The Taste of Yaletown provides the diner a great way to taste and experience a restaurant they may not otherwise have done previously. Although this is a restaurant that I have been to on several occasions, their Taste of Yaletown menu provided an opportunity to try some new dishes not on their current menu. This menu provides great value with 5 courses, an amuse and a palate cleanser for $45 per person
DECONSTRUCTED BANH MI
french baguette loaf, duck liver paté, aioli, headcheese terrine, deli cut cha lua, cucumber ribbon, pickled carrot ribbon, pickled carrot ribbon, pickled jalapeño, cilantro and sriracha jelly
HAINANESE CHICKEN PLUS POMELO SALAD
traditional Hainanese chicken roulade, hand-shredded pomelo, cabbage, peanut, cucumber ribbon, ginger scallion oil, traditional chili purée and Hainanese sticky rice crisp
HOUSE SPECIAL BANH CUON PASTA
traditional rice sheet pappardelle, roast pork belly, pan seared shrimp, beurre blanc, fish sauce and cilantro
”CAN THO-KY” FRIED QUAIL
general’s secret recipe 18 herbs and spices quail, Vietnamese herb purée, stock braised pearl onion, pickled grape and sriracha jelly.
ASIAN CREAM PIE
coconut meringue sphere, passion fruit custard, yuzu plus chrysanthemum jelly and raspberry compote
My favourite dishes from the selections above were the Hainanese Chicken plus Pomelo Salad, the House Special Banh Cuon Pasta and the addictive “Cano Tho-ky” Fried Quail.
This years Taste of Yaletown offering is available until October 27, 2016.
You can find House Special at 1269 Hamilton Street, call to reserve (778) 379-2939 and follow them on twitter @housespecialvan
By: Richard Wolak