If your looking for authentic traditional pho, check out Lam Hoa Quan located on Victoria between 34th and 35th. It is one of my favourite pho restaurants. I was told by the server that the style was from North Vietnam whereas most Pho in the city is from South Vietnam.
- Asian Decor
Bun Bo Hue
- Strong lemongrass flavors
- Strong herbal flavour
- It was not too sweet
- Verdict: I like it, but I prefer Cafe Xu Hue for Bun Bo Hue
Pho Dac Biet
- Soup was clear, flavourful and tasty
- It did not taste like it was heavy in MSG
- I liked the ginger on top, it added a ginger-y taste to the broth
- The rare meat is not the standard kind you get at other Vietnamese restaurants. The meat appears to be hand cut with a knife. I imagine this is how they would serve it at home.
Pho Tai Bo Ga
- Mix of chicken and beef pho. It is the house special rare beef with free-range chicken noodle soup.
- We get a side dish of salt and pepper when we order this. I usually add lime juice and a bit of red chili’s to this, and dip my chicken into it. It so delicious! This is actually called Muối Tiêu Chanh: salt, pepper and lemon/lime juice. It is a great pairing with many simple dishes. It really lifts and brightens the flavor.
Free Range Chicken
- Can also be ordered on the side.
Cha Gio – Vietnamese Spring Rolls
- Awesome deal! Comes with Rice Vermicelli, shredded lettuce and fish dipping sauce
I liked the extra condiments they provide for the meal such as the thinly sliced shallots and chopped red chili.
My favourite place for Pho. I prefer my Bun Bo Hue elsewhere. Have you heard of the horse meat rumours? Apparently there’s a rumour they serve horse meat here. I haven’t seen it on the menu. Can anyone confirm this?