Dining Around: Rangoli and Shanghai JJ

Casual cuisine from the East.

Rangoli: Vij’s casual counterpart. A cool, refreshing, modern alternative to the heavier Indian food offered throughout Punjabi Market (not that I love my butter chicken any less!)
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Modern, casual Indian cuisine. Light approach, fresh ingredients, and bursting with flavour. Sunny outdoor seating. pre-packaged meals available.

1488 West 11th Avenue. Vancouver, BC
May 14th, 09. Dinner

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Shanghai JJ: Former chef and dumpling queen from a showy, popular Shanghaiese restaurant serves down right homely food in this new, humble establishment.
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Home-style Shanghai cuisine with a Cantonese touch. Easy, comfortable, and satisfying.

6610 No. 3 Road. Richmond, BC
May 3rd, 09. Dinner

  1. June 23, 2009 by Tatiana

    Hi there,

    Just wanted to say and tell you that your photography rocks. I can’t wait for the next time I’m in Van to eat my heart out. What is your tecnnique for getting good home/indoor photos? I struggle with lack of natural light and overhead lights look awful. If you ever get bored, pls. do a post on taking well lit food photos.

    Thanks :)

  2. The food in the photos looks so deliciuos. I don’t think I ever had such food. Are those dumplings on the left? They look so heavenly.

  3. June 23, 2009 by Sara

    Pretty cool post. I just came across your blog and wanted to say
    that I have really liked browsing your blog posts. In any case
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  4. I adore dumplings. We made something similar at school a few weeks back, and it was such fun.


  5. June 23, 2009 by Anthony

    I am a HUGE huge fan of Shanghainese Cuisine, and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to comment on this post. As you already know, there are many Shanghainese restaurants in Richmond…and yes, I have tried all of them. Those of you who are fans of the famed Xiao Long Bao MUST try the below three restaurants. They are among the top rated in Richmond, and are packed almost every weekend year round. Here are my picks, my favorite being numero uno of course, =)

    1. Top Shanghai, 8100 Ackroyd Rd #120, 604-278-8798
    2. Shanghai House, 6340 #3 Rd, 604-278-0709
    3. Shanghai River, 110 – 7831 Westminster Hwy, 604-233-8885

    After coming back from Shanghai this April, I must say that we are very lucky in the Lower Mainland; to be able to experience this authentic cuisine straight from its birthplace!

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