Aug 20, 2019
Richmond’s Mr. Fish Man Wants to Fill Your Belly and Numb Your Face
Scout's "Never Heard of It" series continues with some delicious explorations at a Golden Village hotspot.
Jul 17, 2019
Curious About the Delicious World of Filipino Fried Chicken? Here’s a Great Place to Start…
Fernando Medrano continues the "Never Heard Of It" series with a dive into the deliciousness of Win Win Chick-N in Steveston Village.
May 29, 2019
Digging North Vietnamese Deliciousness at East Van’s New ‘Hanoi Old Quarter’
The new restaurant on Victoria Drive comes to us from Rose Nguyen and Hong Duong, the duo behind the award-winning Mr. Red Cafe.
Sep 19, 2018
Finding Deliciousness Next to a Sex Shop and Under a Confusing Awning
Though it might not be the easiest restaurant to find, the unassuming Chong Qing Xiao Mian on Kingsway is definitely worth looking for.
Aug 28, 2018
Every Adventurous Eater Should Seek Out This Gem Hidden in a Light Industrial Park
Lamajoun, an Armenian/Georgian cafe in the nondescript wilds of Richmond, is so much more than it outwardly appears.
Aug 8, 2018
Uncommon Deliciousness From Central Vietnam Can Be Had at This East Van Joint
Fernando Medrano eats his way through Hue exemplars at Hoi An Cafe on Victoria Drive for our "Never Heard of It" series.
Jul 27, 2018
One of the Best Chinese Restaurants in Metro Vancouver Has Just Seven Tables
Chef Yiutong Leung cooked in a number of private kitchens in Hong Kong, most notably the one inside the Stock Exchange.
Jul 16, 2018
The Reincarnated Pizzeria of Legend Every Vancouverite Should Try Once
Did's Pizza was once upon a time the late night cheap food of choice for many in this city. Then life intervened, both for him and for us.
Jul 9, 2018
Feasting on the Exotic Silk Road Food and Hospitality of the Uyghurs on Kingsway
Efendi Uyghur is a small, welcoming and wonderfully delicious exemplar of a cuisine we wish we had a lot more of in Vancouver.
Feb 13, 2018
Tucking Into Old School Taiwanese-Sichuan Cuisine at Kalvin’s in East Van
In his latest "Never Heard Of It" piece, Fernando Medrano gives us a history lesson on why the food at this institution is so delicious.
Jan 23, 2018
Feasting on Ghanian Delights at Whalley’s ‘Taste of Africa’
The tiny strip mall eatery packs a big flavour punch, offering a variety of authentic, delicious West African dishes at affordable prices.
Dec 6, 2017
Feasting on pre-Hong Kong Handover Chinese Food on Fraser Street
Eating the same dishes Chinese-Canadians commonly enjoyed in Vancouver long before the British relinquished sovereignty of Hong Kong.
Nov 24, 2017
The Old School European Restaurant That Will Hopefully Never Change
The service here is old-school: attentive, unobtrusive and professional, and no one gives a shit about how your first few bites taste.
Nov 9, 2017
In a Richmond Strip Mall, Seeking Out “Explosion Pulp Chicken”
Fernando Medrano takes the "Never Heard of It" column on a mission to satisfy some genuine curiosity.
Oct 16, 2017
The Awesome Chinese BBQ Joint Hidden in an Underground Parking Lot
Some of the best Chinese BBQ in Canada is made at the rightly-named HK BBQ Master under the Superstore in Richmond.
Oct 4, 2017
Feast on a Filipino Speciality at New West’s Cheap and Cheerful Hideaway, ‘Epic Grill Silogs’
Fernando Medrano takes us to an outwardly unassuming Filipino eatery where the speciality comes in many delicious guises.
Sep 21, 2017
Never Heard of Yaas Grill House? Here’s Why You Should Check It Out
The delicious amalgam that is Persian cuisine is affordably represented at this unassuming North Shore eatery.
Sep 13, 2017
East Van’s Little ‘Joojak’ Makes the Awesome Xi’an Burger You’ve Been Waiting For
Joojak's hearty, complex and aromatic Xi'an dishes might just help you through Vancouver's long descent into the wet of winter.
Aug 1, 2017
Lining Up for the Delicious Funk of Richmond’s ‘Too Two Sauerkraut Fish’
The “Sauerkraut” is their special housemade pickled mustard greens. These lend the fish soup its characteristic funk and tartness.
Jun 30, 2017
Cleaning Up A Filipino ‘Boodle Fight’ Out At Surrey’s Grandt Kitchen
Just when you thought they were done and it was time to eat, they bring out one more dish.
Jun 15, 2017
The Delicate Shroom & Pork Crepes At Kingsway’s ‘Thanh Xuan Cafe’
I’m always on the look-out for these little shops that specialize in one amazing thing, and this is one of my all-time favourite finds.
May 31, 2017
Making Short Work Of ‘Grilled Fish’ At Li’s China Grill In Collingwood
Order a few appetizers, some beer and some dried plum juice (the kind you order with hot pot); some skewers (“chuan’r”) and finally one or two orders of grilled fish.
May 24, 2017
Loving Smoked Meat & Poutine At Estrella’s Montreal Deli In Langley
Pair it with a Cherry Coke, Montreal-made kosher pickles and one of their very good poutines (made with Fraser Valley cheese curds) for complete the authenticity picture.
May 17, 2017
The Fried Chicken And ‘Pho Ga Don’ Combo At My Chau On Kingsway
I tend to believe that this eatery and many others like it could only work in such a setting. With apologies to the great urbanist Jane Jacobs: “good food needs old buildings”.
Apr 26, 2017
Exploring The Goodness Of Guizhou At Collingwood’s ‘Yummy Mammy’
The eatery is run by gregarious chef-owner Lisa Yu. If prodded, she'll give you a lesson in the basics of Guizhou cuisine. (You can even ask her to make you her favourite dish which is not on the menu - pickled chicken gizzards - but you’ll have to pre-order it.)
Apr 11, 2017
Cheap, Saturday-Only Lamb Consomme At Molli Cafe On Burrard St.
The quality and consistency is nothing short of remarkable, pronouncing the value in bold relief. If you've never heard of Molli, you need to go!
Apr 3, 2017
Closed Kingsway Cult Legend ‘Nine Dishes’ Resurfaces In Richmond
The new location couldn’t be more different from its original Kingsway hole-in-the-wall setting. Set behind the Richmond Costco, it is the restaurant equivalent of a McMansion.
Mar 22, 2017
Surrey’s Street Food-Inspired ‘Apna Chaat House’ Is Strip Mall Gold
The menu is extensive. Try not to be intimidated. Even if you are with a group, it will be tough to make a significant dent. Place your order at the front, take the plastic number card and sit at a table.