FRESH & LOCAL MARKET + KITCHENS CELEBRATES LUNAR NEW YEAR
Clement Ng and the team at YYC Dim Sum and TeAmo Fruit Tea have been honing their dim sum offering since launching it last summer. Chef Clement’s approach to Hong Kong-style small bites is creative and beautiful with special attention paid to presentation. Sample your faves with mochi bun flights, steam-bun flights, dumpling flights and more. Call in advance to ensure availability.
Felise Vizcarra has been serving up Filipino-style siomai dumplings from her Siomai Queen kiosk for the past three years. What’s the difference between Filipino and Chinese siomai? Vizcarra says it’s all in the dipping sauce.
“Chinese-style uses chili oil,” she says. “We use a chili garlic crunch. Not too spicy and very good.” We can confirm it is, indeed, very good.
Finally, we pop in on our friends at Expat Asia, where you will always find something delicious on the go. In honour of Year of the Dragon, we had the Badass Dragon Noodles featuring black garlic confit, French truffle oil, crispy pork belly, 63-degree sous vide eggs, real Parmesan cheese and Korean chili: talk about a delicious east/west fusion. Chef/co-owner Joel Matthews says the team always cooks up something special for Lunar New Year and this year will be no different. Make sure you pop by around Feb. 10 for a limited-time dish (it was still a secret at press time.) Speaking of TBD, Joel says they’re looking at a potential second location in Marda Loop. Watch for more news on that!
Fresh and Local Market & Kitchens | 12445 Lake Fraser Dr. S.E. | 403.475.4155 | freshandlocal.ca