Bambudda Fall Menu Tasting

Visited last night to taste some of Chef Curtis Luk’s new dishes, he is the new Executive Chef of the restaurant, I was excited to take a whirl through his menu, as well as the new cocktail menu by Bartender Tarquin Melnyk. My friend Gin Chui joined me to share these dishes.

The Cocktails:

Post Opium

Post Opium

The New Gwie Lo

The New Gwie Lo

1st dish:

Potato Vermicelli

Potato Vermicelli

Potato Vermicelli

Oyster mushrooms, cilantro sauce vierge

2nd dish:

 

Smoked Duck Yuba Rolls

Smoked Duck Yuba Rolls

Smoked Duck Yuba Rolls

Tea infused plum sauce, sesame crackers, Chinese dates

3rd dish:

Red Prawn Dumplings

Red Prawn Dumplings

Red Prawn Dumplings

Galangal, squid ink emulsion, salted egg yolk

4th dish:

Bbq Pork Tart

Bbq Pork Tart

Bbq Pork Tart maple glazed pork in a delicious flakey pastry with persimmon pears

5th dish:

Two Way Eggplant

Two Way Eggplant

Two Way Eggplant with sesame paste, long beans and crispy rice noodles

6th dish:

Crisp Tofu

Crisp Tofu

Crisp Tofu with kale, wooden ear mushrooms

7th dish:

Ling Cod

Ling Cod

 

Ling Cod

Served in the “Tang Cu’ sweet and sour style

8th dish:

Pork Belly

Pork Belly

Pork Belly

Taro, fermented red tofu, lime

9th dish:

House Made Ramen

House Made Ramen

House Made Ramen

The Desserts:

Green Opera Torte

Green Opera Torte

Green Opera Torte with green and black tea

 

Coconut Rice Pudding

Coconut Rice Pudding

Coconut Rice Pudding with Tapioca, pineapple, banana

 

My Take:

The cocktails as well as the dishes go hand in hand emphasizing the Modern Chinese theme and direction. My favourites from the starters were the BBQ Pork Tart and the Potato Vermicelli followed by the Smoked Duck Yuba Rolls, all so different yet all so unique and delicious. My favourite of the mains was the Two Way Eggplant with a delicious sesame paste, and lightly salted crispy rice noodles; along with the delicious Crisp Tofu with kale, wooden ear mushrooms; and the side of house made ramen noodles which were tossed in a light sesame oil. Lastly for dessert, the Green Opera Torte with green and black tea stole the show and thunderous applause!

Bambudda Gastown

99 Powell Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-428-0301

Web: http://bambudda.ca/

Twitter: @Bambuddagastown

There are many more new dishes on their nightly menu to go along with their other popular favourites.

By: Richard Wolak