The Flying Tiger

flying tiger

I read about the Flying Tiger on the Vancouver Magazine website and I was pretty excited to go since they serve “Asian Street Food” and that just conjures up all kinds of tastes.  But I should have looked at the menu more closely. When they said Asia they really meant all of it – from Vietnam, to India to Japan, China and Korea. Well, if you’ve traveled to any of those places you might have noticed that the food and cultures are completely different. Why do some restaurants feel the need to lump a whole continent’s cuisine together?

The food was good but not great. There were some delicious dishes like the duck confit crepes but others were not as flavourful as they could have been. This is a great place for drinks and a few appys but don’t expect to be wowed.

The Flying Tiger is located 2958 W 4th Avenue. Vancouver, BC in Kitsilano; (604) 737-7529,

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3 Responses to “The Flying Tiger”

  1. Posted on December 2nd, 2008

    Wow, really, you didn’t like it? I haven’t been in a while, but I actually love the Flying Tiger. The menu is somewhat ambitious, trying to cover the entire continent and I have had some epic battles trying to match an Indian dish to say, sushi, but I’ve always thought the quality of the food was good, and the service is just fantastic.

  2. Posted on December 2nd, 2008

    I haven’t tried the Flying Tiger, but I know that Todd has:

    And Andrea has:

    Looks like the Foodists count 2:1 on this one – I might have to make the trip out west and try to settle (or prolong) the dispute!!

  3. Posted on December 3rd, 2008

    I’ve been there 3 times in total (though not in a while) and liked it each time. The duck crepes were great and the room vibe was good. I didn’t evaluate it for the region of food it was from, I just sat back and enjoyed some good food and drink. Maybe things have changed? I hope not…

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