]Foo Hong's was great. We used to go there for lunch from 1981-1985 and order the big Wor Won Ton soup, it had a big shrimp in every wonton.
I think that Dave Barrett used to frequently go there for lunch with his henchmen back in the 70's when he was premier.
Dino's moved to Saanich Plaza I believe, and closed about 10 years ago, and that space became Lao Vientiane Restaurant, which also closed a few years ago, sadly. I remember Dino's Greek ribs... great
I remember eating breakfast at The Pantry in the 1970's it was the best breakfast in Victoria, it was really amazing. The one in Port Coquitlam was also pretty darn good. I wonder why they disappeared?
I see they still have 6 in BC and 1 in AB, including Nanaimo. http://www.thepantry.ca/
Oh yes, the War Wonton at Foo Hong's....nobody could beat them. I used to go every Sunday evening and order a bowl of it for $12 bucks and it was HUGE! and full of all sorts of interesting things that I could not even identify.....but it tasted great.
In Saanich Plaza you are thinking of Tino's. That being said, Dino's, Tino's, and I was told even Bino's was all owned by the same family. Not sure they owned Bino's at the 5 corners Hilside, Douglas, Government, etc., but I am certain Dino's and TIno's were the same family.
The Pantry Victoria location was owned by a nice Christian Family. I must have gone there close to a hundred times over the years. Can't remember why they closed, but there was an article in the Times Colonist about it at the time. It was a big deal to see it go as it had been such a well loved eatery for decades in Victoria.
Edited by Mystic-Pizza, 01 October 2018 - 03:30 PM.