1246 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
After our meal at Green Lemongrass, we went for a short drive and came here for the second part of our dinner. We only had a few items in mind, items that were recommended to us, as well as something we previously saw on their menu.
The Garlic Butter Chicken Wings 炸雞翼 (Canh Ga Chien) were well marinated, fried, then tossed with butter and garlic. The texture wasn't there, as they weren't crisp, but these were decent in taste. If this was crispy, then I'd love it.
We ordered two simple Pork Bone Soup 豬骨湯 (Sup Com), something that helped on a cold night, not much MSG too. If you don't want pho but do want a simple broth to warm you up, ordering a bowl of this wouldn't be a bad idea, only a buck a bowl.
A former food blogger, KimHo (I'm Only Here for the Food) has suggested this dish, not once, not twice, but numerous times. The Vietnamese Crepe 越式薄餅 (Banh Xeo) was a welcome surprise. We never tried something like this before. It's a crepe made with coconut milk, tumeric and rice flour. Apparently, I was told (by both KimHo and Mrs. Little Lee) to take a leaf, wrap some banh xeo, add the herb, then dip in the accompanied sauce before consuming. Knowing me, I skipped all the greens.
The crepe was crisp, with a nice coconut flavor. The filling had sliced pork, shrimp and bean sprouts. We probably would have preferred more pork considering I think there were only three or four small slices. If you're up for it, we'd recommend trying this then try making it at home. It's actually very simple to make. Since this meal, I've made banh xeo at home at least five or six times already.