Tag 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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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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“Vietnamese-lite”: One Saigon

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I found out about One Saigon while waiting for a table at ShiZen Ya next 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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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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An Exceptionally and Extraordinarily…unpleasant meal experience

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Pho Express Angkor Noodle House – I can’t recall the last time that I visited a restaurant with either a sticky door, sticky floors, or sticky tables. In general, I have found most of the local restaurants I’ve visited to … Continue reading

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Good Food, Bad Stomach

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Joyeaux Cafe & Restaurant- More often than not, you can tell that  a restaurant is popular from a (figurative) mile away. Whether it be a huge lineup out its front door, a backup of cars prowling its block for street … Continue reading

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Umami Overload

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Phnom Penh – Never in a million years would I have imagined that MSG is such a popular seasoning with the locals. With all the urban legends and negative attitudes towards this product of fermentation, I would’ve thought that the … Continue reading

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