MRKT EAST

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver

Tel: n/a

Web: http://www.parqvancouver.com/restaurants/mrkt-east/

Twitter: @parqvancouverbc

Instagram: @parqvancouverbc

Advice: Counter service, order then pay, open daily. On the second floor of Parq Vancouver on the JW Marriott side.

Inspired by Singapore night markets, this is an innovative dining experience featuring a menu of Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Singaporean, and Vietnamese favorites. Melding traditional approaches with modern takes, Chef Clement Chan and his team of cooks engage with guests as their dishes are prepared. Upon entering they provide you with a menu board where you will see different sections and boxes next to each dish, here you will mark the number of dishes of each selection, you then pay for it at the cashier and then servers bring it to your table when ready, think of this as an upscale Asian food market.

Bang Bang Chicken

Chicken Satay

Starting off this dining adventure, Zahra and I had the delicious cold Bang Bang Chicken Salad with sesame which reminded me of a Chinese Chicken salad I once had while travelling; this was followed by the Chicken Satay skewers which are grilled and served with a peanut satay sauce on the side.

BBQ Korean Short Rib

Chicken Tandoori Tikka

The BBQ Korean Short Rib was a very good plate with flavourful meat, with rice and kimchi adorning the plate, the Chicken Tandoori Tikka was perfectly prepared with traditional naan bread accompaniment and the proper sauces, another very good dish.

Kung Pao Chicken

Singapore Noodles

Nasi Goreng

Szechuan Green Beans

Beef Pho

The Kung Pao Chicken had a bit of heat; while the Singapore Noodles had a spice kick; the Nasi Goreng was a nice plate as was the Szechuan Green Beans with pork; the Beef Pho had a tasty broth and a large serving.

Mango Pudding

Green Tea Pudding

Matcha Red Bean Bun

Tried almost all the desserts including the Mango Pudding, Green Tea Pudding and Matcha Red Bean Bun which was my favourite for the three.

This is a great dining option for a quick bite whether dining in or grab and go to head back to the casino games area.

Review by: Richard Wolak

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