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November 28, 2012 / Darren Brown

lifestyles cuisine – gluten free, vegan corn chowder…


Our lifestyles cuisine conscious coconut-corn chowder is vegan and gluten free. The creamy
texture comes from coconut milk rather than dairy – roasted sweet corn puree with coconut
milk and caramelized onion, garnished with fresh green jalapeno, lime and cilantro


2 oz olive oil
2 large onions
1 jalapeno
16 oz shucked corn
1/2 L coconut milk
sea salt
white pepper

1. Heat olive oil
2. Lightly seat onions in jalapeno
3. Add corn, sautee 15-20 min
4. Add coconut milk and 1 litre water
5. Allow to cook and reduce to desired consistency
6. Finish with salt and pepper
7. Chopped cilantro


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  1. Mark Rickerby / Dec 31 2012 6:52 pm

    hello chef dbrown. the picture is perfect bait – i’m coming in for a bowl! in the meantime, a question.
    we are considering oru for an early dinner (1730) for our daughter + 5 friends. we understand all to be vegetarians – so, question is … can your risotto and gnocchi side dishes be dressed up to entree size? we see a good selection in the front end for their tastes (greens, cheese, soup), just a little concerned up the main show. kindly advise. best, mark r.

    • Darren Brown, Fairmont Pacific Rim / Dec 31 2012 7:54 pm

      absolutely, we can accomodate anything you like- we have a good variety of house-made gnocchis and raviolis at any given time, several risottos, we do a great dish with mushrooms and Farro thats similar to a risotto as well… regardless, once you’re here, we can chat and we’ll customize something for you

      • Mark R. / Dec 31 2012 8:55 pm

        Super. Current resv is 1745 on Sat Jan 5 – I’ll try to look you up on Fri aft or early Sat aft. Happy New Year!

      • Mark R. / Jan 5 2013 12:47 pm

        hello chef dbrown.

        missed you on friday. swinging by Oru at 1430 today (sat) to decide on chef’s table seating or main floor area. will look for you
        then, otherwise in again briefly at 1730 with
        the group. there are 3-4 vegetarians, 1
        non-gluten, and two anything goes. best, mark r.

      • Darren Brown, Fairmont Pacific Rim / Jan 5 2013 12:50 pm

        I’m around, swing by Oru when you get in and ask for me

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