A new restaurant connected to Vancouver's acclaimed Bao Bei and Kissa Tanto has recently opened its doors in Chinatown. Nancy Go Yaya specializes in Singaporean street food, and the casual spot is already drawing raves from locals.
Located at 265 E Pender St (under Kissa Tanto), Nancy Go Yaya is the venture of Tannis Ling, Alain Chow, and Chef Jian Cheng.
Here you can find Singaporean classics prepared with great care, like a fiery laksa (a noodle soup in a creamy, spicy broth) and kaya toast - a beloved Singaporean dish that's done at Nancy Go Yaya with pandan brioche (pandan is a fragrant tropical plant that lends the bread a green hue), coconut jam, a pat of butter, and salted egg yolk. Kaya toast is traditionally served with soft boiled eggs topped with a dash of dark soy sauce, and you dip your toast in the egg - Nancy Go Yaya offers soft-boiled eggs as an optional add-on to their version of the cherished dish.
Other items on Nancy Go Yaya's trim menu include roti john (omelette sandwiches), sweet or savoury "puffs," nasi lemak (a coconut rice dish with cucumber, anchovies, beef, and a fried egg), and sweets for dessert.
Currently operating as a daytime-only venture, Nancy Go Yaya is open Thursday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow them on Instagram at @nancygoyaya for updates and more info.