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Jonker Street Malaysian Cuisine Restaurant

Jonker St Restaurant (web site, map, 1128 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone 604-688-8565) is a Malaysian cuisine restaurant in Yaletown (downtown Vancouver) that has been getting rave reviews.

ak1951, a reviewer on DineHere.ca (click here to read review) writes:

Being a ‘peranakan’ and foodie, we were pleasantly surprised that the quality of food at this outlet surpassed that one could find in Singapore or Malaysia particularly, the prawn noodles, roti canai and the chilli crab.Therefore, I would strongly recommend anyone who wishes to relish authetic Malaysian food.

Restaurant is small and affords the staff and owner were very friendly and helpful.

The restaurant’s menu is available on their web site. We were a large group (7 people) and luckily the restaurant had room for us. Below are some pictures of the food we ordered. The first dish pictured is the Nasi Jambori ($14.90) which their menu describes as:

A must try! A merriment of three unique flavours! Sampler of chicken curry, beef rendang, prawn sambal on a platter with egg, side salad, pappadum cracker & jambori rice.

Prices are reasonable, with most dishes in the $9 to $12 range.

For a friend on a Gluten Free diet, the restaurant unfortunately only had one choice on the menu that she could eat. I was really satisfied with my Nasi Jambori.

My coworkers and I agree that the flavors of the dishes were excellent and that we’d like to visit Jonker St. Restaurant again!

Nasi Jambori from Jonker Street Malaysian Restaurant - Sampler of chicken curry, beef rendang, prawn sambal on a platter with egg, side salad, pappadum cracker & jambori rice. $14.90

Nasi Jambori from Jonker Street Malaysian Restaurant - Sampler of chicken curry, beef rendang, prawn sambal on a platter with egg, side salad, pappadum cracker & jambori rice. $14.90

Food from Jonker Street Malaysian Restaurant in downtown Vancouver

Food from Jonker Street Malaysian Restaurant in downtown Vancouver

Curry from Jonker St Malaysian Restaurant in Vancouver.

Curry from Jonker Street Malaysian Restaurant in Vancouver.

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Malaysian Curry from Jonker Street Restaurant, Vancouver

Malaysian Curry from Jonker Street Restaurant, Vancouver

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11,867 views - Posted Monday, December 1st, 2008

 

Video from Ridge Gardens Chinese Restaurant (Arbutus) – Part 2

Ridge Gardens Chinese Restaurant (map, previous review, 3113 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-736-7006, fax: 604-736-5231) offers Chinese food delivery in the Vancouver area, as well as excellent banquet meals for large groups choosing to dine at the restaurant.

My family always goes there for big get-togethers and it is always a marvellous feast that satisfies everyone. This time, I brought my video camera along and took a video of the dishes as they arrived (see player below, or click here to view on Youtube). Because of the low light the video is kind of grainy, but you can get the idea!

Prices are affordable, within the $15 to $25 per person for a large banquet (or slighly more depending on how many crabs and seafood items you order).

Below I’ve also included photos of the crab and chicken hot pot that I took in my previous visit (see Part 1 of my review).

Chinese style hot and spicy crab from Ridge Garden Restaurant in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Chinese style hot and spicy crab from Ridge Garden Restaurant in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Chicken and black fungus hot pot from Ridge Garden Chinese restaurant in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Chicken and black fungus hot pot from Ridge Garden Chinese restaurant in Vancouver, BC, Canada

7,552 views - Posted Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

 

Urban Thai Bistro in Yaletown (Part 5)

Urban Thai Bistro (map, reviews, website, 1119 Hamilton St., Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-408-7788) is one of my favorite places to go for lunch in the Yaletown district of downtown Vancouver.

The restaurant has some great lunch specials which are $8.00 plus tax and tip, and include a salad, spring roll (with sweet plum dipping sauce), and a main course (such as a Thai curry dish) served with rice. Pictured below is the dish I ate, the pork with red curry paste, bamboo shoots, bell peppers, basil and coconut milk. It was really delicious!

The restaurant offers vegetarian versions of some of their curries, with Tofu instead of the meat, and they were also able to accomodate the special dietary needs of a person in our group requiring gluten-free foods. (For more information about Special Dietary Needs and restaurants in Vancouver be sure to check out Food Vancouver).

For more info please view Part 4, Part 3, Part 2, and Part 1. Their menu is also available on their website.

Also check out this video made by the restaurant that describes how to make Thai Curry at home.

Pork with red curry paste, bamboo shoots, bell peppers, basil and coconut milk from Urban Thai Bistro in Vancouver.

Pork with red curry paste, bamboo shoots, bell peppers, basil and coconut milk from Urban Thai Bistro in Vancouver.

7,057 views - Posted Saturday, November 22nd, 2008