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 […]
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 […]
It was a cloudy Sunday afternoon after service at Tenth and we were all craving a little pho. Dave suggested there is this awesome chicken Pho place called My Chau on Kingsway, but alas they are closed on Sundays. Our friend suggested we try Pho Tan Vietnamese, corner of Main Street / 30th Ave, which is quite near King’s Chinese Cuisine 大煌 . There is plenty of street parking. We were promptly seated even for a busy Sunday for our group of seven. Pho Tan Vietnamese is dated decor with bamboo screens, paintings and sculptures. But does this really matter? Not really! This place is clean and it sure beats a lot of the other hole in the walls in this city.
Norm too Pho restaurants, we were served fresh bean sprouts, basil leaves and lime.
Pho Bo Satay 沙嗲牛肉粉 : This is Pho Tan ‘s specialty and perhaps the first I’ve seen in Vancouver. The broth has a good kick of heat and flavour. It reminds me of a Vietnamese version of Laksa. Served with thin fatty beef slices and al dente noodles.
Pho Bo Hué 順化泃粉: My spicy noodles came with a side of clear soup and ribs. The broth is mildly spicy, more fragrant, and more complex than the one at Bao Chau Vietnamese on Hastings. To make it more spicy I reached for the chili oil to pour over my Vietnamese ham and fatty beef.
Spring Rolls: Eyes wider than stomach we also ordered some crispy spring rolls to share. There was a good crunch to every bite and the fillings were generous.
Pho Bo: A simple standard clear broth that is flavourful and some beef slices, onions and garnish.
Lemongrass Chicken Rice: Nicely grilled and seasoned juicy chicken over broken rice and sausage patty. A generous serving along with some fish sauce. YUM!
Sour Sop: I love this slushy with a slight tart flavour. It is refreshing and enjoyable in any weather!
Pho Tan Vietnamese Restaurant 新記越南餐廳
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Pho, Noodles Soup
Mon 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tue 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wed 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sun 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
4598 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V
Bao Chau Vietnamese Vancouver 寶珠 is located on 2717 East Hastings Street near the infamous Pulled Pork Pancake at Red Wagon, PNE and Playland. This Vietnamese Pho restaurant has been around since I was a little kid and still continues to serve up simple Vietnamese dishes […]
During our stay in Montreal it was hard not to miss home cooked Asian meals. A bowl of noodles is in the order. One of the best things around Montreal was where we stayed, Hyatt Regency Montreal. It is dead center of downtown with […]
No More Banh Mi (Viet Subs) | Bao Chau Vietnamese 寶珠 & Le Petit Saigon 小小西貢 , Vancouver (East Hastings / Sunshine Community)
Sad to report that Bao Chau Vietnamese 寶珠 on 2717 East Hastings Street and Le Petit Saigon 小小西貢 just a few steps away on 2783 East Hastings Street both no longer serves Banh Mi, Vietnamese Subs, Sandwiches or however you want to call it. So why the sudden disposition of the subs? Do they not generate enough revenue? It simply can’t be because nobody likes it! They were delicious! Please bring them back! Must we go far away to Kingsway Deli or Ba Le French Sandwiches in Mount Pleasant area, or Viet Sub in Downtown just to get a bite of the tasty banh mi’s? Le Sigh!
Kingsway Deli Vancouver is a small little Vietnamese market serving banh mi subs, deli, cooked foods, dessert drinks. We were rushing back to Coquitlam, after a much eventful day of shopping and eating at Café Medina (click) and Le Marché St. George (click). We […]
Phnom Penh Vancouver Chinatown 金邊小館 is one of those restaurants I never grow tired of. And although it is such a dive, it does offer some extremely delicious Cambodia / Vietnamese dishes with a lot of variety. As with most Vancouverite food junkies, Phnom Penh is […]