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Where to go to get good Vietnamese!

abiaandrews Nov 10, 2010 10:24 AM

I live in Langley but I go downtown frequently. Vietnamese is one of my favorite foods and its hard to find a good place. I'm really not a fan of Pho Hoes or Pho 99 etc. they are pretty generic and deliver non authentic food.

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Pho 99 Restaurant
403 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC V3K3V9, CA

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  1. Meerschaum RE: abiaandrews Nov 10, 2010 02:01 PM

    Phnom Penh.

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      brokentelephone RE: Meerschaum Nov 14, 2010 11:47 AM

      That is not a vietnamese restaurant! It's cambodian (as the name would suggesT)!

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        grayelf RE: brokentelephone Nov 14, 2010 08:53 PM

        I think they have both, broken, and even a few Laotian dishes.

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          fmed RE: grayelf Nov 15, 2010 04:23 AM

          ...and some Chiu Chow dishes to boot.

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          fmed RE: brokentelephone Nov 14, 2010 08:54 PM

          To be fair...PP calls themselves a "Cambodian-Vietnamese" restaurant. Half their menu is Vietnamese.

           
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            brokentelephone RE: fmed Nov 15, 2010 02:18 AM

            My bad --

            They don't really have the standard Viet dishes though if I recall (no pho, esp), and there is so much great Vietnamese in Van why bother?

            Song Hu'ong is good, and is Pho Quyen on 25/Fraser. Love both for pho (never tried anything else at either though).

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        zduerr RE: abiaandrews Nov 10, 2010 03:13 PM

        My favorite place for Vietnamese is Green Lemongrass on Kingsway. Others on this board also seem to enjoy it:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/715298

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          jcolvin RE: zduerr Nov 10, 2010 06:15 PM

          second for green lemongrass. their sister restaurant in richmond is mighty good too.

        2. fmed RE: abiaandrews Nov 10, 2010 08:41 PM

          Along with the other recs already mentioned:

          Song Huong (try some of the Hue dishes there - eg bun bo Hue; and the bo 7 mon - you'll need at least 4 people though. It's my go-to pho place as well.)

          My Chau (the pho ga is excellent, but many of their other dishes are also very good)

          Truong Tranh - for North Vietnamense dishes...eg banh cuon, xoi)

          Le Do (solid pho and their special salad roll)

          Pho Thai Hoa - a good survey of Vietnamese classics mostly well executed.

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          Pho Thai Hoa Restaurant
          1625 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N2S2, CA

          My Chau Restaurant
          1715 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N2S4, CA

          Song Huong
          1613 Nanaimo St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4T9, CA

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            grayelf RE: fmed Nov 10, 2010 09:22 PM

            Cuu Long (Cong) at Kingsway and Knight has some mighty fine pork grillage happening, and the family that runs it are so welcoming. I also like their desserts a lot.

          2. LotusRapper RE: abiaandrews Nov 10, 2010 10:07 PM

            My personal faves include:

            Thai Son Restaurant, 3 locations:
            E. Broadway btwn Main & Fraser (Vanc)
            E. 1st Ave at Renfrew (Vanc)
            Garden City @ Leslie (Richmond)

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            Thai Son Restaurant
            4653 City Gdns, Richmond, BC V6Y, CA

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              YVRChow RE: abiaandrews Nov 12, 2010 06:15 AM

              I would add Hai Phong to the list: http://www.haiphongrestaurant.com

              They have my favourite pho in the area, and also do many other dishes very well.

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              Hai Phong
              1246 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V, CA

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                fmed RE: YVRChow Nov 12, 2010 07:15 AM

                Hai Phong - good call!

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                Hai Phong
                1246 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V, CA

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