Noodle Mania on January 15

Noodle Mania on January 15

Tweet Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver and beyond! This 7th annual noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Bowls or Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants. You may have a chance to taste all sorts of noodles from chow mein to spaghetti to pho, pad thai, ramen and more. Touring many ethnic eateries and tasting noodle dishes including Chinese, Filipino, Hong Kong, Indian, Italian, Southern, Taiwanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and more. See Richard Wolak (Creator/Founder of Noodle Mania and VancouverFoodster.com) on the Global TV Morning News Saturday Chef with Chef Ui Ratsomjit in 2016. If you haven’t been to our previous Noodle Mania event, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on Food Finds (view here). Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by car or use transit. Registration: Silk Road Tea -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Noodle Mania passports. Participating Restaurants and Establishments Noodle Arts 1739 Robson Street, Vancouver Web:https://noodlearts.com/ Instagram: @noodlearts_vancouver Cuisine: Chinese Noodle Arts welcomes you to a pleasant and memorable dining experience.We take pride in serving you the authentic Lanzhou beef noodles and Chinese cuisine in Vancouver. We offer a wide range of specialties and influences from the Northwest province of China. Robba Da Matti 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.robbadamatti.com/ Twitter: @Robba_daMatti Instagram: @robba_damatti Cuisine: Italian Italian Tapas wine bar, a family-run, authentic...
Curry Fest Vancouver

Curry Fest Vancouver

Tweet We held our first Curry Fest around downtown Vancouver on November 13th, the evening tasting tour provided guests a chance to try many different types of curries from a select number of different cultures including Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and South Indian. We kicked off the event at Davie Dosa Company where everyone registered before heading off on their self-guided tasting adventure. At Davie Dosa Company in the Westend they featured their South Indian style Slow cooked lamb with Rich Traditional Indian spices and herbs curry, finished with virgin coconut meat, ”Papaver Bracteamtum” silky paste. Served with Vegetable Pilaf cooked in coconut stock and spices. At House Special in Yaletown it was about Vietnamese where they served their Monk’s Kabocha Curry, roasted seasonal veg, chili oil, Vietnamese herb puree with torn bread and Curry mushroom fried rice Arancini. At Indian Delicacy in Coal Harbour they served traditional Indian curries featuring their Methi Chicken cooked with garlic & dry fenugreek leaves, and Chana Masala Garbanzo (chick peas) beans cooked with fresh onions, ginger and spices, both served with rice and garlic naan. At Bob Pochana in the Westend it was all about Thai where they served their Green Curry Chicken coconut milk based green curry with chicken, basil, eggplant and bamboo shoots and their Panang Beef coconut milk based panang curry with beef, basil and bell peppers top with Kafir lime leaf, both served with jasmin rice. It was fun night for everyone to visit the participating restaurants and eat some unique and tasty curries. By: Richard...
2nd Annual Dumpling Fest Vancouver

2nd Annual Dumpling Fest Vancouver

Tweet We held our second Dumpling Fest around Vancouver on November 6th, the evening tasting tour provided guests a chance to try many different types of dumplings from a select number of different cultures including Mexican, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Russian, and Vietnamese. We kicked off the event at Sprezzatura on Kingsway where everyone registered and tasted some ‘deconstructed spring roll” canapes before heading off on their self-guided tasting adventure. At MixxBao in the South Granville neighbourhood they served up their Taiwanese style Chili Oil Wontons and Wonton Soup. At Maizal they served up their Mexican Empanada duo of Blue corn chorizo & potato empanada and Yellow corn zucchini mushroom and cheese empanada At Hey Dumplings! Chef Heather served up her Russian style dumplings featuring the tasty Potato dumplings in a creamy dill sauce, they also served their Spicy ginger scallion dumplings to guests. At Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian they served their plantbased Vietnamese style trio of dumplings featuring the XO Potstickers – pan fried homemade potstickers stuffed with vegan mushroom XO sauce. Served with sesame soya sauce; Glass Dumplings – Tapioca mung bean, mushroom, and jicama dumplings wrapped in banana leaf and served with peanut and ish sauce; and Sticky Rice Wontons – Traditional mushroom and tofu soya sticky rice wrapped in wonton and served with scallion sauce. It was another fun night for everyone to visit the participating restaurants and eat some unique and tasty dumplings. By: Richard...
Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown

Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown

Tweet On Wednesday October 23, we presented a fun and tasty tour around Gastown and Chinatown with a selection of eateries. Guests enjoyed delicious Thai and Moroccan cuisines along with a visit to a new patisserie, had a taste of some Czech delights and cheesecakes on Water street. Buttermere Patisserie Café Mini cake roll Korean citrus cheesecake tart Earl grey chocolate bar Vegan brownie bite Galette Bretonne cookies Moltaqa Restaurant Bessara green pea soup with cumin Lentil stew with onion jam White bean stew with tomato cilantro and dried ginger spice Roasted eggplant pepper stew   The Praguery Gastown Savoury Pulled pork cooked with our house-made bbq – with chimney caked baked with cheddar Choose on meat: house-made bbq sauce or house made garlic mayo Choose side: house-made sauerkraut or pineapple salsa Sweet Ferrero Rocher special (House-made chocolate soft serve with crushed Ferrero and house-made caramel) Marie’s – our new winter special (Coconut cone, Nutella, house-made raspberry filling, whipped cream, cinnamon) Our signature LEMON cone CARAMEL (Vanilla Soft Serve, Pecans, House made caramel)   Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee Our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Our New York Cheesecake As well we will be offering one of our organic roast coffees   Wara Thai Eatery Spaghetti bites (Basil Chicken Sauce) Thai Gold bags (Toong Tong) Thai Salad cups The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...
Curry Fest Vancouver on November 13

Curry Fest Vancouver on November 13

Tweet Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver serving up different kinds of Curry dishes from South Indian to Vietnamese to Thai and more. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday November 13 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Bowls for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants. Registration: Davie Dosa Company – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Curry Fest Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants Bob Pochana Thai 1660 Robson Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.bobpochana.com/ instagram @bobpochana Curry type: Thai A new restaurant specializing in Thai street food from Bob Likes Thai Food. House Special 1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver Web: http://www.housespecial.ca/ Twitter: @housespecialvan Instagram: @housespecial.ca Curry type: Vietnamese Modern takes on Vietnamese classics in casual-chic surroundings in the heart of Yaletown. Davie Dosa Company 1235 Davie Street, Vancouver Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/ Twitter @daviedosa Instagram @daviedosacompany Curry Type: South Indian Davie Dosa Company brings an exotic culinary experience of traditional Southern Indian cuisine and delicious cocktails to a vibrant neighbourhood. Indian Delicacy 1130 West Pender Street, Vancouver Web: https://www.indiandelicacy.ca/ Instagram @indiandelicacyrestaurant  Curry Type: Indian Located close to the waterfront and Vancouver convention centre in coal harbour. One of the finest & authentic indian cuisine in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE Tickets: Early-Bird Tickets: $36 per person before November 7, 2019Advance Tickets $45 per person after November 7, 2019Regular...
Dumpling Fest Vancouver on November 6

Dumpling Fest Vancouver on November 6

Tweet Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants between Little Saigon, Mount Pleasant, Chinatown, Downtown, and South Granville areas of Vancouver serving up different kinds of dumplings, from Vietnamese dumplings, to Russian Pelmeni to Wonton and more. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday November 6 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Bowls for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants. See last year’s Dumpling Fest tour here Registration: Sprezzatura – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Dumpling Fest Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian 1392 Kingsway, Vancouver Instagram @eatdochay Cuisine: Vietnamese Offering all vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese fare, infused with modern flavours. Hey Dumplings! 208 Keefer Street, Vancouver Web: http://www.heydumplings.com/ Instagram @heydumplings Cuisine: Russian Traditional hand-made dumplings with a delicious twist. Hey, Dumplings! are Pelmeni- a Russian dumpling which means “ear bread”. Stuffed with meat or potato, the basic dumpling is boiled and served with a side of sour cream. But Hey, Dumplings! are more than your basic dumplings. Let’s eat some. MixxBao 1426 W 8th Ave, Vancouver Web: https://mixxbao.com/ Instagram @mixxbao Cuisine: Taiwanese Offering authentic and delicious Taiwanese-inspired grub in snack form. Blossom Dim Sum 808 Bute St, Vancouver Web: https://blossomdimsum.com/ Twitter @BlossomDimSum Instagram @BlossomDimSum Cuisine: Chinese and Japanese East meets West in a modern Dim Sum experience for Asian-inspired dishes like dim sum & sushi...
Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown on October 23

Tasting Plates Gastown and Chinatown on October 23

Tweet Join us and explore the Gastown and Chinatown neighborhoods and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday October 23 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, and learn about each of the participating restaurants. If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here). Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more! Registration: Wara Thai Eatery – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants/Establishments Moltaqa Restaurant 51 W Hastings Street, Vancouver Web: https://www.moltaqarestaurant.com/ Instagram: @moltaqa.vancouver Cuisine: Morrocan A traditional menu of Moroccan fare with a semi-circle bar counter & patterned textile decor. Trees Cheesecake + Organic Coffee 321 Water St, Vancouver Web: https://treescoffee.com/ Twitter:@TreesOrganic Instagram: @treescoffee Cuisine: Dessert cafe For 22 years Trees Organic Coffee has been doing all the right things to keep coffee, and the café experience, traditional. Originally started in 1996 on Granville Street, Trees quickly became a Vancouver favorite and a destination for great coffee, amazing cheesecake and that classic Canadian customer service. Today we continue those great traditions, never losing sight of the fact that above all else, we provide comfort, a home away from home and a warmth that keeps our friends and neighbors coming back again and again, year...
Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

Tweet On Wednesday September 4, we presented our annual Commercial Drive tour with a selection of eateries. Started off the evening with delicious Italian pasta which featured an optional wine pairing after guests registered. Federico’s Supper Club·      Gnocchi di barbabietola – house made red beet gnocchi, olive oil, beet puree, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, pea shoot garnish Penne con broccolini e patate – penne aglio e olio with broccolini, diced potatoes, peperoncino, pangrattato Pasture to Plate ·       Mini Charcuterie Platter –featuring a variety of P2P charcuterie items, made with beef and pork. JamJar Cold : ·       Tabbouleh Salad (VE) Parsley, tomato, borghol, seven spices, onions ·       Cauliflower Fatteh Salad (VE) Tomato, olive, tahini and pita crisps Hot: ·       Majadra and Batata Harra (VE-GF) Lentil black bean stew with spiced potatoes ·       Chicken Taouk (GF) Yogurt marinated chicken thighs, oregano, garlic, on brown rice & toum dressing  Grounds for Coffee      World Famous Cinnamon Bun Made fresh daily by hand using locally-sourced, wholesome ingredients – made without trans fats, hydrogenated oils, eggs, bleached flour, nuts, raisins or preservatives. Iced with vanilla-bean cream-cheese icing. Savoury* Flatbread – Baked with homemade dough and local seasonal vegetables  Sweet* Mini Muffins, Mini Cookies & Bun Bites Drinks* Cinnamon Bun Frappe, Iced Americano, Non-Dairy Smoothie, Iced Chai  Fratelli Bakery   Sicilian cannoli dipped in roasted pistachios ·      Bomboloncini, baked donut filled with Nutella and coated in sugar ·       Eccles, flaky puff pastry with currants, almonds and cinnamon ·       Espresso almond biscotti dipped in chocolate ·       Lemon whip bigné  The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard Wolak...
Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on September 4

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on September 4

Tweet Join us and explore the Commercial Drive neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday September 4 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants. If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here). Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more! Registration: Federico’s Supper Club- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus. Participating Restaurants/Establishments Federico’s Supper Club 1728 Commercial Drive Web:http://www.federicossupperclub.com/ Twitter: @FedericosClub Instagram @federicosclub Cuisine: Italian ‘Throwback themes and Italian charm, Federico’s Supper Club is one of the best dining experiences Little Italy and Vancouver has to offer. Welcoming hospitality in an old school atmosphere, an evening at Federico’s comes complete with dinner, live music and dancing, five nights a week, including monthly guest performers and world class tributes. Boasting Italy’s prestigious Quality Seal Certification, as well as multiple Dine Out, Diner’s Choice and hospitality awards, Federico’s is about feel good moments from palate to heart – a truly unique experience. Grounds for Coffee 2088 Commercial Drive Web: https://groundsforcoffee.ca/ Twitter: @groundsyvr Instagram: @groundsyvr Cuisine: Cinnamon Buns café Making cinnamon rolls in Vancouver since 1993. We provide only the highest quality baked goods and...
Tasting Plates East Vancouver Vegetarian

Tasting Plates East Vancouver Vegetarian

Tweet On Wednesday June 26, we presented our second Vegetarian tour, this time in East Vancouver with a selection of eateries. Started off the evening with delicious curry and tea at Chance Café after everyone registered. Chance Café Tofu coconut Thai curry on jasmine rice (red) Tofu coconut Thai curry on jasmine rice (green) Sweet Jasmine Tea ·         Tofu coconut Thai curry on jasmine rice ·         Jasmine sweet tea Do Chay Potsicker, Dumplings and Monson Roll ·         Handmade XO Potstickers – Spicy mushroom XO filling in a homemade potsticker, sweet soya drizzle, fried garlic ·         Glass Dumplings – Banana leaf wrapped tapioca dumplings filled with jicama and mung bean served with our homemade ish sauce ·         Monsoon Roll – Mixed root and tofu slaw, Vietnamese herbs, and traditional greens wrapped in a rice wrapper and served with our pineapple chili sauce Maizal  ·         Ague tofu on salsa verde mini rice bowl ·         Plantain tostada ·         Vegan churros & chocolate ·         Passionfruit mojito Ignite Pizzeria ·         Crispy Kale ·         Fungi Supreme (mozzarella, cardoncelli mushrooms, ricotta, aged parmesan) The restaurants and cafes featured unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event. By: Richard...