Cafe Xu Hue - Bun Bo Hue Dac Biet

Cafe Xu Hue

I’ve been on a Bun Bo Hue run lately.  It’s all I will order whenever we go to pho, and that’s at least once a week.  And it all started with a visit to Cafe Xu Hue. Cafe Xu Hue is a small restaurant on Kingsway.  Not exactly hole-in-the-wall, as it’s quite bright and clean […]

Mui Ngo Gai - Canh-Bun

Mui Ngo Gai

One time while driving down Kingsway I noticed the bright awning of Mui Ngo Gai.  That led me to the website address they posted on their window.  I thought it was interesting that a Vietnamese restaurant that’s not part of a chain would have a website setup. So I logged on to check them out. […]

Pho Boi Kingsway

Pho Boi: A Taste of Attitude (Burnaby location)

  Wendy was quite excited to spot the transition of Pho Hoa on Kingsway to its new incarnation, Pho Boi: A Taste of Vietnam about a week ago.  We agreed to try it ASAP.  It seems this chain has its roots in Victoria, so in hindsight that should have been a red flag right there… […]

Pho Hoang

Update:  This restaurant is closed. Wendy and I made an unplanned pit-stop to refuel with a nice big steaming bowl of pho during a recent drive through Vancouver, and Pho Hoang was the first one we passed.  The signs on the door were covered in awards from the Westender and four or five Golden Plate […]

Pho Maxima Restaurant

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I LOVE PHO!!!!  So when I found a good pho place close to home, I was ecstatic.  I noticed that a good pho broth is hard to find nowadays…most places are either not concentrated enough or it’s much too sweet.  Maxima seems to have a good […]

Kim Anh 金英越南餐廳

Update:  This restaurant as closed. Wendy and I had a pho craving while out shopping in the Edmonds area and decided to give Kim Anh a shot.  They serve Vietnamese cuisine alongside Canadian diner fare which I suppose could be considered a bit of a red flag but the appetite-inducing photos in the windows beckoned […]

Kim Penh Xe Lua (Burnaby) and Chongqing Restaurant

Update: This Kim Penh Xe Lua location is now closed. This was a first for me: actually ordering food, taking a bite then refusing to pay and leaving immediately.  Yes, believe it or not, this hole in the wall was that disgustingly awful.  Wendy and I had seen the grand opening sign for this Vietnamese/Cambodian […]

Pho Century

Update: This restaurant has moved to a new location. It was another lunch outing with the coworkers.  This time we decided to visit a new place (new as in we’ve never been to it before) on Willingdon and Kingsway called Pho Century.  From the outside it looks like one of those dirty, dingy places, what, […]

Lam Hoa Quan

Dee introduced me to the only Northern-style Vietnamese pho restaurant in Vancouver, and that’s Lam Hoa Quan.  He finally took me there and really was different. The interior was nothing fancy obviously, but it was orderly and actually quite spacious to me.  The server was a young, made-up lady that spoke perfect English.  So there […]