Del Lupo Theatre.

  Filipino-Canadian performer and chef deconstructs culinary colonialism.   What: performance and tasting Who: Jovanni Sy, Boca Del Lupo Theatre When: Saturday, May 31 and June 1, 2014, 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Where: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate How much: $30   Jovanni Sy, Artistic Director of Gateway Theatre, is bringing his critically

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See What’s Growing in Vancouver

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    Why locals love their farmers’ markets.   By Abeer Yusuf   They appear like mushrooms every spring and summer, forming an important fabric of the Vancouver identity—the weekly farmers’ market.   A way of bridging the gap between the farm producers and the end customer, farmers’ markets are the perfect weekend activity that

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Sweet Dreams

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    The Richmond Night Market kicks off the summer with ‘Candyland’ theme   By Abeer Yusuf   What: Official Richmond Night Market When: May 16 to October 13, 2014, Friday to Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Sundays and holidays from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, close

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Abeer Untapped: India Inc.

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    Where’s the line between cultural appreciation and exotic™ marketing?   By Abeer Yusuf   I was walking along South Granville some time back, when I chanced upon a billboard outside a Blenz Coffee store. The billboard caught my eye because it said “MUMBAI.” As someone who identifies Bombay as home, I looked at

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Say Cheese!

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    Develop your taste for Canadian cheese at Vancouver’s EAT! Festival   By Valentina Ruiz Leotaud   A sharp Roquefort, a salty pecorino, a sweet manchego. When people think about cheese, many think of European products. For consumers, centuries of manufacturing tradition guarantee good quality.   Newcomers may be surprised to discover Canada has

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The Best Eating Around Town

  Jane Li is a Vancouver foodie who still feels like a tourist in this city. Her New Years’ resolution is to seek out as many hole-in-the-wall eateries as she can. When not eating, she can be found at the gym, burning off calories from the food she just ate. Jane shares some of her

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Fire in a Bowl

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  The thrill of a spicy dish is not for everyone. But for those who dare to put in the extra chili, the effect can be quite rewarding. If your tolerance for heat is quite high, you may even wear certain dishes as a badge of honour.   For those rare few who enjoy the

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Searching for Halal

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  Are you Muslim and sick of forcibly being a vegetarian in Vancouver? If you observe halal food rules in Vancouver, chances are you are not spoilt for dining choices. Which is probably why you’re not sharing the enthusiasm your friends have for a new eatery they’ve found in Gastown because you know you’ll inevitably

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Inside Izakayas

Photo: Guu Kobachi/ facebook

    Vancouver is known for its Japanese-style tapas bars. If you are planning a date with a special someone, or want to splurge on a fancy night out with a big group of friends, these spots combine delicious shareable small plates with trendy urban ambiance.   Whether it’s the creative cocktails, cultural fusions or

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What’s in a Sandwich?

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    Sandwiches can be a depressing food.   Whether it’s peanut butter and jelly slapped between two slices of white Dempster’s bread, or a plain (non-grilled) cheese sammie, these foods can be reminders of elementary school—or perhaps our own laziness. This is probably why some Vancouver restaurants have decided to think outside the typical

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Little Sheep Mongolian

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  Burnaby: 200-4755 Kingsway, BurnabyBC Richmond: 405-5300 No. 3 Road, RichmondBC www.littlesheephotpot.com 5/5 stars   Mongolian hot pot restaurant chain with locations in China, Hong Kong, Japan, the United States, and Canada. Perfect for group gatherings.   As soon as you enter Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, the rich fragrance of soup hints at what’s

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Belgian Fries

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    Belgian Fries: 1885 Commercial   Drive, VancouverBC 4/5 stars   A Commercial Drive staple, Belgian Fries offers a selection of sandwiches, fried foods, and beverages.   Located on Commercial Drive at 3rd Avenue, Belgian Fries is a spacious place with about 30 seats indoors and more on its outdoor patio. With its relaxed

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