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Old 05-02-2012, 03:33 PM   #4401
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Somewhat overrated. If my friend didn't want to go there a few years back, my last visit would've been about a decade ago (on their broadway location, which closed years ago).

Only reason for me to go back though is for their butter beef. Since it's one of those dishes I don't see very often (unless you count beef sashimi). Other than that, it's not worth the line up.
I think the place on vic and 33rd is better, and better for conversation and less packed.
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Pink Pearl

Yes, it's The Pink Pearl. They re-opened after a 2-3 year hiatus. I haven't been to this place for over 10 years. The nostalgia's kicking in, they have Push-Cart dimsum!!! Yeah that's right, the once near extinction fad is back. They actually have an a la carte tick/check menu since they provide you with the paper. Basically if you don't find something you want from the push carts you can order it.

I greatly miss the food cart dimsum scene. They even have those oldschool colourful jello with the tiny Umbrella on it, and the deep fried white-washed wonton with gwai-lo sauce.

The food is standard fare much like many other joints but they have a few different specials that's specific to them. The food is not too salty, the Siu Mai is REGULAR size not fist size. Food wise I'd rate it 7/10. As for service I'd rate it 7/10 as well (typical chinese joint) but, it's their first day so I don't know. The funny thing is, almost all the old workers are back.

Overall I'd rate this joint 7/10 but it has push-cart so I'd give it an 8.
you know, I don't know how good it is, but I go to continental on 5 and cambie for dimsum, and it's push cart.

But from what I understand all dimsum's essentially bought frozen in vancouver.

I heard there is a place in HK with 1 michilen star and its a dimsum place, dirt cheap too. I want to try it haha.
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Went to Kisamos earlier tonight with 3 other people. We went straight for entrees consisting of lamb youvetsi, chicken souvlaki, calamari dinner and the meatball dinner (I forget the name.)

We all went in with expectations given the hype that surrounds it. Unfortunately, it did not deliver. Nothing stood out. We applaud them for the generous portions and the "home style" cooking but noticed a few flaws.

The Greek salad that comes with the youvetsi - the size of the vegetables were huge. Thick and large slices of tomato and cucumber - what? Ok. I can cut these up myself but please take care of what you serve your customers. I hate having to shovel food through my mouth. Nothing particularly special about it. Boring olive oil and spices used and feta cheese just dumped all over it.

The youvetsi - fuck. They sprinkled Kraft parmesan cheese? What the fuck is this? I get that this is a staple Greek dish but please don't take a dump on something you can be proud of. The lamb was nothing particularly special and tasted like something out of the freezer. I can't say I enjoyed this dish but if you are a meat eater, hey, this might be your dish. Not for me.

Food - I'm on the fence for this one. I can appreciate a home cooked meal but nothing stands out. Portions were very generous and the price reasonable. I was really hoping for a big "wow" factor and I love Mediterranean food. I'll give this a conservative 6/10. Don't listen to the 10/10 Best Greek Food Ever bullshit.

Service - Yeah. Unattentive but friendly. A meager 6/10. I recommend reservations on the weekends otherwise, be prepared to wait in line for what I consider run of the mill Greek cuisine. (Think Stephos.)

Value - As I said, generous portions of food for the price you pay. Stephos can suck a dick. 8/10.
oh man don't tell me the qualities gone down? This was like the last decent greek place in vancouver qq. I havn't been in a while but was craving the youvetsi.

fuck this im opening a greek resteraunt with REAL greek food. in richmond too. Because I know asians will fucking eat stuff like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokoretsi

Whenever I take my dad out for dinner we usually go Niagra Falls or Primerose, both just past the tunnel. I usually just eat calamari and greek salad, mostly because it's something I can not eat at home.

Also I've been eatting at tandoori kona lately. Take out as per recommended.

Went 3 times in the past week and a halfish.

First time got the lunch special(butter chicken + Rice + naan) with 2 samosas. Came out to 11 dollars.

Not a whole lot of chicken, but I was full after. 8/10

The next time got goat curry, 2 samosas. Came out to 11 dollars.

Decided the next time dinner takeout.

Got the lamb korma (hot) with rice and 2 naan. This was pretty pricey. Came out to 17 dollars. He was nice enough to throw the naan in for free, since I was short a dollar or 2.



my god lamb korma is my favourite thing ever, and this was just fucking awesome.

10/10 Even though it's half eatten the portion was unbelievably generous.

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Do people tip food carts? They are somewhat 'fast food' and 'to go' and my gut impression says no.
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i wouldof grabbed way more if there wasent the limit lol
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Do people tip food carts? They are somewhat 'fast food' and 'to go' and my gut impression says no.
their tip jar is filled with loonies! i paid with debit today and i tipped them a dollar. i didn't mind cus the guy was friendly
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I love the old school push cart style.

I wish we see more special dim sum items the ones which really showcase the chef's skill and passion.

Gwai lo wonton with sweet sour sauce is awesome.

Anyone know where I can find the following dim sum items?

Thousand layer cake (desert with egg yolk and sweet cake)
Deep fried shrimp toast
Good deep fried calamari (ones with tentacles and all? the ones I find at the dim sum places only serve the squid variety)

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Pink Pearl

Yes, it's The Pink Pearl. They re-opened after a 2-3 year hiatus. I haven't been to this place for over 10 years. The nostalgia's kicking in, they have Push-Cart dimsum!!! Yeah that's right, the once near extinction fad is back. They actually have an a la carte tick/check menu since they provide you with the paper. Basically if you don't find something you want from the push carts you can order it.

I greatly miss the food cart dimsum scene. They even have those oldschool colourful jello with the tiny Umbrella on it, and the deep fried white-washed wonton with gwai-lo sauce.

The food is standard fare much like many other joints but they have a few different specials that's specific to them. The food is not too salty, the Siu Mai is REGULAR size not fist size. Food wise I'd rate it 7/10. As for service I'd rate it 7/10 as well (typical chinese joint) but, it's their first day so I don't know. The funny thing is, almost all the old workers are back.

Overall I'd rate this joint 7/10 but it has push-cart so I'd give it an 8.
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you know, I don't know how good it is, but I go to continental on 5 and cambie for dimsum, and it's push cart.

But from what I understand all dimsum's essentially bought frozen in vancouver.

I heard there is a place in HK with 1 michilen star and its a dimsum place, dirt cheap too. I want to try it haha.
That is so wrong. There are no places that would buy frozen, they are way cheaper to make themselves. Your friend is giving you wrong info dude.
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I love the old school push cart style.

I wish we see more special dim sum items the ones which really showcase the chef's skill and passion.

Gwai lo wonton with sweet sour sauce is awesome.

Anyone know where I can find the following dim sum items?

Thousand layer cake (desert with egg yolk and sweet cake)
Deep fried shrimp toast
Good deep fried calamari (ones with tentacles and all? the ones I find at the dim sum places only serve the squid variety)
The items you mentioned could be found at Main Street Sun Sui Wah
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That is so wrong. There are no places that would buy frozen, they are way cheaper to make themselves. Your friend is giving you wrong info dude.
He isn't wrong perse. There's actually quite a bit of dimsum places that buy frozen and steam it. Particularly the cheaper joints, but I disagree with the remark saying how all buy frozen. You can tell easily when you go eat dimsum on a regular basis.
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That is so wrong. There are no places that would buy frozen, they are way cheaper to make themselves. Your friend is giving you wrong info dude.
I got the info from a friend who use to own a dimsum spot in new west, before selling it.

it was either they buy it frozen, or they makei t then freeze it.
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I got the info from a friend who use to own a dimsum spot in new west, before selling it.

it was either they buy it frozen, or they makei t then freeze it.
Naw not true.

Depends on the shop. I know a few dim sum masters that still work at chinese resturants, they start freaking 5am.

I wouldn't be surprised at the $2 places for big/m/small tho.
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0/10

New Vietnamese restaurant near Famous Foods.
Maybe because they have just recently opened but those votes on urban spoon that showed a 90% rating, must have been all from the employees.

Food sucked - plain and simple


The Pho, I never thought I would taste a bowl of pho worst than Phoa Hoa or those other crappy 24hr joints. Alas, I was chosen as the unfortunate one.

First - the broth, which I don't even think I should call broth, tasted like water, with a hint of beef flavouring. Next, the noodles were overly generous - to the point of soaking almost all my so called pho broth.

Bright side - it came with a decent amount of beef/meat, but didn't need cartilage at all.

I figured it was just my dish that was awful, but the other dishes were mediocre as well.


And the music in the background, I'm fine with Vietnamese Karaoke Music, but do you need to blast it up?

Overall - my finds are, this place does not cater to regular people. With a 2 am closing, I find it more catered to gangsters and family, who do not care much about food, as they gulp their alcoholic drinks in a drunken stupor, red in their faces - singing awkwardly to Vietnamese "music".

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butter chicken + 2 naan's 100/10
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The items you mentioned could be found at Main Street Sun Sui Wah
Negative.

I went to SSW main street about 1 month ago.

No thousand layer cake on menu.
No shrimp toast to be found.

They have calameri but it was horrible. They use the shitty squid (white portion and no tentacles) with no marinaded coating.

IMO Sun shui wah is jokes for dim sum among the Canadian and white crowd. The place is way over-rated.
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Negative.

I went to SSW main street about 1 month ago.

No thousand layer cake on menu.
No shrimp toast to be found.

They have calameri but it was horrible. They use the shitty squid (white portion and no tentacles) with no marinaded coating.

IMO Sun shui wah is jokes for dim sum among the Canadian and white crowd. The place is way over-rated.
that place is always booked for Vietnamese gatherings too

and you always see those nammer gangster daddies having dinner there
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Negative.

I went to SSW main street about 1 month ago.

No thousand layer cake on menu.
No shrimp toast to be found.

They have calameri but it was horrible. They use the shitty squid (white portion and no tentacles) with no marinaded coating.

IMO Sun shui wah is jokes for dim sum among the Canadian and white crowd. The place is way over-rated.
Perhaps call in advance or ask them for it. I know they have them.
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