Chef Angus An of Maenam - Vancouver, Canada

1938 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
(604) 730-5579
Hours: Sun-Mon: 5pm-11pm; Tues-Sat 12pm-2:30pm, 5pm-11pm

Chef Angus An’s Maenam is a house of curries—and a must-stop if you're traveling to Vancouver. While most Thai restaurants base their sauces on industrial curry pastes (it’s often cheaper and certainly less labor intensive), this David Thompson protégé imports chilies and lemongrass (and other secret ingredients) from Thailand to blend into his house-made curry pastes, along with oil from freshly cracked coconuts. The resulting curries are intense but balanced—an exercise in maximizing and building layer upon layer of flavor. And even though the curries have an international provenance, An serves all local proteins in his modern, black-leather-clad temple to Thai cuisine.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Beef Short Ribs braised in Coconut Cream, stir-fried with Pad Prik King Curry Paste, and topped with Fresh Green Peppercorns
  • Tender Fraser Valley Duck Curry, Cherry Tomatoes, Lychees, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Thai Basil, and Red Curry

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