Saturday, April 03, 2010

Chau Kitchen & Bar

Chau Kitchen & Bar
#1500 Robson St, Vancouver BC

1:Yucks! 2:Improvement needed 3:So-So~ 4:Good 5:Very good 6:Heavenly

Food: 4.5
Price: 4
Services: 5
Ambiance: 5.5
Overall: 5
  • Modern Vietnamese restaurant
  • Lunch and dinner available
  • Late night
  • Opens daily
  • Free parking at rear
  • Light flavoured dishes; healthier choice
  • Many vegetarian choices available

  • Simple menu (1 page only)
Lychee Juice-3.5/6
  • $3.50
  • I can't tell whether it's fresh or not, but I like the fact that it's not too sweet.
  • It has a generous amount of lychee chunks! Yum!
  • Hmm...nothing special about this drink.
Aloe Vera-3/6
  • $3.50
  • I took a sip and it's not too sweet as well.
  • I'm guessing maybe this drink is from the bottled aloe vera juice you find in the supermarket.
  • Again there's nothing special about this drink.

Buddah Bowl (1/2 order)-5/6

  • $7.5/1/2 order $12/1 order
  • Mushroom, lychee, and date stock served with tou, rice noodles and seasonal vegetables
  • The date stock tastes really special to us, but I wish the date flavour can be stronger.
  • I am not a fan of cilantro but I actually like the cilantro flavour in this bowl. It gives the flavour and smell this Buddah Bowl.
  • The rice noodles are not too soft and they are still very chewy. EU likes it a lot.
  • EU tried the date and she loves it! She said it's really sweet :)
  • Overall, it's a refreshing dish.
Tomato and Tofu Temple-4.5/6
  • $9
  • Fried tofu, vegetarian ham, vegetables and rice noodles served with tomato sauce
  • It is loaded with fried tofu! It's a bit dry for my liking, but it goes well with the tomato sauce.
  • The vegetarian ham is not hard and is a little bit chewy.
  • The rice noodles are actually underneath the vegetables. They are not as chewy as the ones in the Buddah Bowl, but they taste good with the tomato sauce.
  • There are tomato chunks in the sauce, but I wish they can give me more.
  • The sauce is fresh and well-seasoned. It's definitely not the ones you find in the supermarkets!

For a non-beef-eater like me (due to my allergy), I have always wanted to try some Vietnamese cuisine. Also, I'm tired of ordering chicken from Vietnamese restaurants. I really want to try some authentic Vietnamese dishes WITHOUT beef and chicken.

Despite Chau is not 100% authentic, it still has that Vietnamese taste! Their food may look simple, but I find most of them are really special that you may not able to find in other restaurants. I will sure come back and try more! :)

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  1. Oh, your post just reminded me of their attentive and friendly service! I forgot to include it in my post...:( Haha, well, nvm, as long as you've included in yours! :) We'll sure go back for other dishes! (Hmm... Rice paper roll perhaps~)

  2. Their Buddah Bowl is really a big hit to me. I will go back just for the Buddah Bowl.
    Their dishes are special which you can't find in other (Vietnamese) restaurants. So, going back to Chau is a reasonable choice! :D