Well I went to my third Dine Out Vancouver restaurant today with friends. This time we went to Wild Rice, which is located close to the west edge of Chinatown. It’s a short 2 block walk from the Stadium skytrain station. The food for all 3 courses were all great, both for me and the others. What I ordered:
- Hot and Sour Soup
- House Roasted BBQ Pork, Baby Bok Choy, jasmine rice
- Szechuan Chocolate Brownie
To this I paired a glass of Rollingdale Pinot Noir, from West Okanagan. The pinot noir has low tannins, light body, some violet aromas/flavours, and higher acidity, and thought it would pair nicely with the BBQ pork.
The hot and sour soup had just the right amount of heat for most people to handle. I loved the slices of shitake mushrooms in the soup. The House Roasted BBQ pork was tender and had a tasty sweet brown sauce. This worked with the acidity of the Rollingdale Pinot Noir. I wished it did have some crispy pork skin though. The Szechuan chocolate brownie was decadent, covered with a light chocolate sauce and crunchy ribbons of orange peels on top. Enjoy with a coffee, or maybe port.
I also was able to try some of the Salt and Pepper Tofu, Satay Sauce, Orange Braised Pemberton Beef, Drunken 5 treasure quinoa, and 5 Spice Carrot Cake with Ginger Icing. The panfried tofu with crushed chili flakes was accompanied by a peanut sauce mixed with some lemon grass. A very tasty dish. The Pemberton Beef came shredded, reminding me of pulled pork, but with a beefy flavour. Very succulent. The 5 Spice Carrot Cake was very gingery and tasted wonderful with the cream cheese icing. I could have eaten a few plates of these carrot cakes.
I recommend coming to Wild Rice for Dineout Vancouver. Enjoy!