I’ve had Yemeni Village Restaurant on my list of places to try for ages. They specialize in Yemen food, which I’ve never seen before but it reminds me of dishes you can find at Begim. They’re located across the street from The Street Eatery.
We dropped in on a Thursday (around 12:30pm) and grabbed a table on their patio. Service was friendly but there was only one waiter manning the whole restaurant.
The menu is split into starters, main courses, sides and desserts. Lamb mandi is their most popular dish.
The green hot sauce was creamy with a slight kick. The sahawiq was milder.
Lamb had a good bite/pull to it. Would have liked to see a bit more fried onion and raisins included.
The rice was some sort of tomato sauce mixture. Decent but I preferred the rice from the lamb mandi.
A joyous first visit to YVR. Would happily return to try more dishes.
402 8th Street SW