Pan-Asian Cuisine: Bringing Together Vancouver’s Diverse Culinary Cultures

PiDGiN – Local spot prawns, shoaling ketchup, garlic butter, and confit tomatoes; Photo: Juno Kim

“Growing up in Vancouver, I came into contact with all the different cuisines that Vancouver has to offer,” says Wesley Young, Executive Chef at PiDGiN. His parents, who had immigrated from Guangzhou, China, ran a produce store in East Vancouver, selling spinach to Indian temples, and rapini and fennel to the Italian families in the neighbourhood. Young would often go through the back door of the Korean restaurant next door to fuel up for lunch.

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Pan-Asian Cuisine: Bringing Together Vancouver’s Diverse Culinary Cultures

From Eggs Benny to Afternoon Tea: Food for Celebrating Mom in Vancouver

Photo: Minami’s Mother’s Day Bento, Credit: Cody Chan

Especially this year, Moms deserve an additional round of applause for the amazing support and love they provide their families. Restaurants around the city are featuring all sorts of exciting and diverse menus for paying tribute this weekend to Mom. Whether you want to dine on a lovely patio or pre-order a takeout package, there’s sure to be an option that will make your Mother’s Day celebration joyous and delectable.

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From Eggs Benny to Afternoon Tea: Food for Celebrating Mom in Vancouver

Vancouver Restaurant Meal Kits for Cooking Like a Pro at Home

Photo source: Nuba

At this point in the pandemic, you may be experienced cooking fatigue after prepping and preparing often three meals a day, seven days a week. Coming up with ideas of what to make, shopping for ingredients, and then executing your plan can become tedious.

Many Vancouver restaurants have been resourceful in the pandemic by diversifying their food offerings beyond dine-in options to include handy meal kits that taste like a meal at the restaurant with very little stress on your part.

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Vancouver Restaurant Meal Kits for Cooking Like a Pro at Home

Christmas Cocktail Crawl V: Reviving the ‘20s

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Bartender: Micky Valens | Bar: Hello Goodbye

Photographed by Nicole Havers.

It’s a special year for Inside Vancouver’s annual Christmas Cocktail Crawl. This December, we commemorate half a decade of refined revelry, carefully curated cocktails… and the exquisite beauty that is drinking.

If these sentiments sound up your alley, go now and re-familiarize yourself with The Roaring ‘20s – an era that axed legalized liquor; increased liquid indulgence via speakeasies and private bars; and inspired an upsurge of curiosity towards spirits, bitters and other alcoholic delights with bartenders exploring how these elements come together in flawless harmony to create a delightfully balanced cocktail.

So – you’ve read up on the ‘20s? Good. Now don your fedoras and fascinators, strap on your suspenders and step with us back in time. We’ll show you seven ‘20s-era cocktails, each with a contemporary twist and all guaranteed to bring out your inner Gatsby. These are damn good drinks – and mighty stiff, to boot – so pace yourself and don’t get zozzled. Let’s get to it.

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Christmas Cocktail Crawl V: Reviving the ‘20s