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Advice for the (not so) lonely tummy - one meal left in Vancouver - Chinese? Hoi Tong vs. Kelvin's vs. Chongqing Japanese?

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Advice for the (not so) lonely tummy - one meal left in Vancouver - Chinese? Hoi Tong vs. Kelvin's vs. Chongqing Japanese?

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juicefriend | | Dec 28, 2012 10:05 AM

Dearest Chowhounders,

We've been following the recommendation trails off this board on our food vacation (from the East Coast - NYC - avid Flushing goers, and also stay in SF quite a bit) - and have gone to:
- Alvin's
- Peaceful
- Jade Seafood
- a bunch of bakeries

We have on our list remaining
- dim sum at Dynesty
- dim sum or dinner at Kirin
- and we have a meal slot left!

Where should we go? What should we eat?

We found Alvin's to be good solid but perhaps not truly distinctive - just as the reviewers described. Peaceful had great beef roll and well cooked everything else - but again, tasty though not necessarily amazing. Jade Seafood, really interesting crab egg whites, the smoked chicken was subtly flavored. Nothing has been a disappointment, but equally, nothing has been mindblowing either--something we'd bring our parents back for.

As a reference (and so as not to inadvertently offend on above - maybe we ordered the wrong things) - last time we came, we had dim sum at Shiang Garden, and tried this egg roll with duck egg in it, and that was AMAZING.

So we're in search for the amazing. Is there any recommendation? Hoi Tong? Kelvin's Szechuan? We like everything (and I do mean everything) - from tripe to whatever. And price point isn't the issue - low price would be as awesome as expensive.

Also, totally random - is Tojo worth it? We've had the fortune of eating at some nice sushi places back East - and the reviews are a bit mixed. Advice welcome!

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