Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie gets a plug from Blake Lively

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      Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie executive chef Joël Watanabe has no shortage of admirers in Vancouver.

      Anyone who's tried his delicious kick ass house fried rice or beef tartare knows what I'm talking about.

      This week, he acquired another fan.

      Actor Blake Lively—and the spouse of local thespian Ryan Reynolds—just sang the praises of Bao Bei over her instagram account.

      Best meal in Canada. Best mama in Canada.

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      The best mama, in her view, is Tammy Reynolds, whose son Ryan graduated from Kitsilano secondary school in 1994.

      He later attended Kwantlen University College (now Kwantlen Polytechnic University) before gaining fame in Hollywood.