Chicken & Oysters @ Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar

After spending the day listening to some local talent as a part of Kitsilano's Khatsalano Music and Arts Festival, Rick and I headed to Chewie's Steam and Oyster Bar for an early dinner.  Having heard many good things about it, I was excited to try it out when Rick suggested it.

We started off with half a dozen of oysters, including the royal miyagi, kumamoto, and the sea breeze.  The oysters were quite fresh and sweet, and I liked the smaller ones more.  Some of them had bits of shell in them though.

Even before we had arrived, Rick was set on getting the southern fried chicken ($17), a 2 day marinated buttermilk fried chicken, Cajun honey butter drizzle, mash and beans.  This was really delicious.  I was surprised since the pieces of chicken were actually quite thick and really tender.  It wasn't dry at all, and since it was buttermilk fried, the it didn't seem greasy either.

To diversify, I ordered the pan fried fanny bay oyster po'boy ($14) and opted for the fries instead of the salad.  I don't know, I was feeling kind of carbs-ish that day.  On the bright side, it came in this cute little basket, reminiscent of a frying basket.  The fries were decent and seemed quite fresh.  The po'boy itself was quite good, and I liked it more than Kaboom Box, though I thought there was too much bread for this one at Chewie's.

I really loved the fried chicken at Chewie's and would definitely be back for that.  The po'boy was quite good as well, though, for the raw oysters, I preferred Oyster Seafood more since those ones are consistently shucked cleaner and without shell bits.

Photos / More: Rick Chung

Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar
2201 W 1st Ave   
Vancouver, BC
(604) 558-4448
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