Sen Vang serving the very best Bun Bo Hue in Montreal
I've recently paid a visit to Sen Vang, a brand new Vietnamese spot on Victoria, right in front of Cote Sainte Catherine Metro. This is a small family-run operation specializing in soups. They've got the more common Pho (from Northern Vietnam), the less Bun Bo Hue (spicy with marinated beef) which is served in some MTL restaurants on weekends, and the even less common Mi (with egg noodles, shrimp and sha siu pork) which can be ordered with the broth on the side.
I ordered the Bun Bo Hue, which is not on the menu but available at all times. I can report that it was absolutely perfect. It definitely beat the others I have tasted in MTL, most notably that of Pho Lien and Pho Bang.
I'm curious to know how it compares to Hung Phat, which serves bun bo hue daily (except Tuesdays - closed).
Anyone tried both?
I'm looking forward to checking this place out. Right now, my favourite Bun Bo Hue is at Duy Anh on St-Michel, but it's mostly because of the homemade saté they put on your table.
Just tried Sen Vang, having been inspired by Siumaleater's account. Thank you for the hot tip! This place is great. The bun bo hue was phenomenal. We followed orders to stay away from all condiments on the table except the sate (shrimp paste, chillies and lemongrass); it was sound advice. Also tried some grilled chicken and some pretty fantastic imperial rolls (all killer, no filler). The owner and his nephew who was waiting tables were both very personable and welcoming. Will definitely be back; highly recommend.