If you’re craving some food in the Metrotown area, this is it.
Burnaby’s Metrotown area is always buzzing – so where do you go when it’s time to grab a bite to eat? There is a variety of restaurants and cafes to cater for almost any cuisine you may want.
Poke bowls at Pokey Okey on Kingsway
Build your own poke bowl or grab a vegan option at Pokey Okey at 4919 Kingsway.
The signature this summer is a chilled smoked duck soba, with smoked Quebec duck breast, chilled soba noodles, microgreens, a ramen egg, and yuzu dashi broth. The house-made ginger pork bowl has pork, bean sprouts, kimchi, a ramen egg, seaweed, mayo, and sesame seeds. For dessert, it’s yuzu cheesecake ice cream and custard taiyaki (fish-shaped waffle).
My Parisian patisserie
For a quick treat, grab a croissant or cherry turnover from Mon Paris Patisserie at 4396 Beresford St. Delight in macarons, individual bonbons (or a box of 16), and cakes galore. For lunch, have the croissant sandwich with smoked salmon and cucumber.
Marutama Ramen Metrotown
At 5278 Kingsway, Marutama Ra-men has some amazing ramen for you to eat. The cha-shu tamago ramen, tan-men ramen, and the grilled pork belly get rave reviews. Drink the Oi Ocha unsweetened Japanese green tea as a drink.
Food Court in Crystal Mall
This is a must in Burnaby, in the iconic Crystal Mall (4500 Kingsway). Shanghai Fortune Cuisine’s fried pork buns are always a hit, as is Money Tea’s selection of bubble teas. Don’t forget to check out Happy Ice House and Ipoh Bean Sprout Chicken.
The One Café & Tea Restaurant
The One at 5908 Kingsway is a cozy space for families and groups to hang out, laugh and chat over great Taiwanese food. With a huge menu to choose from, there’s braised beef flank with noodles, sliced pork with sauerkraut hot pot and spicy wontons—and much, much more. Don’t forget the thick toast with butter and condensed milk.
Do they have a restaurant?
At Toes Restaurant at 7569 Royal Oak Ave. you can take a culinary journey through the Balkans with great Eastern European cuisine. Chevapi (minced meat kebab served with chips and coleslaw), karadjordjeva schnitzel (pork loin schnitzel stuffed with kaymak cheese, breaded and fried, with potato wedges and coleslaw) and Adriatic-style trout are all on this Balkan menu. For dessert there is krempita (a puff pastry with a thick layer of whipped cream) and of course baklava.
Further weekend events
Don’t forget to check out This weekend’s Burnaby events.
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