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FREEBIRD AT HOME BY MAENAM

Freebird Comes Home To Maenam:

One of our most beloved sister restaurants has returned home.  Freebird Chicken will move into Maenam start August 18, 2020.  we will be offering take out and deliveries right in our Kits location.  You can now bring your favourite chickens to the beach or enjoy dinner at Maenam and order Freebird to bring home for lunch the next day!

www.freebirdchickens.com

Take Out Menu: (Delivery to Follow)

FREEBIRD HOURS OF OPERATION:

Place an order from 3:30pm 

Wednesday to Saturday

Pick up from 4:30pm – 8:45pm

Call 604-730-5675 to Order

 

Maenam: A Fresh Approach to Thai Cooking

By Angus An
Available August 4, 2020

Foreword by David Thompson and Normand Laprise

 

More than 100 flavor-driven Thai recipes built on technique, balance, tradition, and innovation from award-winning chef Angus An.

 

 


ABOUT THE BOOK

 

In Maenam, chef Angus An takes you on his ongoing journey of discovering Thai cuisine and shows how to blend traditional Thai flavors and cooking techniques with local, seasonal inspirations from the west coast. With Angus’s foolproof instructions, Maenam offers the foundation to modern Thai cuisine for adventurous cooks of all skill levels. Filled with over 100 of his signature recipes, each meal balances robust, intense ingredients with his approach to Thai food’s clear, sharp flavours. Transform your kitchen with snacks inspired by Thai street vendors, quick to prepare noodles and one-bowl meals, light- and full-bodied soups to have all year-round, flavorful and protein-filled salads, seasoned stir fries, killer curries, and refreshing desserts.

 

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ADVANCE PRAISE

 

“Maenam exudes freshness and flavor. Citrusy lemongrass and spicy Nahm Prik are almost palpable flicking through Angus An’s modern homage to Thai cooking. This is a sure inspiration for many meals to come.”

—Yotam Ottolenghi

 

“Chef Angus An’s fresh, light and innovative approach to Thai cuisine is equally influenced by family and personal experiences, his mentor David Thompson’s teachings, the ingredients of the great Pacific Northwest and his skill and background in French cooking technique. The result is a very appealing collection of recipes that, while appearing elevated and refined, are very approachable for the home cook. This handsome book will be a welcome addition to my collection and should be part of yours as well!”
—Andy Ricker, chef/owner of Pok Pok Restaurants

 

“Angus An’s elevation of Thai cuisine through aesthetic, intensity and high skill have made him a national treasure. This book is visually stunning and a study in one soul’s personal and original Thai cooking.”
—David McMillan, author and chef/co-owner of Joe Beef Restaurant Group

 

“Angus An’s Maenam is a useful and inspiring cookbook that shows how to create Thai dishes with fresh and local ingredients. Both home cooks and professional chefs can find dishes with layered and balanced flavors as well as exciting techniques. From street food to dessert recipes, it is a wonderful celebration of Thai cuisine, and a must-have cookbook for every kitchen.”
—Chef Susur Lee

 

“Angus takes iconic flavors of Thai cuisine and transforms them into creative, elegant, and absolutely gorgeous dishes. The perfect blend of traditional and modern, Maenam is a truly unique Thai cookbook.”
—Pailin Chongchitnant, author of Hot Thai Kitchen

Located in the heart of Kitsilano on bustling West 4th Avenue, Maenam serves authentic Thai cuisine with innovative twists on centuries-old recipes.

 

From family-style dining to riffs on Thai street food, Chef Angus An’s menu balances intense fresh flavours with seasonal ingredients and locally sourced products. Maenam’s menu is served alongside an inspired cocktail card, informed beer list and extensive selection of wines served by-the-glass or bottle.

LOCATION

1938 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5

PHONE

604 730 5579

HOURS

ORDER FROM 3:30PM & PICK-UP FROM:

MON – THU 04:30PM – 09:00PM

FRI & SAT 04:30PM – 09:30PM

SUNDAY 04:30PM – 09:00PM

 

 

 

 

 

ANGUS AN | EXECUTIVE CHEF / OWNER

  • ANGUS AN

    Executive Chef / Owner

    “I love those hugely intense, bright flavours in Thai cuisine.”

Chef Angus An is a graduate of New York’s prestigious French Culinary Institute, where he worked under the world’s culinary greats including Jacques Pépin, Alain Sailhac and André Soltner, and later apprenticed at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s legendary Jo-Jo. After graduating from the FCI, Angus trained under Chef Normand Laprise at Montréal’s Toqué before moving to London, UK, where he worked at Michelin-starred restaurants including The Ledbury and The Fat Duck. Following this he cooked at Chef David Thompson’s famed Nahm, which is also where Angus met his wife, Kate.

 

Upon returning to Vancouver, Kate and Angus opened their first restaurant, Gastropod. Lauded by diners and critics alike, Gastropod received several awards for cuisine and atmosphere before closing its doors in 2009. In May of that year, Maenam was born. Serving authentic Thai dishes, the kitchen at Maenam is directed by both Angus and Thai-born Kate. Perennial winner of Vancouver Magazine’s “Best Thai” award, Maenam has also received rave reviews from The New York Times, USA Today, and Food & Wine.

 

In 2013 Chef Angus opened Longtail Kitchen at River Market in the Vancouver suburb of New Westminster. Longtail has flourished as a casual dining destination at River Market. In August 2015 Chef Angus opened Fat Mao to serve a range of Asian noodle dishes in Vancouver’s Chinatown, and opened Freebird Chicken Shack in the Fall of 2015.

 

Learn more about Chef Angus An.


MIKE TUANGKITKUN | CHEF DE CUISINE

  • MIKE TUANGKITKUN

    Chef de Cuisine

    Mike first entered the kitchen as a child, cooking family meals with his grandfather in his home country of Thailand before moving to Canada at age 15. After starting a degree in mechanical engineering, it became clear that his true passion lay in cooking, and he enrolled in Vancouver’s Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. After graduation he landed a coveted position at Vancouver’s West restaurant, and later joined the team at Maenam. Now as Chef de Cuisine, Mike trains staff and upholds the high standards in the kitchen, using refined French technique to cook authentic Thai cuisine. Mike’s Thai background gives his cooking a traditional perspective to which he adds a modern Canadian twist. “People think Thai food is only spicy, but it’s very complex,” he says, and it touches on all tastes: salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami.

     

    When he’s not cooking, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, and he recently became a father to twin boys. He loves to travel with the whole family, and together they’ve visited Spain, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand. Returning to Thailand as often as possible, Mike now sees the cuisine in a new light, and his insight into the traditional ingredients and methods drive his inspiration at Maenam.


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    OUR MENU

    Thai meals are best enjoyed when dishes are shared amongst family and friends. Traditionally, each dish should contribute to the balance of four main styles: hot, sour, sweet and salty. Maenam offers a selection of dishes from each style of dish, designed to enrich your Thai dining experience. Chef An's dishes are based on traditional Thai recipes, with innovative twists that allow for local, sustainably harvested, organic ingredients whenever possible.

     

    DINNER-TAKE OUT


    DINNER TAKE-OUT MENU

    STARTERS

    brussel sprout salad (VG)
    fresh young lemongrass, lime juice, chili flake, toasted almond, garlic oil
    16
    green papaya salad (VG)
    toasted peanut, cherry tomato, long green bean
    16
    crispy chicken wings
    toasted rice powder, pak-chi, tamarind dipping sauce
    17
    grilled thai sausage and crispy rice salad
    house made pork sausage, coriander, lemongrass, ginger, fried shallot
    ***contain gluten***
    17
    tom ka coconut mushroom soup (VG)
    varieties of mushroom, thai herbs
    23
    tom ka coconut chicken soup
    roasted chicken, mushrooms, thai herbs
    25
    hot & sour soup of prawn
    galangal, bird's eye chili, lemongrass, coriander
    25

    MAINS


    larb tofu salad (VG)
    toasted rice, toasted chili, thai herbs
    25
    grilled salmon salad
    wild local salmon, toasted peanuts, young coconut, thai herbs, nham jim dressing
    26
    thai style grilled pork jowl BBQ
    herb salad, caramelized coriander seed dipping sauce
    26
    vegetarian turmeric gati curry (VG)
    southern style curry with grilled broccolini, cauliflower, yam, silken tofu
    27
    panang curry of chicken
    aromatic and rich peanut curry, cauliflower, thai basil, kaffir lime
    ***contain peanut***
    28
    green curry of local sturgeon
    aromatic green curry, cauliflower, grachai, green kale, thai & holy basil
    29
    panang curry of lamb shankSOLD OUT
    aromatic and rich peanut curry, cauliflower, thai basil, kaffir lime
    ***contain peanut***
    33
    3-flavored lingcod
    crispy lingcod with caramelized palm sugar
    29
    stir-fried purple eggplant & crispy pork jowl**can be prepared as vegetarian**
    stir-fried crispy pork rib, baby corn with aromatic chili, ginger, garlic sauce
    ***contain gluten***
    27/24
    pad thai ( can be prepared as vegan / vegetarian )
    fresh rice noodle, tamarind, peanut, tofu, chives, egg, sustainable prawns
    ***contains peanut and shrimp***
    21/19

    DESSERTS

    mor kaeng
    thai taro custard cake with crispy shallot
    10

    SIDE DISHES

    thai jasmine rice complimentary for pick-up order3
    hand made roti4
    peanut sauce3

    DINNTER-TAKE OUT CHEF'S MENU


    Take Out Chef's Menu


    3 Styles of Chef's menu are available for take out.

    Chef's Menu


    Family Style Sharing minumum 2 People
    $49 per person

    Starter


    tom yum soup of sturgeon

    Mains


    grilled salmon salad
    panang curry of roasted duck ***contain peanut***
    pork and eggplant stir fried

    Dessert


    taro mor kaeng with coconut cream



    Pescatarian Chef's Menu


    Family Style Sharing minimum 2 People
    $49 per person

    Starter


    tom yum prawn soup

    Mains


    grilled salmon salad
    green curry of local sturgeon
    3-flavor lingcod

    Dessert


    taro mor kaeng with coconut cream

    Vegetarian Chef's Menu


    Family Style Sharing minimum 2 People
    $47 per person

    Starter


    tom ka vegetarian soup

    Mains


    spicy tofu salad
    turmeric gati curry of cauliflower and rapini
    stir fried purple eggplant with thai basil

    Dessert


    taro mor kaeng with coconut cream



    FROZEN READY-TO-EAT MEAL


    Northern Style Kao Soi Curry of Chicken
    20
    Gati Turmeric Curry of Halibut Cheek
    20
    Panang Curry of Braised Beef
    **contain peanuts
    20
    Black Pepper Sauce
    **contain daily products
    12

    TAKE OUT WINERY


    Take out Wines

    bottle
    sanghinal 'sottal leve' 2018, moscatel blend, lisboa, portugal
    This refreshing (and organic) wine from Portugal is light, has a touch of sweetness, and has a touch of spritz to it - the perfect sunshine wine. The palate bursts with tropical fruit and floral flavours.This wine is a delicious complement to our hot and sour soup, the 8-spiced lingcod, and our green curry of local sturgeon.
    35
    fitzpatrick family 'Fitz' sparkling pinot blanc 2017, okanagan valley, bc
    This lively local sparkling wine is 100% pinot blanc. This is a versatile, brut-style sparkling with loads of green and yellow apple flavours. This pairs well with most of our menu items, especially the papaya salad, steamed mussels, and vegetarian turmeric gati.
    45
    blue mountain chardonnay 2018, okanagan valley, bc
    This local chardonnay is a well-balanced style: lots of fresh acidity, bright lemon curd flavours, and just a touch of texture and oak on the palate to give it some added body and richness. Pairs well with the whole menu, especially our tom ka soups, sausage salad, and the panang chicken curry.
    50
    ferraton pere et fils 'crozes-hermitage' 2018, syrah, rhone, france
    This spicy (and organic) French syrah is exactly what you would hope for in a medium-bodied dry syrah, with a palate of dark fruits and berries, black pepper, and sage. This wine suits meat dishes, especially our thai style grilled pork, penang curry lamb shank, stir-fried eggplant and crispy pork jowl, and our panang curry of lamb shank.
    55
    henry pelle 'sancerre rouge' 2015, pinot noir, loire, france
    This elegant (and organic) French pinot noir is classic. Light-bodied, very lively acidity, featuring beautiful aromas of fresh flowers and bursting with red cherry and red berry flavours. This is a versatile wine that pairs well with our chicken wings, grilled salmon salad, and pad thai.
    60

    Maenam Gift Certificates

    Now available online in denominations of $50.00 CAD. Please allow 1-2 days to process your orders before mailing out Gift Certificates. Please also indicate accurate mailing information or pick up instructions at our restaurant when completing your order on PayPal.

    AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

    • our phone number

      604 730 5579

    • our location

      1938 West 4th Avenue
      Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5

    • our email

      info@maenam.ca

    • our lunch hours

      TUES–SAT 12 – 2:30PM

    • our dinner hours

      SUN–THURS 5 – 10PM
      FRI–SAT 5 – 11PM

     

     

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    Give us a call or send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
    We would love to hear from you!

     

    Unfortunately, we do not take reservations through the contact box below. For reservations, please call us at 604 730 5579 or click on the reservations button just on top of the menus section above!

    LONGTAIL KITCHEN

    RIVER MARKET
    #116 810 Quayside Drive
    New Westminster, BC
    Canada V6M 3B9
    604 553 3855
    longtailkitchen.com


    FAT MAO NOODLES

    CHINATOWN
    217 E Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada V6A 1Z6
    604-569-8192
    fatmaonoodles.com


    FREEBIRD CHICKEN SHACK

    KITSILANO

    1938 W4th Ave,
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada V6J 1M5
    604-730-5675
    freebirdchickens.com


    SEN PAD THAI

    PUBLIC MARKET, GRANVILLE ISLAND
    #281- 1689 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada V6H 3R5
    604-428-7900
    senpadthai.com