We're pretty thrilled that Chef Angus An, one of Vancouver’s most influential chef-restaurateurs, has come on board to judge our Food category at this year's second annual Made in Vancouver Awards.
Chef Angus has six restaurants and eateries comprising his restaurant family: Fat Mao Noodles, Freebird Chicken Shack, Longtail Kitchen, Maenam, Popina Canteen, and Sen Pad Thai—and his flagship restaurant, Maenam, was named our 2016 Restaurant of the Year.
A flavour-driven chef, Angus’s cuisine is rooted in technique; his combined fine-arts and French culinary training allow him to see cooking as a balance of art and science, resulting in recipes built on tradition, innovation and presentation.
Chef Angus shared some insight into what he loves in our fair city.
Your go-to cocktail
Favourite run at Whistler
Not a run, but i like anything on Symphony Express
Perfect Vancouver spot
Best place for a drink on a Tuesday night
Best neighbourhood in the city
Kits—for its proximity to water, and it has a little of everything.
Best restaurant in the city
Kissa Tanto. I love Joël's cooking.
A hidden gem more Vancouverites should know about
No, it needs to stay a hidden gem!
What’s a perfect treat-yourself day?
Perfect hangover food?
Rice soup at Freebird Chicken or Fat Mao noodles.
Perfect big night out on the town?
What's a big night?