Burdock & Co Vancouver Brunch Affair is most stimulated by a great cup of coffee. Elysian Coffee Roasters shows no mercy. With Joe by my side, we were ready to dive into Burdock & Co brunch menu. Burdock is on Main Street near Thyme to Indulge. Burdock & Co serves a casual fare. Meals made from organic ingredients by Chef Andrea Carlson. Andrea Carlson was formerly Executive Chef at Bishop’s restaurant. Dishes at Burdock are vegetable focused.
Spicy Almond Sauce, Braised Burdock, Greens with Alkaline Noodles 13 + Crispy Beef Brisket 3: Much like a bowl of Sichuan Dan Dan noodles 擔擔麵, Burdock and Co won’t burn you and leave your face numb from fiercely spicy sauce. This dry ramen noodle bowl is mild. It has a lot of textures, flavors and substances for a good bite. Add some shredded beef brisket to compliment the pickled braised burdock root. This was perhaps the best of all the dishes we ordered. Flavors good and portions fair.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Sweet Onion, Biscuit 14: This was a light dish in the sense of size. The chicken nuggets were battered with a nice crunch. Though we would have preferred a better tender chicken meat to flour ratio. The pickled balsamic onion had a tangy note but was surprised us as being served cold. This was not a welcoming contrast. In the end this dish left us incomplete.
Grilled Maple Fennel Bacon 6: The soft tender bacon pieces were thickly cut and liberally glazed. It not the thin crispy strips you are served over Eggs Benedict. Hangry* would be an understatement if Dave didn’t order this extra side to go with his lean buttermilk chicken.
*Hangry – Hungry to the point of being angry.
Burdock & Co
Cuisine: Canadian, Tapas Bar
Mon 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2702 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E8