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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:

12pm to 8pm

Tuesday to Saturday

Call 604-730-5675 to Order Freebird

           & Pick up at Maenam Restaurant!

                                                        For Maenam, please call 604 730 5579

 

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

LUNCH
TUES – SAT 12:00PM – 2:00PM

DINNER
DAILY 5:00PM – 9:30PM

 

 

 

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.

     

    DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2021 LUNCH-DINE IN


    DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2021 LUNCH - À LA CARTE

    Traditional Thai dishes are best enjoyed when dishes are shared among family and friends. Maenam offers a a complete flavor in spicy, sour, sweet, and savory.
    For the classic Thai dining experience, please choose1 STARTER for your first course & 1 SALAD and 1 STIR FRY to create your MAIN COURSE to share per 2 people
    $37 per person
    Family Sharing Style Minimum for 2 People
    À LA CARTE menu also available for lunch service for the customers who prefer to enjoy individual dish with the price per dish.

    STARTERS


    please select 1 dish to share per 2 people for SET menu, or select any dishes for à la carte.
    steamed local mussels
    fresh lemongrass, cherry tomato, nam jim dressing
    $15
    grilled thai house made pork sausage salad with crispy rice
    house made pork sausage, coriander, lemongrass, ginger, fried shallot
    $15
    brussel sprout salad (VG)
    fresh young lemongrass, lime juice, garlic oil, chili flake, toasted almond
    $14
    tom yum chicken soup
    taro stem, thai basil, oyster mushroom
    $23
    hot and sour soup of local sturgeon
    lemongrass, oyster mushroom, galangal, thai basil
    $23
    tom ka coconut soup
    banana blossom with variety of mushrooms
    $23

    MAINS


    please select 1 salad + 1 curry + 1 stir fry to share per 2 people for SET menu, or select any dishes for à la carte.

    Salad


    grilled chicken salad
    pomelo, crispy fried shallot
    $20
    grilled sustainable prawn salad
    mixed greens, spicy dressing
    $20
    spicy tofu slad
    thai herbs, toasted rice, tosted chili, spicy dressing
    $20

    Curry


    panang curry of braised beef***contain peanut***
    aromatic and rich peanut curry with eggplant, thai basil
    $20
    seafood turmeric gati curry
    southern style curry with mussels, prawns, halibuts, ikura, makrut lime
    $20
    vegetarian gati curry
    grilled cauliflower, broccolini & silken tofu
    $20

    Stir Fry


    lingcod with 8-spiced sauce
    caramelized palm suger with 8 thai herbs
    $20
    stir fried chicken with cashew nut
    fresh baby corn, water chestnut. thai basil
    $18
    stir fried crispy pork jowl with purple eggplentcan be prepared as vegetarian
    fermented soybean paste, fried thai baby garlic, thai basil
    $18 / $17

    DESSERTS

    highlighted traditional Thai dessert as an option
    mor kaeng
    thai hazelnut custard cake

    or

    thai sweet sticky rice cake
    with coconut cream
    additional $5/ person

    SIDE DISHES


    These items are excluded from our lunch SET MENUM
    pad thai***contain prawns***and peanut
    fresh rice noodle, tamarind, peanut, tofu, chieve, egg, sustainable prawn

    also can be prepared as vegan or vegetarian
    $20 / $18
    stir fried beef with holy basil
    house minced hangar steak, bird's eye chili, garlic, fried egg served over rice
    $18
    handmade roti$4
    peanut sauce$3

    DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2021 LUNCH-TAKE OUT


    DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2021 LUNCH - TAKE OUT SET MENU

    Chef's Menu


    Family Style Sharing for 2 Minimum 2 People
    $37 per person

    STARTER


    grilled thai sausage and crispy rice salad
    house made pork sausage, coriander, lemongrass, fried shallot

    MAINS


    grilled prawn salad
    sustainable prawn, mixed green, spicy dressing

    and

    panang curry of braised beef***contain peanut***
    aromatic and rich peanut curry with cauliflower, eggplant, thai basil

    and

    lingcod with 8-spiced sauce
    caramelized palm sugar with 8 spiced herbs

    DESSERTS


    traditional thai dessert as an option

    mor kaeng
    thai hazelnut custard cake, crispy shallot

    or

    thai sweet sticky rice cake
    with coconut cream
    additional $5 per person

    DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2021 DINNER-DINE IN CHEF'S MENU


    Dine Out Vancouver 2021 Dinner


    a la carte will also be available
    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 choose 1 starter, for your first course and then 1 salad+1 curry+ 1 stir fry to create your main course to share per 2 people.
    $48 per person
    Wine Paring
    Additional $35 per person

    STARTERS


    please select one starter per 2 guests
    steamed local mussels
    fresh lemongrass, cherry tomato, nam jim dressing
    or
    grilled thai house made pork sausage salad with crispy rice
    house fermented pork sausage with crispy curried rice puffs, coriander,lemongrass, ginger, fried shallots
    or
    brussel sprout salad (VG)
    toasted almonds, lemon juice, chili flakes, garlic oil
    or
    tom yum chicken soup
    taro stem, oyster mushroom
    or
    hot and sour soup of local sturgeon
    galangal, thai basil
    or
    tom ka coconut soup (VG)
    banana blossom with variety of mushrooms

    MAIN COURSE


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

    grilled chicken salad
    pomelo, crispy fried shallots
    or
    grilled sustainable prawn salad
    mixed greens & spicy dressing
    or
    spicy tofu salad
    toasted rice & chili, thai herbs
    CURRY

    panang curry of braised beed***contain peanut***
    aromatic & rich peanut curry, eggplant, thai basil
    or
    seafood turmeric gati curry
    makrut lime, ikura
    or
    vegetarian turmeric gati curry (VG)
    grilled cauliflower & broccolini, silken tofu
    STIR FRY

    lingcod with 8-spiced sauce
    caramelized palm sugar with 8 thai herbs
    or
    stir fried chicken with cashew nuts
    fresh baby corn & water chestnut
    or
    stir fried crispy pork jowl with purple eggplant**can be prepared as vegetarian**
    fermented soybean paste, fried thai baby garlic, thai basil

    DESSERTS


    please select one dessert per person
    mor kaeng
    thai hazelnut custard cake
    or
    thai sweet sticky rice cake
    with coconut cream

    DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2021 DINNER-TAKE OUT CHEF'S MENU


    Dine Out Vancouver 2021 Take Out Chef's Menu


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

    Chef's Menu


    Family Style Sharing Minimum 2 People
    $48 per person

    Starter



    northern style hot & sour soup with roasted chicken
    cherry tomato, galangal, holy basil, bird's eye chili, lemongrass

    Mains


    grilled prawn salad
    mixed organic greens, fresh herbs, nam jim dressing
    panang curry of braised beef ***contain peanut***
    aromatic & rich peanut curry with cauliflower, eggplant, roasted shallot, thai basil
    stir fried pork jowl with purple eggplant
    fermented soybean paste, fried thai baby garlic, thai basil

    Desserts


    mor kaeng
    thai hazelnut custard cake with crispy shallot
    thai sweet sticky rice cake
    with coconut cream


    Pescatarian Chef's Menu


    Family Style Sharing Minimum for 2 People
    $48 per person

    Starter



    hot and sour soup of local sturgeon
    galangal, holy basil, lemongrass, bird's eye chili

    Mains


    grilled prawn salad
    mixed organic greens, fresh herbs, nam jim dressing
    seafood turmeric gati curry
    mussel, halibut, prawn, kaffir lime
    lingcod with 8-spiced sauce
    8 herbs, shimeji mushroom, chili jam, galangal, lemongrass, toasted chili

    Desserts


    mor kaeng
    thai hazelnut custard cake with crispy shallot
    thai sweet sticky rice cake
    with coconut cream

    Vegetarian Chef's Menu


    Family Style Sharing Minimum for 2 People
    $48 per person

    Starter



    tom ka coconut soup with banana blossom and mushroom
    variety of mushroom, thai basil, pak chi, lemongrass

    Mains


    spicy tofu salad
    thai herbs, toasted rice, toasted chili, shallot
    turmeric gati curry of cauliflower and rapini
    southern style curry with vegetables, roasted shallot, silken tofu
    stir fried purple eggplant with thai basil
    fermented soybean paste, fried thai baby garlic, thai basil

    Desserts


    mor kaeng
    thai hazelnut custard cake with crispy shallot
    thai sweet sticky rice cake
    with coconut cream



    DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2021 DINNER-TAKE OUT A-LA-CARTE MENU


    DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2021 LUNCH - TAKE OUT - À LA CARTE MENU

    STARTERS

    steamed local mussels
    fresh lemongrass, cherry tomato, red chili, thai basil, nam jim sauce
    $16
    grilled thai sausage and crispy rice salad
    house made pork sausage, coriander, lemongrass, ginger, fried shallot
    $16
    brussel sprout salad (VG)
    fresh young lemongrass, lime juice, chili flake, toasted almond, garlic oil
    $15
    tom yum roasted chicken soup
    taro stem, thai basil, oyster mushroom
    $25
    hot and sour soup of local sturgeon
    sustainable sturgeon, oyster mushroom, thai basil, galangal, lemongrass
    $25
    tom ka coconut mushroom soup
    banana blossom, variety of mushroom, thai herbs
    $23

    MAINS


    grilled chicken salad
    pomelo, crispy fried shallot
    $25
    grilled prawn salad
    sustainable prawns, mixed greens, nam-jim dressing
    $25
    spicy tofu salad (VG)
    toasted rice, toasted chili, thai herbs
    $23
    penang curry of braised beef***contains peanut***
    aromatic and rich peanut curry, cauliflower, thai basil, kaffir lime
    $28
    seafoods turmeric gati curry
    southern style curry, makrut lime leaves, ikura, shrimps, mussel, halibut
    $28
    vegetarian turmeric gati curry (VG)
    southern style curry with grilled broccolini, cauliflower, yam, silken tofu
    $27
    lingcod with 8-spiced sauce
    caramelized palm sugar with 8 -spiced herbs
    $28
    stir fried chicken with cashew nuts
    fresh baby corn, water chestnut, thai basil
    $26
    stir fried pork jowl with purple eggplent( can be prepared as vegetarian )
    fermented soybean paste, fried thai baby garlic, thai basil
    $27 / $24
    pad thai ( can be prepared as vegan / vegetarian )
    fresh rice noodle, tamarind, peanut, tofu, chives, egg, sustainable prawns
    ***contains peanut and shrimp***
    $20 / $18

    DESSERTS

    mor kaeng
    thai hazelnut custard cake with crispy shallot
    $10
    thai sweet sticky rice
    with coconut cream
    $10

    SIDE DISHES

    thai jasmine ricecomplimentary for pick-up order$3
    hand made roti$4
    peanut sauce$3

    VALENTINE'S 2021 SPECIAL


    VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL MENU 2021


    a special dish authentic Thai taste for Valentine's Day
    ***pre-order before 13th February 2021***
    grilled wagyu beef salad28
    whole fresh seabass with 8-spiced sauce48
    black pepper lobster95

    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

    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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