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Nov 26, 2012 10:32 AM

" MY " (Vietnamese restaurant) 3222 Beaubien Est 514-507-1988

Had lunch there with colleagues and was pleasantly surprised.

I only looked a t their lunch menu so I don't even know if it's a pho place. They sure don't push the soup as a dish at lunch.

So I had a small soup with dried mushrooms and it was very good. really nice broth.
I also had a Pad Thai and it was excellent. full of flavors. total damage for lunch 10.29 and it did the job.

My colleagues had also pad tai so I can't comment on other dishes from that place.

They are near St-Michel boul. west side

" MY "
3222 Beaubien Est

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  1. I went there when they first opened. It was pretty good and friendly, but it feels very "hole in the wall" in their sub-basement location.

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    1. re: daviiiiiid

      @Daviiiiiiiid: What do you mean by Hole in the wall for that place?

      1. re: maj54us

        it sounds like he's calling it a dump

        1. re: catroast

          Probably means dump *but* I would differentiate between the two; I love holes in the wall, generally preferring them over upscale places. Dumps (to me) are inferior restos.

          1. re: porker

            in my opinion a restaurant is a dump, regardless of food quality, that does not practice basic sanitation.

          2. re: catroast

            I also love holes-in-the-wall; for me little Nhu Y would be an example of a good Vietnamese HITW. A "dump" would imply not only poorly-prepared food, but also inferior sanitation.

            Recently, in an establishment that will remain nameless (and has nothing to do with Vietnamese food) I saw someone preparing food with a cigarette hanging from her mouth. I haven't seen that hereabouts for decades...

            1. re: lagatta

              Cigarette hanging from mouth - this was the norm at our favorite place for years. The cook seemed to have a perpetual squint, head bent slightly back and to the side to escape the smoke...
              We joked that tobacco ash must be the secret ingredient...

              1. re: lagatta

                isn't ash the secret ingredient in the mish mash at cosmos? the smoking ban ruined that dish.

              2. re: catroast

                We will wait for the answer just to be clear this place is NOT a dump. I don'T eat in place that are dumps.

                I would say it looks more like a cafeteria background with simple decorations.

                But please it is not a DUMP nor a whole in the wall in my book. Unless the expression hole in the wall has changed. That's why I was asking.

                I would like to be clear that the meal we had was excellent.

              3. re: maj54us

                Oh definitely not a dump. Its just hard to notice although its not a small sign. The area seems to be very tough for restaurants. They're all pretty sketchy looking places except this one. Everything seemed clean and proper, and as I mentioned the food was pretty good.

            2. I'm guessing this is more of a pan-asian type place as pad thai is not vietnamese?

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              1. re: CookEatSleep

                I noticed that many Vietnamese or Chinese restaurants are serving dishes for surrounding countries. Altough like indian food it might have a name but will never taste the same from restaurant to restaurant.