Le tigre – Authentic Asian cuisine
Who is this new food truck and why should you go and try it?
Clement Chan holds several Provincial cooking championships and is the National 2010 Canadian Chef of the Year (awarded by the CCFCC). He graduated Culinary Arts at VCC in 2002, and then went to Dubrelle to claim his Baking and Desserts diploma. He has worked in most of the finest establishments in Vancouver over the last decade in restaurants and hotels. Chambar, Lumiere, Blue Water Cafe, Raincity Grill, Fairmont YVR, Hyatt Regency, Glowbal Grill, Hapa Umi and Sanafir Restaurant, are just to name a few. He has also worked as a member of the opening team in various restaurants in Vancouver: Blue Water Cafe, Lucky Diner and Hapa Umi. Clement has opened restaurant like Shor, Swim Pool and Bar Grill, and Medi Restaurant which are all properties of Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort..
Steve Kuan has won several regional/provincial apprentice competitions and was the National 2010 Canadian Apprentice of the Year awarded by the CCFCC. Steve went to culinary school at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in 2006. He has gained experience in award winning restaurants in the past 5 years such as: Ciopipno’s, Mosaic @ the Hyatt Regency and completed his red seal certification at La Belle Auberge.
As in all restaurants or food trucks the heart and soul of culinary journey starts with the people behind it.
I can’t say I know Clement or Steve well yet but I can say that their skills are a great start.
The food so far speaks for itself……
a signature dish
Kick Ass rice:
Rice, butter, sake, dashi served with a poached egg and spiced pork belly.
The great part of learning about new foods and continuing on a culinary side journey is to “go outside of your comfort zone” and try new things….
Case in point, beets are not on my list of wow flavor foods… Sorry beets but honesty is the best policy.
What’s my point?
Well….. I just may have found a beet that I like!
These beet fries are served with steam buns and Bang Bang chicken….with greens.
Go see Clement and Steve and tryout their culinary fare…..
They are on the corner of Bute and Alberni Street in Vancouver….
They seem friendly and wanting to please…. Stay humble and patient Chefs and your delectable fusion / contemporary Asian fare will sell itself.
Also keep your eye out for Le Tigre on season 4 of Eat Street! I hear a rumor that they may be on it!
You Gotta Try This!