UPDATED! — Vietnamese Cuisine – Lam Hoa Quan

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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.

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Service:

  • excellent
  • attentive
  • friendly

Interior:

  • Clean
  • Asian Decor
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Bun Bo Hue

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
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Pho Dac Biet

 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.
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Pho Tai Bo Ga

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.
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Free Range Chicken

Free Range Chicken

  • Can also be ordered on the side.
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Cha Gio – Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Cha Gio – Vietnamese Spring Rolls

  • Delicious
  • Awesome deal! Comes with Rice Vermicelli, shredded lettuce and fish dipping sauce

Overall Thoughts:

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?

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