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Andy Yan

Eater of Egg Tarts. An urban planner taking the World on one bite at a time.
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 Unchai  
Some phenomena memories of LA’s Thaitown with sounds, smells, and food can be triggered here.

What to order:
Pad Ki Mao Crab
Boat Noodles
Thai Omelette

To savour: Call eatery (604) 559-6484 or Ubereats / Foodora
Address: 2351 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J2

 

 Joojak Restaurant  
A tiny restaurant with big flavours and sense of home.

What to order:
Salivating Cold Chicken
Xian Flavor Cold Noodle
Xian Burger

To savour: Call restaurant 604-563-8816 Takeout only

Address: 3337 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5K6

 

 Nine Dumplings  
The Mala palace and some of the best Sichuan food here.

What to order:
Szechwan Spicy Boiling Fish
BBQ Lamb Skewer with Cumin
Tan Tan Noodles

To savour: They are not yet on Uber Eats (that is in the works). Order from their Google listing
or call Chef If at 778 246-1199

Address: Robson Public Market, 204-1610 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G

 

First Place I dine after pandemic >>

All of them in a sequence on the same night preferable…45 days of cooking is 43 days too long.

Rae Kung

Managing Director of Chinese Restaurant Awards. Top 10 Foodies of the Year 2019, Western Living Magazine
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 Mamalee Malaysian Delight 
Whenever I travel to Singapore, I can have Hainanese chicken rice everyday. Mama Lee is no secret to Vancouver locals (Its name was Cafe D`Lite before 2013). It’s where you can taste a good plate of authentic chicken rice from the owner Malaysia-born Mama Lee’s home recipe. The combination of chilli sauce and ginger paste also makes up a perfect condiment to go with chicken rice. During this pandemic, I have been ordering takeouts through their website several times. And, as someone who has sweet tooth, my order always includes the Milo Dinosaur or Bubur Chacha.

What to order:
One whole/half/ chicken (optional: yellow rice)
Milo Dinosaur
Bubur Chacha

To savour: Order directly on their website.

Address: 3144 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H3

 

 Sushi Bar Shu 
Chopsticks at the ready: thanks to the restaurants which are willing to strategise to satsify foodies during this challenging time, we can still Uni and sashimi our way. Sushi Bar Shu is my recent to-go place for fresh Chirashi don. The chefs care their fish selection. Whenever I see them post up Uni news for next day’s order, I know my next day’s meal is planned. I can’t wait to dine in and have seat at their sushi bar. We all miss dining in!

What to order:
Chirashi Don
Uni + Ikura Don
Make your own negitoro handroll

To savour: Follow their Instagram. Read their profile with the way to order.

Address: 8099 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z5

 

 Fufú Café 
In the past few years, the fluffy souffle pancakes have become one of the most trendy and iconic dessert in Tokyo, Japan. Numbers of pancake shops have opened and offer their creative, eye-popping and mouthful Japanese style fluffy pancakes. Now, the trend is hot in Vancouver. Fufú Café is a spacious cafe located on West Broadway. The cafe offers over 10 kinds of pancakes on the menu including limited flavours with seasonal items, special themes or even savoury choices. I recently took challenge to make soufflé pancake at home and had tasted at few places to compare with my own version. I found Fufú Café has my favourite here in Vancouver that can be my goal to make better soufflé pancake.

What to order:
Matcha Mochi Soufflé Pancake
Tapioca Pearl Milk Tea Soufflé Pancake(only available sometimes)
Dark Chocolate Nama Soufflé Pancake (only available sometimes)

To savour: Call (604) 734-2818 for take out order. They are also on Doordash and Ubereats. Also check out their instagram.

Address: 1266 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G6

 

First Place I dine after pandemic >>

 Landmark Hot Pot House 
This is one of the few Vancouver restaurants I can call it home and my dining room for late supper. If you have dined at Landmark for more than 20 years, you can feel the same as me. I truly miss the vibes in the space, the chat with the managers and owner Chef Lee. They are always generous on food portion to everyone. The quality of ingredients they select for your hotpot food is the top of the top. I can’t wait to go back soon when they can open for dining-in.

Address: 4023 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2X9
Phone: (604) 872-2868