Fan Tan Cafe

Fan Tan Cafe Exterior

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Fan Tan Café has been a fixture in Chinatown for over two decades. The menu features Cantonese cuisine (with a few Szechwan dishes thrown in for chili fanatics). This cute little eatery with candlelit tables, bright paintings adorning the walls and jazz warbling softly in the background is one of the best bargains around for lunch if, like us, you occasionally crave “white folks” Chinese food. What can we say? It’s a guilty pleasure and a great hangover cure! At Fan Tan, you can make your own combo plate for only $7.50. Choose three items from a huge list. Try some silky ginger tofu or, go for the full on guilty pleasure classic, sweet and sour pork.

On dreary winter days, nothing provides comfort like a bowl of wonton soup topped with morsels of crispy skinned bbq duck

Fan Tan Cafe Interior

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If you are a purist who’d rather die than eat pork coated with day-glo red sauce take heart, this restaurant also prepares authentic Chinese dishes that Asian people will actually eat. Pete loves the beef and ginger chow funn – tender slices of lean beef sautéed with oyster sauce and bok choy served over a mound of saucy, slippery rice noodles. On dreary winter days, nothing provides comfort like a bowl of wonton soup topped with morsels of crispy skinned bbq duck. Wash everything down with plenty of green tea. In the evening you can order a martini and lounge in front of the colourful goldfish tank while you wait for your nosh. Servers are friendly and food arrives quickly. Keep in mind that this isn’t the most refined Asian fare you’ll find in Victoria but portions are generous and prices are very reasonable for what you get.


Paltry Pete 60x60Pete’s Picks: Beef Chow Funn, Mo Po Tofu, Hot Iron Chicken with Black Bean Sauce, Snow Peas and assorted vegetables
Imbibe: Green Tea, Bubble Tea, Tsingtao Beer 

Location: 549 Fisgard Street, Victoria. View in Goolge Maps.


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