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Vietnamese snail noodle soup in Vancouver

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Hi everyone,

I'm desperately looking for a place where I can have Vietnamese snail noodle soup (bun oc) in Vancouver and the surrounding areas such as Burnaby, Surrey, Whiterock ... Yes I would go that far for this!

Please help!

Thanks a bunch!


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  1. Ah, I remember seeing this described on a local food blog. Definitely looks tasty. Here are some results:

    Recently: http://www.foodspotting.com/places/18...
    Not so recently: http://foodosophy.wordpress.com/2009/...

    The foodosophy post is by fmed... I'm sure he'll chime in!

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    1. re: peter.v

      Thanks so much Peter for your reply. I have been looking for this for way too long! This is not the kind of food that I would die for but definitely would be the kind of food that I would cry seeing a bowl of it in front of me. Thanks so much!

      1. re: peter.v

        Yes, I imagine fmed will be along shortly :-). In the meantime, a permalink to another thread from 2009 where he mentions bun oc: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6164...

        Thanh Xuan 2261 Kingsway might be worth a look also... it's #7 on the menu posted here in 2009 http://www.604foodtography.com/2009/0...

        fmed posted about this resto back then too on foodosophy though not specifically about eating the bun oc: http://foodosophy.wordpress.com/2009/...

        I tried to go twice and both times it was closed -- their hours are pretty limited so call before you go.

        I haven't been to Truong Tranh since the original owners retired so don't know if they still have it but the foodspotting post on Mui Ngo Gai is a great lead as it is only 5 months old. Sounds like Kingsway is where the bun oc is going to be!

        Good luck in your search for Vietnamese-style gastropods!

        1. re: grayelf

          I haven't had a decent bun oc since Truong Tranh closed. I'm not a fan of Mui Ngo Gai'a food generally speaking. They are, however, one of the rare restaurants that serves unusual and regional Vietnamese soups here. Give them a shot. I trust YVRFood's palate.