A Travelers Taste Of Southern Thailand At West 4th’s ‘Maenam’

December 14, 2010 


West 4th's crticially acclaimed Maenam is located at 1938 West 4th Ave in Kits | 604-730-5579 | www.maenam.ca

News from Scout supporter Maenam

Vancouver, BC | Fresh off his annual three week exploration through Southeast Asia, Chef Angus An has launched a new menu highlighting the iconic street eats of Southern Thailand. This food vendor speckled region offers cuisine themed by local seafood, fruits, and nuts, with dishes that are typically fresh and sharp or nutty and spicy. Largely influenced by its proximity to coastlines and a land border with Malaysia, the south has a strong Muslim presence resulting in the widespread use of spices like cumin, fennel, anise, and turmeric.

In the months to come, guests at Maenam can expect to try dishes like Kao Yum Pak Tai, an elegant rice salad of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, green mango, cucumber, pomelo, toasted coconut, betal leaves, and lime; Kua Kling Beef, an aromatic turmeric spiked dish with thinly sliced beef, kaffir lime zest, galangal and kaffir lime julienne; Tom Som Plah, hot and sour soup of sablefish and turmeric accented with dill; and Mussaman Gat, a mussaman curry of lamb leg, with toasted peanuts, perfumed with lots of dried spices and balanced with pineapples and pearl onions. To view Maenam’s new lunch, dinner and take out menus please visit www.maenam.ca. Read more

Scout Jobs: West 4th’s “Maenam” Seeking New General Manager

August 11, 2010 


From Scout supporter Maenam today…

Maenam is seeking candidates for the position of General Manager. Applicants should be dynamic, self-motivated and have extensive wine knowledge. Previous management experience and leadership qualities required. Email resumes to chef/owner Angus An at angus@maenam.ca.

Giddy up.

West 4th’s Maenam Honoured At The Van Mag Restaurant Awards


West 4th's acclaimed Maenam is located at 1938 West 4th Ave in Kits | 604-730-5579 | www.maenam.ca

News from Scout supporter Maenam

Vancouver, BC | Executive chef Angus An was honoured with Gold for Best Thai and Silver for Best New Restaurant at the 21st annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. It was just one short year ago that An decided to re-brand his west coast inspired Gastropod (winner of Best New Fine Dining at the 18th Annual Vancouver Magazine Awards) and reopen as Maenam, a restaurant dedicated to serving authentic Thai cuisine rooted in traditional recipes. In that short time, the West 4th Avenue wonder has been applauded by both customers and critics alike. “These awards are an incredible honour,” says Angus, “and it is wonderful to be recognized by such a distinguished panel amongst such a talented group of industry professionals for creating dishes that are true to Thai tradition.” Read more

Annual Spot Prawn Season Gets Touch of Thai At Maenam In Kits


Chef Angus An celebrates coastal bounty of local spot prawns with traditional Thai recipes at West 4th's Maenam

News from Scout supporter Maenam

Vancouver, BC | In celebration of British Columbia’s annual Spot Prawn season, Maenam’s executive chef Angus An will be serving this fresh, regionally and sustainably sourced ingredient with Thai flare. Wild prawns are especially popular among Thai people and An’s recipes for this season are derived from some of his favourite Thai dishes. Both a la carte and multi-course dining menus will be available from May 10th until the season is complete, offering guests the opportunity to work their way through three courses of Maenam’s cuisine in sweet, salty, sour and spicy variations. The eight dishes on the menu are after the jump… Read more

Inside The Kitchen At “Maenam” For Some Gratuitous Food Porn

A good friend of mine, Bobby from Tofino, is here staying with us for the Olympics. He’s been keeping himself busy by – among other things – picking up shifts with Angus in his kitchen at West 4th’s Maenam (my pick for the best new restaurant of the year). When I went there last night to join up with him after work, there wasn’t room enough for me to wait in the dining room or at the bar. They allowed me to hold tight in a little corner of the kitchen, where I fiddled with my new camera, a Canon T1I. And thus, the gratuitous food porn above. If it could reproduce smells half as well as it does imagery, I’d likely be felled, happy.

Kitsilano’s Thai Resto “Maenam” Dishing Huge On New Year’s Eve

December 21, 2009 


West 4th's acclaimed Maenam primed for New Year's Eve at 1938 W. 4th Ave | 604-730-5579 | www.maenam.ca

News from Scout supporter Maenam

Vancouver, BC | Ring in the New Year at Maenam with a special four-course chef’s menu. Chef Angus An has prepared a menu multi-course experience that will take diners through all of the components of a full Thai meal, including a starter, soup, salad, stir fry, curry and dessert for $55/person (vegetarian version available for $50/person). Reservations are being accepted at seatings throughout the evening.  Please visit Open Table or call (604) 730-5579 to make a reservation. Full menu after the jump… Read more

Kitsilano’s “Maenam” Soon To Be Open For Seven Days A Week

December 10, 2009 


Kitsilano's popular Maenam to stay open seven days a week (up from five) beginning this Sunday

News from Scout supporter Maenam

Vancouver, BC | Beginning Sunday, December 13, Maenam will open for dinner seven days a week (Maenam is currently closed on Sunday and Monday). The new hours will be Monday to Saturday, 5pm to 2am – with last call for food at 1am and last call for drinks at 1:30am – and 5pm to midnight on Sunday. Lunch service at Maenam will remain five days a week; Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 2:30 pm. Read more

New Thai Restaurant “Maenam” On 4th Joins Scout Magazine

Maenam restaurant is now a proud member supporter of Scout Magazine. We will be publishing their news and releases on our front page, and hosting an individual page for them on our list of recommended restaurants. Scroll below for a taste:



1938 W. 4th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5 | MAP
Telephone: 604-730-5579
Fax: 604-730-5675
Web: www.maenam.ca
Email: info@maenam.ca Read more

Lunch or Late Night Authentic Pad Thai Good To Go At “Maenam”

Kitsilano's Maenam introduces new takeout menu and $15 lunch special

Kitsilano's Maenam introduces new takeout menu and $15 lunch special

News from Scout supporter Maenam

Vancouver, BC, June 25, 2009 – Feel like enjoying an authentic Thai meal at home? Maenam restaurant is happy to announce its new take out menu, available Tuesday through Saturday for lunch (12 pm – 2:30 pm), dinner (5 pm to 11 pm) and late night (11 pm to 1 am). That’s right, you can order Pad Thai at 1 am! Read more

The Night Before At The Highly Anticipated “Maenam” On 4th


After reading Owen’s post about the lobster salad he enjoyed at Maenam the other night I arranged to go down, snap some pictures, and try some food before they opened for the public. A friend and I blazed through 10 dishes in chef Angus An’s kitchen, everything from intensely aromatic oxtail soup and fiery green curry with halibut cheeks to crispy pork belly and probably the best pad Thai I’ve ever had, all washed down with cold, refreshing bottles of Hoegaarden…



I suspect they’ll be open for dinner tomorrow. Officially, however, it’s Friday. Check out the full menus on their website here. Think Vij’s but Thai with Rangoli prices.

Break a leg, folks. Kick some Kits ass.

All Anticipated Openings



Kitsilano’s Gastropod To Go Thai As “Maenam”

The award-winning Gastropod restaurant on West 4th will close at the end of April and reopen two weeks later as Maenam, an authentic Thai restaurant that will have the same attention to detail in the service and a similarly amped wine and cocktail program. Gastropod will continue as a private catering company. Who knows, it might be re-born somewhere else down the line. Read more




1938 W. 4th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5 | MAP
Telephone: 604-730-5579
Fax: 604-730-5675
Web: www.maenam.ca
Email: info@maenam.ca




Angus An – Executive Chef

About Maenam


The cuisine at Maenam is rooted in balancing intense fresh flavours with seasonal ingredients and locally sourced products, while always considering the context within which these dishes would traditionally be enjoyed. Simplicity, innovation and balance are the key ingredients in chef Angus An’s philosophy behind the authentic Thai dishes served at Maenam. With inspiration found in continuous travel, the menu at Maenam is ever-changing but always served with Thai flare and enjoyed in its traditional context, be it family style dining or riffs on Thai street food.



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