Address: 219 Union Street, Vancouver, BC
The Union is a fusion restaurant located by the edge of Chinatown. The inside is very spacious, and it has a casual and vibrant feel.
For our late brunch, we ordered a couple of dishes and a drink.
Cha Yen – $5
As stated on the menu, this is a concoction of lychee black tea, coconut milk, pandan syrup, and a couple of spices: star anise and cardamom.
Though it was refreshing, this drink was lacking in sweetness. We could taste the fruitiness, but not so much the spices.
Bao Bun Bennies – $14
The Bao Buns were special. I would describe them as a mix between Western bread and Chinese buns; quite soft and slightly sweet.
We chose to order smoked salmon to go with our Bao Bun Bennies. You couldn’t really go wrong with the classic pairing of salmon and dill. This dish also came with asparagus; which was a nice, healthy addition 🙂 The side potatoes were crispy and dusted with curry powder.
Shanghai Scramble – $14
Not gonna lie, I ordered this mainly because I wanted to eat something with just one spoon 😛
Essentially, this was a Chinese-style rice bowl with lots of (vegetarian) goodies in it: tofu shreds, shitake mushroom, scallions, bok choy, and scrambled eggs. The rice was mixed with a soy chili sauce.
The first few bites of the Shanghai scramble were delicious and wholesome; however, we couldn’t quite finish the entire bowl because the sauce + rice was a bit too salty near the bottom.
Molang Scores & Verdict
Decent fusion brunch that is a bit different from what you’d get regularly. We are curious about their dinner menu.