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How Sriracha Hot Sauce is Made

How Sriracha Hot Sauce is Made

How Sriracha Hot Sauce is Made The latest edition of Hypebeast Process features the process of how Sriracha Rooster Hot Sauce is made. CEO and founder, David Tran of Huy Fong Foods walks us through the making process of this famous sauce. The company started in 1980 [...]
Delicious Pho Coquitlam | Vietnamese Noodles Coquitlam Centre

Delicious Pho Coquitlam | Vietnamese Noodles Coquitlam Centre

Delicious Pho Coquitlam Centre is my go to place for Vietnamese Pho Noodles. High ceilings and ample table and booth seats. There is a free parkade behind the building. There are also plenty of street parking. Delicious Pho is right beside Browns Social House and […]

New Asia Deli Vietnamese Restaurant Richmond | Banh Mi 亞洲美食

New Asia Deli Vietnamese Restaurant Richmond | Banh Mi 亞洲美食

New Asia Deli Restaurant Richmond Vietnamese Nomss
亞洲美食 New Asia Deli Vietnamese Restaurant Richmond is located in Continental Centre next to Pearl Castle 圓香茶坊, Dragon View Chinese Cuisine 龍景軒, etc. This little Vietnamese restaurant serves a variety of banh mi, pho noodles and rice options. Their shredded pork skin sandwich is pretty tasty and is a great lunch option .

 
New Asia Deli Restaurant Richmond Vietnamese Nomss
Cambodian Phnom Penh Dry Noodles: Sometimes Phnom Penh is really too far to travel to just for dry noodles. New Asia version comes with plenty of ham, shredded pork , meat balls and shrimp.

 
New Asia Deli Restaurant Richmond Vietnamese Nomss
Four Treasure Rice: shredded pork skin, ham, lemongrass chicken and a fried egg over easy. We like the variety in toppings on this rice with plenty of textures.

 

Only pitfall, we get quite thirsty after our meal here. So best to space out your visits.

 

 

 

New Asia Deli Restaurant on Urbanspoon

New Asia Deli Restaurant 亞洲美食
URL: n/a
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Pho

Hours:
Mon 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

3779 Sexsmith Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3Z9
(604) 279-4288

Best Pho in Vancouver | Best Vietnamese Restaurants Vancouver

Best Pho in Vancouver | Best Vietnamese Restaurants Vancouver

Where to get the best Pho in Vancouver? What are the best Vietnamese Restaurants Vancouver? When it’s raining, it is always a good time for Pho Noodles. There are so many best Vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver. Everywhere you go seems to be the next best pho […]

Mr. Red Cafe Vietnamese Restaurant Vancouver | Traditional Hanoi Northern Vietnamese Cuisine

Mr. Red Cafe Vietnamese Restaurant Vancouver | Traditional Hanoi Northern Vietnamese Cuisine

  Mr. Red Cafe is a recently opened Vietnamese restaurant on Hastings (Sunrise neighborhood). Unlike many pho restaurants in Vancouver, Mr Red Cafe offers traditional Northern Vietnamese cuisine. Owner Rose tells us that they value authentic traditional flavors. Their broth is MSG free and flavors are built […]

Joyeaux Cafe Vancouver, Downtown | Spicy Beef Noodles Bun Bo Hue

Joyeaux Cafe Vancouver, Downtown | Spicy Beef Noodles Bun Bo Hue

joyeaux cafe vancouver Downtown Pho Howe Street

We were greeted one evening by a bitter cold winter evening in Vancouver. The nearby restaurants were packed and have no tables available. It were grateful for a hot bowl of pho at Joyeaux Cafe Vancouver on Howe Street. The service here is prompt and pretty friendly. I used to come here for lunch when I worked waterfront. It was always a treat. Vancouver downtown offers an abundance of ramen restaurants, but not many pho places.

 

joyeaux cafe vancouver Downtown Pho Howe Street

 

Spicy Beef Noodles Bun bo Hue: I usually like to change my noodles to pho noodles. That’st just how I prefer it. The spiciness, tart and salty lemongrass was delicious. Even for me, I didn’t need to add extra chili oil. It was spicy on its own.

 

 

joyeaux cafe vancouver Downtown Pho Howe Street

 

Lemongrass chicken with fried egg broken rice: The chicken was brine with flavorful lemongrass and spices. Served with pickled vegetables, some shredded pork. If you are tired of the same lemongrass chicken or pork, do give the lemongrass fish at Joyeaux Cafe a try. Not many places has this. It is lightly breaded, dusted with spices then deep fried.

 

Joyeaux Cafe & Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Joyeaux Cafe Vancouver
url: www.joyeaux-cafe-restaurant.com
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Pho

 

Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Sat-Sun: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Holidays: 8:00am – 8:00pm

551 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2C2
(604) 681-9168

 

 

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Nha Trang Vietnamese Restaurant Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui) | 芽莊越式料理

Nha Trang Vietnamese Restaurant Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui) | 芽莊越式料理

Last time I was in Hong Kong, I had to revisit Nha Trang Vietnamese Restaurant Hong Kong 芽莊越式料理. One of the things I love about Vietnamese cuisine is the vivid colors from the ingredients used. Greens from limes. Reds from chilies. Yellows from egg foo young. Etc. It […]

Song Huong Vietnamese Restaurant, Vancouver (Sunrise)

Song Huong Vietnamese Restaurant, Vancouver (Sunrise)

Song Huong Vietnamese Restaurant is one of the best Viet restaurants in Vancouver? Their special Beef 7 ways and Oxtail Hotpot is a meat feast? How could you not have heard of this restaurant? I must have been living in a well because I really […]

Pho Tam Surrey (The Best Noodle Soup In Town), Surrey (Whalley) 歡心正宗越南牛肉粉

Pho Tam Surrey (The Best Noodle Soup In Town), Surrey (Whalley) 歡心正宗越南牛肉粉

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Sometimes I wonder how true something self proclaimed is. The best noodle soup in town? Apparently this is true and there is a large fan base and general consensus that Pho Tam Surrey 歡心正宗越南牛肉粉 is not only the best pho in Surrey, but perhaps all of Metro Vancouver. It is located in Whalley, Surrey. It is beside the Surrey Central Skytrain station, but parking is terrible.

 

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Again, I am in the area for work and decided to pay this infamous pho place a visit. Nance is going to be so jealous! Inside are dated pink walls and there is  nothing fancy about the decor.

 

 

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Bún bò Huế ( I changed it to Pho Bo Hué 順化泃粉): I didn’t change the noodle to pho noodles by mistake, but I finally understand why they use that type of noodle… Its so bouncy yet soaks in all the soup!

 

Beef flank, beef balls, congealed pigs blood, and a pork knuckle all inside this bowl of mildly spicy, sour and salty lemongrass piping hot bowl of pho. So f-ing good! Pho-nomenal!

 

 

 

Pho Tam on Urbanspoon

 

Pho Tam Surrey 歡心正宗越南牛肉粉
URL: n/a
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Pho Noodles
Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday – Sunday: 10:00am-10:00pm

10302 City Pkwy, Surrey, BC V3T 4Y8
(604) 589-4223

 

 

Pho Viet Kamloops in Donut King & Coffee, Kamloops

Pho Viet Kamloops in Donut King & Coffee, Kamloops

I’ve been on the road for awhile now, and being away from Vancouver (Lower Mainland) makes me crave and miss Asian food A LOT. When searching for the “best pho” in Kamloops or any Pho for that matter, my GPS brought me to Donut King & […]

Le Do Vietnamese Restaurant, Vancouver (East Hastings / Sunrise)

Le Do Vietnamese Restaurant, Vancouver (East Hastings / Sunrise)

  Le Do Vietnamese Restaurant… Try the pho once and you will be hooked. Try the rice a second time and will so happy you may want to cry. Le Do is a couple of shops down from Red Wagon and puts up a fierce […]

Pok Pok Portland, Oregon x Ike Vietnamese Chicken Wings

Pok Pok Portland, Oregon x Ike Vietnamese Chicken Wings

POK POK WHISKEY SODA LOUNGE PORTLAND

 
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Let`s pick up from where we left off with Pok Pok Portland…

 

As we began to depart from Whiskey Soda Lounge and head over to Pok Pok, it is near 9:00 and we are challenged by our own sanity – to brave such a lengthy wait. I don`t want to flip any tables.

 

One of Pok Pok Portland `s selling points is its display of seating which flavors streets of Southeast Asia. Hightop communion tables, exposed light fixtures, random room dividers. It is the hole in the wall / dive which perhaps attracts tourists, locals and hipsters.

 

As we paced thru the crowds, we noticed the chefs in the kitchen …

 

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We were brought to the back room. A sort of make shift addition to the whole structure. It resembled much of a basement from your grandparents’ old house or perhaps an old 70s diner. Vintage is the new “new” right?

 
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Our drinking water is flavored with Pandanus leaf, as is done often in Northern Thailand – coconut tasting with toasted rice / vanilla / grassy flavor.
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POK POK WHISKEY SODA LOUNGE PORTLAND

Khao Soi Chix 12.50: Northern Thai mild curry noodle soup made with their secret curry paste recipe and house-pressed fresh coconut milk. Served with house pickled mustard greens, shallots, crispy yellow noodles and roast chili paste. The broth was light, not very spicy even after we folded in the chili paste. The crispy noodles were a nice addition followed by a few sparing noodles. The chicken? Chicken drums sticks soaked into the soup sans seasoning and flavour.

 

 

POK POK WHISKEY SODA LOUNGE PORTLAND

POK POK WHISKEY SODA LOUNGE PORTLAND
Da Chom’s Laap Meuang 14: Northern Thai spicy hand-minced pork “salad” with aromatics, spices, herbs, crackling and crispy fried shallots and garlic. On the menu it said learned from Da Chom a friend’s father from the village Saluang Nai near Chiang Mai, Thailang. The “salad” portion was quite the joke as it appears to be usual sides provided at any typical Vietnamese Pho noodle restaurants. This dish resembles much of Phnom Penh’s dry noodle toppings. Taste perhaps slightly spicier. Not a bad dish, just I could’ve had this at PP in Vancouver less 3 hours wait time. Meh!
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Kaeng Hung Leh 12.50: Northern Thai sweet, pork belly and pork shoulder curry with ginger, palm sugar, turmeric, tamarind. Burmese curry powder and pickled garlic. A Chiang Mai classic… Again, reminiscent of a popular Chinese dish Fatty pork belly braised in a piping hot claypot. Four pieces of pork belly, that is $3.125 / piece. Inflation must have hit America overnight. I give it the pork belly was tender, juicy and flavorful of spice. Again, I could have driven 30 mins to Richmond, BC for this dish.

 

POK POK WHISKEY SODA LOUNGE PORTLAND

POK POK WHISKEY SODA LOUNGE PORTLAND

Pok Pok Affogato 7.00: Condensed milk ice cream drowned in a shot of Vietnamese coffee served with Chinese donut. The silkiness of the sweet ice cream is heavenly but the small balls died a tragic death in the sea of coffee. It came melted and unappetizing. I wasn’t sure how to eat this Chinese donut. Was there supposed to be a side of congee? We dunked the fried flour sticks into the coffee and melted ice cream. Eww, how awful. Some things clearly do not mix well together. We quickly scooped the ice cream and left the rest. Maybe just order the ice cream on its own. Creekside Coffee Roaster in Coquitlam offers a better presentation and flavour .

 

 

My challenge to you is for you Pok Pok Portland lovers to drive up to Vancouver and try the above mentioned restaurants. Happy Eating!

 

 

 

 

 
Pok Pok on Urbanspoon

 
3226 Southeast Division Street,

Portland, OR 97202, United States

 

 

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Indochine Kitchen + Bar , Vancouver (Mount Pleasant)

Indochine Kitchen + Bar , Vancouver (Mount Pleasant)

  There’s a new kid on the block of West Broadway that offers you similar takes on Cambodia / Vietnamese food with a fusion twist. Indochine Kitchen brings you food that shadows crowd pleasers as Phnom Penh, but is it the same, better, or shallows in […]

The Union Bar, Vancouver (Chinatown / Strathcona)

The Union Bar, Vancouver (Chinatown / Strathcona)

Not that I need another reason to love Strathcona. But the transformation is nice. It’s nice to see a few more independent eateries with unique culinary flare rather than cookie cutters on conveyer belts. Now I have another reason to go to Chinatown besides Phnom Penh […]