Two Top Chefs and a Roaming Dragon


Lunch with two Top Chef’s equals a lot of food talk

Like the rest of the country I’m a big fan of the Top Chef Canada series on the Food Network. In my day job I’ve worked with Season One winner Chef Dale Mackay and now with 30 Days I’ve also been introduced to Season Two runner up Chef Trevor Bird of Fable Kitchen. I actually was lucky enough to be invited to the opening of Fable for my first adventures series.

At a dinner at Fable with friends I invited Trevor to lunch at the food truck of his choice. He chose Roaming Dragon with it’s new Executive Chef Jimmy Stewart formerly of Bearfoot Bistro and also an Alum of Top Chef Canada Season 2.

Roaming Dragon

Normally, as you’ve seen above the truck is unmistakable in it’s colourful colours and art work. Of course though on the day I have lunch there it’s the “Naked” truck as the regular one was in for servicing. It’s a good thing these guys are busy enough to have two trucks Smile

Roaming Dragon Naked truck

Located at the corner of Burrard and Robson it was a short walk from my office and equally short for Trevor as he lives a few blocks away as well. We were lucky enough that Jimmy also came down to join us for lunch. Lucky because just the night before they had catered a 600 person event late into the night.

Jimmy, Marc and Trevor

Who’s pulling out the “Blue Steel” in that photo? 🙂

We decided to keep our meal simple, one of everything! Just kidding we ordered Pork Belly Sliders, Spicy Chicken Taco, Fried Rice Balls, and a Bulgolgi Gordita plus a Sloppy Duck from the menu.


Menu drinks

With all the talking we were doing the food was ready lickity split.

Pork Belly Slider and Fried Rice Balls

Chicken Tacos

Bulgolgi Gordita

Sloppy Duck

So good

Damn that’s some fine Pan Asian cuisine. Jimmy invited us into the truck to take a look at where all the “magic happens”. It blows me away what these trucks produce in such a small space.

Jimmy explains the prep bar

that's where the buns get steamed

Trevor is amazed

An awesome lunch with Trevor and Jimmy. If you haven’t tried out Roaming Dragon or Trevor’s restaurant Fable Kitchen then get off your butt and do it. You won’t be disappointed.

To keep up to date with the Roaming Dragon fallow them on Twitter and Facebook for all the updates.

My next food truck is with a young man that’s all about feeding people… stay tuned.

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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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