Posts tagged richmond
Cocoru

As a Richmond native, Alexandra Road (Central Richmond) is basically my home and Cocoru is the newest addition to the Alexandra family. Unlike most restaurants in the area, this one is actually Korean run and has a fun and modern appeal; decorated with superhero figurines everywhere. 

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L'Opera Patisserie

Afternoon tea is one of my stomach's favourite (and my wallet's least favourite) type of food and it's easy to see why - exotic tea, decadent scones, mini sandwiches, and beautiful pastries. For a long time, many of Vancouver's high tea destinations have been located downtown or in Kerrisdale. Thankfully for Richmonders, these past few years have brought our part of town a few tea cafes of our own, L'Opera being one of them

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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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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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Smokehouse Sandwich Co

I regret not finding this place earlier but it's located at such a non-commercial area in Richmond, nested in the midst of all a large network of residential neighbourhoods on Westminster Hwy. It's easy to miss so if you're planning on visiting this quaint Richmond gem, keep your eyes peeled when driving! Smokehouse is a family run restaurant and you can tell right away that they love what they do from the welcoming and homey atmosphere from their decor to their service. 

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