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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

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    jerkstore RE: Missy 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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      jerkstore RE: 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

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        LotusRapper RE: jerkstore 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.

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          fmed RE: LotusRapper 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...

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            LotusRapper RE: fmed 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)

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              quddous RE: LotusRapper 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.

    2. fmed RE: Missy 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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        Missy RE: LotusRapper 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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