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Jonker St rebranded as Fresh Bowl, now with second location in Gastown...thoughts?

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Jonker St rebranded as Fresh Bowl, now with second location in Gastown...thoughts?

flowbee | Apr 1, 2011 09:08 AM

I noticed that Fresh Bowl (http://www.freshbowl.ca/) just opened up their second location in Gastown, right beside Meat & Bread (which I LURV btw). Mamak Malaysian Cafe is just down the block -- kinda ironic that there's now two choices for Malaysian food on that one block.

This article (http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Fres...) mentions that the owner thought that maybe the Jonker St food was "too authentic" for local (non-Asian) clientele. So now with a new rebrand, he says the food hasn't changed much from his original nonya recipies. But I feel the prices are a bit high for what you get. If the food was amazing, then it wouldn't be so much of an issue...but I haven't heard that the food was amazing. This review (http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/14/156266...) says that the food feels westernized...which is frustrating because all of us on the board want MORE authenticity in our regional cuisines.

So has anyone here tried Fresh Bowl?

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