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The wine-marinated lamb popsicles at Vij’s is one of dishes that I always encourage visitors to Vancouver to try. It really is one of the signature, unforgettable tastes of the city, right up there with Triple O sauce and a honey-dipped doughnut from Lee’s. The beautifully charred and bone-in things (which you should attack first with your fingers) are especially comforting on winter days when the palate-coating, gently warming fenugreek creek curry (in which the little chops swim) can be enjoyed to full effect, loaded as it is with tender coins of potato.