re: jim bachinski
It's a type of restaurant that serves western dishes with a Hong Kong twist:
The Goldfinch in Hong Kong exemplifies this type of restaurant. Vancouver and suburbs has dozens of them scattered about.
It's akin to Japanese Yoshuku-ya that serve Western food with a Japanese twist.
Well, I"m not originally from Vancouver, BUT I've been there before and if you're looking for cheap and fast there's a restaurant downtown on Robson call Hon's http://www.hons.ca/hons_english.htm
Everything on the menu is either under $10 or around $10. Check out the website! Last time I was there it was packed, and my meal was good and fast too!
Hope that helps!