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Pho Hong Vietnamese Restaurant: Average Food But Big Bowls

It seems like Pho Hong Vietnamese Restaurant has existed for years. The exterior isn’t much to look at… it actually reminds me of an old house (complete will bars on the windows).
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Indochine Kitchen + Bar (Fraser St): Beef Luc Lac

Indochine Kitchen + Bar recently opened up a new location on Fraser St. in South Vancouver. For those of you who haven’t tried their original location on Broadway and Ontario St, Indochine is a modern take on the food that made Phnom Penh famous. Instead of the tired decor and the family atmosphere that you’d see at Phnom Penh, however, Indochine has a sleek and stylized decor that seems to target a younger crowd.
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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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Piggy Smalls (Hawaii 2018): Vietnamese Appies in Ward Village

Located in the gentrifying Ward Village area of Kana’ako (sandwiched between Downtown Honolulu to the west and Ala Moana to the east), is Piggy Smalls. This offshoot of The Pig and the Lady in Chinatown serves up riffs on various Vietnamese appies and small plates. We first came across Piggy Smalls in 2017 after visiting nearby Hakubundo for some Japanese pens.
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Cam On (Kitahama): Osaka 2017

After our day trip to Kyoto and a nighttime jaunt around Osaka, we were completely bushed… and famished. That’s when we saw this unassuming Vietnamese restaurant close to our hotel. The interior was actually larger than what you would expect from the exterior.
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Love of Pho: Bun Bo Hue

Do you love pho? Whether you pronounce it “fo”, “fuh”, or something in between, it’s definitely a popular Vietnamese dish in Vancouver. Lately, however, I’ve been focusing more on Bun Bo Hue which is a similar but spicier rice noodle soup.
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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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Indochine Kitchen + Bar: Phnom Penh Alternative

Don’t get me wrong… I love the food at Phnom Penh (that famous Vietnamese/Cambodian restaurant located in Chinatown). But it’s always so busy there that it can take a long time to get a table if you don’t show up early.
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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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