Vancouver Foodster Noodle Mania

Vancouver Foodster’s Noodle Mania 2017 Photos To Enjoy

I think most cultures have at least one noodle dish.  Many we are familiar with such as spaghetti from Italy or chow mein from China.   Vancouver Foodster has been offering to us for a few years to try noodle dishes from around the world through his Noodle Mania event.  This year’s event let us try noodles from 6 different restaurants/venues.  Below are the pictures I took from each location and a brief description. Enjoy with your eyes, and if you like, go to visit them and try these dishes in person.

Commodity Juicery

If you want to feel healthy drop by Commodity Juicery.  The zucchini noodle dish was very light and not too filling.  Leaves room for other dishes along the way.

Zucchini noodles paired with bubble tea made with chia pearls at Commodity Juicery

Zucchini noodles paired with bubble tea made with chia pearls at Commodity Juicery

Chutney Villa

Spicy is the operative word here.  I did enjoy this dish.  The squid was soft and not chewy.

Chutney Villa's Sri Lankan style seafood with soft noodles.

Chutney Villa’s Sri Lankan style seafood with soft noodles.

Thailicious

A new restaurant for me.  I do like Thai food.  We had two different types of noodles. I think they made the food so that it was not too spicy for most people.  There was chilies that you could add to your dish.  I really liked the smokiness of the Chicken Pad See-ew noodle dish.  I will come again to try their food at my spice level.

Thailicious Tofu Pad Thai and Chicken Pad See-ew noodles in sweet soy sauce.

Thailicious Tofu Pad Thai and Chicken Pad See-ew noodles in sweet soy sauce.

Yaletown l’Antipasto

Really nice quality food here.  Spaghetti alle Vongole is one of my go-to pasta dishes.  This one was done very well.  The chilies added a little bite without being overpowering.  I also liked the Garganelli with tomato sauce.  I enjoyed the creaminess in the tomato sauce from melted butter.  Not diet food.

Yaletown l'Antipasto Spaghetti alle Vongole.

Yaletown l’Antipasto Spaghetti alle Vongole.

Yaletown l'Antipasto Garganelli with tomato sauce and Parmigiano reggiano.

Yaletown l’Antipasto Garganelli with tomato sauce and Parmigiano reggiano.

Basil Garden

When I visit a new Vietnamese restaurant, the first thing that I order is a bowl of Pho, which is what I did at Basil Garden.  The pho is done well, and you can add Sriracha sauce for extra flavour and spice. The rare beef was well-done by the time it reached me, but it could be because of how many people were there for the Noodle Mania.  A place to try again.

pho rare beef brisket and beef balls in noodle soup at Basil Garden.

Pho rare beef brisket and beef balls in noodle soup at Basil Garden.

Kids Can Cook Gourmet at Organic Acres

I am happy to see youth cooking.  Skylar & Chloe were presenting their locally made tomato pasta sauce, served with fettuccine noodles.  Keep supporting our children and show them good food.

Skylar from Kids Can Cook Gourmet at Organic Acres grates parmesan on their locally made pasta sauce with pasta.

Skylar from Kids Can Cook Gourmet at Organic Acres grates Parmesan on their locally made pasta sauce with pasta.

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Vancouver Foodster’s Noodle Mania – Get Your Tickets

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Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Bowls or Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

You may have a chance to taste all sorts of noodles from chow mein to spaghetti to mac & cheese, pho, pad thai, ramen and more. Touring many ethnic eateries and tasting noodle dishes including American, Chinese, Filipino, Hong Kong, Indian, Italian, Korean, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Thai, Vietnamese, and more.

If you haven’t been to our previous Noodle Mania event, Novus TV featured our last event on Food Finds (view here).

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, car, transit, walking, or carpooling.

Registration: tba  -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Noodle Mania passports. 

Some of the Participating Restaurants:

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Basil Garden Restaurant

2889 East Broadway, Vancouver

Web: http://www.basilgarden.ca/

Twitter: n/a

Instagram: @basilgarden

Cuisine: Vietnamese

 

Yaletown L’Antipasto

1127 Mainland Street,  Vancouver

Web: www.yaletownlantipasto.com

Twitter: @Lantipasto

Instagram: @lantipasto

Cuisine: Italian

L’Antipasto is Yaletown’s only Italian Tapas wine bar, a family-run, authentic Italian restaurant. We source the highest quality imported ingredients from Italy & combine them with seasonal ingredients.

 

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Chutney Villa South Indian Cuisine

147 East Broadway, Vancouver

Web: www.chutneyvilla.com

Twitter: @ChutneyVilla

Instagram: @chutneyvilla

Cusine: Sri Lankan and South Indian

KIds Can Cook Gourmet

(location tba)

Twitter: @kidsccg

Instagram: @kidsccg

Teenage chefs Skylar and Chloe who own the Kids can cook Gourmet pasta sauce.

 

Tickets:  Think about Christmas gifts!

Early-Bird Tickets: $35 per person before December 15, 2016
Advance Tickets $45 per person after December 22, 2016
Regular $60 per person after January 6, 2017

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Purchase Tickets Here: 

Ticket price includes tasting bowls or plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us at least 48 hours in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Participating restaurants subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event and everyone is welcome.

Highlights from Vancouver Foodsters Noodle Mania #NoodleManiaYVR

Shaktea Noodle Mania starting point

Shaktea Noodle Mania starting point

On Sunday @vanfoodster had his inaugural Noodle Mania event. It spread across 10 restaurants in Vancouver. It was quite fun as the food was varied.  There were noodle dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, and China, as well as North American favourites from way back, like mac & cheese.   The restaurants available for us to sample on this day were:

I spent 3 hrs eating and driving to these places, but I did not get to visit them all.  Sorry to Mac Shack, Yaletown l’Antipasto, and Urban Thai Bistro.  I did see good tweets about your restaurants.

Of the restaurants I did visit, my Ultimate Favourite was Chau Veggie Express! They offered 2 dishes for us to sample: Soft Tropical Rainstorm, and Sliding down the Sanddunes.  Nice names; sounds like names of songs from Zamfir, but the food was really tasty. The Soft Tropical Rainstorm was a warm noodle dish with a coconut cream sauce, shredded veggies, and crispy shallots.  I did like the creaminess of this dish along with the bright herb flavours and the crunch of the shallots.  Equally good was the Sliding Down the Sanddunes, a Tom Yum type soup.  Lemongrass & ginger, peanut spiced broth, assorted tofus, lotus root slices and greens.  The lemon grass made the broth and I did like to crunch into the lotus root.  I will be back to Chau Veggie Express.

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Chau VeggiExpress Soft Tropical Rainstorm and Sliding down the Sanddunes

Other dishes I particularly enjoyed:

  • Bob Likes Thai Food’s Kanom Jeen (Noodles with a fish curry sauce).  I had never had, or heard of, this Thai rice noodle dish before.  It is a combination of noodles, fish curry (finely ground), vegetables and spices.  I found a recipe online. There were so many different flavours and textures in this dish. It was really quite amazing.
  • Fets Bar & Grill’s Cajun Cream Chicken on Linguini. This is quite a spicy dish.  The cream sauce is quite light so you won’t feel like napping after eating it.  The spice doesn’t burn your mouth, like a Thai dish would.  The spice is black/white pepper at the back of your throat.  Grab a beer at the Bar to wash it down.  They also have a wide selection of whisky.  Mine was one aged in a Brandy cask.
Fets Bar and Grill Cajun Cream Chicken and Mac n Cheese

Fets Bar and Grill Cajun Cream Chicken and Mac n Cheese

Fets Bar and Grill whiskys

Fets Bar and Grill whiskys

Bob Likes Thai Food Kanom Jeen

Bob Likes Thai Food Kanom Jeen

Shaktea on Main Street was the starting point for this event.  Even though they did not have a noodle dish, we were offered to sample from 3 different teas.  I tried the cinnamon roobios tea.  I enjoyed it.  It had a long finish with cinnamon and vanilla.  Thanks again to @vanfoodster for hosting this event, and all the other events for the foodie community.