Gold Train II Express: Unabashed Viet Food but Iffy Service
Gold Train II Express is one of the no-nonsense eateries located in the Market Crossing area of Burnaby serving up hearty Vietnamese cuisine. As typical with many Vietnamese eateries, everything is very utilitarian here… meant to get people in and out as quickly as possible.
Looking for a lighter meal, I decided to try their Vegetable and Wonton Yellow Noodle Soup and Vietnamese Spring Roll. I really like the frilly/wavy yellow egg noodles that they use here and I appreciate the crispness that they get in their spring rolls. I’m assuming they use a rice paper wrapper for their spring roll which gives it a much nicer crunch.
I revisited to try their Bun Bo Hue ($10 for large) because I saw that you can substitute the rice vermicelli with the yellow egg noodles that I like so much here. The thing to know about this place is that the food and flavour is really in-your-face. It’s unabashed and no-nonsense… and isn’t that all we want?
The other thing to know about this place is that it can get really busy (especially at lunch time). Due to this, the service here can suffer. Take, for example, my last visit where I ordered the Grilled Chicken with Spring Roll Vermicelli Bowl or Bun Ga Nuong, Cha Gio ($10.50). They wound up giving my lunch to someone else who came in and ordered at least 10 minutes after I ordered.
So if you’re looking for some no-nonsense Viet food and don’t care about the service… Gold Train II Express is a viable option.
#105 – 7515 Market Crossing