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East of East Dining Series: The Orient

The Orient Chinese Cuisine 227 Bedford Hwy, Halifax I have been searching for the best Chinese food in Halifax, so I was ecstatic when I was invited to The Orient by Chef Ivan Chan to sample some new menu items, as well as some of his most popular and signature dishes. There were 9 of us (chefs, photographers, media & […]

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East of East Dining Series: Hot Pot at Happy Veal

Happy Veal Hot Pot 1333 South Park St, Halifax Website When I lived in Calgary I was introduced to Chinese hot pot, and this, along with phở and dim sum, would become regular events for me. There used to be a hot pot buffet at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre Restaurant, and I would walk along the wondrous buffet tables, […]

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East of East Dining Series: Gangnam Korean BBQ

Gangnam Korean BBQ 1261 Barrington St, Halifax Korean Barbecue is perhaps the most approachable of Korean dining experiences for the uninitiated. At least, it seems to be popular in Halifax and that’s a good indicator of the gateway for timid palates. As far as I know, there are 5 restaurants offering Korean BBQ in Halifax: Gangnam Korean BBQ, Bi One […]

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East of East Dining Series: Izakaya at Dora-Q

Dora-Q Japanese Cuisine 1467 Brenton Street Website For my birthday this year, I told LuShark I wanted to go for izakaya! It just so happened that my birthday was on a Friday, and Dora-Q has extended their weekend izakaya indefinitely! Every Friday and Saturday night from 5pm-10pm you can enjoy an izakaya dinner in Dora-Q’s unique dining room. What’s izakaya […]

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East of East Dining Series: South End “China Town” Food Crawl

Halifax has never been known as the most multicultural city in Canada, but anyone who lives downtown has probably noticed a bit of a shift, with more and more businesses catering to the growing Asian population. At the foot of Barrington and Inglis, there are signs of growth, indicative of a potential South End Halifax China Town. My observations were […]

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East of East Dining Series: Beaver Sailor Diner

Beaver Sailor Diner 1820 Hollis St, Halifax This is the second chapter of the East of East Dining Series in which I will showcase different types of East Asian dining experiences that are available to us here in Halifax. In February we went to Canton Garden for dim sum. Today’s journey takes us to Beaver Sailor Diner, which is tucked away on Hollis […]

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