Vancouver Cheap Eats: Top 5 pork spots for under $5

Dec 19 2017, 2:47 pm

Do you rejoice at the sound of sizzling bacon? Sing as you sink your teeth into a spicy chorizo? Shamelessly throw on a bib in public when faced with a rack of ribs slathered in barbecue sauce? 

If you said yes to one, two, or all of the above, it’s safe to say that you’re a fan of the pig. Whether it’s ham, bacon, pancetta, or prosciutto. Cured, grilled, fried or roasted, these brutes will always produce a delicious meal. Each cut deserves their own attention, and this week we’re chowing down on the ground up goods: pork.

No matter how you choose to dine with the swine, Vancity Buzz and Chowmenow have rounded up some gluttonous eats that won’t boar the palette or require breaking your piggy bank.

Gyoza King


It’s safe to assume that when you coin yourself the King of something, you better have the goods to back it up. For $4.95, you can score these Ganso gyozas at Gyoza King on Robson. Feeling a little piggier? Line up at the trough as there are plenty of deep fried goodies and cold finger foods on the menu that fall under the Chow cheap eat criteria.

Hakkaku Ramen


Forget beef patties and sesame seed buns, you can hog this for $3.95. Hidden on Hastings Street, this Ramen house is doing more than just noodles, they’re serving a twist on a fast food favorite with their Chashu Pork Burger.

Gain Wah


Lunch or a light dinner, a bowl of BBQ pork on rice is a great cheap eat on Keefer Street. For $4.25, you can eat this piggy solo or share the plate with chicken and barbecue duck.

Yuen Yuen Café


Is there anything better than warming up to a big bowl of minced pork soup? Why, as a matter of fact there is: paying less than five dollars for it!

Super Wok

Super Wok.jog

Wondering what exactly this gelatinous disk of translucent dough that’s stuffed with pork and swimming in a pile of sweet sauce is? Okay, we may not have romanced that well, but if you ignore the rule that you “eat with your eyes first” then you’ll have no problems chowing this down, as it’s all in the taste (and the price). This Taiwanese snack is both sweet and savory…and only $4.50.

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Photo Credits: Mary in Vancity; Foodosophy; Creamy Blue; Good eat

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