Lan’s Restaurant on West Broadway

Updated 4Jun2009: Closed (source from Urbanspoon)

Here is one more really, really old post. We were here for dinner on one of the Vancouver fireworks night. Oh … that must have been late August or was it July. Anyway, it was really old.

We have a fixed ritual every year. We love to go to the fireworks, not so much for the fireworks but we simply love to set ourselves down next to the waters and just wait hours for the firework to start. This one time, we decided to check out places in and around Broadway and Granville. One does not need to go far as there are lots of great eateries that caters to all kinds of tastes and budget.

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I did not feel like spending much for food those days because we had just gotten back from a long (and expensive) vacation. ๐Ÿ™‚ From the outside, we know this place serves pretty affordable meals. If I recall correctly, this is a Vietnamese restaurant (not pho … but Vietnamese).

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Since there were only three of us (Arkensen was away camping), we ordered a Dinner Combo for 2. It costs only $26.80.

The combo comes with a Soup of the day which is a Hot and Sour Tofu Mushroom soup, the thick version.

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The appetizer is a Crispy Shrimp Dumpling serves with vermicelli on the side. The Shrimp Dumpling skin is made of yam where the outside is fried to crispy and the inside is creamy and soft with shrimp filling.

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The appetizer also included Garlic Bread with herbs, very nice and refreshing.

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The main dishes include Beef Brisket with Tomato Sauce. Nice big chunky beef.

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Our favourite is the Curry Jumbo Prawn where the creamy sauce is great with both the steam rice AND the garlic bread.

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ak and Pork Chop. It’s so sweet and juicy and what we liked most of that it was grilled with some charred edges. It was, like the Cantonese says, very heong!

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The dessert was just a scoop of vanilla ice-cream — no big deal since we had such a good meal already.

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So … what do you think? For less than 30 bucks, it’s good eh?

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  1. Rick Yuen

    Thanks for the review! I’ve been meaning to try out this restaurant for a couple of months now. I’ve hit a lot of the restaurants already on W. Broadway between Granville and Hemlock and this is one of my last ones to explore.

  2. rose

    you’re all very lucky there in vancouver! wow.. that’s a good deal and it’s hard to let go at that price!

  3. Chubbypanda

    That’s a great deal. A few nights after we had dinner at Tropika, Cat and I tried the prix fixe menu at CRU, which is only a few shops down. I wish we’d gone to Lan’s instead.

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