As a multicultural city, we’re lucky to have the world’s best cuisine right at our fingertips. And with the abundance of fresh ingredients from all corners of the globe, fusing the best of east and west has put some Vancouver spots on the foodie map.
Want to try something new? Check out these lunch spots serving up affordable fusion meals for $10 or less.
Don’t let the 1970s diner vibe fool you; this place is called “Laksa King” for a reason. Laksa is a spicy noodle soup that’s fuses Malaysian and Chinese cuisine, creating a delicious bowl of vermicelli or yellow noodles. Try it here with prawn, fish ball, tofu puff, hard boil egg, chicken, and house made authentic flavour coconut curry broth is only $9.50.
Address: 2546 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
A great alternative to the traditional burger, Bao Down’s versions are filled with things like braised pork belly, garlic & lemongrass fried chicken, or tamari braised shiitake mushrooms. At an average of $6 per hand-held piece of goodness, pair it with $4 sweet potato fries.
Address: 12 Powell Street, Vancouver
In business since 1995, Toko Foods serves up Japanese, Chinese, and Korean for lunch and dinner. Chicken or beef don is $8.25 while tan-tan noodles are $7.60.
Address: 223 W 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Facebook: Toko Restaurant
Best known for their waffle sandwiches, Miura offers Korean and Japanese fusion that can be eaten in or taken home. Their Korean poutine is $10 while the fish and chips roll is $7.
Editor’s note: Miura closed in December 2016
Whether you feel like chow mein or a burger with onion rings, Jane’s never skimps on choices. Tucked away in Burnaby Heights, Jane’s diner has been an institution and serves up Chinese, Thai and Canadian dishes on their menu. Try the fried rice combo for $9.95 or a Heights Club House for $9.95
Address: 4217 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Facebook: Jane’s at the Heights
If there’s one thing Vancouverites have in common, it’s their love of sushi. The Kawa Roll, which consists of smoked salmon, mango and asparagus wrapped with tobiko, is $4.95 while their other house rolls average around the same price.
Address: 5088 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Facebook: Kawa Sushi