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Old 12-07-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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What is considered "local cuisine"

What is considered local cuisine here in Vancouver? If I,mention like Chinese food or sushi or chicken tandoori, are they all considered part of local cuisine?

How can we differentiate what is local and foreign cuisine?
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:51 PM   #2
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The fact that I can find Vietnamese people making California Rolls and serving them on plates made in China says a lot about local cuisine.

But if you really want a (somewhat) profiled account of local cuisine I would probably go with seafood restaurants/bars/pubs in Vancouver. We are, after all, very close to a huge body of water.
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I always thought about that haha... like when my cousin's friends came up from Philadephia in the summer they were like "So we've got the Philly Cheesesteak, what's Vancouver got that's like ... pure Vancouver ..." umm ... I didn't know what to say haha... er... smoked salmon?
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Canadian cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There is some info found above...but as other have said...seafood. Smoked salmon... halibut...crab...etc...
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Japadog....?

I would say restaurants like C or The Salmon House serve what can be called West Coast cuisine.
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:25 AM   #6
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Perhaps some native inspired cuisines...Coast Salish maybe?
It's not hard to find in less commercialized areas of BC, but then again if it's not mainstream then people won't really consider it to be indicative of Vancouver.
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Canadian cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There is some info found above...but as other have said...seafood. Smoked salmon... halibut...crab...etc...
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We are so multicultural, but local would be our seafood since we are so close to the coast?
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Can you really have a "local" cuisine in such a long-standing multicultural region?

I mean, we aren't just talking about an influx immigrants in the last 10 years...

Also, any cuisine that could be determined to be "local" would be that of Europe considering the founders of "modern" canada were from europe/uk.

Technically, "Local" cuisine should be that of First Nations (salmon, bannock, wapato, berries, fresh water clams, etc...)

Some of the most amazing salmon I have ever had was smoked in the long house all day long....it would blow your mind! Also, Indian Tacos! I use to work on a rez and would LOVE Indian Taco day!
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Or local would be unique, history has nothing to do with it?
Like if we poached our sushi in citrus juice and nobody else did it, it's local.
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What defines local cuisine in Vancouver will need to be beyond that of smoked salmon, halibut, and oysters, as other cities in the Pacific Northwest had already adopted these ingredients into their own local cuisine.
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Tim hortons chili.

Honestly, we are what we are. NY has the pizza. Philly has the cheesesteak. We have a combination of everything. And quite frankly, we should be proud of that.

In any given week we can get good sushi, steaks, seafood,tacos, overpriced hotdogs, etc.

Not too shabby.
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Can you really have a "local" cuisine in such a long-standing multicultural region?

I mean, we aren't just talking about an influx immigrants in the last 10 years...

Also, any cuisine that could be determined to be "local" would be that of Europe considering the founders of "modern" canada were from europe/uk.

Technically, "Local" cuisine should be that of First Nations (salmon, bannock, wapato, berries, fresh water clams, etc...)

Some of the most amazing salmon I have ever had was smoked in the long house all day long....it would blow your mind! Also, Indian Tacos! I use to work on a rez and would LOVE Indian Taco day!
What is a 'Indian Taco'?
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would Bannock fit the description? never had it , but I believe it's an aboroginal dish...
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What is a 'Indian Taco'?
Bannock with taco toppings on top, generally chilli, lettuce, cheese, etc. the bannock just replaces the taco shell. I worked on the Rez in kamloops for 4 years and made friends with a lot of them and miss it terribly too
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would Bannock fit the description? never had it , but I believe it's an aboroginal dish...
Nope, cause 99% of us never heard of it.
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Someone who has never been to Canada has asked me about Poutine before lol.
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Bannock with taco toppings on top, generally chilli, lettuce, cheese, etc. the bannock just replaces the taco shell. I worked on the Rez in kamloops for 4 years and made friends with a lot of them and miss it terribly too
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I have not had one is years! I miss them too...

Also, warm bannock with a little butter and jam! YUM!
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Bannock bread...
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