Best Savoury Dishes of 2019

I have eaten a lot of dishes in restaurants all over and outside of Vancouver in the past year, these are dishes that are standouts, ones that you remember for a long time to come. This list is devoted to my favourite dishes that I have eaten in 2019 in restaurants that are still open to this day.

Note: These are not in any ranking order

Savoury Mini Crepes

Savoury mini crepes

a Vietnamese dish of delicate mini crepes topped with shrimp, served in a cast iron shaped pan

Banh Mi Tres Bon

4720 Mcclelland Rd #1840, Richmond, BC

Instagram @Banh_mi_tres_bon


White Curry with Brisket Burnt-ends

White Curry with Brisket Burnt-ends

An outstanding dish with Matt’s burnt ends, Roasted cauliflower, Scallion, Pickle

Eem Restaurant

3808 N Williams Ave st 127, Portland, OR

Instagram: @eempdx


Khao Soi

Khao Soi

The most popular dish in the northern part of Thailand, a unique recipe of Khao Soi for their restaurant.

Unchai Restaurant

2351 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Instagram @unchairestaurant

Created by Chef Narong


French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

cheesy goodness with their homemade onion broth that is made with veal stock and port, gruyère and freshly baked ⁣croûtons inside, topped with gruyère that covers the bowl.

Tableau Bistro

1181 Melville St, Vancouver, BC

Instagram @tableaubarbistro

Created by Catherine Elyse Stewart @CatherineelyseStewart


Chilled Organic Cucumber and Prawns Salad

Chilled Organic Cucumber and Prawns Salad

A stunning cold salad with refreshing flavours.

Orto Artisan Pasta

1600 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver, BC

Instagram @ortoartisanpasta

Created by Chef Daigo


BC Wild Halibut

BC Wild Halibut

flavourful dish with Harissa, polenta, Kale, herb Oil

Reflections: The Garden Terrace

801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC

Instagram @rwhotelgeorgia

Created by Chef Kiran Kolathodan @kiran_kolathodan


Signature Smoked Black Cod

Signature Smoked Black Cod

The dish is served to the table covered by a dome, once the dome is lifted the smoke pours out, an incredible presentation of this delicious dish.

Mott 32

1161 W Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Instagram @mott32van




Stunning dish with white anchovy, scallion oil, tomato

Seaside Provisions

130-125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC

Instagram @seasideprovisions

Created by Chef Sandro Olivieri


Veggie Tantanmen

Veggie Tantanmen

love this traditional rich Sichuan style sesame based broth which has peanut butter in the broth, topped with sautéed ground tofu, peanuts, bokchoy, julienned green onions, cashew nuts, and garlic oil.

Gyo Para Gyoza and Ramen Bar

2120 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Instagram @gyopara

Created by Chef Alex


Beetroot Soup

Beetroot Soup

with eel, yellow beet, pancetta one of the outstanding courses on their current winter menu, this was delicious.

Bauhaus Restaurant

1 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

Twitter: @BauhausRest

Instagram @bauhausrestaurant

Created by Chef Christian Kuehnel




A plant-based salad made with chick peas, Vietnamese mint, kaffir, an explosion of vibrant flavours, so refreshing

Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian

1392 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC

Instagram @eatdochay

Created by: Chef Pat Do




Delicious African stew made with roasted chicken stock; with pounded yam wrapped in banana leaf.

Arike Restaurant

1725 Davie St, Vancouver, BC

Instagram: @arikerestaurant

Created by Chef Sam @jidecooks_


Hummus with Rotisserie Chicken

Hummus with Rotisserie Chicken

Delicious dish served with warm pita

19 Cleveland

19 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY

Instagram @19cleveland




Glorious dish with focaccia, smashed green chickpeas, pecorino, mint

Homeblock at Cedar Creek Winery

5445 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC

Instagram @CedarCreekWine

Created by Chef Neil Taylor @neil_taylor88


Yogurt Poached Pacific Halibut

Yogurt Poached Pacific Halibut

was a beautiful dish with green peas, cucumber, seaweed dumplings and lingonberries

The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry

1200 Rancher Creek Rd, Osoyoos, BC

Instagram @bearfishrootberry

Created by Chef Murray Mcdonald @chefmurraymcdonald


Baked Tofino Halibut

Baked Tofino Halibut

with clams, white beans, spring onions, an outstanding dish.

Wolf in the Fog

150 4 St, Tofino, BC

Instagram @wolfinthefog

Created by Chef Nicole Gomes @chefngomes


Chilled Seaweed Spiced Tomato Gazpacho

Chilled Seaweed Spiced Tomato Gazpacho

Sobo Tofino

311 Neil St, Tofino, BC

Instagram @sobotofino

Created by Chef Lisa Ahier


Truffle and Balsamic Ash Crusted Porterhouse

Truffle and Balsamic Ash Crusted Porterhouse

Charred Radicchio, Cipollini Rounds, Garlic Fried Baby Eggplants, Pistachio Butter, Horse Radish Cream, Porcini Reduced Balsamic

Black and Blue

1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC

Instagram @blackandblueyvr

Created by Chef William Lew @chefwilliamlew


For more of my best savoury dishes, see last years list for 2018.

By: Richard Wolak

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