Posts tagged asian
Boom Beer 붐비어

Boom Beer is my best friends' place to eat and it's to not surprise I've been dragged (very willingly) to eat there numerous times. As a Richmonder, I compare Boom Beer to L.A. Chicken due to their absolutely mouth watering fried chicken. Boom Beer however, offers a variety of Korean bar food and drinks to go with it. The owner is so friendly and it's easy to almost feel like home every time you enter the restaurant - I think she knows my friends by name at this point.

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Bahn Mi Boys

A restaurant that specializes in bahn mis? Done. I'm already sold. Bahn Mi Boys is a little store found on both Yonge and Queen Street that offers a variety of not only delicious bahn mis, but Asianized tacos and interesting steamed baos (soft Chinese buns). Oh and you definitely can't miss out on their famous kimchi fries which tastes like a Korean poutine. Lots of yum :) 

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Memory Corner

I've watched the sign of the corner store in front of Richmond city hall change again and again with no luck at attracting a steady enough flow of customers to stay in business. Mind you, this has been going on for at least 5+ years so I was surprised when I saw the normally empty space filled with young customers not too long ago.

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My Richmond AYCE Hotpot Guide

Every Richmonder knows that hot pot is a way of life (especially for Asians) and thankfully there isn't a shortage of places to find all you can eat shabu shabu nearby. But with the abundance of AYCE restaurants though, it's hard to pick out the good and the bad so I thought I'd share some of my Richmonder inside knowledge/opinions with you all :)Sadly, I don't make it a habit to take pictures of hot pot since they really all do look the same- a big bowl of soup base with heaps of meat and veggie dishes everywhere; it's not pretty.

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Haroo Korean Homestyle Cuisine

Richmond has an overabundance of good Chinese and Japanese food but lacks a lot with Korean food. Sure there's Dai Jang Kum, Kyung Bok Palace, and Woe Ga Jib, but honestly their food is just normal- heavy msg, lots of oil, the same banchans over and over again...I've really been hoping for something cooked with a bit more authentic Korean love. 

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G-Men / Ramen Izakaya @ NanChuu 南廚

A long long time ago.... G Men was actually located in Continental Plaza but I guess there wasn't much enough hustle and bustle there to really take off. I remembering being devastated when I found out they were leaving, I mean where would I get legit Japanese ramen in Richmond anymore? Apparently my prayers were answered around a year and half ago when they re opened under a new name- NanChuu, still run by the same company though. 

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