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
a Vietnamese dish of delicate mini crepes topped with shrimp, served in a cast iron shaped pan
4720 Mcclelland Rd #1840, Richmond, BC
White Curry with Brisket Burnt-ends
An outstanding dish with Matt’s burnt ends, Roasted cauliflower, Scallion, Pickle
3808 N Williams Ave st 127, Portland, OR
The most popular dish in the northern part of Thailand, a unique recipe of Khao Soi for their restaurant.
2351 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Created by Chef Narong
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.
1181 Melville St, Vancouver, BC
Created by Catherine Elyse Stewart @CatherineelyseStewart
Chilled Organic Cucumber and Prawns Salad
A stunning cold salad with refreshing flavours.
1600 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver, BC
Created by Chef Daigo
BC Wild Halibut
flavourful dish with Harissa, polenta, Kale, herb Oil
Reflections: The Garden Terrace
801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC
Created by Chef Kiran Kolathodan @kiran_kolathodan
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.
1161 W Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Stunning dish with white anchovy, scallion oil, tomato
130-125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC
Created by Chef Sandro Olivieri
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.
2120 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Created by Chef Alex
with eel, yellow beet, pancetta one of the outstanding courses on their current winter menu, this was delicious.
1 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC
Created by Chef Christian Kuehnel
A plant-based salad made with chick peas, Vietnamese mint, kaffir, an explosion of vibrant flavours, so refreshing
1392 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Created by: Chef Pat Do
Delicious African stew made with roasted chicken stock; with pounded yam wrapped in banana leaf.
1725 Davie St, Vancouver, BC
Created by Chef Sam @jidecooks_
Hummus with Rotisserie Chicken
Delicious dish served with warm pita
19 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY
Glorious dish with focaccia, smashed green chickpeas, pecorino, mint
Homeblock at Cedar Creek Winery
5445 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC
Created by Chef Neil Taylor @neil_taylor88
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
Created by Chef Murray Mcdonald @chefmurraymcdonald
Baked Tofino Halibut
with clams, white beans, spring onions, an outstanding dish.
150 4 St, Tofino, BC
Created by Chef Nicole Gomes @chefngomes
Chilled Seaweed Spiced Tomato Gazpacho
311 Neil St, Tofino, BC
Created by Chef Lisa Ahier
Truffle and Balsamic Ash Crusted Porterhouse
Charred Radicchio, Cipollini Rounds, Garlic Fried Baby Eggplants, Pistachio Butter, Horse Radish Cream, Porcini Reduced Balsamic
1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC
Created by Chef William Lew @chefwilliamlew
For more of my best savoury dishes, see last years list for 2018.
By: Richard Wolak