Fat Mao Noodles Chinatown
Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays), 11:30am to 8:30pm
Fat Mao Noodles Downtown
Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays), 11:30am to 9:00pm
Angus An – Chef/Owner
Sai Woranut Pounpakon – Head Chef and Kitchen Manager
Blair Shim – Restaurant Manager, Chinatown
Natchaya (Jess) Patumrattanachot – Restaurant Manager, Downtown
Fat Mao – meaning “prosperous cat” in Cantonese — is a modern noodle bar by Chef Angus An with a focus on Thai-style soups plus southeast Asian sides and drinks. Fat Mao now has two locations — the original in Chinatown, and the newest in Vancouver’s downtown — both inspired by the small storefronts that have been handed down through several family generations, and specialize in making one dish over and over for decades.
Enjoy flavourful made-from-scratch broths and locally sourced noodles accompanied by smaller dishes of B.C. seafood, house-made tofu and seasonal vegetable salads at these casual 25-seat open-kitchen eateries. Chef Angus recommends customizing your noodles with spicy sauces, oils, and tangy vinegars to personalize your own fun, comforting, and interactive meal.
“We were especially seduced by koh soi (or Changmai curry noodles), a northern Thai dish in which scissor-cut rice noodles swim in a rich, complex sauce amdist bean sprouts, crisp fried noodles, fresh herbs, and a falling-off-the-bone chicken leg” – Vancouver Magazine
Oodles of Noodles – Joanne Sasvari, The Vancouver Sun
An is undoubtedly one of Vancouver’s best chefs – Fiona Morrow, Vancouver Magazine