Category Archives: vietnamese

Present Tense Suck: Tung Hing Bakery

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There are many things I don’t know about the city, like how this stretch of Kingsway, with Vietnamese storefronts slightly outnumbering their Anglo and Chinese counterparts, is known as Little Saigon. I also have no idea that Tung Hing Bakery … Continue reading

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Ardor: Baoqi

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Dear pho of Baoqi, Embrace me. Take me into your arms. Envelop me with you warm, sweet fragrant stock. Allow me to stroke the tendrils of your velvety rice noodles. Caress me all over with slices of your tender, raw … Continue reading

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I went: Green Bamboo

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A Case of Apple Sidra stacked on two cases of Coke and a few more cases of Chinese beverages. Right next to the door. The door made of glass not completely closed but wedged with a piece of solid worn … Continue reading

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Everything But The Pho: Ha Cafe

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Ha Cafe is not the most inviting of restaurants if you were to look at it from the outside. Its red chairs, red walls, and photo-menu-board combined to give it a look as dated as the old orchard shopping centre … Continue reading

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“Vietnamese-lite”: One Saigon

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I found out about One Saigon while waiting for a table at ShiZen Ya┬ánext door. I noticed that the tiny Vietnamese place had the “must-try” trifecta: all of its tables were occupied, a sizable lineup of diners were waiting to … Continue reading

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A Value Proposition: Pho Century

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My wife and I were in the mood for some casual Taiwanese after we picked our daughter up from Mandarin school in Burnaby yesterday, and we made our way to our favorite casual Taiwanese joint in Burnaby: Pearl House. As … Continue reading

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Winner, Winner, The Soup Is Thinner

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Pho Hoa – …And the award for the worst dish I’ve had all year goes to…the Beef Stew with Bread at Pho Hoa! The worst Vietnamese meal? Pho Hoa! The worst bowl of pho I’ve had locally? Pho Hoa again! … Continue reading

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