762 Broughton Street, Victoria BC Canada.
Located at 762 Broughton Street in the downtown core of beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Pang offers a small, but bold lunch menu of Asian-inspired dishes. Drawing on Korean, Thai, Japanese and Chinese influence, Pang is an innovative and elegant take on Asian street food stall combined with Western fast food culture.
Situated in the business and boutique district at Broughton and Blanshard, Pang is a restaurant designed to cater to those who both have the time to sit down to eat and to those who have to eat on the run, making it an ideal location for a traditional business lunch and a day out with family or friends, or inversely, a quick and delicious stop for those in transit.
Pang comes together with a passion for simple, sustainable and flavourful food. Utilizing the freshest and finest local ingredients available at arm’s length, Pang’s Chef Jeff Kalesnikoff is focused on bringing a modern, ethical and bold approach to Asian Fusion and fast food to Victoria.
Jeff has been cooking since he moved to Victoria in 2006, where his career began like most dedicated cooks in the industry, scrubbing pots and pans in a high-volume restaurant with respect to the legendary and disciplined line-cooks he hoped to one day be. Although he was only 20 with no previous cooking experience, he moved up in the kitchen ranks quickly to the position of Junior Sous-Chef by realizing that not only did he understand and respect the trade, he also discovered a serious passion by working closely and diligently with veteran cooks and seasoned chefs on the line, honing his craft through personal experience and hand-me-down knowledge.
In the past 11 years, between touring with his professional rock band “Acres Of Lions,” Jeff has cooked professionally at mainstays of the Victoria Culinary and Bar Industry, including Fifth Street Bar and Grill, Il Terrazzo, Fiamo, Foo Asian Street Food and Northern Quarter, to name a few, and has also worked a variety of special events (such as Culinaire, Fernwood Bites, Brewery and The Beast, Beerfest) alongside many innovative and passionate chefs in Victoria and Vancouver.
Since his band had slowed down in 2014, Jeff helped with the opening of Foo Ramen Bar with Chef Patrick Lynch of Foo Asian Street Food, and has been cooking and managing the kitchen at Foo Asian Street Food. With the unfortunate closure of Foo Ramen Bar this year, and with an unoccupied restaurant space and many concepts on the table, Jeff decided to open “Pang,” a small, boutique lunch restaurant, utilizing his experience with bold Asian fusion flavours and passion for fast food.