Vancouver places to eat: Chef Jean Pierre Guerin's seven dishes you must try

STEAK PHO, DELICIOUS PHO

Vancouver has a huge Asian influence, and I did a lot of my culinary training in Asia. Delicious Pho is authentic, quality pho at a great price. I usually get the steak pho, but sometimes for lunch I have their pork banh mi. See deliciousphobc.com

SEARED SALMON, BLUE WATER CAFE

The west coast is famous for fresh seafood, and no one does it better than Blue Water Cafe. They serve a salmon dish that is very similar to what we serve on board Rocky Mountaineer – it's the iconic Canadian meal. See bluewatercafe.net

DIM SUM, PELICAN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Dim sum is one of my favourite activities for a lazy Sunday. I worked in Hong Kong and have been very influenced by its flavours and culture. Make sure to get Pelican's pork shaomai.  See dinehere.ca/vancouver/pelican-seafood-restaurant

MARIPOSA DUCK, ABSINTHE BISTRO

I was born in Brittany, France, and have to say that the French do food better than anyone else. Absinthe Bistro is in a trendy neighbourhood and serves up true French food. They have a different prix fixe menu each night; if there is duck on offer, I recommend you try that.  See bistroabsinthe.com

SIEGEL'S BAGEL, GRANVILLE ISLAND FOOD MARKET

Granville Island is a must-do for anyone visiting Vancouver. For breakfast, a casual lunch or a midday snack, the market has a wealth of fresh produce, artisan cheeses and a fantastic atmosphere. Our guests on Rocky Mountaineer often visit the market and let our team know about the delicious things they found to try. Start your day with a freshly baked bagel then tour the market for a few hours. See granvilleisland.com

SALMON OSHI SUSHI, MIKU VANCOUVER

They say some of the best sushi outside Japan is in Vancouver. There are countless great spots from high-end to hole in the wall locations, but my go-to is Miku for its aburi sushi.  See mikurestaurant.com

CHOCOLATE ALMOND CROISSANT, THOMAS HAAS

I have a sweet tooth, and Thomas Haas does wonderful pastries that remind me of home. Anything you try here will be amazing. Thomas Haus is famous for its chocolates, but I usually go for the chocolate almond croissant. See thomashaas.com

Jean Pierre Guerin is an award-winning chef in Vancouver, British Columbia. Guerin began his career at five-star hotels and restaurants in France, the Caribbean and Canada.

Rocky Mountaineer is the luxury tourist train operating in Western Canada and the Pacific North-west. On board Rocky Mountaineer's glass-domed fleet, guests can enjoy stunning views as well as dining by Guerin, accompanied by prize-winning Okanagan Valley wines. See rockymountaineer.com

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