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Old 03-20-2011, 10:11 AM   #26
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Why is the XLB place in Crystal Mall listed as closed?
http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/14/14241...l-Mall-Burnaby

I just saw it open not two weeks ago. Can anyone confirm this closure?

I called their line 604-909-6688 and a lady picked up but I can't speak Mandarin.

The best XLB place in the city simply CANNOT CLOSE!

I wouldn't know how to feed my addiction otherwise.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:04 PM   #27
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It's still opened - I was there on Thursday. Don't always trust Urbanspoon listings. I've run into several listings where it was "closed" but really, they were opened and in business.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:32 PM   #28
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I recall reading a thread on here that somewhere in the 60 ish block and granville had the best ones? I can't find the thread anyone know what the place is called?
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i'd like to know about this place on granville too! i live for siu long baos!
but nothing beats siu long baos from shanghai! ppl line up at 6am for them!

Lots of places in richmond have pretty good ones too, a lot of restaurants have it's own siu long bao area where the chefs are constantly preparing them.
I'm not sure if this is the restaurant you guys are thinking about but IMHO it's one of the best shops for Siu Long Bao and it's on Granville. It's a little mom & pop store that looks a little run down but DAYAM they have the best XLB!... explosive tasty soupiness! All their other dishes are pretty good too (Spicy Beef Noodle, Dan Dan Noodle, Beef Wrap just to name a few)
It's called The Place - 8028 Granville Street (around 63rd Ave.)
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there's that one in crystal mall, it's not too bad
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This this place called Wang's I think at the Crystal Mall food court near the end of the food court.

Hands down the best siu long baos.
My friend's family owns that shop, it's unexpectedly good for a Food Court store!

Edit: I've also had XLB in Shanghai and you obviously can't compare (yummy memories!) but I also went to that apparently world-famous Taiwanese super-chain called "Din Tai Fung", they franchised down in Seattle last month and it was EPIC FAIL!... extremely overpriced and terrible quality!... no wonder they expanded out of Taiwan to Seattle, they wouldn't survive against Vancouver/Richmond competition.
(Keeping in mind I never tried the DTF that's actually in Taiwan)
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My friend's family owns that shop, it's unexpectedly good for a Food Court store!
Rumours are they sold the shop...any truth to it?
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I love going to The Place. The decor makes it look like ass, but definitely the XLB's are tasty with so much soup/juice inside!
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Edit: I've also had XLB in Shanghai and you obviously can't compare (yummy memories!) but I also went to that apparently world-famous Taiwanese super-chain called "Din Tai Fung", they franchised down in Seattle last month and it was EPIC FAIL!... extremely overpriced and terrible quality!... no wonder they expanded out of Taiwan to Seattle, they wouldn't survive against Vancouver/Richmond competition.
(Keeping in mind I never tried the DTF that's actually in Taiwan)
I've tried that place in Taiwan! lol.. I was pretty disappointed.. had to wait like 30minutes outside.. (went with a tour, so i assume they had reso's) major fail

Anyways back on topic the best place i've had it is at the place in richmond called Top Shanghai Cuisine.. Skin = thin, Soup = lots and flavourful, meats = solid
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BTW it's "little basket buns" not 'dragon'. The word "lung" is written almost the same, but has one or two strokes different. it is also said the same.. Gotta love Chinese right?

I thought the same thing for many years, but I learned a while ago so thought I'd share
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BTW it's "little basket buns" not 'dragon'. The word "lung" is written almost the same, but has one or two strokes different. it is also said the same.. Gotta love Chinese right?

I thought the same thing for many years, but I learned a while ago so thought I'd share
Holy fuck.. I never noticed that until you pointed it out.

http://www.dintaifungusa.com/ch/ch_cuisine01_1.html
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shanghai river in richmond
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Hands down Shanghai JJ across Richmond center beside Kerrisdale Cameras
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crystal mall om nom nom so juicy....
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Rumours are they sold the shop...any truth to it?
Last time I went to Crystal Mall (about 4 months ago?), my friend was still working there so unless it was very recently then I don't think so?

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I've tried that place in Taiwan! lol.. I was pretty disappointed.. had to wait like 30minutes outside.. (went with a tour, so i assume they had reso's) major fail
OMG yeah on top of that I had to wait over an HOUR to get in!... if they actually made me wait in line I would have been fuming since the restaurant was way below expectatations!!... but instead they took my name down so I was free to wander about ... haha I killed some time in the little arcade in that mall!
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Yeah it was a recent changeover. I went today and they have a new name. The store is still there and the menu is the same though.
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