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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Soon to be the perfect spot for lunch break or before a movie in downtown Vancouver, Fat Mao Noodles’ brand new location will bring heartwarming meals to a city hungry inhabitants, workers and visitors. Celebrity chef and restaurateur Angus An’s second Fat Mao restaurant stays true to the original inspiration of the family-run street stall and pick-your-own-noodle tradition behind the original Chinatown location. Located at 983 Helmcken Street, Fat Mao Noodles will serve the five flavors of Thai cuisine – sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy – with its sought-after noodle snacks and soups starting Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
An has immersed himself in Thai cuisine for over a decade and now has six Thai-focused restaurants under his belt. His ability to keep his restaurants fresh and interesting stems from his wanderlust, which includes regular visits to Thailand.
“Fat Mao is an ode to small showcases passed down through several family generations who specialize in making a single dish over and over again,” An explains. “I want our guests to grab a stool and enjoy a bowl of their favorite noodle with a good novel for years to come.”
While the small and focused downtown menu features many fan favorites from the original Fat Mao, it will also feature a handful of mouth-watering dishes ranging from ceviche to rotating flavors of shaved ice (you read that right – shaved ice!) which are exclusive to the new location. Early highlights include braised breast noodles served with Asian celery and fried garlic; Nam Ngaio – a Nordic-style tender pork rib noodle dish with pig’s blood cake, red cotton flower and fermented soybeans; Albacore tuna ceviche, aromatic herb vinaigrette and crispy taro; and Thai tea shaved ice for a sweet finish, served with grass jelly and condensed milk with Thai iced tea panna cotta.
The distinctive interior of this casual 25-seat noodle restaurant was designed by An himself with the help of his carpenter Denis Lafreiere and mirrors that of Chinatown’s first restaurant. Guests will be greeted by an open kitchen equipped only with induction hobs and run solely by Fat Mao’s chef and head chef, Sai Woranut Pounpakons. There’s an abundance of natural light in the open, airy room, courtesy of many street-facing windows, and the modern aesthetic is punctuated by pine woodwork and splashes of smoky blue. Eye-catching elements provide playful accents throughout the space, including a Bocci-designed “noodle” pearlescent light and charming trinkets depicting the restaurant’s lucky cat mascot. A custom contemporary painting by An’s longtime friend, artist George Vergette, is set to be installed later in September.
Fat Mao Noodles is located in the Wall Center in Burrard and Helmcken, with the offices of the Royal Thai Consulate General as neighbors, and is within walking distance of St. Paul’s Hospital as well as many hotels, theaters and venues. concert. A liquor license and a cocktail list are in preparation; in the meantime, the restaurant will serve as a hub for solo meals, quick lunches and pre-game meals accompanied by a delicious mango, guava or lychee juice.
As summer turns into fall and the city slips into the comforts of routine, Fat Mao will be ready for cooler weather with his warm, welcoming service and bowls of steaming noodles. Open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Tuesday, September 6.
About Fat Mao NoodlesFat Mao– meaning “prosperous cat” in Cantonese – is chef Angus An’s casual, 25-seat open-kitchen restaurant with a focus on Thai-style noodle soups, as well as side dishes and drinks from Asia from the South East. Tasty homemade broths and local noodles are accompanied by small dishes of BC seafood, homemade tofu and seasonal vegetable salads. Chef Angus recommends customizing your noodles with your choice of spicy sauces, tangy oils and vinegars to customize your own fun, comforting and interactive meal.
The original Fat Mao Noodles is located in Chinatown at 217 E. Georgia St. and is open 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. seven days a week. Chef Angus’ all-new Fat Mao Noodles is located in downtown Vancouver at 983 , rue Helmcken, and is open from 11.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday.
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Media Contact: Katharine Manson, Katharine Manson Communications [email protected] 604-318-9690
Fat Mao Noodle Downtown Vancouver
Fat Mao Noodles opens downtown Vancouver on September 6
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