Kim Anh – Vietnamese-Canadian Cafe

If you live in Vancouver, chances are, you’ve tried pho before, driven by a hole-in-the-wall pho joint, or have argued with someone on the correct pronunciation of “pho”.

Whether you pronounce it as “fo” or “fuh”, however, the large number of pho places in the Lower Mainland is a relatively new phenomenon that only truly appeared after the influx of Vietnamese immigration in the mid-70’s and 80’s.

Kim Anh is a prototypical Vietnamese-Canadian cafe in New Westminster serving up both Vietnamese cuisine and western foods (such as burgers, steaks, and omelettes).

On my visit, I tried the Pho Tai Bo Vien ($6.99) – which contains rare beef and beef balls with rice noodles in soup. I was hoping for the rare beef to actually be rare… but as you can see in the picture below, the beef had already cooked up in the soup before it got to my table. There wasn’t tons of beef (maybe about 5 slices) but the flavour of the broth was okay, though on the lighter side. On the side, they brought out some crunchy sprouts and a lemon wedge – but no Thai basil.

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7405 Edmonds Street
New Westminster, BC

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Posted on August 14, 2014, in Canadian, Restaurant Review, Vietnamese and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hey I just wanted to tell you thatnif you ever go back to Kim ahn’s you should not order the pho. Which is decent / average at best. No he real treasure here is the deluxe burger. Neither me nor my boyfriend or my friend who I have recently introduced o it’s glory have had one better. I’m Canadian, I’ve tried every burger from McDonald’s to fat burger to cactus club. This burger tops them all. So do yourself a favor and try it next time you go 🙂 it’s well worth it :). Me and my bf actually make special trips to the area to have it even though we don’t live there anymore.

    • Please excuse the errors, I commented on my phone while transiting!

    • Thanks for reading. Yes, sometimes you can find the best stuff in places that you wouldn’t expect. Thanks for the tip.

      Have you ever tried IT Char Burger in New West (inside the Royal Square Mall on McBride and Eight Ave)? It’s pretty good too.

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