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thehealthyfoodie Mar 26, 2010 08:12 PM

Looking for something healthy and good! i am a real foodie but hate greasy food. anything out of the ordinary: great burger, seafood, fish, asian (vietnamese, thai, etc). Surprise me! Thank you.

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    vandan RE: thehealthyfoodie Mar 26, 2010 08:40 PM

    where??

    1. fmed RE: thehealthyfoodie Mar 26, 2010 09:21 PM

      The request is a bit open-ended. How about a nice pho ga (chicken pho) at My Chau on Kingsway? Light broth, perfect vermicelli, practically grease-free.

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      My Chau Restaurant
      1715 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N2S4, CA

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        thehealthyfoodie RE: fmed Mar 27, 2010 04:25 PM

        Fmed: thanks, sounds great! MSG free on top of it?
        Vandan: in Vancouver; staying at The Loden on Melville street.
        How is "The Noodle Box" btw? Any good?

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          fmed RE: thehealthyfoodie Mar 27, 2010 06:03 PM

          I believe it is MSG free.

          On the "Noodle Box"...I'm certainly the wrong person to ask about it. I'm not a fan of that kind of westernized Asian food, but many people I know like the place, so YMMV.

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            peter.v RE: fmed Mar 27, 2010 10:10 PM

            Let's just say if you have a hankering for noodles in Kits, skip the Noodle Box and have some real Pad Thai at Maenam. At least, that's my take. It's definitely not a bad spot, just so much better can be had in this city than pan-Asian wok fried noodles.

            You might enjoy some nice fish tacos ('tacones') down at Go Fish near Granville Island for a picturesque snack or outdoors lunch. They are certainly healthy and delicious.

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            Maenam
            1938 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5, CA

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              thehealthyfoodie RE: peter.v Mar 30, 2010 11:40 AM

              I had the Pad Thai and a lot more stuff at maenam yesterday. very good Tom Kha but the pad thai and the rest of the dishes were sooo greasy, it was ridiculous..i have actually never seen some thai food that greasy before! but anyways, thanks for the pick. it wasn't bad. my colleague really liked it, although it took us a 2 hr long walk to digest!

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                thehealthyfoodie RE: peter.v Mar 30, 2010 11:43 AM

                Fmed, i had breakfast there, amazing! i may try Vij's tomorrow. my friend from toronto was raving about it and brought me some amazing spices from there! thanks!

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                Vij's Restaurant
                1480 11th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6H1L1, CA

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                fmed RE: fmed Mar 28, 2010 10:46 AM

                I just realized you are coming in from out of town and staying at the Loden. Voya (in the Loden) is a very good restaurant. http://www.voya-restaurant.com/ Marc André Choquette used to be the chef at Lumiere here in town. Pricey, but good. Their Lunch menu is priced reasonably, actually. http://www.voya-restaurant.com/food-a... (eg, the burger at $15 is around the going rate for a "premium" burger here.).

                One place that out-of-towners usually enjoy is Vij's or the more reasonably priced sister restaurant Rangoli right next door.

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                Vij's Restaurant
                1480 11th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6H1L1, CA

                Voya Restaurant (closed for renovations
                )1177 Melville Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A3, CA

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              thehealthyfoodie RE: fmed Mar 30, 2010 11:38 AM

              Thank you! I'll try it tonight!

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                thehealthyfoodie RE: fmed Mar 30, 2010 11:41 AM

                thanks peter, but the food was sooo greasy there, unreal! it took my colleague and I a 2 hour long walk to be able to partially digest the meal. and he likes greasy food!!

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                  fmed RE: thehealthyfoodie Mar 30, 2010 05:47 PM

                  This is at Maenam?

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                  Maenam
                  1938 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5, CA

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                    peter.v RE: thehealthyfoodie Mar 30, 2010 08:51 PM

                    Hmm. That sounds awfully odd for Maenam.

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                  kfed RE: thehealthyfoodie Mar 31, 2010 04:08 AM

                  for healthy i like sejuiced on 4th

                  maybe check vegan? @Chef Merida
                  www.vegansecretsupper.com
                  will be going on April11th can report back to let you know.

                  asian food can be healthier if you know what to order.
                  i like maenam too. the shrimp salad item is reallt good. had that a few nights ago. but they have a lot of heavier items.

                  thinks fmed can recomend his fav papaya salad with jerky ...

                  have you tried alaskan king crab? steamed with garlic... .

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