Chef Angus An’s Freebird Chicken Shack opens in Chinatown

    1 of 1 2 of 1

      Vancouver’s Chinatown has gained another food spot, this time specializing in chicken.

      Freebird Chicken Shack has quietly opened inside Chinatown House (188 East Pender Street), offering a mostly Asian-inspired menu that’s perfectly appropriate for its location.

      Created by local chef Angus An (Maenam, Fat Mao, and Popina, among others), guests will find signature items like roasted whole chickens, Hainan chicken on rice, and chicken salad with crispy wontons.

      Other dishes include sandwiches (roast-chicken croissant sandwich, roti flatbread with chicken, and roti with condensed milk), pastries (pain au chocolat, almond croissant, and cookies), and soups (chicken broth, chicken rice soup, as well as chicken and instant noodles).

      The freshly baked croissants and cookies are provided by Elmo Baking Co., while French press coffee from East Van Roasters will be available.

      Dessert-lovers looking for a sugar fix will find coffee with ice cream, and Thai tea with ice cream.

      “I’m pleased to finally bring Freebird Chicken Shack to Vancouver,” An said in a press statement. “This kind of simple street food is one of the things I crave the most. It’s hands-on and fun to eat, and makes for an easy and satisfying lunch or dinner.”


      Follow Tammy Kwan on Twitter @ch0c0tam and Instagram @ch0c0tam.