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, […]
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 accessible underground subways stations that lead from Complexe Deshardins, Place D’ Armes and Palce des Arts metro stations. A brisk walk underground leads us to Saint-Urbain and De La Gauchetière Street – the back roads of Montreal Chinatown (Le quartier chinois de Montréal 蒙特利爾唐人街). And shortly we found Pho Thanh Long Vietnamese Montreal.
Pho Bang New York Vietnamese was close by in Montreal Chinatown.
Chinatown in Montreal really isn’t too big and is much smaller than Vancouver’s. In fact, there are more Vietnamese Pho eateries than there are of wonton noodles. I heard lots of good things about the authenticity of the Pho noodles at Pho Thanh Long and we were super excited to try it.
The soup is tasty and not very oily, but the real winner was their Mong dry vermicelli noodles. Lots of chicken slices with prawns. There was a lot of ingredients and they didn’t skimp out. The spring rolls were tasty and wasn’t too oily. Added with some fish sauce mixed with chili oil really made our day!
There isn’t a lot of reviews on Urbanspoon nor Yelp. But if you ever check in with Foursquare you will see a lot of good word of mouth!
Pho Thanh Long Vietnamese Restaurant
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Pho, Noodle Soup
Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
103 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2X 1K5
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 […]
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 always on the hit list – it is on mine anyways. After a week-long trip in Mexico, I was famished for some serious Asian food! Of course, good food is always best shared with loved ones. Seriously tho, if you still haven’t tried it – You. Are. Missing. Out! If you are hungry and expect to be seated asap during prime time dinner hour you will be sadly disappointed. 40mins will be the usual wait time unless all your stars align! Maybe less if you are willing to share a table…
Marinated Butter Beef: This is like the Cambodian version of Beef Tataki… Thinly sliced and prepared medium rare served with loads of cilantro (mmmm… I love cilantro!!!), deep friend garlic bites, tangy soy vinaigrette flavored sauce… Phnom Penh butter beef is melt in your mouth buttery beef goodness. It is very sharp and irresistible to just have one bite…
Phnom Penh Deep Fried Chicken Wings: I seriously don’t know how this dish could go wrong… Phnom Penh deep fried chicken wings are the best chicken wings in Vancouver. It is a matched made in heaven with its lemon pepper dipping sauce. Phnom Penh wings are lightly battered, deep fried and seasoned with rock salt and pepper. The lemon pepper sauce is intensely tangy, peppery and I swear there is some special Cambodian seasoning not commonly known. Chef’s secret! Equally yummy are its version of squid and prawns. Do yourself a favor and ask for extra dipping sauce so your chicken wing can be fully submersed into this delicious sauce please.
Garlic Frog Legs: Frog legs tastes like chicken. In case you are wondering. I suggest the curry version instead next time! Otherwise, the frog legs it feels like cut from the some cloth as the PP Chicken Wings.
Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Rice Vermicelli
Claypot Chicken Rice: Takes approx 20 mins. I had this last time I came here at Phnom Penh Vancouver, but didn’t take any photos. This rice is infused with bone-in chicken, wood ear (type of Chinese fungus), golden needles (edible flower buds), ginger, Chinese mushrooms. Slow cooked over 20 mins to really extract all the intricate flavors of each ingredient and the rice is slightly crispy along the inside edge of the claypot.
Spicy Clams with Basil Sauce: You can really taste the basil reduced into the calms. The sauce is very fragrant and flavorful. It is strong enough but not overpowering and not super salty. I find that sometimes there are a lot of empty shells. What was left were juicy clams.
Tsing Tao Beer
Lastly, please ensure your full party arrives otherwise you will not be seated (even if you have made reservations).
Phnom Penh Vancouver Chinatown 金邊小館
244 E Georgia St.
Cuisine: Vietnamese, Cambodian
Monday – Wednesday 10:00am-9:00pm
Thursday – Saturday 10:00am-10:00pm
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