Torafuku Vancouver Chinatown just opened its doors and things are looking great. Torafuku located on 958 Main Street is a spinoff from the popular Le Tigre food truck. Crack Salad anyone? It is right beside Campagnolo and Electric Owl. The space is open, bright…
大勝軒 Taishoken Ramen Vancouver Chinatown features tsukemen ramen that was featured on Season 1 of Mind of a Chef by David Chang. Taishoken Ramen by Stadium Chinatown Skytrain Station is a branch of the infamous ramen in Japan. I don’t normally like to park…
Bestie is German Restaurant in Vancouver Chinatown that specialized in bratwurst. Bestie, is not what you refer to your BFF – whom you commonly go shopping and biking with and share with one another when we are being uncool – Almost Famous. Besite is not that KPop four-member South Korean girl group under YNB Entertainment, 베스티. Bestie Chinatown is all about Bestiewurst and Currywurst. Sausage & Sauerkraut. Choose from a selection of bratwurst: Pork thuringer, bbq turkey, smoky bison, or veggie wurst.
Currywurst with a smokey bison sausage is covered with curried ketchup and fries. The sausage is thick and juicy. Curry ketchup is tangy and spicy. This is perfect for that late night satisfaction. Open until 1am Friday and Saturday.
The Classic Bestiewurst with a pork thuringer sausage. Served with sauerkraut and fries celebrating the fundamentals of German comfort food. Wash it down with some German beer (or sodas) and a side of their Watermelon Salad.
Watermelon Salad: cucumbers, watermelon, feta, peppers. Refreshing.
Bestie is a friendly neighborly joint. The prices is a tad steep for ten bucks a dog and fries. I could probably Costco one up on my grill for $1.50. But on a rather clammy summer’s night with zero. breeze. ten bucks could be appropriate.
Bestie German Restaurant
Cuisine: German, Hot Dogs/Sausages
Mon 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am – 12:00 am
105 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A
East of Main Cafe is a tapas / cocktail bar in Chinatown, more specifically it is located across the street from Phnom Penh and Caffe Brixton, around the corner from The Union, and The Parker. Within this 100m radius are some delicious treats… And when we first saw East…
Caffe Brixton Vancouver is located in Chinatown. Sectioned in the Strathcona area is a great little hang out for meet for all your lunch needs: delicious sammy and a hearty bowl of soup. And you never know when you find such cute pups greeting you at…
The Parker Vancouver is a newly opened Vegetarian restaurant in the ever changing, ever surprising Chinatown / Strathcona neighbourhood. Last excitement in this area was The Union Bar and Phnom Penh behind the street on Georgia. Former Boneta and Corner Suite Bistro Steve Da Cruz and Jason Leizert presents us the new kid on the block.
A lighter note, The Parker Vancouver is a brightly lit environment with a few items on the roster and a full bar.
Eggs Benedict: Two perfectly poached eggs with a creamy yolk floating atop of a slice of blue cheese . Served with a side of arugula and spring greens with a light creamy vinaigrette.
Waffles with poached pear compote: House made waffles are crispy outside and gluten-free soft inside.
The Parker Vancouver has a concept of zero-waste. Recycle and compost everything. There are environmentally friendly and house made ketchup are fresh. Next time we can’t wait for a bite of their Chickpea Fries.
237 Union St Vancouver, BC V6A 3A1
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Cold. Stale. Sour. Floata Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown is one of the few venues in BC who is able to host a banquet with over 100 tables. But this doesn’t mean they serve quality ingredients. Push carts means circulated food. Much like a nerd…
Not that I need another reason to love Strathcona. But the transformation is nice. It’s nice to see a few more independent eateries with unique culinary flare rather than cookie cutters on conveyer belts. Now I have another reason to go to Chinatown besides Phnom Penh…
During our stay in Montreal it was hard not to miss home cooked Asian meals. A bowl of noodles is in the order. One of the best things around Montreal was where we stayed, Hyatt Regency Montreal. It is dead center of downtown with accessible underground subways stations that lead from Complexe Deshardins, Place D’ Armes and Palce des Arts metro stations. A brisk walk underground leads us to Saint-Urbain and De La Gauchetière Street – the back roads of Montreal Chinatown (Le quartier chinois de Montréal 蒙特利爾唐人街). And shortly we found Pho Thanh Long Vietnamese Montreal.
Pho Bang New York Vietnamese was close by in Montreal Chinatown.
Chinatown in Montreal really isn’t too big and is much smaller than Vancouver’s. In fact, there are more Vietnamese Pho eateries than there are of wonton noodles. I heard lots of good things about the authenticity of the Pho noodles at Pho Thanh Long and we were super excited to try it.
The soup is tasty and not very oily, but the real winner was their Mong dry vermicelli noodles. Lots of chicken slices with prawns. There was a lot of ingredients and they didn’t skimp out. The spring rolls were tasty and wasn’t too oily. Added with some fish sauce mixed with chili oil really made our day!
There isn’t a lot of reviews on Urbanspoon nor Yelp. But if you ever check in with Foursquare you will see a lot of good word of mouth!
Pho Thanh Long Vietnamese Restaurant
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Pho, Noodle Soup
Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
103 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2X 1K5
Phnom Penh Vancouver Chinatown 金邊小館 is one of those restaurants I never grow tired of. And although it is such a dive, it does offer some extremely delicious Cambodia / Vietnamese dishes with a lot of variety. As with most Vancouverite food junkies, Phnom Penh is…