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Beautifully barbecued pork skewers, crispy beef tapa and a side of lumpia all served over a bowl of steaming white rice. When I think of Filipino food, I think of the excitement I felt when I was invited over to have dinner with my Filipino friend’s family. The good vibes that come with sharing conversation with 12 other people over platefuls of homemade comfort food… something I’m sure those with Pinoy friends can relate to. Now imagine how cool it would be to have a restaurant change the game by

“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

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

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