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Dine Out Vancouver is back and it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary! Running from January 14-31, 2022, over 300 restaurants are offering prix fixe menus for dine-in or take-out priced between $20 and $59 (side note: this was up from $15-$54 last year). It was very exciting to be able to dine in again when things opened up last year. Things may be a bit iffy now but you can still enjoy Dine Out Vancouver whether it’s dine-in or take-out.

As per previous years, I took the time to review the menus and here are what caught my eyes, based on past experiences (Dine Out or not) as well as menu attractiveness (e.g. value for the money, choice of ingredients, creativity in the menu, enough options for two people, etc.). Also keep in mind that I curated the list based on my preference (as you know, I’m a meat lover and I’m biased against chicken and salmon) and my way of thinking, so it may not necessarily suit your taste. But hopefully this gives you a place to start.

Same as last year, with the varied price points, I have organized my list into Lunch, Dinner, Take Out, and Special Offer. I’ve included a link to the menu, as well as listed price, to make it easier for you. Remember, my recommendations are for that specific menu and specific location(s) only, even though the restaurant may have other locations and menu options. If you have been to any of them, let me know what you think!

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Last fall, I was invited to a fun dinner at Tasty Indian Bistro where I was picked up in downtown Vancouver by the Vancouver Trolley Company then taken to the North Delta restaurant. While the food was great, it’s always hard to evaluate a restaurant based on the food they serve at an event. So when we were looking for an Indian restaurant for lunch the other day, we went back to Tasty to give it another try.

Lunch at Tasty Indian Bistro

Food

The Vegetable Pakora was very good. It was crispy outside, but light and pillowy inside. You could see and taste the pieces of vegetables in the batter. The tamarind sauce brought some sweetness to it, while the mint sauce added freshness to the fried dough. We like the size of the pakora, taking only two bites each.

Vegetable Pakora

I’m a fan of Saag dishes (in a spiced spinach cream sauce). Instead of paneer, this time we ordered Lamb Saag. The meat was tender, still with a bit of gamey taste, and it was really good. (more…)

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I’m sure most of you have heard or even have tried a Krispy Kreme doughnut before. And I’m sure you know there’s only one Krispy Kreme in BC, tugged away in the suburb of North Delta. Even though it’s not unique like Voodoo Doughnut and it’s more like a mass factory production, fresh doughnuts always, always taste good! But when can you get fresh doughnuts at Krispy Kreme?

The only Krispy Kreme in BC

The only Krispy Kreme in BC

We were told just the other day that the key is to watch for the red neon sign outside of the store. If it blinks, then a new batch of Original Glazed doughnuts is served fresh, hot out of the oven. Is it true? Let’s find out.

We arrived at the Krispy Kreme on a Saturday afternoon and right away spotted the red neon sign. It’s on, but wasn’t blinking. We went inside the store and asked if they have any fresh doughnuts. They said they just made a batch of Original Glazed 10 minutes or so ago. Darn it, we just missed it. OK, when’s the next batch? In another 10-15 minutes, he says. So we decided to grab a couple of doughnuts and enjoy them in the sun, while waiting for the new batch.

Display case of doughnuts

Display case of doughnuts

Food

It’s Krispy Kreme’s 75th birthday this year so they released a series of three birthday doughnuts. (more…)

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