Best Savoury Dishes of 2022

I have eaten a lot of dishes inside and outside Vancouver restaurants 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 2022 at restaurants that are still open to this day.

Note: These are not in any ranking order

Sable Fish Papillote

A stunning dish made with a French cooking technique with sablefish, baby zucchini. kobucha squash. nasturtium. salmon roe. herb spätzle and miso glaze; by chefs Clement Chan and Sandy Chen.

Archer Dining is located at 1152 Alberni Street in downtown Vancouver, follow them on Instagram @archerdining

Red Curry Duck Confit

Whole marinated Two Rivers duck leg sous vide on top of a savoury, creamy red curry with lychee, addictive flavours; by Chef Warakorn Suriyawong.

Song is located at 317 E Broadway in Vancouver, follow them on Instagram @songyvr

Pistachio Pesto Pizza

An outstanding 14″ inch pizza with a pistachio pesto base topped with fior di latte, DOP parmigiano, ricotta cheese, rosemary, crushed pistachio, and chili infused honey

Pizza Rubato is located at 561 West Broadway in Vancouver. You can follow them on instagram @pizzarubato


This beloved sweet and sour Persian stew is made with a base of walnuts and pomegranate molasses and I often had it with chicken at Persian restaurants around the city Chef Bardia Ilbeiggi’s version was with duck breast that was aged for 2 weeks and seasoned with rose petals and golpar, he gets the skin crispy and serves them on top of the delicious fesenjoon. The dish was served with crispy saffron rice and it was incredible.

Delara Restaurant is located at 2272 West 4th Avenue in Vancouver. Follow them on instagram @delararestaurant

Dungeness Crab Tortellini

House-made Tortellini stuffed with Dungeness Crab in a Lobster Cream Sauce; exquisite pasta with a delicious sauce; by Chef Behshad Zolnasr.

C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse & Wine Bar is located at 1015 Burrard Street (inside the Century Plaza Hotel); you can follow them on Instagram @cprimesteak

Chorizo Pizza

An outstanding sourdough pizza with red sauce, mozzarella, Spanish chorizo, Manchego, slow roasted potatoes, caramelized onions; along with their house-made Hot Honey Dip.

Wild Flour Pizza Co is located at 2900 Bainbridge Ave #104 in Burnaby, you can follow them on Instagram @wildflourpizzaco

Ricotta Gnocchi

This house-made gnocchi comes with a delicous lamb stew, chillies, sour cream and pickles.

Carlino Restaurant is located at 1115 Alberni St, Vancouver, you can follow them on instagram @carlinorestaurant

#A6- Nem cua biển HP

A Northern Vietnamese specialty from the Hai Phong region where the owner is from. This outstanding dish is one of their signatures; Square crab spring rolls mixed with crab meat, ground pork, shrimps, eggs, mushrooms, glass noodles, vegetables, served with homemade fish sauce.

Crab Hot Lau is located at 2141 Kingsway in Vancouver, you can follow them on Instagram @crabhotlau.vancouver

Dry-Aged Meats

As part of their Dry Aged Experience tasting menu, with 2GR Wagyu 6oz, topped with Foie Gras, Half Lamb Rack and Speckled Chestnut Mushrooms served with green peppercorn morel sauce; a delicious dish by Chef Will Lew.

Oo La Cha Restaurant is located on the main level of Club Versante adjacent to the Hotel at 8400 West Road in Richmond, follow the restaurant on Instagram @oolacha.yvr

The Sweet & Spicy Pizza

This pizza has a Squash base topped with gorgonzola, spicy nduja sausage, basilico, pecorino, and mozzarella; this was outstanding, loved the flavours and the perfect crust.
Local Pizzaiolo is located at 1925 Cornwall Ave in Vancouver, you can follow them on Instagram @localpizzaiolo


A creative spring dish with spring pea purée by chef Alessa Valdez.

Phantom Creek Estates Winery is located at 4315 Black Sage Rd in Oliver, BC you can follow them on Instagram @phantomcreek 


A flavourful Turkish dip with pomegranate molasses/urfa pepper with Elma bread by Chef Derek Ingram; delicious dish.

Elma is located at 994 Lakeshore Dr W in Penticton, Follow them on instagram @eatatelma

For more of my best savoury dishes, see last years list for 2021.

By: Richard Wolak