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Little Minh’s (Formerly Most Valuable Pho): Vietnamese Food in Burnaby

In early April, we noticed that a new Vietnamese restaurant called M.V.P had opened up recently in the Market Crossing complex on Marine Drive in Burnaby. I was a bit confused by the name at first until I learned that it stood for Most Valuable Pho. As things turned out, they had to change their name at the request of their landlord (because there are other competing tenants that also serve pho)… hence their new name… “Little Minh’s”.
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The Viet Noodle Guy: Modern Take on Classic Vietnamese

Everyone has their own favourite spot for pho. In the past, this usually meant some hole-in-the-wall noodle joint that’s seen better days. The Viet Noodle Guy kicks that trend and seems to be doing quite well at it.
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Pho Century Fine Vietnamese Cuisine: Solid Viet Food in South Burnaby

Okay, it’s been about 7 years since I last visited Pho Century (geez, I feel old now). Located on the corner of Kingsway and Sperling (and next to Mr. Ho’s Wonton House), I had completely forgotten how the food was like here so I thought I should pay them a revisit.
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V Cafe: Banh Mi and Vegan Beef Stew

I had such high hopes for V Cafe. I mean, I was just coming here for a banh mi. For those of you who haven’t tried it before, a banh mi is a type of Vietnamese sandwich served in an airy and crusty baguette.
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Pho Edmonds: Unassuming Vietnamese Fare

Pho Edmonds is located in a nondescript yet busy mini mall in Burnaby. While there aren’t a lot of tables in the restaurant, there’s plenty of room as the tables are spread apart.
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Pho Chan: Solid Vietnamese Food in New West

Pho Chan is a newish (well, newish to me) Vietnamese restaurant that’s located in the former Salty’s Fish & Chips site in Royal Square Mall in New Westminster.
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Banh Mi Bar – Vietnamese Subs

We’ve got sushi bars and coffee bars and actual drinking bars… well, it was about time that we had a banh mi bar around here!
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Anh + Chi – Butter Garlic Chicken Wings

I’m not sure how this always seems to happen to us… but it seems like anytime we head out to a part of the city that we usually don’t visit, we wind up smack dab in the middle of some kind of festival or parade!
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The Pig and the Lady (Hawaii 2016) – Vietnamese Fare in Chinatown

Coming from a city like Vancouver, that has a very vibrant Asian community, we’ve never been impressed by the Chinatown districts of other cities. Sure, the Vancouver Chinatown has declined as well over the years, but it still seems larger and more impressive than other cities like Honolulu, which is about approximately 4 square blocks (depending on how you define the area).
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Pho Factory (Waikiki 2015) – Chicken Banh Mi

I mentioned on my post for Curry Cafe that you can find some really good eats in the food courts in Hawaii. Pho Factory is another food stall located on the 2nd floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center.
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Ha Cafe – Hidden Vietamese

Ha Cafe is an easy-to-miss Vietnamese restaurant located in Old Orchard Shopping Centre in Burnaby next to the Shoppers Drug Mart.
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Boston Pizza (Fleetwood) – Dr. Pepper Float and Bánh Mì Burger

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Dr. Pepper – from what I remember, I used to like it but for some reason, I stopped drinking it.  Over the years, memories of its’ distinctive cherry-medicine flavour still rush to mind whenever I see it being served. Read the rest of this entry