bag lady redux

I have a thing for resealable plastic bags. I mean, what’s not to love? Of course, I also like things with designs splattered all over them, so whenever I see seasonal sandwich bags with pumpkins or snowflakes on them, I cannot resist. Imagine my glee, then, when Dixie told me about the patterned sandwich bags offered by Mobi. I had to have some!

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It took a while to get here, so Mobi graciously compensated me with an extra box of baggies. Woohoo!
Okay, on an unrelated note, a friend of mine is going to Vancouver, BC, for a family vacation. She would like to know about any delicious Chinese restaurants, nothing too fancy, either in Chinatown or in the downtown area. Any suggestions out there?

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14 Responses to bag lady redux

  1. Dana says:

    Um, we always go to Capilano Heights Chinese Restaurant in North Vancouver (on Capilano Road) when we’re in the city. It is affordable and awesome food – always busy, which is a testament to the food quality. If she finds herself in that part of town…

  2. Nadia says:

    If she likes szechuan, there’s a place between Fir and Pine (which is a block and a half west of Granville Street) on Broadway, which is over the Granville Street Bridge, just south of downtown. My brother swears by it.
    If she likes a more modern Chinese dining experience, tell her to go to Wild Rice. It also happens to be in downtown, at the edge of Chinatown, if that happens to be easier for her. It’s on Pender and Abbott, which is a little east — which in Vancouver means a little sketchy — but as long as she doesn’t go too late at night or alone, she’ll be fine.

  3. freecia says:

    Cantonese food in Vancouver is awesome. Direct her over to egullet.org/com forums for the best of the best recommendations :) I think Richmond district is the asian sector of Vancouver, if I remember correctly.

  4. mindy says:

    Love. Those. Bags. Resealables rock.

  5. christina says:

    Oh yes, I can second the Capilano Heights in North Van. There’s also the Capilano Restaurant in West Van run by the same owners. Great food, great service, nice family atmosphere at both.
    Years ago we used to go the the On On in Chinatown a lot. I’m not sure it’s still there now. I believe it was on Keefer Street. A bit of a greasy spoon but the food was wonderful.

  6. jodi says:

    http://bananaleaf-vancouver.com/
    i’ve had the coconut lassa — so good! everything is good there but it can be quite busy around 12-1. it closes early.

  7. mare says:

    Those bring a new meaning to baggies, too cute!

  8. cinnamontree says:

    Pink Pearl for dim sum? Haven’t been there myself,but my older brother frequents Vancouver, and says it’s pretty awesome.

  9. Alison A. says:

    Chinese restaurants: The restaurant mentioned above between Fir & Pine on W. Broadway is the ‘Szechuan Chongquing’ and it is fantastic (there is also an outlet on Commercial Drive & 12th. They’re both good.
    Pink Pearl on E. Hastings Street is renowned for its Dim Sum.
    I also like Shanghai Bistro on Thurlow Street — it’s a little more upscale and out of the way, but delectable.

  10. caro says:

    I second the Wild Rice suggestion (yummy martinis there too). Hon’s Wun-Tun House on Robson is good and within walking distance of just about everywhere downtown and definitely in a good price range. It’s my old standby for a fresh noodle fix.

  11. Ande says:

    All the restaurants people have been suggesting are great! Really great food!

  12. i put all of my knitting projects in zipper plastic bags, and i sort craft stuff in them as well. they are awesome. i use em for everything!

  13. alison says:

    I hope I’m not too late to make a restaurant suggestion! One of the only things I really miss about Vancouver is the On Lok (on E. Hastings, near Victoria). I recommend it to everyone — not fancy at all, noisy, waitresses speak little English, and the food is so, so, SO good.

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