Whether it’s a wallet-friendly take-home experience or a bountiful dine-in meal, Maenam puts a delicious Thai twist on Thanksgiving with the vibrant flavours of lemongrass, galangal, and bird’s eye chili. Guests can choose between the bold dishes of Maenam’s special family-style Turkey Tasting Menu (dine in or takeout) or Freebird’’s Fall Feast (takeout only), available October 5 through 10, for their holiday gatherings.

“We recognize that our guests will be observing the Thanksgiving long weekend in a variety of different ways this year,” explains Angus An, chef and owner of Maenam. “We want to make it easy to connect with loved ones by providing delicious dine-in and take-out options to suit a variety of budgets and comfort levels.”

Maenam’s Turkey Tasting Menu features five flavourful dishes to share, each thoughtfully created to complement turkey as the showpiece ingredient. This impressive limited-time family-style menu features Turkey Tom Kha coconut soup, Turkey Roulade with Gola curry, Brussels Sprouts Salad, Stir-fried Chanterelles, and Pumpkin Mor Kaeng Custard with cranberry compote. Dine-in is priced at $66 per person (minimum two guests), and the takeout set that serves two to three people is $125.

So many people have experienced the last-minute Thanksgiving dash to the grocery store for a whole rotisserie bird. This year, you can plan ahead and elevate this nostalgic tradition by preordering Freebird at Home by Maenam. Freebird’s Fall Feast includes a whole Asian-style salt-cured Roast Chicken, Crispy Sticky Rice made with chicken drippings and other delicious fixins, and Pumpkin Mor Kaeng Custard with cranberry compote for dessert. This hearty cost-conscious meal feeds two to three people and is priced at $70).

Both dine-in Turkey Tasting Menu reservations and takeout slots are available for October 5 through 10 on a first-come, first-served basis by calling Maenam at 604-730-5579; booking well in advance is highly recommended. Freebird at Home by Maenam Fall Feasts can be preordered by calling 604-730-5675; 24 hours’ advance notice is strongly encouraged, and all takeout orders can be picked up at Maenam (1938 West 4th Avenue). Delivery will be available via UberEats.

If you’re cooking a bird at home and are looking for tasty new ways to enjoy turkey leftovers, pick up a copy of Chef Angus An’s cookbook Maenam: A Fresh Approach to Thai Cooking and easily substitute chicken for turkey in many of the recipes.

From family-style dining to riffs on Thai street food, Chef Angus An’s flagship restaurant balances intensely flavourful ingredients delivered fresh from Thailand with seasonal vegetables, meats, and seafood from trusted local farmers and fishers. Complementing Maenam’s award-winning cuisine is an extensive selection of local and international wines, a well-informed beer list, and a roster of food-friendly signature cocktails.

Since launching in 2009, Maenam has been the perennial winner of Vancouver magazine’s restaurant award for Best Thai. In 2016, Maenam was honoured to win the magazine’s prestigious award for Restaurant of the Year, celebrating the restaurant’s significant influence on Vancouver’s dining culture.

Address: 1938 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC


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