A good name is better than good habits.
~ Vietnamese Proverb
We went to a Vietnamese restaurant today for lunch. There are a lot of Vietnamese restaurant serving Pho’ in Vancouver. The Green Lemongrass Vietnamese Cuisine restaurant we went to is apparently new because we have never noticed it before. If we remember correctly, I think it used to be a Greek restaurant. It is located in 8180 Westminster Hwy, just next to the Richmond Public Market. Click here for the Google Map of this location.
We ordered three dishes to share among the four of us because Vietnamese noodles always comes in very big bowl. All Vietnamese restaurants served the traditional Vietnamese noodles called pho — noodles in clear beef broth. Arkensen always ordered either the Beef Ball Noodles or the ubiquitous No 1 Special. This time he ordered the No 1 Special which comes with thin cuts of beef (steak, fatty flank, lean flank, brisket), tendon, tripe and meatballs. Since Nanzaro liked spicy food, Suanne ordered the spicy version — Pork & Beef in Hot & Spicy Soup. The large No 1 Special costs $5.95 while the Hot & Spicy version is $6.95.
I ordered the Curry Chicken which costs $9.50. It was the first time I see that curry chicken is served in a claypot. The presentation was pretty good and come together with pieces of butter/garlic bread.
The bread was very good and is eaten by dunking it into the curry gravy. We had lots of gravy left over and ordered extra servings of steamed rice. It was a good meal.
Update on 04-Oct-2009: We picked up the following takeout menu from the Green Lemongrass today. We had Bahn Hoi for the first time. Interesting dish as it is pressed noodles. Here is the menu: