UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED
2958 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Advice: Make a reservation, take a long a friend or two, order a variety of dishes to share.
From the moment I entered this vibrant restaurant, the dishes and flavours in the food made the night a memorable pan-asian experience for my friends and I. The menu has small plates and larger entrees and they suggest that you share with your friends as these are tapas style. We started off with the Tuna Tataki ($14) tuna seared rare, yuzu citrus buckwheat noodle salad, nori flakes, then it was on to the Roti Canai ($7) Malaysian fry bread with Malaysian yellow curry, the flavours of the curry were unbelievable and so amazingly delicious, it was then on to the Vietnamese “Nuoc Cham” Sablefish ($18.50) pan-seared smoked BC sablefish, green papaya salad, mushroom and ginger wontons and then we finished off with another flavourful filled entrée the Pulled Duck Confit Crepes ($18.50) Duck confit, Philippine lime, charred scallion, jicama and cucumber salad, Vietnamese coriander, mint, basil, and sesame oil pancakes. The crepes is one of the long standing house specialties that Chef Tina Fineza created when first opening and it has been a star attraction on the menu ever since. By the end of the meal we were stuffed and unable to try any of the desserts. They have a nice wine and a stellar cocktail list along several beers and sake. The energy in the kitchen lead by Chef Tina Fineza and here team of chefs extends far beyond into the dining room, creating excitement for the diners. I don’t why it has taken me so long to visit The Flying Tiger, I will be back soon to try the other dishes as I work thru their menu and next time I must save room for dessert.
Review by: Richard Wolak