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“Do you want to come to a chicken pot dinner?” Without the slightest idea that a “chicken pot” might be a real thing, I assumed that my friend was inviting me to eat chicken pot pie. It made sense. It was freezing cold outside and what better comfort food than a piping hot chicken pot pie? Well, not only did I learn that Taiwanese-style chicken hot pot is indeed a real thing, but I also found out that it’s the real deal if you’re looking for soul-warming food that can be shared

Some Vancouverites love shopping, others doing yoga on the Burrard Bridge and some even have a weekly ritual of grabbing brunch on sunday mornings. So what happens when Vancouver becomes… Raincouver? One thing comes to mind – a nice hot bowl of noodle soup to warm the soul. People have all heard of the hyped noodles places with photos seen all over Instagram, but what about the hidden gems around town without the same social media presence? We have put together a list of TEAMCHOMP’s Top 5 Low-Key noodle joints

The clubhouse sandwich: the original super sandwich. Since its creation in 1894, the club has gone from a simple but brilliant “whole meal” sandwich to the towering triple-decker stacks we commonly see today. The original recipe called for chicken or turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and a generous amount of mayo. I mean, how could you go wrong with this setup? My love of the clubhouse began at the White Spot in Kerrisdale where I grew up. The turkey club has always been a prominent feature on the menu, but did you know that they

Do you love coffee? I think I do, although I can’t say I’m terribly picky or know much of anything about coffee. I don’t mind admitting that I’m perfectly happy with the house blend that the free coffee machine in my office spits out. If I feel like a quick pick-me-up, I still default to grabbing a grande Pike from the nearest Starbucks. On the other hand, a tiny voice in my head has been telling me, “Dude, there’s got to be more to coffee than your stupid grande Pike.” That’s

Growing up, one of my favourite things about the summertime was mobbing down to 7-Eleven with my friends to cash in the 2-for-1 slurpee coupons on the back of Z95.3FM bumper stickers (remember those?). No matter what stage of life you’re in, drinks with friends is always a good idea. Our choices nowadays are more so dominated by local craft beers (or wine if you’re fancy like that), but one of the best and most memorable food phases for me was the bubble tea boom in the late 90s-early 2000s. The funny thing

Nestled in the heart of Gastown is Roden Gray, a mainstay in Vancouver’s luxury menswear landscape. Its founder, Rob Lo, is a busy man these days, whether running multiple businesses or trotting the globe to seek out the latest and greatest threads to don on his store shelves. And of course, a man’s gotta eat no matter which continent he’s on! Rob was gracious enough to chat with us about his travels and his two cents on melding the food and fashion worlds. TEAMCHOMP: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself

One of the first things that comes to mind when thinking Vietnamese fare is a good ol’ banh mi. Fresh baguette, cold cuts, pickled carrot and daikon, cilantro, pâté , a little maggi sauce, cucumber and maybe some jalapeno for heat. It’s silly how tasty they can be, and many places still sell them for under $5.00. For years, I defaulted to Ba Le as my go-to place, but that might’ve spoken more to my laziness/unwillingness to find any other places for comparison. But in the interest of venturing away from the tried and

A couple of weeks ago, we posted our thoughts on a few choices for poké joints around town. Maybe it’s this gloomy weather that’s got us daydreaming about beaches and sunshine, but all the talk about poké really got us thinking, “Where do we go for Hawaiian food in Vancouver?” A quick Yelp search for “Hawaiian” comes back with suggestions for a few poké places and Honolulu Coffee (which kind of makes sense). But from there, things really drop off. The 10th most relevant search result? Uncle Fatih’s Pizza. What? Now imagine you

Oh, how times have changed for sushi restaurants in Vancouver. Once rulers of the land, eat-till-you-barf joints have mostly gone the way of the dinosaur, replaced by mango sauce rolls and $20 aburi sushi. While there’s still plenty of love for tried-and-true traditional Japanese spots for sushi, there’s a new raw fish obsession taking over the city: poké. While poké is usually served as an appetizer in Hawaii, more recent adaptations popping up around North America are making more of a meal out of it by serving it in a bowl atop rice and/or salad. Poké stops

Vancouver. We love our bikes, our hikes and our dragon boat races. And when we’re done with all that fitness stuff, what do we do? We flock to the nearest ice cream place to balance out the universe, of course! And with all due love and respect to some of the existing go-to’s around town, some of us are just obsessed with what’s new and exciting. Enter: Mister. Since opening their doors earlier this summer, owners Michael Lai and Tommy Choi have proven that they can beat the heat with their

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