Appy hour and cocktails at Bambudda Gastown

Bambudda is located at 99 Powell Street in Gastown. It’s another Chinese fusion place. Happy hour runs from 5:30pm – 6:30pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

It’s literally one of the best happy hours if you’re a fan of nice cocktails and sharing plates with your group of people on a weekend. All of the small plates are half off. It’s totally worth it for the appys itself.

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Bambudda menu

They have a separate happy hour menu for cocktails. The craft cocktails are comparible to Juniper in Chinatown and TUC Craft and Kitchen in Gastown. If you’re ambitious, you could try to hit up all of these places on the same day. 🙂

I’m not sure what the drinks are like for dinner but the drinks are spot-on for happy hour. From boozy to refreshing to non-alcohol tasting. They have it covered.

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Cocktails during happy hour

Asian fusion food is an “in” thing these days, especially in Vancouver when people want only the best in Asian food. Only the real deal stuff. If you want to be different, it has to be done right here before people will call you on it. Seriously.

The owner Ray is super nice and we had a plate of their crispy chicken skin on the house. It was so crispy and delicious! It was literally Crispy.Chicken.Skin – HA.

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Crispy Chicken Skin

We literally ordered everything off the small plates menu during happy hour.

There are two appy items that are not part of the appy hour menu but it’s worth sharing over a cocktail with friends. The Bison Carpaccio and Sesame Crusted Albacore Tuna is worth it. There’s a reason why it’s not part of the appy hour. Both dishes were nicely plated and full of flavour. Pictures below will prove that it won’t disappoint you.

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Bison Carpaccio
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Sesame Crusted Albacore Tuna

A favourite is the house made BBQ pork, these are like Chinese-style sliders with meat inside. I would treat it like a Chinese version of a soft taco. Another winner is the lobster and shrimp dumplings. Anything seafood and dumplings is a solid choice!

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House made BBQ pork with steam bun
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Lobster and Shrimp dumplings

Here is what we had as well:

We also had the sesame noodles, which are not pictured and consisted of room temperature noodles with tofu, and soy sesame sauce. It was pretty basic. Below are the pork dumplings with contained a spiced sesame black vinegar sauce and X..O. prawns. The prawns had caramelized onions, celery, and peppers for flavouring. Again, those plates are a basic if you don’t want to branch out with your food.

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