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Missy Jul 5, 2012 10:59 AM

Hi
New city-new XLB hunt.
I've looked through the board and I'm a little confused-is Richmond in Vancouver? Is Pleasant the best (only?) XLB game in town? I'm also training an XLB newbie who's had them twice (Philly and Boston) and of course is now an addict as well.
Thanks for any info!
Missy

  1. fmed Jul 5, 2012 02:46 PM

    You probably meant "Peaceful". Peaceful does a number of things well, but XLB is not one of them.

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    1. re: LotusRapper
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      Missy Jul 6, 2012 05:37 AM

      Wow. I've traveled a lot and I've never seen one place with so many XLB opps! Usually I have to sleuth these guys down!

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      jerkstore Jul 5, 2012 12:06 PM

      Richmond is a separate city, south of Vancouver (east of the airport).

      I haven't heard of Pleasant, but no, it's definitely not the only place in town - there are XLB all over the place.

      I like the ones at a stall in the Crystal mall food court (Burnaby), the place used to be called Wang's but I think it's Xu's or something like that now. Maybe not the best in the city but very good and close to my house so I end up going there more often than not.

      Others will probably chime in with their favourites.

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      1. re: jerkstore
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        jerkstore Jul 5, 2012 12:12 PM

        LotusRapper's list from this thread will maybe give you some idea of the variety available:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/733417

        1. re: jerkstore
          LotusRapper Jul 5, 2012 02:20 PM

          I don't take the credit for it (I must have been bored at that moment when I typed it all). The list does require updating, it's been 2 years now, with some local turnovers as well as new players in town.

          1. re: LotusRapper
            fmed Jul 5, 2012 02:22 PM

            Let's start a current list!

            Lin
            Long's Noodle
            Suhang
            Shanghai River
            Dinesty
            Shanghai Morning
            Shanghai Wonderful
            Northern Delicacy
            Peaceful
            Top Shanghai
            The Place
            Ningtu
            Ni 1 Shanghai
            R&H Chinese foodcourt stall
            ...add more below...

            1. re: fmed
              LotusRapper Jul 5, 2012 02:43 PM

              I put the new ones I added to the list in CAPS.

              Lin
              Long's Noodle
              Suhang
              Shanghai River
              Dinesty
              Shanghai Morning
              Shanghai Wonderful
              Northern Delicacy
              Peaceful
              Top Shanghai
              The Place
              Ningtu
              No. 1 Shanghai

              NINGBO
              SHANGHAI HOUSE
              SHANGHAI JJ
              ZHANG's SHANGHAI KITCHEN
              YY VILLAGE
              NOODLES DAILY (Richmond Public Market food court)
              THE ONE (Burnaby)

              1. re: LotusRapper
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                quddous Jul 7, 2012 06:02 PM

                I think Shanghai JJ is now a Sichuan restaurant.

                Taiwan Beef Noodle (2 locations) and Kelvin's on Victoria have xlb.

                I think Kelvin's probably has my favourite xlb in Vancouver but I haven't been eating too much xlb since I moved away from South Vancouver.

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