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June 2018 at Oyama

Craft beer weekend – Friday Jun 1st – Sunday Jun 3rd


Its Craft Beer Week in Vancouver so we’re grabbing some local ales, stouts and lagers and mixing them up in our bratwurst and salami.  Beer bratwurst, beef onion stout, wheat ale chicken ….. you get the idea!  Pair with your favourite beer of course!

“Micro-Farm” weekend – Friday Jun 8th – Sunday Jun 10th

We are featuring pork from North Thompson Heritage Ranch this weekend. NTHR is a small B.C. ranch that specializes in raising Berkshire-Tamworth pigs without the use of hormones or antibiotics. We will be making variety of tasty sausages from North Thompson’s heritage pork!

Father’s Day Weekend – Friday Jun 15th – Sunday Jun 17th

Happy Father’s Day wherever you are!  Dad’s all over the world work hard and don’t ask for much in return.  So, if you want to take on the grill this weekend and give Dad a break, we have you covered – smokies, bratwurst, sausages, chorizos – he’ll be touched and well fed!

Piadinas (Italian Street Food!) – Friday Jun 22nd – Saturday June 23rd

This weekend we will be bringing the Piadina back to Vancouver!  What is a Piadina?!? It’s a cross between pita bread and a tortilla, and it is stuffed with tasty ingredients like prosciutto, salami, veggies and cheese!  We will be cooking them up at the store for everyone to try!



May 2018 at Oyama

A few special dates to keep in mind in this May…

“Micro-Farm” weekend – Friday May 4th – Sunday May 6th

Our “micro-farm” partner for May is Giesbrecht Farms located in the Fraser Valley.  Since 1993 Brian Giesbrecht has been raising free-range heritage pigs such as Berkshire and Tamworth on this small farm.  These pigs get amazing food primarily consisting of assorted nuts, alfalfa hay and overflow produce from local grocery stores!  Look for lots of products made with Giesbrecht pork this week at Oyama.

Mother’s Day Weekend – Friday May 11th – Sunday May 13th  

Celebrate Mom all weekend with tasty treats from Oyama!  Delicious patés and terrines, including favorites like Strasbourg Terrine, Pheasant Terrine or Mushroom Armagnac Paté and many more.  Not to mention a cornucopia of prosciuttos, salamis and cheeses to choose from to really celebrate Mom in style!  Happy Mother’s Day!

May Long Weekend – Thursday May 17th – Monday May 21st

May long weekend is the unofficial start of summer! And this is the first weekend of the year we will be making our famous Chili Cheese Brats and Southern Pulled Pork sausages!  These delectable sausages are only available for the summer long weekends, so be sure to order ahead.  We will also have our full line-up of smokies and hot dogs and over 40 types of other sausages!  Happy grilling!






April 2018 at Oyama

Taste of Asia – Friday Apr 6th – Sunday Apr 8th


Our fusion weekend – where we blend Asian flavours with European tradition.   Mild Thai Pork, Night in Bangkok Bison and Tandoori Lamb sausages are just a few of the many flavours to choose from!  Take your taste buds to the Far East without ever leaving Vancouver!

Free-range pork – North Thompson Heritage Ranch – Friday Apr 13th – Sunday Apr 15th  

For this weekend, we are partnering with North Thompson Heritage Ranch, a small B.C. ranch that specializes in Berkshire-Tamworth pigs. These are free-range animals that North Thompson raises without the use of hormones or antibiotics. We will be making variety of tasty sausages from North Thompson’s heritage pork!

Bring out the Bangers! – Friday Apr 20th – Sunday Apr 22nd

This year we will be marking St. George’s day by making a conspicuous amount of bangers – 10 types in total – including Pork w/ Peas & Mint, Nottingham, and Lincolnshire Leek.  And our orange-whiskey glazed ham is a must try!

Boudin Noir and Morcilla – Last of the Season!- Friday Apr 27th – Sunday Apr 29th

The last boudin noir and morcilla of the season!  We will not be making more of these French and Spanish blood sausages until late September.  Call the store (604-327-7407) or email ( to reserve yours. 



March 2018 at Oyama

Here is what is happening this March at Oyama….!

Truffle weekend – Friday Mar 2nd – Sunday Mar 4th


For all truffle lovers, this is the time to get your fix! Our own Black Truffle salami, Duck Truffle salami, and Belgian Truffle pate.  Prosciutto cotto al tartufo from Italy.  Cheeses like Oveja con Trufa from Spain (think Manchego with truffles!) and Truffo, a beautiful triple cream with a layer of black truffle filling.

Free-range pork – 5 Sisters Farm – Friday Mar 9th – Sunday Mar 11th

We are very excited to be working again with Five Sisters Farm on Vancouver Island!  Five Sisters is a small family farm that raises registered free-range Black pigs.  In addition to eating off the land, these pigs get spent grain from a local craft brewery, milk, whey, and free-range eggs.  We will have lots of fresh sausages available made with Five Sisters pork!

St. Patrick’s Day weekend – Friday, Mar 16th – Sunday Mar 18th

All Irish eyes will be smiling this St. Patrick’s Day at Oyama!  Guinness Beef Sausages, Irish Spring Chicken Sausages and Irish Potato Leek Sausages are perfect for lunch or dinner.  We also have Irish Corned Beef, Kilkenny Glazed Ham, Dubliner Cheddar and Irish Guinness Cheddar make for delicious, original sandwiches.  Pair with a pint or two of Guinness of course!

Aloha Fest – Friday Mar 23rd – Sunday Mar 25th

An Oyama tradition returns for Spring Break 2018! While Vancouver might still be frosty these sun-drenched flavours are guaranteed to warm you up! Fresh sausages including Maui Beef, Ginger Chicken and Mango Rum Pork as well as some amazing Pineapple-Rum glazed ham.

Easter Weekend – Friday Mar 30th – Monday Apr 2nd

At Oyama, we think Easter is a big deal!  We roll out our famous Swedish Hams and make lots of specialty products for the occasion including Strasbourg terrine, Truffle Duck Salami and Rabbit pate. And of course we will have loads of breakfast sausages and other treats for the family!