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Appleton Vietnamese Resto in Cote des Neiges

loojoy Dec 27, 2009 07:05 AM

Can't remember the name of this restaurant but was thinking of bringing some out-of-towners there. How is it?

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  1. carswell RE: loojoy Dec 27, 2009 07:13 AM

    Chez Tung. The Vietnamese food's OK but by-the-numbers unspecial (it used to be a chain). The "Thai" food is awful.

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    1. re: carswell
      VivreManger RE: carswell Dec 28, 2009 05:44 AM


      Its so-called virtue is that it is cheap and spice-less. If the out-of-towners are 80 year olds who dream of jello as the highpoint of their meal, it might be their cup of tea.

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        jarschef RE: VivreManger Dec 28, 2009 07:52 AM

        I will have to disagree. I find the food very fresh and not greasy which I like. The garlic chicken and noodle dish are great.
        Its not a fancy place but for a good, somewhat healthy meal I am a fan.

    2. amelie1980 RE: loojoy Dec 29, 2009 05:31 AM

      For a Vietnamese restaurant in CDN, might I suggest Pho Lien instead?

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        VivreManger RE: amelie1980 Dec 30, 2009 05:16 AM

        Much better. The broth in the Pho is very good.

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          Yummylicious RE: amelie1980 Dec 30, 2009 06:34 AM

          I second on Pho Lien. You must also try their "pancakes" -- white, jello-ey type, probably made from rice flour, lightly pan fried covered in a thin layer of egg. Also comes with a sweet soy sauce. Yummm!

          1. re: Yummylicious
            keelo RE: Yummylicious Dec 30, 2009 09:34 PM

            They're called "rice cake". You can order them with or without the egg.

          2. re: amelie1980
            Tiny Iota RE: amelie1980 Jan 3, 2010 12:39 PM

            I think Pho Lien's pho is overrated. Extremely salty and somewhat flavorless. There's a little basement place on Cote Des Neiges that's better who's name I can't remember, though the pho broth is a little on the sweet side. Up near Jean Talon, though, there's a pretty decent Cambodian place with great atmosphere. Has anyone else tried it? I had a pretty good experience there.

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