Three hot new Asian restaurants set to thrill in Vancouver

Celebrity Chef David Chang was in Vancouver with Seth Rogan last year filming an episode from David Chang's new Netflix show.
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The visionary Vancouver House building on Howe Street in Vancouver has been the talk of the town since construction began.

First for its incredible design and most recently for the awesome chandelier installation beside it under the Granville Bridge. Now what is going to take this building over the top as a food destination is news of it housing world-renowned celebrity chef David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar.

Coming this spring, Momofuku’s first restaurant opened in New York in 2004 and was credited with “the rise of contemporary Asian-American cuisine” by the New York Times and named the “most important restaurant in America” by Bon Appétit magazine. Since then, he has opened around the world and Vancouver is next up. Thanks to Seth Rogen who brought David Chang to Vancouver last year to shoot an episode of the mini-series “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner” when Chang supposedly fell in love with the city. Noodles and steam buns (touched by angels) are the rave menu items but word is he will be creating new dishes inspired by local ingredients. Find it at 1480 Howe St. Vancouver.

The artist renderings for QJD look incredible.
The artist renderings for QJD look incredible.
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Get ready for 5D dining. Glammy Chinese Restaurant Guan Ju De is set to open early 2020. This 115-year-old Chinese restaurant brand is famous and known for its roast Peking duck. Dating back to the 3rd year during the reign of Tongzhi (1864) Ju De is an award-winning enterprise in Asia. This will be a fancy upscale dining experience, and we will welcome a place to get dressed up for. Located at the corner of 12th and Cambie, the design looks stunning. As for the 5D dining, it will be the first of its kind in Canada and is described as a fully immersive experience that includes video projections on the walls and the table, soundscapes, ‘interactive’ ingredients, and add to that the smells and tastes of dining, equalling the five dimensions. Find it at 2808 Cambie Street.

Old Bird recently opened on Main Street and the menu looks enticing.
Old Bird recently opened on Main Street and the menu looks enticing.
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Also new on the Asian food scene is Old Bird on Main. With a tagline of “Chinese Food with Attitude” my interest is piqued. The menu is divided into categories: snacks, share, grill, noodles and rice and something sweet. The all-B.C. wine list features some rockstar small producers, which I love. When I go, I am going to order: steamed mini mantou, 5-spice squid and the Old Bird smoked chicken and the pork ribs and sticky rice AND the ginger milk custard for dessert. I am willing to share. Can’t wait! Find it at 3950 Main Street.


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