Vancouver's first Fat Mao Noodles restaurant was launched in Chinatown seven years ago,
Now, Angus An and his Thailand-born wife, Kate Auewattanakorn, are preparing to open another one of these outlets in the city.
The newest Fat Mao Noodles will be at 983 Helmcken Street. In addition to noodles, it will serve housemade broths and tofu, seafood, and seasonal vegetable salads.
"People connect deeply with this style of comfort food, and it has encouraged me to bring our one-bowl meals to a new corner of the city," An said in a company news release.
The 25-seat restaurant will become the eight establishment under An's leadership.
An's other restaurants include the award-winning Maenam (1938 West 4th Avenue), Longtail Kitchen at Westminster Quay, Freebird Chicken Shack (188 East Pender Street), Sen Pad Thai (Unit 7 1666 Johnston Street, Granville Island), and Popina Canteen (1691 Johnston Street, Granville Island).
He's a graduate of the New York–based French Culinary Institute and, after immersing himself in French cuisine in Montreal, later worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in London before returning to Vancouver in 2006.
An is also a graduate of UBC's fine arts department.