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Apr 29, 2013 06:22 PM

Non Cantonese in Vancouver

Traveling to Vancouver again in June. I know Vancouver is known for it's Cantonese Chinese places but I am not a big fan of Cantonese. I prefer the spicier cuisines of China, Sichuan, Hunan, etc. Any suggestions welcome. We will travel but near skytrain stops would be a bonus. Thanks.

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  1. In Richmond (Aberdeen Skytrain Station):
    Golden Szechuan
    New Spicy Chili
    Bushuair (Hunan)

    1. Also in Richmond:

      Szechuan Delicious (by Brighouse SkyTrain Station)

      1. I believe fmed is too modest to post his own article, but I have no issues doing it. It's a good reference guide.

        Crystal Mall would be close to the Metrotown Skytrain Station and the Joyce Skytrain Station would be within walking distance to the Joyce & Kingsway area.

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        1. re: moyenchow

          Many Thanks, this is just what I wanted to find!

          1. re: moyenchow

            His article was the bomb. Do people still say that? "The bomb?"

              1. re: fmed

                Geez Louise, that was a real Doozy !

          2. Are the Szechuan places listed here still the best in the area? I'm looking for a great Shui Zhu Yu (water boiled fish) in particular. Thanks.

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              1. re: LotusRapper

                But be aware that Yves Shen is no longer associated with 9 Dishes, and IMO he made the best water boiled fish in the city. I haven't tried it since he departed, as both times I went in I got the bum's rush from the new management.

                1. re: grayelf

                  Oh no! Haven't been for ages. Sad to hear that. Loved his WBF and Dan Dan Noodles, and boiled kidney.

                  Where to go for WBF now?

                    1. re: LotusRapper

                      He opened a place out in Burnaby with none of his specialties, so I haven't been yet.

                2. re: LotusRapper

                  Good articles, thanks! The grilled whole fish at Li's sounds great--has anyone had it?

                  Has anyone had the water boiled fish at Alvin Garden?

                  1. re: christy319

                    The spicy fish from Li's is awesome. Normally get the catfish with the spicy Sichuan sauce. Chuan Ku in Richmond also does the chongqing kao yu as well.