Got in 10 am thanks to east coast time shift and was at hotel on Burrard before 11. We are just one block over from Robson so we walked west and were at Dinesty by noon. We shared two orders of Xio Long bao, one classic and one with XO sauce. Very good, but I may have to disagree with the hound who posted they are the best in the world. There's a little joint in Philly right across from Convention Center in chinatown...
Kept heading west until we got to Denman and made a left. Within a few blocks we were at Kingyo so we had to have a drink and some more food. Loved their chicken karaage but the Moscow Mule didn't have much kick.
Walked back to the hotel along the water and was surprised to find Bella Gelatoria when we turned back on Burrard, so we joined the line and had some excellent gelato. We are likely heading back after we get back from Granville Island today.
For dinner we traced our earlier route so we could have sangria and tapas at Espana. Good pick. The cheese plate was perfect with the wine and we also enjoyed their unique take on flatbread and had a very nice steak dish as well.
The pressure is on to eat this well today and then until we leave on Sunday. We'll see.