We arrived back in Richmond past 7:00PM from the salmon tour. Lorna wanted to have dinner before returning home.
We went to the nearby Ironwood Plaza and settled for Vietnamese dinner.
Since Marian and I were not hungry yet, we ordered a couple of appetizers and a main dish to share. Spring Rolls were crunchy.
Green Papaya Salad was quite appetizing with a slightly tangy dressing. Lorna likes the crunchy crackers.
The Lemongrass Chicken on Rice was a big serving. We even had some leftover packed to go.
The restaurant was busy. Marian asked for some peanut sauce for the spring rolls but the server did not bring it. Marian asked for the peanut sauce because she was curious about the jars and jars of peanut butter she saw at the back of the kitchen when she visited their bathroom.
After our walk and groceries shopping, Ben suggested to go to My Chau for lunch.
We wanted something light as we were not really hungry after the breakfast at Kingspark Good Food.
I like the cutlery holder at the table. There is even a small compartment for toothpick.
We shared two small noodles. The first was Special Chicken Noodle with chicken, liver, gizzard, quail egg and chicken ball. The size is just right for us. Continue reading
My family had dinner at Pho Japolo on Bridgeport Road before Ben left for another business trip.
We came back to Pho Japolo wanted to try the specialty dishes. Unfortunately, those dishes had been discontinued. They only serve regular Vietnamese noodle soup, rice plate and vermicelli bowl.
Nanzaro’s favourite condiments, various chili sauces.
Arkensen ordered the Noodle Soup with well-done flank, fatty brisket, soft tendon and beef tripe. The large bowl is $9.95. The serving is not as large as other Vietnamese places. Continue reading
Ben and I went out for lunch after our morning walk on a Saturday.
Ben drove to Granville St., with the intention to have lunch at one of the restaurants along the that street. We ended checking out Pho Mai Mai as it was rainy day and a bowl of noodle soup will be heart warming.
The restaurant was pretty quiet when we arrived. Just simple seating arrangement, nothing fancy.
We shared two items. A pho which came with raw beef. The soup was flavourful and the server told Ben that their dishes were MSG free. Continue reading
During Ben’s Christmas break, we went for long walk at Central Park. After the walk, we went to Metrotown area for lunch.
Ben brought me to Green Bamboo Vietnamese Restaurant. It is one of his occasional lunch spot.
I was enticed to have the above Stewed Duck Leg Egg Noodle which was posted on the wall outside the restaurant. But, unfortunately, this item had been cancelled from the menu.
So, I ordered the Seafood Tom Yum noodle Soup. It was sour and mildly spicy. Continue reading
It’s been a long time since our family visited Pho Hong. I meant all in the family dine here together.
Ben does come here once in a while for his lunch on work week.
The aging wall paper had gone. It looks brighter now with the white paint.
The usual condiments for pho. The bean sprouts are served raw.
Ben and Arkensen had the No. 1 special. Ben had the small bowl ($7.50) while Arkensen had the large bowl. The difference in price is just 50cents. Continue reading
Ben intended to bring me to My Chau for Pho Ga on a Friday evening. We were not aware that it closes at 6:00PM. Although we reached My Chau before 6:00PM, there was a note on the door stating that it closed early for that day.
So, we decided to walk along Kingsway to look for another place to eat. We came upon Hai Phong which we had not been here for a long time and settled with it.
When we entered the restaurant, an aroma of sourness permeated the restaurant. It led us to order a medium Hot and Sour Soup to share. Continue reading
It’s been a while since we visited West Lake Vietnamese Kitchen on No. 3 Road.
Ben and I stopped here for a quick lunch before his business trip.
It was not busy when we visited it on a week day lunch.
We ordered from the lunch combo which includes an appy, main dish and a drink. Ben’s appy was Pork Satay Skewers. It was served with some kind of chili sauce but not very spicy.
Ben’s choice of main was Bun Bo Hue. This was quite spicy which he likes. Continue reading
I noticed that there is a new Vietnamese restaurant in Ironwood Plaza while I drove by after having lunch in Pho Ten with Nanzaro.
This new Pho 37 has taken over the location of Red Pagoda which was also a Vietnamese Restaurant. When we asked the server about the name of the restaurant, we were told that 37 is a lucky number for the owner according to a fortune teller.
There is minimal changes to the restaurant from Red Pagoda, the previous tenant.
Even the condiments look the same as the previous tenant. I guess the new owner just took over everything from the previous owner.
I ordered a Chicken Banh Mi. There were plenty of pickled daikon and carrot but not so much of the grilled chicken. The baguette was not as crispy as we would love it to be.
Ben ordered the Pho Tuan which was posted on the wall as chef’s recommendation. It is pho with a twist. It has more pronounced flavour of ginger and garlic in it. The other non-regular ingredient is the raw egg. Continue reading
We discovered Pho Japolo when we visited Cafe Loyal. They are neighbours.
We came here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. It was a weird day. When we arrived, it was pouring but when we left, the sun was shining.
The restaurant is larger than we expected. The dining area above is just a separate dining area from the main dining area. This restaurant can easily accommodates 70 people.
The usual fixings for Vietnamese meal. The bean sprouts were served raw.
Nanzaro ordered the Bun Bo Hue. He was not sure it was his dish when the server brought it to the table because it did not look as spicy as he expected. We tasted the broth which is quite flavourful with pronounced lemongrass flavour. Nanzaro added the chili paste condiment on the table to spice up his Bun Bo Hue. Continue reading