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#741 ObcVictoria

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 03:18 PM

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/



#742 Mystic-Pizza

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 03:26 PM

]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. 

 

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Edited by Mystic-Pizza, 01 October 2018 - 03:30 PM.

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