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stangoldsmith | Jan 5, 201501:02 AM

Hi Chow BC

I'm in town (Vancouver Fairmont) from LA solo for a few three nights and would like your recommendations.

I'm usually a big fan of street food and saw Mr. Shawarma's truck. I also love Indian food and am thinking of Vij's. The problems I have though are whenever I go to places like these I'm disappointed. I grew up in Pakistan, Qatar and Africa before moving to the US. As such, my taste-buds are always crying in the West due to lack of spice (either heat and or taste) and nothing "authentic" about Arabic/Indian/etc. food. No offense, it's just me.

So I'm hesitant to even try these places as "Must-go-tos" and am even considering a nice multi-course meal of any genre, just nice, (away from kids enjoying my quiet space nice).

Does anyone have any suggestions? Price is no problem. Again, I'm more at home in a dive bar chewing on wings and watching the old man in the corner slowly slump his way to the floor, but also I'd like not to miss out on a great meal if I can.

So great meal, Indian, spicy, street food, wings, dive bars. Anything in those categories somewhat close to the Fairmont and thank you and yes I know they are broad so any ethnic must-have in Vancouver will also be appreciated.

Being from LA maybe Mexican food is out.

edit - Just saw "Phnom Phenh" on Yelp, looks great and about what I'm thinking, any Chow negatives? I know Yelp cannot be reliable at all sometimes.

And "Yew" for my nice meal? Both are near my hotel from what it looks like, and both get great reviews.

Vij's Rangoli
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