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Piggy Smalls (Hawaii 2017): Laotian Fried Chicken and Long Toast

Back in 2016, we found a fun restaurant in Chinatown called The Pig and the Lady which served up some seriously tasty Vietnamese dishes. So when we were planning our trip this year, we wanted to stop by their newest sister restaurant called Piggy Smalls.
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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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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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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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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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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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Linh Café – Brunch

Linh Café is a cute little French/Vietnamese bistro in Kits that occupies the former Café Régalade location. In fact, the current owner, Tai Nguyen, previously worked at both La Régalade (in West Van) and Café Régalade previously – two restaurants that I’ve always been fond of. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Tai also worked at Mistral French Bistro since that was one of our fav French bistros before it closed down.
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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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