JANUARY 22ND, 2010
Vancouver's hottest temple of Thai food, Maenam, just refreshed its menu (and our cocktails) as we pulled up our chairs for a sneak peek.
Still on are the crispy, battered B.C. Golden Mantle oysters ($8), lest there be riots in the mean street of Kitsilano. We recommend the hot and sour Sloping Hills pork soup ($16 for two), the Jungle Curry of sable fish ($14) and the perfectly balanced Burmese Curry ($13).
With refreshing cocktails like the lamyai with gin, cilantro and kaffir lime, and modern bamboo walls, we predict this temple will draw the faithful.
Maenam, 1938 W. Fourth Ave., Vancouver, 604-730-5579, www.maenam.ca