I am constantly asked “What’s the best restaurant in Vancouver?”, “What’s the best thing you’ve ever eaten?” and to be honest, I don’t know. How could I? I haven’t tried everything in the world yet. Also, taste is not only highly subjective, but purely personal.
I got to drive the boat, have spot prawn sashimi for breakfast, kiss a live octopus, and then eat one cooked 5 ways for lunch… next to the 24 lbs of spot prawns we caught that morning. And between the docking of the boat and lunch I got to see a mother goose hatch her eggs! Last Saturday was hard to beat.
There are many excellent restaurants that go unnoticed or fly under the radar. Here are a few of my favourite mom-and-pop restaurants that have been around for years. They are rarely talked about and rely on word of mouth, but are key contributors to Vancouver’s diverse food scene.
Never in my life did I think I would be writing that sentence or speaking about The Art of Food Writing. I’m very honoured to be invited to join the talented panel of food writers, bloggers and journalists at The 14th Annual North Shore Writers Festival. See festival details here.
The menu might not look as exciting or creative as some of the other food trucks, but give it a chance. It is typical Asian comfort food and their potions are enough for two. All sauces and marinades are made from scratch and it is one of the most budget friendly food trucks offering great value in Vancouver.
Le Tigre puts an innovative twist to Asian street food using French techniques. With such reasonable prices, quirky owners, and serious culinary talent, I would say that this is a must try… at least for the following things I had, which are the top three best sellers.
I almost find it shocking to come across a hot dog stand nowadays with so many creative and ethnic street food options, but that’s what this is. Or was it? Careful with the “h-word” because this is no ordinary “hot dog stand”, this is Vancouver’s only sausage stand.