A few pictures from some of the lunches I enjoyed this past summer. First, a bowl of ramen from Kamamarui on Royal Oak Ave in Burnaby. Good. Not the flavour punch to the taste buds that I was hoping for. Next up, a lunch platter at Dunn’s Famous downtown Vancouver. The fries at Dunn’s Famous […]
Friday afternoon I got a chill that for whatever reason, settled deep inside me and I just couldn’t shake it. So my solution? A steaming hot bowl of the house special pho for breakfast from the ladies at Pho Holiday in Coquitlam. The house special has rare beef, brisket, fatty brisket, tripe, and beef balls. […]
I have been struggling with a serious shoulder injury over the last six weeks, an injury that has made my appetite virtually disappear. It is totally out of the norm for me but I simply do not have an appetite for food. However, as a result of my loss if appetite I’ve lost quite a […]
Mondays call for a bowl of pho. As well as a small bowl of pho with rare beef, brisket and tendon, today I had a Vietnamese sub sandwich with grilled pork. The sandwich was wonderful. The French style roll, baked in a nearby Vietnamese bakery had the perfect crisp outer crust with the […]
A wonderfully spicy soup today for lunch with squid cooked to the perfect crunch. Add in a few shrimp, some imitation crab and a whack of crisp bean sprouts, and lunch is served. At Pho Holiday today, 1054 Austin Ave in Coquitlam. Open everyday from 11-9pm.
Driving along Austin Ave in the Austin Heights area of Coquitlam the other day, I spotted a new pho joint. Even though it was a warm and sunny day and I had enjoyed a pretty positive day at the day job, I decided to stop in and try Pho Holiday. **I apologize for the poorly […]
Yesterday I was sent out to Maple Ridge for a late afternoon meeting and not knowing just how long it would take me to get out into the far reaches of Maple Ridge, I left earlier than I needed and not surprisingly, I arrived very early. So what else to do than sample a pho […]
Rather than write about and describe restaurants as “must try” places, I realized that it is more accurate to describe the places as “trusted” places. After all, they are not necessarily places you must-try, they are simply places that I or my friends have tried and found to be places that you too can trust. […]