Eating international fare at a local restaurant bypasses many transatlantic travel woes, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $48 for a four-course prix fixe contemporary Chinese meal
- $90 for a four-course prix fixe contemporary Chinese meal for four (up to a $212 total value)
Crisp salads of organic mixed greens invigorate palates before diners indulge in savoury appetizers of jumbo tiger prawns in a house cocktail sauce. The entree selection includes braised Fraser Valley duck with a harvest-plum glaze and sautéed chicken with eggplant and spicy garlic. For dessert, the chef creates a signature sweet that changes daily.
Hakkasan Contemporary Chinese Cuisine
Aromas of spicy garlic, honey-roasted pork cheeks, and hot soups flood the dining room at Hakkasan Contemporary Chinese Cuisine, wafting an olfactory preview of the menu's contemporary Chinese cuisine past diners' tables. Although the chefs rely on traditional Cantonese spices and cooking techniques, their goal is to elevate Chinese fare—without masking the dishes' regional roots—by integrating eclectic ingredients such as foie gras and Berkshire pork loin. They also complement the Eastern flavours with Western presentations, carefully sculpting and arranging every entree on its plate to create a thoroughly refined dining experience, and one that has earned praise from the Richmond Review and the Vancouver Sun. In addition, Hakkasan won Best Service Award from the 2011 HSBC Diner's Choice Awards.
The restaurant's signature tasting menus rotate seasonally, which allows the chefs to incorporate fresh bounties of locally sourced produce, organic greens, and free-range chicken. Additionally, the à la carte menu tempts diners with its own selection of entrees, including a fragrant quail-and-fungus soup that double boils inside of a young coconut for three hours.