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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:

 

ASIAN STYLE SALT CURED ROAST CHICKEN

FREEBIRD HOURS OF OPERATION:

5PM to 9PM

Tuesday – Saturday

Call 604-730-5675 to Order Freebird

           & Pick up at Maenam Restaurant!

 

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

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU FOR DINE OUT VANCOUVER JANUARY14-JANUARY 31!

NOW OPEN LUNCH

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY 12:00-2:00PM

FRI – SAT              5:00 PM – 10PM

SUN – THURS      5:00 PM – 09:00 PM 

 

 

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.

     

    FREEBIRD CHICKEN


    We are very sorry but Freebird will not be available Friday, January 21 We apologize for any inconvenience

    freebird whole chicken
    asian-style, salt cured chicken served with rice & soup
    please allow minimum of 30 minutes
    37
    freebird half chicken
    asian style salt cured roasted chicken served with rice & soup
    please allow for 30 mins
    21
    hainan chicken on rice
    served with soup
    16

    Sides


    sticky rice3

    Drink


    thai ice tea

    6
                                                                         
                                                                           

    LUNCH


    STARTERS


    brussels sprout salad (VG)
    fresh young lemongrass, lime juice, chili flakes, toasted almonds, garlic oil
    15
    green papaya salad
    roasted peanut, long green bean, cherry tomato, dried shrimp
    *can be prepared vegetarian/vegan
    15
    steamed local mussels
    fresh lemongrass, cherry tomato, nham Jim dressing
    16
    grilled thai house made pork sausage salad with crispy rice*contains gluten*
    house made pork sausage, coriander, lemongrass, ginger, fried shallot
    16
    tom ka coconut mushroom soup with banana blossom (VG) for 2 people
    banana blossom with variety of mushrooms
    25
    hot and sour soup of seafood for 2 people
    sturgeon, prawns & mussels with thai basil, bird's eye chilies
    25
    hot & sour soup of braised beef for 2 people
    tender braised beef, mushroom, taro stem, thai basil, bird's eye chilies
    25

    MAINS


    duck confit salad
    fresh mint, thai basil, sesame, tamarind dressing, longan
    23
    grilled prawn salad
    sustainable prawns, 'glorious organics' greens, nahm jim dressing
    23
    tofu larb salad (VG)
    toasted rice powder, fresh thai herbs
    22
    stir fried purple eggplant (VG)
    bird's eye chilies, fermented soy bean paste, fried thai baby garlic
    23
    massaman curry of beef
    aromatic & rich curry with peanuts, roasted yam, pineapple & fried shallots
    *can be prepared without peanuts
    24
    green curry of fresh local sturgeon
    sustainable sturgeon, cauliflower, grachai, green kale, apple eggplant, thai & holy basil
    24
    massaman vegetable curry (VG)
    aromatic & rich curry with peanuts, fresh baby corn, cauliflower,
    long bean

    *can be prepared without peanuts
    23
    8 spice ling cod
    crispy ling cod with green peppercorn, fried galangal, toasted chilies & makrut lime
    24
    stir fried beef with holy basil
    house minced hangar steak, bird's eye chili, garlic, fried egg
    served over rice
    23
    pad thai
    fresh rice noodle, tamarind, peanut, tofu, chive, egg, sustainable prawn
    23
    vegetarian pad thai (VG)
    fresh rice noodles, tamarind, peanuts, tofu, egg
    *can be prepared vegan
    21

    SIDE DISHES

    handmade roti4
    peanut sauce3

    DESSERTS


    traditional thai style dessert




    10
                                                 
                                                                           

    DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2022 LUNCH MENU


    Dine Out Vancouver 2022 2 course Lunch Menu

    For the classic thai dining experience please select 1 starter for your first course &
    1 salad + 1 curry + 1 stir fry to create your main course to be shared family style per 2 people

    extra courses added for odd number of guests

    Starters

    please select 1 starter per 2 guests
    steamed local mussel
    fresh lemongrass, tomato, red chili, thai basil, nam jim dipping sauce
    grilled thai sausage and crispy rice salad
    house made pork sausage with crispy curried rice puff, coriander, lemongrass, ginger, fried shallot
    brussel sprout salad (VG)
    fresh young lemongrass, lime juice, chili flake, toasted almond, garlic oil
    tom ka coconut mushroom soup with banana blossom (VG)
    variety of mushroom with thai herb
    hot & sour soup of seafood
    sturgeon, prawns & mussels with thai basil, bird's eye chilies
    hot & sour soup of braised beef
    tender braised beef, mushroom, taro stem, thai basil, bird's-eye chilies

    Mains


    please select 1 salad + 1 curry + 1 stirfry for your main course per 2 guests
    salads
    duck confit salad
    fresh mint, thai basil, sesame, longan, tamarind dressing
    larb tofu salad (VG)
    toasted rice powder, thai herbs
    grilled prawn salad
    sustainable prawns, 'glorious organics' greens, nahm jim dressing
    curry
    massaman curry of beef
    aromatic & rich curry with peanuts, roasted yam, pineapple & fried shallots
    *can be prepared without peanuts
    green curry of local sturgeon
    cauliflower, grachai, green kale,apple eggplant, holy & thai basil,/em>
    *can be prepared without peanuts
    massaman vegetable curry (VG)
    aromatic & rich curry with peanuts, fresh baby corn, cauliflower, long bean
    stir fry
    8 spice ling cod
    crispy ling cod, green peppercorns, fried galangal, toasted chilies & market lime
    3 flavour pork rib
    sweet, salty & spicy sauce with garlic, shallots & chilies
    stir fry of purple eggplant (VG)
    fermented soy bean paste, fried baby thai garlic, thai basil

    Dessert


    for an additional $5 per guest, please select 1 per guest
    sweet & sticky rice cake
    longan, jack fruit
    5
    taro & yam dumpling
    warm coconut cream, pandan, young coconut
    5
                                                                     
                                                                           

    DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2022 DINNER MENU


    Dine Out Vancouver 2022 Dinner


    January 14-January 31, 2022
    During Dine Out, we will be offering the Dine Out Menu exclusively for Dining in

    Dine In Only

    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 savory.
    For the classic Thai dining experience please select ONE starter for your first course & then ONE salad
    + ONE curry + ONE stir fry to create your main course to share per 2 guests.
    Each guest will select their own dessert. Enjoy!
    $57 per person

    STARTERS


    please select ONE starter per 2 guests
    steamed local mussels
    fresh lemongrass, cherry tomato, bird's eye chilies, thai basil, accompanied by a nahm jim dipping sauce

    OR


    grilled thai sausage & crispy rice salad
    house made pork sausage, crispy curried rice puffs, coriander, ginger, fried shallots

    OR


    brussels sprout salad
    fresh lemongrass, lime juice, chili flakes, toasted almonds, garlic oil

    OR


    hot & sour soup of braised beef
    tender braised beef, mushroom, taro stem, thai basil, bird's eye chilies

    OR


    hot & sour soup of seafood
    sturgeon, prawns, mussels, thai basil, bird's eye chilies

    OR


    tom ka coconut mushroom soup (VG)
    medley of mushrooms, thai herbs, bird's eye chilies

    MAIN COURSE


    please select ONE salad, ONE curry and ONE stir fry per 2 guests to create your main course
    SALAD

    duck confit salad
    fresh mint, thai basil, sesame, tamarind dressing, longan

    OR


    grilled prawn salad
    sustainable prawns, thai herbs, wild greens, nahm jim dressing

    OR


    tofu larb salad (VG)
    toasted rice powder, chili, fresh lime juice
    CURRY

    massaman curry of beef
    aromatic & rich peanut curry with roasted yam, pineapple, fried shallot *contains peanuts

    OR


    green curry of sturgeon
    cauliflower, grachai, green kale, thai & holy basil

    OR


    massaman vegetable curry (VG)
    aromatic & rich peanut curry with fresh baby corn, cauliflower, long bean *contains peanuts
    STIR FRY

    8 spice ling cod
    crispy ling cod iwith green peppercorn, fried garlic, thai basil, makrut lime, fried galangal, toasted chili

    OR


    3 flavour pork rib
    sweet, salty & spicy with garlic, shallots & chilies

    OR


    purple eggplant stirfry
    fermented soy bean paste, fried thai baby garlic, thai basil

    DESSERTS


    please select ONE dessert per person
    taro & yam dumpling
    warm coconut cream with pandan

    OR


    sweet & sticky rice cake
    longan, jack fruit
                                           
                                                                           

    DINNER TAKE OUT MENU


    DINNER TAKE OUT MENU



    Enjoy 15% discount for take-out ala carte orders

    STARTERS

    brussel sprout salad (VG)
    fresh young lemongrass, lime juice, chili flake, toasted almond, garlic oil
    16
    steamed local mussels
    fresh lemongrass, tomato, red chili, thai basil with nam Jim sauce
    17
    grilled thai sausage and crispy rice salad
    house made pork sausage, coriander, lemongrass, ginger, fried shallot
    18
    tom ka coconut mushroom soup (VG) for 2 people
    variety of mushroom with thai herbs
    27
    hot & sour soup of braised beef
    tender braised beef, mushroom, taro stem, thai basil, bird's eye chilies
    27
    hot & sour soup of seafood for 2 people
    mussel, prawn, sturgeon, oyster mushroom, holy basil
    29

    MAINS


    northern style duck leg salad
    longan, thai basil, northern dried spice dressing
    28
    grilled prawn salad
    sustainable prawns, wild greens, thai herbs, nahm jim dressing
    28
    tofu larb salad (VG)
    toasted rice powder, thai herbs
    27
    massaman vegetable curry
    aromatic & rich curry with peanuts, roasted yam, pineapple & fried shallots
    *can be prepared without peanuts
    29
    green curry of local sturgeon
    aromatic green curry with fresh sustainable sturgeon cauliflower, grachai, green kale, thai & holy basil
    32
    massaman curry of beef
    tender beef in an aromatic & rich curry with peanuts, roasted yam, pineapple & fried shallots
    *can be prepared without peanuts
    32
    8 spice lingcod
    crispy lingcod, green peppercorn, fried galangal, toasted chilies, makrut lime
    31
    3 flavour pork rib
    sweet, salty & spicy sauce with garlic, shallots & chilies
    32
    stir-fried purple eggplant
    fermented soybean paste, fried thai baby garlic, thai basil
    *contains gluten*
    30
    pad thai fresh rice noodle, tamarind, peanut, tofu, chives, egg, sustainable prawns
    *contains peanuts and shrimp
    25
    vegetarian pad thai
    can be prepared vegan
    fresh rice noodle, tamarind, peanut, tofu, chives, egg
    23

    DESSERTS

    daily dessert

    10

    SIDE DISHES

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

    DINNER-TAKE OUT CHEF'S MENU


    Take out Chef's Menu


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

    Signature Chef's Menu


    Family Style Sharing for 2 -3 People
    110
    hot & sour soup of braised beef
    with Thai basil & bird's eye chilies

    grilled prawn salad
    with 'glorious organics' greens

    massaman beef curry
    aromatic & rich peanut curry with pineapple, yam & roasted shallot

    8 Spice ling cod
    crispy ling cod, green peppercorns, fried galangal, market lime

    steamed jasmine rice

    sweet sticky rice cake
    with longan & jack fruit

    Pescatarian Chef's Menu


    Family Style Sharing for 2-3 People
    110
    hot & sour soup of seafood
    sturgeon, mussels & prawns, thai basil, bird's eye chilies

    grilled prawn salad
    'glorious organics' greens

    green curry of sturgeon
    cauliflower, grachai, green kale, thai & holy basil

    8 spice ling cod
    crispy ling cod, green peppercorns, toasted chilies, fried galangal, market lime

    steamed jasmine rice

    sweet sticky rice cake
    with longan & jackfruit

    Vegetarian Chef's Menu


    Family Style Sharing for 2-3 People
    110
    tom ka coconut mushroom soup
    medley of mushrooms, thai herbs, bird's eye chilies

    tofu larb salad
    toasted rice powder, thai herbs

    massaman curry of vegetables
    aromatic & rich peanut curry with fresh baby corn, cauliflower, long bean

    purple eggplant stirfry
    fermented soybean paste, fried thai baby garlic, thai basil

    steamed jasmine rice

    sweet sticky rice cake
    with longan & jackfruit
           
                                                                           

    FROZEN READY-TO-EAT MEALS


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

     

     

    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

     

     

    Want to say hello? Want to know more about us?
    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!

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