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Freebird Chicken Shack: Chicken Cracklin’

Freebird Chicken Shack is Angus An’s Asian-style rotisserie chicken offering in New Westminster’s River Market. The sister restaurant of Longtail Kitchen, Freebird recently moved from their cramped store to the more spacious digs of the old Wally’s Burgers location across the way.
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Pho Express Angkor: Revisit in Queensborough Landing

Pho Express Angkor is a Vietnamese/Thai restaurant in Queensborough that I’ve been to before. It’s not often that you find good eats in a outlet mall so I’ve been meaning to revisit this place for quite some time.
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Kim Phung: Nondescript Vietnamese Restaurant

Kim Phung is one of the many nondescript Vietnamese restaurants that dot the Vancouver food scene. Located on the busy Victoria Drive strip of Killarney, it’s quite easy to pass by this shop without noticing it.
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Pho Tan: Old School Vietnamese

Pho Tan is an unassuming, old school Vietnamese joint located on Kingsway in Burnaby. This place has been around for a number of years and the years are definitely taking a toll on the location.
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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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Pho Chung Nam – New West Vietnamese Food

Pho Chung Nam is a Vietnamese restaurant located on 6th Avenue in New Westminster that gets a fairly steady amount of local foot traffic during the lunch hour rush.
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Miss Saigon Vietnamese Bistro – Charming Vietnamese Fare

Miss Saigon is a newish restaurant located on Kingsway across from Metropolis at Metrotown. Since Saigon was the former name of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, it’s no surprise that this restaurant serves up Vietnamese fare.
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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 Express Angkor – Thai Chicken Satay

My first visit to Pho Express Angkor wasn’t planned. Actually, I had wanted to try the Naan Bites in Queensborough Landing but that place was so busy that I had to find an alternate. Pho Express Angkor turned out to be nearby and I was actually quite pleased with my first visit.
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Ha Cafe – Pho and Wings

Ha Cafe is a hidden gem that’s found in the Old Orchard Shopping Centre on Kingsway and Willingdon in Burnaby. With all of the other development going on in the area, I figure it’s only a matter of time before they redevelop this old-school shopping complex.
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Saigon Ivy – Vietnamese Fare in New Westminster

Saigon Ivy is located on bustling 6th Street in New Westminster. Named after the largest city in Vietnam (now officially known as Ho Chi Minh City), this Vietnamese eatery has tall ceilings which helps to make the interior seem more spacious.
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