Marking Lunar New Year in Vancouver with Lucky Food and Drink

A.Bento Tiger Gift Boxes; Photo: Leila Kwok

Willian Chen, executive chef of A.Bento, looks forward to Lunar New Year on February 1 and the festivities and eating it will bring. “It means a brand new year starts, so everyone gathers together to celebrate and to eat together,” he says.

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Marking Lunar New Year in Vancouver with Lucky Food and Drink

Liven Up Your Holidays with Southeast Asian Flavours

Roti Canai; Photo Sourced from Banana Leaf

If you’re tired of turkey (and turkey leftovers) this holiday season, you might start yearning for other flavours.

Instead, think rich coconut curries, stir-fried noodles, and stews chock-full of delicious ingredients. Vancouver, with its diverse Asian population, benefits from an array of Southeast Asian restaurants that speak to the vibrancy of the different cuisines in the region. Many of the dishes are especially comforting for a wintry evening meal at home.

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Liven Up Your Holidays with Southeast Asian Flavours

Experience Curries from Around the World in Vancouver

Sourced from Maenam; Seafood turmeric curry

Curries, with their rich and multi-spiced flavour profiles, are the ideal cold-weather antidote. Spooned over rice with a flatbread, like naan, a curry makes for a soothing meal, whether dining in at a restaurant or enjoyed at home as delicious takeout.

Vancouver has a range of establishments that serve excellent curry, representing a diversity of food cultures that have created their own unique versions of the dish.

Here is a list of ones to get you started on your tour of curry options in the city:

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Experience Curries from Around the World in Vancouver

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