Maenam introduces more northern Thai dishes
Now that he’s brought real Thai flavours to Vancouverites—by preparing familiar dishes like pad Thai the right way—Angus An is taking things further. He’s just introduced more northern Thai dishes at Maenam (1938 West 4th Avenue), including a beloved Chiang Mai egg noodle dish with coconut curry and chicken called kao soi gai ($13), available at lunchtime. An’s recent trip to the Kingdom also inspired geng hung leh, a rich, peanuty Burmese curry that’s popular upcountry ($13 at lunch, $17 at dinner). It doesn’t use coconut milk, just a luscious combination of pickled garlic, fennel, coriander, and more that coats unctuous chunks of Sloping Hill Farm pork.