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GoThai Restaurant or Go Home
It was our wedding anniversary a few days ago and we headed out to our old favorite Thai House restaurant at Station Square in Metrotown, Burnaby. It was our special dine-out hang-out during pre-children bliss. Unfortunately, that location is undergoing some renovations and has been closed indefinitely (that will teach me for not calling in advance to make reservations).
I looked online for another Thai restaurant nearby and found GoThai Restaurant in the Sapperton area of New Westminster. It's not quite fine-dining like Thai House and appeared to have more take-out orders
than sit-ins. We ordered Tom Yum Goong soup for our appetizer and it was decent but didn't have the crab legs that we were used to having. Nothing special I can call home to mom about. We had the Red Curry
dish which was good and the seafood platter which again didn't have the special kick I was looking for. We did like the Black Sticky Rice and Taro pudding for dessert which I think is worth coming back for.
And we did come back and tried Poh Taeh soup (name made me snicker a little) just to try something else but it tasted just like Tom Yum Goong soup, which is to say it was fine.
(GoThai Restaurant, 502 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC; http://www.gothai.ca; 604-524-3453)
Here is a review of a baseboard heater for use in your basement if you are in the market for one. I just thought I would write one up because of the hassle I had to go through with my initial choice for a heater. I bought the Honeywell HZ-515C baseboard heater at Canadian Tire for $59 back in August 2008. It was for the basement suite where our friends Gabriel and Natasha are. It worked well for medium to large rooms and was quiet which was a great selling feature. However, by April 2009, the unit had stopped working and I was forced to get it replaced. The replacement warranty was 3 years for these units and it was only 9 months of use. The replacement unit was fine until it stopped working again in March 2010. This was almost a full year of use but I wasn't impressed at this point. I went back to Canadian Tire and wasn't surprised to see that they no longer carry this model. Even if they did carry it, I would probably just pick a different model for the same amount which is w
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