" Stylish restaurant offering creative, French-influenced takes on Asian cuisine plus craft cocktails."
We went to this place for DineOut Vancouver and was really impressed with the way they ran DineOut. Usually restaurants want you to choose one appetizer, entree and dessert from their menu, but at PiDGiN, they have a preset menu where you can try an array of food - which I think what DineOut should be!
My favourite dishes were:
- tuna, smoked yolk puree, shishito pear salsa
Clean and naturally flavoured. Really enjoyed the freshness of this dish
- soft shell crab, bouillabaisse, octopus chips
the soft shell crab was AMAZING. Full of flavour and meaty. Every item in this dish really captured the essence of the sea !
- beef striploin, lobster bisque cabbage, pickled shimeji
Perfectly grilled beef striploin with a hit of charred flavour. Prefect meat to fat ratio.
- shishito peppers, parmesan, pine nuts
Aroma of the peppers really came through from the grilling. A dish that really surprised me with its flavour.
- “dan dan” kohlrabi noodle salad, tofu, almonds
Although this was a vegetarian dish, it still had a lot of flavour and really mastered the taste of the real dan dan noodles.