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Inside Vancouver's brand new vegetarian Vietnamese eatery 'Do Chay'

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Hanna McLean May 31, 2019 3:59 pm 2,769

There’s always a ton of new restaurants opening in Vancouver, but there’s one that might be a little outside of your walk home from work that’s definitely worth checking out.

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Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian opened at 1392 Kingsway just a few weeks ago, and we’ve been told its already gotten the seal of approval from locals in the neighbourhood.

The entire menu here is vegetarian, and almost all of it is vegan too. The Vietnamese fare is traditional, but much of it has a modern flare.

Do Chay

Sticky Rice Squash Blossoms (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

We can safely say that whether you love meat or not, this spot will have you leaving full, but not heavy.

From the Sticky Rice Squash Blossom, to the addicting (and we mean ad-dic-ting) Coconut Rice Cakes made from preserved cabbage and jicama filled coconut rice cakes, cucumber rolls, and mint, and served with ish sauce, there’s a ton to try and you’ll need to make a couple of trips to get a real taste of the menu.

Do Chay

Coconut Rice Cakes (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Standouts include the Black Truffle Tofu, made with homemade crispy tofu cubes, ginger-scallion and black truffle sauce, sweet soya, and micro sunflower, and the Pan Fried Daikon Cakes made from Shredded daikon rice cakes, papaya and micro arugula slaw, micro cilantro, preserved radish, and sweet soya.

Do Chay

Black Truffle Tofu (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Do Chay

Pan Fried Daikon Cakes (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

The Vegan Pho is another highlight, made with a family recipe, this dish features a lot of stuff like bean curd skin yuba, oyster mushroom, yo choy greens, and broccoli tempura.

This creation also comes topped with a fresh avocado flower, which really is a nice touch.

Do Chay

Vegan Pho (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Whether you’re in solo for a quick refreshing bite or coming in with a crew to try all the vegan street food your hearts can handle, the room at Do Chay will be bright and ready for you to come and dine.

Do Chay

Tapioca Glass Dumplings (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian

Address: 1392 Kingsway, Vancouver

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