Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wild Rice, Vancouver BC

Location: 117 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N2, Canada
From Vegan Gastrobot
I was very excited to check out Wild Rice in Vancouver as the menu intrigued me. They list themselves as modern Chinese cuisine, and the menu had a few vegan options that looked like we would have a fancy dim sum supper. First up we tried the smoked tofu and shitake mushroom radish cakes. When these came out they looked just like triangles of fried tofu. On the plate were marinated mushrooms and onions. Raymond loved the marinated mushrooms, and though while they were tasty the texture I just cannot do. Mushrooms are disgusting. The radish cakes had a nice light smoky flavor and were very crispy on the outside and just really tasty.

From Vegan Gastrobot
Next up Truffle salt tofu and cauliflower puree with peas. The puree had coconut milk in it as there was a hint of coconut. The cauliflower added a nice hint of sweetness, the tofu was tasty, but didn’t have a lot of flavor. Wild Rice seems to use a lot of balsamic instead of soy sauce with adds a nice unique flavor to their dishes.

From Vegan Gastrobot
And finally the Yam & Rosemary Potstickers. These were really sweet, but you could not taste the rosemary at all. These were not at all what you expect from a potsticker - there are not any of the normal veggies in it and they are really sweet instead of savory. I really enjoyed them.

Overall – if you have time and a reservation (unless you show up later in the evening) stop in for a small bite. The items were tasty and different from your standard Chinese cuisine.

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