A friend and I was on the quest for the best Hainanese Chicken in the city, and the online reviews had it down two places, Angel Cafe, and Cafe D'Lite. Let me start off by saying I am not a Hainanese chicken head but I did take a connoisseur with me. We have both eaten at Cafe D'Lite a few times but we thought we would try something new.

Off to Angel Cafe, I love these HK style joints, you usually get a soup and a drink with the main dish all for around 10 bucks. We ordered the beef brisket on noodles and a half chicken order of Hainanese chicken. The beef brisket came quick was off the hook, really tasty, and a good sauce. I was very impressed. I will let my friend review the Hainanese Chicken.

The Hainanese chicken was traditionally prepared as you find it in Asia. The price was 10 dollars which is a good value for half a chicken. The chicken was colder than it should have been, kinda like it just came out of the fridge. The taste and texture was good but Cafe D'Lite easily has the victory especially because Cafe D'Lite serves the chicken de boned and with a tastier sauce. You can even get the chicken a Cafe D'Lite without the skin.

I would like to try it again as the beef brisket was amazing and for a great value (10 bucks).

Angel Cafe
5995 Fraser, Vancouver

On an interesting note there is a guy who looks like Rob from the Roden Gray that works there.


Anonymous said... @ May 1, 2008 at 7:30 AM

The best Hainan Chicken Rice in Van? No contest: Prima Taste.

Gyromite said... @ May 1, 2008 at 4:59 PM

Alright, I ll go.

I wish they deboned it though.

There will be a review on Prima Taste soon.

Anonymous said... @ December 22, 2008 at 1:37 PM

Have you tried Cafe D'lite ? Their Hainan Chicken Rice is excellent...

mirc said... @ February 3, 2010 at 1:57 PM

I wish they deboned it though. :)

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