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  TRAVEL MEDIA: 11.20.2012    
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  "Zen Kitchen" Opens at International Buddhist Temple
Richmond's International Buddhist Temple is one of the most authentic and recognized Buddhist landmarks in the West - it's famously home to the largest Buddhist statue in North America, and now has a new claim-to-fame as home to the recently-opened Zen Kitchen. Here you'll find healthy gourmet Chinese fare like vegetable stir-fries and noodle soups (mains $8-16, dim sum $3.50-6), prepared according to Buddhist vegetarian principles. Equally as enjoyable as the food is the serene space it's served-in, with stunning Chinese calligraphy and art lining the walls. The Zen Kitchen is located on the ground floor of the Thousand Buddha Hall and is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday 11:30am - 3:00pm.

New Menus at Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant
Earlier this year, Nicaraguan-born and Red Seal certified chef Danilo Ibarra took the helm as Executive Chef at Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant, which juts out over the mighty Fraser River in picturesque Steveston Village. This boardwalk restaurant launched its new autumn menu on October 3, featuring comforting fall favourites like West Coast salmon chowder, lobster mac n' cheese, and beef short rib bourguignon. Keep an eye out for new beer and wine menus too. And as if that's not enough to keep Chef Ibarra busy, he also plans to launch a new cooking class series soon where he'll share his culinary philosophy: no matter what you are cooking, make it personal and with love.

365 Days of Dining Surpasses Day 150
November 5 marked our Richmond Foodie Blogger Lindsay Anderson's 150th day on the job. Her mission? To dine at 365 different eateries in 365 days and blog about her experiences The cheerful 27-year-old has already eaten duck tongue served four ways, jellyfish, tripe, a thousand-year-old egg, squab, deep-fried lychee, 22 orders of dumplings, 9.48 kilos of rice and 51 desserts. So, what's next on her foodie bucket list? Expect future posts to introduce readers to unfamiliar foods and flavours - think beef aorta, stinky tofu, chicken feet - as Lindsay promises, "I'll try anything once." And, as for her plans beyond Day 150? "I'm really excited to be in Richmond for Chinese New Year," reveals Anderson, referring to the annual celebration that takes place on February 10, 2013. Follow Anderson's once-in-a-lifetime adventures at[Back to Press Releases Main]