Vietnamese Cuisine

Ice Cream Break at CHAU VeggiExpress

September 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

I had brunch with JT on Commercial Drive and we were heading back to Richmond. It was a nice day and she was obviously in the mood for some dessert. She suggested CHAU [...]

Lunch at Thai Son Marine Drive

July 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Thai Son’s Richmond location has been my go-to Vietnamese pho place in Richmond for years, although I have not had a chance to eat there since they moved to the new [...]

Pho 37 - Tuan’s Special Watered Down?

June 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I visited Pho 37. The small Vietnamese joint is located at Ironwood Mall in East Richmond. I always like how clean and bright the place is. I [...]

Mom’s Approval of Anh And Chi

May 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Last year we welcomed a wave of hip Vietnamese restaurants in the city. Anh and Chi is an extremely popular choice among them.  Since my last visit, I had been wanting to [...]

Little Saigon in Yaletown

February 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

I came to find out about Little Saigon from my friend Areta (Foodgressing) and her picture on the restaurant’s salad roll. At the time I had only seen a Vietnamese [...]

Ba Bar: Delicious Pre-Dinner Cocktails

March 24, 2016 // 3 Comments

Ba Bar is not your typical Vietnamese restaurant. Besides delicious Vietnamese fare, they are also known for their kickass cocktails, as well as  being the popular spot [...]

Pho Ho Vietnamese Noodle Soup

January 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Walking into Pho Ho, I was impressed by how bright and spotlessly clean this place was. The decorative walls and cute furniture seemed brand-new. Once sitting down I noticed [...]

La Petite Camille, Millbrae

December 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

The food I had at La Petitie Camille was quite delicious, despite the fact that we got there quite late, almost right before they were closing, and our dishes were their last [...]

Red Pagoda, Coal Harbour

September 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Red Pagoda seems to be a popular choice for lunch in the part of Downtown core area that’s neighbouring Coal Harbour. The ambiance and cleanliness looked rather [...]

Pho Extreme Xe Lua

September 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

I always have doubts on the going to a 24-hour restaurant, as keeping the dishes consistent for 24 hours sounds extremely difficult. But maybe you can get away with running a [...]

Pho 37

August 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

Pho 37 was previously Red Pagoda in Ironwood Plaza. I guess the owner just decided to give it a more common name they would use in Vietnam. I am also suspecting their [...]

Nha Trang

June 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

I saw Nha Trang’s ad in Sing Tao Daily, and decided to grab some early dinner after spending some time on Main street for Vancouver Car Free Day. Their special combos [...]

Green Lemongrass Richmond 

June 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Green Lemongrass is a bigger Vietnamese restaurant in Richmond Central with a green outdoor patio space, which is pretty rare for local Vietnamese joints. It is quite nice to [...]

BaoQi Eateri

June 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

They are definitely doing something very special here at BaoQi Eateri. The Chef-and-Owners, Bao and Qi, inspired by Mom’s dishes, have shown their love for family and [...]

Delicious Pho

April 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Located right outside of Yaltown and close to Stadium station, Delicious Pho doesn’t have a lot of competitions within the 10-minute-walk radius. was impressed by their [...]

Au Petit Cafe

March 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Right next to Long Noodle House, Au Petit Cafe is a small Vietnamese joint where a lot of people have raved about their banh mi (Vietnamese sub sandwich). Unfortunately, they [...]

Pho Goodness

January 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was invited out for drinks after work by my French gals Jenny and Justine, along with a few other friends at 1181 on Davie. ‘Hmm what about dinner?’ – I [...]

Cafe Phin

January 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

When I heard Jenny suggest getting pho on Denman, I moaned silently. I had some bad pho on Denman years ago. Not that I don’t want to move on from that one-time [...]

Saigon City

December 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

I really wanted to like Saigon City. It had the appealing of being a small charming family joint right outside of Richmond city centre. The owner was super friendly and [...]

Joyeaux Cafe

December 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

I had a delightful lunch with a co-worker at Joyeaux Cafe today. I stopped coming here a couple years ago because I was able to get tasty pho or lemongrass chicken at Pho [...]

Pho An Nam

November 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

The first nice thing I noticed about Pho An Nam – they had a huge parking pot in the back. That is certainly a big plus when you live in Richmond where almost everyone [...]

Pho Ten

October 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

I had passed by Pho Ten in Ironwood quite a few times but never tried their food. My friend Jonny once told me he did not think the food was good there, and that might had [...]

Pho Khang

September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Morgan and I were looking for a quick lunch in Richmond. We came to Pho Khang in the Broadmore neighbourhood (No.3 and Williams). They just opened earlier in the spring, so [...]

Lai Taste

September 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lai Taste proves that Parker Place Food Court, along with other Asian food courts in Richmond could be your dining room. For 6 whole dollars, you can get a huge bowl or plate [...]

Pho Tan: 10-Course Vietnamese Feast!

September 24, 2014 // 6 Comments

People enjoy pho and other typical Vietnamese dishes at Pho Tan.  But my buddies didn’t take me here for pho, but a secret menu of dishes that need to be ordered 24 [...]

Red Pagoda Richmond

September 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Red Pagoda in Richmond is fairly new and is located in Ironwood area. Knowing they have other locations in Downtown area and on Commercial Drive, this was only my first [...]

Phnom Penh Vancouver

September 5, 2014 // 1 Comment

I took my Swiss friend Sean to Phnom Penh in Chinatown for lunch. And the place became an instant hit for him. It was 1:15pm Friday afternoon and the line-up was not too [...]

Lotus Pho Restaurant

August 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

The pho broth at Lotus Pho Restaurants was excellent and definitely above average, although it was a little bolder than I normally liked. However their price of pho seem to [...]

Hai Phong Vietnamese Restaurant

August 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Richard (food critic, and Jenny (French Born Vietnamese) both agreed Hai Phong was their favourite Vietnamese restaurant in Vancouver. This was a [...]

Thai Son Richmond

August 6, 2014 // 1 Comment

The food at Thai Son Richmond always has a consistent quality, and it has become my to-go place for pho and other Vietnamese dishes. After badminton, 5 of us decided to come [...]

24 Train Express Noodle House

August 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

24 Train Express is a Vietnamese noodle house in a relatively quiet neighbourhood in yaletown. It was a late lunch on a hot summer day. Having a cold rice vermicelli dish [...]

Ha Long Bay Vietnamese Restaurant

July 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Just after one sip of the beef broth, everything ceased for a second and I was feeling a soulful moment. Yes the broth is THAT good here at Ha Long Bay. Off a good start, my [...]

Pho Express at International Food Fair

June 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

“Everything” Pho @ Pho Express at International Food Fair Since our work office moved, I had not been going to Pho Express as often. This place offered serious [...]

Fumiyoshi: Pho at a Sushi House?

April 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

It felt strange walking into a Japanese restaurant and found Vietnamese dishes on the menu. We were supposed to go to Ha Long Bay for lunch but found that it was under [...]