First Taste of Food by Fanta

Food by Fanta opened a couple of weeks ago in Downtown Langley featuring a selection of inspiring & delicious modern fusion cuisine with Thai inspiration for Brunch, Lunch & Dinner from award winning Chef Parinya (Fanta) Loptson.

The interiors are beautiful, the walls and ceiling were hand painted by a local artist, the tables, chairs and lighting enhances the room and makes for a wonderful dining experience.

Head Chef Sadapphin Phothong leads the kitchen and works with Executive Chef Parinya Loptson creating wonderful and tasty dishes. Many of the dishes on the menu are ones that their other restaurant Ban Chok Dee had won 1st or 2nd place in the Vancouver Foodster challenges over the years. Now those dishes are being featured on the Food by Fanta menu for all to enjoy.

They will soon offer creative cocktails, and wines from the bar.

I have tried several dishes here, most recently, the Chor Muang Flower Dumplings traditional Thai flower dumplings, stuffed with chicken (2), pork (2) and veggie (1) seasoned filling with peanut, sweet radish, onion & cilantro. I have also tried the delicious Artic Char en Croute seared arctic char with green curry sauce & seasonal vegetables.

The Massaman Lamb Pommés Purée recently won 1st Place in the Vancouver Curry Challenge, this dish is a blending of Indian and Thai spices to create this aromatic and delicious Massaman curry. This flavourful lamb shank is served with hand mashed pomme purée, tamarind carrot and broccolini. Although I had this next dish for dessert, it is now on the brunch menu; the Menagerie French Toast Brulée recently won 1st Place in the Vancouver French Toast Challenge, Thai pandan leaf custard and bacon bread, peach cream stuffed French toast with banana brulée, topped with coconut caramel sauce and syrup.

Food by Fanta is now open at 20542 Fraser Hwy in downtown Langley for dine-in, takeout, delivery and sidewalk patio. You can call them at 604.427.0166 and follow on Instagram @foodbyfanta

By: Richard Wolak