Hoang Yen Vietnamese & Canadian Cuisine on Victoria Drive, Vancouver


It’s the last 2 weeks of the year. The boys are on semester break and Ben is on leave. We have more time to explore further out for food.

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Ben remembered seeing a Vietnamese restaurant on Victoria Dr which often has a line outside the restaurant. We went there on a Saturday early evening and was fortunate to have a table without wait.

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Ben and I ordered from the special rice noodle menu. You can click on the menu to have a larger view.

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Ben helped me to pick the Special Crab Soup with Vermicelli. The small bowl is $7.75. It has prawn, blood cake, tofu puff, pork hock slice, Vietnamese ham and tomatoes. The soup is flavourful.

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Ben ordered the Seafood Hot & Sour Rice Noodle in Soup. The seafood include prawns, squid, fish slices and fish/squid balls. The sourness in the broth makes it quite appetizing.

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The vermicelli is of the thin version and not as thick as ‘lai fern’ used in Bun Bo Hue.

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You know the broth is good when the bowl is tilt for the last drop.

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The fixings for our noodle were slightly different from the regular Vietnamese restaurant. What do you call the leaves?

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Ben and Nanzaro were fighting for the above Thai chili. Very few Vietnamese restaurants serve Thai chili, even when they serve it, they serve it whole and not chopped.

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Arkensen always go for the house special. The large bowl is $8.25. The house special has beef slices and meat balls.

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Nanzaro ordered the Deep Fried Fish with Vermicelli in Soup, also from the special rice noodle menu. His large bowl is $8.75. Despite being soak in the soup, the fried fish chucks are still crispy on the outside.

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Nanzaro’s rice noodle came with some crunchy vegetable stems which resemble water spinach.

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Hoang Yen accepts cash only.

Hoang Yen is a small place with 32 seatings. So, it’s a bit cramp.

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You can click on the take out menu to have a larger view.

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