No, Purple Lotus has nothing to do with Barney or yoga. Instead, it’s a Vietnamese restaurant located in New West along 12th Street. In keeping with their name, however, the interior does have many shades of purple but suffers from looking a bit dated. Read the rest of this entry
Many years ago, a Vina food stall was my first introduction to to Vietnamese-style food. Now, after experiencing real hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurants, I can still appreciate the food from Vina.
On the seventh day of the Lunar New Year, people celebrate Yan Yat… “Everyone’s Birthday”. I suppose in certain cultures, the individual’s birthday was not as important as the New Year’s date so they conventionally added one year to their age on this date.
Le Petit Saigon is only a block and a half away from the PNE so we decided to come here instead of eating lunch at the fair this year (click here to see our post on PNE 2012 Food Fest). We’ve been to Le Petit Saigon before during off-peak hours and enjoyed the food that we had here. This time around, we visited closer to noon and it was packed in this tiny shop and the service clearly suffered. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve probably driven by Pho Maxima a number of times over the years and never noticed it. Located in New Westminster only a couple of blocks away from the Burnaby border, you can often see the Southbound traffic heading down 20th street block the entrance to the little mini plaza that it’s located in. Read the rest of this entry
Truong Thanh is a small hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant on Kingsway – but then, aren’t most Vietnamese restaurants small hole-in-the-wall joints? Read the rest of this entry
We had tried to visit Phnom Penh back in March but found out that they were closed for renovations. Usually, “closed for renos” is Chinese restaurant code word for a pest problem so I was surprised that the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority’s food inspection website said that they were pest free when they inspected the place in the middle of March. Read the rest of this entry