Meet others who lack true refinement, lack a regal heritage, and lack a superior attitude towards other cultures. We live in a city of vast ethnic diversity. The idea of this group is to explore that heterogeneity, find other open-minded flavour seekers and do it on a budget. There are hundreds of ethnic, family-owned restaurants, often no frills, but really authentic flavours from around the world. Please have a face picture posted!

*If you have far-right political, sexual or racial views, join a different group.
*Be open-minded and tolerant. You don't have to eat super-spicy goat testicles or crunchy insects, but others might. And please be aware that this is NOT a vegetarian group.
*Be a nice person, that's really what it's all about.


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If you're new and you don't follow that rule, you're out.
If we've met you before, 2 strikes and you're out.

Many of our events have pre-ordered food, so if you don't come or cancel late:

WE would have to pay for YOU

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  • January 10 · 11:45 AM

    The Change

    4 Sponges Menu is MSG-free and 70% gluten-free. This Province article interviews the chef and can give you hints on what to order: http://... Learn more
  • December 7, 2014 · 12:00 PM

    Monthly Dim Sun

    4 Sponges | 5.00

    Sorry for the late post, just noticed that when I pre-scheduled the monthly meetings, it kept the original place. Shiang Garden is a little more expensive than Western... Learn more
  • November 7, 2014 · 6:45 PM

    Yak and Yeti (Himalayan/Nepalese)

    6 Sponges | 4.00 It's similar to Indian, but not quite. They recommend: • Yak momo • Duck fried with ginger • Green beans •  Bhatmas Kosha in nepali spice(Green... Learn more
  • November 2, 2014 · 12:00 PM

    Monthly Dim Sun

    14 Sponges | 4.00

    Marty was kind enough to let me schedule meetups to make possible the revival or the traditional monthly Dim Sun. I'll keep up with the tradition and keep it the first... Learn more
  • September 20, 2014 · 6:45 PM

    Max's Restaurant, Cuisine of the Philippines

    7 Sponges | 4.00

    Max's Restaurant is a chain with over 100 restaurants in the Philippines, built on their famous fried chicken recipe.
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